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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - December 17, 2012

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - CFTC No-Action Relief for Securitizations from Commodity Pool Operator Registration - CFTC No-Action Relief for Mortgage REIT Operators from Commodity Pool...more

Banking And Financial Services E-Note - November 2012

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Banks Concerned as TAG Program Set to Expire - European Banks Set to Take Bigger Hit than U.S. Over Libor Probe - N.Y. AG Sues Credit Suisse for Misleading Investors on Mortgages -...more

Fallen G-REITs in den Anwendungsbereich des KAGB?

by King & Spalding on

Seit Vorlage des Entwurfs des Kapitalanlagegesetzbuchs (KAGB) am 20. Juli 2012 ist eine der vieldiskutierten Fragen hinsichtlich des Anwendungsbereichs des Gesetzes, ob Real Estate Investment Trusts („G-REIT“) von diesem...more

Reserve Bank of Australia RMBS Disclosure Criteria

On October 22, the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced new criteria for the eligibility of RMBS in its operations, which will require RMBS issuers to provide detailed information on reporting templates regarding...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 15, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · CFTC Guidance on Commodity Pool Registration Exclusion · FDIC, Fed, and OCC Rules for Large Bank Stress Tests · FHFA Releases Strategic Plan for 2013 –...more

Real Estate Transfer Tax Rates

by K&L Gates LLP on

This alert is intended to give an overview of the current real estate transfer tax rates and planned increases thereof in the various federal states of Germany. The information has been assembled with great care. However, no...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - July 27, 2012

In this issue: - Bipartisan Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate to Authorize SEC to Impose Larger Penalties - CFTC Designates Provider of Legal Entity Identifiers - CFTC Proposes Clearing Determination for Credit...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - July 16, 2012

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments · Fed Guidance on Bank Acquisition Requests · SEC Rule to Monitor Trading Activity · SEC Extension of Rule on Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions...more

Defining Prudent Underwriting: An International Struggle

by K&L Gates LLP on

In an attempt to insulate credit markets from the high-risk residential mortgage lending activities that threatened the global financial system in 2008, regulators both in the United States and elsewhere are seeking to impose...more

Florida Housing Industry: What Will the Future Hold? Experts Are Forecasting Growth in Rental Properties and Downsizing Lifestyles

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Florida's housing industry has been one of the hardest hit in the country, and what happens to Florida housing markets impacts both residential and commercial real estate developments as well as many other sectors of the...more

Snapshot of China Real Estate Market 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

For China’s real estate sector, the last 18 months has been a relatively quiet period on the legislative front. It has nonetheless witnessed continued efforts by the PRC authorities to control the property market. This client...more

Real Estate Legal News - April 4, 2012 • Spring Edition

by Dickinson Wright on

IN THIS ISSUE: - Michigan Legislature Reacts Quickly To Dramatic Nonrecourse Liability Decisions Michigan became the focus of national attention in the world of commercial real estate finance in December, when the...more

Tax Measures in UK Budget 2012

by Morgan Lewis on

The budget includes a number of business-friendly measures, but also targets perceived tax avoidance. The 2012 UK budget announced 21 March by the UK Chancellor contains a number of tax measures widely regarded as being...more

Florida Condo Investment Takes a Hit As Florida's Distressed Condominium Relief Act Is Not Extended by Florida Legislature

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Those foreign interests as well as U.S. buyers interested in purchasing inventories of distressed Florida condominium units got some bad news last week. Buying up lots of condos here in Florida seems like a smart move for...more

Overriding Interest - Spring 2012

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this issue: - Concealment and Exposure ... 1 - Events and Announcements ...2 - Dilapidations Protocol ... 4 - MIPIM 2012... 5 - Transaction Focus—Project Vanquish ... 6 - Cases ...7 - New Team Members...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - January 30, 2012

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · OCC Proposed Stress Tests · FHA Increases Lender Indemnification and Performance Standards · FHFA Analysis Behind Exclusion of Principal Forgiveness as a...more

Asia in Focus: NDRC Expands Mandatory filing of RMB Funds Nationwide

On November 23, 2011, China's National Development and Reform Commission (the NDRC) issued the Circular on Promoting the Standardized Development of Equity Investment Enterprises (Fa Gai Ban Cai Jin [2011] No. 2864) (Circular...more

VISIT USA Act Will Give Foreign Investors in Florida Real Estate a US Visa With $500K+ Purchase

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Florida should become even more alluring to foreign investors and international real estate buyers if the United States Congress passes the proposed “Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States...more

Asia in Focus: MOFCOM Circular on RMB Cross Border Direct Investment

On October 14, 2011, MOFCOM released its Circular on Issues Relating to RMB Cross Border Direct Investment dated October 12, 2011 (the "Circular"). The Circular provides for a framework to regulate direct investments into...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - October 10, 2011

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · Agency Consideration of NPR on Volcker Rule · Geithner Testimony on FSOC Report · Rating Agency Developments -Asset Management · FINRA to...more

China Corporate Bulletin - July 2011: New SAFE Rule Circular 19 Regulating Round-Trip Investment through SPV and Foreign Exchange...

by White & Case LLP on

On May 27, 2011, the State Administration for Foreign Exchange (SAFE) promulgated the Circular on Operation Procedures on Foreign Exchange Administration on Financing and Round-trip Investment by Domestic Residents through...more

Transatlantic Navigation of Securitization Reforms: A Guide

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The frequency and volume of new securitization regulation being introduced in the US and the EU presents challenges. For issuers and investors, there are hidden dangers – and opportunities – that lie in divergent approaches...more

FinCEN Proposes New Rule Requiring Residential Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Originators to Implement Anti-Money Laundering...

by King & Spalding on

On December 9, 2010, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) explaining new requirements for residential mortgage lenders and mortgage originators to establish...more


by Joseph Grasmick on

The technical immigration aspects of Canadians buying real estate in America. It is useful for many Canadians and their U.S. support network, including investors looking to buy and hold, real estate developers, or snowbirds...more

China Update: Real Estate - January 2010

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

IN THIS ISSUE: 1 Foreign-Invested Partnerships — New Vehicle for Real Estate Investments? 2 Rules Tighten for China Real Estate Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

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