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The Global Financial Markets podcast helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing our global resources from multiple practices and offices, the podcast provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.
 
The Mayer Brown London Litigation and Dispute Resolution team discuss recent developments in financial litigation, and what they mean for those advising banks and other financial institutions. Time spent listening to this podcast can count towards solicitors CPD requirements. Please contact us if you require further information.
 
The Mayer Brown Forum is a community of worldwide lawyers working together to improve the client experience for multinational organisations. Recognising a lawyer’s need for high quality analysis of topical issues, Mayer Brown has launched a regular webcast, bringing together leading practitioners from across our global network. The sessions aim to provide unique insights into how both geopolitical and legislative developments impact lawyers and their clients around the world.
 
A monthly UK pensions law podcast placing a spotlight on key developments that could affect your scheme. CPD may be available. The podcasts are an overview of the law. How the law will apply in any particular case will depend on the individual circumstances. Listeners should seek legal advice if any of the matters discussed are relevant to a specific issue or concern.
 
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Litigation involving artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning presents special risks due to the inherent difficulties of explaining how these tools work. Please Join Mayer Brown lawyers Reg Goeke, Alex Lakatos, and Christopher Leach as they discuss the risks of using AI tools, solutions that can help mitigate those risks, and explainability…
 
As 2023 begins, we are coming off many years of fast and frothy innovation with a great deal of new complexity in both products and business models. We now face a downturn. Prominent companies across the economy are announcing layoffs and other cost-cutting measures and will likely require more complex deals to preserve profitability. In this episo…
 
The end of 2022 saw a few noteworthy proposals and other actions by the US banking regulators. Final rulemakings on some proposals may come in 2023 but likely not before we see additional proposals in the first half of the new year. Some are long-awaited, and others are newly inspired, actions of the moment. Please join Mayer Brown partners Jeffrey…
 
With technology deals increasingly involving open source software (OSS), clients are seeking our help analyzing OSS licenses, developing open source policies and negotiating contract terms for open source. In this episode, partner Paul Chandler and host Julian Dibbell discuss how OSS is impacting deals and how to address and mitigate the legal risk…
 
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) recently introduced a host of initiatives related to statutory accounting, credit quality designation and related regulatory risk-based capital affecting CLOs and other types of structured finance in which US insurance companies invest. Mayer Brown partners Paul Forrester and Larry Hamilt…
 
The Fifth Circuit recently ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding structure is unconstitutional, casting doubt on all of the agency’s actions. But the CFPB is as active as ever. Please join Mayer Brown lawyers Ori Lev, Chris Leach, and Christa Bieker as they discuss the Fifth Circuit’s ruling and its implications as we…
 
Market and technology changes create opportunities for companies to substantially reduce costs by negotiating or renegotiating managed services agreements and other outsourcing services agreements. In this episode, ISG partner Jon Lightman and Mayer Brown partners Brad Peterson and Mark Prinsley, along with host Julian Dibbell, discuss how to lever…
 
Private equity (“PE”) investment in US insurers has increased, with a particular emphasis on life insurance groups. In response, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) has taken a renewed interest in how PE investment might impact the safety and stability of the insurers involved. Mayer Brown partners Larry Hamilton and Sanjiv…
 
When engaging in a tech transaction, you must know your obligations under data privacy laws. First and foremost, it’s critical to consider whether “personal information”—a broad term that encompasses many types of data—is disclosed or received under an agreement. You must also understand the geographic scope of your deal, which data privacy laws ap…
 
On October 10, 2022, the European Commission published its report on the functioning of the EU Securitization Regulation. The report includes the Commission’s legal interpretation of the jurisdictional scope of the Regulation. Mayer Brown partner Neil Hamilton will discuss the Report and its impact on US securitizations offered to European institut…
 
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently published its final beneficial ownership information rule (the “BOI Rule”). The BOI Rule will have a significant impact on a number of businesses, including those in the commercial real estate and structured finance sectors. The BOI Rule addresses who will be required to file beneficial o…
 
Federal regulators have zeroed in on the auto industry in recent rulemaking, supervisory and enforcement activities. Mayer Brown partners Christopher Leach and Tori Shinohara discuss the FTC and CFPB’s focus on the auto industry, including the FTC’s proposed auto rule and recent supervisory and enforcement trends.…
 
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on commercial activity for many organizations on a local and international scale. Organizations with commercial operations in the region (both Ukraine and Russia) may face challenges in sustaining their contractual obligations. Mayer Brown partner Jim Ferguson and associate Valerie Vanryc…
 
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been active on numerous fronts over the last several months. Mayer Brown partner Ori Lev and associates Christa Bieker and Brian Stief discuss: The CFPB’s efforts to expand the scope and uses of its statutory authorities Trends in the CFPB’s supervisory and enforcement activity The CFPB’s recent f…
 
Our panel of Mayer Brown lawyers from America and the UK will provide their insight into the key trends and developments in the market relating to Global Mobility that clients should be aware of as demand for global travel, mobility and immigration services recovers. The session has particular focus on: COVID-19 travel restrictions – where are we n…
 
The first half of 2022 saw a few noteworthy proposals and other actions by the US banking regulators. Final rulemakings on some proposals could come in the second half of the year, but others may be delayed until 2023. In either case, we expect to see significant action on some of these issues through the issuance of supervisory guidance, review of…
 
The residential finance industry faces substantial headwinds in the current economic environment. After a record-breaking performance in 2021, the industry is now keenly focused on reduced volumes and compressed margins, decreased inventory and rising interest rates. Volatile markets may be stressful, but they also present opportunities for growth …
 
It’s not the easiest time to be in the mortgage business. Mortgage investors and servicers continue to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on borrowers. Rising interest rates could drain the plentiful supply of refinance business from prior years and deter hopeful homebuyers from seeking new financing. And now the New Y…
 
Four states—and counting—have enacted laws requiring providers of a wide range of commercial financing to give applicants detailed disclosures of the sort previously seen only in the consumer credit industry. California enacted the pioneering law in 2018, and New York, Utah and Virginia (so far) have followed suit. The most recent examples, the Uta…
 
Too often, contract rights bargained and paid for in negotiations are eroded during governance. This podcast describes seven tips for governing service provider relationships in ways that leverage or strengthen contract rights. Reg Goeke, who leads our Commercial Litigation practice, provides a litigator’s perspective and Brad Peterson, who leads o…
 
Non-fungible tokens, commonly called “NFTs,” have been around for some time, but they have only hit mainstream public consciousness over the past few years. With the speculative frenzy around NFTs seemingly at an all-time high, it can be difficult to sift through the noise and identify the real use cases, and accompanying issues, that companies nee…
 
The UK National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the “Act”) entered into force on January 4, 2022 and enables the UK government to screen, block and unwind certain transactions on national security grounds. A new body, the Investment Security Unit (“ISU”), is responsible for the operation of the new regime. The Act provides for mandatory prior not…
 
This episode focuses on an IP right at the heart of many technology deals—copyrights. Mayer Brown partners Richard Assmus and Oliver Yaros and host Julian Dibbell will discuss some recent important changes in US and European copyright law and how those changes might inform your tech deals.
 
Since January 2021, the Biden administration has signaled that it intends to ramp up anti-money laundering (AML) regulation and enforcement. That was reinforced late last year when the administration issued its comprehensive Strategy on Anti-Corruption, which declared that combating illicit finance is one of its principal goals. The strategy highli…
 
In response to the recent devastating events in Ukraine, many jurisdictions have imposed a broad range of new sanctions and export controls focused on the Russian state and certain Russian businesses and individuals. The new sanctions and export control regimes of the EU, the UK and the US have been evolving in real time over the past couple of wee…
 
In contracts, parties typically seek to limit their liability to each other, both in terms of the types of damages or actions for which a party will have liability and the amount of damages that can be recovered, as well as, in certain cases, the remedies that can be pursued. The parties often negotiate exceptions from these limitations, including …
 
Rohit Chopra took over the helm of the CFPB last fall and has already started to make his mark on the agency, bringing a decidedly antitrust focus to his new role. Mayer Brown partners Ori Lev and Stephanie Robinson for a discussion of Chopra’s first six months, including the CFPB’s use of its Section 1022 authority, notable enforcement actions and…
 
In this episode, Beth talks about some of the keys changes that have been, and are being, introduced for defined contribution schemes including the pensions guidance stronger nudge, fees and collective DC schemes.Mayer Brown
 
After two years of responding to the pandemic, US banking regulators likely will refocus this year on forward-looking issues. In particular, the following issues are expected to occupy a significant portion of the regulators’ time in 2022: Regulatory Capital Rule Revisions Climate-Related Risk Management Expectations Digital Asset Activities Fintec…
 
Late last year, a federal district court ruled that securitization trusts holding student loans might be liable for the alleged unfair and deceptive collection practices of the trusts’ servicers. This is the first time that the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sought to hold a securitization trust liable for acts of its servicers …
 
Mayer Brown partners James Antonopoulos, Amanda Baker, Steven Garden, Brian Kuhl, Eric Mitzenmacher, Ger O’Donnell and Jan Stewart discussed “What to Expect in 2022” in the structured finance markets. They examined some of the key opportunities and challenges this new year will bring to market participants and discuss trending topics and the curren…
 
Last month, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the second part of its initiative to address the effects of climate change—draft principles for managing exposure to climate-related financial risks. Those principles and the OCC’s earlier call to action to bank boards portend that the rapid implementation of climate risk man…
 
Intellectual property is one of the key drivers of profitability for a multinational company. Because IP is inherently mobile, tax planning for IP routinely involves intercompany licensing, cost sharing and other co-ownership structures. Moving IP in connection with a tax planning strategy can generate significant bottom line value, but doing so, w…
 
In the 2022 edition of our long-running annual podcast, partners in Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions practice will discuss trends that will drive and shape technology transactions. This year’s program will focus on convergence of cloud, AI and data; innovation through new and complex collaborations; continued change in cybersecurity and privac…
 
Phase 6 of the Global Margin Rules applies from September 1, 2022, and may affect pension funds and other counterparties. September 2022 seems a long way off, but market deadlines are looming as early as January 2022. Join Margin Reform CEO Shaun Murray and Mayer Brown partners Edmund Parker and Edward Jewitt as they discuss this expansion, which c…
 
Last month, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a call to action on climate change to the boards of directors of large OCC-regulated banks. Based on that call to action, all bank boards should consider asking their institutions about enhancing climate change-related risk management practices. While this will be a long-term…
 
As inbound investment into the United States from overseas continues to grow, many investors from the Middle East and South East Asia are seeking means by which they can invest in US assets in a manner that complies with their religious beliefs. Please join Mayer Brown partner Barry Cosgrave for an overview of Islamic finance and some of the key st…
 
Please join Mayer Brown senior Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law partners Andrew Olmem and Jonathan Becker as they provide an update on several of the most important issues under debate in Washington. They will discuss the prospects for the passage of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Plan and infrastructure bill; whether and how…
 
Businesses today are data driven and data dependent, but the rules that govern how data can be used and shared across borders are becoming increasingly tricky for international organizations to navigate, subject to constantly evolving and often conflicting requirements in each region. None more so than in Europe, where changes over the past 18 mont…
 
In this episode, Beth Brown talks about the draft Regulations currently being consulted on which will change the regime for notifications that employers to defined benefit schemes need to make to the Pensions Regulator.Mayer Brown
 
Lenders to and investors in Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) businesses should be alert to the due diligence issues that may arise in this fast-growing industry. Please join Mayer Brown partners Amanda Baker, Steve Kaplan, Eric Mitzenmacher and Elizabeth Raymond for an overview of emerging issues in this space. Our lawyers will focus on the unique regulat…
 
Competition among cloud platform providers is fierce as they scramble for market share and customers. As cloud providers bundle key products and services—such as AI and other tools—with their “basic” cloud offerings to lure and retain cloud customers, they are also offering other benefits through “strategic partnerships” with customers. In a strate…
 
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been active on many fronts, notwithstanding the absence of a Senate-confirmed director. Please join Mayer Brown partners Ori Lev and Stephanie Robinson and associate Christa Bieker to discuss CFPB developments over the past months.Mayer Brown
 
In this episode, Beth Brown talks about new governance rules for defined contribution schemes as set out in The Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which come into force on 1 October 2021.Mayer Brown
 
Over the past few years, China has introduced a range of laws dealing with data privacy and cybersecurity. The most well-known is China's Cybersecurity Law, which came into effect in June 2017. With the recent passing of China’s Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law, concerns regarding data localization and how to get data outsi…
 
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