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Legal Update
18 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Cybercrime has been an ever-present threat facing businesses over the past two decades. However, the profile of such threats has been significantly heightened in recent months, since the May 2017 "WannaCry" ransomware attack and June 2017 "NotPetya" cyber attack.
Legal Update
18 August 2017
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On August 18, 2017, Provisional Measure No. 795 (“MP 795/2017”) was published, providing for alterations concerning the tax treatment applicable to oil and natural gas exploration and development activities, as well establishing a special tax regime for the oil and gas industry.
Media Coverage
17 August 2017
Construction News
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Tom Duncan and associate George Fisher on the Supreme Court ruling in the MT Højgaard v E.ON case.
Legal Update
August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please find attached the fifth edition of Mayer Brown’s “International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months.
Legal Update
17 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Mayer Brown’s Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe. This high-level overview alerts recipients to select changes in law and practice that may affect their global mobility programs.
Media Coverage
16 August 2017
Insurance Day (subscription required)
Bylined article by London Insurance and Reinsurance partner Will Glassey on the importance of law firms having the right level of professional indemnity insurance to cover the increased risk of online fraud.
Media Coverage
16 August 2017
Bloomberg
Ed Parker, global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, and head of the firm's Banking & Finance practice in London, is quoted in an article on the issues with payouts following the Banco Popular credit-default swaps event.
Media Coverage
16 August 2017
Insurance Day (subscription required)
Bylined article by London Insurance & Reinsurance partner Will Glassey on the importance of law firms having the right level of professional indemnity insurance to cover the increased risk of online fraud.
Media Coverage
15 August 2017
Financial Times (subscription required)
London Intellectual Property & IT partner Oliver Yaros is quoted in an article on data privacy concerns from connected appliances.
Legal Update
August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Media Coverage
14 August 2017
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes is quoted in an article on release of clinical trial information and its impact on investors.
Legal Update
August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In Atlantisrealm Limited v Intelligent Land Investments (Renewable Energy) Limited the Court of Appeal has applied what it has called a "modest gloss" to the principles to be considered when the court decides whether or not to restrain a party that has inadvertently received a privileged document (by way of disclosure) from relying upon that document in the proceedings.
Audio
10 August 2017
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at the momentous outcome of the challenge to Tribunal fees, and considers what is likely to happen next for Tribunal cases. He also looks at a case claiming that the UK rules on collective redundancy consultation can apply to employees working outside the UK, and what happens when an employee disregards an interim injunction.
Media Coverage
10 August 2017
Construction News (subscription news)
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Tom Duncan and associate George Fisher on the Glen Water v Northern Ireland Water on construction contract time bar clauses.
Media Coverage
8 August 2017
Global Arbitration Review(subscription required)
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie and senior associate Joseph Otoo on the Getma International v. Republic of Guinea case.
Media Coverage
8 August 2017
Financial Director (subscription required)
Bylined article by Alex Dell, co-head of asset based lending (ABL) and a partner in the Banking & Finance practice in London, on the rise of asset-based lending despite market uncertainty from Brexit and the Trump administration.
Firm News
8 August 2017
Mayer Brown has acted for Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and NatWest Markets as Joint Arrangers and Joint Lead Managers in the £472.9 million auto loan securitisation issued by Globaldrive Auto Receivables UK 2017-A plc ("Globaldrive").
Media Coverage
8 August 2017
Law360
London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes is quoted in an article on the FCA’s consultation to extended the Senior Managers Regime to all financial services firms.
Media Coverage
5 August 2017
IFR (subscription required)
Ed Parker, global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, and head of the firm's Banking & Finance practice in London, is quoted in an article on banks holding out for greater clarity before making a decision to relocate to Europe after Brexit.
Legal Update
4 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority published their consultation papers on 26 July 2017 containing proposals for extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to almost all regulated firms.
Legal Update
4 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On August 2, 2017, US President Donald Trump announced his strong endorsement of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a bill that would slash annual overall immigration by half over 10 years. The RAISE Act seeks to implement extensive reform to the US immigrant visa system, including replacing the current classification-based system with a merit-based points system. This Legal Update discusses what the president’s endorsement might mean for employers and provides details on the point allocation and which visa applicants would benefit or suffer under the new system.
Legal Update
3 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On August 2, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging bill, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which expands existing sanctions and imposes new ones on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The bill had been overwhelmingly approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate in recent days, and President Trump signed it despite his disagreement with many of its aspects. Given the breadth of the legislation, companies should closely examine its provisions for possible impacts on their business. This Legal Update discusses those provisions.
Media Coverage
2017
The Construction Law Review 2017
Bylined article by London Constructing & Engineering partner Jonathan Hosie on the changes made to FIDIC’s yellow book.
Firm News
2 August 2017
Mayer Brown has advised its private equity client Vitruvian Partners and its portfolio company JAC Travel on its sale to Australian-listed travel company Webjet Limited for £200 million.
Firm News
1 August 2017
Mayer Brown is ranked in IFLR1000’s “Financial and Corporate 2017” guide in six jurisdictions, in addition to 29 practice areas and industry sectors. The guide also recognizes 74 “Leading Lawyers.”
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