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Firm News
8 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that capital markets partner Anna Pinedo has been named Best in Structured Finance (including securitization and derivatives) at the seventh annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law awards. The award recognizes product development work in derivatives and structured products. She was also shortlisted in the Best in Capital Markets category.
Media Coverage
7 June 2018
CNBC Africa
London Construction & Engineering partner Kwadwo Sarkodie appeared live on CNBC Africa in an interview on the construction boom in East Africa.
Firm News
7 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mike Lennon (Houston) was named a 2018 “ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Champion” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). The list recognizes those who have shown a deep passion and perseverance in the practice of ADR, “having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”
Media Coverage
7 June 2018
New York Law Journal
Bylined article by Banking & Finance partner Barbara Goodstein (New York).
Media Coverage
7 June 2018

Bylined article from London Restructuring Bankruptcy & Insolvency partner Jessica Walker on the growing resistance to the current trend of CVA proposals.

This article first published on Property Week’s website on 7 June 2018. www.propertyweek.com  

Media Coverage
6 June 2018
National Mortgage News
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner Laurence Platt (Washington DC) was quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
6 June 2018
Forbes
Employment & Benefits partner Paul Virtue (Washington DC) was quoted in this article.
Firm News
5 June 2018
Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados’ representation of HSBC Bank in connection with the restructuring of Odebrecht Oil & Gas has been cited by two leading publications. International Financial Review (IFLR) recognized the matter as its “Restructuring Deal of the Year” at its 2018 Americas Awards, while Latin Lawyer named it as its “Restructuring Deal of the Year 2017.”
Media Coverage
5 June 2018
The American Lawyer International
Banking & Finance partner Rupert Burrows (Tokyo) is quoted in this article discussing Mayer Brown's new Tokyo office.  Partners Shri Maski, Gordon Palmquist, Satoru Murase and Yoshihide Ito are mentioned for enhancing this effort. 
Firm News
4 June 2018
Mayer Brown has advised European private equity client Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition through a secondary buyout of UK-based travel agents network Travel Counsellors from private equity house Equistone Partners, for approximately £250 million.
Firm News
4 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced that 11 partners across four of the firm’s global offices were recognized as “IP Stars” in the 2018 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “World IP Handbook and Survey,” an annual analysis of the IP market. The lawyers were nominated by their peers and clients, and final inclusion was based on extensive research, including surveys and interviews with IP professionals conducted by the publication. Three Mayer Brown partners – Lisa Ferri, Joseph Mahoney and John Mancini – were recognized in two categories.
Media Coverage
4 June 2018
Tax Notes (subscription required)
State & Local Tax partner Leah Robinson (New York) was quoted in this article.
Firm News
4 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that two highly regarded lawyers have joined the firm to enhance its service to Japanese clients. Satoru Murase, a leading corporate, finance and M&A practitioner with deep experience advising global corporations in connection with cross-border investments and disputes around the world with special focus on Japan, has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice in New York. Yoshihide Ito, whose practice focuses on international trade policy, economic trade sanctions, trade disputes and regulation, especially involving the US and Japan, has joined the Government & Global Trade practice in Washington DC. Mr. Murase and Mr. Ito join from Morgan Lewis.
Media Coverage
4 June 2018
Reuters
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Archis Parasharami (Washington DC) is quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
4 June 2018
IFLR (by subscription only)
International Financial Law Review ran an article regarding the Hong Kong government’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment report. The article picked up comments made by Alan Linning, partner at Mayer Brown JSM, following an email interview.
Media Coverage
1 June 2018
USA Today
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Andrew Pincus (Washington DC) was quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
1 June 2018
Commercial Litigation Journal
Bylined article by London Construction & Engineering partner Raid Abu-Manneh, associate Ali Auda and trainee Jonathan Clarke on the judgment in Slovak Republic v Achmea BV, a hot topic at Paris Arbitration Week.

This article first published in the May/June edition of Commercial Litigation Journal.
Media Coverage
June 2018
Hong Kong Lawyer
Partner Bill Amos was featured exclusively in a bylined article on three steps to enhance Hong Kong as a center for maritime arbitration.
Media Coverage
1 June 2018
Forbes
Employment & Benefits partner Paul Virtue (Washington DC) was featured in this Q&A.
Media Coverage
1 June 2018
SCOTUSblog
According to Empirical SCOTUS, Mayer Brown partner Andy Pincus leads in US Supreme Court amicus filings this Term. Pincus submitted 11 attorney filings in OT2017.
Firm News
1 June 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Whitman-Walker Health honored Intellectual Property partner Alan Grimaldi (Washington DC) with the 2018 Robert Fenner Urquhart Memorial Award at the “Going The Extra Mile” reception for his commitment to pro bono work and social justice on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Firm News
31 May 2018
Mayer Brown has advised Slovenian listed financial group KD Group on the sale of a 100% stake in its insurance company Adriatic Slovenica to Italian insurance group Generali for €245 million.
Firm News
31 May 2018
Mayer Brown announced that the firm has signed a cooperation arrangement with a well-established Saudi law firm, The Law Office of Montaser Al-Mohammed, known by the trade name Al-Yaqoub Attorneys & Legal Advisers (“Al-Yaqoub”). The cooperation with Al-Yaqoub provides Mayer Brown access to well-regarded, on-the-ground resources and the ability to strengthen relationships with potential clients within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Media Coverage
31 May 2018
Bloomberg BNA
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Brian Netter (Washington DC) is quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
31 May 2018
Insurance Day (subscription required)
Bylined article from London Litigation & Dispute Resolution senior associate James Whitaker on the recent ruling in R v Skansen Interiors Limited, the first contested prosecution of a corporate entity under section 7 of the UK’s Bribery Act, which has implications for directors' and officers' (D&O) liability insurers.
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