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Data Center Investment Trends
Our global infrastructure is struggling to cope with the pace with which our society is creating, consuming and sharing data. With the rapid growth
United States
2 Aug 2019
Coworking: A Real Estate Revolution?
Perhaps never before has the real estate industry seen a market disruptor wield such significant influence over long-standing fundaments.
United States
21 Jun 2019
AMLO In Office: A New Dawn In Mexico's Fight Against Corruption?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador ("AMLO"), who ran on the promise to combat and eradicate corruption in Mexico, was elected the country's president on July 1, 2018 with 53 percent of the vote
United States
11 Jan 2019
IRS Issues Guidance On UBTI For Parking Expenses And Other Qualified Transportation Fringes
In Notice 2018-99, issued December 10, 2018 (the "Notice"), the IRS has provided interim guidance on determining the amount of unrelated business taxable income ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
PTAB To Apply Phillips Starting November 13th
As predicted last week, the final rule package to switch the to the Phillips claim construction for AIA trial proceedings at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will publish Thursday.
United States
11 Oct 2018
PTAB Rule Package Dropping BRI Clears Final Hurdle
Phillips Claim Construction Rule Imminent
United States
8 Oct 2018
What A Phillips Construction Could Mean For PTAB Appeals
Some months back the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) proposed dropping the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) in favor of the so-called "Phillips construction" of the courts.
United States
27 Sep 2018
Forward Funding Of Development Projects (Video)
Iain Morpeth, head of Ropes & Gray's international real estate investments & transactions practice, discusses forward funding as a source of construction financing.
United States
16 Aug 2018
New Compulsory Register Of Beneficial Owners Of Overseas Entities Holding UK Real Estate
The government has recently published its response to a call for evidence on the proposed UK register of beneficial ownership for overseas entities with implications for overseas entities that currently, ...
13 Apr 2018
Proposed Changes To HVCRE In 2018
International banking regulators responded to the 2008 financial crisis by increasing capitalization requirements with the Basel III Capital Accords.
United States
12 Jan 2018
New Register Of Beneficial Ownership Of UK Real Estate (Video)
Real estate is an operational asset by its very nature and it has many touchpoints with the various parties involved in its lifecycle.
25 Jul 2017
New Register Of Beneficial Ownership Of UK Real Estate
David Seymour, Ropes & Gray real estate partner, analyses the new register of overseas beneficial owners of UK real estate.
United States
24 Jul 2017
Seventh Circuit Emphasizes Limits Of Advice-Of-Accountants Defense In Affirming Summary Judgment For FCA Defendant
Instead, the court, with a dissent by Judge Posner, upheld a grant of summary judgment for the defendant on knowledge grounds.
United States
1 Nov 2016
Anti-Corruption Laws And Other International Risks – What It Means For The Real Estate Industry And How To Protect Against Risks
Bribery, money laundering, and sanctions are key international risk areas for any global business, particularly those investing or operating in high-risk jurisdictions and industries.
United States
12 Aug 2016
The Court Of Appeal Redefines The "But-For" Causation Test For Negligence: Losses Caused To A Lender By A Surveyor's Negligent Property Valuation On A Refinancing Were Wholly Recoverable
In a landmark judgment with wide implications for the lending, refinancing and valuation industries the Court of Appeal, by a two to one majority, overturned a first instance decision relating to professional negligence.
United States
25 Jul 2016
What's In The Envelope? Do You Need To Worry?
Real estate investment involves many risks that real estate investment managers and owners are familiar with.
20 Jun 2016
Can You Avoid A Void Assignment?
What are the consequences of the assignment (transfer) of a lease granted after 1 January 1996 to the guarantor of an existing tenant?
United States
6 Jun 2016
An Englishman's Home Is His Castle – Just!
Since the Land Registration Act 1925 the register of land in England and Wales has been interested only in legal title. All this is set to change.
24 May 2016
Update: New IRS Memo On Bad Boy Guarantees
The CCA stated that bad boy carve-out guarantees could cause debt that purported to be non-recourse to be characterized as recourse for purposes of section 752 of the Code...
United States
16 May 2016
To Mitigate Or Not To Mitigate – That Is The Question!
If you suffer loss as a result of negligent advice, do you have a duty to mitigate? If yes, what does that duty look like in practice?
United States
13 May 2016
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