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Audio
31 July 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick takes a look at the very recent case of Petter v EMC Corporation and what this means for international employers.
News Releases
30 July 2015
Mayer Brown represented China Re Group, the largest reinsurance company in China, in the first insurance-linked securities offering by a Chinese sponsor. The offering was made by Panda Re, a Bermuda special purpose insurer, to institutional investors in the US, Bermuda and Europe and was arranged by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp. The transaction provided China Re with US $50 million of per occurrence protection from earthquakes in The People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) on an indemnity basis. The transaction also represents the first time investors have gained exposure to Chinese perils.
Legal Update
July 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Audio
24 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the pensions-related announcements in this month’s Summer Budget and, in particular, the plan to reduce tax relief on pension contributions for high earners.
Media Coverage
July 2015

An abridged version of this article has been published in the Legal Review for the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Contractors.

Media Coverage
23 July 2015
Law360
Paul Thesis, Chairman of Mayer Brown, along with Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Sean Connolly (London) and Employment & Benefits partner Duncan Abate (Hong Kong) are quoted in this profile of Mayer Brown.
Audio
23 July 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three recent important cases. The first deals with the extent to which an internal appeal can remedy flaws in the original disciplinary hearing. The second case looks at permanent anonymity orders following a Tribunal decision, and the third shows an employer obtaining an injunction to prevent derogatory comments being made by an ex-employee in breach of his settlement agreement.
Media Coverage
22 July 2015
HR Magazine
Bylined article by London Employment partner Stefan Martin on how international employers manage the risk of claims when the territorial scope of UK employment rights for employees who do not ordinarily work in the UK, is not clear.
Media Coverage
22 July 2015
Professional Pensions
London Pensions associate Giles Bywater is quoted in an article on the key issues around DB contracting out ahead of the April 2016 deadline.
News Releases
21 July 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised one of Southeast Asia’s largest property development companies, Sinarmas Land Limited, on the purchase of the Alphabeta office building in Finsbury Square, London.
Media Coverage
19 July 2015
Financial Times (subscription required)
Ian McDonald, head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in London, is quoted in an article on the launch of a new of a new specialist court for trials worth £50million or more.
Media Coverage
17 July 2015
The Times (subscription required)
Ian McDonald, head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in London, is quoted in an article on the launch of a new of a new specialist court for trials worth £50million or more.
Legal Update
May/June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
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 June 2015.
News Releases
15 July 2015
International law firm Mayer Brown has advised Helical Bar Plc, a leading property investment and development company, on an agreement with pension fund clients of Savills Investment Management, to acquire and develop an 80,000 sq ft mixed use scheme.
Media Coverage
14 July 2015
Bloomberg
Ian McDonald, head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in London, is quoted in an article on the launch of a new of a new specialist court for trials worth £50million or more.
Media Coverage
13 July 2015
Evening Standard
Ian McDonald, head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in London, is quoted in an article on the launch of a new of a new specialist court for trials worth £50million or more.
Media Coverage
11 July 2015
IFR (subscription required)
London Employment partner Stefan Martin is quoted in an article on the final rules issued by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority to improve responsibility and accountability in the banking sector.
Legal Update
10 July 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this week’s Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced a further raft of pensions tax changes, including implementation of the Conservative election manifesto pledge to reduce pensions tax relief for high earners. The Chancellor also announced a consultation on whether and how the pensions tax system should be reformed.
News Releases
10 July 2015
Mayer Brown JSM has advised Supreme Key Limited, a consortium of investors that are advised and managed by Gaw Capital Partners on the purchase of InterContinental Hong Kong (the Hotel), an iconic 5-star hotel in the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. It has also advised the Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner, Union Overseas Bank on the financing of the same transaction, which is scheduled to complete in the second half of 2015.
Media Coverage
9 July 2015
Tax Journal
London head of Mayer Brown's Tax group, Sandy Bhogal, is quoted in an article on the Summer Budget 2015.
Media Coverage
9 July 2015
Global Capital (subscription required)
London Employment partner Stefan Martin is quoted in an article on the final rules issued by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority to improve responsibility and accountability in the banking sector.
Media Coverage
9 July 2015
The Times (subscription required)
Bylined article by London head of Litigation David Allen on London's excellent reputation as a centre for international litigation being tested as competition increases.
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Martin Scott, a partner in the Mayer Brown Pensions Group, discusses how a company may be divested of its pension liabilities in an insolvency situation and the use of regulated apportionment arrangements.
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what can be done from the perspective of a sponsoring employer to reduce both the liabilities of a defined benefit pension scheme and the volatility of funding demands.
Audio
3 July 2015
UK Pensions Law - Another View
In this podcast, Martin Scott, a partner in the Mayer Brown Pensions Group, discusses the importance of pensions due diligence and what aspects of a pension plan to pay particular attention to.

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