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SEC Investigates Possible Brokerage Activities Linked to Token Listings

Following the recent filing of the SEC’s insider trading complaint against a former manager of Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”), the SEC is now investigating Coinbase.

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Manatt Represents Sayari Labs in Its $40M Series C Equity Capital Raise

Scott Schwartz and Christopher Dayans represented Sayari Labs, Inc., a global leader in financial intelligence and supply chain risk solutions, in its $40 million Series C equity capital raise led by Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm.

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Fintech Year in Review—2020

As we prepare to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, many of us will not have fond memories of the year.

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Delaware Franchise Tax

A franchise tax is an annual tax a business entity is required to pay in a given jurisdiction as a result of being formed or organized, or for doing business, in that jurisdiction.

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Selecting the Appropriate Structure for Your Startup

Founders must contend with many important decisions early in the life of a startup, including selecting the appropriate corporate structure.

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Schrems II Decision: Immediate Considerations for U.S. Businesses

On July 16, 2020, in the much-anticipated so-called Schrems II case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) as an adequate method of transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) to the United States

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An Updated Practical Guide for Small Businesses to Obtain a Paycheck Protection Loan Under CARES Act

On April 2, 2020 and April 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued unusual interim final rules (the Rules) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans under the CARES Act. The Rules will take effect immediately upon publication in the Federal Register.

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FDIC Offers De Novo Guidance for Nontraditional Applicants

In an attempt to help non-banks and fintechs understand the de novo application process, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released new materials, including a supplement to its Deposit Insurance Application Procedures Manual (the Supplement) that describes special considerations and procedures for unique or complex proposals, such as those submitted by nontraditional...

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Manatt Fintech: What to Expect in 2020

Taking a break after eight brisk years of regulatory and litigious turbulence, the world of fintech and marketplace lending in 2019 was notable for being more business as usual, or what some might call a “ho hum” year of upward growth.

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Commercial Co-Ventures/Cause Marketing: A Guide for Healthcare Organizations

Opportunities to sponsor events and partner with other brands can be powerful tools for building awareness, expanding reach, and offering fresh content and experiences that capture new audiences and re-engage existing ones.

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