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Chambers Asia-Pacific ranks 50 Mayer Brown JSM lawyers; practices ranked in 43 categories in 2011 edition

1 March 2011

Mayer Brown announced that 50 of its lawyers are ranked in the 2011 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, including 15 who achieved top-band ranking or higher.

The new Chambers edition also ranked Mayer Brown in 43 practice categories, 12 of which are top-band:  Aircraft Finance (China); Competition/Antitrust (China); Employment (China); Insurance: Contentious (China); Real Estate (China); Restructuring/Insolvency (China); Shipping: Finance (China); Restructuring/Insolvency (Thailand); Banking & Finance (Vietnam); Projects (Vietnam); Real Estate (Vietnam); and Corporate/M&A (Vietnam).

Mayer Brown’s Hong Kong-based team won Chambers’ plaudits in the Aircraft Finance (China) category.  “This firm definitely belongs where it is in the rankings; it has long-standing relationships with the leading airlines,” Chamber sources say.

In explaining Mayer Brown’s top-band rankings in the Competition/Antitrust (China) category, Chambers says the firm “has enjoyed a particularly active year.” In the Employment, Insurance and Real Estate categories (all China), Chambers noted the firm’s particular strength in Hong Kong as well as its expansion into China. 

Of the firm’s top-band-ranked Restructuring & Insolvency (China) practice, Chambers sources said, “The firm has a wide spectrum of talents, and is well connected to big banks." Chambers also noted Mayer Brown's restructuring and insolvency work in Thailand, describing it as "an authority" in this area.

In Vietnam, Chambers highlighted various lawyers and practices including the Banking & Finance team which "is going from strength to strength in its main areas" and noted that "clients are quick to praise the firm's commercial acumen and ability to tackle sophisticated cross-border transactions."

Other practice areas in Vietnam that were listed in Chambers' top-band rankings include Corporate/M&A which "offers a flexible and well-experienced team" with a "deep local knowledge", the Projects team which "is one of the few with the sophistication to manage cross-border transactions, both inwards and outwards", and Real Estate which is described as "unquestionably a leader in the field."

Lawyers who achieved top-band ranking or higher include: Alastair MacAulay (Shipping: Finance – Asia-Pacific and China); Dean Young (Shipping: Finance – Asia-Pacific and China); Richard Stock (Aircraft Finance – China); Hannah Ha (Competition/Antitrust – China); Kevin Owen (Construction – Hong Kong); Nicholas Hunsworth (Dispute Resolution – China); Duncan Abate (Employment – Hong Kong); Angela Yim (Insurance: Contentious – China); Kenny Wong (Intellectual Property – China);  Ian Chapman (Restructuring/Insolvency – China); Steven Miller (Restructuring/Insolvency – Thailand); Dao Nguyen (Banking & Finance – Vietnam, Corporate/M&A - Vietnam, Projects - Vietnam and Real Estate - Vietnam); Hoang Anh Nguyen (Banking & Finance: Capital Markets - Vietnam); and David Lim (Real Estate - Vietnam).

Following is a complete list of this year’s Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings for Mayer Brown.

Category Rankings


Asset Finance (Band 2)
Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
Intellectual Property (Band 4)
Shipping: Finance (Band 2)


Aircraft Finance: International Firms (Band 1)
Banking & Finance: International Firms (Band 3)
Capital Markets: Securitization, International Firms (Band 2)
Competition/Antitrust: International Firms (Band 1)
Construction: International Firms (Band 2)
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability, International Firms (Band 4)
Dispute Resolution: International Firms (Band 2)
Employment: International Firms (Band 1)
Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory, International Firms (Band 3)
Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory, International Firms (Band 4)
Insurance: Contentious, International Firms (Band 1)
Intellectual Property: International Firms (Band 3)
Private Equity: Buyouts, International Firms (Band 2)
Projects & Infrastructure: International Firms (Band 3)
Real Estate: International Firms (Band 1)
Restructuring/Insolvency: International Firms (Band 1)
Shipping: Finance, International Firms (Band 1)
Tax: PRC Law, International Firms (Band 3)
TMT: Information Technology, International Firms (Band 2)
TMT: Telecommunications & Broadcasting, International Firms (Band 3)


Banking & Finance (Band 4)
Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
Dispute Resolution (Band 3)
Real Estate (Band 2)
Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1)


Banking & Finance (Band 1)
Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
Projects (Band 1)
Real Estate (Band 1)

“Leaders in Their Field” Rankings:

Aircraft Finance

Richard Stock (China – Band 1)

Banking & Finance

Dao Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 1)
Hoang Anh Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 3)
Mai Phuong Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 2)

Banking & Finance: Capital Markets

Hoang Anh Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 1)

Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

Allan Yu (China – Band 3)
Keith Cheung (China – Band 3)

Capital Markets (International Firms)

Jason Elder (Indonesia - Band 3)

Capital Markets: Securitization (International Firms)

Jeffrey Chen (China – Band 2)

Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)

Gerry O'Brien (China – Band W)
Hannah Ha (China – Band 1)
Xiangyang Ge (China – Band 2)

Construction: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

Kevin Owen (China – Band 1)


Peter Burke (Thailand - Band 2)
Dao Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 1)

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

Elaine Lo (China – Band 3)
Hannah Ha (China - Band 4)

Dispute Resolution (International Firms)

Jacob Tse (China – Band 3)
Nicholas Hunsworth (China – Band 1)
Thomas So (China – Band 4)

Employment: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

Anita Lam (China – Band U)
Duncan Abate (China – Band 1)
Hong Tran (China – Band U)

Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)

Jack Su (China – Band 3)

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (International Firms)

Nicholas Hunsworth (China – Band 2)

Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory (International Firms)

Sara Or (China – Band 3)

Insurance: Contentious (International Firms)

Angela Yim (China – Band 1)
Jacob Tse (China – Band 3)
Tow Lu Lim (China – Band U)

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

Kenny Wong (China – Band 1)
Rosita Li (China – Band 3)

International Trade: Overseas Counsel

Matthew McConkey (Vietnam - Band 1)

Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)

Martin Robertson (China – Band 4)


Dao Nguyen (Vietnam - Band 1)

Real Estate

David Lim (Vietnam - Band 1)
Dao Nguyen (Vietnam - Band *)

Real Estate: China-based (International Firms)

Billy Ho (China – Band 2)

Real Estate: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

F.K. Au (China – Band 2)


Ian Chapman (China – Band S: Senior Statesman)
John Marsden (China – Band 3)
Steven Miller (Thailand - Band 1)

Shipping: Finance (International Firms)

Alastair MacAulay (Asia-Pacific – Band 1) (China - Band *)
Dean Young (Asia-Pacific - Band 1) (China - Band 1)

Tax: PRC Law (International Firms)

Julie Zhang (China – Band 2)

TMT: Information Technology (International Firms)

Geofrey Master (China – Band 2)

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