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Edmund Sharp, founder of JSM, begins Hong Kong law practice.

Adolf Kraus and Levy Mayer form a partnership in Chicago.

Sharp's firm first assumes the name Johnson Stokes & Master (former name of JSM).

The US firm changes its name to Moran, Kraus, Mayer & Stein after Illinois Appellate Judge Thomas A. Moran joins the practice. Stein is elected Cook County judge that year and the firm becomes Moran, Kraus & Mayer.

UK firm Rowe & Maw founded in London; in Asia, Alfred Bulmer Johnson became senior partner of JSM, with Alfred Stokes and Godfrey Master as supporting partners.

John Rowe dies and Frederick James Maw continues the UK practice with Rowe’s name out of respect.

The US firm changes its name to Mayer, Meyer, Austrian & Platt.

The US firm becomes Mayer, Brown & Platt.

Rowe & Maw merges with Beddington, Hughes & Hobart.

French firm Lambert & Lee founded in Paris

The US firm merges with North Carolina-based Blanchfield Cordle & Moore, P.A.

The US firm merges with Lambert & Lee in France and Gaedertz Rechtanswalte in Germany.

Mayer, Brown & Platt combines with Rowe & Maw, forming Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw becomes Mayer Brown. The firm announces that it will be combining with JSM.

Combination of Mayer Brown and JSM is finalized. The Mayer Brown Practices (including three separate entities: Mayer Brown LLP, Mayer Brown International LLP and JSM) are known as Mayer Brown JSM in Asia.

Mayer Brown forms an association with Brazilian law firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados.

Mayer Brown opens an office in Mexico City.

Mayer Brown JSM forms an association with PRC law firm Jingtian & Gongcheng.

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