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Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 ranks Mayer Brown JSM in 31 categories and recognizes 11 lawyers as “Leading Individuals”

18 January 2017

Mayer Brown announced that the 2017 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked the firm in 31 categories. Of these rankings, 11 are top-tier:

  • Asset Finance (including Aviation & Shipping Finance), Hong Kong, for the third consecutive year   
  • Banking & Finance, Vietnam, for the sixth consecutive year   
  • Capital Markets, Vietnam, for the ninth consecutive year   
  • Construction, Hong Kong, for the second consecutive year 
  • Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong, for the first time
  • Employment, Hong Kong, for the ninth consecutive year 
  • Insurance, Hong Kong, for the tenth consecutive year   
  • Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms, China, for the first time
  • Real Estate & Construction: Foreign Firms, China, for the seventh consecutive year   
  • Real Estate, Hong Kong, for the tenth consecutive year   
  • Restructuring & Insolvency, Hong Kong, for the seventh consecutive year  

The publication also listed 11 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in their practice areas:

  • Duncan Abate – Employment, Hong Kong   
  • FK Au – Real Estate, Hong Kong   
  • Geoffrey Chan – Construction, Hong Kong
  • Jason Elder – Capital Markets: Debt, Hong Kong   
  • Gabriela Kennedy – Intellectual Property, Hong Kong 
  • Nick Hunsworth – Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong   
  • Robert Lynn – Real Estate, Hong Kong   
  • Hoang Anh Nguyen – Banking & Finance, Vietnam 
  • Richard Stock – Asset Finance (including Aviation & Shipping Finance), Hong Kong 
  • TL Lim – Insurance, Hong Kong 
  • Hong Tran – Employment, Hong Kong 

Following is a complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific:


  • Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms 
  • Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Intellectual Property: Foreign Firms
  • Projects & Energy: Foreign Firms
  • Real Estate & Construction: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Asset Finance (including Aviation & Shipping Finance)  
  • Banking & Finance  
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Structured Finance & Securitization
  • TMT


  • Foreign Firms


  • Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms 


  • Corporate and M&A (including Capital Markets)  
  • Restructuring & Insolvency  


  • Banking & Finance  
  • Capital Markets  
  • Corporate and M&A  
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Projects and Energy  
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