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Adobe PDFAudit Rights Should Reflect the Relationship between Customer and Service Provider
Mark A. Prinsley, Oliver Yaros; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015
A recent English High Court Decision is a useful reminder that audit provisions are not always standard form “boiler plate” provisions which can be adopted in a uniform way across a variety of licensing or outsourcing arrangements. This is particularly relevant in scenarios where the...

 

Adobe PDFMain Legal Issues Regarding Financing of Mining Projects in Eritrea
Ian Coles, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015
The mining potential of the small eastern African country, Eritrea, is unexploited. In 2009, the Eritrean government granted eight new exploration licences to foreign mining companies. Mining in Eritrea has attracted the interest of more than 14 mining and exploration firms from Australia, Bermuda,...

 

HTMLUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services Provides Proposed L-1B Visa Guidance Memorandum for Public Comment
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
On March 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued long-awaited proposed guidance to its officers on the adjudication of L-1B visa petitions for “specialized knowledge” transferees. The agency has invited comments from the public by...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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

 

Adobe PDFOCIE and FINRA Announce the Results of Cybersecurity Initiatives
Leslie S. Cruz, Andrew D. Getsinger, Amy Ward Pershkow, Jerome J. Roche, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced the results of their cybersecurity examination...

 

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...

 

Adobe PDFNorth Sea Oil & Gas Tax Breaks Announced
Robert Hamill, James Hill; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015
In the Budget 2015 delivered on Wednesday 18 March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne set out several significant tax breaks for the UK oil and gas sector. Set against the background of a maturing UK basin, albeit one with significant resources as yet unexplored, the Government...

 


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