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Mayer Brown partners Lisa Ferri and Terri Gillis listed among top 250 women in intellectual property law

Media Coverage
September 2014
Bermuda Re/Insurance
Insurance partner Stephen Rooney (New York) is quoted in this article regarding innovation in the insurance industry.
News Releases
29 September 2014
Mayer Brown represented leading biotechnology company Adaptimmune Limited on its $104 million Series A financing round led by a group of leading public and private healthcare focused venture funds. UK-based Adaptimmune is focused on the use of T cell therapy with engineered T cell receptors to treat cancer and infectious disease and plans to use the proceeds from the Series A financing to advance the company’s internal programmes into the clinic in multiple cancer indications. The company has clinical operations in Oxford, UK where University of Oxford is a longstanding shareholder and at the University of Pennsylvania.
News Releases
23 September 2014
Mayer Brown JSM has advised Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO), the Dutch Development Bank, on a subscription for 15% of the equity in Hamkorbank, one of the most successful midsize private commercial banks in Uzbekistan and a public company traded on the Tashkent Stock Exchange. Together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which has been a shareholder in Hamkorbank since 2010, FMO and IFC will collectively hold a 30% stake in Hamkorbank.
News Releases
17 September 2014
Mayer Brown represented private equity firm The Jordan Company and packaging equipment company Pro Mach Inc. on The Jordan Company’s sale of Pro Mach to affiliates of private equity firm AEA Investors LP. Pro Mach is a leading manufacturer of integrated packaging and processing equipment solutions, and provider of training, installation, parts, and service for customers worldwide.
News Releases
4 September 2014
Mayer Brown represented international chemical group Solvay in its acquisition of the Ryton® PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for $220 million. Ryton® PPS replaces metal parts to make cars lighter and more energy efficient. The transaction expands Solvay’s offering of high-performance polymers.
News Releases
4 September 2014

Matter selected in “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets” category

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, advised on the transaction that The American Lawyer named “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets (Worldwide)” as part of its second annual Global Legal Awards.

Media Coverage
4 September 2014
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report (subscription required)
Corporate & Securities partner Reb Wheeler and Tax Transactions and Consulting partner Jason Bazar (both Chicago) are quoted on tax inversion deals in the US.
News Releases
2 September 2014
Mayer Brown represented private equity firm The Jordan Company on the sale by its affiliate, The Resolute Fund II, L.P., of Casco Automotive Group, a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Ltd., to Amphenol Corporation for $450 million. Casco is a market leading supplier of highly engineered interior connectivity, power connectivity and sensor products to the worldwide automotive market.
Media Coverage
September 2014
Westlaw Journal White-Collar Crime
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcus Christian and associate Stephen Lilley (Washington DC) discuss privacy, the search and seizure of electronic devices such as cellphones, recent court decisions and the possibility that the courts will further extend Fourth Amendment protections.
Media Coverage
27 August 2014
International Financing Review
Banking & Finance partner Jason Kravitt (New York) is quoted on the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approval of "Regulation AB II" measures.
Media Coverage
25 August 2014
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Scott Chesin and associate Michael Rayfield (both New York) provide a checklist of rules that a New York lawyer must follow to ensure that any errors during the course of trial are properly preserved.
News Releases
21 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been named a finalist in 12 categories of the Americas Tax Awards 2014 sponsored by International Tax Review. The annual awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North and South America in 2013-2014.
Media Coverage
21 August 2014
Law360
Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle (New York) is quoted from a post he authored in Mayer Brown's Government Contracts blog in an article discussing the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit's ruling in Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. v. US.
News Releases
21 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Jeff Legault has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. Previously, Mr. Legault was a partner with Reed Smith in New York.
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
7 August 2014
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Banking & Finance partner Barbara Goodstein (New York) examines how to perfect a lien when assets are or become fixtures and how to determine the priority of that lien.
Media Coverage
6 August 2014
The Am Law Daily
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Rich Steuer (New York) and Corporate & Securities partner Christian Fabian (Chicago) are quoted in an article discussing the challenges involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
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.
News Releases
5 August 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Marc Shapiro and Jill Block have joined the firm as partners in the Real Estate practice in New York. Previously, Mr. Shapiro and Ms. Block were partners with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in New York.
Media Coverage
4 August 2014
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report (subscription required)
In a bylined article, Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Mark Leeds (New York) examines the new mixed straddle rules issued by the US Internal Revenue Service.
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
1 August 2014
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency partners Brian Trust, Joel Moss and associate Monique Mulcare (New York) discuss the impact of the ruling in the case In re Interstate Bakeries Corp. in the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Media Coverage
29 July 2014
International Treasurer (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner Josh Cohn (New York) is quoted on Ukraine-related sanctions enacted by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
News Releases
29 July 2014
Firm also named a finalist for “IP: Hatch-Waxman (Branded) Litigation Team of the Year”

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Intellectual Property partners Lisa Ferri and Terri Gillis (both New York) have been named finalists in the “Intellectual Property: Hatch-Waxman (Branded) Litigator of the Year” category of the 2014 LMG Life Sciences Awards sponsored by Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG). In addition, Mayer Brown has been named a finalist in the “Intellectual Property: Hatch-Waxman (Branded) Litigation Team of the Year” category. The awards honor the best life sciences practitioners and firms over the last 12 months from the United States, Canada and Europe.
Media Coverage
16 July 2014
The National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lauren Goldman (New York) is quoted on Mayer Brown's annual analysis of the US Supreme Court's business docket.

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