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Legal Update
January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Please find attached the fourth edition of Mayer Brown’s “International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into six sections.
Legal Update
17 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Schemes that were contracted-out on a salary-related basis until contracting-out was abolished last year may need to take action by 5 April 2017 in relation to their GMP revaluation rules.
Legal Update
17 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In a speech today, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the UK Government's objectives in negotiating the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
Media Coverage
16 January 2017
FT Adviser
Bylined article by Ed Parker, global co-head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, and head of the firm’s Banking & Finance practice in London, and Mark Compton, partner in the London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice on the European Commission’s proposals on ringfencing foreign bank capital.
Audio
13 January 2017
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s first three cases for 2017 start with a case on disability discrimination which will probably worry employers. He also reviews an unfair dismissal ruling about the relevance of prior final warnings, and an instructive whistleblowing case.
Media Coverage
13 January 2017
Global Investigations Review
London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes is quoted in an article on government’s consultation to extend corporate criminal liability to economic crimes.
Legal Update
13 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (the “FCA’s”) recent Consultation Paper 16/40 (“CP16/40”) outlines policy proposals designed to boost investor protection measures available for retail contracts for differences (“CFDs”), including spread betting and rolling spot foreign exchange products.
Newsletter
November/December 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 December 2016.
Media Coverage
11 January 2017
Property Week Magazine (registration required)
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Chris Fellowes on the upcoming trends and issues for the construction industry in 2017.
Media Coverage
10 January 2017
Law 360
London Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes is quoted in an article on the implementation of the Senior Managers Regime.
Legal Update
6 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The ICC published a report on 9 November 2016 on its findings regarding current perceptions and attitudes within the international financial services sector towards arbitration, along with its recommendations for improving the experience of users in the industry.

This legal update highlights some of the key messages of the report that may be of interest to financial institutions considering whether recent innovations have made international arbitration a more attractive means of resolving disputes for financial institutions.
Media Coverage
December 2016
Bloomberg BNA Tax Planning International
Bylined article by London litigation partner Jim Oulton, on the government’s latest proposals on tax avoidance sanctions and deterrence.
Media Coverage
2 January 2017
Law360
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Guy Wilkes (London), Intellectual Property partner Mark Prinsley (London) and Employment & Benefits partner Liz Stern (Washington DC) are quoted in this article discussing 2017’s fintech trends as the landscape becomes more competitive and regulators look to tighten rules.
Media Coverage
23 December 2016
Mining Journal (subscription required)
Bylined article by Ian Coles, Head of Mayer Brown's Africa and Mining practices, on the trend for diversification away from investment in energy to mining as a supplementary source of revenue.
Audio
23 December 2016
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick identifies the top 10 employment cases for 2016 and why they are important, and looks ahead to 2017 and some of the key cases coming up.
Legal Update
December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Legal Update
December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Audio
21 December 2016
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein looks at the Government’s recently published consultation on a proposed method by which it believes schemes could convert GMPs into ordinary scheme benefits and simultaneously satisfy any duties they may have to treat men and women equally in relation to GMPs built up from 17 May 1990 onwards.
Legal Update
21 December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
As a corporation can only act through its employees, it is often assumed that all employees' communications with the corporation's lawyers will be privileged. In 2003, the Court of Appeal held that this is not necessarily the case. Only communications made between those authorised by the corporation to seek legal advice on its behalf and its lawyers will be privileged.
News Releases
21 December 2016
Mayer Brown has advised Cheyne Capital Management on a circa £100 million mezzanine note to finance Brookfield’s acquisition of CityPoint — the skyscraper located at 1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, London.
Media Coverage
20 December 2016
Outsource
Peter Dickinson is interviewed on his career as a partner and co-lead of the global Technology Transactions practice at Mayer Brown.
Media Coverage
November 2016
Law Business Research
Bylined article by London partner Kate Ball-Dodd and senior associate Connor Cahalane on international mining companies seeking access to equity capital markets in the United Kingdom.

This article was first published in The Mining Law Review - Edition 5, November 2016 and is reproduced with their kind permission.
Legal Update
December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Government has published a consultation on a proposed method by which it believes schemes could convert GMPs into ordinary scheme benefits and simultaneously satisfy any duties they may have to treat men and women equally in relation to GMPs built up from 17 May 1990 onwards. The consultation also proposes a number of other changes to contracting-out legislation.
Legal Update
16 December 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
An order in a recent case for disclosure of a report commissioned on the instructions of the Financial Services Authority pursuant to section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 is a reminder both of the continuing obligation of disclosure in litigation and the fact that documents created for the purposes of regulatory supervision and internal investigations will be disclosable if not protected by legal professional privilege.
Media Coverage
16 December 2016
Global Capital (Subscription only)
Ed Parker is quoted in an article on the European Parliament publishing the regulatory technical standards for uncleared swaps.

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