Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that its London practices are ranked in 51 categories in the 2011 edition of Legal 500:UK including a top tier ranking in Mining & Minerals. The publication also lists 19 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in 20 practice areas.

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

Projects, Energy & Natural Resources – Mining & Minerals: “Mayer Brown International LLP is a ‘project finance powerhouse’ on the mining side. The firm advised the lenders on an $823m project financing to fund the construction and development of the Boleo project in Mexico.”

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

David Allen – Commercial Litigation
Bruce Bloomingdale – Securitisation
Sarah Byrt – Technology, Media & Telecoms: Media & Entertainment (Publishing)
Clare Canning – Commercial Litigation and Insurance: Professional Negligence
David Chadwick – Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation
Jeremy Clay – Real Estate: Commercial Property
Ian Coles – Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining and Minerals
Sean Connelly – Insurance: Professional Negligence
Peter Dickinson – Technology, Media & Telecoms: Telecoms
Michael Hutchinson – Environment
Andrew Legg – Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail
Jim Oulton – Insurance: Insolvency & Restructuring
Edmund Parker – Derivatives and Structured Products
Mark Prinsley – Technology, Media & Telecoms: Information Technology
Michael Regan – Construction
Nicholas Robertson – Human resources: Employment
Anna Rogers – Human Resources: Pensions: non contentious
Peter  Steiner – Corporate Tax

Following is a complete list of practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2011 edition of Legal 500: UK.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

  • Corporate Tax
  • EU and Competition
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services (Contentious)
  • Flotations: Small and Mid-Cap
  • M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium deals, 250m+ 
  • M&A: US Law Capability
  • Private Equity: Transactions
  • VAT and Indirect Tax
  • Venture Capital

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • International Arbitration 
  • Professional Discipline  

FINANCE

  • Acquisition Finance  
  • Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans 
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives and Structured Products  
  • Emerging Markets
  • Investment Funds  
  • Hedge Funds 
  • Listed Funds 
  • Securitisation  

HUMAN RESOURCES 

  • Employee Share Schemes 
  • Employment
  • Pensions 
  • Pensions: Dispute Resolution 

INSURANCE

  • Corporate and Regulatory
  • Insurance: Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation  
  • Product Liability: Defendant
  • Professional Negligence 

PROJECTS, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Mining and Minerals
  • Oil and Gas 
  • Power (Including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables)  

REAL ESTATE

  • Commercial Property
  • Retail
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Investment 
  • Development  
  • Construction    
  • Environment  
  • Property Finance 
  • Property Litigation 

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS 

  • Brand Management 
  • IT and Telecoms 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Media and Entertainment 
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology