China Law & Practice Awards 2015 names Mayer Brown “Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year (International)”. The Firm also advises on transaction, winner of “Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year” award where it acted for BNY Mellon in connection with LDK Solar’s global restructuring, led by Mayer Brown Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency partner John Marsden and Mayer Brown Corporate & Securities partner Jason T. Elder.

China Law & Practice said winners are chosen based on their ability to incorporate novel and progressive legal structures, create new case law and consistently excel in their practice areas. The awards recognised those involved in the most exciting and creative in the past year and the best firms that excelled in their practice areas.

The reputable Mayer Brown Shipping team has indeed maintained a strong reputation in the industry over the years. The group is ranked Band 1 for Shipping Finance (China) by Chambers Asia Pacific from 2008 to 2015 and Tier 1 for Asset Finance (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for four years since 2010.

LDK Solar’s global restructuring was earlier named “Asia Legal Awards 2015 Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency & Restructuring” by The Asian Lawyer, a sister publication to China Law & Practice. The Mayer Brown Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice is ranked Band 1 for China (International Firms) by Chambers & Partners in 2015 and is also the latest winner of ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2015 “Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year” announced this month, this being the 5 straight year that the award has been won and the group has also received the award 10 times in the past 14 years.

For more on the awards, please visit the CLP website.