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2015
Legal Update
28 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Pensions Ombudsman has finally published the first three in a series of determinations dealing with complaints relating to pensions liberation. Eagerly awaited by the pensions industry, these determinations contain useful guidance for trustees on how to deal with transfer requests where they suspect a pensions liberation purpose.
News Releases
27 January 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown acted for US private equity firm Värde Partners on the financing of its acquisition of the £250 million Titan real estate portfolio from Aviva Commercial Finance.
Audio
27 January 2015
UK Employment Law - Another View
Nick is joined by Clare Nicolaou, in-house employment lawyer at Game Retail, to discuss the recent case of Game Retail v Laws. This is the first reported EAT decision on disciplinary action concerning allegedly offensive comments posted by an employee on his Twitter account. Clare discusses the issues in the case and learning points coming out of it. The link to the case mentioned has been posted on Twitter by Nick. Please follow Nick at Nicholas Robertson@Nicholasrober11.
Media Coverage
26 January 2015
Law360
Mayer Brown earned Project Finance Group of the Year from Law360. Banking & Finance partners Barry Machlin (Chicago), Ian Coles (London) and Christopher Erckert (Washington DC), and Government & Global Trade partner Joe Seliga (Chicago) are quoted in the feature article.
Media Coverage
January 2015
Transfer Pricing International Journal
Bylined article by London Tax partner James Hill on the UK’s reaction to the BEPS Action Plan - Guidance on Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting.

A similar version of this article first appeared in Transfer Pricing International Journal, January 2015.
News Releases
26 January 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Gaw Capital Partners, the Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm, on the purchase and financing of London’s Tower Place on behalf of Ping An Insurance.
Media Coverage
23 January 2015
Institutional Real Estate Investor
(subscription required)
London head of Real Estate Christopher Harvey is quoted in an article on how London’s Crossrail project demonstrates how infrastructure can reshape a city’s real estate dynamics.
Legal Update
January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Brochure
January 2015
A short guide to some of the key legal developments for intellectual property and data protection in 2015.
Media Coverage
21 January 2015
Law360
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Greg Deis, William Michael, Vince Connelly, and associate Mike Frisch (all Chicago) and partners  Kelly Kramer, and Larry Urgenson (both Washington DC) discuss recent FCPA enforcement actions that reflect several trends and provide important reminders for companies operating abroad.
Media Coverage
19 January 2015
IFLR (subscription required)
Bylined article by Kevin Hawken, Carol Hitselberger and Jason Kravitt on why the revised securitisation framework will affect both US and EU banks differently.

This article was first published by IFLR, 19 January 2015.
Media Coverage
16 January 2015
IFLR (subscription required)
London Banking & Finance partner Mayank Gupta is quoted in an article on Russia's emergency legislation to try and save the country from a financial crisis.
Audio
16 January 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick reviews three cases. The first case looks at whether an obese claimant was protected against discrimination. The second gives guidance on which individual employees transfer over on a TUPE transfer, and the third is a case where the Court decided that a binding settlement had been concluded before the parties had signed any settlement agreement.
Media Coverage
15 January 2015
Law360
Banking & Finance partners Matthew Ingber and Mark Hanchet (both New york) are quoted throughout Law360’s prolife on Mayer Brown’s banking practice, which is recognized as one of the publication’s “Banking Groups of the Year.”
News Releases
13 January 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Taikang Life Insurance Company on the purchase of Milton Gate. It is the first investment in the UK real estate market for the Chinese life insurance firm. Taikang Life acquired the prime 201,666 sq ft of office space located at 60 Chiswell Street, from AGC Equity Partners and is fully let to law firm Addleshaw Goddard.
Media Coverage
8 January 2015
The Times (subscription required)
David Allen, Head of Litigation in London, is quoted in an article looking at predictions for legal market in 2015.
News Releases
8 January 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised Budapest Airport on its comprehensive refinancing, which was named “Europe Refinancing Deal of the Year” in the annual Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2014. The awards recognise deal innovation, best practice, problem solving, risk mitigation, value for money and speed of delivery in the financing of infrastructure projects.
Media Coverage
7 January 2015
HR Magazine
Bylined article by head of London's Employment group Nicholas Robertson and senior associate Laura Pharez on why it is important to have a comprehensive whistleblowing policy in place.
Audio
29 December 2014
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the Taxation of Pensions Act, which implements the tax-related aspects of the DC reforms announced in the 2014 Budget, and the Bill’s progress through Parliament.
Media Coverage
21 December 2014
Bloomberg
Michael Regan, head of Construction & Engineering in London, is quoted in an article on Middle East and Qatar infrastructure and trade opportunities.
Legal Update
December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Newsletter
December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Legal Update
December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
De facto directors can be held liable for the acts of a company despite not having been actually appointed as a director. The Court of Appeal has issued some useful guidance on the factors to be considered when looking at whether a person is a de facto director.
Media Coverage
18 December 2014
Reuters
London Employment partner Stefan Martin is quoted in an article on the European Court of Justice’s ruling that obesity can be consider a disability.

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