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30 March 2015
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession

Legal Update
27 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Following up on its promise to “integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process,” the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a letter on March 26, 2015, to chief executive officers, general counsels and chief information officers of approximately 160 insurance companies informing them that the DFS has expanded its information technology examination procedures to focus more attention on cyber security (a copy of the letter is available here).
Audio
27 March 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three recent EAT decisions. The first considers whether an employer had constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability. The second considers whether an award of damages for injury to feelings is taxable. Thirdly, the EAT clarifies one aspect of the test for a TUPE service provision change.
Legal Update
27 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On March 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued long-awaited proposed guidance to its officers on the adjudication of L-1B visa petitions for “specialized knowledge” transferees.
Newsletter
27 March 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
January/February 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Bulletin for Pensions Managers is a high-level summary of developments which may be of interest to pensions managers. This issue covers developments to the end of February 2015.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Two major changes have been introduced with effect from the tax year ending 5 April 2015 and later years which affect employee share plans operated in relation to employees in the UK. Any company with share plans which benefit employees resident in the UK for tax purposes will need to address these changes.
Audio
26 March 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the recent High Court judgment in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Limited v Stena Line Limited and others [2015] EWHC 448 (Ch) and its implications for UK pension schemes.
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown have updated their Country by Country Reference Guide to International Arbitration in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2015. Covering 49 countries, this Guide covers the key facts, considerations and risks in relation to arbitration in the region.
Newsletter
26 March 2015
2015 Q1
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter

In this edition, we look at:

Copyright – Hong Kong

  • The Draft Copyright Tribunal Rules – Not There Yet

Trade Marks –Hong Kong

  • Burberry v Polo Santa: A Recent Case on the Standard of Use Required to Resist Non-Use Revocation

Patents – China

  • The Impact of Improved Administrative Patent Enforcement Rules for Foreign Patentees

Data Privacy –Hong Kong

  • Crossing Borders – New Guidance on the Transfer of Personal Data Outside Hong Kong
  • Data Privacy in Hong Kong, the Past, the Present and the Future: An “Appy” and Brave New World?

Technology – Hong Kong

  • Out With the Old, and In With the New: Amendments to the Payment Regulations in Hong Kong

Technology – China

  • Made in China or Made for China: CBRC Guidelines Might Bifurcate the Global IT Supply Industry
Newsletter
26 March 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Legal Update
25 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents. These procedural vehicles include inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”).
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Legal Update
25 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision will be. In a 7-2 ruling, the Court held that TTAB decisions on likelihood of confusion for purposes of trademark registration could have a preclusive effect in federal trademark litigation “so long as the other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met.”
Newsletter
25 March 2015
Legal Update
25 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced the results of their cybersecurity examination initiatives.
Newsletter
25 March 2015
First Quarter 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Spring 2015 will see what the Government has described as “the most fundamental change to the way people access their pension savings in almost a century”. A range of new flexibilities will be introduced for DC benefits, as well as related changes to statutory transfer rights for all benefit types, and new requirements for DB transfers.

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