10 March 2009 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that 55 of its attorneys are ranked in the 2009 edition of  Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Busines, including 13 who achieved top-band ranking or higher in 11 regional and/or global categories.

The new Chambers edition also ranked Mayer Brown practices in 26 regional and/or global categories in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Belgium, China, Europe-Wide, France, Germany, Global, Latin America, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.  Of these practice category rankings, seven are top-tier: International Trade/WTO (Belgium), Intellectual Property (Global), Outsourcing (Global and US), Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Global), Capital Markets: Securitization (US) and Banking & Finance: Foreign (Vietnam).

Of Mayer Brown’s International Trade/WTO practice in Belgium, Chambers says “The firm is placing a lot of emphasis on growing its trade practice, and this effort seems to be paying off, with peers noting: ‘Because of great expertise, a broad outlook and a team not limited to purely legal issues, you get first-class, unified solutions from this firm.’”

Chambers notes the strength of the firm’s global Intellectual Property practice, mentioning a client roster including Google, Nike, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bank, Warner Bros. and Sotheby’s. Regarding the JSM merger, Chambers says “…when the firm joined with Johnson Stokes & Master, it elevated its Asian IP capabilities to market-leading status. The firm’s impressive litigation credentials are complemented by an outstanding reputation in soft IP.”

Mayer Brown’s global Outsourcing practice “…has a substantial foothold on both sides of the Atlantic,” Chambers states. “The superb US component of this firm turns heads in the outsourcing world… Mayer Brown is a force to be reckoned with.” One client enthused “…thanks to its good international network of offices, it has a great understanding of the global dimensions of outsourcing.”  And of the US Outsourcing practice, Chambers noted that  “…one practitioner summed up the market consensus regarding the team: ‘Whenever there’s a shortlist of firms pitching for a major deal, it’s almost inevitable Mayer Brown will be there.’”

In the global Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals category, Chambers says “…drawing together lawyers from various specialties, including construction, tax and banking, to work on major projects ensures this firm is well equipped to advise clients on any sort of issue that may arise.”

“Fully deserving of its place among the elite,” the US Capital Markets: Securitization team “has maintained an immaculate reputation for securitization work since the inception of this industry,” states Chambers. “Its market presence can be measured by the sheer number of lawyers specializing in the field, with more than 140 specialists across the world advising on all forms of securitization.”

The Banking & Finance practice in Vietnam “…is the result of the recent merger between Hong Kong giant Johnson Stokes & Master and US outfit Mayer Brown. It enjoys a high profile in Vietnam,” Chambers says.  “The firm’s traditional strength in the real estate sector is supported by a fine project finance profile, and the commercially oriented team is favored by clients for its knowledge of market practice and strong lawyers.”

Following is a complete list of this year’s Chambers Global rankings for Mayer Brown.

Mayer Brown 2009 Chambers Global Practice Category Rankings:


Projects & Energy (Band 3)


Asset Finance (Band 2)
Capital Markets: Securitization (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
Intellectual Property (Band 2)
Shipping: Finance (Band 3)


International Trade/WTO (Band 1)


Banking & Finance: Hong Kong (Band 2)
Capital Markets: International & Hong Kong Law: Securitization (Band 2)
Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong (Band 3)
Dispute Resolution: Hong Kong (Band 3)


Capital Markets: Securitization (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Band 6)
Employment (Band 3)
International Trade/WTO (Band 2)
Outsourcing (Band 3)
Real Estate (Band 2)


Banking & Finance (Band 3)


Capital Markets: Structured Finance (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Band 5)


Asset Finance (Band 4)
Capital Markets: Securitization (Band 2)
Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives (Band 3)
Data Protection (Band 3)
Intellectual Property (Band 1)
International Trade/WTO (Band 2)
Outsourcing (Band 1)
Projects (Band 4)
Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Band 1)
Technology & Communications (Band 3)

Latin America

Banking & Finance (Band 3)
Capital Markets (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
Projects (Band 3)


Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

United Kingdom

Capital Markets: Securitization (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A: High-End Cross-Border (Band 4)
Dispute Resolution: High Value (Band 4)

United State of America

Banking & Finance (Band 2)
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Band 4)
Capital Markets: Securitization (Band 1)
Capital Markets: Structured Products (Band 4)
Competition/Antitrust (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
Intellectual Property (Band 4)
International Trade (Band 4)
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation (Band 4)
Investment Funds: REITs (Band 3)
Outsourcing (Band 1)
Tax: Corporate & Finance (Band 3)


Banking & Finance: Foreign (Band 1)
Corporate/Commercial: Foreign (Band 2)
Dispute Resolution: Foreign (Band 2)

Mayer Brown 2009 Chambers Global “Leaders in Their Field” Rankings:

Arbitration (International): Most In Demand Arbitrators

Robin Peard (Asia-Pacific – Band 2)

Asset Finance

Alastair MacAulay (Asia-Pacific – Band 1) (Global – Band 3)
Richard Stock (Asia-Pacific – Band 2)

Banking & Finance

Robert Baptista (US – Band 1)
Douglas Doetsch (Latin America – Band 3) (US – Band 2)
Paul Forrester (US – Band 2)
Jean-Philippe Lambert (France – Band 3)

Banking & Finance: Foreign

Dao Nguyen (Vietnam – Band 1)

Banking & Finance: Locally Based International Counsel

Stephen Hood (Brazil – Band 1)

Capital Markets

Gianluca Bacchiocchi (Latin America – Band 4)
Douglas Doetsch (Latin America – Band 2)
Stephen Hood (Latin America – Band 4)
James Patti (Latin America – Band 3)

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Philip Niehoff (US – Band 4)
Paul Theiss (US – Band 4)

Capital Markets: Equity

Peter Nägele (Germany – Band 4)

Capital Markets: International & Hong Kong Law: Securitization      

Jeffrey Chen (China – Band 2)

Capital Markets: Securitization

Bruce Bloomingdale (UK– Band 3)
Christopher Brady (US – Band 3)
Mary Fontaine (US – Band 4)
Paul Jorissen (US – Band 2)
Kevin Hawken (UK – Band 3)
Carol Hitselberger (US – Band 4)
Robert Hugi (US – Band S: Senior Statesman)
Jason Kravitt (US – Band S: Senior Statesman)
Stuart Litwin (US – Band 2)
Keith Oberkfell (US – Band 3)
George Pecoulas (US – Band 4)
Jon Van Gorp (US – Band 4)

Capital Markets: Structured Products

Paul Forrester (US – Band 3)
Ralf Hesdahl (Germany – Band 4)
Jörg Wulfken (Germany – Band 4)


Richard Steuer (US – Band 3)

Corporate/Commerical: Foreign

Dao Nguyen (Vietnam – Band 1)


Peter Burke (Thailand – Band 2)
Scott Davis (US – Band 3)
Douglas Doetsch (Latin America – Band 3)

Corporate/M&A: High-End Cross-Border

Stephanie Bates (UK – Band 4)
Paul Maher (UK – Band 2)

Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong

Elaine Lo (China – Band 3)

Dispute Resolution: High Value

Clare Canning (UK – Band 2)
Andrew Legg (UK – Band 4)

Dispute Resolution: Hong Kong

Nicholas Hunsworth (China – Band 1)

International Trade: FCPA Experts

Simeon Kriesberg (US – Band I: Spotlight Table)

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Michael Kantor (US – Band 3)

International Trade/WTO

Edward Borovikov (Belgium – Band 1) (Europe-Wide – Band 2)
Paulette Vander Schueren (Belgium – Band *: Star ) (Europe-Wide – Band 1)

Investment Funds: REITs

Michael Blair (US – Band 4)

Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Vincent Connelly (US – Band 1)


Rebecca Eisner (US – Band 2) 
Daniel Masur (US – Band *: Star)
Brad Peterson (US – Band 1)
Paul Roy (US – Band 2)
Seth Weinberger (US – Band 4)


Stephen Hood (Latin America – Band 2)
Barry Machlin (US – Band 2)
James Vickers (Latin America – Band U: Up and Coming)

Projects & Energy

Ian Coles (Africa – Band 2)