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Legal Update
21 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Who is regulating whom in the world of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and virtual currencies?
Legal Update
21 May 2018
Legal Update
18 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Legal Update
May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On Wednesday (16 May), the Supreme Court handed down its Judgment in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24, unanimously holding that the Respondent (Rock Advertising Limited) had not, by oral agreement, varied a contractual term which stated that an agreement may not be amended save in writing signed on behalf of the parties (a “No Oral Modification” clause).
Legal Update
18 May 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On May 16, 2018, the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo revoked  an interim injunction granted on February 26, 2018, in the context of the Direct Unconstitutionality Action (“ADIN”) filed  on January 12, 2018, by the Federal Attorney's Office.
Legal Update
18 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (Department) just released for comment a draft bill to enact a new unincorporated business tax (UBT).
Legal Update
May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
It may have taken slightly longer than anticipated, but approximately 12 years after the UAE acceded to the New York Convention, the President of the UAE has signed Federal Law No. 6 of 2018, updating the domestic framework for arbitration. The law will come into force 30 days after it is published in the Official Gazette.
Book
17 May 2018
Legal Update
17 May 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On May 11, 2018, the National Energy Policy Council ("CNPE") published Resolution No. 4/2018 ("Resolution"), which establishes the technical and economic parameters for the 5th Pre-Salt Bid Round under the Production Sharing Regime (“5th Pre-Salt Round”), as well as formally authorizes the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels ("ANP") to carry out the bidding process.

Newsletter
17 May 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
16 May 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
16 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 11, 2018, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DIs) on proxy rules and related Schedules 14A and 14C.
Brochure
16 May 2018
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
This publication is intended to give prospective investors an overview of the major legal and tax issues to consider when investing in Southeast Asian countries and India.
Audio
16 May 2018
UK Employment Law - Another View from Mayer Brown
Daniel Stilitz QC of 11KBW discusses the case of Air Products v Cockram, which relates to a claim for age discrimination in the provision of benefits to employees. Dan appeared for the employer in the Court of Appeal and has a number of very interesting thoughts on the case and what it means for employers and employees.
Legal Update
15 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Smaller financial institutions that originate residential mortgage loans to hold for investment would be relieved from compliance with the federal ‘‘ability to repay’’ (ATR) requirements by classifying such loans as “qualified mortgages” (QM loans) under the US Senate’s recently passed banking reform bill, S.2155.
Newsletter
15 May 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
15 May 2018
Recent Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
15 May 2018
Newsletter
15 May 2018
Structured and market-linked product news for inquiring minds
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
15 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018. The UPCA will introduce the Unified Patent Court which will establish a single scheme for patent litigation across contracting Member States.
Newsletter
14 May 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
11 May 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this alert we consider the recent Commercial Court judgment in Banca Turco Romana SA v Cortuk & Ors1 which concerned applications for freezing orders against third parties to a fraud claim. The freezing injunctions were set aside on the basis of a number of material non-disclosures made by the applicant.
Legal Update
10 May 2018
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKSE") recently released the "Consultation Conclusions on Capital Raisings by Listed Issuers" and announced corresponding changes to Listing Rules. The changes, which will become effective on 3 July 2018.
Legal Update
10 May 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On April 26, 2018, Decree No. 9.355/2018 was published in the Federal Official Gazette ("Decree"), establishing the special procedure for assignment of rights regarding exploration, development and production of petroleum, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”).

Newsletter
9 May 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
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