Mayer Brown announced today that Law360 has once again included the firm in its “Global 20” list of law firms that, as described by the publication, have the “broadest global reach and the proven ability to handle the most difficult cross-border matters.” Mayer Brown has been named every year since the list’s inception in 2010. View the article.

Law360 noted the firm’s client-centric growth strategy, including new offices in Tokyo and San Francisco. Mayer Brown’s expansion is driven by the firm’s close relationship with clients and understanding of their legal needs across the globe, reported Law360.

Law360 also highlighted the firm’s collaborative cross-practice and cross-office approach to handling innovative matters around the world, including:

• Representing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a $1.2 billion deal led by CIBC World Markets and the Royal Bank of Canada, the largest single green bond transaction in Canada;
• Assisting the Panama Canal Authority in its successful arbitration over claims worth approximately $200 million by the contractor that led to the construction of the Third Set of Locks project;
• Serving as counsel to Oberthur Technology’s management on its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Safran Identity & Security and Morpho USA Inc.; and
• Advising on Nestle SA’s $2.3 billion acquisition of Atrium Innovation.

Law360 ranks “Global 20” firms according to five factors: the percentage of the firm’s attorneys located outside its home country; the number of offices outside the firm’s home country; the number of countries where the firm has at least one office; the practice area breadth of the firm’s cross-border and international work; and the size and complexity of the firm’s cross-border and international work.

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