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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 ranks 40 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers and ranks practices in 30 categories

25 February 2014

The 2014 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked 40 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers, with 53 total rankings, in 31 geographic and/or practice categories. Of these, 12 lawyers achieved 16 top-band or higher rankings.

The new Chambers Asia-Pacific edition also ranked Mayer Brown JSM in 30 geographic and/or practice categories, including seven top-band rankings in these categories.

Individuals who ranked in Band One or higher are:

Senior Statesmen

  • Ian Chapman – Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms), China
  • Nick Hunsworth – Dispute Resolution (International Firms), China; and  Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (International Firms), China

Eminent Practitioner

  • Elaine Lo – Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms), China

Band One

  • Duncan Abate – Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms), China
  • FK Au – Real Estate: Hong Kong-based (International Firms), China
  • Gabriela Kennedy – Intellectual Property (International Firms), China; and TMT: Information Technology (International Firms), China
  • John Marsden – Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms), China
  • Hoang Anh Nguyen – Banking & Finance, Vietnam; and Banking & Finance: Capital Markets, Vietnam
  • Richard Stock – Aviation: Finance (International Firms), China
  • Kenny Wong – Intellectual Property (International Firms), China
  • Angela Yim – Insurance: Contentious (International Firms), China
  • Dean Young – Shipping: Finance, Asia-Pacific Region; and Shipping: Finance (International Firms), China

Mayer Brown JSM’s seven Band One rankings in the new edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific include:

  • Aviation: Finance (International Firms), China
  • Banking & Finance, Vietnam
  • Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms), China
  • Insurance: Contentious (International Firms), China
  • Real Estate (International Firms), China
  • Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms), China
  • Shipping: Finance (International Firms), China

Chambers’ comments on Mayer Brown JSM’s top-band rankings: 

Aviation: Finance (International Firms), China – Chambers says, “Mayer Brown JSM maintains its position at the forefront of the market, representing leading clients ranging from financiers to airlines.” A source quoted by the publication adds, “They leave no stone unturned. They put 110% effort into the work.”

Banking & Finance, Vietnam – According to Chambers, “Mayer Brown JSM offers a range of corporate and sector-specific advice to major domestic and international banks and credit institutions. The firm also provides commercial banking and capital markets expertise to major corporates working in Vietnam.”

Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms), China – Of the firm’s top-band ranking, Chambers says that Mayer Brown JSM’s clients “are household names in areas such as financial services, healthcare, education and aviation.” A source quoted by the publication says, “The firm has a big, dedicated team that really knows its stuff.”

Insurance: Contentious (International Firms), China – “Mayer Brown JSM is a leading firm for insurance disputes, advising major industry clients on sizeable and high-profile casualty, product liability and professional negligence claims,” Chambers says. “They really pinpoint what we’re looking for readily, saving time and money,” a source adds.

Real Estate (International Firms), China – Chambers says, “Mayer Brown JSM has a highly regarded team with expertise across the board. The firm is well known for major real estate development projects. Mayer Brown JSM is also particularly strong in the private equity sphere in this sector, advising an enviable list of international investors.”

Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms), China – According to Chambers, “The team’s extensive experience in handling complex, multi-jurisdictional matters has attracted some of the most significant work in the region.” A source quoted by the publication says, “The firm has true insolvency expertise and is trusted by financial institutions.”

Shipping: Finance (International Firms), China – Chambers says, “Mayer Brown JSM is a major force in shipping finance matters throughout China and particularly in Hong Kong. Mayer Brown JSM is especially notable for the representation of international ship owners and financiers with regard to matters involving LNG transportation vessels.”

Following is a complete list of the 2014 Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings for Mayer Brown JSM.

Practice Category Rankings:

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Aviation: Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade/WTO
  • Shipping: Finance


  • Aviation: Finance (International Firms)
  • Banking & Finance (International Firms)
  • Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)
  • Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)
  • Construction (International Firms)
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms)
  • Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
  • Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)
  • Employment: PRC Law (International Firms)
  • Insurance: Contentious (International Firms)
  • Intellectual Property (International Firms)
  • International Trade/WTO (International Firms)
  • Real Estate (International Firms)
  • Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
  • Shipping: Finance (International Firms)
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms)


  • Corporate & Finance


  • General Business Law


  • Projects & Infrastructure: International


  • Restructuring/Insolvency


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

Individual Rankings:

Asia-Pacific Region

Aviation: Finance
Richard Stock

International Trade/WTO
Matthew McConkey

Shipping: Finance
Dean Young


Aviation: Finance (International Firms)
Richard Stock
Ashley Wong

Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Francis Chen
Keith Cheung

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
James Fong

Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)
Hannah Ha
John Hickin

Construction: China-based (International Firms)
Tom Fu

Construction: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Menachem Hasofer

Corporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)
Henry Wang

Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Hannah Ha
Elaine Lo
Martin Robertson

Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
Nicholas Hunsworth
Thomas So
Jacob Tse

Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)
Duncan Abate
Anita Lam
Hong Tran

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (International Firms)
Nicholas Hunsworth

Insurance: Contentious (International Firms)
Tow Lu Lim
Jacob Tse
Angela Yim

Intellectual Property (International Firms)
Gabriela Kennedy
Rosita Li
Kenny Wong

International Trade/WTO (International Firms)
Matthew McConkey

Real Estate: China-based (International Firms)
Billy Ho
Andy Yeo

Real Estate: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Keith Cheung
Robert Lynn

Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
Ian Chapman
John Marsden
Richard Tollan

Shipping: Finance (International Firms)
Maggie C. K. Cheung
Dean Young

TMT: Information Technology (International Firms)
Gabriela Kennedy

TMT: Telecommunications & Broadcasting (International Firms)
Gabriela Kennedy


Capital Markets (International Firms)
Jason Elder

International Trade
Matthew McConkey


General Business Law
Jason Elder


Projects & Infrastructure: International
Nathan Dodd


Ben Thompson


Banking & Finance
David Harrison
Hoang Anh Nguyen
Mai Phuong Nguyen
Manh Cuong Nguyen

Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
Hoang Anh Nguyen

International Trade
Matthew McConkey

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