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Foreign investment in the Indian insurance sector – the mega-reform download subscription

Khaitan & Co 21-Apr-2015

Foreign investment limit in the insurance sector has been increased from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, and other changes.

US: user-based insurance – more regulation on the way download subscription

Dentons 20-Apr-2015

The National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) recently released the findings of its study on telematics-supported usage-based insurance.

Representations and warranties insurance in M&A transactions download subscription

Dentons 8-Apr-2015

Negotiations over representations and warranties and the related indemnification in M&A transactions are often time-consuming and costly, even where the parties fully agree upon the purchase price.

US: New indexed universal life illustrations model heading for consensus download subscription

Dentons 7-Apr-2015

Regulators and industry representatives who have been grappling with new rules concerning Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) illustrations for the past year came together in person on 26 March.

Isle of Man introduces insurance special purpose vehicle download subscription

DQ 2-Apr-2015

The Isle of Man has introduced new insurance special purpose vehicle (ISPV) legislation which enhances the island’s already attractive insurance business offering.

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New insolvency rules on hold weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Apr-2015

The introduction of the new insolvency rules is now likely to be delayed until 2016.

Validation of dispositions of property made after the winding up petition weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Apr-2015

If a winding up petition is made to court, any disposition of the company’s property, transfer of shares or alteration in the status of the company’s members is void, if not validated by the court.

The effect of liquidation or dissolution on a fixed-charge receivership weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Apr-2015

What is the effect of liquidation/bankruptcy and dissolution on the ability of a fixed-charge receiver to exercise the powers usually given to a receiver under the LPA or mortgage deed?

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Family Briefings

The election promises: employment law download subscription

Collyer Bristow 27-Apr-2015

The key political battlegrounds laid bare.

Jersey: employment law changes download subscription

Carey Olsen 27-Apr-2015

Employers must have strong policies in place, particularly with the family-friendly rights coming in in September, as the law in these areas can be technical.

Sisters lose power of attorney roles download subscription

B P Collins 24-Apr-2015

A judge has ruled that two sisters who “detest each other” should no longer be in control of their sick mother’s finances.

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Recoverability of costs and the ECHR — an impending incompatibility? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 2-Oct-2014

This article considers the current adjournment in the case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another (No 2) and its potential effects on litigation funding.

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Redundancy pay rate set to rise download subscription

IBB Solicitors 11-Mar-2015

Annual increases to statutory redundancy pay will take effect from 6 April. The statutory maximum an employee will be able to receive will be £14,250.

The reporting of child sexual abuse: some statistics download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Feb-2015

In the past few years the reporting of child sexual abuse has increased dramatically. In this context it is interesting to read research by the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.

Non-disclosure of assets: civil partnership divorce case labelled ‘unique’ download subscription

IBB Solicitors 10-Feb-2015

Lady Justice Black has granted permission for a case brought by a former civil partner against her late ex-partner’s estate to be heard in the Court of Appeal.

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Litigation Briefings

Legality of private parking charges issue settled download subscription

B P Collins 27-Apr-2015

Legal history was made by the Court of Appeal on 23 April 2015 in the case of ParkingEye v Beavis.

Moore v Secretary of State: the consequences for gypsy and traveller planning download subscription

No5 Chambers 27-Apr-2015

This is the title of a seminar presented by Tim Jones of No5 Chambers.

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Company Briefings

Safeguarding corporate reputation download subscription

Schillings 27-Apr-2015

Schillings’ latest report shows reputation management has a direct bearing on share value.

Motivating Generation Flex download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 27-Apr-2015

The younger generation see office life as a waste of time, and their work motivations are different too. So how do you retain them?

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