What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

In connection with this month’s elections nationwide, ballots in nine states included initiatives to legalize the use of medical or recreational marijuana. All but one of the ballot measures passed. With the relaxation of drug laws nationwide and dispensaries popping up rapidly, commercial property insurers have available to them amazing ... Read More »

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Since its enactment six years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) has faced numerous challenges from Republicans attempting to repeal the law. Though previous efforts, through both legislation and litigation, have been unsuccessful, the election of Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress likely portends at least ... Read More »

A Clean Energy Conundrum

A Clean Energy Conundrum

A recent New York Times article (“Windmill and Solar Panels, or Nuclear Reactors”, NY Times, 11/14/16) highlights what could be an interesting dilemma for both developing and industrialized nations seeking to de-carbonize in tandem with the Paris Accord. The article describes the tension between the development of concentrated solar power ... Read More »

Company procedure update

Company procedure update

In the last few In Counsel updates we have repeatedly raised the changes to company law brought about by the new register of people with significant control (PSC Register) which came into force on 6 April 2016. However, the PSC Register regime is not the only change to the Companies ... Read More »

Important legal news applicable as of 1st December 2016 in the Czech Republic

Important legal news applicable as of 1st December 2016 in the Czech Republic

A brief insight into three significant legal acts, which will become effective in the Czech Republic as of 1st December 2016: 1.    The Act No. 183/2016 Coll., which amends the Act No. 418/2011 Coll., on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities and their Prosecution; 2.    The Act No. 257/2016 Coll., on ... Read More »

Parliamentary Select Committee enquiry into defined benefit pension schemes: Show-stopper or damp-squib?

Parliamentary Select Committee enquiry into defined benefit pension schemes: Show-stopper or damp-squib?

Introduction Not content with its Report on the BHS Scheme (issued on the 20 July 2016) the Parliamentary Select Committee (the Committee) announced on 8 August 2016 a wide ranging enquiry into defined benefit (DB) schemes and asked for written submissions on 5 topics by 23 September 2016. Below is ... Read More »

Reform of the prospectus regime

Reform of the prospectus regime

The European Parliament recently adopted major amendments to the draft Prospectus Regulation (the Regulation) proposed by the European Commission to replace the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (the Directive). The Regulation constitutes an essential step towards the completion of the Capital Markets Union. One of the aims of the Directive ... Read More »

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