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Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
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Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
There’s a lot of talk these days about the growth of a shadow banking market. Shadow is right! The growth of the commercial lending market outside of the universe of insured depository institutions and life insurance...more
In a move that represents a first in Hong Kong, one of the territory's largest listed property developers, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an agreement with the Securities and...more
Do you really know who you are doing business with in your supply chain? How much due diligence is enough? Should you update your due diligence on a regular basis? How about on a continuous basis? What ethical considerations...more
The Florida real estate market remains a prime target for Canadian investment, with a particular focus on South and South West Florida. These Canadian purchasers are being credited with playing a role in the rebound of the...more
To insulate the ultimate individual owners from U.S. estate taxes, nonresident aliens often hold U.S. real property in a U.S. corporation, which corporation is owned by a foreign corporation. The foreign corporation is owned...more
Obtaining a residence permit is usually a must for foreign investors and a painful one for many, with lots of visits to Consulates and Immigration authorities involved. However, the Portuguese Administration has put in place...more
Currency devaluations in other nations are a big factor, but not the only factor, in growing international interest in South Florida real estate development. Consider these recent monetary events...more
As we look back on a busy fourth quarter 2012 that saw a flurry of deal closings in the final weeks of the year for core and value-added commercial properties in the US, an active transaction pipeline is already ramping up...more
I recently heard that Dubai has planned to build a replica of the Taj Mahal, which will be four times the size of the original and is expected to be completed in two years. The Taj Arabia complex featuring the replica of the...more
Prices in the Spanish real estate market have been cut down by around 30% in the last 5 years, which means a wealth of opportunities for real estate funds, savvy individual investors and anything in between. But there are...more
On January 24, 2013, the United States and Japan signed a proposed protocol to amend the existing tax treaty between the two countries, which was entered into in 2003. The amendments, which will take effect when ratified by...more
This alert is intended to give an overview of the current real estate transfer tax rates and planned increases thereof in the various federal states of Germany. The information has been assembled with great care. However, no...more
There isn't far to look when investigating reasons why real estate investors all over the world are looking at buying property here in Florida. Some foreign investors, as we pointed out on Tuesday, are doing this via the web,...more
Entering into the New Year, Florida real estate analysts and professionals involved in land development and real estate investment are looking at the South Florida commercial real estate market and wondering how it will fare...more
This week, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) released its yearly review of international investment trends: for several years now, AFIRE has compiled a year-end survey of foreign investors to learn...more
Highlighting developments and issues in the real estate industry - Winter 2012.
In this issue:
- Not Waving But Drowning
- Client/Sector Focus - Our Residential Investment Practice
- Case Summaries
In the past few posts, we've delved into international investment in the Florida economy, particularly the Florida real estate markets as China looks primed to become a major investment source for Florida (especially Miami)...more
The growing popularity of EB-5 Visas with foreign investors is exciting to see for those of us watching the Florida economy, particularly Miami. Our past couple of posts have discussed aspects of this new "buy a home, get a...more
The EB-5 Visa is important to Florida real estate development (as well as the Florida economy overall) because it is a great incentive for foreign investors to choose Florida - particularly places like Miami, South Florida,...more
Demand for condo sales and rentals slated to exceed supply
We have been tracking condo sales and rental activity in downtown Miami since the market bottomed out three years ago, and what we are seeing is a clear trend...more
For over 20 years, The Beacon Council has been working for the economic prosperity of the Miami area and it's just released its annual report for how the Miami-Dade County economy looks now, and into the future. It looks...more
Every quarter, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association release their report on United States venture capital investments in what is known as the "MoneyTree report."...more
The combination of a weak U.S. dollar and low interest rates has resulted in more foreign investment in U.S., and South Florida, commercial real estate. But one of the primary obstacles facing foreign persons who invest in...more
In an October 15, 2012 memorandum from the Inspector General for the Department of the Treasury's Tax Administration Department, J. Russell George, to Secretary of the Treasury Geithner several issues of "... top management...more
Here in Florida, real estate buyers and investors have opportunities to read all sorts of information about Florida real estate and why buying real estate in Florida, particularly commercial real estate, is a very good deal...more
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