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Media Coverage
17 April 2014
Financial Times (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner Bernd Bohr (London) is quoted on the increasing competition between foreign lenders and domestic banks to loan to Germany’s successful small and medium-sized companies.
News Releases
16 April 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and HSBC as underwriters on the $432 million issuance of a senior secured project bond by Abengoa Transmisión Sur (ATS). The project comprises the design, construction, development, ownership and operation of a transmission line that will provide power connectivity from Lima to south-western Peru. The ATS project spans 885 kilometers—more than half the length of the country—and is a fundamental part of the Peruvian government’s plan to increase the reliability of the national electric grid.
Media Coverage
16 April 2014
InsideCounsel
Mayer Brown Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcus Christian (Washington, DC) examines how to navigate the special challenges involved in FCPA cross-border internal investigations.
News Releases
15 April 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that the 2014 edition of Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) ranked the firm in 50 categories, including top-tier rankings in three categories. The publication also lists 12 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in their practice areas.
Media Coverage
15 April 2014
Compliance Week (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Laurence Urgenson (Washington, DC) is quoted in an article discussing that, according to a new global anti-corruption report, industries such as retail, technology, and entertainment are seeing more formal corruption enforcement actions.
Media Coverage
15 April 2014
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily (subscription required)
Corporate & Securities partner Mike Hermsen (Chicago) is quoted on the ruling in the case Nat'l Ass'n of Mfrs. v. SEC in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Media Coverage
14 April 2014
GlobalCapital (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner Paul Forrester (Chicago) is quoted in an article discussing that CLO managers may be more inclined to amend existing deals to make them Volcker-compliant now that the US Federal Reserve has given bank investors a two-year extension to make sure their CLO investments conform.
Media Coverage
14 April 2014
ACA Insight (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Matthew Rossi (Washington DC) is quoted on the case In the matter of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. before the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Media Coverage
11 April 2014
Law360
Energy partner Jeff Dobbs (Houston), Intellectual Property partner Brian Rosenthal (New York), Banking & Finance partner Tom Eldert (Washington, DC) and Real Estate partner David Saye (Charlotte) are named as "Rising Stars for 2014" by Law360.
News Releases
11 April 2014
Mayer Brown JSM today announced that partner Jonathan Mok has been granted Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Higher Rights Assessment Board in Hong Kong. The exemption will allow Jonathan to represent his clients as advocate, similar to a barrister all the way up to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.
Media Coverage
10 April 2014
Law360
Corporate & Securities partners Eddie Best and Larry Hamilton (both Chicago) are quoted on the findings of the firm's Global Insurance M&A Outlook.
Media Coverage
10 April 2014
Global Reinsurance
London Corporate & Securities partner Colin Scagell, is quoted in an article on the relaxation of mergers and acquisition regulations in the Chinese insurance sector.
Media Coverage
10 April 2014
Los Angeles Times
Government & Global Trade partner Mickey Kantor (Los Angeles) is quoted on the Los Angeles 2020 Commission's report on how to improve the city's economy.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
Law360
In a bylined article, Corporate & Securities counsel Laura Richman (Chicago) discusses the final preparations needed for filing the first conflict minerals disclosures required under Dodd-Frank regulations in the US.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
GlobalCapital (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner Paul Forrester (Chicago) is quoted on the US Federal Reserve's decision to give banks a two-year extension to make sure their CLO investments conform with new Volcker Rule regulations.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
International Business Times
London Employment and Benefits partner Andrew Stanger, is quoted in an article on the EU proposals for greater shareholder involvement for executive pay policies.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
Reuters
Banking & Finance partner Paul Forrester (Chicago) is quoted on the US Federal Reserve's decision to give banks a two-year extension to make sure their CLO investments conform with new Volcker Rule regulations.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
CNBC
London Employment & Benefits partner Andrew Stanger was on CNBC’s Closing Bell show today talking about "Say on Pay" — the new EU pay rules that are being introduced.
Media Coverage
9 April 2014
Law360
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property partner Ulrich Worm (Frankfurt) examines how new technology regulations in the EU are likely to impact the life sciences industry.
News Releases
8 April 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Altice Numericable on the structuring and the tax aspects of its acquisition of SFR, the second largest mobile phone operator in France, from the media group Vivendi.
Media Coverage
8 April 2014
Law Technology News
Mayer Brown chairman Paul Theiss and Employment & Benefits partner Nick Robertson are quoted on Mayer Brown's new mobile apps.
Media Coverage
8 April 2014
Reactions
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London Corporate & Securities partner Colin Scagell, is quoted in an article on the relaxation of insurance regulations by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.
Media Coverage
8 April 2014
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily (subscription required)
Corporate & Securities partner Mike Hermsen (Chicago) is quoted on the additional guidance released by the US Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance as the deadline for issuers' first conflict minerals reports nears.
News Releases
8 April 2014
Despite the tepid M&A volume in the insurance sector since the financial crisis, dealmakers are optimistic that there will be an uptick in activity over the next 12 months, according to a report released today by Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, and published in association with Mergermarket.
Media Coverage
7 April 2014
Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
In a bylined article, Antitrust & Competition partners John Roberti and Scott Perlman (Washington, DC) discuss how to avoid antitrust exposure from information exchanges during transactions.

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