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News Releases
12 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Tristan Capital Partners, a London-based real estate investment management company, on the purchase of the Project Tree portfolio for circa £153 million through its European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3 fund (EPISO 3).
Media Coverage
September 2014
Africa Business Review
Bylined article by London International Arbitration partner Kwadwo Sarkodie looking at commercial disputes in Africa and examining how arbitration can assist international investors.

A similar version of this article first appeared in African Business Review on 10 September 2014.
Media Coverage
11 September 2014
The Times (subscription required)
London Corporate & Securities partner Robert Hamill is quoted in an article on the implications of a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum.
Media Coverage
11 September 2014
Bloomberg
Robert Hamill, global co-head of the Energy group, is quoted in an article on the affect Scottish independence will have on the oil & gas sector.
Media Coverage
10 September 2014
Afican Business Review
London Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie discusses how to settle a commercial dispute in Africa.
News Releases
10 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that the 2014 edition of Legal 500 Latin America ranked the firm in the top tier of the Latin America: International Firms – Projects and Energy category for the third consecutive year and named Mayer Brown partners Christopher Erckert and Barry Machlin as “Leading Lawyers” in that category.
News Releases
9 September 2014
For the tenth, eighth and fourth times respectively since its inception, Mayer Brown JSM has received the awards for “Real Estate Law Firm of the Year”; “Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year”; and “Insurance Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2014 ceremony, held in Hong Kong.
Media Coverage
9 September 2014
InsideCounsel
Intellectual Property partner Steve Baskin (Washington DC) is quoted on the case Loyalty Conversion Systems Corp. v. American Airlines et al. in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Media Coverage
9 September 2014
South China Morning Post (subscription required)
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property senior associate Eugene Low discusses the features of the undertaking system introduced on 19 July 2013 under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance and how traders suspected of committing an offence under the ordinance may apply this system in Hong Kong. 
Media Coverage
9 September 2014
Law360
In a bylined article, Corporate and Securities practice leader Libby Raymond (Chicago) provides instruction on how to structure specialty finance M&A deals.
Media Coverage
8 September 2014
Law360
In a bylined article, Antitrust & Competition partner Julian Ellison (Brussels) examines the EU state aid landscape.
Media Coverage
8 September 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution counsel Luke Levasseur (Washington DC) is quoted on the decision in the case USA ex rel. Brady Folliard v. Government Acquisitions Inc. et al. in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
News Releases
8 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised the BENTELER group on the acquisition of two sites of the insolvent WILCO Wilken Lasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
Media Coverage
8 September 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Larry Urgenson (Washington DC) is quoted on deferred-prosecution agreements (DPAs).
Media Coverage
8 September 2014
Think Advisor
Energy partner Dallas Parker (Houston) is quoted on investment opportunities in Mexico as a result of the country's energy reforms.  
Media Coverage
6 September 2014
Associated Press
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Kelly Kramer (Washington DC) is quoted on the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.
News Releases
5 September 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Alejandro López Ortiz has joined the firm in Paris as a partner in the International Arbitration group. Previously, he was with Hogan Lovells in Madrid.
Media Coverage
5 September 2014
Houston Chronicle "FuelFix" blog
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted on how Mexico's energy reforms could impact the country's electric power industry.
Media Coverage
5 September 2014
IPE
Bylined article by London LDR partner Rani Mina on the Argentinean default and the increase in emerging market debt.
News Releases
4 September 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised CitCor Residential Group, a joint venture of Citigroup Property Investors and Corpus Sireo, on the sale of 5,000 apartments in the area of Berlin to Deutsche Annington.
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.

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.
Media Coverage
4 September 2014
The Washington Post
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Kelly Kramer (Washington DC) is quoted on the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.
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.
Media Coverage
4 September 2014
Reuters
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Kelly Kramer (Washington DC) is quoted on the ruling in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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