Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that it has won the "Best Law Firm, Asset Management" Award 2019 from AsianInvestor.

The award, which is a first for the firm, validates Mayer Brown's strong and growing alternative fund formation and investment management capabilities in Asia. In the past 18 months, the firm has worked on an impressive range of products in the private equity funds space, including structuring real estate, infrastructure, growth equity and industrial funds investing on a country-specific, regional or global basis.

The practice has been bolstered by the appointment of Robert Woll, who joined as a partner in 2017 to focus on private equity fund formation and investment management matters, in combination with the firm's integrated global platform.

"We are very pleased to be recognized for our asset-management capabilities in Asia,” said Mark Uhrynuk, a Hong Kong partner in Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice. “One of the great strengths of Mayer Brown lies in our global platform and integrated approach to serving our clients. We are linked across practice areas, industries and jurisdictions, which enhances and strengthens our appeal to clients and our ability to develop trusted and enduring relationships."

"This award is encouraging, as it recognizes the growth in our practice in Asia,” added Mr. Woll. ”The firm's capabilities in the region, and globally, enable us to handle fund formation and structuring, as well as capital deployment. We can also efficiently help asset managers adapt their structures as market and regulatory conditions change. For example, we are currently advising a private equity sponsor on a Singapore master-feeder private equity fund for an emerging Asian jurisdiction, working closely with our tax partner in Singapore. It is very helpful to clients that we can draw on our in-house Asian tax capability -- along with the many other disciplines that are relevant to alternative asset management clients."

Mayer Brown’s Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management practice includes an extensive global Fund Formation & Investment Management team involving more than 100 lawyers from across the firm’s worldwide practice areas. Our lawyers’ broad market experience enables fund sponsor, adviser and investor clients to structure funds and investments creatively and efficiently to maximize fund-raising flexibility and opportunities.

AsianInvestor's annual Asset Management Awards recognize excellence among the region’s asset managers and service providers, plus the strategies and products they provide.

For more information on the AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2019, please visit here.