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Mayer Brown has an award-winning Projects group that is regularly involved in some of the largest and most innovative projects across the globe. Our team delivers projects excellence to our clients worldwide.

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Project Finance Group of the Year 2017

Finance Deal of the Year Award

Mayer Brown JSM won the Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance award at The Asian Lawyer’s Asia Legal Awards 2016, the first for the firm. The prize was awarded for the firm’s work on the financing of the US$830 million Panca Amara Utama ammonia plant in Indonesia, the first locally-sponsored private ammonia plant in the country.

2015 IFLR Americas Project Finance Team of the Year

Firm News
27 August 2018

Mayer Brown advised Mitsubishi Corporation on a deal to acquire 25 percent interest in Summit LNG Terminal Co (Pvt) Limited, which is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Bangladesh.

In Brief
6 July 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
On June 29, 2018, the final bidding guidelines for Mexico’s telecommunications backbone network (Red Troncal) project were released.
Legal Update
5 June 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
We understand that during mid-June, the final bidding guidelines are scheduled to be released for Mexico’s telecommunications backbone network (Red Troncal) project, approximately a year after the federal agency Telecomm released draft guidelines for the contract award. One of the constitutional reforms approved during President Peña Nieto’s administration, the Red Troncal is intended to promote greater competition between telecommunications service providers and to increase the coverage of and improve the quality of these services in Mexico.
Legal Update
30 April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The long debate surrounding Weighted Voting Rights (WVR ) is finally concluded in the affirmative. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKSE”) announced on 24 April 2018 the addition of three new chapters of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKSE (the "Listing Rules") to facilitate the listing of high-growth companies from emerging and innovative sectors on the Main Board.
Legal Update
30 April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKSE”) announced on 24 April 2018 the addition of three new chapters of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKSE (the "Listing Rules") to facilitate listing of high growth companies from emerging and innovative sectors on the Main Board.
Firm News
16 April 2018
Mayer Brown was named a finalist for “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year,” “Project Finance Law Firm of the Year” and “Structured Finance and Securitisation Law Firm of the Year” in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2018 Americas awards. In addition, Mayer Brown advised on six matters that were named as finalists for “Deal of the Year” honors:
Firm News
9 April 2018
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that a three-lawyer team has joined the firm’s new office in Tokyo, including Shri Maski and Gordon Palmquist, who join as partners in the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate & Securities practices, respectively, and Tomo Adachi, who joins as a senior associate in the firm’s Banking & Finance practice. Mr. Maski and Mr. Adachi were previously at Ashurst, while Mr. Palmquist rejoins the firm from Shearman and Sterling.
Firm News
30 March 2018
Mayer Brown advised on the transaction named “Latin American Refinancing Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal at its 2017 Americas Awards, which recognize “excellence, achievement and innovation in energy and infrastructure finance” during the past year and are chosen by the publication’s editorial team.
Firm News
19 March 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that Hallam Chow has joined the firm’s Banking & Finance practice as our Head of Projects, China, to be based in Beijing.
Firm News
9 March 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown, have been named “Recommended Firms” in the 2018 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to the leading business law firms of Latin America. The guide is based on editorial research involving visits to law firms and face-to-face interviews with clients in 18 Latin American countries, as well as in the United States, Canada and Europe; thousands of questionnaires completed by corporate counsel; and a poll of legal practitioners operating in Latin America.
Firm News
2 March 2018
Mayer Brown picked up the “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” at the 2017 PFI Awards and the “Project Finance Deal of the Year” award at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2018 for advising the lenders to Sembcorp in the development of the US$300 million Myingyan 225MW gas-fired power project.
Media Coverage
23 February 2018
Jeune Afrique
For the second consecutive year, Paris partner Olivier Mélédo has been named to Jeune Afrique’s list of the top 50 business lawyers who advised on large deals in French-speaking countries in Africa in 2017. Dany Khayat is also named on that list this year.
Firm News
16 February 2018
Mayer Brown advised on the transaction that was named “Project Finance Deal of the Year” at GFC Media Group’s Bonds & Loans Latin America Deals of the Year awards, which “recognizes outstanding deals from across Latin American credit markets in 2017.”
Firm News
13 February 2018
For the second consecutive year, Mayer Brown has been named a 2017 “Firm of the Year” by Law360 on the basis of its victories in eight “Practice Group of the Year” categories, including Appellate, Banking, Class Actions, Consumer Protection, Food & Beverage, Intellectual Property, Project Finance and Tax. The award recognizes three law firms that “brought value to their clients and made their mark in the legal industry by realizing their strengths and drawing on multidisciplinary practice areas to generate a wide list of achievements.”
Media Coverage
31 January 2018
Law360
Mayer Brown earned Project Finance Group of the Year from Law360. Banking & Finance partners Paul Astolfi and Joe Seliga (both Chicago) are quoted in the feature article.
Media Coverage
16 January 2018
Law360
Mayer Brown has been named by Law360 as a “Practice Group of the Year” for 2017 in eight practice areas. The award recognizes law firms “behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.”
Legal Update
19 December 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Ten days before Christmas, the conference committee released the final text of the US tax reform bill along with an explanatory statement of the committee. After months of debate between the House and the Senate, the final bill would reduce the corporate tax rate to 21 percent beginning in 2018.
Legal Update
5 December 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update

In this Legal Update, we describe the five differences from the House bill that are of greatest significance to the renewable energy tax equity market.

 

Media Coverage
1 December 2017
POWER
In a bylined article, Banking & Finance counsel Sean Prior and Projects partner Benjamin Thompson (both Singapore) discuss renewable power in Southeast Asia.
Media Coverage
1 December 2017
Thompson Reuters Practical Law
In a bylined article, Corporate & Securities partner David Harrison (Ho Chi Minh City) discusses project finance in Vietnam.
Legal Update
3 November 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On November 2, Republicans in the US House of Representatives released their proposed tax reform legislation, providing for massive alterations to tax law.
Firm News
11 September 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented the noteholders on the private placement of approximately $135.8 million in investment-grade rated project bonds issued to partially re-finance the 70-megawatt Campo Palomas wind energy project in Uruguay. 
Legal Update
28 August 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Following the issuance of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 11/2017/QD-TTg ("Decision 11") on the development of solar power in April 2017, which we reported in "Vietnam Goes Green with New Guidance on Solar Power Projects", the Ministry of Industry and Trade ("MOIT") has proposed a draft circular that, once issued, will guide the implementation of Decision 11.
Media Coverage
June 2017
Project Finance International
A bylined article by Banking & Finance partner Doug Doetsch and counsel Daniel Whitmore (both Chicago) focuses on the redevelopment of Bermuda’s international airport.
Firm News
19 May 2017
For the second consecutive year, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) named Mayer Brown “Structured Finance and Securitization Team of the Year” at the 2017 IFLR Americas Awards. The awards are based “solely on legal innovation” and recognize firms and teams that “break new legal ground and set market precedents.”
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