Mayer Brown announced that the 2012 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked the firm's practices in 31 categories, including top-tier rankings in 13 categories:

  • China - Real Estate: Foreign Firms;
  • Hong Kong - Asset Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, Real Estate and Restructuring & Insolvency;
  • Thailand - Restructuring & Insolvency; and
  • Vietnam - Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & M&A, Projects & Energy, and Real Estate & Construction.

The publication also lists 16 Mayer Brown partners as "Leading Lawyers" in their practice categories.

Following are comments by Legal 500 about Mayer Brown's top-tier practice rankings.

China - Real Estate: Foreign Firms: "Key to Mayer Brown's excellent reputation is the 'responsive, commercial and accurate' service it provides."

Hong Kong - Asset Finance: "Mayer Brown continues to maintain a leading practice, and has a top reputation for aviation and ship finance work."

Hong Kong - Dispute Resolution: "Mayer Brown has a formidable record. The department is 'commercial,' 'prudent' and 'extremely helpful'."

Hong Kong - Employment: "Mayer Brown's 'very responsive and commercial' employment and benefits practice handles all forms of employment and HR-related matters."

Hong Kong - Insurance: "Mayer Brown is rated for its 'professional, efficient and pragmatic approach' and for 'preserving clients' reputations'. It is particularly known on the contentious side."

Hong Kong - Real Estate: "Mayer Brown has a sizeable real estate team, well equipped to handle all manner of property-related transactions."

Hong Kong - Restructuring & Insolvency: "At Mayer Brown, the team has a 'wealth of experience'."

Thailand - Restructuring & Insolvency: "Mayer Brown retains its historic capacity for top-flight transactions in this area and advises on the full spread of debt restructuring and insolvency litigation."

Vietnam - Banking & Finance: "Mayer Brown advises extensively on documentation, regulations and transactions, and represents major borrowers on large credit or debt facilities. The firm is 'top tier in all respects'."

Vietnam - Capital Markets: "Mayer Brown is especially good for debt-side instructions and is 'always responsive, hardworking and professional'."

Vietnam - Corporate & M&A: "Mayer Brown's 'talented team provides excellent commercial and legal advice, while value for money is fabulous'."

Vietnam - Projects & Energy: "Mayer Brown's 'talented team provides great value, and excellent commercial and legal advice'."

Vietnam - Real Estate & Construction: "Mayer Brown's team has 'solid industry knowledge' and 'few firms in the market can match it for scope and depth of service, quality and value for money'."

Partners listed by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as "Leading Lawyers" in their practice categories are:

  • Duncan Abate - Employment
  • F.K. Au - Real Estate
  • David Ellis - Technology, Media & Telecoms
  • Billy Ho - Real Estate
  • Nicholas Hunsworth - Dispute Resolution
  • David Lim - Real Estate & Construction
  • Tow Lu Lim - Insurance
  • Robert Lynn - Real Estate
  • Alastair MacAulay - Asset Finance
  • Iain Melville - Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Steven Miller - Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Dao Nguyen - Corporate & M&A and Real Estate & Construction
  • Richard Stock - Asset Finance
  • Fanny Wang - Real Estate
  • Kenny Wong - Intellectual Property

Following is a complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific.


  • Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms
  • Corporate & M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Dispute Resolution: Foreign Firms
  • Intellectual Property: Foreign Firms
  • Projects & Energy: Foreign Firms
  • Real Estate: Foreign Firms
  • Tax: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong

  • Asset Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets (debt)
  • Capital Markets (equity)
  • Construction
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Projects & Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Structured Finance & Securitization
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms


  • Restructuring & Insolvency


  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Projects & Energy
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms