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Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranks Mayer Brown JSM in 33 categories and recognizes 16 lawyers as “Leading Individuals”

12 December 2017

Mayer Brown announced that the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked the firm in 33 categories. Of these rankings, nine are top-tier:

  • Asset Finance (including Aviation & Shipping Finance), Hong Kong, for the fourth consecutive year
  • Construction, Hong Kong, for the third consecutive year 
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Hong Kong, for the second consecutive year 
  • Foreign Desks, Myanmar, for the second consecutive year 
  • Insurance, Hong Kong, for the 11th consecutive year 
  • Labour and Employment, Hong Kong, for the 10th consecutive year 
  • Real Estate & Construction: Foreign Firms, China, for the eighth consecutive year 
  • Real Estate, Hong Kong, for the 11th consecutive year 
  • Restructuring & Insolvency, Hong Kong, for the eighth consecutive year

The publication also listed 16 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in their practice areas:

  • Duncan Abate – Employment, Hong Kong
  • F.K. Au – Real Estate, Hong Kong 
  • Geoffrey Chan – Construction, Hong Kong 
  • Jason T. Elder – Capital Markets: Debt, Hong Kong; Mongolia 
  • Nicholas Hunsworth – Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong 
  • Gabriela Kennedy – Intellectual Property, Hong Kong; TMT, Hong Kong 
  • T.L. Lim – Insurance, Hong Kong 
  • Alan Linning – Regulatory, Hong Kong 
  • Robert Lynn – Real Estate, Hong Kong 
  • John Marsden – Restructuring & Insolvency, Hong Kong 
  • Hoang Anh Nguyen – Banking & Finance, Vietnam 
  • Richard Stock – Asset Finance (including Aviation & Shipping Finance), Hong Kong 
  • Yu-Jin Tay – International Arbitration, Singapore 
  • Benjamin Thompson – Foreign Desks, Myanmar 
  • Hong Tran – Employment, Hong Kong 
  • Andy Yeo – Real Estate & Construction: Foreign Firms, China

Following is a complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific:


  • Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms 
  • Intellectual Property: Foreign Firms 
  • Real Estate & Construction: Foreign Firms 
  • TMT: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong 

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


  • Foreign Desks


  • Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms 
  • Corporate M&A: Foreign Firms 
  • Energy: Foreign Firms 
  • International Arbitration 
  • Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms


  • Restructuring & Insolvency


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


  • Legal Market Overview
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