We are delighted to announce that JSM has won the "National Law Firm of the Year for Hong Kong" from IFLR Asian Awards 2009. IFLR is one of the most respected financial magazines in the industry, and launched its awards more than ten years ago. The awards criteria focus on the significance of the deals and matters for the previous year, and on the role the firm plays in the market.
Elaine Lo, Asia Chair and Senior Partner of JSM commented, "This award recognises our continued delivery of excellent service and advice to our clients, as well as the high regard in which we're held among our peers." This is the third year in a row, and the seventh time in the past ten years that we have won this prestigious award.
JSM operates in association with Mayer Brown LLP and Mayer Brown International LLP. Mayer Brown is a leading global legal services provider with offices in major cities across Asia, the Americas and Europe. In Asia, we are known as Mayer Brown. We have approximately 300 lawyers in Asia, 1,000 in the Americas and 500 in Europe. Our presence in the world's leading markets enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge on a global basis.
We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies. We provide legal services in areas such as litigation; corporate and securities; finance; real estate; tax; intellectual property; government and global trade; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and environment.