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HTMLCourt Certifies Class for Narrow Liability Claims in Environmental Contamination Case
Sarah E. Reynolds, Evan M. Tager, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs’ personal-injury claims. In other contexts, however, class plaintiffs have been able to overcome atypicality arguments at...

 

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...

 

Adobe PDFPension Scheme Funding in Germany
Nicolas Rößler, Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Germany, an economy with 82 million people, funded occupational pension schemes are a comparatively rare phenomenon. Since the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, state pension provision has been very strong and occupational pensions have merely served as a supplement to state...

 

Adobe PDFHong Kong Competition Law Series - Part 3: Cardinal Sin No. 1 - Price Fixing
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
Last week we gave you an overview of the four Cardinal Sins under the Competition Ordinance. This week we discuss Cardinal Sin No.1 - price fixing.

 

HTMLThe NAIC Exposes Two Cyber Security-Related Documents for Comment
Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
The first draft document, “Principles for Effective Cybersecurity Insurance Regulatory Guidance” (the “draft cybersecurity guidance”), was developed by the CTF to assist insurance regulators in providing guidance to the insurance industry in its efforts to strengthen data...

 

Adobe PDFHong Kong Competition Law Series: Part 2 - The Cardinal Sins
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
This week we begin our discussion on the types of conduct that may infringe the Competition Ordinance with the Cardinal Sins: the four most serious types of anti-competitive conduct that will almost always contravene competition law.

 

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...

 

Adobe PDFPRA and FCA Consult on Whistleblowing in Insurers
Alexandria Carr, Mark Compton; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015
The PRA and FCA released a joint consultation paper (“CP”), FCA CP15/4 PRA CP 6/15 on 23 February 2015 that sets out proposals related to whistleblowing in deposit-takers, PRA-designated investment firms and insurers. The paper has been published after the Parliamentary Commission on...

 

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...

 

Adobe PDFShare Plans Go Online in the UK: Major Changes to the Tax Notification and Administration Procedures
Andrew Stanger; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015
Two major changes have been introduced with effect from the tax year ending 5 April 2015 and later years which affect employee share plans operated in relation to employees in the UK. Any company with share plans which benefit employees resident in the UK for tax purposes will need to address these...

 


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