27 September 2010, Hong Kong – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has made a number of key appointments in recent months as it aims to build on its reputation in Asia and expand in the region.

Mayer Brown has made five appointments in the last three months and these include: 

  • Benjamin Sandstad, who joined the firm's structured finance practice as a Consultant in the Hong Kong office in June
  • Jason T. Elder, who joined as a Partner in the capital markets practice in Hong Kong in July
  • Xiangyang Ge, who joined the firm as Head of Projects for China in Beijing in July
  • Susan Deng, who joined to lead the Employment & Benefits practice in China in August  

    These recent hires have an abundance of experience and industry knowledge among them which will help to bolster the firm's capability. They also form part of the firm's wider strategy to tap the anticipated surge in volume of corporate legal transactions in the region as Asia's economies continue to grow and develop. Additionally, the appointments reflect Mayer Brown's commitment to grow its business regionally and build on its position as one of the leading global law firms in Asia. 

    "As both the economies and legal industries develop in Asia, Mayer Brown must also grow its business to meet our clients' needs across the region going forward," said Elaine Lo, Senior Partner and Asia Chair of Mayer Brown. "These key appointments show that our firm is on the growth path and they are also a reflection of Mayer Brown's ambition and desire to succeed across Asia." 

    Mayer Brown LLP has more than 1,750 lawyers globally, with 300 of them in Asia alone. Mayer Brown has received various recognition from the legal community for its achievements in the region. This year alone, the firm was named as "Hong Kong National Law Firm of the Year" by Chambers Asia, while it was named "Real Estate Law Firm of the Year" and "Insurance Law Firm of the Year" by Asian Legal Business.  

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    Connie Yu
    Director of Business Development and Marketing

    Mayer Brown
    +852 2843 2281
    connie.sy.yu@mayerbrown.com

    Aaron Pan
    Public Relations Manager

    Mayer Brown
    +852 2843 4232
    aaron.pan@mayerbrown.com