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Civil fraud in a banking context - A strategic approach

Civil fraud is unfortunately thriving and a raft of recent and ongoing cases involve banks - often as victim of the fraud. We would like to invite you to this seminar which is designed for litigators and other lawyers who may need to deal with civil frau ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 10/10/2017 - 10:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How “reasonable” are pension scheme members’ expectations that benefits will not be changed?

In IBM UK Holdings Limited and another v Dalgleish and others [2014], the High Court held that IBM’s actions in respect of pension benefit changes amounted to a breach of its duties. It was not the nature of the scheme changes themselves that constituted ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 09/29/2017 - 10:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Does Brexit expose the UK to claims from foreign investors?

Matthew Buckle, a Senior Associate in our London office, questions whether regulatory changes following Brexit might expose the UK to claims from foreign investors and, if so, what hurdles such claims might face. Matthew Buckle specialises in interna ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 09/28/2017 - 08:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal Court of Justice (BGH): In principle, the lex fori concursus determines whether a foreign pension is subject to attachment

The German Federal Court of Justice has recently held (BGH, court order of 20.7.2017 – IX ZB 63/16) that the scope of the insolvency estate is determined by the lex fori concursus and that this also applies to earned income and pension income. The extent ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 09/13/2017 - 09:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Emerging Markets Restructuring Journal

We are glad to share with you the fourth issue of The Emerging Markets Restructuring Journal, a publication that was founded by Cleary Gottlieb lawyers and features contributions from colleagues and advisors around the world, focusing on emerging markets ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 09/13/2017 - 09:02 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Pensions briefing - Walker v Innospec Limited - Supreme Court rules same sex survivors’ pensions cannot be restricted to members’ post-2005 service

In a landmark ruling handed down on July 12, 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) has allowed an appeal by Mr Walker against his employer, Innospec Limited, ruling that survivor benefits for same sex partners cannot be restricted to those calculated only on the ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 09/13/2017 - 08:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

European Data Protection Conference

Our 5th annual European Data Protection Conference will take place on Tuesday 3 October in London, Wednesday 4 October in Paris, Thursday 5 October in Frankfurt and Tuesday 10 October in Amsterdam. The half day sessions will run from 08:30 for registra ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 08/30/2017 - 12:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Essential Pensions News

Essential Pensions News covers the latest pensions developments each month. TPR finalises its “professional trustee” description and monetary penalties policy Of general interest is the publication by the Pensions Regulator (TPR) on August 10, 2017, ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 08/30/2017 - 12:48 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation

Professor Bork (University of Hamburg) and Dr van Zwieten (University of Oxford) have maintained academic rigour in the contributions from a dozen leading scholars and practitioners, producing an authoritative, useful and readable analysis of the legisla ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 07/31/2017 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

The Pensions Regulator’s Annual Funding Statement 2017 – a robust approach to the supervision of scheme funding

On May 15, 2017, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published its latest annual funding statement, together with a summary, in which it outlines a more proactive approach to ensuring defined benefits (DB) scheme members receive their benefit entitlements. The ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 09:44 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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