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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 29-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 1
Building an Integrated Third Party Due Diligence System Initial Screening to Audits
Global Immigration Solutions for Multinational Businesses
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 28, Interview with Henry Pugh, COO of the Risk Advisory Group
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 26: Getting Stakeholder Buy-In For Your Compliance Program
Emerging Strategies for Protecting Global IP Rights
Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements
Fine Tuning Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 25, Mergers and Acquisitions Under the FCPA
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 23 with Jay Rosen on the Importance of Translations in Your Compliance Program
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 22 with Matt Ellis on the Embraer FCPA Investigation
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 21 Update on Current Enforcement Actions, Investigations and Settlement Negotiations
Preparing Employees for Business Travel Between the U.S. and Canada
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 20 with Roy Snell on the Development of a Compliance Professional
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 27-the Weatherford FCPA Settlement
International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 19 with Barry Vitou on Bribery Act Updates
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 18-Walmart-Be a Leader in Compliance
Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement for 2014
Recent Case Summaries -
Michigan Federal Court Enjoins Arbitration Proceeding Because of Possible Misconduct -
Star Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 13-13807, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130379 (E.D. Mich....more
Tokio Marine Europe Ins. Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm).
The High Court of England and Wales (Commercial Division) recently issued an opinion explaining the application of a...more
With recovery in financial markets starting to take hold it is an exciting time to launch our Global Financial Markets Insight. The purpose of our new quarterly is to help guide new and experienced users of...more
In the UK decision of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Ltd v Heraldglen Ltd  EWHC 154 (Comm), it was held that the ‘September 11' terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center were two separate events...more
Backstop Capital Requirements, Higher Loss Absorption, Global Insurance Capital Standards: What Applies to Whom and When?
In July 2013, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) designated nine insurance groups as global...more
On 25th October 2013, new regulations became effective which govern how life and non-life insurers in Thailand may conduct investment and engage in other business. While the regulations are lengthy and detailed, we have...more
Limitations on liability and disclaimers of damages for breach of contract claims are commonplace in outsourcing, licensing and procurement agreements. These provisions can create contentious negotiations as the parties seek...more
On October 9, 2013, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) took a significant step toward developing a first-ever risk-based global insurance capital standard (ICS). The target date for development of...more
Pine Top Receivables of Ill., Inc. v. Banco de Seguros Del Estado, No. 12 C 6357, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81516, 2013 WL 2574596 (N. D. Ill. June 11, 2013).
An Illinois federal court granted a reinsurer’s motion to...more
On 4 September 2013, the European Commission published a long-anticipated communication that detailed far-reaching plans to reform the shadow banking industry. The envisaged reform project anticipates a five point approach,...more
Teal Assurance Co. Ltd. v. W R Berkley Ins. (Europe) Ltd. and Aspen,  UKSC 57 (31 July 2013).
The Supreme Court of England and Wales has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that an insured cannot choose the order in...more
The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) started an “investigation” of whether certain non-U.S. reinsurers that do business in New York may be violating the Iran sanctions by insuring companies involved in...more
In Teal Assurance Company Ltd v WR Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd the Supreme Court considered whether an insured and its captive insurer were entitled to choose the order in which claims were paid under a tower of insurance...more
RECENT CASE SUMMARIES -
GOOD NEWS FOR ARBITRATORS FROM THE SUPREME COURT?
Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, 133 S. Ct. 2064 (2013).
In a non-reinsurance case, the United States Supreme Court recently...more
Listing rule changes regarding the new IPO sponsors regime -
The much anticipated new regulatory regime for IPO sponsors will come into effect this October. Details of the reforms under the new regime have been...more
The now iconic song of 1969 aptly describes the insurance regulatory activity we are seeing in the summer of 2013.
During the last two weeks of July, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)...more
Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong unveiled new plans to develop mainland China’s first free trade zone in Shanghai last January....more
The Financial Stability Board (FSB), tasked by the G-20 to prevent a future financial crisis, on July 18, 2013, designated nine large insurance groups as Global Systemically Important Insurers (G-SIIs), three from the United...more
“Limited Judicial Discretion: The Superior Court Refuses to Compel an Insurer to Renew to Provide Coverage in the Context of Liquidation.”...more
On July 11, 2013, the Central District of California held that a liability insurer is not required to reimburse its insured for costs arising out of a breach of contract class action claim....more
In This Issue:
- CONNECTICUT AUTO BODY SHOPS AWARDED MILLIONS IN CONNECTICUT UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT CLASS ACTION AGAINST THE HARTFORD:
In a closely-watched Connecticut state court action that has dragged on for...more
In Kostelac v. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, 2013 WL 1668245 (11th Cir. Apr. 17, 2013) (unpub.), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the forum non conveniens doctrine to a coverage...more
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of insurance regulatory activity at the federal, state and international level. Individually these developments are noteworthy; taken together, they evidence the depth and breadth of...more
On June 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) that “formalizes and strengthens cross-border...more
OneBeacon Ins. Co. v. Aviva Ins. Ltd., No. 10-7498, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70212 (E.D. Pa. May 17, 2013).
A Pennsylvania federal court granted partial summary judgment to a reinsurer on statute of limitations grounds,...more