28 February 2007 - International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has been named "Law Firm of the Year" at an awards ceremony held by Private Equity Magazine, the French publication dedicated to capital investment.  The event which was held on 13 February 2007, honoured the most proactive capital investment professionals operating within France and the rest of Europe during 2006. 

Jean-Philippe Lambert, Partner in Charge of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Paris added: "We are very proud to have received this award. We have a very strong private equity capability in France and internationally and we are delighted by the recognition afforded to the team from significant players within the industry."

The Paris private equity team comprises seven partners including three tax specialists: Xavier Jaspar, Guillaume Kuperfils, Laurent Borey, Alexis Dargent, Erwan Heurtel, Benjamin Homo and Olivier Parawan.

The jury was made up of representatives of investment funds and partners of law firms active within the private equity sector.

For further information:
Jean-Philippe Lambert

Senior Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 53 43 43

Charlotte Ward
PR Manager, London
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