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Mayer Brown is pleased to be one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), a collective effort by several law firms in Belgium.
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18 January 2019
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that the Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked the firm in 36 categories. Of these rankings, seven are top-tier.
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16 January 2019
Mayer Brown represented Nationwide, one of the largest providers of insurance and financial services products in the US, on its acquisition of E-Risk Services, LLC (E-Risk), a privately-held, leading program manager that specializes in a distinguished portfolio of management lines products.
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15 January 2019
Mayer Brown announced today that highly regarded litigator Daniel T. Fenske has joined the firm’s Antitrust & Competition practice as a partner in Chicago. Most recently, Mr. Fenske was a partner at Jenner & Block.
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14 January 2019
Mayer Brown announced today that Dasha Sobornova has joined the firm's Banking & Finance practice in London as a partner. Her appointment enhances the firm's structured finance team and builds on its collateralised loan obligation (CLO) offering in London.
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14 January 2019
Mayer Brown advised the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) on its agreement with an affiliate of Gateway Terminal (Gateway) for the long-term operation of the State Pier in New London, Connecticut.
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11 January 2019
Mayer Brown advised on a transaction that was named “Project Finance Deal of the Year” in two regional categories, including Brazil and Latin America, at GFC Media Group’s Bonds & Loans Latin America Awards 2019. Mayer Brown also advised on a transaction that was named “Structured Bond Deal of the Year” in the Latin America category.
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8 January 2019
Mayer Brown has advised Kingswood Edge Limited, the joint venture formed by Hong Kong-based Wing Tai Properties Limited and Manhattan Garments Group, on its purchase of 30 Gresham Street, London for a price in excess of £400 million.
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3 January 2019
Mayer Brown provided intellectual property counsel to Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $74 billion acquisition of Celgene.
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3 January 2019
Mayer Brown represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners, and BNP Paribas, as administrative agent, in connection with the first lien term and revolving credit facilities, and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner, and BNP Paribas, as administrative agent, in connection with the second lien term loan credit facility, provided for the acquisition by financial sponsor Wind Point Partners of The Kleinfelder Group, Inc., an engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm.
Firm News
20 December 2018
Mayer Brown represented TransCanada Corporation in its agreement to sell Coolidge Generating Station to SWG Coolidge Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Generation Operating Company, LLC, for approximately US$465 million. The transaction is subject to closing adjustments and conditions, including customary regulatory approvals.
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20 December 2018
Mayer Brown represented Sparton Corporation, an NYSE-listed provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices primarily in the military, aerospace, medical, biotechnology and industrial markets, in its entry into a merger agreement with an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. which provides for the acquisition of Sparton Corporation by such affiliate for approximately $183 million. The transaction, which is subject to the receipt of Sparton shareholder approval, clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2019.
Firm News
20 December 2018

Mayer Brown advised the shareholders of the privately held VESCON GmbH on the sale of the majority of their shares in the VESCON Group. The buyers were funds advised by the investment company Quadriga Capital. Parallel to this transaction, Quadriga acquired the shares in the Schiller Group in order to form a leading automation platform.

The agreement is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The VESCON Group, headquartered in Frankenthal, is an privately held international engineering service provider and plant constructor offering its blue chip customers automation solutions as well as planning and implementation services for various industries such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and energy. With branches in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, the VESCON Group currently employs around 500 people and generated total sales of around €90 million in the past financial year.

The challenges in providing advice were in particular the prior acquisition of minority interests in individual group companies located in different jurisdictions, the integration of individual minority shareholders in the overall sale as well as the complex reinvestment of the sellers in the new group consisting of VESCON and Schiller.

In addition to tax structuring and legal advice, Mayer Brown has also coordinated the international aspects arising in the different jurisdictions involved.

The Mayer Brown team included partners Dr. Julian Lemor (Lead) and Birgit Hübscher-Alt (both Corporate), Dr. Martin Heuber (Banking & Finance) and Volker Junge (Tax), Counsel Dr. Alexander Täumer (Corporate) as well as associates Dr. Stefan Glasmacher, Anna-Lena Haggeney, Tina Hoffmann and Florian Middelkamp (all Corporate).
For Julian Lemor and his team, the VESCON transaction is another important step towards the establishment of the German private equity practice.

Firm News
18 December 2018
Mayer Brown announced that partners Timothy Bishop, David Carpenter, Mark Hanchet and Paul Hughes were named “MVPs” by Law360. This recognition honors “elite” lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”
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17 December 2018
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that an issuance for the Development Bank of Mongolia, on which the firm advised, won the award for “Best Mongolia Deal” at the 2018 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards. This is the third consecutive year the firm has won the Mongolia award. In addition, a bond deal handled by the firm for the Sri Lankan government won the “Best Sri Lanka Deal.”
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12 December 2018
The Financial Times has ranked Mayer Brown as one of the “Most Innovative Law Firms for Legal Expertise” in the publication’s annual report, “North America Innovative Lawyers.” Mayer Brown has been recognized in the report each year that it has been published.
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11 December 2018
Mayer Brown advised on a transaction that was named “M&A Deal of the Year” in the $75 million to $100 million category at the 2018 M&A Advisor Awards.
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7 December 2018
Mayer Brown has advised Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (acting in a consortium with its partner, Sumitomo Corporation) on the acquisition of a 30 percent indirect interest in Compañia Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca S.A., which owns the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) project, from Teck Resources Limited for $1.2 billion.
Firm News
6 December 2018
The 2019 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific ranked Mayer Brown in 32 practice categories, up from 29 last year. The 2019 guide includes five Band One rankings for Mayer Brown.
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5 December 2018
Mayer Brown announced that Benchmark Litigation 2019 awarded the firm a top-tier ranking in the national Appellate category and also ranked the firm in the national Antitrust category. In addition, nine of the firm’s lawyers were ranked as “National Litigation Stars” in their respective practice categories:
Firm News
3 December 2018
A Tax Transactions & Consulting team in Paris advised Altice France, the subsidiary of Altice Europe N.V., in its exclusivity agreement with Allianz Capital Partners, AXA Investment Managers and OMERS Infrastructure, regarding the sale of a minority equity stake of 49.99 percent in SFR FTTH for a total cash consideration of €1.8 billion based on a €3.6 billion 100 percent equity value.
Firm News
30 November 2018

Mayer Brown announced that 11 partners from six practice areas have been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as the “Top Lawyers” in the Washington DC area.


Firm News
29 November 2018
Mayer Brown held its fifth annual “In the Know” cocktail fundraiser on 14 November at The China Club, supporting 2018 beneficiary the Asian University for Women (AUW).
Firm News
29 November 2018
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that Hong Kong partner John Marsden, who also serves as the managing partner of the firm's Vietnam and Thailand offices, has been chosen by the American College of Bankruptcy to be inducted as a Fellow.
Firm News
29 November 2018
Mayer Brown announced today it has appointed Britt Miller as the partner-in-charge of its Chicago office and Matthew Ingber as the partner-in-charge of its New York office.
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