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Mayer Brown is recognized by organizations worldwide as a leading authority in a variety of areas. 
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2015

The Asian Lawyer’s “Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency & Restructuring”
Mayer Brown JSM’s restructuring of LDK Solar Co., Ltd., has been named the “Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency & Restructuring” in The Asian Lawyer’s Asia Legal Awards 2015. “[The deal] is believed to be the first judicially approved, multi-jurisdictional debt restructuring of its kind for a China-based entity, with parallel proceedings in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the United States,” The Asian Lawyer said. “It also sets a precedent for the cross-border restructuring of Chinese entities with financing arrangements in the international capital markets.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
Chambers Asia-Pacific recognized 45 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers with 59 total rankings in 33 practice categories, including 14 lawyers who achieved a total of 17 Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers Europe 2015
The 2015 edition of Chambers Europe recognized 27 Mayer Brown lawyers with 32 total rankings in 25 practice categories, including five lawyers who achieved a total of six Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers Global 2015
Chambers Global recognized 102 Mayer Brown lawyers with 151 total rankings or listings in 86 practice categories, including 23 lawyers who achieved a total of 26 Band One or higher rankings in 22 categories.

Chambers USA 2015
The 2015 edition of Chambers USA ranked Mayer Brown in 55 practice categories, including six Band One nationwide rankings and recognized 133 Mayer Brown lawyers with 157 total rankings in 78 practice categories, including 32 lawyers who achieved a total of 40 Band One or higher rankings. 

International Financial Law Review “Project Finance Team of the Year”
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) named Mayer Brown “Project Finance Team of the Year” in the 2015 IFLR Americas Awards. These awards recognize firms and teams that are “changing the legal market today” and whose deals “break new legal ground and set market precedents.”

International M&A Awards 2015 “Cross Border Restructuring Deal of the Year”
Mayer Brown advised on the US $1.2 billion restructuring and sale of ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Limited, which was named Cross Border Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 7th annual International M&A Awards 2015. The transaction was lengthy and complex. ATP UK's parent company, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, went through a Chapter 11 insolvency process in the United States. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the sale of the UK subsidiary was approved by the US Bankruptcy Court in December 2013. The transaction itself was implemented through the sale of the shares of ATP UK combined with a company voluntary arrangement, with a sale value of $133 million, and was completed in February 2014.  

Latin Lawyer “Recommended Firms”
Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer have been named “Recommended Firms” in the 2015 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America. Mayer Brown was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the International law firm category. Latin Lawyer noted the Firm’s “renowned excellence in project finance across the board,” “enviable oil and gas team in Houston” and “solid finance expertise from New York and Chicago.” Mayer Brown’s “key talent and client relationships—and a continuing deal list— ensure it remains a player in the region” and provide “a good base for future growth.” Tauil & Chequer was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the Brazil law firm category. Tauil & Chequer has “built itself into a noted full-service firm” and has an “international outlook [that] has also made it much better at taking advantage of the new flow of work between Brazil and Africa than most [other firms] in this list.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2015
Mayer Brown is ranked in 45 practice categories in the 2015 edition of Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, including three Tier One rankings.

WTR 1000 Awards Hong Kong IP Practice Top Ranking
The 2015 edition of World Trademark Review 1000, a guide to the leading trademark professionals in 70 key jurisdictions worldwide, ranked Mayer Brown JSM’s IP practice in the top tier for Hong Kong, stepping up from the second tier last year. The WTR 1000 is published by World Trademark Review, an independent daily news and information service dedicated to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally.

2014

American Lawyer Global Legal Awards
Mayer Brown advised on the transaction that The American Lawyer named “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets (Worldwide)” as part of its second annual Global Legal Awards, which honor legal teams that “played a substantial role in the most distinguished cross-border work performed between Jan. 1, 2013, and April 14, 2014, across a wide range of disciplines,” according to the publication.

Airfinance Journal “Deal of the Year” winner
The $450 million securitization of airline ticket receivables of the LATAM Airlines Group S.A. was named “Deal of the Year” for 2013 in the South America category of the annual Airfinance Journal Deal of the Year Awards. Mayer Brown represented the underwriters on the Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offering. The transaction marks the first securitization of airline ticket receivables in Latin America since 2002. Chile-based LATAM Latin Airlines Group is Latin America’s largest airline and one of the largest airlines in the world in terms of passengers and cargo transported.

Asian Legal Business “Law Firm of the Year”
In the ALB 2014 Hong Kong Law Awards sponsored by Asian Legal Business, Mayer Brown JSM was named “Law Firm of the Year” in three categories: Real Estate, Insolvency & Restructuring and Insurance.

Benchmark Litigation 2014
Benchmark Litigation 2014 ranked Mayer Brown in the national Antitrust, Appellate and General Commercial categories. In addition, eight of the firm’s lawyers were ranked as “National Litigation Stars” in their practice categories. Mayer Brown also was “Highly Recommended” in Illinois and Washington DC and “Recommended” in Texas. Additionally, 16 Mayer Brown lawyers were ranked as “Local Litigation Stars” or “Future Stars.”

BTI Brand Elite 2014
Mayer Brown is ranked sixth among the 26 law firms with a substantially better brand than all other law firms in the BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. In last year’s report, Mayer Brown was ranked 12th. Published by The BTI Consulting Group, the BTI Brand Elite 2014 is based on feedback from more than 300 interviews with in-house counsel at the world’s largest organizations that measured “top-of-mind recognition” of nearly 450 law firms. The BTI Brand Elite 2014 also ranked Mayer Brown as a “Best Brand Builder,” one of only 19 firms with outstanding upward trajectory in brand out of the 650 law firms serving large clients.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
The 2014 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked 41 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers with 54 total rankings in 31 geographic and/or practice categories, including 12 lawyers who achieved 16 Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers Global 2014
The 2014 edition of Chambers Global recognized 96 Mayer Brown lawyers with 137 total rankings or listings in 78 geographic and/or practice categories, including 22 lawyers who achieved a total of 25 Band One or higher rankings in 20 categories. The 2014 edition also ranked or listed Mayer Brown in 77 categories in 14 geographic regions. Of these rankings, nine are Band One.  Chambers Global also recognized 11 Tauil & Chequer Advogados lawyers with 20 total rankings or listings in 8 geographic and/or practice categories.  In addition, the publication ranked or listed Tauil & Chequer Advogados in 11 categories in the Angola and Brazil geographic regions. 

Chambers Latin America 2014
The 2014 edition of Chambers Latin America ranked 10 Mayer Brown lawyers in five categories and Mayer Brown in five categories. Chambers Latin America also ranked 14 Tauil & Chequer lawyers in 11 categories, including two lawyers who achieved Band One or higher rankings. In addition, the publication ranked Tauil & Chequer in 11 categories, including a Band One ranking for Brazil: Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

Chambers UK 2014
The 2014 edition of Chambers UK ranked Mayer Brown in 34 categories with six being ranked Band One. Chambers UK also ranked 52 Mayer Brown lawyers in 29 categories, including eight lawyers who achieved Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers USA 2014
The 2014 edition of Chambers USA recognized 136 Mayer Brown lawyers with 161 total rankings in 78 practice categories, including 32 lawyers who achieved a total of 40 top-band or higher rankings.

Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit (Legal, Finance, Strategy Decision Makers)
Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit (Legal, Finance, Strategy Decision Makers) has recognized Mayer Brown’s Tax Transactions & Consulting and Corporate & Securities practices in Paris for their private equity work in the magazine’s 2014 Capital Investment guide.

Equality Illinois names Mayer Brown one of state’s most LGBT-friendly firms
Mayer Brown has been recognized for the third consecutive year for its commitment to diversity by Equality Illinois in its annual Raising the Bar report. The 2014 report lists 41 Illinois firms that are “leading the way in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and engaging with the LGBT community,” Equality Illinois said. 

Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report
Mayer Brown JSM has been ranked 16th among internationally headquartered firms in the inaugural edition of the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report. Financial Times says its Innovative Lawyers Reports recognize law firms “that have brought original thinking and practices to business issues.”

Global Arbitration Review GAR 100 2014
Mayer Brown is recognized in the 2014 edition of Global Arbitration Review's GAR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading specialist arbitration firms. Firm’s were selected on the basis of their reputation, experience and recent work.

GlobalCapital “Best Law Firm for ABS”
Mayer Brown was named “Best Law Firm” in the Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) category of GlobalCapital’s Securitization Milestones Awards. The firms receiving awards were decided by a market-wide poll “for their commitment to the product and dedication to revitalizing the market in the wake of the crisis.” 

Global Competition Review GCR 100 2014
Mayer Brown is ranked in four jurisdictions in the 2014 edition of the GCR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading competition law practices that is published by Global Competition Review.

Global M&A Network 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards “Energy & Services Turnaround of the Year”
Mayer Brown advised on the transaction named “Energy & Services Turnaround of the Year” by Global M&A Network at its 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards, which honor excellence from the restructuring and turnaround communities worldwide. Winning transactions were selected in 50 restructuring/turnaround awards categories, based on criteria such as number of creditors, jurisdiction, pre/post workout, sustainability, operational/client/HR metrics, timeliness, leadership and resourcefulness.

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2014
Mayer Brown received a perfect score in the 2014 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and earned the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” distinction. The CEI serves as a tool to rate American businesses on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their families as well as their demonstration of corporate commitment to LGBT equality.

IAM Patent 1000
The 2014 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals has ranked Mayer Brown in five categories: International, Hong Kong Litigation and Transactions, Illinois Litigation, New York Litigation and Washington DC Litigation. 

IFLR1000 2014
The 2014 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, ranked Mayer Brown in 55 categories, including 12 top-tier rankings. Tauil & Chequer was ranked in three categories and had three partners listed as “Leading Lawyers.” 

IJG Global “Latin American Transmission Deal of the Year”
Mayer Brown advised on the transaction named “Latin American Transmission Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal at its 2014 Americas Awards, which recognize “excellence, achievement and innovation in energy and infrastructure finance” during the past year. The project bond for Abengoa Transmisión Sur (ATS) was the winning transaction.

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Energy & Infrastructure Asia Pacific Guide
The inaugural edition of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Energy & Infrastructure Asia Pacific Guide has identified Mayer Brown JSM as a leading firm in five jurisdictions.

Infrastructure Investor “North America Law Firm of the Year”
Mayer Brown has been named by Infrastructure Investor as the 2014 “North America Law Firm of the Year” in the publication’s annual Infrastructure Investor Awards, which recognize “luminaries of the infrastructure asset class.”

International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards 2014
Mayer Brown received four top awards at the annual Americas Tax Awards sponsored by International Tax Review. The firm was honored in the following categories: Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year; San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; and Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year – High-Yield Issuance by Linea Amarilla.

International Tax Review “World Tax 2014” Guide
International Tax Review ranked Mayer Brown’s global Tax practice in eight jurisdictions in “World Tax 2014,” a comprehensive guide to the world’s leading tax firms.

Juve Handbook 2014/2015
The Juve Handbook 2014/2015, the most prestigious ranking of law firms and lawyers in Germany, lists 15 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Frequently Recommended” by clients.

LatinFinance’s “Restructuring of the Year 2014”
LatinFinance has named the Lupatech restructuring by Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown the “Restructuring of the Year 2014” in the publication’s 2014 Deals of the Year Awards. Lawyers in Brazil represented The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee and agent for a perpetual bond. Upon the court confirmation of a prepack plan in Brazil and a Chapter 15 proceeding in the US, Lupatech managed to restructure $507 million of its debt, including the perpetual bond. Lupatech is the first large case in Brazil to use a prepack plan.

Latin Lawyer 250 2014
Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados have been named “Recommended Firms” in the 2014 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America. Mayer Brown was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the International law firm category. Tauil & Chequer Advogados was listed as a “Recommended Firm” in the Brazil law firm category.

Latin Lawyer Survey 2014
Latin Lawyer recognized Mayer Brown’s global Projects group as “Highly Regarded” in a survey profiling “the leading international firms with the necessary experience and knowledge” to advise lenders and sponsors on increasingly complex transactions in Latin America’s project finance sphere.

Law360 “Global 20” firm
For the fourth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has been selected by Law360 as a “Global 20” firm. The list recognizes the 20 law firms that had “the biggest global presence and handled the most large, significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year,” according to the publication. Mayer Brown has been ranked every year since the list’s inception.

Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” in Banking, Product Liability and Project Finance
Mayer Brown has been named by Law360 as a “Practice Group of the Year” for 2014 in the Banking, Product Liability and Project Finance categories. The award recognizes law firms “that came through for their clients in 2014, sealing the big deals and winning the high-stakes suits.”

Le Magazine des Affaires Gives Paris Tax Team Top Rankings
Le Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France, has awarded the Paris Tax Transactions & Consulting practice a number one ranking in the M&A Structuring and LBO Structuring categories for 2014. The publication highlighted the team’s work on Altice Numericable’s €13.5 billion acquisition of SFR and Altice’s €7 billion acquisition of Portugal Telecom.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
Mayer Brown JSM was ranked by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 29 categories, including 9 Tier One rankings.  The edition also recognized 11 lawyers as “Leading Individuals.”

Legal 500 Deutschland 2014
Mayer Brown is ranked in 10 practice categories in the inaugural edition of Legal 500 Deutschland, a guide to Germany´s leading law firms. The publication also listed 16 Mayer Brown lawyers in Germany as “Recommended Lawyers” in their practice areas.

Legal 500 Latin America
The 2014 edition of Legal 500 Latin America ranked Mayer Brown in the top tier of the Latin America: International Firms – Projects and Energy category for the third consecutive year.

Legal 500 US
Mayer Brown is ranked in 38 practice categories in the 2014 edition of Legal 500 United States, including six Tier One rankings.

Legal 500 UK
Mayer Brown is ranked in 47 practice categories in the 2014 edition of Legal 500 United Kingdom, including four Tier One rankings.

The National Law Journal "Appellate Hot List"
For the seventh consecutive year, Mayer Brown was named to The National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List" 

The National Law Journal "Chicago Litigation Department of the Year: Mass Torts/Class Actions"
Mayer Brown has been named by The National Law Journal (NLJ) as the “Chicago Litigation Department of the Year: Mass Torts/Class Actions.” In its special report, the NLJ’s editorial team evaluated Chicago-based litigation practices on several criteria, including notable wins, operations, headcounts and revenues.

Option Droit & Affaires (Option Finance) 2014
Option Droit & Affaires (Option Finance), a leading legal publication in France, has recognized the private equity work of Mayer Brown partners in Paris with rankings in three categories including a 5-star (top) ranking for their work on mid-cap transactions (€50 to 200 million).

Partnerships Bulletin and PPP Bulletin International Partnerships Awards “Best Legal Adviser”
Mayer Brown won the Silver Award in the “Best Legal Adviser” category of the Partnerships Awards 2014, an annual awards series hosted by Partnerships Bulletin and PPP Bulletin International that recognizes outstanding contributions to the forward progress of public-private partnerships (PPPs) around the globe. The “Best Legal Adviser” category honors excellence among legal advisers in the delivery of PPP projects and programs in 2013. 

P3 Bulletin “Best Legal Advisor 2014”
Mayer Brown has been named as a finalist in the “Best Legal Advisor” category of the P3 Awards 2014, an inaugural awards series hosted by P3 Bulletin that recognizes innovation in public infrastructure projects using private finance across Canada, the United States and Latin America.

PERE “Asia Law Firm of the Year” for Transactions
Leading private equity real estate magazine PERE has named Mayer Brown “Asia Law Firm of the Year” in the Transactions category of the 2014 Global PERE Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Mayer Brown has won the award. The Real Estate practice was recognized for advising on private equity real estate deals worth more than $4.8 billion in Asia and for “[getting] in on the cross-border action too, advising several Chinese insurance companies towards making overseas real estate acquisitions.”

Project Finance International “Americas Bond Deal of the Year”
Mayer Brown provided counsel on the Abengoa Transmisión Sur (ATS) transaction, which was named the 2014 “Americas Bond Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International (PFI) as part of the publication’s annual PFI Awards. The awards recognize deal innovation, best practice, problem solving, risk mitigation, value for money and speed of delivery in the financing of infrastructure projects.

Project Finance International “Asia Pacific Petrochemical Deal of the Year”
Mayer Brown JSM was counsel on Project Finance International’s Asia Pacific Petrochemical Deal of the Year. Mayer Brown JSM advised the lenders, led by the International Financial Corporation, on the US $800 million development of a greenfield PAU ammonia project in Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is one of the most prominent project financing projects to sign in 2014 in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the first ammonia plant in Sulawesi and the only ammonia project in the region to specifically target the Asia-Pacific market. It is also the first locally sponsored privately owned ammonia plant in the country.

Project Finance International “Europe Refinancing Deal of the Year”
Mayer Brown advised Budapest Airport on its comprehensive refinancing in a matter that won Project Finance International's “Europe Refinancing Deal of the Year.” As one of the largest-ever refinancings to take place in Hungary, the complex €1.4 billion refinancing of Budapest Airport included a unique financing structure, which involved deleveraging the senior debt by putting a €300 million junior facility in place, a €1.1 billion five-year senior term loan and a €1.1 billion swaps arrangement to match the liabilities of the new debt facilities. Mayer Brown worked alongside financial advisor Rothschild, as well as a large and diverse group of investors in the complicated process.

Tahirih Justice Center Honors Mayer Brown for Forced Marriage Research
Tahirih Justice Center has named Mayer Brown and Caterpillar Inc. the nonprofit’s 2014 “Corporate Partners of the Year” for investing more than 3,500 pro bono hours researching forced marriage. Mayer Brown and Caterpillar examined laws, conditions and customs in 24 countries that may be contributing to the problem of women and girls being forced into marriage without their consent. Tahirih says the research “is already having a lifesaving impact, helping [people] from the US who are facing high-stakes forced marriage situations overseas find safety, dignity, and freedom.” Summaries of the research are available via an interactive map on Tahirih’s website. Tahirih Justice Center is a nonprofit organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence through legal services, advocacy and public education programs.

Trading Risk “Transaction of the Year (Non-Life)”
Mayer Brown advised the issuer on the transaction named 2014 “Transaction of the Year (Non-Life)” by Trading Risk at its annual awards ceremony, which acknowledges exceptional work in the (re)insurance convergence market. Five insurance-linked securities transactions completed in the last year were nominated for this award. Mayer Brown advised on four of the five nominated transactions. 

US News “Best Law Firms” 2014
Mayer Brown was once again one of the top-performing law firms in the annual ranking of “Best Law Firms” by US News/Best Lawyers, with 36 national tier one rankings and 89 metropolitan tier one rankings. Overall, the firm was ranked in 187 national and metropolitan categories. In addition, Mayer Brown was named “Firm of the Year” in the Appellate Law category for the second consecutive year.

Vietnam Investment Review “M&A Advisory Firm of the Year”
Mayer Brown JSM was named “M&A Advisory Firm 2013-2014” at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2014, an event organized by the Vietnam Investment Review and AVM Vietnam and supported by the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment. 

2014 Pro Bono Partner Law Firm of the Year
The National Pro Bono Committee of the AT&T Legal Department has named Mayer Brown the inaugural winner of the “AT&T Pro Bono Partner Law Firm of the Year” award. The Firm was selected among the regional and national firms that, in addition to representing AT&T in legal matters, help further its pro bono programs and efforts. “AT&T lawyers know that we can work with and depend on the involvement of Mayer Brown attorneys—whether it’s a Saturday morning Wills for Heroes event, a DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration] clinic, or the highly complex, very demanding immigration asylum cases we have most recently embarked upon in joint representations,” said AT&T General Attorney John J. Reidy III. “[The] Mayer Brown attorneys who have stepped up to these challenges … are all highly competent, resourceful and, importantly, public service-minded individuals.” 
 

2013

Acritas’ Sharplegal 2013 US Law Firm Brand Index 
Mayer Brown is ranked as one of the top ten brands in Acritas’ US Law Firm Brand Index, published earlier in 2013.

Airfinance Journal “Deal of the Year” winner
Mayer Brown represented the underwriters in the $450 million securitization of airline ticket receivables of the LATAM Airlines Group S.A. This deal was named “Deal of the Year” for 2013 in the South America category of the annual Airfinance Journal Deal of the Year Awards. The transaction marks the first securitization of airline ticket receivables in Latin America since 2002. Chile-based LATAM Latin Airlines Group is Latin America’s largest airline and one of the largest airlines in the world in terms of passengers and cargo transported.

ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’s “In-House Community Firm of the Year 2013”
Mayer Brown JSM has been named ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’s “In-House Community Firm of the Year 2013” in Hong Kong for three practice categories: Aviation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate/Construction. The results are based on the legal publication’s annual survey of in-house counsel and other buyers of legal services in Asia and the Middle East.

Benchmark Litigation 2013
Mayer Brown received top-tier ranking from Benchmark Litigation 2013 in the national Appellate category; ranked in the national Antitrust and Commercial Litigation categories; and nine Mayer Brown lawyers were named “National Litigation Stars.” In addition, the firm was “Highly Recommended” in Illinois and Washington, DC and “Recommended” in Texas. 16 lawyers were named “Local Litigation Stars” or “Rising Stars.”

BTI’s 2013 Brand Elite
Corporate counsel consider Mayer Brown among the top 18 law firms with “substantially better brand than all other law firms,” according to BTI Consulting Group.

BTI Client Service A-Team survey 2013
Ranked #2 for client service among 650 global law firms in the BTI Client Service A-Team survey. Rankings were based on feedback from corporate counsel at global and Fortune 1000 companies.

Chambers Asia–Pacific 2013
The 2013 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked Mayer Brown JSM in 28 practice categories, including nine Band One rankings. Chambers also awarded 43 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers a total of 51 rankings in 30 practice categories, including 14 Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers Europe 2013
The 2013 edition of Chambers Europe ranked Mayer Brown in 21 categories in Belgium, Europe-wide, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Of these rankings, three are Band One: Corporate/M&A - Mid-Market, France; Private Equity - Mid-Market, France; and Dispute Resolution – Litigation - Highly Regarded, United Kingdom.

Chambers Global 2013
The 2013 edition of Chambers Global ranked Mayer Brown in 71 categories in 12 geographic regions, including Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Belgium, China, Europe-wide, France, Germany, Global-wide, Latin America-wide, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. 

Chambers UK 2013
Mayer Brown ranked in 35 practice categories, including five Band One rankings. Chambers UK also awarded 56 Mayer Brown lawyers a total of 68 rankings in 36 practice categories, including eight Band One or higher rankings.

Chambers USA 2013
The 2013 edition of Chambers USA ranked 131 Mayer Brown lawyers in 72 categories, including 29 lawyers who achieved Band One or higher ranking. The 2013 edition also ranked Mayer Brown in 54 categories. Of these rankings, 10 are Band One.

China Business Law Journal China Business Law Awards 2013
China Business Law Journal has recognized Mayer Brown JSM in six categories of its 2013 China Business Law Awards: Aviation & Shipping; Construction & Real Estate; Employment & Industrial Relations; Intellectual Property; International Trade; and Restructuring & Insolvency.

China Law & Practice Awards 2013
Mayer Brown JSM was named “International Firm of the Year 2013 – International Trade” by China Law & Practice.

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
Mayer Brown was named “Law Firm of the Year” by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) for providing significant pro bono legal counsel to CLSEPA clients during the past year.

Décideurs Juridiques Trophées du Droit (Legal Decision Makers Law Trophies)
Leading French legal publication Décideurs Juridiques (Legal Decision Makers) recognized Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities and Tax Transactions & Consulting practices in Paris at the publication’s 13th annual ceremony of Trophées du Droit (Law Trophies).

Euromoney Legal Media Group “2013 Impact Patent Cases of the Year”
Mayer Brown represented Mayo Collaborative Services in a patent infringement case that was named one of two “2013 Impact Patent Cases of the Year” in the inaugural LMG Life Sciences Awards sponsored by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

Financial Times “Most Innovative” US firms 2013 
For the fourth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has been ranked among the most innovative United States law firms by the Financial Times in its annual special report, “US Innovative Lawyers,” ranking the Firm 16th in the 2013 edition. The report ranks “law firms that have brought original thinking and practices to business issues in the US,” the Financial Times said. Mayer Brown’s achievements were recognized in the following categories: Finance; Finance: Latin America; and Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Global Competition Review “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa”
A global Mayer Brown team advised Nestlé on an $11.9 billion acquisition named “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa” for 2012 by Global Competition Review, a leading antitrust and competition law journal and news service. The publication’s annual awards recognize the year’s most innovative, strategic and representative merger and antitrust matters. In the deal, one of the largest of its kind that year, Nestlé acquired Pfizer’s infant nutrition business.

IFLR1000 2013
IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, ranked Mayer Brown in 48 categories, including seven top-tier rankings: Angola – International Firms Active in Angola; Hong Kong – Competition/Antitrust; Hong Kong – Restructuring & Insolvency; UK – Capital Markets: AIM; UK – Investment Funds: Real Estate; US – Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization; and Vietnam – Financial & Corporate: Banking & Capital Markets. The publication also listed 43 partners as "Leading Lawyers" in their practice areas.

International Tax Review – World’s Leading Transactional Firms
Mayer Brown’s Tax Transactions & Consulting practice was ranked as a tier-one tax transactional firm in North America in International Tax Review’s 2013 “World’s Leading Transactional Firms Survey,” a guide to the world’s leading tax firms.

Juve Handbook 2013/2014
The Juve Handbook 2013/2014, the most prestigious ranking of law firms and lawyers in Germany, ranked Mayer Brown in 20 practice categories. Additionally, 16 Mayer Brown lawyers were recognized as “Frequently Recommended” by clients.

Law360 2013
Mayer Brown was recognized by Law360 as one of the "Global 20" law firms with the greatest worldwide reach and expertise.

LatinFinance “Structured Finance Deal of the Quarter Century”
Mayer Brown represented Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley as the underwriters on the US $300 million secured amortizing bond offering for Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A., Argentina’s national airport operator, to finance new construction works at the country’s main international airport. LatinFinance said the deal was selected as “the best structured finance deal for not just showing the funding format is still relevant, but for advancing it through innovation, giving investors comfort in a difficult jurisdiction.”

Latinvex “Top International Law Firms”
Mayer Brown has been named to Latinvex’s list of Latin America’s “Top 30 International Law Firms.” Latinvex evaluated more than 100 international law firms and based its ranking of the top 30 on a combination of factors including: firm size; prominence and scope of work; number and type of staff allocated to Latin America; external rankings such as Thomson Reuters’ data on M&A work; and recognition from clients and peers.

Le Magazine des Affaires (Business Magazine) 2013
Le Magazine des Affaires (Business Magazine), a leading legal industry publication in France, has awarded the Paris Tax Transactions & Consulting practice a number one ranking in the LBO Tax Structuring category for both deal values and number of deals during 2012-2013.

Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013
Mayer Brown is ranked in 53 practice categories in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 United Kingdom, including three Tier One rankings.  The edition also recognized 21 Mayer Brown lawyers as "Leading Lawyers."

Legal 500 United States 2013
The 2013 edition of Legal 500 United States ranked Mayer Brown in 38 practice categories, including six Tier One rankings. The edition also recognized 16 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2013
The 2013 edition of Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) ranked Mayer Brown in 50 practice categories, including three are top-tier rankings: EU Regulatory - Chemicals (REACH), Belgium; EU Regulatory - Food, Belgium; Private Equity, France.

Legal 500 Latin America 2013
The 2013 edition of Legal 500 Latin America ranked Mayer Brown in the top tier of the Latin America: International Firms – Projects & Energy category. The publication also ranked the firm in three additional categories : Latin America: International Firms – Banking and Finance; Latin America: International Firms – Capital Markets; Latin America: International Firms – Corporate and M&A.  Legal 500 Latin America 2013 also ranked Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown in 14 categories, including a top-tier ranking in the Brazil: Energy and Natural Resources – Oil and Gas.

Managing Intellectual Property “World IP Handbook and Survey” 2013
Mayer Brown received three Tier 1 rankings in the 2013 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey,” an annual reference guide that provides a state-by-state analysis of the IP market based on extensive research among IP professionals. The firm was top ranked in: Patent Contentious – New York and Washington DC; and IP – Illinois. Mayer Brown also was ranked nationally in the US in the Patent Contentious category.

M&A Advisor “M&A Deal of the Year” 2013
Mayer Brown represented Ocwen Loan Servicing, which in a joint offer with Walter Investment Management Corp. won the bid for Residential Capital’s mortgage loan servicing business for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3 billion. The Section 363 bankruptcy sale of substantially all operating and mortgage assets of Residential Capital, LLC was named “M&A Deal of the Year” in the Over $1 Billion category of the 2013 M&A Advisor Awards.

M&A Atlas “Deal of the Year” 2013 Awards
Mayer Brown played leading roles on two transactions recognized as “Deals of the Year” in the Global M&A Network’s 2013 Global Major Market M&A Atlas Awards. The winning deals are:

  • Western Europe M&A Deal of the Year – Nestlé’s $11.9 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s infant nutrition business; and
  • “North American Deal of the Year” – Capital One Financial’s $9 billion acquisition of ING Direct USA from ING Group.

PERE “Asia Law Firm of the Year” for Transactions 2013
Leading private equity real estate magazine PERE has named Mayer Brown JSM “Asia Law Firm of the Year” in the Transactions category of the 2013 Global PERE Awards. The Firm’s Real Estate practice is recognized for advising on a total of US $2.5 billion worth of private equity real estate transactions in the Asia-Pacific region last year, mostly in greater China.

Project Finance Deals of the Year 2013
Project Finance magazine has named two transactions on which Mayer Brown advised as 2013 “Deal of the Year” winners in Europe and Africa:

  • Africa Mining Deal of the Year – Mayer Brown advised UniCredit Bank AG, Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, ING Bank N.V and Deutsche Bank AG on the refinancing of a revolving corporate loan facility for Endeavour Mining Corporation, which included an increase in the available facility from $200 million to $350 million.
  • European Mining and Metals Deal of the Year – Mayer Brown represented Wolf Minerals Limited on the financing for the construction and development of a tin and tungsten mining operation in Hemerdon, Devon.

Reactions Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Survey 2013
Mayer Brown was recognized as a top law firm in the Reactions Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Survey 2013, a key industry benchmark highlighting the best insurance and reinsurance law firms globally. Mayer Brown was ranked among the top three law firms within three insurance- and reinsurance-related categories in the North America region: Corporate; Insurance-Linked Securities; and Tax.

The Asset “Best Restructuring Law Firm 2013”
The Asset, a magazine covering Asia’s financial services industry, has named Mayer Brown JSM “Best Restructuring Law Firm” in the publication’s annual Triple A Awards series. The Asset recognized the breadth and depth of the firm’s restructuring team in cross-border transactions and its excellence in generating favorable results for clients.

The American Lawyer’s Inaugural "Global Legal Awards" 2013
Mayer Brown’s successful representation of the Government of Indonesia in a dispute before the World Trade Organization (WTO) involving clove cigarettes was named the “Global Dispute of the Year” in the International Litigation Category of the inaugural Global Legal Awards sponsored by The American Lawyer. The awards honor cutting-edge, cross-border transactions and disputes that “capture the full gamut of global legal work, regardless of the forum or mode of lawyering,” the publication said.

The Bond Buyer “Deal of the Year” winners
Mayer Brown provided counsel on two transactions that were named 2013 “Deal of the Year” winners by The Bond Buyer. The awards recognize “outstanding municipal bond transactions” from the past year and honor the issuers “who overcame myriad challenges to bring these deals to fruition,” the publication said. Mayer Brown represented WVB East End Partners as sponsors’ counsel on WVB’s public-private partnership with the Indiana Finance Authority to fund the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing Project, which was named The Bond Buyer’s “Midwest Region Deal of the Year” winner. This deal subsequently won The Bond Buyer's "National Deal of the Year." In addition, Mayer Brown advised MetroCat Re Ltd. as issuer in the $200 million catastrophe bond offering that funded insurance for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) covering losses in the event of a storm featuring destructive storm surges.

The National Law Journal
For the sixth consecutive year, The National Law Journal named Mayer Brown to its “Appellate Hot List” that recognizes firms “doing killer appellate work before the Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal and state courts of last resort.”

Vietnam Investment Review “Leading Advisory Firm”
Mayer Brown JSM was named “Leading Advisory Firm, 2009-2013” at the Vietnam M&A Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, organized by the Vietnam Investment Review and AVM Vietnam and supported by the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment.

2012

Asian Legal Business “Firm of the Year”
Named “Firm of the Year” 2012 in four categories – Construction, Employment, Insolvency & Restructuring, and Real Estate.

“Best Law Firms” by US News/Best Lawyers 2012
Mayer Brown scored 128 top rankings, with 42 national tier one rankings and 86 metropolitan tier one rankings. Overall, the firm was ranked in 176 national and metropolitan categories.

Chambers Europe 2012
Ranked in 23 geographic and/or practice categories in Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, including two top-tier rankings: Dispute Resolution: Highly Regarded – United Kingdom and Private Equity: Mid Cap – France.

Chambers Global 2012
Ranked in 62 practice categories in 12 geographic regions, including Africa-wide, the Asia-Pacific region, Belgium, China, Europe-wide, France, Germany, Global-wide, Latin America-wide, United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in 54 nationwide and/or state categories, including 14 top-tier rankings. Chambers USA recognized 124 Mayer Brown lawyers with 149 total rankings in 51 nationwide and/or state practice categories.

China Law & Practice 2012
Named “International Competition Firm of the Year” by the magazine in 2012.

Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts of 2012
The Daily Journal named Mayer Brown’s win for Honda in Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co. one of five “Top Appellate Reversals” in its Top Verdicts of 2012 series.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2012 (Europe)
Mayer Brown received a “Commended” ranking in the publication’s Most Innovative Firms in Corporate Strategy category. The report is an annual survey and league table of the most innovative law firms in areas such as corporate and financial law, litigation and legal business management.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2012 (United States)
For the third consecutive year, Mayer Brown ranked among the most innovative law firms in the Financial Times’ “US Innovative Lawyers” report, ranking 12th in the 2012 edition. The firm received “Standout” and “Commended” rankings in the Corporate category and a “Highly Commended” ranking in the Litigation category. Business, Technology & Sourcing partner Brad Peterson (Chicago) was named one of ten Innovative Individuals.

International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards 2012
Mayer Brown was the most-recognized law firm at the annual Americas Tax Awards sponsored by International Tax Review, garnering seven “Firm of the Year” awards in 2012: Americas Tax Disputes Firm of the Year; US Tax Court Firm of the Year; US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; North American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; San Francisco Area Tax Firm of the Year; and Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year.

Law360 2012
Recognized as one of the "Global 20" law firms with the greatest worldwide reach and expertise.

Law360 Practice Group of the Year
Mayer Brown’s Government Contracts practice was named a 2012 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, an honor that recognizes the significance, complexity and number of high-profile matters the group handled during the past year.

The Lawyer Awards 2012
We were awarded Infrastructure/Energy Team of the Year for the team's pioneering work in developing a legal framework to make mining possible in Afghanistan.

Le Magazine des Affaires
Mayer Brown’s Paris office received three “Best Law Firm” awards in recognition of its work on mid-cap and large-cap transactions, finance aspects of private equity transactions, and structuring private equity transactions.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012
Ranked (Mayer Brown JSM) in 31 practice categories, including 13 top-tier rankings, including China – Real Estate: Foreign Firms; Hong Kong – Asset Finance; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Insurance; Real Estate; and Restructuring & Insolvency; Thailand - Restructuring & Insolvency; and Vietnam - Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate & M&A; Projects & Energy; and Real Estate & Construction.

Legal 500 UK 2012
Ranked in 52 practice categories, including a top-tier ranking in Mining & Minerals, Securitization, and Insurance: Professional Negligence.

Legal 500 US 2012
Ranked in 32 practice categories, including top-tier rankings in six categories: Finance – Structured Finance; Litigation – Supreme Court & Appellate: Appellate; Litigation – Supreme Court & Appellate: Supreme Court; Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Outsourcing; Tax – Domestic Tax: Central; and Tax – Tax Controversy. Sixteen Mayer Brown partners were listed as “Leading Lawyers” in their practice categories.

Juve Magazine 2012
Mayer Brown Germany was nominated for the third time as Law Firm of the Year in the Banking & Finance category of the 2012 Juve Awards, sponsored by Juve magazine, the leading publication covering the legal profession in Germany. Nominations recognize notable achievements during the past year and are the result of extensive market research and interviews with clients and lawyers.

Juve Handbook 2012-2013
Juve Handbook, the leading ranking of law firms and lawyers in Germany, ranked Mayer Brown in 12 practice areas and listed 16 of the firm’s lawyers as "frequently recommended."

Top US Issuer's Counsel in 2012
With 52 transactions totaling $37.8 billion in 2012, Mayer Brown held onto its spot as top issuer’s counsel in the US securitization industry, according to Asset-Backed Alert. This was the second consecutive year in which the firm received the number-one ranking.

Trophées du Droit et du Contentieux
Mayer Brown’s Paris office received two awards at the 12th annual “Trophées du Droit et du Contentieux” law and litigation ceremony. The firm earned the trophy for “Rising Team in International Arbitration” and a silver trophy for “Best Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Team.”

Corporate Responsibility

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Received a perfect 100 rating as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.” Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Corporate Equality Index surveys major businesses to benchmark employer benefits and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and their families.

Pro Bono
Descriptions of the firm’s widely recognized pro bono efforts can be found here.

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