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Ten LPs + 85 Investors Over Four Years = Unlicensed Trading Allegation from the OSC

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One of the grey areas for real estate development, private equity and venture capital firms (“sponsors”) that serially launch new funds is how frequently a sponsor can come to market with a new fund offering without hitting...more

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[Podcast] Private Market Talks: Powering the AI Revolution with DigitalBridge’s Kyle Colvin

Digital Infrastructure – the cell towers, data centers, fiber and small cells that power our wireless and mobile data – is one of the fastest growing investment sectors today. New technologies such as 5G and IoT have put...more

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SEC Charges Five Registered Investment Advisers for Marketing Rule Violations

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently settled charges against five registered investment advisers for violations of Rule 206(4)-1 (“Marketing Rule”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended...more

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Recent Legal Developments Affecting Syndicated Real Estate Funds

Two recent developments may affect private funds, including syndicated real estate offerings.  First, at the end of last summer the SEC adopted the Private Fund Adviser rules, regulations that cover certain aspects of...more

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CSA Release First Oversight Reports on CIRO and CIPF

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On March 28, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published two reports (the “Reports”) relating to their oversight of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (“CIRO”) and the Canadian Investor...more

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Newly Proposed Regulations on Stock Buyback Excise Tax Largely Adopt Approach From Initial IRS Guidance

On April 12, 2024, the Treasury Department (Treasury) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (89 FR 25980 and 89 FR 25829) on the excise tax on stock buybacks enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction...more

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Ready to launch: US stock markets are poised for a strong 2024

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US IPO markets have been lackluster during the past 24 months, but, as interest rates stabilize and stock valuations recover, the backdrop for US IPOs in 2024 is improving - Despite high interest rates and geopolitical...more

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Market overview: The global IPO landscape

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Global IPO markets endured a difficult 2023 in the face of rising interest rates and geopolitical uncertainty. But after a challenging 12 months, the outlook for IPO activity in 2024 is brightening This past year has been one...more

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An Alternative Listing Strategy for U.S. and Canadian Capital Markets

U.S. emerging growth companies face many challenges in today’s dynamic capital market when considering going public. One historic obstacle has been the limited number of national exchanges available, with companies usually...more

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Cross-Border M&A Opportunities Favor the Prepared

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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) unlock growth, diversification, and a stronger global stance for businesses. These strategic moves enable firms from different nations to blend resources, making way into new...more

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Bright spots: Sweden and CIS present opportunities after a challenging 2023

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The past 12 months have not been the best for European IPO activity, with EMEA IPO proceeds (including SPACs) falling 24 percent year-on-year to US$22.19 billion. After a challenging year when IPO appetite was impacted...more

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Changes ahead: London market is ready for reform

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Along with other stock exchanges across the world, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) had a challenging 2023, recording only 23 new listings with a total value of less than US$1 billion. This represented a 23 percent...more

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Dual Track Reboot: Five Key Considerations for Supercharging Your Life Science Company Exit

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There have been 44 initial public offerings (IPOs) listed on the US stock markets in 2024 thus far, many of which continue to trade at a premium to their initial offering price, demonstrating the strength and buoyancy of...more


The SEC Speaks - Key Enforcement Priorities for 2024

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On April 2 and 3, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) presented its annual SEC Speaks program in conjunction with PLI, where senior members of the Commission provided updates on the current...more

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Italy – New Measures to enhance Italian debt capital markets

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The Italian legislators and CONSOB enacted new measures, as part of a general attempt to modernize the market infrastructure. The new rules relate to, inter alia, the following: The issuance of unlisted debt...more

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Resilience and reform: Hong Kong adapts to change

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Global IPO markets endured a difficult 2023 in the face of rising interest rates and geopolitical uncertainty. But after a challenging 12 months, the outlook for IPO activity in 2024 is brightening This past year has been one...more

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Coming of age: A strong year for India’s capital markets

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India's stock exchanges saw more IPOs than any other jurisdiction, as its strong domestic economy buoyed markets - India stood out as one of the few bright spots for global IPO activity in 2023. A strong domestic economy...more

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UK Conduct Regulator Proposes Payment Optionality for Investment Research

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has opened a consultation setting out proposals for allowing firms to use joint (bundled) payments for third-party research and execution services, subject to certain requirements being...more

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Building a pipeline: Will Brazil emerge from its dry season?

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After a dry spell, the pipeline of Brazilian IPO candidates is showing signs of filling up again - We expect Brazilian public markets to take center stage in 2024, as hopes remain that this will be the year that South...more

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Challenges remain but IPO outlook brightens

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Global IPO markets have had a comparatively positive start to 2024 after a challenging year. Investors and IPO candidates hope that stable interest rates and pent-up demand will support an increasing flow of IPO activity in...more

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Proposed Directive Pertaining to Loss Absorbency Requirements Published for Comment

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On 26 March 2024 the Prudential Authority published, for public comment, the revised proposed directive on loss absorbency requirements for banks, bank controlling companies and branches of foreign institutions under...more

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Navigating Facility Relocation: Legal and Practical Considerations — The Consumer Finance Podcast

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In this episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast, Chris Willis is joined by David Dove, a partner in Troutman Pepper's RISE group. They discuss the legal and practical considerations for businesses looking to locate a facility...more

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Revised EU Guidance on Market Definition: Key points for the technology and other “innovative” sectors

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After over 25 years, the European Commission (the “Commission”) has revised the guidance on market definition in antitrust and merger control investigations. The new guidance, most notably, reflects developments relating to...more

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Number of Accounting-Related Securities Class Action Filings Rose in 2023 Despite Increase in Filing Lag to 10-Year High

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Total value of settled accounting cases also increased in 2023 - A new report released by Cornerstone Research shows an increase of nearly 10% in the number of securities class action filings involving accounting...more


Issuance of Reverse Yankee Bonds Remains Active


The sale of Reverse Yankee bonds by prominent US issuers – often with higher credit ratings – has recently continued at a rapid pace. Reverse Yankee bonds are debt securities issued by US issuers that are denominated in a...more

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