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Combining the knowledge and experience of more than 150 capital markets lawyers, Mayer Brown’s Capital Markets practice regularly advises issuers and underwriters in some of the most complex financing transactions.

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Book
17 November 2017
Legal Update
8 November 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") recently published two consultation papers proposing changes to:

  • the Corporate Governance Code (the "Code") and Corporate Governance Report as well as related amendments to its Listing Rules; and
  • documentary requirements relating to listed issuers and other minor Rule amendments.
Legal Update
7 November 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On November 1, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Staff Legal Bulletin offering guidance on shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This Legal Update  explains the guidance and points out related practical considerations  for companies that are, or may soon be, in the process of responding to shareholder proposals for the 2018 proxy season.
Newsletter
25 October 2017
Legal Update
24 October 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On October 11, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments intended to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K and related rules and forms. The proposed amendments are designed to enhance the readability and navigability of SEC filings, to discourage repetition and disclosure of immaterial information and to reduce the burdens on registrants, all while still providing material information to investors. This Legal Update presents an overview of selected highlights of the proposal and discusses practical considerations for public companies.
Legal Update
23 October 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On October 17, 2017, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated its compliance and disclosure interpretations (CDIs) on the use of non-GAAP financial measures in disclosures relating to business combination transactions
Legal Update
16 October 2017
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update

On October 11, 2017, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) issued a clarification memorandum on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), defined as "public funding in exchange for the issuance of virtual assets, also known as tokens or coins, with the investing public”.

In the text, the CVM clarified the risks arising from such transactions and their relation with the current regulatory framework in the securities market. These CVM clarifications are inspired by the opinion issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July of this year.

Legal Update
2 October 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Advance planning is a key component of a successful proxy and annual reporting season. While work on proxy statements, annual reports and annual meetings typically kicks into high gear in the winter, autumn is the ideal time to begin preparations.
Legal Update
28 September 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
As we have noted in previous Legal Updates, most public companies will be required, for the first time, to include pay ratio disclosure in their 2018 proxy statements.
Legal Update
26 September 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("the Exchange") recently published two separate consultation papers on (i) Capital Raisings by Listed Issuers, and (ii) Delisting and other Rule Amendments, proposing changes to the Exchange's Listing Rules, amongst which includes prohibition of capital raisings that would result in a material value dilution of 25% or more; imposition of mandatory minority shareholders' approval for open offers; removal of the mandatory underwriting requirement and the connected transaction exemption available to connected persons acting as underwriters for all rights issues and open offers; and automatic delisting for issuer whose shares dealing has been suspended continuously for a prescribed period.
Legal Update
5 September 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Based on the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849), Germany implemented the transparency register by an amendment to the Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz) that became effective in June 2017. Most of the German companies have to submit to the transparency register specific information about their beneficial owner. The deadline for submitting these information to the transparency register for the first time is 1 October 2017.
In Brief
31 August 2017
Mayer Brown In Brief
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an increase in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers.
Newsletter
24 July 2017
Firm News
21 July 2017
Mayer Brown advised a syndicate of banks on the underwriting and placement of EUR 3.5 billion Notes by Volkswagen Leasing GmbH issued under the EUR 25 billion debt issuance programme of Volkswagen Financial Services Aktiengesellschaft and further issuers.
Newsletter
10 July 2017
Legal Update
4 July 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 ("Bill") which requires companies incorporated in Hong Kong to keep and maintain a register of significant controllers ("SC Register") was gazetted on 23 June 2017.
Legal Update
8 May 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
Since the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) issued its interim guidance on Pre-IPO Investments in October 2010, the market has come to accept that early-day investors in a company preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) cannot expect to see each and every corporate governance and protection rights, however fairly or harshly negotiated, to survive a listing.
Firm News
20 March 2017
Mayer Brown represented the noteholders as investors on the private placement of US$285 million of 5.90 percent senior secured notes due 2042 issued by Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited, the operator of the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. Proceeds of the issuance will be used for the design, reconstruction, operation and maintenance of the airport.
Brochure
7 February 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
Mayer Brown JSM is one of the few law firms with solid experience in executing a wide range of transactions in Mongolia and in-depth knowledge of the evolving government policies, business landscape and other aspects of cross-border deals in this jurisdiction. Our dedicated team represents Mongolian entities as well as international banks, lenders and counterparties, and has proven experience in addressing and resolving issues as they arise.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 17, 2017, in a long-awaited decision in Marblegate Asset Management, LLC v. Education Management Finance Corp., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that Section 316 of the Trust Indenture Act (“TIA”) does not prohibit an out of court restructuring of corporate bonds so long as an indenture’s core payment terms are left intact.
Book
January 2017
(Asia Edition)
Mayer Brown JSM Book
Against a backdrop of stable and low interest rates and growing equity market volatility, convertible bonds are becoming an increasingly attractive financing option that every corporate treasurer should have in his toolkit and every in-house lawyer should understand.
Book
December 2016
Mayer Brown Book
The US high-yield market has experienced tremendous turbulence in the past few years. Between 2009 and 2015, the US high-yield market rose 180%, and bond terms became increasingly “issuer-friendly”. Examples of this trend include weaker call protection, change of control provisions requiring a ratings down-grade, and higher flexibility for issuers to incur additional debt and/or make restricted payments.
Legal Update
October 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In our Equity Capital Markets Spotlight, we compare the eligibility requirements for companies seeking to list their equity securities on the UK, US and Hong Kong markets, together with the continuing obligations which apply once listed.
Book
September 2016
Mayer Brown Book
Since we published the 3rd European Edition of our "High Yield Bonds – An Issuer’s Guide" in late 2013, the European high yield market has experienced a number of ups and downs, with generally high levels of activity in 2014 and the first half of 2015 followed by long periods of only sporadic or highly subdued activity in the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2016.
Legal Update
15 September 2016
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
This update focuses on the establishment of open-ended fund companies in the context of other possible fund structures under Hong Kong law. Open-ended fund companies are a new structure although the relevant amendments to Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (SFO) have not yet come into force.
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