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The Netherlands Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Netherlands
  • February 6 2017

On 9 December 2016, the Minister of Safety and Justice announced that Dutch corporate law will be further modernised by: (i) introducing rules to

Australia Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

From 1 January, a new MAAL (broadly based on the first limb of the United Kingdom's Diverted Profits Tax) applies to 'significant global entities' to

Week 14 De belangrijkste Hoge Raad uitspraken van deze week, waaronder 'Wetenschap van benadeling bij het aangaan van een overwaarde-arrangement?
  • Houthoff Buruma
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • April 7 2017

De HR bevestigt dat sprake is van wetenschap van benadeling in de zin van art. 42 Fw indien ten tijde van de handeling het faillissement en een

Pensions Update - Winter 2016
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • November 21 2016

Budget 2017 was announced on 11 October 2016 and the implementing Finance Bill was published on 18 October 2016. Together, they contained two

Third Circuit considering if the ‘police power’ exception to the automatic stay extends to the UK Pensions Regulator
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 19 2011

One exception to the otherwise far-reaching scope of the automatic stay is the “police power” exception, which permits a governmental unit to commence or continue an action or proceeding that is in furtherance of its police and regulatory powers (section 362(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code

Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund & Ors v Novo Banco, S.A. 2016 EWCA Civ 1092
  • Ashfords LLP
  • European Union, Portugal, United Kingdom
  • January 25 2017

Following the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo, the Court of Appeal held that a $835m loan had not been transferred to Novo Banco. This case concerns

Moral hazard powers of the Pensions Regulator: how do they apply against a company in insolvency?
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2016

Third parties associated with an employer may find themselves liable to contribute to the employer's occupational pension scheme. Where a pension

Claim for post-bankruptcy pension benefits rejected following “free and clear” purchase of assets
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

A group of retired employees filed a class-action law suit claiming loss of certain retirement benefits. The employees worked for SPX Corporation

Can a trustee in bankruptcy force a bankrupt to cash in pension policies?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

Pensions in payment were within the ambit of section 310(7) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the "Act"), but pensions not in payment were not payments to

Odds and ends PPF guidance on pre-packs, schemes of arrangement and review of bills of sale
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2015

This month's summary of "also ran" update items forms a fairly eclectic mix, however some useful items can be pulled out of them. PPF guidance to