Cross-Border Update on Investing and Doing Business in the United States
Cross-Border Regulation of Swaps Update from ISDA's Robert Pickel (Part 1)
Barbara Knoflach, CEO of SEB Asset Management, on the rise of cross-border real estate investment
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Global Dealmaking in 2013: Why the Best Strategies will Dominate
Welcome to our redesigned Tax Newsletter.
You will notice we have streamlined the publication and will now publish bi-monthly instead of quarterly. For major developments that may be highly...more
Sheppard Mullin client, Otay Tijuana Venture, announced this week that a cross-border pedestrian bridge linking San Diego with Tijuana’s A.L. Rodríguez International airport will be set to open next year. The project, which...more
Recently, regulators have made inquiries about the lawfulness of U.S. brokerage firms soliciting foreign clients. The regulators want to know under what exemptions or rules U.S. firms can do business overseas. This is a new...more
Note: This version includes an additional section on cross-border considerations.
Significant amendments to the CFTC’s large trader reporting program will apply as of August 15, 2014.
The U.S. Commodity...more
On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) re-started its rulemaking for security-based swaps (SBS) under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act")...more
After years of anticipation, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in July 2013 issued more than 300 pages of “guidance” ostensibly to assist market participants in understanding the breadth of the extraterritorial...more
A D.C. Circuit decision (In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.) has confirmed privilege over employee statements during in-house investigations. Can the world take comfort? This article examines privilege in the context of...more
Recently, the SEC issued final rules addressing, among other things, the applicability of the security-based swap dealer (“SBSD”) and major security-based swap participant (“MSBSP”) definitions to cross-border security-based...more
The European Union has introduced a new procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery, which aims to preserve funds and recover bad debt....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
On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) unanimously adopted final rules regarding the application of “Security-Based Swap Dealer” and “Major Security-based Swap Participant”...more
The SEC adopted final rules addressing when market participants engaging in cross-border transactions must register as security-based swap dealers or major security-based swap participants, as applicable. Additionally, the...more
Traditionally, a cross-border “migration” of a company from one European Union (EU) Member State to another EU Member State, while technically possible, has been cumbersome and costly. Such a migration would involve either a...more
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued new rules and guidance regarding cross-border security-based swap activities for market participants. The SEC issued the new rules as part...more
One of the most powerful tools in cross-border tax planning is the ability to make a “check-the-box” election. Pursuant to the entity classification regulations under Internal Revenue Code §7701 (the “check-the-box...more
On June 25, the SEC adopted the first of a series of rules and guidance on cross-border security-based swap activities for market participants. The rules and guidance explain when a cross-border transaction must be counted...more
On June 25, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted the first in a series of final rules and interpretive guidance related to U.S. regulation of cross-border security-based swap activities....more
Every year, thousands of foreign court judgments are brought to U.S. federal and state courts for recognition and enforcement, raising thorny issues for both U.S. and foreign lawyers seeking to obtain, or oppose, recognition....more
Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is a relatively recent addition to the American bankruptcy statute and it incorporates the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Cross-Border...more
NEW FOR SUPPLIERS OF DIGITAL CONTENT AND INTANGIBLES: DLA PIPER’S GLOBAL VAT GUIDE -
Starting January 1, 2015, EU VAT rules for suppliers of digital content, telecommunications and broadcasting services are changing....more
It is not surprising that the amount of Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings is growing in the global economy. Chapter 15 was added to the Bankruptcy Code by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. It is...more
Authorities in the U.S. continue to crack down on foreign financial institutions that have allegedly aided U.S. taxpayers in evading their tax obligations. On May 19, 2014, Credit Suisse AG pled guilty to conspiracy to aid...more
Welcome to DLA Piper’s Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content.
As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is...more
On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules and guidance that will establish how security-based (SB) swap requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
House To Vote On CFTC Reauthorization Bill -
This week, the House is expected to debate and vote on the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through September...more
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