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News Releases
14 July 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Corporate & Securities partner Christian Fabian was named to the Emerging Leaders Class of 2016 of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public and influencing the public discourse on global issues. Mr. Fabian is among 22 individuals who were selected for the two-year program from a competitive pool of candidates at various business and philanthropic organizations. The Council noted that the Emerging Leaders represent “the best and the brightest new leaders in the city” and will “help Chicago compete and thrive in the global era.”
Media Coverage
14 July 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate Evan Wooten (Los Angeles) is quoted on the ruling in the case In re: Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Media Coverage
14 July 2014
Building (Subscription required)
Bylined by London Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie discussing the Ethiopian market and why new entrants should proceed with care when investing in the country.
News Releases
14 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM has advised Deutsche Securities Asia Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited as the joint sponsors and Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited and five other banks as underwriters on the listing of Jinmao Investments & Jinmao (China) Investments Holdings Ltd on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The initial public offering (IPO) has raised approximately HK$3.2 billion (US$413 million) which may further increased by approximately HK$481.5 million (US$61.7 million) if the greenshoe is exercised.
News Releases
14 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM has advised joint sponsors UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited and CITIC Securities Corporate Finance (HK) Limited and the underwriters on the IPO listing of Beijing Urban Construction Design & Development Group Co., Limited (“Beijing Urban Design”) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Media Coverage
13 July 2014
The Am Law Litigation Daily
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Hank Bullock (New York) is quoted on the ruling in the Iowa Supreme Court case Huck v. Wyeth Inc. et al.
News Releases
11 July 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced the winners of its eighth annual Pro Bono Awards, which honor the outstanding achievements by the firm’s lawyers in providing legal services to individuals and groups with limited means and to organizations seeking to protect civil liberties and human rights.
News Releases
11 July 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, represented Barclays Capital Inc. as dealer-manager and solicitation agent in Regency Energy Partners LP’s offer to exchange Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.’s $550 million of outstanding senior unsecured high yield notes into an equivalent amount of Regency senior unsecured high yield notes with the same tenor, coupon and a comparable covenant package in connection with Regency’s $1.325 billion acquisition of the midstream business of Eagle Rock.
News Releases
11 July 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised SEB Asset Management on the signing of an agreement for the sale of a logistics portfolio to Logicor. Logicor is Blackstone's European logistics platform. The portfolio comprises 18 logistics properties in eight countries, with approximately 434,300 sqm of rental space.
Media Coverage
11 July 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Hank Bullock (New York) is quoted on the ruling in the Iowa Supreme Court case Huck v. Wyeth Inc. et al.
Media Coverage
10 July 2014
City AM
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services, is quoted in an article on the ECJ hearing on clearing houses, which will determine whether vast amounts of business will need to be moved into the eurozone.
Media Coverage
10 July 2014
DataGuidance
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Alex Lakatos (Washington DC) is quoted in an article reporting that the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) officially approved its Report on the Surveillance Program Operated Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Media Coverage
10 July 2014
Finance Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2014: Vietnam

Hoang Anh Nguyen, David Harrison and Manh Cuong Nguyen give a high level overview of Vietnam's lending market in this country report.

 

Media Coverage
9 July 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Tax Controversy partner Paul DiSangro (Palo Alto) is quoted on the expansion of an Internal Revenue Service tax amnesty program that will now include people living in the United States who unintentionally failed to report interest, dividends and other income from foreign financial accounts.
Media Coverage
9 July 2014
Law360
Banking & Finance partner Jon Van Gorp (Chicago) details his career experiences and perspective on structured finance law in a Law360 feature.
Media Coverage
9 July 2014
FCPA Report (subscription required)
In a Q&A feature, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Laurence Urgenson (Washington DC) shares his advice to companies facing FCPA charges and their advisors on how to present a company’s case in the most favorable light possible.
Media Coverage
8 July 2014
Law360
Corporate & Securities partner Mike Hermsen (Chicago) is quoted in an article reporting that nontraded real estate investment trusts that are embarking on required searches for liquidity are aggressively buying up properties since the real estate downturn.
News Releases
8 July 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Michael P. Lennon Jr. has joined the firm in Houston as a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and International Arbitration group. Previously, he was a partner with Baker Botts in Houston.
News Releases
8 July 2014
In the course of his appointment as civil law notary in Frankfurt am Main, Elmar Günther was appointed Of Counsel of the German Real Estate practice as of 1 July 2014. As a lawyer, he advises domestic and foreign institutional investors and banks on real estate investments as well as in relation to ongoing asset management. He primarily focuses on property acquisition law and real estate law, on commercial lease law as well as on public building and planning law.
Media Coverage
8 July 2014
The Huffington Post
In an op-ed, Government & Global Trade senior advisor Toby Moffett (Washington DC) and a co-author discuss what President Obama should address during an upcoming summit with leaders from Africa.
Media Coverage
8 July 2014
Latin Lawyer (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner Christopher Erckert (Washington DC) is quoted on the project financing and project bond issuance for a $1 billion toll road in Peru.
News Releases
8 July 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that it is establishing a Corporate & Securities practice in its Palo Alto office with the relocation of partners Jennifer Carlson and Nina Flax from Chicago. Their arrival further expands Mayer Brown’s corporate offerings on the West Coast.
Media Coverage
8 July 2014
South China Morning Post
In a bylined article, Jonathan Mok explains why, for couples who don’t meet the criteria in Hong Kong, going abroad to find a woman to act as “surrogate mother” for their child may have criminal consequences.
Media Coverage
7 July 2014
Financial News (subscription required)
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services, is quoted in an article on the European Court of Justice ruling on cleaning houses, which will determine whether vast amounts of their business will need to be moved into the eurozone.
Media Coverage
7 July 2014
The National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Evan Tager (Washington DC) is quoted in an article discussing the trend in the increasing numbers of first-time advocates arguing before the US Supreme Court.

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