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U.S. Construction Turning Around; Lending and Insurance Follow

With U.S. construction beginning to turn around, we're starting to see innovative delivery systems many contractors may be unfamiliar with. Continue reading →

10 Questions No Non-Executive Director Should be Afraid to Ask

Ten questions to help non-executive directors (“NED’s”) determine whether they enjoy adequate protection under a company’s D&O program. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed — And Holy Foreclosures

This week: hedge fund premiums, banking gambles, Madoff, Mets, an AME Church,foreclosures, and a White-hot development Continue reading →

How to Tell if You Have a “Domestic Transaction” Under Morrison

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit seeks to clarify 2010 Morrison ruling on what constitutes a domestic transaction. Continue reading →

What Tohoku Taught Us About Supply Chain Risk

The 2011 Tohoku disaster revealed prevalent misconceptions about supply chain exposures. Continue reading →

Political Pressure Builds Around Solvency II

The Solvency II debate has now even made it into Prime Minister’s questions in the UK House of Commons. Prime Minister David Cameron said last week that the new European regulatory regime is a “good example of ill thought-out EU legislation”. He … Continue reading →

The Social Media Revolution After Tohoku

eNCOMPASS: Japan One Year Later

Social media proved a critical information source after the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat, so we developed a tool to use it during disasters Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – With Another Iceland Phenomenon

Bjork in 2012

1. Nada De Novo ~ Not a Single New Bank in 2011 While banks continue to fail at an alarming rate (12 just since the beginning of this year), an even more disturbing revelation came to light this week: 2011 … Continue reading →

Willis Health Care Reform Survey: What Employers Think

COST IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Willis Human Capital Practice surveyed more than 2,300 employers in a wide range business sizes, industries, and geographic regions to learn how things were going in their preparation for Health Care Reform (PPACA). What we found was that the costs and benefits of the Act are coming into greater focus for employers now that the Act has entered the implementation phase. Continue reading →

Dodd-Frank Act Annotated for Financial Institutions

We’ve gone through the Dodd-Frank Act with our clients in mind and prepared an annotated version as a reference or starting point for your study of the Act. Continue reading →