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Private Investors Account for a Quarter of Global Real Estate Transactions

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Private investors are becoming an ever more integral part of the commercial real estate market; it has been reported (here) that they now account for over a quarter of all global commercial real estate transactions. Further...more

Changes in insurance regulation: China / Hong Kong / Singapore / Indonesia / Vietnam

by Hogan Lovells on

Please find our Asia insurance regulatory tracker for the first quarter of 2017. It includes updates on the new independent insurance regulator for Hong Kong (which will assume its functions on 26 June), new rules on...more

Second Circuit: Reclassification of Claim as Equity Interest? Not Unless It Is Duplicative

The Second Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy and district courts’ decisions subordinating claims asserted against the Debtor by holders of restricted stock units. However, while the court agreed with the lower courts that the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A series of cyberattacks featuring ransomware rocked the world this weekend, and the aftershocks “could linger” for a while....more

Il nuovo regime fiscale dei piani di co investimento di amministratori e dipendenti

L'articolo 60 del d.l. n. 50 del 24 aprile 2017, pubblicato in G.U. 24 aprile 2017 (di seguito "Decreto"), disciplina il regime fiscale applicabile ai redditi derivanti dalla partecipazione ad OICR, società o enti percepiti...more

China's draft regulations to affect investment in Chinese insurance companies

by Hogan Lovells on

On 29 December 2016, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC“) commenced public consultation on the amended Administrative Measures for Equities of Insurance Companies (Draft for comments) (the “Draft Measures“),...more

New stamp duties on shares transfer – Acquisition and disposal of equity interests in residential property holding entities

by Dentons on

Purchases of residential properties in Singapore by companies attract Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) of 15% rate in addition to usual Buyer Stamp Duty (BSD) of up to 3%. Seller Stamp Duty (SSD) is also payable if...more

Thinking of Crowdfunding Your Project? Beware – the Taxman Cometh

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel recently released Information Letter 2016-0036 in response to questions regarding the taxation of crowdfunding revenue. In it the IRS concluded that crowdfunding revenue is taxable to the...more

Blog: EIOPA publishes technical advice on the identification & calibration of infrastructure corporates

by Cooley LLP on

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published the final version of its Technical Advice to the European Commission on the identification and calibration of infrastructure corporates. Our...more

A "PATH" to Substantial Tax Savings: Qualified Small Business Stock

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In the early 1990s, Congress enacted the qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) rules to incentivize equity investments in certain corporations. The QSBS rules reduce the effective federal income tax rate on the gain...more

Investing in India? Take a Look at the Amended India-Mauritius Tax Treaty Before You Do

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 10, 2016, India and Mauritius signed a protocol amending the India-Mauritius double income tax treaty that would, among other things, permit India to tax a Mauritian resident on capital gains arising from the sale of...more

District Court Scrutinizes Inter-Account Transfers for Madoff Customers

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The District Court for the Southern District of New York recently affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s decision to approve the method used by trustee of the estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) to value...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2015

Unicorns and Other High-Valuation Deals - Over the last several years, the number of private companies with valuations in excess of $1 billion has skyrocketed, with daily reports of births of new “unicorns.” As the...more

London Stock Exchange consults on changes to the AIM Rules which apply to investing companies and AIM companies that undertake a...

by Dechert LLP on

The London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) on 15 October 2015 published AIM Notice 421 announcing a consultation in relation to certain proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies (“AIM Rules”) potentially affecting “investing...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2015 Edition: Proposed Partnership Treasury Regulations – Consider the Guaranteed Payment

by Dechert LLP on

Proposed regulations were issued under Section 707(a)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), that address circumstances when certain arrangements between partnerships and their partners will be...more

IFLR Publishes Bankers’ Counsel Poll on Initial Public Offerings

The International Financial Law Review (IFLR)’s Bankers’ Counsel Poll was compiled with Morrison & Foerster LLP. With input from partners Anna Pinedo and James Tanenbaum, poll questions were formulated. Using recommendations...more

FINRA’s New Fixed Income Research Rule and Modifications to Equity Research Rule

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The long anticipated overhaul of FINRA’s research rules has now been approved by the SEC. Most provisions of the new equity research rule will become effective on December 24, 2015, with limited provisions, including changes...more

Applicability of 'Investment Purpose' Exemption to HSR Reportability Focuses on Intent of Equity Purchasers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

If a purchaser’s goals shift to include influence on the business management or board composition of the target issuer, an HSR filing must be considered. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) has once again...more

Spotlight on Brazil: Recuperação Judicial vs. Chapter 11

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The bankruptcy proceedings of Brazilian oil companies OGX and OSX have all the makings of a financial soap opera: one high-profile billionaire filing for bankruptcy on behalf of two related enterprises with a combined...more

When Should a Startup Hire a Lawyer?

When should a young company start to think about engaging legal counsel? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question – a startup should assess its status as an organization, its goals and future needs and its...more

Option Holders Cannot be Burdened With Escrow in Merger Transaction

In Fox v. CDX Holdings, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery held that option holders could not be burdened by an escrow imposed on equity holders in a merger transaction when the terms of the option plan did not permit the...more

SEC Regulations on Investment Securities Crowdfunding

by Blank Rome LLP on

Crowdfunding has created a revolution in the raising of funds for startup companies and for other projects, including both for-profit and not-for-profit projects. Crowdfunding is a process by which a company or project can...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q1 2015

In This Issue: - From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2015 - Price and Preference: Part 2 - Haves and Have Nots in Venture Financings - Excerpt from Price and Preference: Part...more

How U.S. Sanctions Can Affect Companies With Russian Investors

by Perkins Coie on

When the White House recently announced that it was extending sanctions against Russia for another year, it cited a continued “unusual and extraordinary threat” from Russia’s activities in Ukraine. President Obama also...more

ABS Las Vegas 2015

by Dechert LLP on

A securitization community coming off of record issuances in 2014 has entered the new year with a mixture of nerves and optimism.  An estimated 6,500 finance professionals and attorneys converged for the 2015 ABS Las Vegas...more

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