AMLA Is an Opportunity for Better Financial Regulation

Edoardo Saravalle

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the Anti-Money Laundering Act (“AMLA”), a sweeping reform of the U.S. anti-money laundering legal framework. Now, regulators should strive for an innovative implementation strategy: they should focus on flexibility and adaptability and avoid rigid rules and formalistic tests.

What Comes After the Year of the SPAC? Diligent De-SPACing and Other Considerations

B. Keith Geddings II

The Special Purpose Acquisition Company ("SPAC") is a shell company used to raise money for the purpose of acquiring or merging with another company. They’re modeled after the blank check companies first seen in the 1980s. SPACs were hugely popular in the runup to the great recession before seeing a drop-off in activity, but if recent years are to be taken as indicative, SPACs are enjoying a massive resurgence.

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