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|FINRA Issues New Guidance for Broker-Dealer Communications Regarding Real Estate Investments|
Timothy C. Foley, Amy Natterson Kroll, Michael R. Weissmann; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 22, 2013, previously published on May 20, 2013FINRA recently issued a regulatory notice (the “Notice”) providing guidance to its members (“members”) on communications with the public (“firm communications”) regarding unlisted real estate investment programs, specifically REITs and real estate direct...
|Avoid Making Unnecessary Property Protection Advances On New York City Properties|
Keith Brandofino; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
April 19, 2013, previously published on April 17, 2013One way lenders can limit their losses is to ensure that its collateral has a water meter, thereby avoiding advances for overstated water/sewer charges. Below is the reason why.
|Buying a Vineyard in France? Some Considerations...|
Mayer Brown LLP;
March 13, 2013, previously published on March 13, 2013In the last few years there has been a marked increase in the number of wine-loving overseas investors seeking to purchase vineyards in France.
|ESMA Publishes Final AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 18, 2013, previously published on February 14, 2013On 11 February 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final Guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the Directive). The Guidelines, which clarify and expand on the...
|Fiscal Cliff Legislation Enacted: The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 Enacted|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
January 7, 2013, previously published on January 3, 2013On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), and the President signed the Act on January 2, 2013. The Act permanently extends the Bush era tax rates—which otherwise would have expired for all taxpayers effective January 1,...
|CFTC Staff Provides Mortgage REITs With No-Action Relief From Commodity Pool Operator Registration|
Maureen A. Donley, Michael K. Hoffman, Daniel S. Konar II; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
December 19, 2012, previously published on December 13, 2012On December 7, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (Division) issued no-action relief from commodity pool operator (CPO) registration to mortgage REITs that use CFTC-regulated products (commodity interests) and that satisfy...
|CFTC Division Issues No-Action Letter Impacting Mortgage REITs|
David M. Mahle, Anthony L. Perricone, Joel S. Telpner, Alice Freida Yurke; Jones Day;
December 13, 2012, previously published on December 2012On December 7, 2012, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (the "Division") of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued CFTC Letter No. 12-44 (the "Letter"). The Letter grants no-action relief with respect to operators of certain pooled...
|Penn National Gaming, Inc. Announces First-Ever Tax-Free PropCo REIT Spin|
Joseph A. Coco, Fred T. Goldberg, Evan R. Levy, John D. Rayis; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
November 22, 2012, previously published on November 16, 2012Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNG) announced last evening the first-ever tax-free spin-off of a “PropCo” real estate investment trust (REIT) from a taxable C corporation. PNG intends to separate its real property gaming facilities in a new REIT and distribute the REIT stock to its public...
|New CIRC Rules Aimed at Expanding China's Overseas Insurance Investment|
Yong Ren, Joyce J. Sun; Mayer Brown JSM;
October 31, 2012, previously published on October 30, 2012China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued the Interim Measures on the Administration of Overseas Investments of Insurance Funds (the Interim Measures) in 2007 to establish a basic legal framework for China's domestic insurance sector to make offshore investments.
|CFTC No-Action Letters|
Joseph B. Buonanno; Hunton & Williams LLP;
October 17, 2012, previously published on October 2012On October 11, 2012, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two interpretive letters and today, issued a no-action letter. The letters were issued to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the American Securitization Forum (ASF) and certain persons...