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Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
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Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Since the new taxation reform was passed earlier this year, a number of wealthy owners have moved out of France and put up their properties for sale. This resulted in an exceptional price fall of up to 15% for properties over...more
International buyers invested $82.5 billion in U.S. residential real estate (4.8% of total U.S. sales) according to the most recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors for the 12 month period ending with...more
Disclosure: Joseph A. DiRuzzo, III of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph was part of the trial team that represented the taxpayers in the June 2010 bench trial in the District Court of the Virgin Islands....more
In This Issue:
- Part A – Regulation of Financial Markets
- Part B – Regulation of Investment Management
- Part C – Regulation of Investment Funds
- Appendix: Regulatory Calendar – Key Milestones
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
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
It has long been popular for high net-worth people who are not domiciled in the United Kingdom (“non-doms”) to form an offshore company, often in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), for the purposes of holding property in the...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
Nonresidents of the U.S. are required to have a taxpayer identification number for most U.S. tax reporting purposes, including FIRPTA reporting on sales of U.S. real property interests. Since such persons do not have social...more
The UK Government Budget announced on 21 March 2012 (the Budget) made substantial changes to the structure of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in the United Kingdom with immediate effect....more
Every time I’m presented with a contract, I’m quickly transported to a small room in which Willy Wonka, played by Gene Wilder, is vehemently scolding the good natured Charlie Bucket and the poor, protective Grandpa Joe:
Overview of Fideicomisos
If you own a home or a vacation home in Mexico, chances are that your property is held in a fideicomiso. A fideicomiso is a contractual arrangement that is arguably something in between a trust...more
Due to the “financial crisis” in U. S. real estate and the relative strength of the Canadian dollar in the past couple of years, an increasing number of Canadians are purchasing a second home or vacation property in the U.S....more
Every time I’m presented with a contract, I’m quickly transported to a small room in which Willy Wonka, played by Gene Wilder, is vehemently scolding the good natured Charlie Bucket and the poor, protective Grandpa...more
The budget includes a number of business-friendly measures, but also targets perceived tax avoidance.
The 2012 UK budget announced 21 March by the UK Chancellor contains a number of tax measures widely regarded as being...more
Con la circolare del 15 febbraio 2012, n. 2/E, l'Agenzia delle Entrate fa il punto sulla disciplina ributaria dei fondi immobiliari chiusi a seguito dell'art. 32, d.l. 31 maggio 2010, n. 78 convertito, con modificazioni,...more
In This Issue:
Czech Republic — Investing in the Czech Republic; France — Inbound Investments Made by Non-Resident Investors; Germany — European Court of Justice: German WHT on Dividends Paid to EU/EEA Minority;...more
U.S. residents, and other nonresidents of Mexico, are restricted from owning certain real estate in Mexico. The Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from purchasing or owning real estate within 60 miles of an...more
This fictional example is drawn from our guide Buying U.S. Real Estate When Your Child Studies in America.
Hiro Sasaki, 19, will be a freshman at Stanford this fall (Class of 2015). Hiro’s parents, Emiko and Dai Sasaki...more
Presenting our newest guide on international estate planning
We've just posted a new international estate planning guide, Buying U.S. Real Estate When Your Child Studies in America. (Note: If you get value from it, would...more
An Introduction to the Global Start-Up By: Jeanne Goulet, CPA
---A Worldwide Endeavor---Today, thanks to the Internet’s global reach, entrepreneurs have the ability to tap networks and establish Start-Up operations all...more
In this article:
*78 Centrally administered State-owned enterprises ordered to withdraw from real estate development
*The Ministry of Land and Resources temporarily halts sales of land for residential purposes
In this Issue:
*Impact of the New Enterprise Income Tax Law on Foreign Investment in China Jade & Fountain, Shanghai by Mr. Scott Guan & Mr. Steven Huang
*Costa Rica Approves Corporate Governance Regulations Cordero &...more
In this Issue:
2 New Section 108(i) Guidance – An Executive Summary
3 IRS Lends Public-Private Investment Program a Helping Hand
4 Permissive Guidance on...more
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