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News Releases
30 January 2015
Mayer Brown JSM advised Cinda International Capital Limited as the sole sponsor, sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner on the approximately HK$286 million Time2U International IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Time2U International is a leading PRC brand-owner of economical quartz analogue watches and OEM manufacturer of quartz analogue watches. Founded in 1994 initially as a manufacturer of watches and related products, the company designed its own watches under the Time2U and Jonquet brands in 2010 and subsequently launched a sub-brand Color in 2012 to target different segments of consumers.
Media Coverage
29 January 2015
The American Lawyer
Employment & Benefits partner Elizabeth Stern (Washington DC) was quoted in this article discussing global mobility and migration.
News Releases
29 January 2015
Mayer Brown has been named by Law360 as a “Practice Group of the Year” for 2014 in the Banking, Product Liability and Project Finance categories. The award recognizes law firms “that came through for their clients in 2014, sealing the big deals and winning the high-stakes suits.”
Media Coverage
29 January 2015
Law360
Capital Markets partner, James B. Carlson (New York), is quoted in this article discussing Audit Committees.
Media Coverage
28 January 2015
Inside Counsel
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Evan Tager and Miriam Nemetz (both Washington DC) discuss Young v. UPS.
Media Coverage
28 January 2015
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Carmine Zarlenga is quoted in this article discussing Airbus.
Media Coverage
27 January 2015
BloombergBNA Pensions & Benefits Daily (subscription required)
ERISA Litigation partner Nancy Ross (Chicago) was quoted in this article discussing the M&G Polymers v. Tackett opinion.
Media Coverage
27 January 2015
Vietnam Streamlines Payment Reporting To Strengthen Fraud Control
David Harrison is quoted in this story which looks at how Vietnam has streamlined its payment reporting to strengthen fraud controls by issuing Circular 31. David said that the new legislation sought to protect Vietnam’s improved AML record and E-transactions are expected to increase, as the government has introduced legislation limiting the use of cash for certain high-value transactions.
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.
Media Coverage
27 January 2015
IFLR
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lauren Goldman (New York) is quoted on how institutional investors are embracing more shareholder activism.
Media Coverage
27 January 2015
Modern Healthcare
ERISA Litigation partner Nancy Ross (Chicago) was quoted in this article discussing the M&G Polymers v. Tackett opinion.
Media Coverage
27 January 2015
Inside Counsel
Corporate & Securities partner Bill Kucera (Chicago) is quoted in an article discussing how M&A due diligence goes wrong.
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
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
26 January 2015
Law360
Mayer Brown earned Product Liability Group of the Year from Law360.  Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Hank Bullock (New York) and Daniel Ring (Chicago) were quoted in the feature of the group.
Media Coverage
26 January 2015
South China Morning Post
In a bylined article, Hong Tran examines amendment to the Employment Ordinance which entitles new fathers to three days off with pay.
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.
Media Coverage
26 January 2015
Law360
ERISA Litigation partner Nancy Ross (Chicago) is quoted in this article discussing the US Supreme Court case between M&G Polymers USA LLC and retirees over the vesting of health care benefits.
Media Coverage
January 2015
World Data Protection Report
In a bylined article, Duncan Abate, Hong Tran and Anita Lam provide numerous sample clauses and tips for companies to refer to when negotiating the terms of a SMAC agreement. The article aims to help build trust and confidence between coompanies and their SMAC provider.
Media Coverage
25 January 2015
Slate
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Andrew Pincus (Washington DC) is interviewed regarding a suit before the US Supreme Court challenging a law banning fundraising by judicial candidates.
Media Coverage
January 2015
World Data Protection Report
In a bylined article, Gabriela Kennedy and Karen Lee examine the first prison sentence imposed under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and analyse its implications to individuals and employers.
Media Coverage
24 January 2015
LA Times
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner John Nadolenco (Los Angeles) is featured in this article discussing the Bahia Emerald.
Media Coverage
23 January 2015
The Huffington Post
In a bylined article, Government Relations senior advisor Toby Moffett (Washington DC) writes about losing an election.
Media Coverage
23 January 2015
IFLR (subscription required)
Capital Markets partner Edward Best (Chicago) was quoted in this article discussing company acquisition.
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.

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