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  • Digital Coin Offerings: Recent SEC Guidance and Tax Considerations
    Digital Coin Offerings: Recent SEC Guidance and Tax Considerations Morrison & Foerster's Joshua Klayman, Jay Baris, Alfredo Silva, Daniel Kahan and Shiukay Hung Recorded: Oct 31 2017 90 mins
    Token sales, also known as ICOs, represent a new capital-raising method that is being explored by a variety of companies in the market. In the past few months, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided guidance concerning token sales. Although the SEC did not declare that all digital tokens constitute securities, it cautioned that certain tokens may be securities and that existing securities frameworks apply to token sales, notwithstanding that digital tokens may be distributed via distributed ledger technology.

    In addition, the IRS has published guidance relating to tokens that are “convertible virtual currencies” and has indicated that such tokens generally are treated as property for US federal income tax purposes.
    Token sales, and the legal and regulatory landscapes in the US and around the world with respect to digital tokens, continue to evolve.

    This webinar will explore the current legal, regulatory and tax landscape relating to token offerings and will consider the following:

    •What are digital tokens and how are they typically used and sold?
    •What guidance has the SEC provided regarding token sales, and what is the significance of that guidance?
    •What guidance has the IRS provided regarding tokens and what tax considerations are relevant to tokens and token sales?
    •What are some of the other legal matters that token issuers and their counsel should be aware of when contemplating launching token sales?
  • Latest developments in the global private placement market
    Latest developments in the global private placement market Scott Ashton and Brian Bates, Morrison & Foerster; Tarun Sakhrani, Barclays; Tom Young, IFLR Recorded: Sep 25 2017 86 mins
    The cross-border private placement market has continued to grow, providing issuers with an opportunity to raise capital from US and European financial institutions. This market, which has seen incredibly robust activity this past year, has continued to attract issuers across a myriad of industries and from multiple worldwide jurisdictions. These issuers seek to, among other things, diversify their funding sources or supplement their bank lending, lengthen their existing debt profile, refinance acquisition debt or finance certain single-asset projects. In this webinar, speakers will discuss:

    •The global private placement market and recent trends;
    •Market participants;
    •Documentation requirements for traditional and structured transactions;
    •Financial covenants, MFLs and model form provisions;
    •New issuers using the market (social housing trusts, universities, investment trusts, etc);
    •Marketing process with Agented and direct Private Placements; and
    •Ratings and the NAIC.
  • Regulatory Burden Relief: What to Anticipate
    Regulatory Burden Relief: What to Anticipate Anna Pinedo and Oliver Ireland, Morrison & Foerster; Paul H Kupiec, American Enterprise Institute; IFLR Recorded: Jul 25 2017 93 mins
    Join IFLR, Morrison & Foerster and the American Enterprise Institute as presenters share their views and predictions regarding:

    · the Presidential Orders relating to deregulation;
    · the Treasury Department’s initial report regarding the core principles of financial regulation;
    · the Financial CHOICE Act and its principal provisions;
    · the areas of regulatory reform as to which compromise may be possible; and
    · the likely path forward for regulatory reform and what you should expect in 2017.
  • Living with the DOL Fiduciary Rule
    Living with the DOL Fiduciary Rule Paul Borden, Hillel Cohn; Morrison & Foerster; Thomas Grygiel, ACA Compliance Group Recorded: Jun 28 2017 92 mins
    The first phase of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule (Fiduciary Rule) was implemented on June 9 2017. The Fiduciary Rule greatly expands the categories of persons who are deemed fiduciaries when dealing with retail retirement investors. Many investment professionals will now be deemed fiduciaries and need to comply with the new standards.

    Join Morrison & Foerster and the ACA Compliance group for this timely webinar in conjunction with the International Financial Law Review.

    Topics Will Include:

    · An overview of the history of the DOL rule;
    · The substance of the rule;
    · The exemptions;
    · Changes we’re already seeing in how broker dealers interact with clients and organize their offerings;
    · What we can expect in terms of future challenges and changes to the rule;
    · Legal liability and potential litigation.
  • Fintech 2017 models, charters and more
    Fintech 2017 models, charters and more Oliver Ireland, Sean Ruff; Morrison & Foerster; Tom Young, IFLR Recorded: May 25 2017 87 mins
    The webinar will discuss the current state of fintech services in the US, including state licensing requirements, bank partnership arrangements, and the potential for special purpose bank charters at both the state and federal levels.

    The presenters will also discuss the benefits and potential difficulties of these arrangements. Finally, the discussion will touch on fintech enhancements to existing bank services, including distributed ledger technology. Topics will include:

    •An update on the state of fintech services;
    •Lending and payments models;
    •Bank partnerships;
    •State licenses;
    •Bank Charters;
    •True Lender; and
    •Madden.
  • US IPOs:  Market and Legal Developments
    US IPOs: Market and Legal Developments Anna Pinedo, James Tanenbaum; Morrison & Foerster and Kent Nelson, Raymond James Recorded: Apr 26 2017 92 mins
    After the 2016 decline in the number of US initial public offerings (IPOs), commentators questioned whether the trend toward companies deferring listings and remaining private longer would be a new norm.

    Already this year’s IPO market appears to be rebounding. During the session, the presenters will discuss:

    • Whether cross-over (or late stage) private rounds still remain an important milestone on the road to the IPO;
    • US IPO activity (sectors, VC- and PE-backed companies, foreign private issuer activity, syndicate structures);
    • Disclosure and governance trends among IPO issuers;
    • Dual track processes and the legal and business considerations;
    • Multiple share classes; and
    • Other developments.
  • TLAC Implementation in the US and the EU
    TLAC Implementation in the US and the EU Jeremy Jennings-Mares and Oliver Ireland, Morrison & Foerster; Doncho Donchev and Michael Benyaya, Credit Agricole Recorded: Mar 16 2017 93 mins
    The end of 2016 saw the publication of the US Federal Reserve Bank’s final TLAC rules and the European Commission’s legislative proposals for the implementation of TLAC into the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and Capital Requirements Regulation in the EU. We will discuss the details of these rules and proposals and their effect on both future capital raisings by banks and existing stocks of bank debt, including:

    • MREL subordination requirements and the effect of jurisdictional differences;
    • Key cross-Atlantic differences in TLAC;
    • Eligibility of different products, including structured notes;
    • Recent TLAC/MREL issuances; and
    •The resolution process for GSIBs.
  • Confusion or Clarity? Cross-Border Regulation of Derivatives
    Confusion or Clarity? Cross-Border Regulation of Derivatives Peter Green, Jeremy Jennings-Mares, Julian Hammar of Morrison & Foerster; Ali Hosseini, JP Morgan Recorded: Feb 22 2017 91 mins
    We will provide an update on cross-border derivative issues including recent developments in the US and the EU. Among the topics to be considered are:

    An update on the rollout of the margining rules relating to uncleared derivatives in both the US and the EU;

    Ongoing implementation of clearing requirements for OTC derivatives;

    What is the current position in relation to exchange trading of derivatives – in particular, what effect will Mifid II have in the EU?

    Where are we on substituted compliance/equivalence as between the US and the EU?

    Will Brexit and/or the new Trump administration have any effect on the international framework for derivative regulation?
  • Moving away from the C-corporation: understanding Reits, MLPs, PTPs and BDCs
    Moving away from the C-corporation: understanding Reits, MLPs, PTPs and BDCs Thomas Humphreys and Remmelt Reigersman, Morrison & Foerster; Tom Young, IFLR Recorded: Nov 30 2016 89 mins
    Traditionally, most public companies in the US were organised as C-corporations. However, tax developments in recent years have given corporate planners a wide range of new tools to structure a public company. For example, tax pass-through MLP and Reit structures are spreading into new asset classes. Also, traditional double taxed ‘C’ corporations are using tax pass-through entities, including partnerships, to reduce or eliminate entity-level taxes as well as optimise their internal structures with tax ‘disregarded entities’. These new tools lead to a variety of tax choices in deciding how to structure a public company.

    During this briefing, which is intended for a general audience, the speakers will explain the structures, restrictions and pitfalls in this evolving hybrid world of C-corporations mixed with tax pass-throughs. Specifically, they will discuss:

    •Master limited partnerships;
    •Reits and alternative assets that may qualify as ‘real estate’;
    •Business development companies;
    •Consolidated groups of corporations and disregarded entities; and
    •Up-C structures.

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  • IFLR Women in Business Law Group: Communicate with Impact
    IFLR Women in Business Law Group: Communicate with Impact Marianne O’Connor, Associate, CareerSavvyWomen; Lizzie Meager, IFLR Recorded: Nov 11 2016 48 mins
    IFLR Women in Business Law Group members are invited to join a webinar on Communicating with Impact. Topics include:
    •The ‘psychology’ of being heard
    •The ‘double bind’ stereotypes of female communication
    •The essential rules of getting your point across
    •Establishing your presence
    •Influencing others to get the results you want

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