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Media Coverage
24 August 2015
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Scott Chesin and associate Rory Schneider (both New York), examine how to write and file an amicus brief.
News Releases
19 August 2015
Mayer Brown represented Precision Engineered Products Holdings, Inc. (P.E.P.) as co-counsel on its definitive agreement to be acquired by NN, Inc. for $615 million. P.E.P. is a global manufacturer of highly engineered precision customized solutions serving the medical, electrical, transportation and aerospace end markets. NN, Inc. is a Nasdaq-listed diversified industrial company.
News Releases
19 August 2015
Mayer Brown advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC as initial purchasers on an offering of $123 million of solar asset-backed notes of SolarCity LMC Series IV, LLC. The collateral included membership interests in four separate SolarCity financing funds, each also backed by a tax equity investor.
Media Coverage
18 August 2015
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report
In a bylined article, Tax Transactions & Consulting partners Mark Leeds (New York), Jeffrey Bruns (Chicago) and Corporate & Securities partner Anne Marie Konopack (Chicago) discuss how IRS proposed regulations (REG-115452-14) would dramatically curtail private equity fund managers’ current practice of waiving ordinary income management fees in exchange for a greater share of the fund’s capital gains. They say a proposed change to existing safe harbor conditions could make management fee waivers ‘‘a thing of the past.’’
Media Coverage
18 August 2015
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report
In a bylined article, Tax Transactions & Consulting partners Mark Leeds (New York) and Shawn O'Brien (Houston), Tax Controversy partner Brian Kittle and associate Brendan Sponheimer (both New York) discuss recent IRS guidance designating basket option contracts as listed transactions and similarly structured transactions as transactions of interest, setting the stage for increased audit scrutiny. They argue some transactions should be carved out from application of Notice 2015-47 and Notice 2015-48, and note that new disclosures require reporting by Nov. 5.
Media Coverage
17 August 2015
State Tax Notes
In a bylined article, State & Local Tax lawyer Jeff Reed (New York) examines recently issued New York State Department of Taxation and Finance advisory opinions on three electronic services that had no previous guidance—infrastructure as a service; Internet vendors such as Amazon Prime; and drop shipment facilitation services.
Media Coverage
6 August 2015
Westlaw Journal - Intellectual Property
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property partners Brian Nolan and Michael Martinez (both New York) discuss investment firms challenging biopharma patents.
Media Coverage
6 August 2015
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Banking & Finance partner Barbara Goodstein (New York) examines the financial crisis in Puerto Rico.
Media Coverage
3 August 2015
New York Law Journal
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property partner Allison Levine Stillman and associate Elizabeth M. Winokur (both New York) discuss the controversy around appropriation art and fair use issues in social media.
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.
News Releases
22 July 2015
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in the pet care industry, in the acquisition of Merrick Pet Care, Inc. from private equity firm Swander Pace Capital. One of the fastest-growing natural and organic pet food companies, Merrick Pet Care has more than 350 employees located primarily in Texas and Illinois, and offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, for both dogs and cats. Terms were not disclosed.
Media Coverage
20 July 2015
State Tax Notes
In a bylined article, State & Local Tax lawyer Jeff Reed (New York) considers complications that arise in applying state tax concepts to non-operating entities.
Media Coverage
17 July 2015
Law360
Intellectual Property partner John Mancini (New York) is quoted in this article discussing the use of trade secrets instead of patents to protect certain financial products and business methods post Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.
Media Coverage
16 July 2015
Bloomberg Radio
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lauren Goldman (New York) is featured in this radio interview discussing how US Supreme Court decisions from the past term will affect the business community.
News Releases
16 July 2015
Mayer Brown announced that New York Corporate & Securities partner Ugo O. Ude has been named one of The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty” for 2015. The annual award series honors people under 40 years old “whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted an industry or profession and who also have made an important contribution to their community.”
Media Coverage
14 July 2015
Bloomberg BNA
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lauren Goldman (New York) is quoted in an article discussing a review of this term’s business decisions by the US Supreme Court.
Media Coverage
14 July 2015
Law360
Intellectual Property partner Brian Nolan (New York) was mentioned in this article discussing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Media Coverage
13 July 2015
Bloomberg BNA
In a bylined article, Litigation & Dispute Resolution partners Steve Wolowitz and Hank Bullock (both New York), and associate Robert Entwisle (Chicago) discuss reporting potentially problematic conduct to regulatory authorities.
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.
News Releases
10 July 2015
Mayer Brown secured a victory before the United States Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and ViiV Healthcare in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) brought by Lupin Limited. In the IPR, Lupin challenged all claims of Vertex’s US Patent No. 6,436,989 as obvious in light of the prior art. The ‘989 patent protects Lexiva®, a key HIV treatment developed and marketed by ViiV Healthcare.
Media Coverage
9 July 2015
The Network Journal
Corporate & Securities partner Ugo Ude (New York) is featured in the 2015 class of The Network Journal's 40 Under Forty.
Media Coverage
8 July 2015
Legal Business (subscription required)
Banking & Finance partner, and partner in charge of the New York office, Richard Spehr is quoted in the Legal Business Global 100 special.
Media Coverage
8 July 2015
Managed Healthcare Executive
In a bylined article, Business & Technology Sourcing partner Robert Kriss (Chicago) and Global Insurance Industry group partner James Woods (New York) discuss data breaches and taking reasonable preventive care.
Media Coverage
8 July 2015
The National Law Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lauren Goldman (New York) is quoted in an article discussing a review of this term’s business decisions by the US Supreme Court.
Media Coverage
1 July 2015
Pharmaceutical Executive
In a bylined article, Intellectual Property partner Brian Nolan (New York) discusses IPR proceedings and factoring post-grant challenges into business planning.

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