Financial Regulatory Forum

New U.S. court rulings may add to costs, risks of finance industry regulatory enforcement

June 26, 2012

By Stuart Gittleman

NEW YORK, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – Two court rulings last week may raise the enforcement burden for the financial services industry and its regulators.

Global Disclosures: Litigation Risk

April 30, 2010

For most U.S. trained attorneys, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that even the mere possibility of litigation should be disclosed somewhere in a company’s annual report, writes Jesse R. Morton of Thomson Reuters Westlaw Business Currents. (Click here for further information.) But for attorneys preparing an annual report for a foreign filer from a less litigious country – basically every other country – take note this 20F/40F season: companies are erring on the side of conservatism when it comes to litigation risk. (more…)

US, UK companies see lawsuits rising in 2010, survey finds

October 19, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 (Reuters) – U.S. and U.K. companies saw a rise in legal disputes this year and expect more litigation in 2010, spurred by tighter regulation, whistleblowers and bankruptcies, a survey of corporate counsel showed.