Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market - Challenges and Opportunities
Data Center Industry Investment- Trends and Opportunities
International Investment in the US – Interview with Bill Weld, Former Massachusetts Governor; Member, Mintz Levin; Principal, ML Strategies
The Transformation of the VC Business Model – Interview with Bill Whelan, Member, Mintz Levin
Stealth Lawyer: Eli Broverman, Financial Startup Co-Founder
Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Can Feds Force Companies to Disclose Political Spending?
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Winter 2013 Survey Reveals Dip in Developer Sentiment
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results Reveal Tension Between Developer Sentiment & Action
HFT Rules: Three Part HFT Harmony
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
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
On 1 November 2013, the South African Department of Trade and Industry made public a draft "Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill" (the "Draft Bill"). The Draft Bill is intended to promote investment by modernizing the...more
On November 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contacted at least three companies (Equinix, Iron Mountain and Lamar Advertising) informing them that the IRS would resume working on their ruling requests seeking guidance...more
Earlier this week, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) lent their support to a revamped version of the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act. The bill was reintroduced earlier this year by Senators...more
Well, Halloween has come and gone and with the annual bacchanal of faux frisson over zombies, vampires and the like behind us, can we also put away risk retention anxieties like one of those annoying and morally disturbing...more
This alert reports a French case that relates to a hedge fund registered in the Cayman Islands, the investment agreement of which was governed by Cayman law, and where the actions complained about (withdrawing from the fund)...more
Bank Can Be Liable Under California Law for Overdraft Fee Charge Ordering -
A checking account that includes a debit card feature is a “service” under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, according to a new...more
Offshore MLPs can provide a tax efficient vehicle for investors, but only if structured properly.
A master limited partnership (MLP) is a partnership or limited liability company traded on a stock exchange that...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that injured investors, who had already recovered some of their losses due to certain specialist firms’ “manipulative tactics,” lacked standing to challenge the...more
Hedge fund managers should be aware of two recent U.S. Tax Court memorandum decisions that shed further light on when a taxpayer, such as a hedge fund, is considered to be a "trader" or "investor" for tax purposes -- a...more
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management is cracking down on funds that use names that suggest safety or protection from loss.
In Guidance Update No. 2013-12, the staff stated that fund names suggesting safety or...more
In this issue:
- SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 11 New C&DIs
- Register for Our 2014 Proxy Season Update Webinar
- CFTC Issues Cross-Border Transactions Advisory
- CFTC Issues Guidance...more