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Levels of compensation under the employees’ compensation ordinance in Hong Kong increased following review
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • February 4 2015

All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the

Senior managers regime and employment law implications where are we now?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2015

With the consultation on transitional arrangements for the introduction of the senior managers and certification regimes due to close on 27 February

UK FCA Provides Guidance to Compliance Officers to Help Avoid Breaching Principles
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2015

Legal Update The Financial Conduct Authority's ("FCA") Final Notice setting out its decision to ban Peter Johnson, a former compliance officer of

Court finds no employment contract between the applicant and the respondent
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • December 9 2010

EC insurers are invariably faced with claims where contractors claim to be employees so as to be entitled to employees' compensation

An independent contractor is not a shield to liability!
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 14 2011

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decided in Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Limited v. Waan Chuen Ming (FACV 192009) that an occupier can be liable for injury caused by an independent contractor to the contractor's own employees, even if the contractor is apparently competent

Is an insurance agent an employee or an independent contractor?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 6 2011

This question came before the Court of First Instance in the case of Leung Suk Fong Peggy v The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (HCME 112010

Global Insurance & Regulatory Bulletin - Spring 2016
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 31 2016

On Friday, May 20, 2016, Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) previewed a conceptual

Brexit - What now?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

On June 23 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by a majority of 4 (52 Leave versus 48 Remain). This

Trustee Quarterly Review - August 2016
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

Legal Update In this edition we discuss: Brexit - the impact on UK pension schemes DB funding - the Pensions Regulator’s 2016 statement Cap on early

Seventh Circuit clarifies that defendants may remove class actions unless it is “legally impossible” for $5 million or more to be at stake
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

In a pair of recent decisions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that federal courts have jurisdiction over a class action that has been removed from state court when a defendant estimates that the $5 million amount-in-controversy requirement has been met, unless the plaintiff can show that it would be legally impossible to recover that amount