June 19, 2009 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that its practices are ranked in 21 categories in the 2009 edition of Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa.  The firm earned top-tier rankings in three categories:

  • Brussels – EU Regulatory Chemicals (REACH)
  • Brussels – EU Regulatory Food
  • Paris – Private Equity
  • Regarding the top rankings of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office in two EU regulatory categories, Legal 500 commented that Mayer Brown’s EU Chemicals REACH work “includes mandates from the European Commission on delivering written technical guidance on data sharing with ‘outstanding expertise in chemicals’ regulation critical to our efforts to comply with this complex regulatory proposal.’”  In the EU Regulatory Food category, Legal 500 said Mayer Brown “possesses a strong food labeling and packaging practice.  Clients say ‘they are our go-to law firm, when it comes to European regulatory issues.’” Commenting on Paris’ top-tier ranking in private equity, Legal 500 says the team is “very focused and provides clear answers” and is “renowned for its management package expertise.” 
  • Following is a complete list of Mayer Brown’s rankings in the 2009 edition of Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa. (Please note: Legal 500 UK rankings are listed in a separate edition.)

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

Banking & Finance (Tier 3)
Employment (Other recommended firm)
Mergers & Acquisitions (Other recommended firm)
Private Equity (Tier 1)
Real Estate (Tier 4)
Tax (Tier 4)

Banking & Finance: Bank Lending (Tier 4)
Corporate & M&A : Mid-Sized Deals (Tier 2)
Dispute Resolution (Tier 4)
Employment (Other recommended firm)
Information Technology & Outsourcing (Tier 4)
Intellectual Property Patents Litigation (Other recommended firm)
Intellectual Property: Trademarks (Tier 4)
Public Sector (Other recommended firm)
Real Estate & Construction (Tier 4)
Structured Finance & Securitization (Tier 4)
Tax (Other recommended firm)