Hong Kong, London and Chicago, 28 January, 2008 - JSM (formerly known as Johnson Stokes & Master), one of the largest law firms in Asia, and Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, today completed the combination that was announced 21 December, 2007.

This combination is the 10th largest law firm in the world by revenue with approximately 1,800 lawyers in 21 offices in key business centres across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Mayer Brown is a global legal services organisation comprising legal practices that are separate entities ("Mayer Brown Practices"). The Mayer Brown Practices are: Mayer Brown LLP, a limited liability partnership established in the United States; Mayer Brown International LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales; and JSM, a Hong Kong partnership, and its associated entities in Asia. The Mayer Brown Practices are known as Mayer Brown in Asia. For more information, please go to http://www.mayerbrown.com.