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Understanding which deadlines are extended by the recent IRS guidance for hybrid plans
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

In October 2011, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2011-85, announcing their intent to extend certain requirements applicable to hybrid pension plans such as cash balance plans.

Individually designed retirement plans - amendment deadline for “Cycle A” employers
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • November 9 2011

Individually designed retirement plan documents are subject to an IRS-required five-year amendment cycle.

The impact of Janus: a loss for the commission
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2011

The narrow focus of Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First derivative Traders, 131 S.Ct. 2296 (2011) may have a significant impact in private damage actions and SEC enforcement cases.

FINRA revises its proposal on private placements
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • October 28 2011

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed new Rule 5123 (Private Placements of Securities), which would require FINRA member firms (“members”) to provide investors in private placements with detailed information about the intended use of proceeds of the private placement, including offering expenses and compensation of members.

New california employment laws
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

A number of new laws have been enacted recently.

Diligence in business transactions: a brief primer
  • Venable LLP
  • Global
  • September 20 2011

In a competitive economy, businesses make strategic decisions regarding acquisition targets in merger and acquisition transactions based upon projected outcomes related to post-transaction operations.

CFPB issues warning against loan scams after natural disasters
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

Given the high number of natural disasters that has affected the country in recent months and the financial pressures that often accompany such devastation, the CFPB issued a warning on its website to consumers against contractor and lender financial scams and set out some helpful guidance.

Stock rationalisation
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2011

Registered Providers (RPs) are under the twin pressures of finding alternative sources of finance and maximising efficiency under the new Affordable Housing Programme.

SAIC-proposed debtequity swap registration measures - a new way for foreign creditors to acquire equities in PRC companies
  • Mayer Brown
  • China
  • August 24 2011

On 18 August 2011, the PRC State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) released a draft (for public consultation)1 of the Administrative Measures on Registration of Debt for Equity Swaps (the Draft Measures).

Campbell’s reaches preliminary settlement in low-sodium soup class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

The Campbell Soup Co. will change its low-sodium tomato soup labels under a settlement with a class of consumers who sued the company in a New Jersey federal court in 2010, alleging that these products cost more while actually containing about the same level of sodium as the company’s regular tomato soup.