Why you should attend
Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards which affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting activities taking place around the world. This program will keep securities lawyers up-to-date on domestic and international regulatory and market developments, bringing together an engaging group of expert practitioners and senior regulators for an in-depth look at how the U.S. securities laws work in the context of a rapidly evolving global regulatory environment.
What you will learn
Some of the areas this year’s program will cover are:
- The latest developments with global regulatory efforts
- Efforts to promote capital formation through private and public offerings
- Evolving accounting, disclosure and governance standards for issuers
- Current developments with private and public offering practices
- Global regulation of alternative investment vehicles
- Significant changes in global derivatives product regulation
- Securities enforcement in an increasingly global regulatory environment
Who should attend
This program is aimed at the lawyer with practices involving securities regulation and capital markets. It will be valuable to lawyers in law firms, financial institutions or multinational companies. The material is advanced, so it is suitable for an experienced practitioner who needs to keep current with developments in international securities regulation.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:15 Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2014
- The state of capital markets in a global environment
- Role of the G20 and FSB in financial regulation
- The SEC’s international regulatory agenda
Eric J. Pan
10:15 Hot Topics in Capital Markets
- Disclosure developments
- The latest developments with Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings
- The impact of the JOBS Act
- Global offering techniques
Marty Dunn, Z. Julie Gao, Nicholas Grabar, Daniel K. Winterfeldt
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 IFRS and Other Accounting Matters
- Prospects for the use of IFRS by U.S. issuers
- The SEC’s work plan for IFRS
- Practical advice for foreign private issuers using IFRS
- The regulatory and institutional framework of IFRS
Wayne E. Carnell, Mary B. Tokar
12:30 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Corporate Governance
- Investor responses to governance concerns
- Regulatory measures to strengthen corporate governance
- A global perspective on governance reforms
Joseph Babits, Eric Blanchard, Carol Phethean
2:45 Alternative Investment Vehicles and Derivatives Regulation
- Private equity and hedge fund regulation
- Investment Company Act and broker-dealer issues in global practice
- EU and SEC approaches to alternative investment funds
- Developments with global derivatives regulation
Matthew A. Chambers, Susan C. Ervin, Barbara A. Stettner
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Enforcement Developments
- Liability risk in global offerings
- International convergence and enforcement
- Global FCPA practices
Michael D. Mann, Joan E. McKown, Linda Chatman Thomsen
5:00 Program Adjourns
Paul M. Dudek
~ Chief, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
~ Director, Office of International Banking and Securities Markets, U.S Department of the Treasury
Z Julie Gao
~ Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
~ Associate Director for Regulatory Policy & Comparative Law and Regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Mary B. Tokar
~ Board Member, International Accounting Standards Board
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.
The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. You can also book online at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=26750&Chain=10179&promo=PRLW.
Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. You can also book online at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=11533&Chain=5303&promo=PLAW.
Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.
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