Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that its practices are ranked in 49 categories in the 2010 edition of Legal 500:UK including top tier rankings in Insurance & Reinsurance, Litigation and Mining & Minerals. The publication also lists 18 Mayer Brown lawyers as Leading Individuals in their practice areas.

Following are comments by Legal 500 about Mayer Brown’s highest ranked practice areas:

Insurance,  Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Mayer Brown International LLP’s strong global footprint is fully supported by the team in London, which is experienced across direct insurance and reinsurance disputes, be they political risk cases, fraud-related instructions, or D&O cases. Overall the team is ‘great value for money, thanks to competent junior associates and excellent division of work’.

Projects, Energy & Natural Resources – Mining & Minerals Mayer Brown International LLP scores points for its ‘market-leading project finance capability’. In a landmark transaction, the firm advised Nevsun Resources on a $235m project financing for the operation and construction of the Bisha gold, silver, zinc and copper mine in Eritrea – the first mine to be project financed in the country.

Partners listed by Legal 500 UK as “Leading Individuals” in their practice categories are:

Sean Connelly, Professional Negligence
Jeremy Clay, Commercial Property
Peter Steiner, Corporate Tax
Mark Prinsley, Outsourcing and Procurement and TMT (IT)
Andrew Legg, Banking Litigation
David Allen, Commercial Litigation
Clare Canning, Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence
Edmund Parker, Derivatives and Structured Products
Bruce Bloomingdale, Securitisation
Nicholas Robertson, Employment
Jim Oulton, Insurance, Insolvency and Restructuring
David Chadwick, Insurance/Reinsurance litigation
Ian Coles, Mining and Minerals
Michael Regan, Construction
Michael Hutchinson, Environment
Sarah Byrt, TMT (Media and Entertainment)
Peter Dickinson, TMT (Telcoms)

Following is a complete list of Mayer Brown’s practice category rankings in the 2010 edition of Legal 500: UK.


  • Flotations: small and mid-cap 3rd Tier
  • Corporate Tax 5th Tier
  • EU & Competition 7th Tier
  • EU and Competition - trade, WTO, Anti-Dumping and Customs  4th Tier
  • M&A - upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+  6th Tier
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: US capability 3rd Tier
  • Private equity (transactions) 6th Tier
  • VAT & Indirect Tax 4th Tier
  • Financial services (non- contentious/ regulatory) 5th Tier
  • Financial services (contentious) 4th Tier
  • Outsourcing and procurement   2nd Tier


  • International Arbitration 4th Tier
  • Banking Litigation 3rd Tier
  • Commercial Litigation 3rd Tier
  • Defamation and privacy 5th Tier


  • Acquisition Finance 4th Tier
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency 3rd Tier
  • Debt Capital Markets     5th Tier
  • Derivatives and Structured Products 3rd Tier
  • Emerging markets 3rd Tier
  • Investment Funds 4th Tier
  • Hedge Funds 5th Tier
  • Listed Funds 3rd Tier
  • Securitisation 3rd Tier


  • Employee Share Schemes 6th Tier
  • Employment 3rd Tier
  • Pensions 2nd Tier
  • Pensions Dispute Resolution 2nd Tier


  • Insurance: Corporate & Regulatory 4th Tier
  • Insurance Insolvency & Restructuring 2nd Tier
  • Insurance/Reinsurance Litigation 1st Tier
  • Product Liability – Defendant 5th Tier
  • Professional Negligence 2nd Tier


  • Mining and Minerals 1st Tier
  • Infrastructure 5th Tier
  • Oil and Gas 6th Tier


  • Commercial Property 4th Tier
  • Commercial Property: Development 5th Tier
  • Commercial Property: Hotels and leisure 3rd Tier
  • Commercial Property: Investment 4th Tier
  • Commercial Property: Retail 3rd Tier
  • Construction 2nd Tier
  • Environment 4th Tier
  • Property Finance 4th Tier
  • Property Litigation 4th Tier


  • Brand Management 3rd Tier
  • Information Technology & telecoms 2nd Tier
  • IP 6th Tier
  • Media and Entertainment 3rd Tier