Regulations issued July 23, 2014 finalize certain treatment of the basis of indebtedness of S corporations to their shareholders. The regulations adopt the June 2012 proposed regulations without substantive change, except for...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury requires U.S. resident issuers (including U.S. resident investment funds) and investment advisers managing foreign investment funds to report foreign residents’ holdings of U.S. securities,...more
US announces “sectoral” sanctions on major banks and energy companies, adds to the Specially Designated Nationals list; European Council considers additional sanctions.
On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of the...more
In my last post I discussed the Meridian Sunrise Village v. NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd. opinion handed down by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in March of this year. The...more
In a Guidance Update published on June 30, 2014 by the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, the staff closed a loophole that allowed business development companies (BDCs) with wholly owned Small Business Investment...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
China's foreign exchange authority has significantly eased restrictions on cross-border security and guarantees, a much-anticipated and game-changing development that opens the door to many previously prohibited or otherwise...more
Three Types of Hybrid Securities Subject to Classification and Reporting Changes -
For some time now, there has been confusion regarding the appropriate trade reporting for certain hybrid securities. Hybrid securities,...more
Once again, those of us in the commercial finance world are reminded of the age-old adage caveat emptor. This time the warning is directed at hedge funds and other investors with a penchant for purchasing distressed debt from...more
Securities lending is a type of transaction in which an entity ("Lender") with a large portfolio of securities (e.g., a pension fund or endowment) lends its securities to a borrower ("Borrower") in exchange for collateral...more
1 What types of debt securities offerings are typical, and how active is the market?
Debt securities are typically offered in the Cypriot market in the form of corporate bonds, and usually take the form of fixed rate...more
While collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) may ultimately have to be divested by “banking entities” subject to the Volcker Rule, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) recently extended the compliance period for...more
Legislative Restrictions on Selling Debt Securities -
What are the main restrictions on offering and selling debt securities in your jurisdiction?
Main restrictions on offering and selling debt securities...more
In data 23 dicembre 2013, è stato pubblicato in G.U. n. 300 il decreto legge n. 145 (il “Decreto n. 145”), in vigore dal 24 dicembre 2013, recante inter alia interventi urgenti di avvio del piano “Destinazione Italia”. L’art....more
On December 18, 2013, the SEC published its proposal to modify Regulation A. The SEC is proposing to expand Regulation A into two tiers: Tier 1, for offerings of up to $5 million; and Tier 2, for offerings of up to $50...more
Public and private entities can access the U.S. capital markets without registering the offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by issuing securities under Rule 144A and/or Regulation S of the U.S....more
On January 2, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (the Service) released Rev. Proc. 2013-3, its annual list of areas in which it no longer will issue private letter rulings or determination letters (the 2013 No-Rule List). Of...more
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