9 October 2009 – The 2010 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, ranked Mayer Brown in 15 practice categories.  Four practices were given top-tier rankings: Hong Kong Restructuring & Insolvency; Thailand Restructuring & Insolvency; United States Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization; and Vietnam Banking & Finance.  In addition, 26 partners were ranked as leading lawyers. IFLR1000 rankings are based on extensive independent research, and provides analysis of the best financial law firms operating in more than 100 markets worldwide.

Below is a complete list of Mayer Brown’s rankings, including those partners ranked as leading lawyers in their practice area:

China:

Banking – Foreign Firms – Other Notable Firms

Banking leading lawyers:

  • Irene Lau
  • Joe Tam

Mergers & Acquisitions – Foreign Firms – Tier 4

Mergers & Acquisitions leading lawyers:

  • Jeckle Chiu
  • Elaine Lo
  • Patrick Wong

France:

Banking – Tier 5

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 5

Private Equity – Tier 2

Hong Kong:

Banking – Tier 2

Banking leading lawyer:

  • Alistair MacAulay

Capital Markets

Capital Markets – Equity – Hong Kong/International Law – Tier 3
Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization – Tier 2

Capital Markets leading lawyer:

  • Jeffrey Chen

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 2

Mergers & Acquisitions leading lawyer:

  • Elaine Lo

Private Equity – Tier 3

Private Equity leading lawyer:

  • Martin Robertson

Project Finance – Tier 3

Restructuring & Insolvency – Tier 1

Restructuring & Insolvency leading lawyers:

  • Ian Chapman
  • Nick Hunsworth
  • John Marsden
  • Steve Miller

Latin America:

Capital Markets – Tier 3

Banking – Tier 3

Project Finance – Tier 2

Thailand:

 

Financial & Corporate

Capital Markets – Tier 3
Banking & Project Finance – Tier 3
Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 3
Restructuring & Insolvency – Tier 1

Financial & Corporate leading lawyers:

  • Peter Burke
  • Sathaporn Jumsuk
  • Steven Miller

United Kingdom:

Capital Markets – Derivatives – Tier 5

Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization – Tier 4

Bank Lending – Other Notable Firms

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 4

United States:

Capital Markets

Capital Markets – Debt & Equity – Tier 4
Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt – Tier 5
Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization – Tier 1

Capital Markets leading lawyers:

  • Edward Best
  • Jason Kravitt
  • Stuart Litwin

Banking

Bank Lending – Tier 5
Financial Services Regulatory – Tier 4

Banking leading lawyers:

  • Thomas Delaney
  • Mary Fontaine
  • Lawrence Hamilton
  • Charles Horn
  • Jeffrey Taft

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 5

Project Finance – Tier 3

Restructuring & Insolvency – Tier 6

Restructuring & Insolvency leading lawyer:

  • J Robert Stoll

Vietnam:

Financial & Corporate

Banking & Finance – Tier 1
Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 2

Financial & Corporate leading lawyers:

    • Dao Nguyen
    • Hoang Anh Nguyen
    • Phuong Nguyen