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UK Launches Antitrust Review of the Wholesale Insurance Broker Market

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The UK Financial Conduct Authority has launched a market study into whether competition works well in the insurance broker market. The Impact: The FCA has begun a fact-finding review into the role of...more

European Commission Consults on Operations of European Supervisory Authorities

by Jones Day on

On 21 March 2017, the European Commission published a consultation paper on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs")...more

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2017"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss how the prospect of a new chair and three new commissioners at the FTC may impact the agency's approach to cybersecurity regulation, a new Massachusetts...more

Antitrust & Distribution Alert - The End of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

On 31 March 2017, the EU Insurance Block Exemption Regulation n° 267/2010 (“IBER”) will expire and will not be renewed. Therefore, the types of cooperation it covered will fall under the general rules of competition...more

Insurer Antitrust Exemption in Europe in Jeopardy

by Baker Donelson on

In the United States, the McCarran Ferguson Act provides insurers with an exemption from the federal antitrust laws. Enacted in 1945, the Act provides that conduct that constitutes the "business of insurance" is outside the...more

European Commission Proposes Non-renewal of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

by Locke Lord LLP on

The European Commission has recently issued a Report announcing its preliminary view that the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (“IBER”) should not be renewed when it expires on March 31, 2017. The IBER provides an...more

Securities Regulation and Class Action Trends in Canada

From the 2016 PLUS D&O Symposium session “Shareholder Activism and Litigation in Canada,” David Conklin (Goodmans LLP), Orestes Pasparakis (Norton Rose Fulbright Canada), Paul Emerson (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance)...more

[Webinar] Find Out How Your Approach to Compliance Training Compares To Hundreds of Your Peers - July 22, 10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET

by NAVEX Global on

Join us for this free webinar as we reveal the results of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report. Find out how your program compares to the 600+ training professionals who weighed in this year. You’ll find...more

D&O in Brazil and Latin America

From the 2015 PLUS D&O Symposium session “Emerging International Exposures: What’s Next in Your Neck of the Woods?,” moderator Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., RPLU (RT ProExec) and panelists Marcus Smithson (Assicurazioni Generali...more

Insurance Antitrust Legal News: Volume 3, Number 5

by Dickinson Wright on

European Antitrust "Block Exemption" for Insurance Under Review: In the United States, the McCarran Ferguson Act (15 USC 1011-1015), enacted by Congress in 1945, provides the insurance industry with a limited exemption...more

Insurance Antitrust Legal News - July 2013 • Volume 2, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

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

New York’s Highest Court Interprets Both State and Federal Antitrust Law and Limits Extraterritorial Application

Global Reinsurance Corp. v. Equitas Ltd., No. 53 (NY Ct. App. 2012), addresses the sufficiency and, more pertinent for our purposes, the extra-territorial reach of antitrust claims under New York’s antitrust statute, the...more

Insurance Antitrust Legal News - May 2012 • Volume 1, Number 1

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: - McCarran Repeal Legislation Passes in the House In late March, legislation that would repeal the health insurance industry’s antitrust exemption, contained in the McCarran Ferguson Act (15 USC...more

New York Court of Appeals Holds That State Law Cannot Reach a Purely Foreign Antitrust Conspiracy

by White & Case LLP on

In a decision that may reverberate beyond the antitrust context, New York’s highest court — the Court of Appeals — held that the state’s antitrust statute lacks the extraterritorial scope to reach a purely foreign alleged...more

Health Headlines - May 16, 2011

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - FTC Bars Texas Physician Group From Joint Price Negotiations - Blue Cross Announces Intention To Participate In Florida Medicaid Program - Court Issues Significant Guidance Concerning When...more

The Brave New World of Doing Business With Iran

by John Boscariol on

Companies are facing an increasingly complex web of domestic and international sanctions regimes concerning transactions involving Iranian parties and investments in Iran. Developments in recent days suggest that Canadian...more

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