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For many years multifamily housing apartment projects could be financed with tax-exempt drawn-down bonds and loans with all of the bonds issued pursuant to a draw-down loan being treated as part of a single issue. The date of...more
The Arizona Court of Appeals decided on July 22, 2014 that a developer cannot compel a public entity to call its performance bonds to complete infrastructure improvements on a construction project that a prior developer...more
“We are in the soup” exclaimed, federal judge Thomas Griesa, referring to Argentina allegedly defaulting on its sovereign bonds. And so we are.
According to bondholders, on July 30 of 2014, Argentina defaulted on its...more
This November, California voters will decide if $7.5 billion will be made available for local water projects. Passed just in time to qualify for the ballot, AB 1471...more
If Passed, Funding Available for Local Water Projects -
How public agencies seek funding for water quality and storage projects will be impacted if voters approve the state water bond measure passed by the Legislature...more
On August 11, Franklin Funds and Oppenheimer Rochester Funds filed a second amended complaint, opposition to motion to dismiss and cross-motion for summary judgment in the litigation they previously filed in the United States...more
In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world. The bonds were...more
The Third District Court of Appeal reversed a Sacramento Superior Court Judge’s ruling that prohibited the High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) from selling bonds under Proposition 1A to construct the High Speed Rail Project...more
Whilst project bonds have for some time been a popular source of financing for projects in the US, they have historically been slow to gain momentum in other parts of the world, including the Middle East....more
The Treasury and the IRS offered two pieces of highly anticipated guidance on July 18 that are particularly relevant to the life insurance industry. ...more
New rules will facilitate privately held companies’ access to bond financing and reassure Spanish investors.
On June 28, 2014, Law 10/2014, on the organization, supervision and solvency of credit institutions (Law...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) recently launched its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the MCDC Initiative). Obligated persons (including issuers and conduit borrowers) and...more
For municipal bond investors and insurers, recent events in Puerto Rico have become a major concern. Puerto Rico has tried to address its mounting debt crisis by enacting legislation that would create, in effect, a...more
Stock Market Commentary -
Global equity markets gained higher ground in the second quarter with volatility falling to levels not seen since 2007. The S&P 500 delivered a 5.2% return for the quarter and has now...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - Second leg of California bullet-train line approved: SFGate.com - Jun 27:
On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval for work to begin on the second leg...more
New SAFE cross-border security rules will ease restrictions on offshore bond offerings and other offshore financings by Chinese companies.
On May 19, 2014, China’s State Administration of Foreign...more
In data 24 giugno 2014, è stato pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 144, il decreto legge 24 giugno 2014 n. 91 (il "Decreto Crescita") che introduce:
(i) misure a favore delle emissioni di obbligazioni...more
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Rico’s Governor Padilla signed into effect Puerto Rico’s new bankruptcy law for certain revenue bond issuers. Within 24 hours of the statute’s enactment, two mutual fund complexes owning...more
The U.S. equity and debt markets experienced a strong first half of the year. In the first quarter, the U.S. IPO market was the busiest since 2000, more than doubling the number of IPOs from the same period last year. ...more
With Independence Day right around the corner and with several bond financings benefitting homeless veterans recently in the news (see Proposition 41 Bond Measure and Apartments for Homeless Veterans), it seemed fitting to...more
Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla today introduced debt restructuring legislation which, upon enactment, would provide a judicial debt relief process in Puerto Rico’s courts for certain public corporations,...more
Should federal regulators impose exit fees on bond funds? Officials at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve may think so....more
Although Illinois courts are courts of general jurisdiction presumed to have subject matter jurisdiction, this presumption doesn’t apply to workers’ compensation proceedings. Pursuant to Section 19(f)(2) of the Workers’...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Chicago charter school operator with defrauding investors in a $37.5 million bond offering by failing to disclose transactions that presented conflicts of...more
Over the Memorial Day weekend, while many around the country were enjoying beautiful weather, the lawyers for the city of Detroit were busy filing a lengthy defense to their proposed restructuring plan, which is slated to be...more
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