Books Reviews by Paul J.Omar and David Ehmke

L’Application du règlement 1346/2000 relatif aux Procédures d’Insolvabilité aux Groupes des Sociétés (The application of the European Insolvency regulation to corporate groups: an Anglo-French perspective) by Myriam Mailly.

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Wrongful trading in Europe by Mihai Lanţoş

All modern European systems of law in force today provide for some sort of liability system for directors of companies, triggered by situations related to insolvency. If in some cases the obligations of the directors or the liability cases are loosely defined (holding the directors liable if general duties are disregarded), other pieces of legislation provide detailed and specific situations for misconduct leading to personal liability.

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Brexit's Impact on Cross-Border Insolvencies by Charles Draper

On 29 March 2017, the Government of the United Kingdom activated Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, formally commencing the UK’s exit from the EU.

 

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 fixed the exit date for 11pm on 29 March 2019. With only just over 6 months remaining until the UK officially divorces from the European Union, we summarise the current position and impact of withdrawal on EU-UK cross-border insolvency proceedings.

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Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Pensions Briefing - DC Bulk Transfers - New without consent regime | June 2018

In April 2018, the Pension Regulator (the Regulator) released guidance for trustees on the new regime for bulk transfers between trust arrangements offering 'pure' money purchase or defined contribution (DC) benefits. This follows the coming into force on April 6, 2018 of amendments to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) Regulations 1991 (the Preservation Regulations).
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Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Essential pensions news | June 2018

The highlighted article this month is: Pensions Regulator: compliance and enforcement bulletin for Q1 of 2018 The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its latest compliance and enforcement bulletin, covering the first quarter of 2018. The quarter coincided with the end of the staging period for auto-enrolment and therefore saw a significant rise in the use of TPR’s enforcement powers. For example, the number of fixed penalty notices rose from 7,435 to 11,156 and the number of escalating penalty notices increased from 1,440 to 2,770.
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Insurance Focus - June 2018

In this edition of Insurance Focus, we look at some challenging new areas of law. How can firms ensure that their application of artificial intelligence doesn’t harm customers and impact the firm’s reputation? We look at a best-practice model for AI governance in insurance models. D&O is on the rise globally as attitudes change in relation to executive accountability. Consequently, regulators and shareholders are increasingly incentivised to tackle corporate misconduct. We consider how the regulator in Australia is now getting tough on corporate crime.
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