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Mayer Brown Legal Business Prize 2014

Audio
22 August 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three cases, two of which deal with reasonable adjustments and disability discrimination, and the third considers whether an employer can prevent an employee from resigning in breach of contract but then not pay any salary to the employee.
Audio
22 August 2014
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the Government’s response to its “Freedom and Choice in Pensions” consultation on the new changes to the way that members can access their DC benefits from April 2015, and the recently published draft Taxation of Pensions Bill.
News Releases
22 August 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as senior lender on a €100m senior facility agreement to Invista European Real Estate Trust, a European commercial property trust.
Legal Update
August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
We are pleased to present the August 2014 edition of our Trustee Quarterly Review.
News Releases
18 August 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Spain's Liberbank on a combined offering consisting of a €317 million accelerated share sale and a €475 million rights offering.
Media Coverage
15 August 2014
Market
Global head of Mining Ian Coles is quoted in an article on the regulation required for deep-sea mining licenses.
Legal Update
13 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has affirmed a WTO dispute settlement panel’s March 2014 finding that China’s export restraints on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum are inconsistent with China’s WTO obligations.
Legal Update
August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this issue, we discuss insurance regulatory developments in certain key jurisdictions around the world.
Media Coverage
2014
Media Coverage
9 August 2014
International Financing Review
(subscription only)
London Employment & Benefits partner Andrew Stanger is quoted in an article on the new proposed rules on remuneration for bankers.
Audio
8 August 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at two whistleblowing cases in this episode, one of which looks at whether it is possible to dismiss a whistleblower who has become unmanageable. The third case this week looks at an imaginative award of damages for breach of a restrictive covenant.
Media Coverage
8 August 2014
Corporate Counsel
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Kelly Kramer, Larry Urgenson (both Washington DC) and Alistair Graham (London) are quoted from a Mayer Brown Global Financial Markets Initiative Teleconference discussion about the international enforcement of anticorruption laws.
Legal Update
August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The High Court has rejected the argument that amounts owing to British Gas Trading Ltd (BGT) under post-administration, deemed contracts for the provision of gas and electricity are automatically classed as expenses of the administration. The court has reserved for consideration, however, whether and if so how an administrator’s conduct may give the liability super priority or bring the salvage principle into play.
Media Coverage
7 August 2014
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Kelly Kramer, Larry Urgenson (both Washington DC) and Alistair Graham (London) are quoted from a Mayer Brown Global Financial Markets Initiative Teleconference discussion about the international enforcement of anticorruption laws.
News Releases
7 August 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised BHF-BANK AG on the financing of the acquisition of lichtbasis meissner-spahn gmbh (lichtbasis) by Finatem Beteiligungsgesellschaft. Established in 2000, lichtbasis is one of Europe’s leading wholesalers for lighting technology.
Article
6 August 2014
On July 22nd and 23rd, we held our annual Fund Finance Mid-Year Market Update Panels, this year in Los Angeles and San Francisco (the “Market Updates”). Based on our experiences and the views expressed by the panelists at the Market Updates, capital call subscription credit facilities have continued their positive credit performance and growth momentum in the first half of 2014.
Article
6 August 2014
On December 10, 2013, the federal financial agencies approved joint final regulations implementing section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly referred to as the Volcker Rule.
Newsletter
6 August 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
In this Summer 2014 edition of our Fund Finance Market Review, we discuss some of the more noteworthy trends impacting the subscription credit facility and fund finance markets, including our views of the challenges and opportunities created by an increasingly prominent regulatory framework.
Article
6 August 2014
Over the last ten years, there has been a steady trend transition from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans.
Article
6 August 2014
A subscription credit facility, also frequently referred to as a capital call facility, is a loan made by a bank or other credit institution to a private equity fund.
Media Coverage
July/August 2014
The Banking Law Journal
Banking & Finance partners Simon Grieser, Jörg Wulfken (both Frankfurt) and Frederick Hyman (New York) discuss that when a review by the European Central Bank of the quality of the collateral held by ship finance banks is completed, many banks may need to strengthen their balance sheets and offload risky assets.
Legal Update
5. August 2014
Sanierungsprivileg für Verlustnutzung bei Körperschaften europarechtswidrig
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Der EuGH hat mit Beschluss vom 3. Juli 2014 die vorhergehende Entscheidung des EuG bestätigt, so dass die Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit ihrer Nichtigkeitsklage gegen den Beschluss der EU-Kommission, mit dem die Sanierungsklausel gem. § 8c Abs. 1a KStG wegen eines Verstoßes gegen das Beihilfenrecht der EU für rechtswidrig erklärt wurde, endgültig gescheitert ist.
News Releases
4 August 2014
Partner Devi Shah also named among the “Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professionals” of 2014 

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, advised on the transaction named “Energy & Services Turnaround of the Year” by Global M&A Network at its 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards, which honor excellence from the restructuring and turnaround communities worldwide. Winning transactions were selected in 50 restructuring/turnaround awards categories, based on criteria such as number of creditors, jurisdiction, pre/post workout, sustainability, operational/client/HR metrics, timeliness, leadership, and resourcefulness.
Media Coverage
2 August 2014
Media Coverage
1 August 2014
The Times (subscription required)
Article on Argentina’s debt default situation notes warning from Litigation & Dispute Resolution senior associate Mark Stefanini "aggressive hedge funds could redouble their efforts to seize Argentina’s overseas possessions, using a discovery order from the US court".

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