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In a recent speech, Commissioner Gallagher provided another perspective on the need for the SEC to focus on disclosure reform. Gallagher acknowledges the importance of tackling disclosure reform, even amidst the challenges...more
In January 2014, U.S. investment managers may experience increased reporting obligations as a result of recent changes to the Treasury International Capital ("TIC”) reporting system effective for certain reports regarding...more
Recent guidance from the SEC provides clarity for advisers to venture capital funds on the permissibility of a number of common practices in the venture capital industry under the VC Exemption. Specifically, the guidance...more
In a decision that will affect class proceedings throughout Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada today set out a new approach for the certification of class actions. Specifically, the Supreme Court changed the analysis used to...more
Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a warning regarding scams associated with the EB-5 investor visa. According to USCIS, scammers target foreign nationals who are seeking to become permanent...more
In January 2013, Congress enacted legislation that could provide certain investors who acquire qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) before the end of 2013 with a significant tax benefit. In effect, the gains realized from...more
The staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance posted additional Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (see Questions 260.14 through 260.27) to the SEC website that address the “bad actor” disqualification...more
IRS Explains Federal Tax Consequences of Windsor Case Regarding Same-Sex Marriages -
In our last report (Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2013), we told you about the recent Windsor case, in which the Supreme Court held...more
Tokyo will host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July – 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August – 6 September 2020.
According to Jacques Rogge, former President of the...more
A constitutional reform approved by Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives will transform the country's energy sector, pending expected approval by the majority of state congresses.
On December 12, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its fourth major class action decision in two months: AIC Limited et al v Dennis Fischer et al (Fischer). This case concerns whether a class action is the...more
Mexican Senate presents comprehensive Energy Reform Bill to the House of Representatives with tremendous potential for domestic and foreign energy companies.
In an encouraging move toward energy reform, the Mexican...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in India?
India’s power generation sector has been dominated by conventional energy. As per data released by the Central Electricity Authority...more
South Florida’s residential market is strengthening at fast, consistent rates making the prospects for the future seem bright this holiday season.
During the over-leveraged, overbuilt times of 2008, most believed South...more
The Mexican Senate has introduced a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would open the country’s oil market to foreign and private investors. Currently, oil production is controlled exclusively by the state-owned...more
In last week’s auction held by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), not only did the allowances sell at $3 — the highest clearing price in four years, other than the June auction’s $3.21 — but a majority of the...more
In an earlier post, “Not Missing the Sino-Forest for the Trees: ONCA upholds auditor’s $117 million settlement despite objections from institutional investors over opt-out rights”, we reported that the Ontario Court of Appeal...more
If the effectiveness of any dispute-settlement process is to be measured by the existence of impartial and well-defined rules, finality of the outcome and enforceability of the decision, Canada’s...more
On November 27, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a change (the “Amendment”) to FINRA’s IPO allocation rule 5131 (the “Rule”).The Amendment allows a fund-of-funds to rely on a...more
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Real estate is an increasingly important asset class for Islamic-compliant transactions and banks in the UK. Islamic-compliant finance has proved to be an alternative source...more
A recent federal appellate ruling in favor of Credit Suisse in a fraud action brought by Pharos Capital has strengthened the case for using so-called “Big Boy” letters. Pharos held that a well-drafted Big Boy letter made it...more
On November 28, 2013, the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs”) issued a joint paper (the “Joint Position”) setting out eight high level principles, intended to form a harmonised, cross-sector approach to the regulation...more
Foreign nationals who wish to start their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes immigration law, SEC rules associated with raising capital, and...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will require the state’s three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to invest in a combined 1,325 MW of energy storage by the end of 2020, the first-such mandate in the...more
The Great Hural, Mongolia’s Parliament, has ratified a new investment law, already in effect since November 1, that dramatically alters the investment landscape in Mongolia.
The new investment law is one of the first...more