Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that International Financial Law Review (IFLR) named the firm “Structured Finance and Securitization Team of the Year” at the 2014 IFLR Americas Awards. The awards recognize teams that display “legal innovation” and that “break new legal ground and set market precedents.”

In addition, Mayer Brown advised on two matters that were named “Deals of the Year” by IFLR:

  • IFLR Asia Awards: Restructuring Deal of the Year – Mayer Brown advised the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) on its application to the High Court in the UK for sanction of a scheme of arrangement with creditors pursuant to a US $600 million facility, the first time that a Vietnamese company has made use of an English scheme of arrangement as a restructuring tool; and
  • IFLR Americas Awards: Structured Finance and Securitization Deal of the Year – Mayer Brown represented Morgan Stanley as structuring lead underwriter on the securitization by Citibank and Banco Santander of their global trade finance portfolios.

IFLR is a monthly magazine that covers legal issues and legal risk in the world’s financial markets and provides readers with a global perspective on the business of law.