6 November 2008 - Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 20 of its attorneys are ranked as “Leading Lawyers” in the 2009 edition of IFLR1000. The publication also ranks Mayer Brown practices in 21 categories, including two Tier 1 rankings: US Structured Finance & Securitization and Hong Kong Restructuring & Insolvency.  IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, providing rankings and analysis of the best financial law firms operating in more than 100 markets worldwide.

Of Mayer Brown’s US Structured Finance & Securitization practice, IFLR says “Mayer Brown retains its top-tier ranking through the breadth of its worldwide practice.  The firm maintains an excellent reputation for expertise in structured products among competitors and clients.”

Mayer Brown’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Hong Kong earned the praise of a client, who said, “They have always been good.  Always have been, always will be… They have the broadest practice and highest number of people.”

Following is a complete list of the year’s IFLR1000 rankings for Mayer Brown.

United Kingdom

Capital Markets – Derivatives (Tier 5)

Capital Markets – Securitization & Structured Finance (Tier 5)

Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 5)

United States

Capital Markets – Debt & Equity (Tier 4)

Capital Markets – High Yield (Tier 5)

Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization (Tier 1)
  • Carol Hitselberger
  • Paul Jorissen
  • Bradley Keck
  • Jason Kravitt
  • Stuart Litwin
  • Keith Oberkfell
Bank Lending (Tier 5)

Financial Services Regulatory (Tier 4)
  • Thomas Delaney
  • Lawrence Hamilton
  • Charles Horn
  • Jerome Roche
Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 5)

Project Finance (Tier 3)
  • Bruce Bedwell
  • Bob Kelman
  • Barry Machlin
  • David Narefsky
  • John Schmidt
  • Joe Seliga
Restructuring & Insolvency (Tier 6)


Capital Markets (Tier 4)

Banking (Tier 3)

Hong Kong

Capital Markets – Structure Finance & Securitization (Tier 3)
  • Jeffrey Chen
Banking (Tier 4)

Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 5)

Project Finance (Tier 3)

Restructuring & Insolvency (Tier 1)
  • Ian Chapman
  • Nicholas Hunsworth

Banking (Tier 5)

Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 5)

Private Equity (Tier 3)