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Mayer Brown recognized by Financial Times as one of the most innovative US law firms for fourth consecutive year

22 November 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has been ranked among the most innovative United States law firms by the Financial Times in its annual special report, “US Innovative Lawyers,” ranking 16th in the 2013 edition. The report ranks “law firms that have brought original thinking and practices to business issues in the US,” the Financial Times said. View the report.

The report recognized Mayer Brown’s achievements in the following categories:

• Finance – Mayer Brown received a “Standout” ranking for its involvement in the creation of a first-of-its-kind catastrophe bond offering to help New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cover losses in the event of a storm featuring destructive storm surges, similar to Superstorm Sandy and help the MTA “meet catastrophe insurance needs,” according to the report. The team was led by New York Banking & Finance partner Stephen Rooney.

• Finance: Latin America – Mayer Brown was “Commended” for its representation of BNP Paribas as lender to the Via Parque Rimac toll road project, the largest ever Peruvian currency financing for a non-sovereign issuer. Washington DC Banking & Finance partner Christopher Erckert led the team.

• Litigation & Dispute Resolution – Mayer Brown was also “Commended” for its representation of the government of Indonesia in its clove cigarette trade dispute victory before the World Trade Organization (WTO), which established “important principles for WTO cases,” the report said. The team was led by Washington DC Government & Global Trade partner Duane Layton.

The report, which was conducted in conjunction with RSG Consulting, assessed matters on their originality, the legal strategy employed and the impact of the work on clients.

View Mayer Brown's results in the report.

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