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Poor John Paulsen! Now that's an oxymoron! He has to be the most radioactive man on the Planet when it comes to tax planning. Everything he touches in business seems to be couched in subversive tax planning...more
There is an increasing trend in the UK towards accepting a blanket notification of claims, or circumstances that might give rise to a claim, as valid notification under an insurance policy. Australian companies should...more
IN THE ISSUE:
- The Legal Challenge to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations:
In the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the United States Congress required, inter alia, the SEC to promulgate regulations requiring...more
The good news is that, under the recently released Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations, most non-U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance companies will not be considered foreign financial...more
Recently issued guidance addresses the unique compliance issues surrounding expatriate health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act...more
Despite the efforts to prevent accidents, crashes with Canadian drivers are still an all too common occurrence in Washington State. To make matters worse, dealing with Canadian insurance companies can be confusing and...more
On April 10, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2014 budget (FY 2014 Budget). Of note, the FY 2014 Budget includes a number of tax proposals that target insurance companies or that otherwise would have a direct...more
At the January Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), Mr. Guo Shu Qing, stated that Mainland China could increase the level of investment quotas for both the...more
Originally Published in Risk Retention Reporter - March 2013.
A number of U.S. states are creating captive domiciles to compete with Vermont, South Carolina, Hawaii and other long-established leaders. We interviewed...more
Recognizing that expatriate group health plans may find it impossible, or nearly impossible, to comply with all of the relevant provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), the U.S. Labor...more
In 2012, several courts faced the challenge of whether a foreign reinsurer is subject to the personal jurisdiction of U.S. courts and consistently held that contracting with a cedent who conducts business in a particular...more
A Texas intermediary appellate court affirmed a trial court's denial of an cedent's motion for nonrecognition of certain foreign country judgments. Following the dismissal of a suit brought by the cedent against a reinsurer...more
Doing reinsurance business with non-U.S. reinsurers owned by foreign governments often raises interesting issues of enforcement and collection. In this case, a receiver of an insolvent reinsurer sold and assigned its...more
In This Issue:
New Drug GSP Issued: Supervision on Drug Distribution to be Enhanced (China Securities Journal 2013-02-20) – February 20, 2013; China to Encourage Innovative Drug Development (Xinhua News Agency...more
On January 18, 2013, the Illinois Director of Insurance issued Company Bulletin #2013 - 01, Offshoring, to insurers, registered utilization review organizations and licensed third party administrators conducting business...more
On February 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) proposed for public comment a rule that would exclude from federal deposit insurance coverage those deposits made at insured U.S. banks that are payable at a...more
In This Issue:
Li Keqiang Comments from the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Medical Reform Leading Group (USCBC 2012-01-06) – January 6, 2013; MOH Announces Roadmap for Medical Reform (USCBC 2012-01-10) – January 10, 2013;...more
On February 12, the FDIC approved a proposed rule that would amend its deposit insurance regulations to clarify that deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks are not FDIC-insured. The U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA)...more
On February 12, the FDIC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify that deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks are not FDIC-insured but they may be deposits for the national depositor preference statute enacted...more
As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more
The short answer is – none.
State of Washington, Dept. of Transportation v. James River Insurance Company, – P.3d –, 2013 WL 258877 (Wash. January 24, 2013), a January 2013 decision of the Washington State Supreme...more
As 2013 begins, the United States has reiterated its commitment to countering the threat posed by Iran by passing new legislation, issuing new regulations and guidance, and bringing into effect new requirements to increase...more
GMR’s ouster from the US$511 million airport modernization project in Maldives has refocused the spotlight on political risks facing foreign investments. As the GMR-Maldives story unfolds, this is a good time for Indian...more
The United States continues to impose additional layers of sanctions on Iran. The rate of change and complexity of U.S. sanctions laws present challenges, particularly where these sanctions have extraterritorial effect on the...more
Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction -
On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more
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