London — The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021 guide has ranked Mayer Brown in 45 categories. Of these rankings, four are in the top tier:

  • Finance: Asset Based Lending — for the seventh consecutive year
  • Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Mining and Minerals
  • Real Estate: Commercial Property – Corporate Occupiers — for the third consecutive year
  • Real Estate: Commercial Property – Investment — for the fifth consecutive year

The guide also recognized 33 Mayer Brown lawyers as "Leading Individuals" in their practice areas:

  • Raid Abu-Manneh — International Arbitration
  • Chris Arnold — Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Kate Ball-Dodd — Equity Capital Markets: Small and Mid-cap
  • Bernd Bohr – Finance: High yield
  • Jeremy Clay — Commercial Property: Investment
  • Ian Coles — Energy and Infrastructure
  • Sally Davies — Professional Negligence
  • Alex Dell — Asset Based Lending
  • Jay Doraisamy — Pensions: Non-Contentious
  • Sam Eastwood — Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
  • Christopher Fisher — Employment: Employers
  •  Will Glassey — Professional Negligence
  • Alistair Graham — Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Dominic Griffiths — Structured Products & Securitisation, and Asset Based Lending
  • Rob Hamill — TMT
  • Caroline Humble — Commercial Property: Development
  • Kirsti Massie — Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Power
  • Ashley McDermott: Emerging Markets
  • Ian McDonald — Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • David O’Connor — Structured Products & Securitisation
  • Jim Oulton — Professional Negligence
  • Edmund Parker — Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Bob Palmer — Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Michael Regan — Construction and Professional Negligence
  • Iain Roberts — Commercial Property: Corporate Occupiers, and Commercial Property: Development
  • Nicholas Robertson — Employment: Employers
  • Miles Robinson — Commercial Litigation
  • Devi Shah — Insurance: Corporate & Regulatory
  • Aimee Sharman — Fund Finance
  • Rachel Speight — Emerging Markets
  • Paul Tannenbaum — Fund Finance
  • Martin Wright — Commercial Property: Development, and Commercial Property: Investment
  • Perry Yam — Private equity: transactions – mid-market deals – up to £250m

Six Mayer Brown lawyers have been listed in the “Hall of Fame” category for their practice area in the guide:

  • Trevor Borthwick — Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
  • Ian Coles — Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Mining and Minerals, and Emerging Markets
  • Sam Eastwood — Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
  • Michael Hutchinson — Environment
  • Ed Parker — Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Michael Regan — Professional Negligence

Ten Mayer Brown lawyers have been listed in the “Next Generation” category for their practice area:

  • Miriam Bruce — Employment: Employers
  • Merryn Craske — Securitisation
  • Danuta de Vries — Emerging Markets
  • James Morris — Professional Negligence and Construction: Contentious
  • Jonathan Olson-Welsh — Construction: Non-Contentious
  • Sussan Rosser — Bank Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Kwadwo Sarkodie — Construction: Contentious
  • Jonathan Stone — Professional Negligence
  • Charles Thain — Trade Finance
  • James West — Private equity: transactions – mid-market deals – up to £250m

Nine Mayer Brown lawyers have been listed as “Rising Stars” for their practice area:

  • Ravi Amin — Asset Based Lending
  • Harriet Hainsworth — TMT
  • Tom Mallalieu — Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Ruth Malone — Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Rachael O'Grady — International Arbitration
  • Tim Shepherd — Professional Negligence
  • Emma Sturt — Emerging Markets
  • Kitty Swanson — Corporate Tax
  • Matthew Williams — Professional Negligence

The complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2021 edition of Legal 500 UK includes:

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Tax
  • EU and Competition
  • Equity Capital Markets: Low-mid cap
  • Equity Capital Markets: High-mid cap
  • Financial Services: Contentious
  • M&A: Upper Mid market and Premium Deals
  • Private equity: transactions – mid-market deals – up to £250m
  • VAT and Indirect Tax

Crime, Fraud and Licensing

  • Fraud: Civil

Dispute Resolution

  • Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Commercial Litigation: Premium
  • International Arbitration

Employment

  • Employee Share Schemes
  • Employers
  • Pensions: Non-Contentious
  • Pensions: Dispute Resolution

Finance

  • Acquisitions Finance
  • Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives and Structured Products
  • High Yield
  • Securitisation
  • Trade Finance

Industry Focus

  • Emerging Markets
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • TMT

Insurance

  • Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation
  • Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory
  • Product Liability: Defendant
  • Professional Negligence

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Fund Finance
  • Private Funds

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources

  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and Gas

Real Estate

  • Commercial Property: Development
  • Construction: Contentious
  • Construction: Non-Contentious
  • Environment
  • Property Finance

Risk Advisory

  • Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime

TMT

  • Fintech
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Media and Entertainment

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