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Adobe PDFStaying on Top of Corporate Pension Liabilities
Anna Rogers; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015
The liabilities in a defined benefit occupational pension scheme are regularly valued and reported on by employer and trustees, but they are rarely subject to any probing audit. When latent issues come to light, the pension liabilities can prove to be significantly higher - or lower - than expected.

 

Adobe PDFGiving Third Parties Contractual Rights - The New Rules
Bill Amos, Gabriela Kennedy, Mark J. Stevens, Jenny W. Y. Yu; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
Hong Kong’s Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance No.17 of 2014 (the “Ordinance”) was passed in December 2014, and is expected to come into force as Cap. 623 later this year. We are advising clients to treat now as a lead-in period, and take practical steps to get ready....

 

Adobe PDF2015 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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Companies 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.

 

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...

 

HTMLNYDFS Letter to Insurance Executives Regarding Cyber Security
Rebecca S. Eisner, Lawrence R. Hamilton, A. John P. Mancini, Jeffrey P. Taft, James R. Woods; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
Following up on its promise to “integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process,” the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a letter on March 26, 2015, to chief executive...

 

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.

 

HTMLThe National Conference of Insurance Legislators Considers a Proposed Model Act to Regulate Insurance Requirements for Transportation Networking Companies (“TNCs”) and Transportation Network Drivers
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
TNC insurance coverage issues have attracted significant interest from legislators and regulators around the country in light of the increasing popularity of TNCs (also called “commercial ride-sharing companies”), which use an online application or platform developed and administered by...

 

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...

 

HTMLUK Pension Reforms - Spring 2015
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015
Spring 2015 will see what the Government has described as “the most fundamental change to the way people access their pension savings in almost a century”. A range of new flexibilities will be introduced for DC benefits, as well as related changes to statutory transfer rights for all...

 


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