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The Relevance Of Fatf’S Recommendations And Fourth Round Of Mutual Evaluations To The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles Dec 2017

The Relevance Of Fatf’S Recommendations And Fourth Round Of Mutual Evaluations To The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles

Laurel S. Terry

More than two hundred countries in the world have agreed to abide by the anti-money laundering (“AML”) recommendations developed by the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), which is an intergovernmental organization. This Article focuses on the potential impact on the legal profession of FATF’s fourth round of mutual evaluations. During these mutual evaluations, which currently are underway, FATF-affiliated countries examine each other’s compliance with the FATF Recommendations and recommend follow-up action. This Article first presents the legal profession-related results from the completed Mutual Evaluation Reports, including case studies from Australia, Canada, and the United States regarding legal profession preparation for …


"Less Than Straightforward" People, Facts And Trusts: Reflections On Context: Favor Easy Management Ltd V Wu [2012] Ewca Civ 1464, Man Yip, James Lee Mar 2014

"Less Than Straightforward" People, Facts And Trusts: Reflections On Context: Favor Easy Management Ltd V Wu [2012] Ewca Civ 1464, Man Yip, James Lee

Man YIP

In Favor Easy Management the Court of Appeal considered a dispute between a man and a woman over the beneficial ownnership of two prooperties. The case principally involved vehement factual disagreement between the parties over the cirumstances of the purchase, but there are some points worthy of note in the application of the law.


Once A Failed Remic, Never A Remic, David J. Reiss, Bradley T. Borden Jan 2013

Once A Failed Remic, Never A Remic, David J. Reiss, Bradley T. Borden

David J Reiss

This article analyses how courts may reach results that undercut arguments that REMICs were the owners of the mortgage notes and mortgages for tax purposes. And even if the majority of states rule in favor of REMICs, the few that do not can destroy the REMIC classification of many mortgage-back securities that were structured to be—and promoted to investors as—REMICs. This is because rating agencies require that REMICs be geographically diversified in order to spread the risk of defaults caused by local economic conditions, REMICs hold notes and mortgages from multiple jurisdictions. Most, if not all, REMICs own mortgages notes …


Beneficial Ownership And The Remic Classification Rules, Bradley T.` Borden, David J. Reiss Nov 2012

Beneficial Ownership And The Remic Classification Rules, Bradley T.` Borden, David J. Reiss

David J Reiss

REMICs are securitized pools of mortgages that qualify for special flow-through taxation. To qualify for flow-through tax treatment, the pool must satisfy several requirements. An intended REMIC that fails to satisfy those requirements will likely be taxed as a corporation and payments made to holders of interests in a failed REMIC will likely be nondeductible dividend payments, subjecting the REMIC to significant tax and penalties. Such tax and penalties will cause beneficial interests in the pool to lose value and frustrate investors who relied upon REMIC classification as an incentive to purchase interests. Thus, tax classification is critical to REMICs …