22 May 2008 - Mayer Brown practices are ranked in 33 categories in the 2008 edition of Legal 500: Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm earned top-tier rankings in three categories:
  • Brussels – European Union Regulatory: Environment
  • Brussels – European Union Regulatory: Food and Drugs
  • Paris – Private Equity
Commenting on the top rankings of the two EU regulatory practices in Brussels, Legal 500 said the environment group earned client praise for the “very precise and inspired handling of all issues we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis” and the food and drugs group has extensive experience in food legislation. Of Paris’ top-tier ranking in private equity, Legal 500 said the firm’s “in-depth knowledge of LBOs combined with finance and tax capability” make the team stand out.

“In addition to these three top-tier rankings, many of our practices across Europe improved their rankings from the prior year,” said James D. Holzhauer, Chairman of Mayer Brown. “The rankings reflect Mayer Brown’s commitment to quality and client service across all offices and practices worldwide.”

Following is a complete list of Mayer Brown’s rankings in the 2008 edition of Legal 500 Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Competition (Tier 3)
Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping (Tier 2)
EU Regulatory: Environment (Tier 1)
EU Regulatory: Food and Drugs (Tier 1)

Banking & Finance (Tier 3)
Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 6)
Private Equity (Tier 1)
Real Estate (Tier 4)
Tax (Tier 4)

Antitrust (Tier 6)
Banking & Finance: Lending (Tier 4)
Capital Markets (Tier 3)
Corporate & M&A : Mid-Sized Deals (Tier 2)
Dispute Resolution (Tier 4)
Information Technology & Outsourcing (Tier 3)
Intellectual Property: Patents (Tier 5)
Intellectual Property: Trade Marks (Tier 2)
Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate (Tier 4)
Structured Finance & Securitization (Tier 4)

United Kingdom

(Note: Rankings of practices in Mayer Brown’s London office are listed in two editions of Legal 500. The full list is published in Legal 500 U.K. A partial list (see below) is included in Legal 500 Europe, the Middle East and Africa.)

Arbitration (Tier 5)
Construction (Tier 2)
Corporate Tax (Tier 3)
Dispute Resolution (Tier 5)
EU & Competition (Tier 5)
Employment (Tier 3)
Environment (Tier 3)
Information Technology (Tier 3)
Intellectual Property (Tier 5)
Intellectual Property: Trade Mark Portfolio Management (Tier 5)
Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 7)
Pensions (Tier 2)
Private Equity (Tier 6)
Real Estate (Tier 4)