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News Releases
1 October 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown was celebrated for having the Best Vacation Scheme in both the all firm and international/city firm categories and the Best for Training – Vacation Scheme at the AllAboutLaw.co.uk Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes Awards 2014-2015.
Media Coverage
October 2014
Corporate Counsel
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bill Michael (Chicago) was quoted in an article discussing regulator response to small payments
News Releases
30 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that New York Intellectual Property partners Lisa Ferri and Terri Gillis were named by Managing Intellectual Property to its “IP Stars –Top 250 Women in IP” list of the leading female intellectual property lawyers in the United States. Ms. Ferri and Ms. Gillis also were named to the publication’s inaugural list in 2013.
Media Coverage
30 September 2014
CNBC Africa
London Corporate & Securities partner Greg Stonefield is interviewed live on CNBC Africa discussing the the reasons behind a rise in fund investing and the target sectors in Africa.
Media Coverage
30 September 2014
Global Turnaround
London Mining Partner Rachel Speight and Ashley Katz, joint head of Mayer Brown's Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency group in London are quoted in an article on the Nordic Mines restructuring deal, which the firm advised on.
News Releases
30 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised AIM listed Velocys plc, the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GLT), on its equity fundraising of £52 million by way of a placing.
News Releases
30 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Budapest Airport on the refinancing of €1.35 billion loan facilities and associated interest rate swaps.
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
29 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Nancy G. Ross has joined the firm in Chicago as a partner in the Employment & ERISA Litigation practice. She was previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Media Coverage
26 September 2014
CIO Magazine
Business & Technology Sourcing partner Dan Masur (Washington DC) is quoted extensively in this article on resolving IT outsourcing disputes before they happen. 
News Releases
25 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, was named “US Tax Court Firm of the Year” at the annual Americas Tax Awards sponsored by International Tax Review. The firm also was named “Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year” and advised on two matters that were named deals of the year.
News Releases
25 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that the 2015 edition of Chambers Latin America ranked the firm in four practice categories and recognized nine Mayer Brown lawyers with nine rankings in six practice categories.
Media Coverage
25 September 2014
Inside Counsel
Business & Technology Sourcing partners Paul Roy and Brad Peterson (Both Chicago) discuss current issues in outsourcing. 
Media Coverage
23 September 2014
Law360
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Jason Bazar (New York) is quoted in this article about new rules for tax inversions.
Media Coverage
23 September 2014
Corporate Counsel
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Richard Rosenfeld (New York) and Michael Martinez (Washington DC) were quoted in this article detailing a recent Mayer Brown webinar.
Media Coverage
September 2014
Pratt's Energy Law Report
In this bylined article, global head of Mining Ian Coles discusses mining rare earth elements.
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.
Media Coverage
23 September 2014
Bloomberg
London Employment & Benefits partner Andrew Stanger is quoted in an article on the EBA analysing bankers’ employment contracts to determine how role-based allowances are factored into their pay packets.
Media Coverage
23 September 2014
Bloomberg BNA
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Jason Bazar (New York) is quoted in this article about the impact of new rules for tax inversions.
Media Coverage
23 September 2014
Compliance Week
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Larry Urgenson (Washington DC) is quoted extensively in this article on FCPA enforcement.
Media Coverage
22 September 2014
Africa Business Review
Global head of the Africa Group Ian Coles is quoted in an article on Africa's increasing importance to global investors.
Media Coverage
19 September 2014
Tax Journal
London head of Tax Sandy Bhogal is quoted in an article on the 2014 deliverables of the OECD/G20 BEPS action plan.
Media Coverage
19 September 2014
Thompson Reuters Eikon
Banking & Finance partner Paul Forrester (Chicago) is quoted regarding the current state of securitization.
News Releases
19 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Nordic Mines on the restructuring of the project finance facilities provided by its lenders.

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