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A first-time flyers introduction to structured finance for aircraft, ships and trains

by Dentons on

In the US, borrowers often tap the capital markets when fund raising. In Europe this is less common due to the current availability of cheap bank funding on this side of the Atlantic. However, this state of affairs could...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 22, United Airlines SEC enforcement action

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Matt Kelly and I take deep dive into the United Airlines SEC enforcement action for violation of internal controls around its reinstitution of a route from Newark to South Carolina at the insistence of the...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 32-the not so friendly skies edition

by Thomas Fox on

Show Notes for Episode 32, week ending December 9: 1. United Airlines SEC enforcement action for domestic; the Chairman’s Flight and the US Corrupt Practices Act. 2. Monetary Authority of Singapore seeks to suspend former...more

Red Notice Newsletter - August 2016

LATAM Airlines Agrees to Pay $22 Million to Settle FCPA Cases - Last month, LATAM Airlines (“LATAM”), based in Santiago, Chile, agreed to pay $22 million to settle parallel civil and criminal proceedings involving...more

Significant Liberalization of Foreign Investment Rules in India

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 20, 2016, the Indian government, in an effort to open up the Indian economy and bring in much-needed foreign capital, announced a radical liberalization of the foreign direct investment (FDI) rules by liberalizing...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March 2016 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update - We love this annual guide to the startup scene in Boston, authored by a seed VC and featuring...more

Momentum, funding and one voice

by DLA Piper on

These are the requirements for the Northern Powerhouse if it is to achieve the so-called "economic dynamism not seen in Britain since the Industrial Revolution."...more

Business Opportunities in Iran for US Automotive Manufacturers through non-US Subsidiaries

by Miller Canfield on

Implementation Day for the Iranian JCPOA - January 16, 2016 marked Implementation Day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the US Secretary of State confirmed that the International Atomic Energy Agency...more

US and EU Iran Sanctions Relief: What Non-US Persons Need to Know

by Morgan Lewis on

Even in light of EU and US relaxation of sanctions against Iran after Implementation Day, non-US Persons should evaluate any proposed dealings with Iran to make sure such activities do not violate any new or continuing...more

Auto Industry Record Breaking Sales Close Out 2015

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The automotive industry ended 2015 with a bang, breaking the record with nearly 17.5 million sales of cars and light trucks. This tops the previous record of 17.35 million cars in 2000. In all, American consumers spent $570...more

Put Your Money Where Your Lidar Is

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In November, CB Insights hosted a webinar entitled The Rise of Auto Tech: What’s Coming, Who’s Doing it, And Who Will Be Affected.” The webinar covered a number of topics related to auto tech, including funding trends and...more

Aircraft finance – key features of the UK's Cape Town ratification

by Dentons on

On 1 November 2015, the 2001 Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (together Cape Town) became part of UK domestic law. This note brutally summarises certain key aspects of that ratification. For brevity's sake, it...more

Public-Private Partnerships and Pay-to-Play in New Jersey: “P3s and P2P in the Garden State”

by Genova Burns LLC on

Public-Private Partnerships (commonly known as “P3s”) are very popular across the country, including the recently announced renovations at LaGuardia Airport as one example. P3s are also gaining significant attention here in...more

Report Finds Ontario P3s Exceed Industry Standards for On-Budget and On-Time Performance

by Nossaman LLP on

This is the first of two posts about the recent Infrastructure Ontario 2015 Track Record Report. As the public-private partnership (P3) market in the United States continues to grow, U.S. agencies that are considering...more

OFAC and BIS Announce Further Easing of Cuba Sanctions

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective September 21, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The number of days until the U.S. House of Representatives returns from August recess. The Senate is in this week to tackle procedural motions for legislation related to cybersecurity and Planned Parenthood. The Senate is...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 15. The number of minutes it should take most Americans to do their taxes, according to potential GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last night. ...more

New Rules on MLPs & Qualifying Income: What Oil Services and Exploration Companies Need to Know

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations defining qualifying income for Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”). MLPs are publicly traded partnerships that are taxed as a...more

Public-Private Partnership Bill Passes Georgia Senate to Pave Way for Widespread P3 in Georgia

Georgia may soon join the growing ranks of states with broad enabling legislation for all forms of public-private partnerships (or P3). Senate Bill 255 (2013) passed the Georgia State Senate on Monday, February 24, 2014, by a...more

Dumb Things Retirement Plan Sponsors Should Avoid Doing

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Whoever said that there is no such thing as a dumb question obviously wasn’t in attendance at my Global History class in high school when someone asked whether it was true that if you take a picture of an Amish person, the...more

East End Crossing Wins Bond Buyer Deal of the Year

by Nossaman LLP on

Recognizing the innovative P3 approach to project delivery and financial structure for a major US infrastructure project, the Bond Buyer awarded the Indiana Finance Authority's private activity bonds for the East End Crossing...more

Trends In Social Infrastructure

by Snell & Wilmer on

FEDERAL, state and local budgets are in disarray in the United States. Funding at all levels is challenged, if not essentially unavailable, further exacerbated with political polarization in full swing. At the same time, in...more

Congressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships Launched

by Nossaman LLP on

Before departing Washington, DC for the traditional August Congressional recess, Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) announced that they are forming the Congressional Caucus on Public-Private...more

It's All About Timing: PPP Payments

by Nossaman LLP on

During the afterglow of the closings for the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road projects, transportation officials across the country viewed public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a panacea for the challenges caused by...more

Virginia Releases Draft P3 Pipeline for 2013 for Industry Comment

by Nossaman LLP on

After achieving several P3 project milestones and awards in 2012, Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia released a draft document entitled “2013...more

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