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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.

 

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...

 

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-...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLEnglish High Court concludes that terms of Luton Airport’s coach concession agreement are an unlawful abuse of its dominant position
Becket McGrath, Trupti Reddy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Air passengers landing at an airport typically have a range of options for onward travel, including taxi, train or bus. Where available, dedicated airport buses are often a popular choice for passengers, as they offer convenient city centre connections and are generally cheaper than trains, albeit...

 

HTMLWhere Can Your Company Be Sued? The Supreme Court Steps Back From General Jurisdiction
Mark W. Freel; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 2014
For many years, the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on personal jurisdiction had incrementally expanded to a point at which most national or multinational corporations would probably assume that they could be sued almost anywhere. Dating back to a seminal case in 1945, the Court had broadly...

 

HTMLA New Era of US-EU Safe Harbor Scrutiny by the FTC? FTC Reaches Consent Agreements with 12 Different Safe Harbor Certified Companies
David L. Anderson, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Recently announced FTC actions are a signal of renewed focus and enhanced enforcement by the FTC on companies which have pledged to adhere to Safe Harbor obligations. Some see this as a response by the FTC to EU pressures arising from the NSA disclosures and attempts to eliminate or re-align the...

 

Adobe PDFThe "Municipal Advisor Rules" - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care
Mark-David Adams, Antonio D. Martini; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
On July 1, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) will begin enforcing its final rules (the “SEC Final Rule”) relative to the registration of municipal advisors. The SEC Final Rule is a result of the requirements of Section 975 of the Title IX of the...

 

HTMLMaterial Adverse Change
Theodore H. Cominos, Rod J. Cowper, Arzum Gunalcin, Cristina Proca; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014
The recent dramatic decline in the value of the Turkish Lira (the Turkish currency has lost about 10 percent since mid-December) as well as the substantial increase in interest rates (the Turkish Central Bank ramped up interest rates on 28 January, a measure which has already shown some positive...

 


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