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General Counsel update - February 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global
  • February 27 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Free Trade Agreement Covering the major economies of the Pacific Rim, is thought to be Nearing signature

Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2014

This is a guide to key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead (UK perspective).The developments include changes in employment law

Treasury proposes new resolution authority for systemically significant financial companies
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2009

On March 25, Treasury Secretary Geithner proposed the "Resolution Authority for Systemically Significant Financial Companies Act of 2009," which would grant the FDIC the authority to provide assistance to and to put into receivership or conservatorship "systemically significant financial companies" that fall outside of the FDIC’s existing resolution regime

Financial services regulation - changing of the guard
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2013

This briefing provides an overview of the regulatory structure and the objectives, powers and approach of the regulators of the UK financial services

OSFI releases draft guidance for pensions considering longevity risk hedging
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 29 2013

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) recently released a draft policy advisory intended to provide guidance to

Funds talk: September 2013
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • September 13 2013

The last few years have seen increasing private fund activity in the insurance sector, including acquisitions of existing carriers as well as

Brexit: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 16 2016

On 23 June 2016, a majority of voters in a Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) voted for the UK to leave the EU. The vote

National Conference of Insurance Legislators to draft credit default swaps legislation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2009

As we previously reported here, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators ("NCOIL") has debated whether credit default swaps ("CDS") constitute securities or insurance, and the advantages and disadvantages of regulating the CDS market on a state, rather than federal, basis if such swaps constitute insurance

Safe harbors for derivatives transactions in New York insurance insolvency proceedings
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2011

The New York Insurance Law (Insurance Law) was amended to create a safe harbor for closing out certain derivatives transactions entered into with New York insurers that are placed into insolvency proceedings

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - December 19, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

In what now accounts for standard operating procedure, the past week saw a flurry of last minute activity, as the threat of having to stay in Washington, DC for the week before Christmas appeared to provide the leverage necessary for Congress to finish up much of its end of the year business