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|2015 - The Year of Competition in Hong Kong|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015As we step into the Year of the Goat, businesses in Hong Kong are gearing up for the impending enforcement of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) (Ordinance), with the Competition Commission (Commission) having indicated the Ordinance is likely to come into operation by the end of 2015.
|Three 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;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015Audit 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...
|Charges Cap in Money Purchase Default Arrangements: Mapping and White-Labelling|
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015The final version of the charges cap regulations were published last week and are due to come into force on 6 April. Broadly, they will impose a 0.75% cap on charges in money purchase default arrangements. But the regulations give an unexpectedly wide meaning to “default arrangement” in...
|Headline Points: Revised Implementation Guidelines to the Competition Ordinance|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Yesterday the Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) published revised implementation guidelines (revised Guidelines) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (CO). In revising the Guidelines the Commission considered 64 submissions from a range of organisations commenting on the previous...
|US 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;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015In 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...
|Parliament Set to Bolster Private Competition Actions in the UK|
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Miles Robinson, Gillian Sproul; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015The United Kingdom has one of the most advanced regimes in Europe for competition litigation; however, it has not yet seen a substantial uptake of private competition actions.
|The New Foreign Investment Catalogue Finalised - What is the Trend for Foreign Investment in the PRC?|
Ian K. Lewis, Frank W. Yang; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015On 13 March 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) jointly released the 2015 version of the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (“2015 Catalogue”) to replace the current catalogue adopted in...
|Insurance Regulators Work to Address Cyber Security Issues|
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015As data breaches and their consequences have become increasingly common and gained public attention, cyber security has become a significant issue for both the insurance industry and insurance regulators. Although the recent coverage of the massive cyber security breach at Anthem, Inc.
|2015 Outlook: Data Privacy and Security in the United States, the European Union and Hong Kong|
Marcus A. Christian, Rebecca S. Eisner, Daniel Gallagher, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015Companies and organizations face an ever-expanding set of statutes and regulations regarding consumer privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. Legal standards continue to evolve—and differ-in all major markets, raising particular challenges for multinational businesses.
|Transformative Management of a Global, Increasingly Mobile Workforce|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015Global companies today operate with talent deployed across every major region of the world, navigating across networks of offices in dozens of countries and client sites, distribution channels, and alliances in an even broader expanse of geographies. As business is conducted on this increasingly...