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|Charges Cap in Money Purchase Default Arrangements: Mapping and White-Labelling|
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015The final version of the charges cap regulations were published last week and are due to come into force on 6 April. Broadly, they will impose a 0.75% cap on charges in money purchase default arrangements. But the regulations give an unexpectedly wide meaning to “default arrangement” in...
|Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015|
David S. Bakst, Jason S. Bazar, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Jennifer J. Carlson; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...
|Draft Foreign Investment Law: Fundamental Changes to Foreign Investment Regime in China|
Xiang Yang Ge, Ping Liu, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) released a draft version of the Foreign Investment Law (“Draft Foreign Investment Law”) for public comments. The deadline to submit comments is 17 February 2015.
|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.
|The NAIC Exposes Two Cyber Security-Related Documents for Comment|
Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The first draft document, “Principles for Effective Cybersecurity Insurance Regulatory Guidance” (the “draft cybersecurity guidance”), was developed by the CTF to assist insurance regulators in providing guidance to the insurance industry in its efforts to strengthen data...
|Main Legal Issues Regarding Financing of Mining Projects in Eritrea|
Ian Coles, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015The 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,...
|Staying on Top of Corporate Pension Liabilities|
Anna Rogers; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015The 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.
|PRA Sets Out How the UK Will Implement Solvency II|
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On 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.
|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...
|Outsourcing and External Funding of Pension Liabilities|
Nicolas Rößler, Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 2015Transferring 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.