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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...

 

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 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...

 

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...

 

Adobe PDFOutsourcing and External Funding of Pension Liabilities
Nicolas Rößler, Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 2015
Transferring and funding of pension liabilities is a topic of undiminished importance for corporates engaged in business in Germany. This White Paper provides a brief outline of the motivations and advantages of outsourcing of pension liabilities and explains some well proven structuring options.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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