Mayer Brown announced today that Law360 has once again included the firm in the publication’s “Global 20” list, which recognizes 20 global law firms that are “trusted by clients to handle their most challenging cross-border matters, from multibillion-dollar mergers to bet-the-company litigation.” Mayer Brown has been named every year since the list’s inception in 2010. View the article.

The firm’s global presence is a critical part of its identity, Mayer Brown Chairman Paul Theiss told Law360. “On our end, the ability to provide world-class client service depends on us having international capabilities in each of our practice areas,” he said.

Even though Mayer Brown’s 26 offices are spread across the world, Mr. Theiss added, the firm’s attorneys are always in sync. “We work together very closely without regard to geographic location,” he said.

According to Sally Davies, senior partner in Mayer Brown’s London office, the firm’s collaborative, team-oriented approach also extends to its relationships with clients. “I think it really enhances our credibility with our global clients,” said Ms. Davies, noting the firm’s robust reach.

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

• Securing a settlement for French bank Société Générale in connection with investigations by the US Department of Justice and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission into allegations of alleged LIBOR manipulation;
• Advising Bristol-Myers Squibb on its $74 billion acquisition of Celgene;
• Representing The Hartford Financial Services Group in its $2.1 billion acquisition of The Navigators Group, Inc.; and
• Representing Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. in several aspects of the $1.5 billion sale of its reinsurance platform.

Law360 ranks “Global 20” firms according to a variety of factors, including, among others, the size and complexity of the firm’s cross-border and international work.