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Audio
26 May 2016
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein looks at the Pensions Regulator’s revised code of practice on the governance and administration of trust-based schemes providing money purchase benefits. The revised code has been laid before Parliament for approval, and is expected to come into force in July.
News Releases
25 May 2016
Mayer Brown has advised CIMC Fortune Holdings Limited and China International Marine Containers (Hong Kong) Limited (CIMC), part of the largest container manufacturing group in the world, on the establishment of a $450 million Euro-commercial paper (ECP) programme supported by a direct-pay letter of credit issued by a Chinese financial institution of international repute.
Newsletter
March/April 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 April 2016.
Legal Update
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Many DB pension schemes are considering carrying out exercises to commute small pensions and/or introducing an option for members to commute small pensions at retirement. However, where those pensions include a guaranteed minimum pension (“GMP”), a number of issues arise, some of which may prevent trustees from commuting those GMPs.

Legal Update
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 28 April 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision affirming that a fee falling due under a loan agreement is not a penalty, even where the fee would appear to be excessive.
Media Coverage
20 May 2016
Building
Bylined article by partners Raid Abu-Manneh, and Dany Khayat, head of the International Arbitration practices in London and Paris respectively, on Morocco being a potential gateway to Africa for UK construction companies.
Media Coverage
19 May 2016
The Times (subscription required)
Commercial Dispute Resolution senior associate Chris Roberts is quoted in an article on the Global anti-corruption summit.
Audio
19 May 2016
UK Financial Dispute Resolution Law - The View from Mayer Brown
No penalty awarded. In this month's podcast, Ed Sautter looks at a Court of Appeal case on penalties in the aftermath of Makdessi and reflects on another rebuff for Class X noteholders.
Audio
19 May 2016
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s review looks at three recent cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The first looks at the test for whether adverse treatment is “arising” from disability. The second considers whether an employee could prevent an employer using material given to it by a third party which had been taken from the employee’s mobile phone. The final case considers whether a belief that the public sector is wastes money could be a philosophical belief covered by the Equality Act 2010.
News Releases
19 May 2016
Mayer Brown advised Sinarmas Land Limited, one of South East Asia’s largest property development companies, on the purchase of the Alphabeta building, which was named Deal of the Year at this year’s Property Week Awards.
Legal Update
May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Media Coverage
17 May 2016
Commercial Risk Africa
London Banking & Finance partner Mayank Gupta is quoted in an article on investing in Africa.
Media Coverage
16 May 2016
Bloomberg BNA
Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 84 U.S.L.W. 1648 (May 12, 2016).
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Legal Update
13 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The UK parliament passed the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 on 4 May 2016 which will extend the Senior Managers' and Certification Regime to all persons authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by 2018. The Act, which brings in amendments to FSMA and the Financial Services Act 2013, will bring over 60,000 financial services firms and 200,000 individuals within the scope of the SM&CR.
Legal Update
13 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The growth and evolution of third party funding or "litigation funding" has been one of the most significant developments in the litigation market over the last 10 years or so. Typically, litigation funders provide funding on a case-by-case basis, however there now appears to be a growing shift by funders and corporates who are seeking to structure their funding arrangements on a portfolio basis.
Media Coverage
12 May 2016
IFLR (registration required)
Bylined article by London Commercial Dispute Resolution partner Mark Stefanini and senior associate Stephen Moi on unilateral jurisdiction agreements.
News Releases
10 May 2016
Mayer Brown has advised CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a leading international information and communication technology solutions provider, on the acquisition of the telecommunication assets of Linx Telecommunications B.V. ("Linx").
Media Coverage
10 May 2016
Law360
Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie (London) is quoted in this article discussing a draft international arbitration bill replacing South Africa's long-outdated commercial arbitration legislation.
Audio
May 2016
UK Corporate Trust & Agency - The View from Mayer Brown
Gary Silverman, Stuart Pickford and Alex Wood look at the interpretation by the English courts of words and phrases commonly found in trust deeds and agency agreements.
Media Coverage
9 May 2016
Law360
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Alistair Graham and senior associate Chris Roberts (both London) discuss the Deferred Prosecution Agreement pilot program.
Legal Update
6 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
An interesting judgment on the subject of implied duties of good faith was handed down last week in an application for strike out.
Audio
6 May 2016
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a case on whistleblowing, whether an employer could change a sickness absence policy unilaterally, and settling claims which neither party knows about at the time of settlement.
Media Coverage
May 2016
Partnership Bulletin
Bylined article by London Banking & Finance partner Kieron Dwyer on the launch of The British Infrastructure Club.

This article was first published in Partnership Bulletin, May 2016.
Newsletter
April 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Media Coverage
2 May 2016
International Law Office (subscription required)
In a bylined article, Construction & Engineering partner Chris Fellowes (London) discusses joint contracts tribunal contracts.

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