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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2022

In March of 2021, Dinsmore published a client alert titled “Chapter 19 of HUD’s New MAP Guide – Initial Takeaways for Lenders and Borrowers.” In that article, we offered our observations about new requirements in the MAP Guide and predicted how those requirements might impact the loan closing process ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2022

Entrepreneurs and investors in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets may finally receive guidance and clarity from the federal government ...

Afridi & Angell | March 2022

The new year, 2022, will be the year in which cryptocurrencies gain more legitimacy worldwide through government regulation, oversight and further acceptance. Indeed, in December 2021, the Dubai World Trade Centre announced that it will become a crypto zone and a regulator for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets - including digital assets, products, operators and exchanges. In September 2021, the country of El Salvador officially recognized Bitcoin as legal tender ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

On 14 March 2022 in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318 the Court of Appeal gave further guidance on the extent of the Quincecare duty owed by banks to their customers.   What is a Quincecare duty? It is well established that banks have a duty to use reasonable skill and care in carrying out customers’ orders which includes not complying with instructions if they have reasonable grounds for believing the order was an attempt to misappropriate funds ...

ALRUD Law Firm | March 2022

In the light of the current geopolitical situation, we would like to inform you on a new procedure of the Counter-Sanctions FDI regime, the corresponding legal basis and the connected matters which could be of importance for your business. Follow the link to learn more. Download file We hope that the information provided herein will be useful for you ...

Although bankruptcy filings have been scarce in the couple years since COVID-19 emerged,[1] filings are expected to start ticking upward again as governmental pandemic assistance and financial leeway, such as forbearance agreements, are lifted ...

DFDL | March 2022

On 02 March 2022, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11647 (“R.A. 11647”) which further amends Republic Act No. 7042, otherwise known as Foreign Investments Act (“FIA”) as amended ...

Background Ukrainian citizens fleeing their homeland due to the ongoing crisis are welcome to Romania, where they will receive protection and necessary support. During their stay in Romania, accommodation, food and medical services are accessible for Ukrainians seeking safety from the ongoing military invasion, as a result of a combined effort of the authorities and unrivalled mobilization of private entities and the civil society ...

Ellex Klavins | March 2022

 In response to Russia’s waged and Belarus supported war in Ukraine, Western countries have substantially broadened sanctions on Russia and Belarus, its citizens, individuals, businesses and organizations to stop needless bloodshed in Ukraine. Given sanctions previously imposed on Russia and its associates are still in place, Russia is now a world leader in the level of sanctions imposed ...

Jeantet | March 2022

Article published in the Butterworths International Banking and Financial Law Journal March 2022.Ordinances n°2021-1192 and 2021-1193 of 15 September 2021 reform the security law and amend Book VI of the FrenchCommercial Code ...

DFDL | March 2022

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification no. 4577 GDT on the 9th of March 2022 (“Notification 4577”) which delays the implementation of Prakas 346 MEF.P on Capital Gains Tax (“Prakas 346”) to 1 January 2024. Previously Instruction 24094 issued by the GDT on the 9th of October 2020 (“Instruction 24094”) had postponed the implementation of Prakas 346 to 1 January 2022 ...

Carey | March 2022

The Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published for public consultation the rule that will regulate investment advisory services in Chile, specifically the requirements and procedures for registration, cancellation and suspension in the Registry of Investment Advisors (the "Registry") and the obligations to which such advisors will be subject to, including the requirements regarding the disclosure of information. The CMF will receive comments until March 25, 2022 ...

Buchalter | March 2022

March 8, 2022 By: Jarrett S. Osborne-Revis and Robert S. McWhorter On March 7, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., holding that a lender does not owe a borrower a tort duty of care in considering a loan-modification request.[1] Sheen, like many other loan-modification cases resulting from the 2008 recession, arose from a dispute between the plaintiff Kwang K ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

On 24 February, following the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine a wave of sanctions have been initiated by the US, EU and UK, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. As the conflict continues, the level of sanctions applied are likely to increase. The sanctions imposed by the UK include amendments to Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”) which were enacted in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | March 2022

In the light of the current geopolitical situation, ALRUD team would like to inform you of and turn your attention to the new counter-sanctions measures introduced in Russia within the last few days, the corresponding legal basis, and the related matters which could be of importance for your business. Follow the link below and get the full version of the Newsletter: New Russian counter-sanctions and related legal and financial issues ...

Kudun and Partners | March 2022

Kudun and Partners (KAP) has partnered with P&L Group to provide a full range of services to entrepreneurs planning to list their companies on LiVE Exchange, a platform initiated by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022

The competition review of local market mergers is often complex. This series of three articles breaks down that complexity into ten key questions ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | February 2022

Dinsmore taxation associate Sierra Williams wrote an article for the American Bar Association's Journal of Affordable Housing titled "Power Couples: Twinning Opportunity Zones with Other Economic Tax Incentives." An excerpt is below. Since this country’s inception, federal economic development programs have been fundamental and innovative tools to incentivize both public and private sector investment in distressed areas ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | February 2022

Originally published on October 23, 2021 Revitalizing Brownfields has long been considered a centerpiece for community efforts to encourage growth and development of properties impacted by contamination.  In 2021, Oregon’s Legislature passed HB 2518, which seeks to enhance Brownfield development by making forgivable loans available to assist with the cleanup of blighted properties ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | February 2022

The Chambers Global Guide ranks law firms and lawyers in more than 200 jurisdictions in selected disciplines. All subject areas are part of Chambers Europe, published in March. SVW is ranked within Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Oil and Gas, Dispute Resolution, and International & Cross Border Capabilities. SVW has two new lawyers entering the rankings, Sunniva Kinsella and Mathias Teir, as up and coming, as well as defending last year’s placements ...

AELEX | February 2022

With a low percentage of Nigeria’s population investing in the stock market and fewer Nigerians interested in investment opportunities, the rise ofRoboAdvisors is a welcome alternative in the financial advisory market (“the Market”) in Nigeria. In a bid toregulateand strengthen the Market, the Nigerian Security and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently rolled out the rules onRoboAdvisory services (‘the Rules”) in Nigeria ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022

The competition review of local market mergers is often complex. This series of three articles breaks down that complexity into ten key questions ...

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