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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.
News Releases
19 August 2015
Mayer Brown’s derivatives work has earned the firm nominations for “Global Law Firm of the Year” and “European Law Firm of the Year” in GlobalCapital’s Global Derivatives Awards 2015.
Media Coverage
19 August 2015
The Recorder
Intellectual Property partner Sharon Israel (Houston) is quoted in this article discussing new Patent Trial and Appeal Board proposals.
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
19 August 2015
Law360
Government & Global Trade partner Timothy Keeler (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing customs bill sticking points.
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.
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
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
Offshore Engineer
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bill Michael (Chicago) and Tauil & Chequer Advogados partners Salim Jorge Saud Neto and Victor Galante (both Rio de Janeiro) are quoted extensively in this article discussing the Petrobras probe.
News Releases
18 August 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised Värde Partners on the acquisition of twelve retail and specialty shopping centers.
Media Coverage
18 August 2015
Bloomberg BNA Class Action Litigation Report
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Archis Parasharami (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing the ruling by the Seventh Circuit backing off on mootness issue.
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.
Media Coverage
17 August 2015
The Pink Sheet (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mark Mansour (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing how companies will have to weigh prospect of freer discussion with health care providers about off-label uses with the risk that FDA and the courts will not see their statements as truthful and non-misleading.
Media Coverage
17 August 2015
The Pink Sheet (subscription required)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Mark Mansour (Washington DC) is quoted in this article discussing how Amarin’s court-approved disclosures could serve as a model that would allow manufacturers to discuss data while also giving FDA input and oversight.
Media Coverage
14 August 2015
Hong Kong Lawyer
By-lined article by partners Menachem Hasofer and Mei Ling Lew on the proposed security of payment legislation with a focus on the statutory adjudication regime.
News Releases
14 August 2015
Mayer Brown announced the winners of its ninth annual Pro Bono Awards, which honor the outstanding achievements by the firm’s lawyers in providing legal services to individuals and groups with limited means and to organizations seeking to protect civil liberties, human rights and the environment.
Media Coverage
14 August 2015
Times Herald-Record
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Evan Tager (Washington DC) was quoted in an article discussing the constitutionality of the Thruway Authority’s toll system for trucks.
Media Coverage
14 August 2015
Law360
In a bylined article, Government & Global Trade partner Duane Layton (Washington DC) and Mayer Brown Consulting director Chian Voen Wong (Singapore) discuss the impact of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel's report on United States — Measures Affecting the Importation of Animals, Meat and Other Animal Products from Argentina.
Media Coverage
14 August 2015
South China Morning Post
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Thomas So (Hong Kong) is quoted in this article.
Media Coverage
13 August 2015
Texas Lawyer
Energy partners Dallas Parker and Francisco Mendez (both Houston) are quoted in this article discussing the opening of Mayer Brown's Mexico City office.
Media Coverage
12 August 2015
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori E. Lightfoot (Chicago) is featured as a 2015 "Woman Worth Watching" in Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Media Coverage
12 August 2015
The American Lawyer
Energy partners Dallas Parker and Francisco Mendez (both Houston) are included in this article discussing the opening of Mayer Brown's Mexico City office.
News Releases
12 August 2015
Mayer Brown announced today the opening of its office in Mexico City. The firm actively serves clients operating and investing in the oil, gas and power industries in Mexico. With the launch of the Mexico City office, Mayer Brown solidifies its position as a market leader in connection with Mexico’s energy reform.
Media Coverage
12 August 2015
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown's Chicago office Rebecca Eisner is featured as a 2015 "Woman Worth Watching" in Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Media Coverage
12 August 2015
Bloomberg BNA
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Marcus Christian (Washington DC) is quoted in this article about efforts made by the IRS to fight tax fraud.

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