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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
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
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
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
What A Nuisance - Owner Liability For Other Persons
As an owner of commercial real estate, could you ever be liable for nuisance committed on the property by someone other than you?
25 Apr 2016
IRS Memo On Bad Boy Guarantees May Recharacterize Non-Recourse Debt As Recourse Liability
The Memo does not represent established law and on its face states that it may not "be used or cited as precedent."
United States
22 Mar 2016
U.S. Issues Orders Requiring Identification Of All-Cash Buyers Of High-End Residential Real Estate
On January 13, 2016, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") announced that it will temporarily require U.S. title insurance companies to disclose the identity of the beneficial owners of shell companies...
United States
22 Jan 2016
Supreme Court's Ruling In Koontz Extends Concept Of Unconstitutional Takings To Monetary Exactions
At first glance, the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Coy A. Koontz, Jr. v. St. Johns River Water Management District, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), improves the ability of real estate developers to obtain permits and entitlements without conceding to governmental mitigation demands.
United States
21 Aug 2013
When "Loan To Own" Becomes "Own A Loan" – How A Recent Fifth Circuit Decision Rejecting The Artificial Impairment Doctrine Increases Risks For Distressed Real Estate Investors
Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides debtors with a number of tools to restructure comprehensively their debts and other liabilities as well as immediate protection from secured and unsecured creditors.
United States
8 Mar 2013
Delaware Supreme Court Disclaims Court Of Chancery’s Conclusions On Fiduciary Duties Of Managers Of Delaware LLCs
The Delaware Supreme Court left open the long-standing question of whether the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act imposes default fiduciary duties on managers of Delaware LLCs in the absence of an express contractual elimination of such duties.
United States
5 Dec 2012
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