Institutional Investing. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

CORR - SDRL - Mandatory notification of tradeSDRL - Mandatory notification of tradeStockton mediation first case under new Calif. lawSeven's result shows accounting law is an assA Turnaround Specialist Says Bankruptcy Is Becoming Unaffordable for Small ...Burford Capital Completion of AcquisitionBanks Invest $350 Million to Fight Crime in Nursing Homes and Get CRA CreditFall into the GapNew Bloomberg BNA Portfolio Analyzes the Income Tax Ramifications of Portfolio ...Thomson Reuters sells investment operations unitCzech investment incentives target hi-tech firmsBloomberg BNA's Live Conference Provides Legal and Investment Insight Into ...Seven's result shows accounting law is an assDPJ Panel Seeks Outside Auditors for Asset Managers After AIJ, Okubo SaysRussian telecoms firm attracts $100 mln investment

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Law School Student Debt Is Just Tip of the Iceberg
U.S. News & World Report (blog)February 1, 2012

It is the highly visible tip of a growing iceberg of student debt that threatens all of higher education. It's not a surprise to regular readers of the Student Loan Ranger that most law students borrow to finance their legal education (88.6 percent ...more »

Legal changes needed to attract needed railway
The NationFebruary 1, 2012

The ambitious development strategy for the country's rail-transport system will need loans and private investment to make it work, so the government should move quickly to amend the investment law for public and private partnerships to reduce obstacles ...more »

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CORR - SDRL - Mandatory notification of trade
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

The distribution of this announcement and the offer and sale of the securities referred to above in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Any person reading this announcement should inform themselves of and observe any such restrictions.more »

SDRL - Mandatory notification of trade
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

The distribution of this announcement and the offer and sale of the securities referred to above in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Any person reading this announcement should inform themselves of and observe any such restrictions.more »

Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 29, 2012

Stockton is testing a new state law after the City Council agreed to use a mediator before seeking bankruptcy protection. The river port city 50 miles south of the state capital is trying to avoid becoming the most populous US city in modern times to ...more »

Seven's result shows accounting law is an ass
Brisbane TimesFebruary 29, 2012

(That view was reinforced in the past week when James Packer, currently running a game on the board of Echo Entertainment, was quoted in The Australian Financial Review saying, ''I've been very impressed with the way Kerry Stokes does business; ...more »

A Turnaround Specialist Says Bankruptcy Is Becoming Unaffordable for Small ...
New York TimesFebruary 29, 2012

That has become much more difficult in recent years, he says, as changes in bankruptcy law have given unsecured creditors more power and made bankruptcy more expensive. These legal changes and increased costs have in turn pushed troubled companies to ...more »

Burford Capital Completion of Acquisition
Wall Street JournalFebruary 29, 2012

Burford Capital Limited ("Burford Capital" or "Burford" or "the Company"), the world's largest provider of investment capital and risk solutions for litigation, today announced that it had completed its previously announced acquisition of Firstassist ...more »

Banks Invest $350 Million to Fight Crime in Nursing Homes and Get CRA Credit
Senior Housing NewsFebruary 29, 2012

With the investment, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation claims the banks will get a risk-free way to satisfy their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements. According to the foundation's website, it provides a coordinated set of ...more »

Fall into the Gap
Above the LawFebruary 29, 2012

By The People's Therapist A law student client — already an MBA — said she needed convincing to drop out of her third-tier school. I told her to calculate the return on investment for the final three semesters. “Debit-wise, I've burned $80k in ...more »

New Bloomberg BNA Portfolio Analyzes the Income Tax Ramifications of Portfolio ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tax Planning for Portfolio Investment into the United States by Foreign Individuals, a new Portfolio from Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, discusses the US federal income tax effects of the principal kinds of ...more »

Thomson Reuters sells investment operations unit
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

* Sells Portia unit to SS&C Technologies Holdings * Company announced Portia was for sale in April 2011 * Part of ongoing divestment plan Feb 29 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp has agreed to sell its Portia investment operations unit for $170 million ...more »

Czech investment incentives target hi-tech firms
Czech PositionFebruary 29, 2012

Investment law, amended to open state support to wider range of investors, takes effect this summer; what will it mean for businesses? The Czech Republic is almost constantly battling against its CEE neighbors to attract large foreign investors for ...more »

Bloomberg BNA's Live Conference Provides Legal and Investment Insight Into ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

This conference will allow attendees to learn the best way to negotiate and structure investments in China and maximize their return on investment (ROI). Attendees will examine the latest tax law changes and their affect on companies doing business in ...more »

Seven's result shows accounting law is an ass
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

SEVEN Group Holdings' $70 million fall in half-year profit yesterday was a classic example of why accounting law is an ass. Not only did Seven not actually lose any money on its investment in sibling Seven West Media - by the time it announced its ...more »

DPJ Panel Seeks Outside Auditors for Asset Managers After AIJ, Okubo Says
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

Japan's ruling party is seeking law changes to require that privately owned asset management firms have their business reports audited by outsiders in a bid to avoid a recurrence of the AIJ Investment Advisors Co. case. The Democratic Party of Japan ...more »

Russian telecoms firm attracts $100 mln investment
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

| MOSCOW Feb 29 (Reuters) - A group of funds has invested $100 million into telecom tower leasing company Russian Towers, a rare deal in a country that has traditionally attracted little private equity investment. The bulk of the investment is coming ...more »

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