London — Mayer Brown has been recommended by the Legal 500 UK 2016 edition in 46 categories. Of these rankings, four are top tier:

  • Asset based lending;
  • Insurance: insolvency and restructuring;
  • Insurance: Professional negligence; and
  • Commercial Property: Investment

The publication also listed 21 lawyers as "Leading Individuals" in their practice areas:

  • Raid Abu-Manneh — International arbitration
  • David Allen — Commercial litigation
  • Chris Arnold — Derivatives and structured products
  • Kate Ball-Dodd — Flotations: small and mid cap
  • Sandy Bhogal — Corporate tax
  • Jeremy Clay — Real estate: commercial property
  • Ian Coles — Projects, energy and natural resources: mining and minerals, and Emerging markets
  • Sean Connolly — Professional negligence
  • Peter Dickinson — TMT (telecoms)
  • William Glassey — Professional negligence
  • Alistair Graham — Banking litigation: investment and retail
  • Michael Hutchinson — Environment
  • Philippa James — Pensions: non contentious
  • Ian McDonald — Banking litigation: investment and retail
  • Edmund Parker — Derivatives and structured products
  • Michael Regan — Construction and professional negligence
  • Nicholas Robertson — Employment
  • Devi Shah — Insurance: insolvency and restructuring
  • Richard Todd — Securitisation
  • Trevor Wood — Emerging Markets
  • Martin Wright — Commercial property

The complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 UK include:

Corporate and commercial

  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate tax
  • Equity capital markets: UK capability
  • EU and competition
  • Financial services: Financial services (non-contentious/regulatory)
  • Financial services: Financial services (contentious)
  • Flotations: small and mid-cap
  • M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+
  • VAT and indirect tax

Crime, fraud and licensing

  • Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)

Dispute resolution

  • Banking litigation: investment and retail
  • Commercial litigation
  • International arbitration
  • Professional discipline

Finance

  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset based lending
  • Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • Corporate restructuring and insolvency
  • Debt capital markets
  • Derivatives and structured products
  • Emerging markets
  • High yield
  • Securitisation

Human resources

  • Employee share schemes
  • Employment: employers
  • Pensions: non-contentious
  • Pensions: dispute resolution

Insurance

  • Corporate and regulatory
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Insurance and reinsurance litigation
  • Product liability: defendant
  • Professional negligence

Projects, energy and natural resources

  • Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)
  • Mining and minerals

Real estate

  • Commercial property: general
  • Commercial property: development
  • Commercial property: hotels and leisure
  • Commercial property: investment
  • Commercial property: retail
  • Construction: contentious
  • Construction: non-contentious
  • Environment
  • Property finance
  • Property litigation

TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

  • IT and telecoms
  • Media and entertainment