London — Mayer Brown has been named European Law Firm of the Year in the transactions category at Global Capital’s annual Global Derivatives Awards 2017. The awards, held on 20 September in London, recognise the people, companies and deals that have made an impact on the global derivatives market during the past year. The firm was also nominated for Global Law Firm of the Year and European Law Firm of the Year in the regulatory category.

This is the third consecutive year Mayer Brown's derivatives team has won a Global Derivatives Award, having been named European Law Firm of the Year — regulatory in 2016 and European Law Firm of the Year in 2015. The firm was also named US law firm of the year — regulatory at the Global Capital Americas Derivatives Awards for a second consecutive year in May 2017 and 2016.

Commenting on the award win, Edmund Parker, global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice, said: "We are delighted to be recognised by Global Capital for a third year as a leading global derivatives practice. Winning Law Firm of the Year awards in both the US and Europe is a testament to the time and effort our team invests in delivering the very best to our clients on the most complex structured transactions.”

The winners of the Global Derivatives Awards 2017 were selected by the publication's editors based on evidence of their innovation, strength, growth and client feedback over the last year.

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