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Newsletter
30 June 2015
Legal Update
30 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On June 26, 2015, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel circulated its decision in Ukraine – Definitive Safeguard Measures on Certain Passenger Cars, upholding most of the substantive claims of the complainant, Japan, and finding Ukraine in violation of its obligations under the relevant provisions of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.
Newsletter
30 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Legal Update
29 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 26, 2015, the DC Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Validus Reinsurance. In this case, the court held that the federal excise tax on reinsurance could not be applied to a foreign-to-foreign retrocession transaction because the US Internal Revenue Service did not establish that Congress intended to override the “presumption against extraterritoriality” for US laws.
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown Brochure
Successfully managing a diverse workforce throughout the employment life cycle in America's varied jurisdictions is key to commercial success but can, unless managed correctly, present risk, compliance and policy challenges.

Legal and human resources advisors are regularly required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Given this, Mayer Brown has produced the "Americas Diversity and Discrimination Traffic Lights" which provides an easy-read, color-coded 'pin-up' guide to 14 jurisdictions in the Americas to identify tricky issues concerning diversity in the workplace.
Newsletter
29 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Energy; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Audio
26 June 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the issue of trustee liability, and the various different ways in which trustees can protect themselves from personal liability for their acts and omissions in carrying out their role as trustees.
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown Brochure
One of the challenges for legal and human resources advisors with responsibility for multiple jurisdictions in the Americas is understanding the risks of terminating employees in numerous jurisdictions where the rights of employees can vary considerably. In view of this, Mayer Brown has produced the “Americas Termination Traffic Lights” which provides an easy-read, color-coded ‘pin up’ guide to termination across 14 jurisdictions in the Americas.
Newsletter
2015 Q2
2015 Q2
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter

In the 2015 Q2 edition, we look at:

  • Trade Marks – China
  • Patents – China
  • Domain Names – China
  • Anti-trust & Competition – China
  • Technology – China
  • Technology – Hong Kong
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown Brochure
One of the challenges for legal and human resources advisors with responsibility for multiple jurisdictions in Europe is understanding the risks of terminating employees in numerous jurisdictions where the rights of employees can vary considerably. In view of this, Mayer Brown has produced the “Europe Termination Traffic Lights” which provides an easy-read, colour-coded ‘pin up’ guide to termination across 10 jurisdictions in Europe.
Newsletter
June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Legal Update
25 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In Re DTEK Finance BV, the English High Court decided that a change in the governing law of bonds from New York to English law, established a sufficient connection with the English jurisdiction for it to sanction the bonds' restructuring via a UK scheme of arrangement.
Legal Update
25 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Recently enacted amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law address, among other topics, two types of charter or bylaw provisions that some companies have adopted in an effort to control in which courts internal corporate claims may be brought or to compel unsuccessful plaintiffs in internal corporate claims to pay the attorneys’ fees and costs of the company or any other party.
Newsletter
25 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
25 June 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Government recently announced that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (the "Ordinance") will come into force on 1 January 2016. As explained in our earlier Legal Updates, the Ordinance reforms the current law of contract regarding third parties.
Brochure
24 June 2015
Mayer Brown Brochure
Many of the Global Mobility & Migration team's services and products are accessible via the MBMobility Portal, which is built on Mayer Brown’s fully adaptable client extranet. This brochure provides an insight into what the MBMobility Portal can offer by way of case management and performance, as well as access to an array of tools and resources.
Article
24 June 2015
Mayer Brown Article
Mayer Brown litigators won a pro bono victory for the District of Columbia Council in a case concerning the validity of an amendment to the District’s charter.
Newsletter
24 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
24 June 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
We mentioned last week that businesses with a substantial degree of market power are under a special responsibility not to abuse their power. To find out whether this special responsibility applies to you, the first step is to assess the degree of market power you enjoy in the markets in which you are active.
Legal Update
24 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC the US Supreme Court, while acknowledging the criticism of other judges and scholars, chose to uphold the long-standing rule in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that renders unenforceable an agreement requiring payment of royalties for a patent after that patent expires.
Newsletter
23 June 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Consumer, Food Safety, Health; Digital & Information Society; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Article
2014-2015
Mayer Brown Article
Mayer Brown in association with the College of Europe is proud to publish Aleksandar Dorich's thesis entitled "The Thin Redline or Where Does Aggressive Tax Planning Become an Unlawful State Aid", winner of the Mayer Brown Legal Business Prize 2015
Legal Update
22 June 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Given the financial sophistication and independence of their members, Audit Committees can be seen as logical corporate governance bodies to initially address the increasing pressures on Board of Directors oversight of capital allocation that are resulting from heightened shareholder activism, growing desires by institutional investors for substantial capital returns to shareholders, and current academic and business school focus on capital efficiency.
Brochure
22 June 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
Our Real Estate Team: One-stop-shop for all your Real Estate needs — Advising you wherever you are in the Real Estate Development life cycle!

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