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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...

 

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.

 

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 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...

 

Adobe PDFHeadline Points: Revised Implementation Guidelines to the Competition Ordinance
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
Yesterday 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...

 

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 PDFParliament Set to Bolster Private Competition Actions in the UK
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Miles Robinson, Gillian Sproul; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015
The 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.

 

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 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 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...

 


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