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|Be Secure In Understanding Secured Interests|
Donna Ray Berkelhammer; Sands Anderson PC;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013When a business borrows money, especially when it’s a new business, the lender wants to make sure it will be repaid even if the business fails. The lender often asks for additional security that it will be paid. Additional security can be the personal guaranty of the owner, a deed of trust on...
|Hong Kong SFC Continues To Step Up Its Enforcement Action amidst Enhanced Regulation of IPO Sponsors|
Guy D. Connell, Jeremy C. Leifer, Yuval Tal; Proskauer Rose LLP;
September 17, 2013, previously published on September 17, 2013With the date for the introduction of the new regulatory regime for IPO sponsors now just a matter of weeks away on October 1, 2013, the Hong Kong market has witnessed further action taken by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) against a Hong Kong-listed company accused of behaviour that...
|Canadian Securities Law News: Canadian Securities Regulators Enter Into Supervisory Cooperation Arrangements With European Financial Regulators|
Cristian O. Blidariu, Michael C. Nicholas, Sean D. Sadler, Rene R. Sorell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
August 2, 2013, previously published on July 31, 2013Securities regulators in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia have entered into supervisory Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with financial regulators of certain European countries.
|New Disclosure Guidance for Non-Traded REITs|
Matthew D. Armstrong, Hallie B. Fisher, Peter E. Reinert; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
August 1, 2013, previously published on July 30, 2013The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released “Topic No. 6: Staff Observations Regarding Disclosures of Non-Traded Real Estate Investment Trusts” on July 16, 2013 (the “Disclosure Guidance”) for real estate investment trusts which do not have...
|CFPB Unveils Regulatory Priorities: More Nonbank Supervision and Substantive Rulemakings Expected|
Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
July 16, 2013, previously published on July 12, 2013On July 3, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) unveiled its semi-annual update of its rulemaking agenda that highlights recent milestones reached and sets out its priorities and plans for the months ahead.
|CFPB Issues Proposed Rules Amending Regulations B, X and Z To Clarify and Amend Earlier Dodd-Frank Rules|
Edmund "Ed" D. Harllee; Williams Mullen;
July 11, 2013, previously published on July 10, 2013On Tuesday, July 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) published proposed rules and a request for public comment in the Federal Register to amend certain of its final mortgage rules contained in Regulation X (Real Estate Settlement Procedures) and Regulation Z...
|With Iron Mountain Ruling, IRS Continues Consistent Approach to Defining REIT ‘Real Estate’|
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
June 10, 2013, previously published on June 7, 2013A significant amount of press attention has been given to an unusual press release filed with the SEC yesterday by Iron Mountain regarding its planned conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). Iron Mountain said that the IRS had informed the company that the IRS is “tentatively...
|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...
|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.
|CFPB Adopts Mortgage Servicing Rules|
Michael D. Morehead, Timothy M. Sullivan; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
February 18, 2013, previously published on February 11, 2013On January 17, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued final rules (the “Rules”) establishing national mortgage servicing standards. The Rules cover nine major topics and implement the mortgage servicing provisions set forth in Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall...