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Mayer Brown Legal Business Prize 2015

Legal Update
3 July 2015: Issue 001
Mayer Brown Legal Update
This is the first edition of Mayer Brown’s "International Arbitration Update", a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months.
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Martin Scott, a partner in the Mayer Brown Pensions Group, discusses the importance of pensions due diligence and what aspects of a pension plan to pay particular attention to.
Newsletter
3 July 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry; Financial Services & Taxation; Environment; Health & Consumer/Food Safety; Transport; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Martin Scott, a partner in the Mayer Brown Pensions Group, discusses how a company may be divested of its pension liabilities in an insolvency situation and the use of regulated apportionment arrangements.
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what can be done from the perspective of a sponsoring employer to reduce both the liabilities of a defined benefit pension scheme and the volatility of funding demands.
2 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what a UK defined benefit occupational pension scheme is and considers some of the issues that can arise for investors in a company that sponsors such a scheme.
Audio
2 July 2015
UK Employment Law - Another View
In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what a UK defined benefit occupational pension scheme is and considers some of the issues that can arise for investors in a company that sponsors such a scheme.
News Releases
2 July 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised Commerzbank AG as arranger and other banks on the establishment a new debt issuance program for the issuance of senior unsecured notes with a volume of up to EUR 5 billion Euro as well as on the first successful placement of notes issued by Eurogrid GmbH under the issuance program in the amount of EUR 500 million.
Newsletter
2 July 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Employment, Research; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Environment; Health, Consumer, Food Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Article
July 2015
Mayer Brown Article
Paris Banking & Finance Counsel Alban Dorin discusses the new mining code in Côte d’Ivoire which is aimed at enhancing mining investment in Côte d’Ivoire, particularly in the gold sector, and strengthening its contribution to local development.
Audio
2 July 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at a case on whether there is an implied obligation on an employee to disclose their own misconduct. He also reviews an EAT decision on whether an employee remained part of a group transferring under TUPE, when the customer had objected to the employee being part of the group. Finally, he analyses a Tribunal decision where the employee was unfairly dismissed although he smelt of alcohol at work for which he gave apparently inconsistent explanations.
Newsletter
1 July 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
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.
Newsletter
1 July 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Environment, Research; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer/Food Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 20th the European Parliament voted in favour of a strong and binding law that requires companies operating in the EU who are importing tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold (3TG), as well as importing products containing those minerals, to certify that their supply chains are free from minerals that have caused violence within conflict areas. The European Parliament voted in favour of this much more restrictive law over the less restrictive one previously proposed by the European Commission last year. London Finance Partner Rachel Speight and Associate Lara Pearce discuss the proposed changes.
Newsletter
30 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Media Coverage
30 June 2015
Law360
In a bylined article, joint head of Mayer Brown's Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency group Devi Shah and associate Henry Glen (both London) examine the English High Court's decision in Re DTEK Finance BV.
Legal Update
30 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On June 26, 2015, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel circulated its decision in Ukraine – Definitive Safeguard Measures on Certain Passenger Cars, upholding most of the substantive claims of the complainant, Japan, and finding Ukraine in violation of its obligations under the relevant provisions of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.
Legal Update
June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
News Releases
29 June 2015
International law firm Mayer Brown has advised AEW Europe, a leading European real estate investment manager, on the acquisition of 65-68 Leadenhall Street in London on behalf of its Europe Value Investors Fund (EVI).
News Releases
29 June 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised a bank consortium led by NORD/LB and comprising Bayerische Landesbank, Bremer Kreditbank and Nord/LB on the financing of the acquisition by Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA of German ROVEMA group. Equita is now majority shareholder of the company.
Newsletter
29 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Audio
26 June 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the issue of trustee liability, and the various different ways in which trustees can protect themselves from personal liability for their acts and omissions in carrying out their role as trustees.
Newsletter
June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown Brochure
One of the challenges for legal and human resources advisors with responsibility for multiple jurisdictions in Europe is understanding the risks of terminating employees in numerous jurisdictions where the rights of employees can vary considerably. In view of this, Mayer Brown has produced the “Europe Termination Traffic Lights” which provides an easy-read, colour-coded ‘pin up’ guide to termination across 10 jurisdictions in Europe.
Media Coverage
26 June 2015
In a bylined article, Tax partner Christopher Lalloz, discusses potential issues in France following the opinion of the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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