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Firm News
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.
Firm News
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.
Media Coverage
2 December 2018
POWER
Bylined article by Corporate & Securities partner Jeff Dobbs (Houston).
Firm News
28 November 2018
Mayer Brown represented Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), a multinational utilities company and the leading multi-utility services company in Colombia, in securing approval for a line of credit totaling US$750 million with HSBC (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility has a three year maturity and a 30 month availability period. The proceeds of the Credit Facility will be used as follows, US$215 million to finance the investment plan of EPM and US$535 million for general corporate purposes.
Firm News
13 November 2018
Mayer Brown represented the Russian oil producer, Lukoil, in three farm-out agreements with Italy's Eni for the transfer of participating interests in exploration licenses in Mexico’s shallow waters, including Blocks 10, 12 and 14. The agreements enable Lukoil to expand its exploration portfolio in the region, diversify risks and build up exploration competencies.
Firm News
2 November 2018
Mayer Brown represented HSBC Bank USA, N.A. in negotiating a loan origination services agreement with Avant, LLC, a leading online marketplace lending company, including customization and implementation of a white-labeled version of Avant’s Amount lending platform for HSBC.
Media Coverage
1 November 2018
Power
Bylined article by Corporate & Securities partner Jeff Dobbs (Houston).
Media Coverage
9 October 2018
New York Times
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted in this article.
Firm News
5 October 2018
Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados (T&C), in association with Mayer Brown, advised GE Capital on a transaction that was named the winner in two categories by LatinFinance magazine in its 2018 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards. The annual awards honor “the most impressive transactions and institutions in a field critical to the region’s economic progress.” The winning transaction is:
Legal Update
19 September 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On September 17, 2018, the Office of the US Trade Representative announced the final list for the third set of products imported from China that will be subject to an additional tariff due to the Section 301 investigation on China’s intellectual property-related trade and industrial policies. This Legal Update provides details on the new tariff, which will become effective September 24, 2018.
Media Coverage
4 September 2018
Bloomberg Tax
In bylined article International Trade senior advisor Warren Payne (Washington DC) Tax Controversy partner Shawn O'Brien (Houston) and Tax associate Maria Critelli (Chicago) discuss sequestration of refundable ATM credits.
Firm News
30 August 2018
Mayer Brown represented Irish pharmaceutical company, Adapt Pharma, the distributor of NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray, in its sale to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. for total consideration of up to $735 million in cash and stock.
Firm News
21 August 2018
Mayer Brown has been named a finalist in 13 “Americas Tax” awards sponsored by International Tax Review. The annual awards recognize the most innovative tax transactions, tax disputes and transfer-pricing work done in North, Central and South America in 2017-2018, and the in-house teams, firms and individuals that were part of it. This year’s winners will be announced in September.
Firm News
20 August 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Tax Transactions & Consulting partner David Burton and Banking & Finance partner Robert Goldberg were named to A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List 2018, a roster of the 100 most influential lawyers working globally on the financing aspects of wind energy.
Firm News
13 August 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Law360 has once again included the firm in its “Global 20” list of law firms that, as described by the publication, have the “broadest global reach and the proven ability to handle the most difficult cross-border matters.” Mayer Brown has been named every year since the list’s inception in 2010. View the article.
Legal Update
July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please find attached the seventh edition of Mayer Brown’s “Global International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months.
Media Coverage
30 July 2018
Law 360
Mayer Brown's Chairman Paul Theiss and Managing Partner Jeremy Clay are interviewed in this article about Mayer Brown's global expansion.
Firm News
5 July 2018
Mayer Brown announced that the 2018 edition of Legal 500 United States ranked the firm in 61 categories.
Media Coverage
3 July 2018
Law360
Energy partner Jose Valera (Houston) is quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
20 June 2018
Law360
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mike Lennon (Houston) is quoted in this article.
Firm News
7 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mike Lennon (Houston) was named a 2018 “ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Champion” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). The list recognizes those who have shown a deep passion and perseverance in the practice of ADR, “having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”
Firm News
25 May 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that five partners were named to Legal 500’s “Private Practice Powerlist: The leading US attorneys with a focus on Mexico.” The second annual list honors individual practitioners with outstanding expertise in, and knowledge of, the Mexican market today.
Firm News
17 May 2018
The 2018 edition of Chambers USA ranked Mayer Brown in 53 practice categories, including five Band One nationwide rankings.
Firm News
16 May 2018
Mayer Brown's UK Pensions Risk Transfer Group advised the trustee of the National Grid Electricity Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme on a fully intermediated longevity swap transaction with Zurich covering pension liabilities worth more than £2 billion.
Firm News
9 March 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that noted commercial litigator Jon C. Rice has joined the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as a partner in Houston. Mr. Rice joins from Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston.
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