Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses SEC’s Proposed Rule on Security-Based Swap Notes

17 October 2014
The CLS Blue Sky Blog: Columbia Law School’s Blog On Corporations And The Capital Markets
On September 8, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) providing that certain communications involving quotes of security-based swaps will not be deemed to constitute offers of such security-based swaps or of any guarantees of such security-based swaps that are securities for purposes of the registration requirements applicable to offers or sales of securities under section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), if the security-based swaps may be purchased only by eligible contract participants (“ECPs”) and are traded on or processed through a trading system or platform that either is a registered national securities exchange or on a security-based swap execution facility (a “SBSEF”) or is exempt from registration as a SBSEF.