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Legal Update
17 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In a speech today, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the UK Government's objectives in negotiating the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
Newsletter
17 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe / Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Legal Update
January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please find attached the fourth edition of Mayer Brown’s “International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into six sections.
Legal Update
17 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Schemes that were contracted-out on a salary-related basis until contracting-out was abolished last year may need to take action by 5 April 2017 in relation to their GMP revaluation rules.
Newsletter
16 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe / Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Legal Update
13 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (the “FCA’s”) recent Consultation Paper 16/40 (“CP16/40”) outlines policy proposals designed to boost investor protection measures available for retail contracts for differences (“CFDs”), including spread betting and rolling spot foreign exchange products.
Newsletter
13 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Future of Europe/Brexit; Euro, ECB & Economy
Audio
13 January 2017
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s first three cases for 2017 start with a case on disability discrimination which will probably worry employers. He also reviews an unfair dismissal ruling about the relevance of prior final warnings, and an instructive whistleblowing case.
Newsletter
November/December 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
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 December 2016.
Newsletter
12 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Future of Europe/Brexit; Euro, ECB & Economy; Foreign Affairs
Legal Update
January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
It is a known fact that the major private equity funds employ a diversified sectoral approach to investment. Target sectors in Africa have broadened from the traditional energy and infrastructure sectors to now include financial services, telecommunications, real estate and, more recently, consumer goods.
Newsletter
11 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Markets & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; ECB, Euro & Economy; Future of Europe/Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Media Coverage
11 January 2017
Property Week Magazine (registration required)
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Chris Fellowes on the upcoming trends and issues for the construction industry in 2017.
Legal Update
10 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The German Ministry of Finance recently published a draft “act against harmful tax practices in connection with the licensing of intellectual property rights” dated December 19, 2016. The act intends to create a “License Barrier” to limit the tax deductibility of cross-border license fees incurred by a German tax-resident licensee for the right to use intellectual property if  the corresponding licensing income is subject to a low tax rate in the hands of an affiliated licensor due to the application of a preferential IP tax regime and such tax regime is deemed inappropriate.
Legal Update
10 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Certain acquisitions of German companies by foreign investors may require governmental approval under German foreign investment restriction rules.
Media Coverage
10 January 2017
Law 360
London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes is quoted in an article on the implementation of the Senior Managers Regime.
Media Coverage
10 January 2017
Law360
Charles-Albert Helleputte (Brussels) is quoted in this article.
Newsletter
10 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Health, Food & Products Safety; Employment & Social Policy; Digital & Information Society; Justice, Home Affairs & Fundamental Rights; ECB, Euro & Economy; Future of Europe/Brexit
Legal Update
9 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On December 29, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order to authorize several actions in response to cyber activities of the Russian government that were related to the 2016 US election.
Newsletter
9 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Health, Food & Products Safety; Employment & Social Policy; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Justice, Home Affairs & Fundamental Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe / Brexit; Foreign Affairs, Aid, Development
Legal Update
6 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The ICC published a report on 9 November 2016 on its findings regarding current perceptions and attitudes within the international financial services sector towards arbitration, along with its recommendations for improving the experience of users in the industry.

This legal update highlights some of the key messages of the report that may be of interest to financial institutions considering whether recent innovations have made international arbitration a more attractive means of resolving disputes for financial institutions.
Media Coverage
December 2016
Bloomberg BNA Tax Planning International
Bylined article by London litigation partner Jim Oulton, on the government’s latest proposals on tax avoidance sanctions and deterrence.
Legal Update
4 January 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
2 January 2017
Law360
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes (London), Intellectual Property partner Mark Prinsley (London) and Employment & Benefits partner Liz Stern (Washington DC) are quoted in this article discussing 2017’s fintech trends as the landscape becomes more competitive and regulators look to tighten rules.
Legal Update
27 December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On December 22, 2016, a dispute settlement panel established by the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its report in Indonesia – Import Licensing (DS477/DS478), a dispute brought by the United States and New Zealand regarding Indonesia’s imposition of special requirements on imports of certain animal and horticultural food products.

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