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HTMLEffective Anti-Money Laundering Policies: Essential for All Financial Institutions
Stephen G. Huggard, Haley Morrisson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014
More than ever before, financial institutions must have effective anti-money laundering policies. In his recent speech to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara emphasized that enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act...

 

HTMLNew York’s Highest Court Holds that Breach of Duty to Defend does not Prevent Insurer from Relying on Policy Exclusions to Dispute Duty to Indemnify
Gregory D. Pendleton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
New York’s highest court has reversed itself on an important duty to defend opinion. In K2 Inv. Group, et al. v. Am. Guar. & Liab. Ins. Co., (Feb. 18, 2014), the Court of Appeals held that an insurer which breaches its duty to defend does not lose its right to rely on policy exclusions as...

 

HTMLNew Ways to Get Parental Consent to Collect Data from Children Emerging Under COPPA
Alan L. Friel, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
The regulations restricting data collection from children under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) were greatly expanded in July 2013, casting a wider net and making life more difficult for publishers of both children’s sites and apps as well as...

 

HTMLUK: Financial Conduct Authority Increases Scrutiny of the Insurance Sector
Becket McGrath, Trupti Reddy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has indicated that it is likely to exercise its competition functions in the insurance sector in the next few months, including by examining retirement annuities and insurance add-ons.

 

HTMLDirector Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far More Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
John O. Faurescu, Arzum Gunalcin, Alexander G. Henlin, John D. Hughes, Jonathan Yorke; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 2014
American and British directors of corporations should be mindful of the different standards of conduct, obligations, and potential personal liability when holding directorships in Turkish companies, particularly if such companies’ financial situation is deteriorating. Unlike the rules...

 

HTMLNew EU Commission Report Shows That Corruption within EU Member States Is “Breathtaking”
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014
The European Commission published a report this week detailing the extent of corruption within EU Member States which was described as “breathtaking” by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. The report estimated that corruption costs the EU economy EUR 120 billion per year, a little less...

 

HTMLSingapore Court Of Appeal Upholds Ruling on Legal Entitlement to Assets of Deposed Philippines Premier, Ferdinand E Marcos
Annie Clarke, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
In 1986, the President of the Philippines, Mr Ferdinand E. Marcos, was deposed by a non-violent coup later popularised as the ‘People Power Revolution’. During his tenure, Mr Marcos, his family and close associates are alleged to have illicitly looted public assets to amass a huge...

 

HTMLValidus Wins Round One: Retrocessions Not Taxable Under 26 USC § 4371(3)
Alexander G. Henlin, Barry Leigh Weissman; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
A federal district court in Washington handed Validus Reinsurance a major win on Wednesday, declaring that the IRS has no authority to assess excise tax on retrocessions. The decision in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. United States of America, No. 13-0109 (D.D.C. Feb. 5, 2014), is available here-...

 

HTMLGlobal Law Summit Considers the Impact of the UK Bribery Act So Far
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Mansion House last week hosted the Global Law Summit’s ‘One Year to Go’ event marking the countdown to the Summit’s 2015 showcase taking place between 23-25 February 2015. 2015 also marks the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, an agreement which forms...

 

HTMLUK Launches Money-Laundering Investigations In Relation To Stolen Egyptian Assets
James Maton, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
The UK’s Attorney-General, Dominic Grieve QC, confirmed yesterday that in relation to efforts to repatriate Egypt’s stolen assets the UK has opened domestic money laundering investigations into individuals with significant UK assets. In response to a question posed by Mark Menzies MP in...

 


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