London Senior Partner Sean Connolly
UK Partners 88
Other fee-earners 180
Total staff (all fee-earners & support staff) 500
The Firm Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia and Europe. The firm is known for its client-focused approach and ability to provide creative solutions to complex problems on behalf of businesses, governments and individuals. The firm’s London office has looked after the needs of clients in the city and beyond since 1895. In Asia, the firm operates as Mayer Brown JSM as a result of its 2008 combination with JSM (formerly Johnson Stokes & Master), a leading Asian law firm. In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados. Having a presence in the world’s leading markets for legal services enables Mayer Brown to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with global reach. Mayer Brown serves many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies, together with global leaders in major industries and more than half of the world’s largest banks.
Principal Areas of Work
Banking & Finance: This is a founding practice of Mayer Brown and one of the firm’s signature strengths. The firm has significant experience in structured finance and has been at the forefront of the markets for securitisation and other structured products since their inception. The firm is also highly distinguished in all aspects of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including leveraged finance, asset-based lending, debt capital markets (including emerging markets and high yield), project finance, real estate finance, derivatives and tax-based lending. The practice also provides a complete financial restructuring service.
Corporate & Securities: Corporate and securities law is at the core of Mayer Brown’s global practice. In the UK the firm is known for its strong public and private M&A practice and well-regarded corporate finance team with its extensive experience in the international capital markets. The domestic and international experience of the practice includes private equity, corporate governance, investment funds, financial services regulation, joint ventures and outsourcing.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Litigation is the firm’s largest practice with more than 450 lawyers globally handling complex, cross-border litigation for a wide variety of clients. The firm has extensive experience in dealing with financial and banking disputes, insolvency and restructuring issues, disputes affecting the global construction industry and all aspects of insurance and reinsurance. The practice has dedicated teams advising on commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and all types of dispute resolution.
Other Specialist Groups: Other practices and industry groups also well respected in the UK legal market and internationally, and with several recognised leading lawyers, include: competition, construction and engineering, employment, environment, financial institutions, financial services regulatory and enforcement, insurance and reinsurance, IP/IT, mining, pensions, real estate and tax.
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MAYER BROWN OFFICES
AMERICAS: Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Washington DC
ASIA: Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore
EUROPE: Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Paris
Mayer Brown International LLP operates in combination with its associated Illinois limited liability partnerships, a SELAS established in France, a Hong Kong partnership, and its associated entities in Asia, and is associated with Tauil & chequer Advogados, a Brazilian law partnership.
- Construction & Engineering Michael D Regan
- Corporate Peter Dickinson
- Employment Nicholas Robertson
- Environment Michael Hutchinson
- Antitrust/Competition Gillian Sproul
- Finance Dominic Griffiths
- Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement David Sahr
- Insurance & Reinsurance David Chadwick
- Intellectual Property Mark Prinsley
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution David Allen
- Pensions Philippa James
- Real Estate Martin Wright
- Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Devi Shah, Ashley Katz
- Tax Sandy Bhogal