Skip to main content
London

London

Mayer Brown International LLP
201 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3AF
United Kingdom
T+44 20 3130 3000
F+44 20 3130 3001
  • AddRemove
  • Build a Report 
Legal Update
21 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”.
Legal Update
July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA have been drafted narrowly and may end up protecting no one other than the beneficiaries of the Olympic Airlines pension scheme.
Media Coverage
July 2014
Construction Law Review
Bylined article by Construction & Engineering partner Jonathan Hosie in which he examines how some of the FIDIC forms of contract treat the issue of unforeseen physical conditions. He also looks briefly at the prerequisites for advancing a claim for extra time or money under the FIDIC forms and comments on a recent case decided in the Technology & Construction Court in London concerning the FIDIC Yellow Book.

An abridged version first appeared in the Construction Law Review published by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in July 2014.
Book
July 2014
For most companies and their owners, an initial public offering (IPO) is a “once-in-in-a-lifetime” event that may represent the culmination of many years of hard work. The IPO may provide both the shareholders and management of the company with a significant sense of accomplishment and will arguably be one of the most important milestones in the corporate evolution of a company, for its owners, management, employees and other stakeholders.
Media Coverage
14 July 2014
Building (Subscription required)
Bylined by London Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie discussing the Ethiopian market and why new entrants should proceed with care when investing in the country.
Audio
11 July 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at a three cases in different areas of employment law this week. The first clarifies the process for determining whether a reasonable adjustment should have been made for a disabled employee. The second case looks at whether it was relevant that employee had been off ill, when considering if he had delayed too long in resigning to claim constructive dismissal. Finally we have a rare case on damages for failure to comply with the subject access provisions of the data protection legislation.
Media Coverage
10 July 2014
City AM
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services, is quoted in an article on the ECJ hearing on clearing houses, which will determine whether vast amounts of business will need to be moved into the eurozone.
Media Coverage
7 July 2014
Financial News (subscription required)
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services, is quoted in an article on the European Court of Justice ruling on cleaning houses, which will determine whether vast amounts of their business will need to be moved into the eurozone.
Media Coverage
3 July 2014
CNBC Africa
London Corporate & Securities partner Greg Stonefield is interviewed live on CNBC Africa discussing the investment landscape in Africa.
Media Coverage
2 July 2014
CNBC
London CDR senior associate Mark Stefanini discusses Argentina's bond default and the difficulties facing the country on CNBC.
News Releases
2 July 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Alifabs Group, specialists in the definition, production and supply of products and services to support infrastructures for government, travel & communications networks, in its sale to CommScope, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) a provider of connectivity and essential infrastructure solutions for wireless, business enterprise and residential broadband networks.
News Releases
1 July 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised the founders and majority shareholders of global manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lenses and aftercare solutions, Sauflon Pharmaceuticals, in its sale to The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), a US listed global medical device company, for US$1.2 billion.
Legal Update
June 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Today, Monday 30 June, a new law on flexible working requests comes into effect.
Media Coverage
30 June 2014
HR Zone
London Employment partner Christopher Fisher and associate Jennifer McGrandle are quoted in an article on the new UK flexible working regulations, which came into force on 30 June 2014.
Audio
27 June 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
In our 50th Episode, Nick looks at two cases dealing with disability discrimination, both of which come to decisions favourable to employers, and looks at the most recent case from the European Court on holiday pay.
News Releases
26 June 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, advised the issuer on the transaction named 2014 “Transaction of the Year (Non-Life)” by Trading Risk at its annual awards ceremony, which acknowledges exceptional work in the (re)insurance convergence market. Five insurance-linked securities transactions completed in the last year were nominated for this award. Mayer Brown advised on four of the five nominated transactions.
Legal Update
June 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Welcome to the latest edition of the Mayer Brown Mining Update which focuses on some of the key legal issues and developments that have been affecting the Mining sector over recent months.
Media Coverage
23 June 2014
The Times
(subscription required)
Head of Antitrust & Competition in London Gillian Sproul is quoted in an article on the challenges by a hospital operator, a health insurer and a doctors’ association over the Competition and Markets Authority’s shake-up of Britain’s private medical industry.
News Releases
20 June 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, represented GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWP), a biopharmaceutical company, and selling shareholders in a $169.8 million US public offering of American Depositary Shares on the Nasdaq Global Market led by Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Cowen and Company.
News Releases
20 June 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised property and development company Helical Bar plc, on its offering of £100 million Guaranteed Convertible Bonds due 2019.
Video
June 2014
Edmund Parker, Global Co-Head, Derivatives & Structured Products, discusses the new 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions (running time 19:58).
Media Coverage
18 June 2014
International Tax Review
(subscription required)
London had of Tax Sandy Bhogal is quoted in an article on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants accusing the coalition government of making the UK tax system more complex and confusing for both individuals and businesses.
Audio
18 June 2014
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
In this episode Richard Goldstein talks about recent developments in DC governance.
Media Coverage
17 June 2014
Bylined article by London Litigation partner Kwadwo Sarkodie on the impact of proposed plans to reform South Africa’s arbitration law.

A similar version of this article first appeared in Global Arbitration Review, 17 June.
Media Coverage
16 June 2014
The Times
(subscription required)
Comment piece on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement about new rules which will make manipulation of the foreign exchange markets a criminal offence. Alistair Graham, London Commercial Litigation partner at Mayer Brown is quoted as saying “The threat of prison is used with great effect in the US but it is questionable how many convictions will be achieved as a result of this style of enforcement in the UK,” Ed Parker, Global Co-Head of Derivatives at Mayer Brown, who is also quoted, warns of the dangers of excessive legislation. “It’s a tightrope: too strong regulation, and business may fly to easier climes; and too light, and a loss of market confidence may be just as harmful.”

The Build a Report feature requires the use of cookies to function properly.  Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently.  If you do not accept cookies, this function will not work.  For more information please see our Privacy Policy

You have no pages selected. Please select pages to email then resubmit.