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HTMLProposed US Treasury Regulations Attempt to Distinguish “Active” Insurance Companies from Hedge Funds
James R. Barry, Jason S. Bazar, George W. Craven, Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015
Offshore insurance companies can provide substantial tax benefits to their owner-insureds through current deductions for the insurance premium and, if properly structured, deferral on reserve investments. In 2003, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) warned that it would scrutinize...

 

HTMLNew York Appellate Division Approves RMBS Settlement
Christopher J. Houpt, Matthew D. Ingber; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
The New York Appellate Division has decided the appeals in the Article 77 proceeding in which The Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) sought approval relating to an $8.5 billion settlement covering 530 RMBS trusts.1 The settlement—between BNYM, Bank of America, and Countrywide—resolved...

 

Adobe PDFNAIC Adopts Guidance on Acquisition of Control of US Insurers
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, James R. Woods, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015
Any person or company that wishes to acquire control of a US insurer is required to file an acquisition statement called a “Form A” with the insurance regulatory authority in the state where the target insurer is legally domiciled (and, in some cases, in states where the target is...

 

Adobe PDFThree Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015
David S. Bakst, Jason S. Bazar, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Jennifer J. Carlson; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...

 

Adobe PDFUS Securities and Exchange Commission Announces 2015 Examination Priorities
Rory M. Cohen, Leslie S. Cruz, Peter M. McCamman, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has announced its 2015 examination priorities. OCIE stated that, in 2015, it will focus on the following thematic areas: matters of importance to retiring or...

 

HTMLThe Insurance Act Receives Royal Assent
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On February 12, 2015, the Insurance Bill, which was introduced into Parliament on July 17, 2014, received Royal Assent, and is now known as the Insurance Act 2015 ("the Act"). The Act represents the culmination of an eight year review of insurance contract law by the Law Commission of...

 

HTMLAG 48 and the (Modest) Transformation of Life Reserve Financings
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
After three full years of regulators compiling data, reading legal documents, studying actuarial models and consulting with outside advisors related to the life insurance industry’s use of captive reinsurers for so-called AXXX and XXX reserve financing transactions, year-end 2014 was...

 

HTMLPRA Sets Out How the UK Will Implement Solvency II
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On February 12, 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) sent a letter, to life and general insurance firms setting out the information relating to the UK implementation of the Solvency II directive, including a timetable for the PRA's activities in the next few months.

 

HTMLUS Federal Appellate Courts Uphold Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims Against Auditors in Two China Reverse Merger Cases
Dana S. Douglas, Brian J. Massengill, Justin A. McCarty, Alexandra L. Newman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015
In opinions issued on the same day, federal appellate courts for the Second Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit both recently affirmed dismissals of securities-fraud claims filed against independent audit firms that audited Chinese reverse-merger companies because the plaintiffs did not adequately...

 

HTMLSolvency II - EIOPA Publishes Final Reports on Equivalence of Bermuda, Japan and Switzerland
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
By way of background, Solvency II provides a mechanism for the European Commission to treat as equivalent a third country’s solvency and prudential regulatory regime to reflect the fact that the insurance industry is a global marketplace and the increasing cross-border nature of group...

 


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