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Presentation
13-14 May 2014
Newsletter
24 April 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter
In this fifth edition, we flag and provide comment on anticipated employment law developments during the first quarter of 2014 and highlight some of the major legislative, consultative, policy and case law changes expected during the rest of the year.
White Paper
2014
Mayer Brown White Paper
The global ship finance community is facing a number of issues given the high levels of secured shipping debt held by many banks in this community, which shipping companies are struggling to meet from operations suffering from surplus capacity and low demand. In addition to the major structural challenges faced by the industry as it seeks to recover from the crash of 2008, the European Central Bank is now reviewing the quality of the collateral held by ship finance banks as security for these loans. Once the ECB’s review is complete, many banks may need to strengthen their balance sheets and offload risky assets.
Brochure
April 2014
We have an embedded team of Corporate lawyers in our Real Estate team with genuine real estate industry knowledge to advise on PERE deals where Corporate lawyers are required for complex holding structures or private equity fund involvement. We believe our capability is unique in the Asian real estate market.
Newsletter
23 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
22 April 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 15 April 2014, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the People's Republic of China issued a notice detailing the transitional arrangement for handling trademark cases between now and 1 May 2014 when the new PRC Trademark Law will become effective.
Legal Update
22 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and Commodities Fraud Section in Chicago. The new Section will specialize in investigating and prosecuting crimes relating to the operation of the country’s securities and commodities markets.
Newsletter
22 April 2014
A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
22 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Transport; Future of Europe
Legal Update
18 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The European Parliament (EP) adopted proposals for a Regulation on Consumer Product Safety (CPSR) and for a Regulation on the Market Surveillance of Products (MSR) during the plenary session of 15 April 2014.
Newsletter
18 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
18 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In a recent decision, a federal judge concluded that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the power to regulate data security and thus rejected a company’s challenge to the FTC’s authority. If the decision stands, the FTC is likely to continue its scrutiny of businesses’ data-security practices.
Legal Update
17 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Plaintiffs increasingly rely on questionable expert testimony to fill gaps in their proof, trusting that the imprimatur of an expert will overcome otherwise insuperable deficiencies in their cases. In employment cases, where dubious expert testimony frequently is offered to show disparate impact or to bolster claims of disparate treatment, the success or failure of the defendant’s efforts to exclude expert testimony may determine the outcome of the case.
Newsletter
17 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
17 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On April 16, 2014, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft solicitation for loan guarantees of up to $4 billion for innovative renewable energy and efficient energy projects located in the United States to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full commercial financing.
Legal Update
16 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has updated its frequently asked questions regarding its conflict minerals rule, providing guidance on nine conflict minerals topics.
Legal Update
16 April 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
In our legal update "Vietnam's New Decree on Work Permits" of 16 December 2013, we summarised the provisions of the government's Decree 102, dated 5 September 2013, regarding work permits for expatriate employees working in Vietnam. To provide guidelines on the provisions of Decree 102, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs issued Circular No. 03/2014/TT-BLDTBXH (Circular 03) on 20 January 2014, which took effect from 10 March 2014.
Book
April 2014
(January 2013)
The Trustee Guide is a user-friendly summary of the pensions law and regulatory framework within which trustees of occupational pension schemes in the UK operate. 
Newsletter
16 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affaris; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Newsletter
15 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
15 April 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
A Law Bill protecting individual rights and freedoms on the web has just been passed by the Brazilian Chamber of Representatives (Lower House of Congress).
Legal Update
15 April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In closing a recent investigation, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced for the first time that an individual’s participation in a social media contest may constitute a product endorsement under FTC regulations.
Newsletter
14 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Medias; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Newsletter
11 April 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Medias; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
11 April 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On April 1st, 2014, the Vienna Convention for the International Sales of Goods (CISG) entered in force in Brazil. It is a result of the Legislative Decree No. 538/2012, enacted by the National Congress in March 2013, which incorporated the CISG into the Brazilian legal framework.

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