Mayer Brown

International Top 30 position: 6
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 8

Short selling and credit default swaps — new EU rules enter into force on 1 November 2012

A new EU Regulation focuses on shares admitted to trading on a trading venue in the EU and the sovereign debt of the EU Member States. It bans naked short sales of shares and sovereign debt in the EU, imposes a general ban on uncovered sovereign credit default swaps and requires that certain net short positions are privately notified to the relevant national regulator and, at higher levels, are publically disclosed.

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Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 2,313
Total lawyers: 1,523
No. of lawyers: 234
Offices: 8
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 8
No. of qualified lawyers: 309