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Media Coverage
October 2014
Human Resources
In a bylined article, consultant Anita Lam looks at the recent Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill in Hong Kong and discusses the impact the Bill will have on all goods and services providers and their customer-facing employees. 
Media Coverage
21 October 2014
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
In a bylined article, counsel Paul Chandler and associate Lei Shen (both Chicago) discuss privacy issues in M&A transactions.
Media Coverage
20 October 2014
Reuters
Insurance partner Stephen Rooney (New York) is quoted in this article discussing how an insurer could hedge the adverse financial impact of a possible pandemic.
Media Coverage
October 2014
Computer Law & Security Review
Bylined article by Gabriela Kennedy, Hong Tran and Karen Lee as they examine how blind recruitment ads might fall foul of data privacy laws in Hong Kong and the guidelines provided in the Information Leaflet in relation to the use of recruitment ads.
News Releases
20 October 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Gaw Capital Partners and a consortium of Asian investors on the acquisition of Exchange Tower in London’s Docklands for £191 million.
Media Coverage
20 October 2014
Law 360
In a bylined article, Hospitality & Leisure partner Andrew MacGeoch and associate Emily Wong (both Hong Kong) discuss how hotels can control the consquences of events outside their control.
Media Coverage
20 October 2014
Financial Advisor
Corporate & Securities partner Stephanie Monaco (Washington DC) is quoted in this article summarizing a panel she moderated at the annual conference of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
News Releases
20 October 2014
China’s growth and appetite for foreign direct investment (FDI) has made Africa its largest investment destination, according to a new report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for leading global law firm, Mayer Brown. The report, “Playing the Long Game: China’s Investment in Africa”, finds that whilst energy and mineral resources have attracted the most Chinese FDI, investments and activities that support Africa’s physical infrastructure is underestimated.
Media Coverage
17 October 2014
The Washington Post
Government & Global Trade special counsel Mark Gitenstein (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing President Obama's recent appointment.
Media Coverage
17 October 2014
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted in this article discussing Mexico's recent energy overhaul.
News Releases
16 October 2014
Mayer Brown represented Dublin-based helicopter lessor The Milestone Aviation Group and a consortium of financial investors led by private equity firm The Jordan Company in Milestone’s $1.775 billion stock sale to GE Capital Aviation Services, the aircraft leasing unit of GE. Milestone is the world’s largest helicopter-leasing company by fleet value and the first global aircraft operating lease company focused exclusively on the helicopter market. Mayer Brown also represented the financial investors in initially forming Milestone in 2010 and in multiple capital raising transactions.
Media Coverage
15 October 2014
Compliance Week (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Matthew Rossi (Washington DC) is quoted in this article concerning recent SEC actions.
Media Coverage
15 October 2014
Corporate Crime Reporter
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Larry Urgenson (Washington DC) is quoted on the globalization of corporate crime prosecutions.
Media Coverage
14 October 2014
Federal News Radio
Government Contracts partner Marcia Madsen (Washington DC) is interviewed on why a lot of the issues members of Congress are talking about today are things the SARA panel looked at in 2006.
Media Coverage
13 October 2014
Bloomberg BNA
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Dale Giali (Los Angeles) is quoted in this article discussing food label lawsuits.
Media Coverage
13 October 2014
Corporate & Securities partners Philip Brandes and Todd Bowen (both New York) are mentioned in this article covering some of their recent work.
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13 octobre 2014
Media Coverage
13 October 2014
Pensions & Investments
Employment & Benefits partner Nancy G. Ross (Chicago) is quoted in an article on pension-related cases being heard by the Supreme Court.
Media Coverage
13 October 2014
International Financial Law Review (subscription required)
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Jeffrey Taft (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing Walmart's customers and their need for financial services.
Media Coverage
13 October 2014
ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL
Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency (RBI) partner Tom Pugh and Litigation senior associate James Rix are featured in this article which looks at their recent charity involvement, driving over 10,000 kilometres from London to Ulaanbaatar, in the Go Help Charity Mongolia Rally 2014.
News Releases
13 October 2014
Mayer Brown represented private equity firm The Jordan Company III, L.P., on the acquisition by its affiliate, The Resolute Fund III, L.P., of American Freight of Ohio, Inc. and related companies (“American Freight”). American Freight is a leading discount furniture retailer.
Media Coverage
12 October 2014
Wall Street Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Larry Urgenson (Washington DC) is quoted in an article on internal bribery probes and attorney-client privilege.
Media Coverage
10 October 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcia Goodman (Chicago) is quoted in this article discussing how to avoid EEOC suits over wellness programs.
Media Coverage
10 October 2014
Law360
The oral arguments earlier this week in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, a U.S. Supreme Court case involving removal procedures under the Class Action Fairness Act, took an interesting and potentially surprising turn.
News Releases
10 October 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG as arranger and dealer on the establishment of a EUR 5 billion Debt Issuance Programme of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG as issuer. CSSF in Luxemburg approved the respective prospectus.

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