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EB-5 Investment Funds – Updated Redeployment Standards and Guidelines

UPDATED
WHITE PAPER: STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS

Prepared by:
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Now that the USCIS has released amendments to its Policy Manual regarding the required “sustainment period” for EB-5 investors to retain their investments “at risk,” the authors of this updated White Paper have revised our original standards and guidelines for redeployment of EB-5 investment capital issued in February 2017 to reflect the new policies adopted by the USCIS on redeployment. We believe that the guidelines provided in this updated White Paper should meet the “sustainment” requirements established by USCIS in its amended Policy Manual, and should also meet the requirements of federal securities laws and the fiduciary duties of the general partner or manager of each new commercial enterprise when making a decision to redeploy their investment capital in a new investment.

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Judgment Day: MIBI and Setanta Insurance Liquidation

 

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (“MIBI”) is not liable to meet the cost of claims against former policyholders of the now defunct Setanta Insurance Company Limited (“Setanta”).

The judgment has far reaching implications for Irish motor insurers and policyholders.

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Hall & Wilcox finalists in four categories at Australian Law Awards

Hall & Wilcox is delighted to be named finalists in four categories at the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Now in its 17th consecutive year, the Australian Law Awards recognises excellence in law, legal professionals and law firms.

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Do you know who owns your business? And how do new regulations make it matter?

 

With a view to preventing money-laundering, tax evasion and other criminal activities, new regulations aim to ensure that the individuals who ultimately own or control Irish companies (“Beneficial Owners”) are identified and monitored.

The details of these individuals need to be kept on an internal register by each company and filed on a central register maintained by the Companies Registration Office.

Failure to comply with the regulations is a criminal offence.

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ANCINE POSTPONES REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING FILMS

The National Cinema Agency (ANCINE) published on July 17, 2017 a new Normative Instruction (nº 135/2017), to postpone until October 18, 2017 the entry into force of the provisions of the recent Normative Instruction 134/2017 that Required the registration and consequent collection of CONDECINE for the broadcasting of audiovisual advertising on the Internet.
With this postponement, ANCINE expressed its interest in preparing a Regulatory Impact Analysis focusing on the points of uncertainty raised by the representative entities of the segment, especially related to the exploitation of “live” videos, as well as the production of videos by individuals ( Such as bloggers, youtubers, etc.) without the involvement of producers registered as such in ANCINE. It is expected that these entities will be convened by ANCINE to contribute to the debate on the new rules and so that all points of uncertainty will be duly adjusted until the definitive entry into force of the registration and payment obligations of CONDECINE for audiovisual publicity works in the Internet.
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The seven deadly sins: common mistakes made when constructing and operating fairground and amusement rides

Following a number of recent high profile accidents, the issue of health and safety in the themed entertainment industry continues to be under close scrutiny. Indeed, there is recognition that work remains to be done to satisfy the high health and safety standards that the public clearly expects.  Unfortunately, there are some common, but avoidable, mistakes that are often made when constructing and operating rides:

  1. Not appointing a qualified ride inspector: As complex engineering structures, rides are subject to rigorous inspection and testing. Registered inspectors certify whether a ride is safe to use by members of the public. Any inspections are to be carried out according to local requirements. In the UK, this essentially means by those registered under the Amusement Devices Inspection Procedure Scheme (ADIPS) or under the PIPA scheme for inflatables.

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Former DaVita VP and Associate General Counsel Joins Stradling in Denver

Denver, CO (July 10, 2017) – Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP announced today the addition of Marcie Damisch as a shareholder in its Denver office to spearhead that firm’s healthcare practice. Damisch, a former Vice President and Associate General Counsel at DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 health services company, was most recently a partner with Sherman & Howard, LLC.

“Marcie brings a wealth of corporate and regulatory knowledge and experience to the firm’s healthcare practice,” said Larry Cohn, Chair of Stradling’s Life Science practice Group. “Her significant in-house experience in the healthcare industry will be a substantial resource for our healthcare practice, and will also augment the services we currently provide to our life science clients.”

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Kriton Metaxopoulos appointment as member of Advisory Board of Best Lawyers

We have the pleasure to inform you that Kriton Metaxopoulos has been recently appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of Best Lawyers.

This honorary appointment coming from an institution carrying the prestige and reputation of Best Lawyers worldwide is a great honor for our firm and a personal recognition for Kriton Metaxopoulos as a law practitioner for the past 30 years.

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Howard & Howard continues to expand Chicago office

Royal Oak, Michigan, July 20, 2017: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Ariane M. Janz has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Chicago office.

Ariane M. Janz concentrates her practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial disputes and business & corporate law.

Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Ms. Janz served as a law clerk for the Honorable C.J. Williams, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. As a law student, she gained extensive experience as a summer associate at an Am Law 100 firm, as an intern in the Economics Section of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and as an intern at a German law firm specializing in business law in Cologne. Ms. Janz is a native German speaker.

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