As a global law practice with lawyers and other advisers drawn from a variety of jurisdictions, Mayer Brown is subject to differing regulations according to the jurisdictions in which we practise and the jurisdictions in which individual lawyers and other advisers are admitted to practise. This area provides information regarding the regulation of our professionals in the indicated countries:
Belgium - Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
Mayer Brown Europe–Brussels LLP is a limited liability partnership established in the State of Illinois (United States of America), 71 S Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois USA 60606. The Brussels office is located at
Avenue des Arts 52
B – 1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 502 5517
F: +32 502 5421
Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP is registered for VAT purposes in Belgium (VAT Number BE 0839.577.560.
The Belgian lawyers practicing at Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP are admitted within Belgium to practice as lawyers and are members of the Brussels Bar, List “A”, under the professional title “advocaat” or “avocat”.
Mayer Brussels Europe-Brussels LLP also includes a number of lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of the Brussels Bar, List “B” (non EEA lawyers) or “E” (EEA lawyers), and are members of foreign bars.
Further information can be found under People.
The professional rules and principles of professional conduct for practising lawyers who are members of or are registered with the Brussels Bar are available at the websites www.barreaudebruxelles.be (Brussels Bar French-language Order) and www.baliebrussel.be (Brussels Bar Dutch-language Order).
We may from time to time use online information sources, including electronic verification, to meet our client due diligence obligations pursuant to the money laundering regime.
JSM Beijing Representative Office
Suite 1102, Tower 2, China Central Place
79 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025
People's Republic of China
T: +86 10 6599 9200
F: +86 10 6598 9277
JSM Guangzhou Representative Office
Suites 2035, VILI International Hotel
No. 167 Linhe Xi Road
People's Republic of China
T: +86 20 8755 1581
F: +86 20 8755 1536
JSM Shanghai Representative Office
Suite 2301, Tower II, Plaza 66
1366 Nan Jing Road West
People's Republic of China
T: +86 21 6032 0200
F: +86 21 6120 1068/9
Information about our practice in Hong Kong is set out below.
France - Mayer Brown
20 Avenue Hoche
T: +33 (1)53 53 43 43
F: +33 (1)53 53 03 83
Mayer Brown is registered for VAT purposes in France (VAT Number FR77410080261).
Except where otherwise indicated, the attorneys (avocats) of Mayer Brown in France are registered with the Paris Bar (Barreau de Paris).
The Barreau de Paris (http://www.avocatparis.org/) is the representative and regulatory body for French avocats.
"The Internal Rules of the Paris Bar" (Réglement Intèrieur du Barreau de Paris) published by the Barreau de Paris sets out the rules and principles of professional conduct for practising attorneys.
Germany - Mayer Brown LLP
The Supreme Court of Illinois has issued a Certificate of Registration to Mayer Brown LLP, a registered limited liability partnership, dated July 1, 2003, and a Limited Liability Partnership Statement of Qualification has been filed with the Secretary of State of Illinois as part of Assigned File # 000-793.
Mayer Brown LLP
60327 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 (0)69 79 41 0
F: +49 (0)69 79 41 100
Mayer Brown LLP
T: +49 211 86224 0
F: +49 211 86224 100
The professional title “Rechtsanwalt” has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. All “Rechtsanwälte” of the offices in Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the “Rechtsanwaltskammer” (Bar Association) of their respective location.
Competent Bar Associations:
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
The relevant professional regulations for “Rechtsanwälte” are:
BRAO – Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung
BORA – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte
FAO – Fachanwaltsordnung
RVG – Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz
EuRAG – Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland
Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union
The professional title “Steuerberater” has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. All “Steuerberater” of the office in Frankfurt am Main are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the “Steuerberaterkammer” (Chamber of Tax Accountants) of Hessen.
Competent Chambers of Tax Accountants:
The relevant professional regulations for “Steuerberater” are:
DVStB - Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz
BOStB - Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer
StBGebV - Steuerberatergebührenverordnung
The professional title “Notar” has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. All “Notare” of the office in Frankfurt am Main office are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the “Notarkammer” (Chamber of Notaries) Frankfurt am Main.
Competent Chambers of Notaries:
Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main
Value Added Tax (VAT) Identification Number
DE 811 526 943
Hong Kong - Mayer Brown JSM
Mayer Brown JSM is a general Hong Kong partnership which is regulated by The Law Society of Hong Kong. We use the term "partner" to refer to a partner of Mayer Brown JSM or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing or qualification, and to a partner of or lawyer with equivalent standing in another Mayer Brown Practice. A list of names of the partners of the general Hong Kong partnership, Mayer Brown JSM, and their professional qualifications may be inspected at our office or by following this link to the list of partners.
Mayer Brown JSM
16th - 19th Floors, Prince's Building
10 Chater Road
Central, Hong Kong
T: +852 2843 2211
F: +852 2845 9121
The Law Society of Hong Kong is the regulatory body for solicitors in Hong Kong.
The "Hong Kong Solicitors' Guide to Professional Conduct" published by The Law Society of Hong Kong sets out the rules and principles of professional conduct for practising solicitors and can be accessed by the following link: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/professionalguide/volume1/default.asp.
Lawyers based in the Hong Kong office who are not admitted as solicitors in Hong Kong are subject to regulation by The Law Society of Hong Kong and/or by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission.
We may from time to time use online information sources, including electronic verification, to meet our client due diligence obligations pursuant to Practice Direction P of The Law Society of Hong Kong.
Singapore - Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
We practice through Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. a licensed foreign law practice, which is a limited liability company registered in Singapore, and is an associated entity of Mayer Brown JSM. Our company registration number is 201114070Z.
6 Battery Road, #11-06
T: +65 6327 0233
F: +65 6225 3166
Thailand - Mayer Brown JSM (Thailand) Ltd.
We practice law in Thailand through Mayer Brown JSM (Thailand) Limited which is a limited liability company registered in Thailand, and is an associated entity of Mayer Brown JSM.
Mayer Brown JSM (Thailand) Ltd.
Unit 903-4, Sathorn Square Office Tower
98 North Sathorn Road,
Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
T: +66 2 108 8555
F: +66 2 108 1555
United Kingdom - Mayer Brown International LLP
Mayer Brown International LLP is a limited liability partnership (registered in England and Wales with number OC303359) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our registered office is 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF. We use the term "partner" to refer to a member of Mayer Brown International LLP or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing or qualification and to a partner of or lawyer with equivalent standing in another Mayer Brown Practice. A list of members' names and their professional qualifications may be inspected at our registered office or by following this link to the list of members. Details of our members are also found on the Lawyers section of this site. Our professional indemnity insurer is Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited of 3rd Floor, Two Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7YE, United Kingdom. The territorial coverage is worldwide for Mayer Brown International LLP.
Mayer Brown International LLP is registered for VAT purposes in the United Kingdom (VAT Number GB 802 4368 52).
London - Main UK Office
Mayer Brown International LLP
London EC2M 3AF
T: +44 20 3130 3000
F: +44 20 3130 3001
London - St Mary Axe
Mayer Brown International LLP
30 St Mary Axe
London EC3A 8EP
T: +44 (0)20 7398 4600
F: +44 (0)20 7623 7965
Except where otherwise indicated, members of Mayer Brown International LLP in the United Kingdom hold a Practising Certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Some members of Mayer Brown International LLP practising in the United Kingdom are members of foreign bars and are foreign lawyers registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (http://www.sra.org.uk/home.page) is the regulatory body, and the Law Society of England and Wales (http://www.lawsoc.org.uk) is the representative body, for solicitors in England and Wales.
Important information for clients
The SRA requires us to provide clients with certain information which can be found in this Information Sheet.
HANDLING OF CLIENTS' FUNDS AND ACCOUNTING FOR INTEREST
Mayer Brown International LLP ("we" or "our") will, at the request of clients and at our discretion, receive, hold and transfer funds relating to matters on which we are engaged. How we handle client funds is governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules. Our policy relating to client funds and the payment of interest is set out below.
Circumstances in which we will accept client funds
We only accept client funds where they arise from or are in relation to an underlying transaction on which we have been engaged by the client.
Rejection of funds received
If, after a reasonable period of due diligence (generally 5 working days), we cannot identify funds we have received as arising from a transaction on which we are engaged we will either retain the funds pending further investigation or may at our discretion return them to the originator bank.
Clearing banks at which client funds are held
We maintain separately identified client accounts with a bank or banks of our choosing. These are presently held with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London. Separate accounts are maintained for our clients' principal operating currencies, presently Pounds Sterling, Euros, United States Dollars and Hong Kong Dollars.
You use our client account at your own risk. We accept no liability for loss or damage you suffer if our bank collapses or for reasons outside our control our bank is otherwise unable to transact business or transfer funds in a timely manner or at all.
All client funds will be held in instant access General Client Accounts unless we and the client agree otherwise (see below).
Designated Client Accounts
Where we consider it appropriate (for example where we anticipate holding significant client funds relating to a specific matter for a certain length of time) and if agreed by our client we may open a separately designated account with our bank. With our and our client's agreement we may open joint accounts with other firms of solicitors at other banks.
If a client requests and we agree we will use overnight, money market, bid deposit or other equivalent deposit arrangements through our bank.
Interest on client funds
- General Client Accounts:
- Interest on these instant access accounts will be paid at a rate equivalent to that paid by our bankers (presently RBS) on a reference account (Business Reserve or Corporate Call Deposit account, dependent on the currency of the account), subject to a de minimis provision (see below).
- Interest on funds received or paid out electronically will be calculated from and to the date of movement.
- Interest on funds received or paid out by cheque will be calculated from the date we bank the cheque until the date we draw the cheque for payment unless, in our discretion, we consider this will give rise to a material disadvantage to the client or us (as the case may be) in which case interest will be paid on the period for which cleared funds are held.
- Interest will be calculated and compounded on the same periodic basis as the RBS reference accounts.
- Interest will be calculated for each matter (or combination of matters where they are related). Unless we agree otherwise in writing with a client if interest exceeds £50 or other currency equivalent, the full amount of interest will be accounted for to the client after the matter has completed. In some circumstances and at our discretion we may remit interest on account of the full amount due during the course of the matter.
- Designated and Deposit Accounts and arrangements:
- The full amount of interest earned on these accounts and arrangements will be added to the client's funds at the time that they are credited to the account or balance.
- We will account to the client for the full amount of interest credited to the account after the matter has completed. In some circumstances and at our discretion we may remit interest on account of the full amount due during the course of the matter.
The "Solicitors' Code of Conduct" published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority sets out the rules and principles of professional conduct for practising solicitors and can be accessed by the following link: http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.
We are committed to providing a high quality service and clients are welcome to review our complaints handling policy. Clients may be eligible to refer a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman ("LeO"), although such complaints need to be referred within the time periods set out in the complaints handling policy. More information is available at LeO's website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
Lawyers based in the United Kingdom who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales are subject to regulation by the Bar Council of England and Wales or by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission.
Investment and insurance
We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at http://www.fca.org.uk/register.
We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are members of the Law Society. We can provide these investment services if they are a necessary part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide. No communication to you or on your behalf to another person will be an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity.
We may from time to time use online information sources, including electronic verification, to meet our client due diligence obligations pursuant to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
Vietnam - Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam
We practice law in Vietnam through Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam [which is a limited liability company registered in Vietnam, and is an associated entity of Mayer Brown JSM].
Mayer Brown JSM (Vietnam)
17th Floor, Saigon Tower
29 Le Duan Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: +84 83 822 8860
F: +84 83 822 8864
Mayer Brown JSM (Vietnam)
12th Floor, Pacific Place
83B Ly Thuong Kiet,
Hoan Kiem District,
T: +84 43 825 9775
F: +84 43 825 9776
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