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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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Firm News
25 April 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that its highly regarded global Capital Markets practice has launched a blog, “Free Writings & Perspectives.”
Newsletter
24 April 2018
Structured and market-linked product news for inquiring minds
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Firm News
9 April 2018
Mayer Brown JSM advised a consortium of joint lead managers on the first issuance of Eurobonds listed and traded on the regulated market of Frankfurt Stock Exchange and available for trading on the China Europe International Exchange by a PRC non-financial institution company.
Legal Update
28 March 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
With spring beginning, many public companies are getting ready for their annual shareholder meetings. This Legal Update provides some tips to consider as part of the planning process.
Article
20 March 2018
Mayer Brown Article
Earlier this month, we published an article on (High Yield) Bonds – A Growing Trend in the European Energy Sector?, in which we highlighted a steady stream of high yield bond offerings by a diverse range of issuers across the European energy sector, including oil and natural gas companies, refiners, service / engineering companies as well as utilities / power companies. Over the last week, two additional European oil and gas companies completed successful high yield bond offerings.
Legal Update
13 March 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On December 22, 2017, the US Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) underwent a major overhaul through the enactment of the bill informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Tax Act”).
Article
March 2018
Mayer Brown Article
In this article, we want to highlight a steady stream of high yield bond offerings by a diverse range of issuers across the European energy sector, including oil and natural gas companies, refiners, service / engineering companies as well as utilities/power companies.
Legal Update
28 February 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On February 21, 2018, the US Securities and-SEC-Update Exchange Commission (SEC) published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. The guidance updates and expands upon CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 2 , which was issued by the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) in 2011. In addition, the guidance addresses the importance of policies and procedures related to cybersecurity. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton noted in a contemporaneous statement that he expects the guidance “will promote clearer and more robust disclosure by companies about cybersecurity risks,” and that as companies implement it, the SEC will consider “whether any further guidance or rules are needed.”

Firm News
26 February 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that industry-leading capital markets and tax teams, including capital markets lawyers Anna T. Pinedo and Jerry R. Marlatt and tax lawyers Thomas A. Humphreys and Remmelt A. Reigersman, have joined the firm in New York and Northern California. All previously practiced at another leading global law firm. Mr. Humphreys was the co-chair of that firm’s Federal Tax Practice Group and Tax Department.
Legal Update
14 February 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On February 6, 2018, the chairmen of the US Securities Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding virtual currencies and their respective agencies’ involvement in the oversight of these new markets.
Article
February 2018
Mayer Brown Article
Over the last few years, our finance lawyers have witnessed the increasing convergence / overlap between traditional real estate finance, leveraged finance and debt capital markets products, for example, in the form of high yield bonds.
Legal Update
9 February 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has brought several cases against virtual currency issuers and public companies that have touted their involvement with blockchain technology. In recent weeks, however, the SEC has expanded its focus to include a wide array of market professionals, or “gatekeepers,” who are involved in virtual currency transactions and who should now be looking over their shoulders. As SEC Chairman Jay Clayton stated this week, “if people don’t change their ways we’re going to be bringing more cases.” This Legal Update discusses the chairman’s statement and others in a series of cautionary messages that the SEC has been sending to the market since the last weeks of 2017.
Legal Update
6 February 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 25, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought an action in federal court against AriseBank, the issuer of an initial coin offering (“ICO”), and its founders for conducting an unregistered securities offering and making false statements in connection with the offering.
Firm News
31 January 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Ameer Ahmad, a highly regarded M&A and capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in Chicago. Previously, Mr. Ahmad was a partner at Greenberg Traurig.
Firm News
30 January 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Thomson Reuters ranked the firm the number one firm for “US Straight Debt Including ABS & MBS” deals as issuer’s counsel in 2017 with 119 deals valued at $84.77 billion in the publication’s Full Year 2017 Global Capital Markets Review.
Legal Update
2 January 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On December 22, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the staff of its Office of the Chief Accountant and its Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, which provides guidance on the necessary disclosures of the accounting impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation 110.02, which addresses when a current report on Form 8-K or a subsequent periodic report may be used to report the impact of the Tax Act on deferred tax assets. This Legal Update explains the guidance and points out related practical considerations for companies.
In Brief
12 December 2017
Mayer Brown In Brief
Section 202.06 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual has been amended, with immediate effect, to prohibit listed companies from publishing material news after the official closing time for the NYSE’s trading session until the earlier of 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time or the publication of the official closing price of the listed company’s security.
Legal Update
11 December 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 16 November, 2017, the Government issued Decree No. 126/2017/ND-CP ("Decree 126") on privatisation of state-owned enterprises ("SOE") (referred to as “equitisation” in Vietnam) with effect from 1 January, 2018. Decree 126 replaces Decree 59/2011/ND-CP ("Decree 59").

Firm News
4 December 2017
Mayer Brown JSM is delighted to announce that an issuance earlier this year by the Government of Mongolia, on which the firm advised, won the award for “Best Mongolia Deal” at the 2017 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards.
Firm News
29 November 2017
Mayer Brown has published “Initial Public Offerings – An Issuer’s Guide (US edition),” which provides an overview of key issues with which directors, members of senior management, general counsels and other key decision makers involved with a potential US domestic initial public offering (IPO) candidate should be familiar. The guide focuses on the public offering process in the United States and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq), as well as life as a public company.
Legal Update
21 November 2017
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
In view of the possible impacts of recent technological innovations in the Brazilian financial market and complementing the note recently released in October 2017, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the operations known as Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs").
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
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