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Division of Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission Announces its 2024 Examination Priorities

IM Report Division of Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission Announces its 2024 Examination Priorities Geoffrey Perusse · November 17, 2023

The Division of Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission has recently announced its 2024 Examination Priorities. These include: Focus on compliance with Adviser’s fiduciary duty standard and the management of conflicts.  The Staff noted that it will be examining for advisers’ adherence to their duty of care and duty of loyalty obligations to clients. …

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OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company

IM Report OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Debbie A. Klis · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Marc Kaufman · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Craig Tanner · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Steven P. Eichel · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Robert (Bob) Cocchia · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Thomas M. White · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company Victoria Yang · OneMedNet Completes Business Combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. to Become a Publicly Traded Company John Isaza, Esq., FAI · November 8, 2023

OneMedNet Corporation, the leading curator of regulatory-grade Imaging Real World Data announced yesterday that it has completed its previously announced business combination with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. The business combination was approved at a special meeting of Data Knights’ stockholders and the combined company now operates as OneMedNet Corporation (“OneMedNet”). Beginning today,  OneMedNet’s shares of…

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New SEC Rules Change Private Fund Regulation

IM Report New SEC Rules Change Private Fund Regulation Debbie A. Klis · New SEC Rules Change Private Fund Regulation Nicole Kalajian · New SEC Rules Change Private Fund Regulation Robin Powers · September 19, 2023

Authored by Debbie Klis with contributions from Nicole Kalajian and Robin Powers. On August 23, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued new final rules that impose significant new requirements on private fund advisers (the “Rules”). [1] The Rules impose limits on awarding preferential rights to certain investors, as well as mandating new disclosure,…

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OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp.

IM Report OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Debra Vernon · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Robert (Bob) Cocchia · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Thomas M. White · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Craig Tanner · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Marc Kaufman · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Debbie A. Klis · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Steven P. Eichel · OneMedNet Announces de-SPAC Transaction with estimated value of $317 million with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. Victoria Yang · April 26, 2022

We congratulate our client, OneMedNet Corporation, on the announcement of their de-SPAC transaction with Data Knights Acquisition Corp. The transaction will result in a newly combined company named OneMedNet. Upon closing, OneMedNet will continue to be led by its CEO, Mr. Paul Casey, a 40-year public company veteran with a proven track record driving value…

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EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act Set to Reauthorize EB-5 Regional Center Program Through September 30, 2027

IM Report EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act Set to Reauthorize EB-5 Regional Center Program Through September 30, 2027 Debbie A. Klis · EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act Set to Reauthorize EB-5 Regional Center Program Through September 30, 2027 Sonia Oliveri · March 11, 2022

After more than eight months of a lapsed EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”), Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) have agreed on an EB-5 reform bill (the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act” or “Act”) that will re-start the Program, as part of the $1.5 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, the omnibus…

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SEC is Weighing 50+ New Rules which Affect SPACs, ESG Matters, Private Companies and Private Funds … Some Could Arrive by this Spring

IM Report SEC is Weighing 50+ New Rules which Affect SPACs, ESG Matters, Private Companies and Private Funds … Some Could Arrive by this Spring Debbie A. Klis · February 14, 2022

The financial news since the start of 2022 has contained numerous articles concerning the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) more than 50 proposed rules that Chairman Gary Gensler is considering, representing one of the largest regulatory initiatives by the SEC in decades.  Particularly of note, Gensler emphasized his desire for greater competition and efficiency in…

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Sustainability also plays a role in restructuring

IM Report Sustainability also plays a role in restructuring Bernd Geier · Sustainability also plays a role in restructuring Oliver Otto · February 11, 2022

Published by Börsen-Zeitung, Magazine for Financial Markets (Edition 20, January 29, 2022) The regulations of the EU Green Deal are gradually phasing in since March of last year. Issuers are required to report on the sustainability of their business activities. Financial intermediaries need to inform their clients about the sustainability of financial products. Thus, incentives…

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SEC Exam Risk Alert on Private Fund Advisers

IM Report SEC Exam Risk Alert on Private Fund Advisers Geoffrey Perusse · February 3, 2022

On January 27, 2021 the Division of Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission published their second risk alert focused on Private Fund Advisor deficiencies commonly noted in connection with their examinations. These include: Conduct Inconsistent with Disclosures Failure to obtain informed consent from Limited Partner Advisory Committees, Advisory Boards or Advisory Committees (collectively “LPACs”)…

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Climate-responsible finance and the European Union’s taxonomy

IM Report Climate-responsible finance and the European Union’s taxonomy Olivia Lê Horovitz · November 22, 2021

Enacted on July 12, 2020, the EU Regulation 2020/852, known as the Taxonomy Regulation, attempts to redirect capital flow and investments towards more “sustainable” activities, while requiring more transparency from certain companies. It is applicable to the following companies, with more than 500 employees over the financial year and a balance sheet of more than…

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SEC Chairman Gensler Reveals Main Components of his Agenda: 10b5 Plans, SPACs and DEPS

IM Report SEC Chairman Gensler Reveals Main Components of his Agenda:  10b5 Plans, SPACs and DEPS Debbie A. Klis · September 14, 2021

On September 9, 2021, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler revealed the main components of his agenda in a speech before the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, which included: 1. Behavioral Design of Online Trading Platforms and use of DEPs Chairman Gensler discussed the “proliferation” of online trading and management apps and robo-advisers, called digital engagement practices (DEPs).…

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