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By Mark Stapleton, Daniel Hawthorne, Nicolas Kokkinos
Historically, UK resident non-domiciled individuals have been able to achieve certain tax advantages through holding interests in UK residential property through offshore companies.
By Miriam Gonzalez
Not a drop of Iranian oil or petroleum can now be brought into the EU legally.
By Catherine Botticelli, Thomas Friedmann, Dennis Lawson, Emily Shea
A U.S. District Court in New York recently ruled that a public company could not be sued for fraud under the federal securities laws.
By Hector Gonzalez, Robert Ledig, Ralph Mazzeo, Gordon Miller, AnneMarie MacPherson, James McGuire
On June 22, the New York State Assembly passed the "Foreclosure Fraud Prevention Act of 2012," which defines residential mortgage foreclosure fraud and criminalizes "robo-signing" and other "fraudulent or deceptive" practices by agents or managers in the residential mortgage business
By Patrick Dolan, Kira Brereton
In an effort to promote renewable energy sources and efficient energy consumption, more than 25 states have instituted Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Started in 2008, PACE programs authorize local governments to make loans to homeowners for energy related home-improvement projects such as the installation of solar panels or energy efficient windows.
By Dechert's Tax Group
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued new proposed regulations clarifying when restricted property is granted with a "substantial risk of forfeiture"
By Elliott Curzon, Adam Teufel, Ross Oklewicz
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently approved a revised version of proposed FINRA Rule 5123,
By Patrick Dolan, Robert Ledig, Gordon Miller
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the Banking Agencies) recently approved a joint final rule regarding the amount of capital required under risk-based capital rules to cover market risk (the Market Risk Rule or Rule).
By Jack Murphy, Stephen Cohen
Since the Reserve Primary Fund "broke the buck" in September 2008, money market funds have been at the center of a controversy regarding regulatory reform.
By Koji Felton
In light of recent SEC enforcement and private class action litigation developments regarding sub-advised mutual fund fees.
By Angelyn Lim, Kylee Zhu
The finance ministers of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation countries issued a joint announcement on 10 November 2011 supporting the establishment of a pilot Asia region funds passport scheme ("ARFP").
By Richard Frase, Philip Hinkle, Alexander Pannett
The financial crisis that started in 2008 saw the collapse, nationalisation or merger of a number of major financial institutions.
By Karl Egbert
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act earlier this year.
By Chris Harran
Until recently, the Kingdom of Bahrain was the only choice for domiciling a collective investment vehicle within the Middle East and North Africa.
By Steven Bradbury, Elisa Wiygul
The Supreme Court in recent Terms has taken up a number of issues relating to class certification, including last year in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, where the Court con-firmed that district courts must conduct a "rigorous analysis" to support each of the findings required for class certification under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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