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Baker McKenzie | Australia | 17 Jun 2019

Australian Regulator Provides Update to ICO and Crypto-asset Information

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released an update to Information Sheet 225 Initial coin offerings and


Baker McKenzie | Russia | 16 May 2019

Digital Transformation in Russia: Keeping It Competitive

Digital transformation is a major priority for businesses in Russia. Companies in Russia face a far-reaching digital transformation. Broader than just


Baker McKenzie | USA | 3 May 2019

Trump Executive Order Brings Renewed Scrutiny of ESG Investing and Proxy Engagement by Pension Funds

On April 10, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order intended to promote investment in domestic energy infrastructure. The Executive Order on


Baker McKenzie | USA | 18 Sep 2018

Understanding the Definition of Compensation: A Key Element of Tax-Qualified Plan Administration

This article first reviews the statutory definitions of compensation and then looks as some common situations where definitional mishaps can occur as


Baker McKenzie | USA | 8 Aug 2018

ERISA Class Actions After Epic Systems

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class action waiver contained in an employee’s arbitration agreement is both


Baker McKenzie | Global | 11 Jul 2018

Managing Global Pension Risk

Now is the time to consider opportunities to manage global pension cost and risk. Many employers have already frozen their defined benefit plans and


Baker McKenzie | USA | 15 Jun 2018

Do Your Benefit Plan Provisions Match Your Actual Practice?

Almost all plan documents contain some level of administrative provisions outlining how the plan is intended to operate (e.g., number of committee


Baker McKenzie | USA | 30 May 2018

DOL Halts Enforcement of Expanded Fiduciary Rule and SEC Proposes Regulation Best Interest

The Fifth Circuit recently vacated the US Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) 2016 fiduciary rule that had expanded ERISA’s fiduciary definition to those


Baker McKenzie | USA | 23 May 2018

Reorganizations Derailed by ERISA

Corporations reorganize to reduce costs, eliminate liabilities, improve efficiencies or a combination of all three. Rarely, if ever, does a corporate


Baker McKenzie | USA | 20 Apr 2018

Actuary’s Assumptions Regarding Withdrawal Liability Rejected

Employers facing potential withdrawal liability when closing facilities or withdrawing from underfunded multiemployer pension plans received some

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