25 October, 2011 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, is ranked in 16 categories in the 2012 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms. Included are four top-tier rankings: Hong Kong Competition/Antitrust; Hong Kong Restructuring & Insolvency; US Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization; and Vietnam Banking & Capital Markets. The publication also listed 39 partners as “Leading Lawyers” in their practice areas.

IFLR1000 rankings are based on independent research and provide analysis of the best financial law firms operating in more than 120 jurisdictions worldwide.

Tauil & Chequer Advogados, the firm with which Mayer Brown is associated in Brazil, was ranked in two categories, with a top-tier ranking in the International Firms in Brazil category. One T&C partner was named a “Leading Lawyer.”

Following is a complete list of this year’s IFLR1000 rankings for Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer.

Mayer Brown Category Rankings and Leading Lawyers

China:

Mergers & Acquisitions – Foreign Firms
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Stephen Bottomley
  • Ian Lewis
  • Martin Robertson
  • Derek Tsang
  • Patrick Wong

France:

Banking

Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate: Private Equity

Hong Kong:

Bank Lending
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Irene Lau
  • Allan Yu

Capital Markets, Debt
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Jason Elder
  • Violante Yeung

Capital Markets, Equity

Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization

Competition/Antitrust

Financial Services Regulatory
        Leading Lawyer:

  • Sara Or

Mergers & Acquisitions
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Stephen Bottomley
  • Ian Lewis
  • Martin Robertson
  • Derek Tsang
  • Patrick Wong

Private Equity

Project Finance

Restructuring & Insolvency
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Ian Chapman
  • John Marsden
  • Iain Melville
  • Steven Miller

United Kingdom:

Capital Markets – Derivatives

Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization
        Leading Lawyer:

  • Bruce Bloomingdale

Mergers & Acquisitions

United States:

Banking: Bank Lending
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Robert Baptista
  • Jeffrey Dunetz

Banking: Financial Services Regulatory

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt
        Capital Markets Leading Lawyers:

  • Carol Hitselberger
  • Paul Jorissen
  • Jason Kravitt
  • Stuart Litwin
  • Jon Van Gorp

Capital Markets – Structured Finance & Securitization
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Joshua Cohn
  • Paul Forrester
  • Carol Hitselberger
  • Paul Jorissen
  • Jason Kravitt
  • Stuart Litwin
  • Jon Van Gorp

Mergers & Acquisitions

Project Finance
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Christopher Erckert
  • Robert Goldberg
  • Barry Machlin
  • George Miller

Restructuring & Insolvency
        Leading Lawyers:

  • Howard Beltzer
  • Brian Trust

Vietnam:

Financial & Corporate: Banking & Capital Markets

Financial & Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial & Corporate: Project Finance
        Leading Lawyers:

  • David Lim
  • Dao Nguyen
  • Mai Phuong Nguyen

Tauil & Chequer Category Rankings and Leading Lawyers

Brazil:

Banking & Finance: Capital Markets

International Firms in Brazil
        Leading Lawyer:

  • Carlos Motta