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Media Coverage
11 December 2014
Computer Law & Security Review
Bylined article by Gabriela Kennedy and Karen Lee as they examine the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner's proposal to expand the current do-not-call register to include person-to-person calls in Hong Kong.
News Releases
10 December 2014
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised WaveCrest Group Enterprises Limited on the sale of WaveCrest UK Limited to New Call Telecom, a UK-based Internet service provider.
Media Coverage
10 December 2014
Insurance News Net
This article notes remarks made by David Alberts and Keith Andruschak during Mayer Brown’s recent Global Financial Markets Initiative call about Actuarial Guideline 48 (AG 48), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ proposed framework for new life insurance reserve financing transactions.
Media Coverage
10 December 2014
Law360
Tax Transactions & Consulting partner Jason Bazar (New York) is quoted in this article about tax inversions.
Media Coverage
10 December 2014
Real Estate Weekly
Real Estate partners Marc Shapiro and Jill Block (both New York) are quoted in this article discussing the future of capital markets.
Media Coverage
10 December 2014
The National Law Journal (subscription required)
Paul Hughes is featured in an article that highlights his US Supreme Court debut, where he represented Hana Financial Inc. in Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank.
Media Coverage
10 December 2014
Personnel Today
In a bylined article, London Employment partner Christopher Fisher and senior associate Nicola Thomson discuss what must be included in holiday pay under the UK’s Working Time Regulations following Bear Scotland.
News Releases
9 December 2014
Altice announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Portugal Telecom from the Brazilian operator Oi Group.

Altice was advised by: Mayer Brown: Laurent Borey and Olivier Parawan, partners, Nathalie Jacquart and Nicolas Danan, lawyers, on structuring aspects.
News Releases
9 December 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been ranked among the most innovative North American law firms by the Financial Times in its annual special report, “North America Innovative Lawyers.”
News Releases
9 December 2014

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Houston Energy partner Pablo Ferrante has been recognized as a “Rainmaker” by Diversity & The Bar magazine, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Mr. Ferrante was selected to this annual list, which highlights leading minority attorneys’ professional successes, from a pool of nominees recommended by firms across the country.

Media Coverage
8 December 2014
Diversity & The Bar
Pablo Ferrante is profiled and quoted in this article.
News Releases
8 December 2014
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, represented The Dow Chemical Company in the sale of its global sodium borohydride business to Vertellus Specialty Materials LLC
Media Coverage
8 December 2014
Reuters
Andy Pincus is quoted in part two of a report on private lawyers and law firms practicing before the Supreme Court.
Media Coverage
8 December 2014
Reuters
In part one of a report on private lawyers and law firms practicing before the Supreme Court, Mayer Brown is mentioned as having the highest success rate (22%) for petitions granted from 2004 through 2012 for firms with 1,000 or more lawyers. The report features an infographic that that highlights Mayer Brown and a number of attorneys including: Andy Pincus, Charles Rothfeld, Ken Geller, Evan Tager, Andy Frey, Michael Kimberly, Steve Shapiro and Dan Himmelfarb.
Media Coverage
8 December 2014
Communications Daily (subscription required)
Government & Global Trade partner Angela Giancarlo (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing incentive auction rules.
Media Coverage
5 December 2014
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution cousnel Laura Reilly and associate Kara Hoffman (both Washington DC) are quoted in this article for their pro bono work helping a foster family adopt a severely disabled boy.
Media Coverage
5 December 2014
Personnel Today
Bylined article by head of the London Employment group Nicholas Robertson and Washington DC Employment & Benefits partner Elizabeth Stern discussing the risks associated with employing a global workforce.
Media Coverage
5 December 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Gabriel Salinas is quoted in an article about the Mexican government’s plans to consider scaling back the initial bidding to reopen the country’s oil and gas industry to private companies due to the recent plunge in oil prices.
Media Coverage
December 2014
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Media Coverage
5 December 2014
Law360
In a bylined article, Ethan Hastert and Corwin Carr discuss managing e-discovery rules in state courts.
Media Coverage
4 December 2014
Financial Times
Stuart Litwin is quoted regarding Mayer Brown’s role in the launch of Trade MAPS in Financial Times’ “North America Innovative Lawyers 2014” report, for which the firm earned a “Standout” recognition in the Finance category. Mayer Brown also was “Commended” in the Finance category for representing the Texas Department of Transportation in the Texas SH 183 managed lanes public-private partnership project.
Media Coverage
4 December 2014
North American Wind Power
Mickey Leibner was quoted in this article discussing recent developments in wind power.
Media Coverage
4 December 2014
Bloomberg
Richard Steuer is quoted in an article about an antitrust case against AstraZeneca where the pharmaceutical company faces damages for paying a generic-drug maker to delay copies of its heartburn tablet Nexium.
Media Coverage
4 December 2014
ICIS.com (subscription required)
Government affairs advisor Mickey Leibner (Washington DC) was quoted in this article discussing developments in the biodiesel sector.
Media Coverage
4 December 2014
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Barbara Goodstein and Bhargavi Thannirkulam examine the ruling on the interpretation of intercreditor agreements in BOKF, N.A. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (In re MPM Silicones).

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