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|CETA Will Create a Two-Tiered System for Investment Canada Act Reviews|
Oliver J. Borgers, John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow, Shea T. Small; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014The text of the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is due to be released soon, but it remains to be seen if the Canadian government will clarify which countries, in addition to those in the EU, will benefit from the higher $1.5-billion threshold for...
|Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin|
Ana Badour; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin. Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and made available for circulation. An increasing number of merchants, including...
|Canada’s Foreign Investment Protection Agreement With China Takes Effect on October 1, 2014|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The Canadian government has announced that the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between China and Canada has now been ratified and will come into force on October 1, 2014, more than two years after the agreement was concluded and signed by the two countries. The BIT contains substantive...
|Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Today, Canada published a number of changes to its sanctions measures against Russia, which include asset freezes and travel bans against certain officials in the Russian Armed Forces and restrictions on dealing with additional Russian arms manufacturers and one financial institution. The measures...
|The New Deal: Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes|
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014It’s probably fair to speculate that there were significant numbers of tax aficionados (including the author of this article) among the audience for Ken Burns’ recent public television extravaganza on the Roosevelt dynasty. Unfortunately for this segment of the audience, the...
|Security-Based Swaps: SEC Proposes Rule Regarding Communications Involving Security-Based Swaps Entered Into Solely by Eligible Contract Participants|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014 On September 8, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule under the Securities Act of 1933 to provide that the publication or distribution of price quotes relating to security-based swaps that may be purchased only by eligible contract participants and are traded or processed...
|IRS Affirms Treatment of Short Sales for UBTI Purposes|
Jonathan R. Talansky; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on Sepember 12, 2014Since there are many hedge funds that utilize short selling as part of their investment strategy, it is important for hedge fund investors, including tax exempt organizations, to understand the U.S. tax treatment of these transactions. Fortunately for the exempt investors, the IRS has taken a...
|Consumer Finance Update: CFPB Issues Proposal to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companies|
John Holahan, Richard B. Horn, Matthew S. Yoon; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues its efforts to expand its supervisory authority. On September 17, 2014, the CFPB issued a proposal to supervise "larger participants" in the auto finance market. Under the proposal, the CFPB would examine nonbank auto finance...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees|
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers. Effective October 1, 2014, the first day of the SEC’s 2015 fiscal year, the filing fee rate will decrease to $116.20 per million from the current rate of...
|CFTC Removes Big Obstacle to Hedge Fund Advertising|
James "Jay" S. Crenshaw, Scott R. MacLeod; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") eased long-standing marketing restrictions on private offerings by hedge funds, a move aimed at aligning the CFTC's restrictions with similar rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...