Remuneration

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Determing remuneration of insolvency practitioners

Having performed their work, insolvency practitioners frequently find their claims for remuneration disputed by the creditors of the insolvent company. This tension is due to a clash of interests: creditors hope to obtain as...more

Proposed German Equal Pay Act May Complicate Remuneration Issues

Statistics reveal a difference of 7 percent between the remuneration paid to men and that paid to women with the same qualifications in Germany. The average hourly wage even shows a difference of 22 percent, making pay...more

Bill 186: Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act (Strengthening Retirement Security for Ontarians), 2016, Introduced

On April 14, 2016, the Ontario government introduced the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act (Strengthening Retirement Security for Ontarians), 2016, as Bill 186 (Bill or Act) in the Ontario legislature. The government...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #12

Basel Committee reports on adoption of the Basel framework - The Basel Committee has published its tenth progress report on adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework as part of the Committee’s regulatory consistency...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #10

ESMA updates MAD Q&A - ESMA has published an updated version of its Q&A on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive (MAD). A new question regarding investment recommendations has been added. (Source: ESMA...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 14

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Approves FINRA’s Proposed Expansion of Supplement Schedule for Derivatives and Off-Balance Sheet Items - On April 5, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 16-11...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Joins European Banking Authority in Call for Legislative Changes on Application of...

The European Securities and Markets Authority published its final report on Guidelines on the sound remuneration policies under the Units in Collective Undertakings Directive and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Disclosure of Information on Commodity Derivatives Markets or Related Spot Markets under MAR - On March 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") opened a public...more

EBA Publishes Report on Benchmarking of Remuneration Practices at the European Union Level and Data on High Earners in 2014

On March 30, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published aggregated data on high earners earning €1 million or more per financial year. The EBA has analyzed the data provided to it for the year 2014 and compared it to...more

Discrimination and Childcare Vouchers

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held on 9 March 2016 in Peninsula Business Services Ltd v Donaldson that it was not unlawfully discriminatory for an employer to suspend the payment of childcare vouchers during...more

UK Regulators Will Not Apply Bonus Cap Requirements to Smaller Firms

The Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority jointly announced that they will comply with all aspects of the European Banking Authority's Guidelines on Sound Remuneration Policies published in December...more

What's Happening on UCITS V?

Where are we on implementation? Are we nearly there yet? Yes and no. The UCITS V directive comes into force on 18 March 2016. But: Additional implementing rules (known as "Level 2") on the duties of UCITS...more

Important Changes for Physicians from the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Part I (Stark Changes)

On November 16, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (Final MPFS). The Final MPFS addresses changes to the physician fee schedule and related policies,...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

AIFMD – ESMA Updates its Q&A on AIFMD Application - ESMA updated its questions and answers on the application of the AIFMD on 2 and 15 December 2015. The 2 December update focussed on various questions around leverage...more

"Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opens Doors to Russia-Incorporated Issuers"

On January 15, 2016, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published its Country Guide on Russia and placed Russia on its list of “acceptable jurisdictions,” formally signifying that Hong Kong’s sole regulated stock...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #2

MoU between CMA and FCA on consumer protection powers - CMA has published on MoU establishing a framework for cooperation between CMA and FCA on the use of concurrent powers under consumer protection legislation. The...more

The EBA’s New Remuneration Guidelines: Expanding the Scope of the Bonus Cap

On 21 December 2015 the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published its final guidelines on sound remuneration policies (the “Guidelines”), together with its opinion on proportionality (the “EBA Opinion”)....more

EBA publishes remuneration policy guidelines

EBA has published its guidance on the governance process for sound remuneration policies. The guidelines clarify the process for identifying those categories of staff to whom the specific remuneration provisions of CRD4...more

EBA consults on retail banking remuneration guidelines

EBA is consulting on its draft guidelines for remuneration policies and practices related to the sale and provision of retail banking products and services. The draft guidelines apply to remuneration paid to staff employed by...more

White & Case ECB News – Issue 2, 2015: 60 seconds around the globe – ECB News Issue 2, 2015

China - Changes to Employee contribution rates for work related injury insurance and maternity insurance - As of 1 October 2015, employer contribution rates for injury-at-work insurance and maternity insurance have...more

Finance Bill 2016: asset manager remuneration reform

Following years of targeting the banking industry in order to increase tax revenue, the UK Government has started to focus its attention more keenly on the remuneration of asset managers (particularly carried interest...more

TIA publishes Remuneration Principles Update

TIA has published an update on its Principles of Remuneration for 2015. It highlights the changes, making it clear that members now expect long-term incentives should have a performance and holding period of at least five...more

Commission consults on CRD4 remuneration

The Commission has issued a consultation to help it produce a report on the efficiency of the CRD4 remuneration rules. The Commission is particularly interested in views on the possible impact of the “Maximum Ratio Rule” on...more

OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Free Transportation

The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted its most recent advisory opinion addressing a transportation program on October 21. This opinion analyzed a plan for a free van shuttle service provided by an integrated health...more

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Sound Remuneration Policies under the UCITS V Directive and AIFMD

On 23 July 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a consultation on proposed guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the EU’s UCITS V Directive (the UCITS Remuneration Guidelines) and the...more

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