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SPOTLIGHTThe Biden Transition

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The Biden Administration – Immigration Priorities Heat Map

On the cusp of the January 20, 2021 US presidential inauguration, the Trump administration has a few remaining days to take action on immigration priorities that have been key to the president’s platform. By presidential proclamation, the current administration extended a travel ban just a few short hours before the ban’s original expiration on December 31, 2020. The Biden administration has identified its own immigration agenda, much of which focuses on rescinding or unwinding the Trump administration’s executive actions.

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A video interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who will unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts. 

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The US federal election could have sweeping regulatory and legislative impacts across virtually every major sector of the economy. To help understand how government policy might change over the next four years and what that means for domestic and global businesses, we invite you to join the first of our post-election programs. 

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In this video, Andrew Olmem, a partner in our Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law practice, and Elizabeth Espín Stern, who leads our Global Mobility & Migration practice, discuss the Biden administration’s likely immigration actions in response to the executive actions undertaken by the previous administration. 

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SPOTLIGHTBrexit

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Brexit - Data protection after the Brexit transition period

Whilst the UK left the European Union (“EU”) on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”) it remained within the EU’s legal framework during the Brexit Transition Period (“Transition Period”). When the Transition Period ends at 11:00 p.m. GMT on 31 December 2020 (“Completion Day”), EU law that was enacted before Exit Day applies in the UK as if it were national law by virtue of Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (“Withdrawal Agreement”).

The Brexit transition period is coming to an end and the UK will leave the EU single market on 31 December 2020. Are you ready for what happens next? This webinar will shed light on the specifics.

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With only a few weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, you are invited to join us for a live, case study-based webinar outlining key implications of the end of the transitional regime for companies doing business in, or with parties in, the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021.

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Whilst the UK left the European Union (“EU”) on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”) it remained within the EU’s legal framework during the Brexit Transition Period (“Transition Period”). When the Transition Period ends at 11:00 p.m. GMT on 31 December 2020 (“Completion Day”), EU law that was enacted before Exit Day applies in the UK as if it were national law by virtue of Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (“Withdrawal Agreement”).

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David Harrison comments on the UK National Security and Investment Bill.

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Jason Hungerford and Chris Chapman warn of the impact of hurried Brexit negotiations. 

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SPOTLIGHTIBOR Transition

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IBOR

In 2017, in response to the decline in eligible term borrowing transactions underlying the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and with little prospect of these markets becoming substantially more active in the near future, the UK Financial Conduct Authority announced that it no longer would compel panel banks to quote LIBOR after December 31, 2021.

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Mayer Brown LLP proudly announces the launch of our latest IBOR transition resource: an IBOR Transition Readiness Survey (“The Survey”), jointly developed and presented by Mayer Brown and Morae to help organizations address the complex and imminent issue of IBOR transition.

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Welcome to the latest issue of Mayer Brown’s IBOR Transition Digest—a periodic compendium of global regulatory and market developments and insights on the complex issues confronting financial market participants as they plan to transition from LIBOR and its variants to replacement benchmark interest rates. As attention to IBOR transition accelerates and becomes more focused, it is critical to have access to comprehensive and timely resources about the market.

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SPOTLIGHTGlobal Pandemic

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Arbitrating COVID-19 Contract Disputes: 10 Takeaways

James R. Ferguson:

“I recently participated in a Mayer Brown webinar on ‘Arbitrating COVID-19 Contract Disputes’ with Mayer Brown colleagues from London, Singapore, Frankfurt and Rio de Janeiro. In the webinar, we discussed the key issues likely to arise in arbitrations of COVID-19 contract disputes under both common law and civil law principles.”

Stress in the Aviation Industry

COVID-19: Back to Business – A Brazil Employment Law Perspective

The State of US-China Relations: Practical Implications for Hong Kong and Global Businesses