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JOBS Act Analysis: How Start-ups Can Attract Small Investors Online Without Being Unfriended by the SEC (4th in a Series)

A primary goal of the JOBS Act (the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act“)[i] was to facilitate raising capital by reducing regulatory burdens for organizations. One avenue through which it attempts to do this is by easing the rules relating to … Continue reading →

Driving Down the Age, Driving Up the Risks?

The Northern Ireland Environment Minister Alex Attwood this week made proposals that would impact young drivers: Reduce the age at which a learner can begin driving lessons, and possibly obtain a full license, to 16 Allow learner drivers to practice … Continue reading →

Willis 2012 D&O Dictionary: No Longer Lost in Translation

Words and language can be viewed as living constructs, dynamic and evolving as we speak. But when preparing for or participating in a meeting with specialists on Directors & Officers liability (D&O) insurance or—excuse the thought—a D&O claim, it can … Continue reading →

A Cautionary Tale for Company Secretaries & General Counsel

On 3rd May 2012 the highest Appeal Court in Australia delivered a judgment focusing on the importance the Court attaches to the accuracy of board minutes and press releases, confirming the need for general counsel and company secretaries to have … Continue reading →

Aerospace Insurance Remains a Buyers’ Market

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As the latest Willis Aerospace Aviation Products Market Review reveals, the Aerospace market remains a buyers’ market in every sector. Continue reading →

$2 Billion Hedge of Darkness : The Risks Hiding in Today’s Complex Portfolios

By now everyone knows that JPMorganChase reported a $2 billion loss. But did you know that the same team responsible for the loss generated a profit of $5 billion in 2010? Where were the inquiring regulators and the politicians then? Continue reading →

Can We Position Ourselves for a Renewable-Based Future?

Let me correct the massive amount of misinformation about the UK Prime Minister's April speech on the Green agenda at the Clean Energy Ministerial. Continue reading →

A New Litigation Landscape in the UK?

This month, Royal Assent was granted to the unpromisingly named “Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act”.  Although you would not guess it from the title, aspects of this new Act have the potential significantly to alter the landscape … Continue reading →

David Cameron Supports British Insurers Over Solvency II, LOL

Cameron promises backing to UK insurers in the ongoing Solvency II negotiations to ensure that the new European regime doesn't put Britain at a disadvantage Continue reading →

The Rebirth of Mold Claims?

Landlords, co-ops, and condo boards should be concerned about court ruling on health link to mold exposure. Continue reading →