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Book
Tenth Edition
Mayer Brown Book
Edited and authored by Mayer Brown lawyers, Bloomberg BNA’s Tenth Edition, Supreme Court Practice provides a comprehensive analysis of the Supreme Court. The treatise offers up-to-date guidance on every aspect of practice before the Court under its newly revised 2013 Rules—from the most fundamental to the most obscure. It is a definitive resource for prosecuting or defending a case before the Court.
Book
Second Edition
Mayer Brown Book
Edited and authored by Mayer Brown lawyers, Bloomberg BNA’s Second Edition, Federal Appellate Practice book is the primary resource for fully understanding the federal appellate process.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 19, 2017, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement to clarify its precedent and provide guidance on the ability of electric storage resources to recover their costs concurrently through both cost-based and market-based rates.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 13, 2017, the Obama administration announced that the longstanding comprehensive sanctions against Sudan would be suspended effective January 17, 2017, and that the sanctions would be revoked in six months if the progress of the past six months continued with respect to bilateral cooperation, cessation of internal hostilities, regional cooperation and improvements to humanitarian access.
Newsletter
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness & SMEs; Agriculture & Fisheries; Employment and Social Policy; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Transport & Mobility; Data Protection; Justice, Home Affairs & Fundamental Rights; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe/Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 17, 2017, in a long-awaited decision in Marblegate Asset Management, LLC v. Education Management Finance Corp., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that Section 316 of the Trust Indenture Act (“TIA”) does not prohibit an out of court restructuring of corporate bonds so long as an indenture’s core payment terms are left intact.
In Brief
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM In Brief
On 20 January 2017, notice was gazetted to increase the Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) rate to HK$34.50 per hour (up from the current HK$32.50 per hour). The new rate will come into effect on 1 May 2017.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 17 January 2017, the State Council released the Circular on Several Measures on Expanding the Opening to and Active Use of Foreign Investment (国务院关于扩大对外开放积极利用外资若干措施的通知) (Guidelines). The Guidelines set out the blueprint for China's policies on attracting foreign investment in the upcoming years.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 19, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 18a (HSR). The thresholds govern which mergers or acquisitions must be reported to the FTC and the Department of Justice. Since 2005, the thresholds have been adjusted annually according to the change in US gross domestic product.
Legal Update
24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The UK Supreme Court ruled today that Government ministers are not able to activate the Article 50 procedure for withdrawal by the United Kingdom from the European Union without the prior approval of Parliament.

Legal Update
23 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 13 January 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced the commencement on 16 January 2017 of the Internet app store registration program in China. The registration requirement was imposed by the mobile apps regulation that became effective in August last year.
Brochure
January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
Human resource issues continue to play an increasingly important role in determining overall business strategy. Mayer Brown JSM’s Employment & Benefits Group offers pragmatic advice and practical solutions to help clients achieve their business goals. We are proud to be named as “Employment Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” by International Global Law Experts Awards (2013) and “Employment Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business Awards (2008, 2011 and 2012).
Legal Update
23 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 19, 2016, the US Internal Revenue Service issued substantial revisions to the rules for withholding on dividend equivalents.
Newsletter
23 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Competitiveness, Industry & SMEs; Agriculture & Fisheries; Employment & Social Policy; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe / Brexit
Legal Update
20 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 13, 2017, the US Department of the Treasury, the Office of the US Trade Representative and the European Commission announced that they had reached a covered agreement (Agreement) regarding insurance groups doing business in the United States and the European Union (EU), concluding negotiations that officially began in November 2015.
Legal Update
20 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
In November 2016, the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) found that AcrossAsia Limited (AAL), its former chairman, Mr. Albert Saychuan Cheok (Cheok) and CEO, Mr. Vicente Binalhay Ang (Ang) were in breach of the disclosure requirement under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) by failing to disclose inside information about listed companies as soon as practicable. This is MMT’s first ruling on the disclosure requirements since they came into effect on 1 January 2013.
Newsletter
20 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry & Competitiveness; Employment and Social Policy; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health, Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe/Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Newsletter
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry & Competitiveness; Agriculture & Fisheries; Employment and Social Policy; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe/Brexit; Foreign Affairs
Brochure
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
Mayer Brown JSM is actively engaged in a wide range of shipping transactions throughout Asia. Our strength and depth enable us to handle transactions across Asia and makes us the team of choice for many clients who are active in the region.
Legal Update
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Updating risk factors is an important part of the process of preparing a company’s annual report on Form 10-K or Form 20-F pursuant to the rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Legal Update
19 January 2017
Legal Update
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the last two weeks of 2016, both the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled investigations into two separate asset swap deals.
Brochure
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
An extensive Private Investment Funds practice involving more than 100 lawyers from the firm’s worldwide offices. Our lawyers’ broad market experience enables fund sponsors, advisers and investors to structure funds and investments creatively and efficiently to maximise fund-raising flexibility and opportunities.
Legal Update
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
When licensed consumer financial service firms are undergoing a change in ownership, they typically must submit change in control filings to the state agencies that issued their licenses. Failure to comply with the requirements could delay the closing of a transaction or result in fines and penalties.
Legal Update
19 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Mayer Brown’s Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe. This high-level overview alerts recipients to select changes in law and practice that may affect their global mobility programs.

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