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Examples of workshops/legal training Mayer Brown offers

Outlined below are examples of training topics that Mayer Brown offers to clients on a regular basis. Sessions can be tailored to specific needs and can be held in the client’s office or ours.

Our training offerings cover all levels: (1) bespoke training on specialized topics; (2) update sessions; and (3) basic training.

Detailed below are some of our standard offerings. Please contact your Client Relationship partner or email us if there are specific topics you would like us to address, or if you are in need of a bespoke training presentation.

Please click on the topic or sector below to see additional details.

Africa
  • Investing in Africa – Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone countries
Arbitration
  • An Overview of International Arbitration
  • Comparison between the LCIA and ICC rules
  • Drafting Arbitration Clauses
  • Applicable law: relationship between the law of the contract and the seat of the arbitration
  • Arbitrator Independence and Challenges to Arbitrators
  • Interim and Conservatory Measures
  • Annulment and Enforcement of Awards
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Developments in international arbitration
  • Drafting international arbitration agreements
Banking & Finance
  • Africa – investing in Africa – Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone countries
  • Asset finance – project bonds – an alternative for shipping finance
  • Avoiding traps in electronic communications
  • Capital Markets – recent US reforms and developments affecting capital markets
  • Capital Markets – SEC – registered securities offerings – practical aspects of getting a deal done
  • Capital Markets – selected issues in securities offerings in the United States
  • Derivatives I – introduction to OTC derivatives
  • Derivatives II – overview of key ISDA documents
  • Derivatives III – credit support annex
  • Derivatives for non-derivatives lawyers
  • Derivatives – regulation of OTC derivatives
  • Financial Transaction Tax – the impact on financial institutions
  • High yield bond offerings
  • Legal opinions – spotting what’s not there
  • Loan and acquisition finance – an update on international loan terms
  • Loan and acquisition finance – solutions for loan portfolio transactions
  • Mining finance
  • Project and export finance – EPC/EPCM contracts
  • Project and export finance – Hedging for project finance transactions
  • Project and export finance – Introduction to project finance
  • Regulatory – bank capital requirements for commodities finance – title retention structures
  • Regulatory – Basel III US and EU Implementation
  • Regulatory – EMIR
  • Security back to basics (with optional focus on financial collateral)
Corporate & Securities
  • Capital markets – convertible and exchangeable bonds
  • Capital markets – convertible CoCos – an introduction to contingent capital and thoughts on a developing asset class
  • Capital markets – MTN programmes
  • Capital markets – recent US reforms and developments affecting capital markets
  • Capital markets – SEC-registered securities offerings – practical aspects of getting a deal done
  • Capital markets – selected issues in securities offerings in the United States
  • Directors – directors’ and shareholders’ decision making – tricky issues and frequently asked questions
  • Directors – directors’ duties
  • Recent developments in contract law
  • Some pitfalls to be aware of when drafting and negotiating boilerplate provisions
  • Public M&A successful takeover strategies
  • Working on intra-group reorganizations
  • Private equity and venture capital investment transactions – key documents and issues
  • Private M&A – US style v. UK style M&A agreements
  • Private & Public M&A – the latest trends and developments in M&A
Construction & Engineering
  • Risk management and dispute resolution in the Middle East
  • The Approach of English Law to (1) Global Claims, (2) Concurrent Delay and (3) Time-Bar
  • Clauses and the Prevention Principle
  • Dispute Adjudication Boards
  • Construction and Engineering Insurance
  • Construction Issues under Codes in the Middle East
  • Relief from performance because of supervening events
  • Termination questions
  • Payments under the Construction Act and Key Changes under JCT D&B 2016
  • Deliberate Non-Compliance
  • Changes to Claims under the FIDIC Yellow Book
  • Lessons for Employers under FIDIC in the light of the Privy Council’s decision in the NIPDEC case
  • The management of extensions of time and loss and expense
  • Project finance in the mining sector
  • EPC and EPCM contracts
  • FIDIC for design build procurement
  • FIDIC design build alternatives
  • FIDIC review/contract issues
  • Pre-conditions to arbitration/litigation
  • Traps and hazards in contracts and administration
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication under the Housing Grants Act
  • Payment under the Housing Grants Act
  • Delay, liquidated damages and loss and expense claims
  • Contract administration
  • Letters of intent, subcontracts, and changes
  • Design
  • Negligence
  • Warranties and third party rights
  • Contract law MOT 1 – contract creation
  • Contract law MOT 2- contract breakdown
  • Contract law MOT 3- unfairness and contract gatecrashers
Data Protection & Confidentiality
  • Cloud computing and data protection issues
  • Data protection update
  • Data retention – the new EU Regulation
  • Privacy and security issues in outsourcing transactions
Employment & Benefits
  • Achieving and preventing team moves
  • Changing/harmonising terms and conditions
  • Employment contracts – tricks and traps
  • Employment law workshop for managers
  • Managing sickness, absences, disability and poor performance
  • Outsourcing and business transfers under the Transfer Regulations
  • Planning and managing redundancy exercises
  • Recruitment
  • Respect in the workplace – diversity training
  • Taking employment cost out of a business
  • Update on employment law for in-house lawyers
  • Using restrictive covenants to protect your business
Environment and Health & Safety (“EHS”)
  • Directors’ duties and EHS law
  • EHS case law update
  • EHS issues in corporate and real estate deals
  • Energy efficiency regulation – how to beat the regulator
  • Health & safety law – the basics
  • Latest EHS laws
  • State of the carbon markets
  • Unconventional gas – legal issues
  • What to do if the (HSE/EA) inspectors call
Financial Institutions
  • Africa – investing in Africa – Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone countries
  • Asset finance – project bonds – an alternative for shipping finance
  • Avoiding traps in electronic communications
  • Capital Markets – recent US reforms and developments affecting capital markets
  • Capital Markets – SEC – registered securities offerings – practical aspects of getting a deal done
  • Capital Markets – selected issues in securities offerings in the United States
  • Derivatives I – introduction to OTC derivatives
  • Derivatives II – overview of key ISDA documents
  • Derivatives III – credit support annex
  • Derivatives for non-derivatives lawyers
  • Derivatives – regulation of OTC derivatives
  • Financial Transaction Tax – the impact on financial institutions
  • High yield bond offerings
  • Legal opinions – spotting what’s not there
  • Loan and acquisition finance – an update on international loan terms
  • Loan and acquisition finance – solutions for loan portfolio transactions
  • Mining finance
  • Project and export finance – EPC/EPCM contracts
  • Project and export finance – Hedging for project finance transactions
  • Project and export finance – Introduction to project finance
  • Regulatory – bank capital requirements for commodities finance – title retention structures
  • Regulatory – Basel III US and EU Implementation
  • Regulatory – EMIR
  • Security back to basics (with optional focus on financial collateral)
Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Alternative Investment Funds Management Directive
  • Anti-bribery and corruption update
  • Anti-bribery and corruption tailored to sectors – private equity/energy/construction/banks/insurers/commodity trading and mining
  • Bank structural reform – the Banking Reform Act – how Liikanen does or does not fit with Vickers
  • Anti-corruption sanctions and money laundering issues in M&A transactions
  • Banking union – single supervisory mechanism and single resolution mechanism
  • Benchmark Regulation
  • EMIR
  • EU and UK regulators’ product intervention power
  • FCA and PRA Approved Persons Regime
  • Financial services product development and regulatory intervention
  • Fund manager litigation
  • Increasing cross-border effect of EU regulation
  • Inside information – recent lessons
  • Market abuse update
  • MiFIR/MiFID II
  • Recent FCA thematic reviews of asset managers and of their anti-money laundering/anti-corruption systems
  • Records management
  • Regulation of OTC derivatives
  • Senior management responsibilities in FCA and PRA regulated funds
  • UK/EU market abuse regime and developments coming from the new Market Abuse Regulation
Insurance
  • A guide to legal privilege and confidentiality
  • An Introduction to financial institutions liability insurance
  • An Introduction to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance
  • Insurance regulatory update
  • Key issues in valuers’ negligence claims
  • Political risk
  • Product liability
  • Thorny issues in claims against offshore professionals
  • When are professionals liable for losses caused by market turmoil?
Intellectual Property and IT
  • Copyright and database update
  • Digital media – where and whom can you sue?
  • European patent litigation strategy
  • Online promotions – using Twitter and Facebook
  • Recent patent/high-tech cases and issues
  • Traps and tips in intellectual property transactions
  • The tender process from hell! Interactive IP, procurement and competition training
  • What happens if your licensor or licensee of IP rights goes insolvent
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Avoiding traps in electronic communications
  • Choosing a dispute resolution method that will best suit your business needs
  • Contract law – the basics (aimed at commercial or marketing teams)
  • Cross-border disputes – a coordinated global approach to forum issues
  • Cross-border disputes – a guide to jurisdiction and parallel proceedings
  • Dishonest assistance – what’s the test?
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Legal privilege and the in-house lawyer – what you can protect and how
  • Misrepresentation, mis-statement and contractual exclusion of liability
  • Product liability
  • Supply contracts – a termination toolkit
  • There’s a dispute on my desk! Initial considerations and strategic options
Mining
  • Project finance in the mining sector
  • Hedging and intercreditor issues
  • EPC/EPCM and project documents
  • Restructuring in the mining sector
  • Investing in mining and metals in Africa – Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone
  • Arbitration and Bi-lateral investment treaties
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Bribery Act and transparency initiatives
  • AIM listing and main board for mining companies
  • Alternative sources of financing (royalties, streaming, pre-payment) and intercreditor issues
Pensions
  • Automatic enrolment – an overview
  • Occupational pension provision in the UK – an overview
  • UK defined benefit schemes – funding, liability management and de-risking – an overview
  • UK defined contribution schemes – an overview
  • We also run a series of regular training events at our offices which are open to all our clients, including a trustee introductory course
Private Equity & Joint Ventures
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Private equity and venture capital investment transactions – key documents and issues
Professional Liability
  • Key issues in valuers’ negligence claims
  • Producing documents and information about clients’ affairs under compulsion; can you say no?
  • Thorny issues in claims against offshore professionals
  • When are professionals liable for losses covered by market turmoil?
Real Estate
  • Break clauses
  • Business lease renewals
  • Commercial property – key cases update
  • Community infrastructure levy
  • Contract refresher
  • Electronic communications code
  • Energy regulations
  • Lease guarantees
  • Tenant insolvency
  • Terminating leases
Restructuring Bankruptcy & Insolvency (“RBI”)
  • Overview of English insolvency procedures
  • Cross border insolvency
  • Schemes of arrangement as a restructuring tool
  • Restructuring and insolvency in the natural resources sector
  • Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010
  • The PPF’s role in an insolvency
  • Document requests by insolvency officeholders
  • Claims against insolvency officeholders
Sourcing & Procurement
  • Benchmarking in outsourcing relationships
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Governance of outsourcing relationships
  • Introduction to Outsourcing
  • Outsourcing – how to avoid current pitfalls
  • Preparing for termination of an outsourcing relationship
  • Reimagining Sourcing
  • Running successful procurement competition
  • THE FIVE R’s: Re-solutioning, Re-sourcing, Restructuring, Retrofitting, and Reconciling Existing Sourcing Arrangements
  • Trends and Challenges for Sourcing Counsel in the Digital Age
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Copyright and database update
  • Digital media – where and whom can you sue?
  • Online promotions – using Facebook and Twitter
  • Traps and tips in intellectual property transactions
  • What happens if your licensor or licensee of IP rights goes insolvent