• A house divided: The Canadian Securities Administrators’ “best interest” standard proposal

    On April 28, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released its long-awaited Consultation Paper 33-404: Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients.

    April 29, 2016

  • Essential Corporate News – Week ending April 29, 2016

    Essential Corporate News, our weekly news service covering the latest developments in the UK corporate world.

    April 29, 2016

  • From market hero to less than zero – take-outs from a commodities saga

    How can a Company with an IPO value of a billion dollars file for insolvency a mere seven months later? The financial collapse of global oil trader OW Bunker group will result in the re-writing of risk management manuals. It also poses some wider questions for D&O insurers, directors and regulators.

    April 28, 2016

  • The Supreme Court’s new leave threshold for securities class actions has bite

    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in CIBC v Green was heralded by many defendants as raising the bar for obtaining leave to commence an action under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act.

    April 28, 2016

  • ASX to raise the bar for getting listed

    ASX to raise the bar for getting listed

    April 28, 2016

  • 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secrets

    Yesterday, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Once it receives the expected signature from the President, the DTSA will create a federal private cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the new law has much in common with the well-known Uniform Trade Secrets Act and similar state laws, there are some important differences, the most significant being the availability of ex parte seizure orders. Employers will need to update any policies, handbooks, or employment agreements to provide notice of a...

    April 28, 2016

  • Insurance focus

    In this edition of Insurance focus Tyler Dillard in our London office considers the revolution of the sharing economy and reflects on how insurers have an opportunity to benefit from this growing market.

    April 28, 2016

  • Insuring collaborative consumption:

    It’s not a fad. It’s an unstoppable and sustainable force. Now generating around US$15 billion in global annual revenue according to a recent PwC report, the ubiquitous sharing economy has experienced explosive expansion in the wake of the financial crisis and revolutionised a number of industries, with no indication of decelerating in the short or long term.

    April 28, 2016

  • Putting a premium on certainty?

    Since 1992 certain arrangements between insurers that might otherwise restrict competition in the internal market have been declared to fall within an industry-wide exemption that enables limited cooperation to take place.

    April 28, 2016

  • Dutch market faces ongoing ‘integrity risk’ scrutiny

    In early 2015, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) launched a thematic investigation into integrity risk analyses (integriteitsrisicoanalyses) in the Dutch financial sector.

    April 28, 2016

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