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Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
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
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
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
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
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
ABA Capital Markets Corp. v. Provincial De Reaseguros C.A., No. 3D12-130, 2012 WL 5416441 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Nov. 7, 2012).
In this appeal of a lower court’s non-final order denying defendant’s motion to dismiss a...more
Hollander v. XL Ins. (Bermuda) Ltd., No. B230807, 2012 WL 4748956 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2012).
A California appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s order quashing service of a summons and complaint for lack of...more
On December 17th, the SEC brought a settled administrative FCPA action against Allianz SE, a German insurance company with a subsidiary in Indonesia. The order does not allege violations of the FCPA’s antibribery provisions,...more
In this long term insurance benefits dispute, claims were brought by the policyholder against Bermuda-based reinsurance companies affiliated with the insurer. The Bermuda companies (and others) filed a motion for judgment on...more
On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that Allianz SE ("Allianz"), a German-based insurance and asset management company, had agreed to pay approximately $12.3 million to settle...more
A New York federal court granted a cedent’s petition under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards to confirm multiple arbitration awards in its favor, denied cross-petition to vacate the...more
In my last installment, I discussed the benefits of a private placement insurance contract (life insurance or annuity) issued by a life insurer domiciled in Puerto Rico – Isla del Encanto – for Americans living...more
If you are an American living overseas, the walls are closing in on you quickly. If your foreign bank hasn’t already closed your account, don’t hold your breath because it is probably coming quickly. A large number of...more
This article discusses labour law consequences of workplace transfers resulting from merger, scission, spin-off and change in type operations brought by the Turkish Commercial Code No 6102....more
According to the American Citizens Abroad, there are five-seven million American citizens living outside of the United States on a fulltime basis. I for one am green with envy. I grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and know...more
Update on EU and Italian laws & regulation in Financial Markets, Funds, Banking and Insurance, 17 – 23 September 2012....more
A. Overview -
Over the course of the last twelve years that I have been active in the recommendation of private placement insurance solutions, I have had the opportunity to meet and solicit business with a number of...more
In This Issue:
RECENT CASE SUMMARIES -
..Second Circuit Affirms Insured Has No Direct Right of Action Against Reinsurer Absent “Cut- through” Provision Callon Petroleum Co. v. Nat’l Indemnity Co., 11-241-cv, 2012...more
On August 22, 2012, the California Assembly gave final legislative approval to Assembly Bill 2160. This bill would require the California insurance commissioner to treat a domestic insurer’s investment in a company that has...more
In the words of the Court of Appeal in Faraday Reinsurance Co Ltd v Howden North America Inc & Anor  EWCA Civ 980 (20 July 2012), "it would be idle to pretend that the English courts and the American (including the...more
The hot month of July presents an occasion to review major regulatory developments during the first half of the year. In this report, we cover discrete topics we think will be of interest to our friends and clients. Links to...more
In This Presentation:
– Managing risk through deal structuring
– Material Adverse Change (MAC) clauses
– Warranty and indemnity insurance
– Deferred consideration and earn-outs
– Transitional services...more
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