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Newsletter
August 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Media Coverage
25 August 2015
HR Magazine
London Employment partner Stefan Martin is quoted in an article on gender pay gap reporting.
Legal Update
August 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In a paper that will be published as a separate chapter in Matthias Haentjens & Bob Wessels (eds.), Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector Alexandria Carr compares the different approaches to bank structural reform in the UK, US, EU, Belgium, France and Germany.
Audio
25 August 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the issue of transfers including the April 2015 changes to statutory transfer rights and the Government’s recently launched consultation on the pensions transfer process, plus a reminder about the problem of pensions liberation.
Media Coverage
20 August 2015
Legal Week
Bylined article by Insurance & Reinsurance partner Angus Duncan and senior HR Manager Kate Hollis on the importance of diversity networks.
Audio
20 August 2015
UK Financial Dispute Resolution Law - The View from Mayer Brown
In the fourth episode in our series, Ed Sautter, a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in London, explores how losses are calculated under ISDA documentation.
Media Coverage
17 August 2015
Financial News (subscription required)
Alex Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group, is quoted in an article on the European Union adopting new rules for mandatory clearing over-the-counter interest rate swaps traded in Europe.
Audio
14 August 2015
UK Employment Law - Another View
Nick is joined on the podcast by Helen Ruelle and Jessica Roland, lawyers from Mourant Ozannes’ Jersey and Guernsey offices. They talk about what international employers with employees in Jersey and Guernsey need to know about Jersey/Guernsey employment law compared to England and Wales.
Media Coverage
10 August 2015
International Law Office (subscription required)
In a bylined article, Construction & Engineering partner Chris Fellowes (London) examines a case involving a repair and maintenance contract based on NEC3.
Media Coverage
7 August 2015
Thomson Reuters
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group, is quoted in an article on the legal challenges the European Commission faces in attempting to achieve its Capital Markets Union by 2019.

This article was first published by Thomson Reuters on 7th August 2015.
Media Coverage
6 August 2015
IFR (subscription required)
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group, is quoted in an article on the European Union adopting new rules for mandatory clearing over-the-counter interest rate swaps traded in Europe.
Legal Update
August 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
We are pleased to present the August 2015 edition of our Trustee Quarterly Review.
Legal Update
4 August 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In its ground-breaking decision in R v Thames Water Utilities (2015), the Court of Appeal has signalled a sea-change in penalties for environmental breaches, with fines for very large commercial organisations set to rise exponentially.
News Releases
3 August 2015
Mayer Brown has advised the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, ARM Holdings plc, on its acquisition of Israel-based Sansa Security, a provider of hardware security IP and software for advanced system-on-chip components deployed in Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices.
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
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.

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.
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
23 July 2015
Law360
Paul Theiss, 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.
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.
Audio
22 July 2015
UK Financial Dispute Resolution Law - The View from Mayer Brown
In the third episode in our series, Ed Sautter, a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in London, explores advisory duties in banking relationships and comments on the challenges facing parties who seek to establish the existence and breach of duties to advise.
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.

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