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Legal Update
21 May 2018
Media Coverage
21 May 2017
Law Society Gazette
Head of Insurance in London Will Glassey in London is quoted in this article following his appearance at a roundtable hosted by the Law Society Gazette on potential reform of professional indemnity insurance.
Legal Update
May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On Wednesday (16 May), the Supreme Court handed down its Judgment in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24, unanimously holding that the Respondent (Rock Advertising Limited) had not, by oral agreement, varied a contractual term which stated that an agreement may not be amended save in writing signed on behalf of the parties (a “No Oral Modification” clause).
Legal Update
May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
It may have taken slightly longer than anticipated, but approximately 12 years after the UAE acceded to the New York Convention, the President of the UAE has signed Federal Law No. 6 of 2018, updating the domestic framework for arbitration. The law will come into force 30 days after it is published in the Official Gazette.
Media Coverage
May 2018
Construction Law

Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Raid Abu-Manneh and senior associate Rachael O’Grady, and legal consultant in the International Arbitration practice in Paris Juliana Castillo, on new ICC arbitration rules that came into force in 2017.

This article first published in the May edition of Construction Law. www.constructionlaw.uk.com.

Firm News
May 2018
The Labour and Employment Disputes Review - 1st Edition
Head of the London Employment group Nicholas Robertson has edited and contributed a preface and chapter on the UK to the 1st edition of a new book, The Labour and Employment Disputes Review.
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.
Audio
16 May 2018
UK Employment Law - Another View from Mayer Brown
Daniel Stilitz QC of 11KBW discusses the case of Air Products v Cockram, which relates to a claim for age discrimination in the provision of benefits to employees. Dan appeared for the employer in the Court of Appeal and has a number of very interesting thoughts on the case and what it means for employers and employees.
Legal Update
15 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018. The UPCA will introduce the Unified Patent Court which will establish a single scheme for patent litigation across contracting Member States.
Media Coverage
15 May 2018
African Law & Business
London Mining partner Rachel Speight is quoted in this article on the launch by the Loan Market Association (LMA) of a new form of agreement recommended to be used in export finance buyer credit transactions.
Media Coverage
May 2018
African Review
Bylined article by head of Global Mining and Africa Ian Coles and London Mining partner Rachel Speight on the trends and challenges facing the mining industry following the Mining Indaba 2018 event.
Legal Update
11 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this alert we consider the recent Commercial Court judgment in Banca Turco Romana SA v Cortuk & Ors1 which concerned applications for freezing orders against third parties to a fraud claim. The freezing injunctions were set aside on the basis of a number of material non-disclosures made by the applicant.
Media Coverage
9 May 2018
IFLR
Banking & Finance counsel Merryn Craske is quoted in this article on the introduction of two new EU regulations in January 2019 that seek to create a consolidated framework for securitisations in the bloc.
Firm News
8 May 2018
Mayer Brown advised the Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners on the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s offering of new senior unsecured fixed rate notes, comprising of US$1.25 billion 5.75% notes due 2023 and US$1.25 billion 6.75% notes due 2028. The Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners were Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank.
Legal Update
April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please see the latest issue of The Pensions Brief.
Firm News
4 May 2018
Mayer Brown won two honours at this year's HR in Law Awards.
Legal Update
May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the recent judicial review proceedings of R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) & (1) XYZ Ltd (2) ABC LLP (3) MS (4) DJ (Interested Parties), the High Court judgment, given by Mr Justice Green, criticised the SFO for failing to meet its duty of disclosure to a defendant in criminal proceedings.
Media Coverage
3 May 2018
The Times (subscription required)
Commentary from London Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Alistair Graham on what’s next for the Serious Fraud Office following reports of the appointment of a new director.
Media Coverage
2 May 2018
Financial Adviser
Bylined article from Ed Parker, global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice and head of the firm's Banking & Finance practice in London, on what the City of London needs to do to retain its European crown in financial services post-Brexit.
Media Coverage
1 May 2018
Institutional Real Estate Europe
Bylined article from London Banking & Finance partner Bernd Bohr on the increasing convergence between traditional real estate finance, leveraged finance and debt capital market products, as expressed in the form of high-yield bond offerings.

This piece was published in the May edition (Volume 12, Number 5) of Institutional Real Estate Europe.
Media Coverage
1 May 2018
The American Lawyer

London Intellectual Property & IT partner Oliver Yaros is quoted in this article on the compliance preparations law firms are undertaking for clients and themselves ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.

This was also reported in Legal Week, 4 May 2018.

Media Coverage
1 May 2018
CityA.M.
Head of Mayer Brown’s Pensions Litigation practice in London Stuart Pickford is quoted in this article on the Court of Appeal hearing in British Airways plc v Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Limited.
Audio
30 April 2018
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s review looks at two decisions in the Supreme Court. One establishes when notice of termination becomes effective, when the employee is sent a termination by post. The second looks at the ability of the courts to grant “negotiating damages” for breach of a restrictive covenant. Finally there is a really useful case on fair process in a redundancy dismissal.
Media Coverage
30 April 2018
Global Capital
Ed Parker, global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice and head of the firm's Banking & Finance practice in London, is quoted in this article profiling the Firm’s pro bono work in the launch of the Natural Disaster Fund by Global Parametrics.
Legal Update
April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
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