8 April 2009 – Four partners from the Government & Global Trade Group of Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, are included in the 2008 Guide to the World’s Leading International Trade Lawyers: Washington, D.C. partners Mickey Kantor and Duane Layton and Brussels partners Paulette Vander Schueren and Edward Borovikov.

Lawyers are selected based on the nominations of their clients and peers and the independent research of the Legal Media Group in more than 60 jurisdictions worldwide. 

Mayer Brown’s Government & Global Trade Group helps clients gain and maintain an  advantage in the global marketplace through strategic advice, counsel, advocacy and litigation. The team includes highly experienced senior trade professionals and lawyers from the Americas, Europe and Asia, including a former United States Trade Representative (USTR), a former European Union Ambassador to the United States, a former member of the United States Congress, a former Chief of Staff at USTR, a former First Secretary to the Russian Mission to the European Commission, and other former senior trade negotiators and senior trade officials.    Such credentials provide the kind of access to senior government officials that can help clients open markets, comply with trade laws and resolve trade disputes.

Mayer Brown’s global trade lawyers and professionals in Washington, Brussels, Hanoi and Beijing are supported by lawyers and professionals in major business centers worldwide.  This enables the group to help clients understand trade policy and comply with trade laws in order to capitalize on opportunities and overcome market barriers in nearly every country.