Client Alert

| April 12, 2012

SEC Issues Report on Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Securities Laws

In June 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. that the main anti-fraud provision in the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 applies only to transactions in securities listed on U.S. exchanges and to domestic transactions in other securities. Shortly after that decision, Congress directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to study and report back on whether the Exchange Act’s anti-fraud provisions should allow private actions based on securities transactions that have a foreseeable substantial effect within the United States or that involve significant conduct in the United States, even if the transactions themselves do not involve U.S.-listed securities and are not domestic transactions.

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