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|UK Pension Reforms - Spring 2015|
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015Spring 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...
|NYDFS 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;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015Following 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...
|A European Capital Markets Union: What? Why? How?|
Sandy Bhogal, Alexandria Carr, Kevin Hawken, James Taylor; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015On 18 February 2015 the European Commission launched a consultation on Capital Markets Union (“CMU”). The consultation closes on 13 May 2015 and is accompanied by two related consultations (on high quality securitisations and a review of the Prospectus Directive) which identify possible...
|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...
|North Sea Oil & Gas Tax Breaks Announced|
Robert Hamill, James Hill; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015In 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...
|Court Certifies Class for Narrow Liability Claims in Environmental Contamination Case|
Sarah E. Reynolds, Evan M. Tager, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Traditionally, 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...
|United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Provides Proposed L-1B Visa Guidance Memorandum for Public Comment|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015On 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...
|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.
|Hong Kong Competition Law Series: Part 2 - The Cardinal Sins|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015This 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.
|Audit Rights Should Reflect the Relationship between Customer and Service Provider|
Mark A. Prinsley, Oliver Yaros; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 2015A 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...