Mayer Brown International LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Mayer Brown International LLP
201 BISHOPSGATE
LONDON
EC2M 3AF
England

Finance > Asset based lending Tier 1

Appreciated for its 'willingness to innovate bespoke solutions for complex structuring problems', Mayer Brown International LLP remains best-suited to advising lenders on complex debt financing solutions where the ABL product is utilised, either on its own, or alongside other financing techniques to facilitate often highly sophisticated solutions. A good deal of this work has a cross-border complexion, either in the context of US-originated deals or European deals for US-owned lenders; in this regard the team remains at the vanguard of the migration of US techniques/terms to the European market. Simon Fisher  is key to many of these multi-jurisdictional transactions, and working alongside practitioners in the firm's Chicago headquarters has recently handled several large-scale cross-border receivable financings within the IT/tech sector. Ravi Amin, who was recently promoted to partner, also continues to impress as a result of his willingness to provide 'commercial and business-sensitive' advice, as opposed to purely what is "market", with one client commenting: 'he is so good that we consider him an extension of our team'. Alex Dell , who co-heads the team alongside the vastly experienced Dominic Griffiths , also remains vital to the firm's success both on behalf of traditional banking clients, as well as a growing number of alternative credit providers which are increasingly visible in the market. Victoria Thompson was a recent notable addition to the team, joining from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP.

Practice head(s):

Dominic Griffiths; Alex Dell

Other key lawyers:

Simon Fisher; Ravi Amin; Charles Thain; Lynette Edwin; Daniela Dennahy; James England; Victoria Thompson

Testimonials

Strong and broad expertise and capability, always quick to respond when engaged on matters.’

The team shows a real willingness to think outside the box and innovate bespoke solutions for complex structuring problems.’

The lawyers have wide ABL knowledge, spanning from simple factoring to securitisations, covering a wide range of jurisdictions.’

Friendly, easy going, efficient, knowledgeable and reliable.’

‘Ravi Amin provides commercial and business-sensitive advice.’

Ravi Amin is a market-leading individual and provides consistently excellent and timely advice. He is so good that we consider him an extension of our team based on how well he understands our business.’

Key clients

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Barclays Bank Plc

Veld Capital

Airswift

M&G

HSBC Bank

Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented Barclays Bank as arranger, agent and financier, and a syndicate of banks including ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, BNP Paribas Commercial Finance, HSBC Invoice Finance (UK), RBS Invoice Finance and Secure Trust Bank, in connection with a £357.5m syndicated asset-based finance facility made available to Aurelius Capital to support the purchase of McKesson Corporation’s UK business.

Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 1

Advising outbound Asian investors on acquisitions and disposals, ‘go-to firm’ Mayer Brown International LLP is a key contact for investment and private equity funds, as well as clients operating in the office, residential and student accommodation sectors. Iain Roberts key strengths lie in investment transactions, as well as mixed use property developments, while Caroline Humble and ‘first-class’ Chris Harvey advise European, UK and US clients on development and investment transactions. Simon Price is active in the hospitality sector and Joe Conder has notable experience advising international, open-ended and sovereign wealth funds. Alastair Dolman and Richard Page are often engaged in real estate private equity, while managing partner Jeremy Clay and head of UK real estate Andrew Hepner are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Chris Harvey; Andrew Hepner

Key clients

The British Land Company Plc

Meyer Bergman/MARK

Bain Capital Credit

Generali

LLK/Infinitus

CIT

Tribeca Holdings

Crosstree Real Estate Partners

Helical

Real estate > Construction: contentious Tier 1

Mayer Brown International LLP is distinguished for its comprehensive cradle-to-grave service, with a significant focus on the Middle Eastern market. The firm, which regularly defends insurers and policyholders against professional negligence claims, leverages expertise in numerous sectors such as energy, process engineering, transport, mining, waste management, and property. The team is led by Michael Regan, a respected authority in arbitrations involving large-scale infrastructure projects, and includes Sally Davies, noted for her proficiency in construction-related insurance issues, Kwadwo Sarkodie, lauded for his dispute resolution expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Jonathan Stone, recognised for his counsel on professional indemnity claims. The team also features James Morris, who excels in dispute resolution for South Korean and Japanese clients, and Raid Abu-Manneh, who heads the team’s international arbitration group.

Practice head(s):

Michael Regan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Good overall view of the team, notably Kwadwo Sarkodie.’

‘Pragmatic and quick acting.’

‘James Morris is proving an adept operator, and Peter Darby is coming up fast.’

‘Personal touch and availability of partners are notable strengths of the team.’

‘Sally Davies, James Morris and their team are fast in response, clear and precise in their analysis, and are unafraid to say what the client may not want to hear. Such objectivity is what I value when seeking advice from outside counsel.’

‘An impressive, highly professional construction practice.’

‘Michael Regan combines a razor sharp intellect with a commercial awareness in the field of construction insurance that is second to none; his relaxed and friendly approach is reflected in his colleagues, who are a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting LLC

British Land

Costain

Galliford Try

Gardiner & Theobald

Kier

Nesma & Partners Contracting Company Limited

QBE

Zurich

Shepherd Construction

SSE

St George and The Berkeley Group companies

Tide Construction

United Living

Wates Construction Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Standard Life and assisted it in pursuing a substantial claim against its professional team and development manager following significant delay and cost overruns during the construction of a retail park in Newbury.
  • Acting as external litigation counsel to United Living, advising on the defence of this high-profile proceedings against the PFI development company and its supply chain seeking damages in excess of GBP 130 million, which was successfully concluded in 2022 on confidential terms.

Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) Tier 2

Drawing particular praise for its tech sector expertise, Mayer Brown International LLP‘s cross-border, mid-market capabilities make it a strong choice for a number of well-known sponsors. The team is headed up by Perry Yam, a seasoned partner whose recent engagements include buy-side deals in the healthcare space. James West is an equally active adviser whose expertise ranges from growth investments to buyouts. ‘Commercial, readily available, and client-centric‘, Electra Callan is well regarded for her transactional pedigree across high cap and mid-market work. Tarun Patel‘s broad sector expertise covers tech, healthcare, and financial services-oriented deals. Recent highlights for the ‘exceptional’ Paul Rosen – who joined from Katten in August 2022 – include investment deals in the food and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Perry Yam

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team, led by Electra Callan, was commercial, readily available, client-centric, and providing clear communication with respect to deal considerations.’

‘Electra Callan was extremely professional in her running of the transaction and ensuring its completion. We found she took her time to understand both the business and resulting material issues from the client side as well as being able to then relay these points back to counsel.’

‘Commercial awareness and deep domain expertise in the tech sector.’

‘Very strong legally, commercially and in trying to find solutions. Great client service.’

‘Paul Rosen and James Beattie were exceptional.’

Key clients

Aurelius

Vitruvian Partners

Bridgepoint Development Capital

Marlin Equity Partners

Francisco Partners

Inspirit Capital

Omni Partners

Growth Catalyst Partners

EMK Capital

Sykes Holiday

Geopost

Recipe Products Limited

Mediawan

Carlyle

Markettiers4DC

TriSpan

Averna Capital

Maersk Ventures

STAR Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Aurelius on its acquisition of McKesson UK.
  • Advised Vitruvian Partners on its acquisition of AnyVan Group.
  • Advised Bridgepoint Development Capital in its investment in SportPursuit Limited.

Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 2

The practice at Mayer Brown International LLP has a ‘really bespoke and personal approach’ to banking litigation, paired with the ‘resources and excellence of big international firm’. The team is instructed by major banks, corporates, investors, and corporate trustees on disputes related to complex financial products, sanctions, fraud, and ESG. Head of the team Ian McDonald  has a ‘commercially oriented approach’ and acts on high-value disputes linked to loan structures, structured finance, and derivatives. Chris Chapman advises on litigation and contentious regulatory issues, and ‘combines good judgement with a real understanding of the business’. The ‘very smart and commercialStephen Moi is also noted, along with the ‘impressiveAirlie Goodman, and Alistair Graham who has experience in fraud investigations, white-collar work, and asset tracing.

Practice head(s):

Ian McDonald

Other key lawyers:

Alistair Graham; Chris Chapman; Stephen Moi; Airlie Goodman; Lauren Theodoulou

Testimonials

‘Very high overall standard of the lawyers but Ian McDonald stands out particularly. He offers a perfectly-pitched blend of hands on engagement and effective team management. Newly recruited partner, Airlie Goodman, is also impressive.’

‘Mayer Brown bring all the resources and excellence of a big international firm, but with a really bespoke and personal approach to litigation.’

‘Stephen Moi, partner in the London team, is absolutely first class. His outwardly polite and polished manner belie a steely and tenacious litigator.’

‘The team is very well structured and thanks to the different areas of practice of the firm provides a comprehensive assistance, in terms of both litigation and capital markets/finance work. Members of the team have different seniority, adequate to their tasks.’

‘Ian McDonald provides outstanding assistance. He is always well balanced, easily approachable and proposes effective solutions. He has a commercially-oriented approach that is very much appreciated. Airlie Goodman is also a very good lawyer, with strong analysis skills and dedication.’

‘Chris Chapman is a very experienced and able litigator, especially dealing with investment banks in disputes involving derivatives. He combines good judgement with a real understanding of the business and a strong sense of what really matters.’

‘Lauren Theodoulou has a very bright future ahead.’

‘Ian McDonald in particular provides effective and balanced legal advice in a commercial context. He considers the strength of legal arguments and the likely practical outcome of commercial situations in light of the legal arguments.’

Key clients

Société Générale

UBS

HSBC

Wells Fargo

BNY Mellon

Principal Global Investors LLC

Temporis Capital

eOne

Royal Bank of Canada

Banca Generali S.p.A.

Moorfields Advisory

Work highlights

  • Acted for Société Générale on an appeal against a judgment which found that it had wrongly maintained freezing orders against a Turkish counterparty between 2008 and 2016.
  • Acted for eOne with regard to an internal investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of currency trading. Later, we were instructed to act on the subsequent multi-million pound fraud claim in the High Court.
  • Acted for the joint administrators in court proceedings concerning the meaning and effect of retention of security provisions over the assets of Industrial North West LLP (in administration).

Employment > Pensions (non-contentious) Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s non-contentious pensions team is capable of advising trustees, employers, and pension product advisers on a range of matters, including cross-border cases, pensions investment matters, scheme documentation, scheme wind-ups, and on issues surrounding the purchase of bulk annuity policies. Jay Doraisamy and Ian Wright jointly lead the team; Doraisamy has strong capabilities in sponsor restructuring work and Wright regularly works on matters regarding bespoke integrated investments. Andrew Block is a key contact for pension investment matters, whilst counsel Duncan Watson and Beverly Cox are also names to note. Edward Jewitt, who ‘possesses a fine legal mind', is recommended, alongside associates Liam Kellett and Alex Knowles-Smith.

Practice head(s):

Jay Doraisamy; Ian Wright

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team members are very knowledgeable and at the same personable, which makes for a valuable working experience.’

‘Mayer Brown’s pension team is made up of super smart lawyers who apply practical common sense solutions to a highly regulated and complicated subject matter.’

‘Andrew Block is our go to partner and always makes complicated matters understandable. If you want the best, then Andrew is certainly one of those.’

‘Edward Jewett possesses a fine legal mind and is able to tease apart often highly complex issues arising from decisions taken many years ago, involving incomplete or impenetrable documentation.’

‘The team works well together to cover a variety of investment pensions issues. They are flexible in their approach and provide clear practical advice.’

‘Giles Bywater is a pleasure to work with. His advice is considered, thorough and collaborative. He is good at problem solving and thinking ahead to next steps and implications.’

‘Jay Doraisamy is our lead contact and over the last couple of years has established a good team to support our Scheme. Jay is a very senior partner within the business but is always on hand and will always respond to any requests very quickly, identifying next steps and timescales.’

‘Duncan Watson is very professional, diligent and will use his knowledge to offer practical solutions to requests that best suit the needs of our pension scheme rather than offer a ‘standard’ approach. He is always approachable and is happy to chat through topics/issues rather than rely on email instruction.’

Key clients

BOC Pension Scheme; BOC Retirement Savings Plan; BOC Senior Executive Pension Scheme and Gist Pension Scheme

Mothercare pension schemes

Network Rail

Electricity Supply Pension Scheme

Ford Hourly Paid Contributory Pension Fund

Ford Salaried Contributory Pension Fund

Ford Senior Staff Pension Fund

Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund

Prudential Staff Pension Scheme

Reed Elsevier Pension Scheme

Santander (UK) Group Pension Scheme

UK Power Networks Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme and UK Power Networks Pension Scheme

Johnson Matthey Employees Pension Scheme

Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 2

Combining ‘a client-centric approach with a “can do” mentality’ that leans into a versatile finance offering, Mayer Brown International LLP is a popular choice among international banks to structure sophisticated cross-border finance mandates, often involving complex inter-creditor arrangements. The ‘amazing’ Ash McDermott often takes the lead on complex cross-border syndicated loans and is noted for his ‘very professional and pragmatic approach’, including on transactions within the emerging markets. Trevor Borthwick is also recommended and has vast experience advising creditors and debtors on new money corporate lending transactions, as well as in a restructuring/distressed scenario. Alex Dell , who heads the overarching global banking and finance team, regularly advises lending syndicates on complex international transactions where ABL products account for a significant proportion of the debt.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dell

Other key lawyers:

Dominic Griffiths; Trevor Borthwick; Stuart Brinkworth; Charles Malpass; Ash McDermott; Aimee Sharman; Andy Kolacki; Ravi Amin; Clare Betteridge

Testimonials

‘Expertise with ability to structure around the more difficult cases.’

The firm combines a client-centric approach with a “can do” mentality.’

‘Focus on large and complex ABL structures with deep domain knowledge.’

‘Ash McDermott is absolutely amazing. For complex and unusual transactions, he is the person to approach.’

‘Ash McDermott exhibits a very professional and pragmatic approach.’

 

Key clients

ING

ABN Amro

Permira

Barclays Bank

Work highlights

Finance > Debt capital markets Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP's London capital markets group is 'competitive across the spectrum for investment grade and emerging markets work, across issuer categories and the credit spectrum'. The firm, which climbs the ranking this year, has a strong presence in market segments such as Canadian debt issuance, emerging markets issuance, and acting for banks as both issuer and underwriter. Peter Pears is driving the growth of the firm's capital market platform, and he is known for his work in ESG-related bonds, MTN programmes, regulatory capital trades and a host of other DCM deals. He acted for CDP Financial Inc. in its €2bn notes offering. 'He has a very pragmatic approach to achieving the best outcome on transactions', clients remark. Experienced DCM partners experienced partner James Taylor, Bernd Bohr and Rob Flanigan also play key roles in the practice. Taylor worked with the New York office to assist Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) with the update of its C$50bn MTN programme.

Practice head(s):

James Taylor; Bernd Bohr; Robert Flanigan; Peter Pears

Testimonials

‘Strong entry into the English law DCM space, which is an attractive proposition when combined with existing US law presence. This makes Mayer Brown competitive across the spectrum for investment grade and emerging markets work, across issuer categories and the credit spectrum.’

‘Peter Pears – we have been working with Peter for over 15 years and are glad to see him building a strong practice at Mayer Brown. Peter is extremely knowledgeable about the DCM space, knows the players and is well-liked by clients and other lawyers. Very reasonable lawyer who knows when to pick up the phone, and is always happy to deliver extremely competitive quotes on complex transactions that require a steady hand at the wheel.’

‘Very solid services and friendly relationship.’

‘Very pleased to see the addition of Peter Pears as a new partner in MB’s London practice. This has really strengthened their presence in the European DCM market and particularly ESG knowledge and expertise.’

‘Peter Pears is a standout partner in the practice. Knowledgeable, commercial and an absolute pleasure to work with. Always engaged and focused on the best outcome in a transaction. Very highly regarded.’

‘A friendly and approachable team knowledgeable in a broad range of banking and finance matters. They provide easily digestible and on-the-point briefings about hot topics and are always willing to discuss. They provide a list of training options for clients to select the most relevant, and are willing to visit in person as well as provide online training.’

‘Peter Pears is an excellent partner covering the full range of DCM matters. He is always willing to discuss any queries and provide briefings and training on relevant topics, and has a very pragmatic approach to achieving the best outcome on transactions.’

‘The team’s deep knowledge and responsiveness in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Barclays Bank

Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec

OMERS

Islandsbanki

Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB)

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Klesch Group

Preem AB (publ) and Preem Holding AB (publ)

United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Bank Julius Baer

Credit Agricole

National Bank of Canada

Halo Investing Inc.

CDPQ

JP Morgan

HSBC

Citi

ING

Coopeuch

Finance > Derivatives and structured products Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP is regarded as having one of the leading derivatives practices in London, and it has a stellar client roster. The firm is a key adviser to Bank of America on derivatives and repo financing transactions,  and continues to assist global banks with LIBOR transition matters. Acknowledged derivatives expert Edmund Parker is head of a four-partner group following the recruitment of Musonda Kapotwe  from Barclays, who joins the vastly experienced Chris Arnold and the newly promoted Nanak Keswani. Kapotwe has significant transactional experience advising on the impact of UK financial services regulation on banking, capital markets and derivative transactions. A key strand of Arnold's work is acting as counsel to ISDA, which has recently included advice on issues arising in the derivatives market as a result of the global imposition of sanctions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He also acted for regular client BNP Paribas on on a first-to-market ESG-linked repo transaction with Italian lender Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A.

Practice head(s):

Edmund Parker

Key clients

Banco Nacional de Mexico (BANAMEX)

Barclays Bank plc

BNP Paribas

HSBC

Bank of America

JP Morgan

Standard Chartered Bank

Northern Trust

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Societe Generale

Leonteq

Credit Suisse

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Nordea Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Hiltermann Lease

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Unicredit

Macquarie

Work highlights

  • Acted as ISDA’s counsel in respect of all issues arising in the derivatives market as a result of the global imposition of sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Advised regular client BNP Paribas on a first-to-market ESG-linked repo transaction with Italian lender Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A. (“CDP”).

Finance > Islamic finance Tier 2

Led from London by Islamic finance specialist Barry Cosgrave and also able to draw upon the expertise of banking, securities and corporate lawyers throughout the firm's expansive international network, Mayer Brown International LLP is well-positioned to advise a myriad stakeholders, including asset managers and banks, on complex global mandates involving Shariah compliant structures or forming a part of hybrid structure alongside conventional debt. Eschewing the more commoditised mandates favoured by some of the ranked firms, the team's sweet-spot lies in structuring novel and often first-of-kind transactions requiring a partner-led approach and deep knowledge of Sharia principles. In this context, Cosgrave is not only active on new money loan and debt capital markets (including structured financings) mandates but also regulatory matters, in addition to work involving distressed debt/restructuring. Another strength of the team is on the development of products allowing Shariah compliant investors access to conventional funds and thereby affording them the ability of investing in individual assets using conventional leverage.

Practice head(s):

Barry Cosgrave

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Street; Hannah Davies

Key clients

Sidra Capital

Al Khair Capital

AfricInvest

Pentavirate Global Investments

Work highlights

  • Acted as international counsel to Al Khair Capital (in its capacity as agent and delegate) in connection with a SAR 500,000,000 locally-listed Sukuk issuance by Saudi industrial company, Al Kathiri Holding.
  • Represented AfricInvest in connection with its $30m murabaha-structured investment into UAE-headquartered consumer engagement platform, ArabyAds.
  • Representing Pentavirate LLC on the structuring and documentation of a hybrid securitised Sukuk issuance to be backed by self-storage, senior living and multi-family real estate assets in the US.

Finance > Securitisation Tier 2

At Mayer Brown International LLP, 'the team is renowned for its ability to engineer novel solutions for its clients n securitisation transactions involving different asset classes'. London managing partner Dominic Griffiths is 'well known for his skilled technical knowledge'. He handles cross-border securitisations, asset-based lending, senior secured lending, loan-on-loan deals and other innovative structured financings. He recently acted for BNP Paribas, Citibank and Citigroup as arrangers in a $3bn cross-border securitisation of trade receivables originated by subsidiaries of Chinese technology company Lenovo Group. 'A first-rate lawyer with encyclopaedic knowledge', David O’Connor is highly regarded for his work on RMBS and CMBS deals, and is a key adviser to global investment banks such as Citigroup. CLO specialist Dasha Sobornova moved to Akin but Ronan Mellon joined from DLA Piper to bolster the firm's capability in that area as part of his broad structured finance practice. Key banking and finance partner Charles Malpass is 'thoughtful, detail oriented and commercial', and senior securitisation consultant Neil Hamilton also plays a key role in the practice. Both acted for Ellington Management Group, LLC as issuer, seller and retention holder of a €495m public RMBS deal, which is backed by a portfolio of Spanish re-performing residential mortgage loans.

Practice head(s):

Dominic Griffiths; David O’Connor

Testimonials

‘Charles Malpass is one of the best securitization lawyers I have come across. He is thoughtful, detail oriented and commercial.’

‘The team is renowned for its ability to engineer novel solutions for its clients in DCM and in securitisation transactions involving different asset classes. The team ability to manage multi-jurisdictional transactions is massive. Also the young associates within the team are able to perfectly conduct transactions, in any event a partner is always present at the table.’

‘Preferred lawyers in my point of view are Dominic Griffiths for all the securitisation products and David O’Connor for the DCM transactions. Dominic is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with and he is well known for his skilled technical knowledge. He is also in charge with the Firm in London and his ability to develop loyal client relationships is incredible. David is excellent within the DCM market and he is also incredibly skilled in handling his team very well. He is a first-rate lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge in DCM products.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Citibank

Waterwheel Capital Management

Ellington Management

Northcross Capital

Finance > Trade finance Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP advises banks, funds, corporates and fintech companies in relation to the full range of complex, cross-border trade finance transactions. The work spans traditional trade finance instruments, structured trade and commodity finance, inventory monetisation, receivables finance, payables and supply chain finance, export finance and risk distribution matters. Head of banking and finance Alex Dell is a key adviser to banks, private credit funds, sponsors and corporates on cross-border transactions. He and up-and-coming partner Charles Thain advised HSBC on the extension and uplift of back-to-back receivables finance facilities for members of the Bibby group of companies. Key partner Ashley McDermott specialises in export finance and structured trade and commodity finance. He assisted ING with the the amendment and restatement of up to €1.23bn in syndicated secured revolving credit facilities. Senior associate David Fraher also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alex Dell

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Ravi Amin is truly outstanding. A prototype of lawyer you absolutely want to work with – very pragmatic and commercially focused.’

Key clients

Banco Santander

Barclays Bank

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

CIBC

Citibank

Citizens Bank

City National Bank

Cooperative Rabobank

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

ING

JPMorgan Chase Bank NA

MUFG

Natixis New York Branch

Pemberton Capital Advisors

PB Factoring

PNC

Raistone Capital

Raiffeisen Bank International

Scotiabank

Société Générale

U.S.Bank

UBS

UniCredit

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Advised HSBC UK Bank PLC as Receivables Financier, in connection with the extension and uplift of its back-to-back receivables finance facilities agreement made available to certain members of the Bibby group of companies in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore and Slovakia.
  • Advised the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and other lenders on a syndicated, secured $600 million landmark facility for Trafigura, which related to underlying facilities between Trafigura and Chemaf Resources Ltd and Chemaf SA (a leading vertically integrated copper and cobalt producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • Advised ING, as co-ordinator, and security and facility agent on behalf of a syndicate of banks on the amendment and restatement of the up to €1.23 billion syndicated secured revolving credit facilities made available to MET Holding AG and its subsidiaries, under which various forms of trade instruments can be issued.

Industry focus > Emerging markets Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP  is 'very proactive in understanding client legal needs and providing bespoke advice, guidance and documentation in complex transactions'. Clients remark that the lawyers 'put themselves into client's shoes and anticipate issues ahead of time, and their responsiveness is quite unique'. The firm handles a vast array of work from London, including anti-bribery and corruption matters, sanctions advice, arbitration, litigation, a diverse range of financings, IP, and M&A deals. Head of the Africa and mining practices Ian Coles, natural resources and infrastructure partner Rachel Speight and finance partner Ashley McDermott are the standout partners. McDermott acted for Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) in a $600m syndicated, secured  landmark facility for Trafigura relating to financing facilities with copper and cobalt producer Chemaf SA, which is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo). Head of international arbitration Raid Abu-Manneh was part of a team that advised Malaysia energy company Petronas on the sale of its upstream business in South Sudan. Islamic finance specialist Barry Cosgrave, counsel Danuta de Vries, who focuses on domestic and international finance transactions, and senior associate Emma Sturt also play key roles in the practice. New partner hire Peter Pears from Clifford Chance LLP brings a strong track record in emerging markets debt transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ashley McDermott; Ian Coles; Rachel Speight

Testimonials

‘Rachel Speight is a market leader in the Projects and Mining practice groups. She is responsive, bright, hands on and a solid partner to have on your side.’

‘The Mayer Brown team has been very proactive in understanding client legal needs and providing bespoke advice, guidance and documentation in complex transactions.’

‘The team has demonstrated patience, focused attention and timely delivery of the necessary legal advice.’

‘They have a top-notch understanding of the market. They put themselves into client’s shoes and anticipate issues ahead of time. Also, their responsiveness is quite unique.’

‘Availability, responsiveness and quality of legal advice.’

‘We have worked with the Mayer Brown team actively over the last couple of years and we consider them to be a responsive and solid firm.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Coopeuch (“Coopeuch”)

Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Gemcorp

ING Bank N.V.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

JPMorgan

PETRONAS

Sidra Capital

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

United States International Development Finance (DFC)

Work highlights

  • Advised the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and other lenders on a syndicated, secured $600 million landmark facility for Trafigura, which related to underlying facilities between Trafigura and Chemaf Resources Ltd and Chemaf SA (a leading vertically integrated copper and cobalt producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • Advised Malaysia’s National Oil Company, PETRONAS, on the sale of a subsidiary
  • Advised United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) on the capital markets and regulatory capital aspects of the issuance of Basel III compliant unsecured and subordinated Tier 2 Notes of US$100 million by RBL Bank Limited, a private commercial bank in India.

Insurance > Professional negligence Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP's team is highly experienced in international and global matters, and has represented clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s clients include numerous prominent law firms and accountancy practices. Practice head Jim Oulton is renowned for his work with insolvency practitioners, accountants, and auditors, while co-head Michael Regan is an expert in construction and engineering. Sally Davies specialises in claims in relation to construction and insurance, while Tim Shepherd has expertise in defending complex cases related to transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jim Oulton; Michael Regan

Other key lawyers:

Sally Davies; Jonathan Stone; James Morris; Tim Shepherd

Testimonials

‘An exceptional team, led by Jim Oulton with real class. They have strength and depth and no weak links.’

‘Jim Oulton has superb grasp of the detail and thinks issues through with thoroughness and intelligence. Tim Shepherd is super bright, and super engaged.’

‘The standout attribute of Mayer Brown is the depth of analysis. The fee earners provide a luxury level of service – every time, on every case, for every issue. Clients know that their interests are being fully protected. Equally at home in civil professional liability claims and on the regulatory side.’

‘Tim Shepherd is calm, wise and analytical. He brings passion to his work and fosters a strong team spirit. A great strategist, Tim is always thinking ahead to the move after the next move.’

‘Jim Oulton brings his laser-like focus to all his cases. Opponents know that Jim will not let up in his relentless pursuit of the client’s best interests. One of the best!’

‘A great team. Really personable, responsive and with a great eye for detail. No stone left unturned.’

‘Tim Shepherd is extremely responsive and ensures that matters are dealt with firmly but not aggressively with a view to achieving the best outcome for the client.’

‘Tim Shepherd has been excellent to date. He gave very practical advice, knew instinctively what a client law firm could do internally and what he could provide as an outside adviser (which is not an easy role and they handled it very sensitively and well).’

Key clients

Andrew Thornhill QC; Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited

BDO LLP

HW Fisher

MSR Partners LLP

Standard Life

Work highlights

  • Acting for MSR Partners LLP in respect of a high profile tax claim bought against it and Taylor Wessing LLP. The losses claimed would appear to potentially exceed GBP 16.5 million.
  • Acting on the case for Andrew Thornhill QC and Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited, a comprehensive High Court victory on behalf of a Leading Tax Silk in a claim brought by investors in a tax avoidance film scheme, Scotts Atlantic Distributors.
  • Advising Standard Life (now Abrdn) and assisting it to pursue a substantial claim against its professional team and development manager in relation to the construction of a retail park in Newbury.

Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance Tier 2

Counselling both lenders and borrowers across the US, European and Asian markets, the ‘experienced’ fund finance team at Mayer Brown International LLP, which is headed up by the ‘outstanding’ Aimee Sharman, acts on various fund and portfolio level financings including subscription-backed credit facilities, NAV and hybrid facilities, management fee credit lines and leveraged asset level transactions. Sharman offers considerably knowledge and experience of the fund finance market and has also been appointed to the EMEA Executive Committee for the Fund Finance Association. Also of note is counsel Matt Lilley whose expertise lies in lending transactions covering many asset classes and fund structures including credit, infrastructure, secondary and emerging market funds, and ESG-linked fund financings. Former co-practice head Paul Tannenbaum left the team to join Proskauer Rose LLP in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Aimee Sharman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown holds a prominent position at the very forefront of the industry and are the firm that we turn to whenever we have any particularly complex or unusual scenarios which require more specialist help and advice. Their work has been always of the highest calibre and well received by both us and our own clients.’

‘Aimee Sharman stands out. Her grasp of the subject matter is second to none as she has the ability to analyse and distil complex situations into tangible and practical advice for her clients.’

‘Mayer Brown has an experienced team with a decent number of seasoned professionals on hand to assist with fund finance asks. The EMEA team benefits from the co-operation with its US team and can leverage knowledge around legal structures, side letters and borrower behaviour.’

‘Aimee Sharman has been an outstanding partner across the last couple of years as she combines extensive legal knowledge with a tremendous understanding of the private equity industry. She is firm but never condescending and understands the need to compromise at all times.’

Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure: Project finance and development Tier 2

Capitalising on a wealth of expertise from a huge international footprint that includes teams in the US, South America and Asia, Mayer Brown International LLP ‘s London infrastructure team is involved in big-ticket mandates including  sizeable renewable energy and key infrastructure builds. Its international mandates span established and emerging markets, including a considerable volume of engagement with the African continent. An offering in Singapore has opened doors to markets such as South Korea, where the London team has advised on mining projects, while in Africa the firm's mandates include roles advising government and public utility bodies in countries such as Mauritiana, Ghana and Uganda on mineral, ammonia and hydrogen ventures. Rachel Speight leads the group and works with an array of sponsors and financial institutions on complex project financings, while fellow co-head Ian Coles is renowned for his mining expertise and strong understanding of the African market. Third team head Kirsti Massie is the practice's go-to for renewables and energy transition matters, as well as traditional power developments. Other practitioners to highlight include Jonathan Stone who is able to advise on the whole project development and financing piece; Emma Sturt, who leverages an engineering background to provide clients with tailored advice; Danuta De Vries  for her export finance and asset-based lending practice; and Ronan Mellon, who joined from DLA Piper in August 2022, bringing expertise in project bonds and infrastructure financing via capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Ian Coles; Rachel Speight; Kirsti Massie

Key clients

Africa Finance Corporation

African Export-Import Bank

Almonty Industries

British Land

Cummins

Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

Klesch Group

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Sunfire

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Work highlights

  • Advised the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and other lenders on a syndicated, secured $600 million facility for Trafigura, which related to underlying facilities between Trafigura and Chemaf Resources Ltd and Chemaf SA.
  • Advised the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on the signing of the framework agreement with renewable energy developer CWP Global for the AMAN project. It is the largest integrated hydrogen project in Africa to date and world’s largest renewable energy project.
  • Advising British Land in respect of its Phase 2 Aldgate East Development, a net zero carbon, 136,000-square-foot residential-led development.

Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s dedicated mining sector group is praised as ‘very experienced with stand-out expertise in mining sector and project management’ and excels in project development, financing structures, construction and M&A on the non-contentious side, alongside mining sector litigation, arbitration and restructurings. The team sees consistent cross-border work, operating in emerging jurisdictions in Africa, Asia and Latin America, alongside established markets such as Japan and the United States. Ian Coles chairs the group, representing banks and major financial institutions on premium mining transactions, in addition to providing advice on financing and the development of domestic mining industries. Rachel Speight is a go-to name for cross-border structures and project financings in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Robert Hamill‘s strong track record in the mining sector encompasses corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Ian Coles

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very experienced with stand-out expertise in mining sector and project management. Great depth and breadth across the firm. Outstanding delivery and service.’

‘Robert Hamill, Jonathan Hosie and Ian Coles are exceptional in their field; friendly and commercial. Knowledgeable and very well-connected.’

‘Great mining industry knowledge and contacts, particularly from Ian Coles.’

‘Ian Coles as head of the mining practice, Rob Hamill for ECM and Rachel Speight for debt are also very good’.

‘Rachel Speight is a market leader in the projects and mining practice group. She is responsive, bright, hands on and a solid partner to have on your side.’

‘The combination of the mining sector knowledge and experience along with project finance and client-oriented knowledge and experience made the Mayer Brown team exceptionally strong and helpful to work with.’

‘Rachel Speight brought an exceptional combination of mining sector knowledge and project finance expertise and experience to our transaction. Her hard work and clear, focused, and always helpful advice were always appreciated and on point.’

‘Knowledge of project finance structures and precedents, and experience in mining project finance in emerging markets. Willing to search for acceptable solutions and not just rely on precedents. Very helpful in looking into issues that come up during the transaction.’

Key clients

Almonty Industries

Africa Finance Corporation

Centamin

Natixis

General Motors

Afreximbank

ING

Natixis

Societe Generale

Meridian Mining

Macquarie Bank

Work highlights

  • Represented Almonty Industries, the leading Canada-based global mining company. Our UK-wide mining team advised Almonty Industries in connection with the financing and development of the Sandgong tungsten mine project in South Korea.
  • Advised General Motors Co. (GM) in an investment with Lithium Americas Corp. (Lithium Americas) to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which is the largest known source of lithium in the US and the third largest in the world.
  • Advised Centamin plc as borrower in a $150 million senior secured sustainability-linked revolving credit facility (with a $50 million increase option) arranged by Bank of Montreal, Nedbank Limited, HSBC Bank plc, ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG who are all to be lenders.

Real estate > Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Advising outbound Asian investors on acquisitions and disposals, ‘go-to firm’ Mayer Brown International LLP is a key contact for investment and private equity funds, as well as clients operating in the office, residential and student accommodation sectors. Iain Roberts key strengths lie in investment transactions, as well as mixed use property developments, while Caroline Humble and ‘first-class’ Chris Harvey advise European, UK and US clients on development and investment transactions. Simon Price is active in the hospitality sector and Joe Conder has notable experience advising international, open-ended and sovereign wealth funds. Alastair Dolman and Richard Page are often engaged in real estate private equity, while managing partner Jeremy Clay and head of UK real estate Andrew Hepner are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Chris Harvey; Andrew Hepner

Testimonials

‘They provide the full service for the deal life cycle and have great communication.’

‘Caroline Humble and Sam Harris have a depth of experience.’

‘Chris Harvey and the rest of the team are first class.’

‘Chris Harvey is well-known in Hong Kong and Singapore and acts for the majority of Asian investors. He is razor sharp, commercial and responsive.’

‘Joe Conder is excellent at taking ownership of a deal, forcing the pace, and always finding a solution to issues that arise.’  

Key clients

The British Land Company plc

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Meyer Bergman/MARK

Aurelius

Bain Capital

Chinachem Group

Generali

Tide Construction

SinarMas Land

Scape

Manhattan Garments

Wirtgen Invest Holding GmbH

DWS

M3 Capital Partners/Evergreen Extra MSA Group

Hoi Hup

Real estate > Property finance Tier 2

Mayer Brown International LLP continues to be increasingly involved in large portfolio financings, including NPL transactions, CMBS, loan-on-loan transactions, and loan origination. David O’Connor has developed an expertise in loan origination and real estate capital markets matters, enabling him to advise sponsors on capital markets funded real estate finance transactions as well as bank funded transactions. O’Connor leads the group alongside Andrew Hepner, who is an expert in the restructuring of bilateral, syndicated and securitised debt, and debt portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Charles Malpass is highly knowledgeable in residential mortgage and commercial mortgage debt, while senior associate Annabel Ersser is recommended for structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Hepner; David O’Connor

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Citibank N.A., London Branch

SMBC Bank International PLC

Ellington Management Group, LLC

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented Citibank, a global bank, and SMBC Bank International PLC, a Japanese multinational bank, as senior arrangers and Lenders in a financing to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (the Sponsor) in order to refinance its acquisition of a 20 Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, London. Mezzanine financing was provided by a subsidiary of Apollo.
  • Acted for Ellington, an investment and advisory firm, as Issuer, Seller and Retention Holder of a €495 million public residential mortgage backed securitisation. The issuer, Ellington Residential Holdings Ireland II DAC, issued notes backed by a portfolio of Spanish re-performing residential mortgage loans secured with Spanish mortgages over real estate properties located in Spain originated by Santander and its subsidiaries.
  • Acted as common transaction counsel for Bank of America, an American multinational bank, and RBC Europe, a bank, in a relation to Senior/Mezzanine facility agreements with various Lone Star Fund SPVs as borrowers.

Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap Tier 3

With a reputation for being ‘tenacious, deal driven and understanding the client’s commercial imperatives’, Mayer Brown International LLP represents a host of issuers, investment banks, sponsors, placement agents and selling shareholders on the full-suite of ECM transactions. The group's regular workload includes public offerings and private placements, stock exchange listings, capital reorganisations, share buy-backs, and demergers, to name a selection. Practice head Kate Ball-Dodd is an expert on corporate finance, M&A, equity fund raisings and joint ventures, among others.

Practice head(s):

Kate Ball-Dodd

Testimonials

‘What differentiates Mayer Brown is partner accessibility. During transactions there is a substantial amount of formulaic process, but when you need timely problem solving you need a partner with experience and familiarity with the deal. Mayer Brown provide that, together with a joined up approach across departments.’

‘Kate Ball Dodd and her team are tenacious, deal driven and understand the client’s commercial imperatives. That is key when there are deadlines, competitive dynamics etc. You can speak to anyone in the team at any level and they know what is going on. If they are unable to resolve the issue themselves, it is seamlessly elevated and a senior team member will deal with it responsively.’

Key clients

VAALCO, Inc.

Investec Bank

Numis Securities

Peel Hunt

Canaccord Genuity

Grenergy Renovables

Velocys plc

Vitruvian Partners

Lunglife AI

Work highlights

  • Advised VAALCO Energy in its stock-for-stock combination with TransGlobe Energy Corporation.
  • Advised Beazley plc on a £350 million ($422 million) equity fundraise on the London Stock Exchange, alongside an additional retail share offer.
  • Advised Grenergy Renovables SL on its EUR 90 million accelerated equity offering (AEO).

Corporate and commercial > EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs Tier 3

Offering a complete suite of US, EU and UK international trade services, Mayer Brown International LLP is renowned for its expertise in sanctions, export controls, FDI, customs and trade remedies. The London-based practice is led by the vastly experienced Jason Hungerford, a trusted adviser to major corporate and financial institutions on complex investigations and compliance programmes. Counsel Paul Whitfield-Jones brings broad sector expertise to bear, spanning defence, energy, and shipping, while James Ford is highly regarded for his capabilities in anti-corruption, ESG and money laundering matters.

Practice head(s):

Jason Hungerford

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Expertise in sanctions is unique.’

‘Jason Hungerford is calm and a leader in the field in relation to sanctions.’

‘Paul Whitfield-Jones is extremely skilful in this area.’

 

Key clients

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

HSBC

Grant Thornton

Lombard Odier

Deutsche Bank

Vitruvian Partners

EMK Capital

Credit Agricole

BDO

Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP provides clients with support on their cross border VAT and indirect tax mandates, supply chain structuring matters, and IPT-related issues, especially for clients in the financial services. James Hill chairs the team and is active in assisting clients with the tax elements of their transactions. Chartered tax advisor Simon Rose is also a key name to note in the real estate space. Emma Noehrbass joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP in 2022.

Practice head(s):

James Hill

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Mortimer; Simon Rose; Kitty Swanson

Key clients

Beazley plc

Sotheby’s

Unilever

Cabot Properties, Inc.

Round Hill Capital

Generali

Wing Tai Properties

Kennedy Wilson Europe

Sinar Mas Land

The British Land Company plc

Gaw Capital

K&K

Work highlights

  • Advised Generali funds on a co-investment transaction and JV interest in One Fen Court, a newly-developed office tower in the heart of the insurance district in London.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s London practice represents clients in commercial and corporate disputes concerning energy, infrastructure, and leisure. The group is also active in new areas such as outer space and hydrogen-related claims. Raid Abu-Manneh is 'competent, helpful and dedicated'; Mark Stefanini is London energy disputes leader; Miles Robinson track record includes ICC, LCIA and LMAA arbitrations; Kwadwo Sarkodie is a Sub-Saharan Africa specialist; and Luiz Aboim is 'a diligent disputes lawyer'. The group also features partners Rachael O’Grady, Stephen Moi and recently-elevated Sam Prentki, along with senior associates Volodymyr YaremkoJawad Ahmad, Jonathan Cohen and Sang Joon Park.

Practice head(s):

Raid Abu-Manneh

Other key lawyers:

Mark Stefanini; Kwadwo Sarkodie; Luiz Aboim; Rachael O’Grady; Stephen Moi; Sam Prentki; Volodymyr Yaremko; Jawad Ahmad; Jonathan Cohen; Sang Joon Park; Ali Auda; Line Chataud; Rhys Morgan; Marcelo Richter; Havin Jagtiani; Thais Stella; Alanood Sinjab

Testimonials

‘A resourceful and mature team.’

‘Raid Abu-Manneh heads a well-respected team.’

‘Raid Abu-Manneh makes a very good impression. Competent, helpful and dedicated.’

‘Raid Abu-Manneh is a good leader – he is low-key and a good strategist, with a very good understanding of business and the construction industry.’

‘Luiz Aboim is a sharp and diligent disputes lawyer, who deeply involves himself in matters. His advice goes beyond the dispute, focusing on the problem’s solution as well as risk avoidance.’

‘Stephen Moi is a clever partner with excellent judgement.’

‘Jawad Ahmad is up and coming, and has deep arbitration knowledge.’

‘Unlike some other legal teams, Mayer Brown ensures significant junior involvement on fact-intensive tasks. This significantly reduces costs and enables more senior members of the team to get a head start on review and analysis work. This ensures clients get very high-quality advice from senior members of the team at a lower cost.’

Key clients

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Petronas Petróleo Brasil

Petro Rio Jaguar Petróleo

Visor Engineering

Veolia Propreté

Veolia Environment

Work highlights

  • Acted for Petróleo Brasileiro in an ICC arbitration against the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, in relation to a concession contract.
  • Acting for Petro Rio Jaguar Petróleo in an ICC arbitration, commenced by IBV Brasil Petróleo, in relation to a joint operating agreement entered into for the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas.
  • Represented Visor Engineering and Gökhan Arasli in a high-value dispute against Turkmenistan.

Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP’s team is adept at handling the full gamut of contentious pensions issues for trustees and employers, including member complaints, professional negligence cases, regulatory investigations, and investment disputes. The practice is also experienced in assisting with cross-border contentious cases, with recent work involving Scotland, the US, and Guernsey. The ‘proactive and efficientTim Shepherd jointly leads the team with ‘able and thoughtful litigatorStuart Pickford, and Andrew Block, who is especially experienced advising employers on a range of contentious pensions matters.

Practice head(s):

Tim Shepherd; Andrew Block; Stuart Pickford

Testimonials

‘Mayer Brown is our long-standing trusted adviser. Technically excellent, efficient, very experienced, and proactive. They’re a great team to work with and a sound source of support and advice.’

‘Tim Shepherd is friendly, approachable, proactive, and efficient. Quick to get to grips with the details and nuances of a case and a very strong tactically. A great lawyer to work with.’

‘They have a detailed understanding of our schemes, and our way of working. Knowing how we would wish to approach and handle complaints, and working with us to clearly explain the position to a complainant, with a view to finding an appropriate and just resolution.’

‘They have a strong ability to focus on the important and salient points of the complaint received, and to work with us to develop a robust response which clearly details to the complainant the key facts and details, and draw to a conclusion any proposed resolutions.’

‘Stuart Pickford’s approach is always very thorough and he always goes the extra mile to ensure that responses cover all the details.’

‘Stuart Pickford is our litigation adviser and brings a fine, forensic approach to intricate problems of governance and claims which can have their origin many decades in the past. Patient, careful, and considered, he is able to deconstruct and explain complex problems to a trustee board largely composed of non-lawyers. His measured and thoughtful advice has yielded excellent results for our Scheme.’

‘Stuart Pickford is an able and thoughtful litigator with good judgement.’

Key clients

Pension Protection Fund

Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Limited

QBE Insurance

Reed Elsevier Pensions Trustees Limited

Massey Ferguson Works Pension Trust Limited

Kingfisher Pension Trustee Limited

Santander (UK) Group Pension Scheme Trustees Limited

JMEPS Trustees Limited

Prudential Staff Pensions Limited

BOC Pension Scheme Trustees Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Trustee of a multi-million pound pension scheme sponsored by a FTSE-100 employer in relation to rectification proceedings in which the sponsoring employer is asking the Court to order rectification of one of the scheme documents.
  • Represented a participating employer in the Motor Industry Pension Plan in a long-running dispute with the Plan’s trustees concerning the calculation of a Section 75 debt claimed against the employer.

Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘very commercial practice’ advises a diverse array of stakeholders across an eclectic mix of work in the space, ranging from more transactional distressed investment mandates, through to formal insolvency matters. Leveraging his expertise on underlying Shariah-compliant financial structures, Barry Cosgrave has niche strength handling Middle East-related mandates. Devi Shah  is adept at advising on cross-border contentious matters, as well as having built up a market-leading reputation for pensions and insurance-related insolvencies. Shah co-heads the team alongside Amy Jacks and Michael Fiddy, who are ‘both personable, technically strong and appropriately pragmatic’ for clients, including banks, funds and IPs on mainstream restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Devi Shah; Amy Jacks; Michael Fiddy

Other key lawyers:

Barry Cosgrave; Sheena Frazer; Ben Ward

Testimonials

A very commercial practice with broad expertise.’

‘Michael Fiddy has a very strong legal mind, is extremely commercial and a great problem solver.’

Amy Jacks is simply a great operator who, in addition to a great volume of technical knowledge, has a hands-on and commercial approach to complex restructurings.’

Amy Jacks and Michael Fiddy are both personable, technically strong and appropriately pragmatic.’

Key clients

HSBC

BDO

Daiwa

FTI

Mothercare Pension Schemes

Alvarez & Marsal Europe

Debenhams Pension Schemes

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Moorfields

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

EA Partners

Permira Funds

Green Network Energy

AlixPartners

Mount Street

EDF Man

Work highlights

  • Advised Sancta Capital GP Ltd, Sandglass Capital Advisors LLC, VR Advisory Services Ltd and various other noteholders forming the Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders, who, together, held Notes issued by EA Partners I B.V. and EA Partners II B.V., entities associated with Etihad Airways.
  • Represented CVA supervisors and partners AlixPartners and their predecessors, partners in Ernst & Young, in relation to a number of aspects and transactions involving the CVA company which is a North Sea oil operator and developer.
  • Acting for insolvency practitioners from Alvarez & Marsal Europe, in their capacity as the joint liquidators of a high-profile multi-national construction and engineering company with interests and operations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Finance > High yield Tier 3

The high yield practice at Mayer Brown International LLP is ‘passionate for the client, flexible and pragmatic, well connected and respected in the industry‘. The team in London is able to combine New York, English and German law advice, which enables it to maintain a prominent position in new issuance and refinancing deals in Germany. Practice head and principal high yield partner Bernd Bohr is ‘very engaging, commercially minded and knowledgeable on recent trends‘. He recently acted for Standard Profil Automotive GmbH on a €30m super senior revolving credit facility that shares the same collateral and similar covenants to the  issuer’s €275m high yield notes. He also advised Preem Holding on its €340m debut green high yield bond.

Practice head(s):

Bernd Bohr

Testimonials

‘Expertise, on top of market changes and trends, trustful and always approachable .’

‘Passionate for the client, flexible and pragmatic, well connected and respected in the industry.’

‘Mayer Brown has a well-established German high yield capital market practice led by Bernd Bohr.’

‘Bernd Bohr is our main point of contact at Mayer Brown and have been very useful to us over the years either by organising teach-in classes for our juniors, responding to any enquiries on unrelated transactions and acting on transactions. Bernd is very engaging, commercially minded and knowledgeable on recent trends.’

‘Experienced team, well-motivated and acute to clients’ needs. Good in collaborating with client’s SMEs to understand specific topic relevant to issuance.’

‘Mostly interacted with partners. They are hardworking and truly skilled, motivated and customer-focused. In latest deal I worked with three partners, all with in-depth knowledge in specific elements to our high yield issuance.’

Key clients

Klesch Group

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Progroup AG

Wepa Hygieneprodukte GmbH

Preem AB (publ) and Preem Holding AB (publ)

Kalundborg Refinery A/S

Standard Profil Automotive GmbH

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to Standard Profil Automotive GmbH on its €30,000,000 super senior revolving credit facility that shares the same collateral and substantially similar covenants with the issuer’s €275,000,000 6.250% senior secured fixed rate notes due 2026.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Preem Holding AB Holding AB (publ) on its debut (green) high yield bond offering of €340,000,000 12.000% senior notes due 2027, in accordance with the Preem Green Financing Framework. The offering of the green high yield bonds was the only such offering completed in all of Europe in the second quarter of 2022 and partially refinanced an existing term loan facility of the issuer.
  • Advised Raffinerie Heide GmbH, Kalundborg Refinery A/S and their joint parent the Klesch Group on a comprehensive financing package which involved the refinancing of its €250,000,000 6.375% senior secured notes due 2022, the renewal and extension of Raffinerie Heide GmbH’s inventory program and receivables financing program and the entry into a new inventory program and receivables financing program for Kalundborg Refinery A/S.

Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure Tier 3

Offering expertise in domestic and cross-border mandates, the hospitality and leisure team at Mayer Brown International LLP principally acts for investors in the UK and Europe; the client roster features well-known brands, lodging chains, boutique hotels and serviced apartments. Co-heading the team are Andrew Hepner, who advises lenders and sponsors on financing and refinancing matters in the hotel sector, and Simon Price, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of hospitality and leisure', and specialises in the corporate real estate market, advising investors and developers on hotel and branded residence transactions, franchise and operator agreements. Banking and finance lawyer, Charles Malpass, has recently led on a number of high-profile hotel deals, including advising Apollo on the financing of the £1.6bn redevelopment of Whitley’s.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Hepner; Simon Price

Other key lawyers:

Charles Malpass; Chris Harvey

Testimonials

‘We are particularly impressed with Mayer Brown in their ability to quickly understand both the commercial and legal issues, to the point where they transition from lawyers to trusted advisors. The attention to detail and holistic take on our projects has been invaluable. They have also been innovative in terms of billing, giving us flexibility across all our commercial needs.’

‘Simon Price has an in-depth knowledge of hospitality and leisure, which allows him to provide advice across the piste on our leisure and hotel development projects. This understanding of how our counter-parties will see our proposals and show us an alternative view has speeded up deal structures and transactions, saving us time and money, and has helped build rapport with our clients.’

Key clients

Apollo

Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s broad practice ranges from professional indemnity, warranty and indemnity and D&O claims, through to cyber, construction and financial lines. Drawing on its international presence, the team handles a number of claims in offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and St Lucia. An expert in professional indemnity claims, practice head Jim Oulton‘s coverage work includes D&O policies in the hospitality, natural resources, media and financial sectors. Solicitor advocate Tim Shepherd is well-placed to defend claims relating to corporate, commercial, finance and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jim Oulton

Other key lawyers:

Sally Davies; Tim Shepherd; Jonathan Stone; Matthew Williams; Tom Hunter; Tom Ataii

Testimonials

‘Extensive experience in the insurance sector coupled with real attention to detail, diligence and good judgment.’

‘Tim Shepherd and Tom Ataii stand out for their qualities in D&O insurance – an important but often misunderstood form of cover.’

Key clients

QBE

AXA XL

Beazley

Chaucer

Zurich

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe

HCC

Markel

Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP works on a range of cross-market, cross-border matters, with capabilities in Lloyd’s market, Part VII transfers, and other insurance transactions, while also working in capital markets and M&A in this space. With the added ability to call upon the firm’s US strong offering in international non-contentious insurance matters, the firm is well-placed to handle transactions that involve the US and other markets. Insurance-linked securities is a particular strength of the firm, with practice head Colin Scagell having substantial experience in this area alongside his wider practice in cross-border public transactions. Rebecca Bothamley is noted for her leading work in the UK transactional liability practice, and Devi Shah provides her experience as the co-lead of the firm’s restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency work for insurance clients. Chris Chapman and Musonda Kapotwe are also key contacts for mandates in the insurance sector.

Practice head(s):

Colin Scagell

Key clients

Athora

Beazley plc

Brit Limited

Convex Group

Enstar Group

GC Securities

The Hartford

Premia

R&Q Investment Holdings plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Beazley plc on a £350 million equity fundraise on the London Stock Exchange, alongside an additional retail share offer.
  • Advised Beazley plc on its launch of the first-ever cyber catastrophe bond.

Insurance > Product liability: defendant Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP handles all aspects of product liability from initial crisis management counsel to advising on risk and defending claims for both manufacturers and insurers. The team frequently works on issues in the context of construction claims including designs involving pipework, valves, pumps or cladding. Practice head Miles Robinson is known for his expert counsel on large-scale group actions, while Mark Stefanini leads on cases relating to food and automotive products.

Practice head(s):

Miles Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field. What I appreciate the most is that they are extremely quick to respond to an incident and bring recommendations and solutions. The calm approach and clear guidance allows us to solve our issues quickly and easily.’

‘Miles Robinson, an expert in his field, very quick and responsive and brings a wealth of experience.’

‘Industry experience and expertise plus responsive approach have always featured when we have used Mayer Brown. Billing estimates and progress updates regularly updated and the outcome is always in mind so there is no feeling of getting lost in process.’

‘Miles Robinson. Have worked with Miles for nearly 10 years due to understanding of our business and his interest in it. Always up to date and focused on giving advice that is right.’

Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP is noted for possessing ‘unrivalled experience of the full oil & has value chain, with the bench strength to advise on M&A, projects, ECM, disputes and commercial matters’. The team is frequently instructed on strategic mandates involving both public and private M&A, alongside debt and equity fundraising in the up, mid and downstream spaces including refining and petrochemicals. On the contentious side, the team has the capability to handle international litigation and arbitration. ‘Outstanding practitioner’ Bob Palmer co-heads the team and is a go-to name for global oil & gas upstream and midstream projects and transactions, including M&A. Fellow co-head Rob Hamill is an expert in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Bob Palmer; Rob Hamill

Other key lawyers:

Mark Stefanini; Luiz Aboim; Rachael O’Grady

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team has an unrivalled experience of the full oil & has value chain, with the bench strength to advise on M&A, projects, ECM, disputes and commercial matters.’

‘Bob Palmer is an outstanding practitioner, and one you want on your side of the table. Rob Hamill is calm, immensely experienced and knowledgeable. On the disputes side, Mark Stefanini is a superb.’

‘Extremely competent and always available to sort out problems or developing new ideas how to get a deal done.’

‘They are acting like it would be their own project means thinking and finding solutions for practically every thing, but in a very discreet way.’

Key clients

Vaalco Energy, Inc.

Petronas

QatarEnergy

Capricorn Energy PLC

ONE-Dyas BV

HSBC

Seplat Energy plc

Velocys plc

Karoon Energy Ltd

Viaro Energy Limited/RockRose Energy Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised PETRONAS on the sale of a subsidiary holding its upstream business in South Sudan to Savannah Energy plc for £1.25bn.
  • Advised VAALCO Energy on its business combination with TransGlobe Energy Corporation to create a world-class African-focused E&P Company listed in New York and London.
  • Advised Klesch Group on the acquisition of the Kalundborg refinery and related assets in Denmark, together with its subsequent inventory financing and factoring.

Real estate > Commercial property: development Tier 3

Advising outbound Asian investors on acquisitions and disposals, ‘go-to firm’ Mayer Brown International LLP is a key contact for investment and private equity funds, as well as clients operating in the office, residential and student accommodation sectors. Iain Roberts key strengths lie in investment transactions, as well as mixed use property developments, while Caroline Humble and ‘first-class’ Chris Harvey advise European, UK and US clients on development and investment transactions. Simon Price is active in the hospitality sector and Joe Conder has notable experience advising international, open-ended and sovereign wealth funds. Alastair Dolman and Richard Page are often engaged in real estate private equity, while managing partner Jeremy Clay and head of UK real estate Andrew Hepner are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Chris Harvey; Andrew Hepner; Caroline Humble

Testimonials

‘Joe Conder is excellent at taking ownership of a deal, forcing the pace, and always finding a solution to issues that arise.’

Key clients

The British Land Company PLC

Meyer Bergman/MARK

Bain Capital Credit

Tide Construction

Scape

Bain Capital

Crosstree Real Estate

Real estate > Construction: non-contentious Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP extends comprehensive advice to an array of clients including governments, suppliers, and purchasers. Proficiency spans across a wide array of sectors such as energy, process engineering, transport, and commercial property, as well as, increasingly, energy and ESG-related development work. Under the leadership of Michael Regan, the firm’s construction and engineering department navigates risk allocation and procurement strategies, utilising Regan’s in-depth familiarity of major construction and engineering contracts, especially FIDIC. Jonathan Hosie brings experience in advising on complex, high-value projects carrying substantial technical detail and significant risks. Jonathan Stone provides counsel to his diverse domestic and international clientele, encompassing developers, energy companies, and contractors, on all aspects of construction and engineering law.

Practice head(s):

Michael Regan

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Hosie; Jonathan Stone; Tamsin Travers; Charles Pacey; Sean Hummerstone; Peter Parten

Testimonials

‘Practical in all aspects of work – don’t miss a trick.’

Key clients

British Land

Cheyne Capital

Costain

Galliford Try

Gardiner & Theobald

Kier

SSE and joint venture partners

Tide Construction

United Living

Wates Construction Limited

Work highlights

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech Tier 3

Especially popular with financial institutions, Mayer Brown International LLP assists a wide variety of fintech clients with work related to outsourcing transactions, IP, open banking, and strategic investments. The team is also praised for its ‘excellent grasp of the emerging landscape in cryptocurrency regulation.’ Leadership duties are split between Mark Prinsley, whose fintech expertise extends to cross-border cybersecurity regulatory work, and Chris Chapman, who is equipped to advise on matters involving regulatory and law enforcement authorities. Oliver Yaros is well versed in protection matters and IP transactions. Musonda Kapotwe frequently leverages her banking and regulatory experience to guide fintech clients through transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mark Prinsley; Chris Chapman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent grasp of the emerging landscape in cryptocurrency regulation.’

‘Musonda Kapotwe has excellent knowledge of cryptocurrency regulatory matters.’

 

Key clients

Bank of New York Mellon

Crédit Agricole (Indosuez Wealth Management)

HSBC

Nomura

Previse

Sun Hung Kai

Thomson Reuters

T Rowe Price

Work highlights

  • Advised Indosuez Wealth Management on its acquisition of 70 per cent of Wealth Dynamics Ltd.
  • Represented Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited in its Series B investment in Sygnum Bank, the world’s first regulated digital asset bank.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP advises technology-based businesses in relation to funding, M&A, capital raising and their services contracts. The practice is particularly experienced in the FMCG arena, in addition to handling insurtech matters. Mark Prinsley spearheads the IP offering and co-leads the team alongside Andrew Stewart, who focuses on business process sourcing transactions. Other co-head Richard Page routinely works on corporate finance matters and acquisitions, while Oliver Yaros represents pension funds and manufacturers.

Practice head(s):

Mark Prinsley; Andrew Stewart; Richard Page

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Yaros; Ondrej Hajda

Testimonials

‘Very easy to communicate with, fit in well with the business lines and learn the operating environment of their clients quickly and effectively.’

‘Mark Prinsley is a very safe pair of hands.’

‘Mayer Brown run an excellent team, providing consistently intelligent and good advice on a pro bono basis.’

‘Ondrej Hajda is an excellent associate.’

Key clients

Bank of New York Mellon

Bark.com

Corney & Barrow

Gardiner and Theobald

Grant Thornton

HSBC

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mitie

Nomura

Crédit Agricole (Indosuez Wealth Management)

Previse

T Rowe Price

Unilever

Zurich Insurance Company Limited

Aurelius

Marlin Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Marlin Equity Partners and its portfolio companies on a series of strategic acquisitions and investments in software and technology companies
  • Advised Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management brand of the Crédit Agricole group, on its acquisition of a stake in Wealth Dynamix.
  • Advised Mitie Technical Facilities Management Limited on two acquisitions enhancing Mitie’s telecoms acquisition, design and construction (ADC) capabilities.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Film & TV Tier 3

Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to handle commercial and contractual matters for major film and television productions, both in the UK and the US (with a particular focus on California), in addition to a broad range of contractual and IP-related disputes. Robert Hamill and Rebecca Bothamley focus on M&A and corporate finance work for the likes of eOne and other high-profile media clients.

Practice head(s):

Miles Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

eOne (Entertainment One) Limited

M4DC

Mediawan

Overmore Group

Synamedia

Work highlights

  • Advised Mediawan on its acquisition of a majority stake in Wildseed Productions.
  • Advised Synamedia on the acquisition of Utelly Ltd, a privately-owned content discovery platform provider.
  • Advised Markettiers4DC on the investment for its network of tech-enabled, data-driven, broadcast activated, strategic communications agencies.

Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP represents both issuers and underwriters on a wide array of ECM work, from public offerings and private placements, to stock exchange listings, rights offerings, and share buy-backs – among other matters. Practice leader Kate Ball-Dodd is noted for being ‘technically able, hands-on and (ensuring) that the team delivers a quality work product’. She has extensive experience in corporate finance work, M&A, equity fund raisings, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Rob Flanigan is praised by clients for his experience in EMEA ECM, and Iberian ECM in particular.

Practice head(s):

Kate Ball-Dodd

Other key lawyers:

Robert Flanigan

Testimonials

‘The team offers strong partner engagement on matters.’

‘Kate Ball-Dodd is able to approach difficult issues from a first principles perspective and come up with solutions. She is technically able, hands on and ensures that the team delivers a quality work product.

‘Rob Flanigan is highly experienced at offering US securities law advice in the Iberian ECM market, acting for both issuers and banks. He is excellent at collaborating with local firms on joint mandates.’

Robert Flanigan is our first reference for equity capital markets in Spain and we reach out to him whenever we are involved in a cross-border transaction. His fluency in Spanish, and understanding of both the Spanish and international issues arising in these deals always allows for an efficient and positive result for our clients. He’s a safe pair of hands for complex transactions.’

Mayer Brown has an outstanding equity capital markets practice and provides deep understanding of both the cross–border and local issues affecting our deals.’

Key clients

VAALCO, Inc.

Investec Bank

Numis Securities

Peel Hunt

Canaccord Genuity

Grenergy Renovables

Velocys plc

Vitruvian Partners

Lunglife AI

Work highlights

  • Advised Beazley plc on a £350 million equity fundraise on the London Stock Exchange, alongside an additional retail share offer.
  • Advised Grenergy Renovables SL on its EUR-90-million accelerated equity offering (AEO).
  • Advised VAALCO Energy on its stock-for-stock strategic business combination with TransGlobe Energy Corporation.

Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious Tier 4

With connections to the major financial hubs of New York, London and Hong Kong, Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to handle law enforcement investigations with some of the world’s most sophisticated and proactive regulators, including the FCA and PRA. Chris Chapman and Alistair Graham are the key senior contacts, and both have significant litigation and arbitration expertise to complement their regulatory skill sets.

Practice head(s):

Chris Chapman; Alistair Graham

Other key lawyers:

Airlie Goodman

Testimonials

‘There is strength and depth across the entire team. They are incredibly bright and have a deep understanding of financial services. I’d trust them to run with any matter.’

‘Aside from being great lawyers, they’re personable, and you can trust them to deliver to tight timeframes and engage well with senior management.’

‘I always have the view that Mayer Brown remain on top of what’s going on in the market across the world, and therefore are in a position to give best practice advice at all times.’

‘In Chris Chapman, Mayer Brown have an absolutely outstanding individual, who really makes himself available for a consultation, and also introduces other members of the team to support projects.’

‘The team was great, very present and very thorough.’

‘They were attentive to our work needs as well as the speed required to get the work done.’

‘The team is thorough and responsive, and their advice is well-tailored and commercial.’

‘Chris Chapman is at the top of his game. He combines great experience and judgment beyond his years with an unflappable manner. Airlie Goodman is one to watch.’

Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to leverage its geographical footprint across Europe, Asia, the US and Brazil to act for global banks, insurance companies, asset managers and fintech entities on a range of domestic and cross-border mandates. Chris Chapman leads the team and handles non-contentious regulatory issues under UK and EU law, including matters involving regulatory and law enforcement authorities. Musonda Kapotwe, who advises on the financial services regulatory aspects of banking, capital markets and derivative transactions, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Chris Chapman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Musonda Kapotwe and the team have a broad range of expertise. The team present us with a range of possible solutions but clearly suggest a single solution which is bespoke for our business needs. We have been impressed by the firm’s resourcing and cost budgeting.’

‘Excellent, focused and practical knowledge on niche and complex areas of law.’

‘Musonda Kapotwe has been excellent at explaining complex issues in an accessible way. She has a handle on the issues, the material, and her team’s contributions to it.’

‘Chris Chapman is an excellent leader on projects. He is very easy and reassuring to deal with from a client perspective.’

‘Excellent grasp of the emerging landscape in cryptocurrency regulation. Very good understanding of business requirements.’

‘Musonda Kapotwe has excellent knowledge of cryptocurrency regulatory matters.’

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP fields a ‘highly diligent and effective outfit’ that acts across the gamut of sectors and jurisdictions. Shareholder, joint venture, and partnership disputes are part of the core work of the team that advises a range of clients, from global mass media companies to international casinos, to established charities.  Ian McDonald leads the team that includes ‘fiercely intelligent and great strategistMiles Robinson, ‘relaxed and engagingMark Stefanini, and ‘extremely diligent, detail oriented, open minded, and pragmaticAirlie Goodman.

Practice head(s):

Ian McDonald

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Mayer Brown team is a highly diligent and effective outfit. They combine excellent forensic legal analysis, with clear and thoughtful strategic decision making. They cut to the chase and make smart decisions swiftly, which helps their clients stay ahead of the curve from a tactical perspective.’

‘Miles Robinson is fiercely intelligent and a great strategist. Jeremy Holden is a strong team player, who leaves no stone unturned when analysing the documentary evidence.’

‘Mark Stefanini has a relaxed and engaging style. Does not adopt an unnecessarily aggressive approach, which is so often the case with litigators. Mark provides practical advice in lay man terms. Mark is very good at responding quickly.’

‘I worked with Airlie Goodman and she was extremely diligent, detail oriented, open minded, and pragmatic.’

‘A firm packed with highly competent litigators, such that they make up a highly skilled team. Those from the bottom up are valued, highly engaged and pull together effectively.’

‘Notable individuals include Jeremy Holden, an excellent senior associate able to marshal a case to trial, with very sound judgment. He is dedicated with excellent legal instincts, and Miles Robinson an effective partner who is able to give skilled guidance and fight hard for his clients.’

‘When I worked with Airlie Goodman, the team was knowledgeble, helped assessing all risks and provide mitigating actions for it. The most important factor was how well prepared they made us!’

‘A responsive team who have taken time to know our business and understand our priorities and appetite for risk. Avaliability and up to date legal and industry knowledge are obvious.’

Key clients

Bain Captial

Civil Aviation Authority

Entertainment One

HSBC

NSPCC

P&O Ferries

Salic (UK) Limited

Sunseeker

Unilever

Work highlights

  • Defending Salic (UK) Limited in a group litigation claim in the High Court of England & Wales brought by c.18,000 claimants that allege that our client has an exposure through its investment in the Brazilian company that owned the assets that are the subject-matter of the case.
  • Represented eOne in a multi-million pound claim in the High Court following an internal investigation.
  • Advised and represented three leading international casinos, based in Las Vegas and Singapore, in connection with complex multi-jurisdictional litigation against a Chinese high-net-worth individual.

Finance > Acquisition finance Tier 4

Led from London by Stuart Brinkworth and also able to leverage significant European and US resources from across its global network of offices,        Mayer Brown International LLP is well-positioned to represent a borrower-focused client base in cross-border transactions utilising debt throughout the capital structure. Brinkworth is one of several within the team with deep knowledge of direct lending facilities (including unitranche), while the firm's broader structured finance/ABL expertise is also a valuable resource with which to structure complex M&A mandates, adding an increased level of flexibility.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Brinkworth

Other key lawyers:

Andy Kolacki; Andrew Crotty

Testimonials

‘Great depth and practical experience that are  helpful not only from a legal perspective but also commercially.’

‘Stuart Brinkworth brings loads of experience that was invaluable.’

Key clients

Francisco Partners

Permira

EMK

Work highlights

  • Represented EMK Capital and its Israeli-based portfolio company, Bright Data, on the refinancing of its existing debt facilities and a dividend recapitalisation with a secured term facility provided by Silicon Valley Bank and Investec Bank.

Industry focus > TMT Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP is best known for acting for key players in the TMT landscape across technology, media, broadcasting and telecommunications. Mark Prinsley advises regularly on business critical technologies including the IoT and autonomous vehicles. He co-heads the team with Miles Robinson, who handles contractual claims and corporate expert Richard Page. Harriet Hainsworth is also a recommended lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Mark Prinsley; Miles Robinson; Richard Page

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

eOne (Entertainment One) Limited

Francisco Partners

Marlin Equity Partners

Mediawan

Mitie

Overmore Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Mediawan on its acquisition of a majority stake in multi-award-winning UK production company, Wildseed Productions.
  • Advised Marlin Equity Partners and its portfolio companies on a series of strategic acquisitions and investments in software and technology companies.
  • Advised Mitie Technical Facilities Management Limited on two acquisitions enhancing Mitie’s telecoms acquisition, design and construction (ADC) capabilities.

Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s practice regularly assists its impressive and international client list often in joint venture contexts, on significant projects developments and financings.  Ronan Mellon bolstered the team in August 2022 when he joined from DLA Piper. The offering is headed up by Kirsti Massie who is experienced handling infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on renewables, power and new technologies. Former co-head of the practice Meredith Campanale departed to practice in-house in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Kirsti Massie

Other key lawyers:

Ronan Mellon; Jonathan Stone

Key clients

Sunfire

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

The West African Power Pool (WAPP)

The Republic of Gambia

British Land

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Preem AB

Klesch Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Sunfire on part of its Series D capital raising to €195m.
  • Advised the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on the signing of the framework agreement for the AMAN project, the world’s largest renewable energy project.
  • Advising on a joint venture with the Danish wind farm operator Orsted and Hynamics to build and operate a 30MW electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen from wind power.

Real estate > Environment Tier 4

Tim Baines, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, is at the helm of the practice at Mayer Brown International LLP which is well-equipped to advise its roster of clients on environmental aspects of notable corporate and real estate transactions, consistently of millions in value. Consultant Michael Hutchinson provides expertise advising on mandates regarding environmental regulations and transactions, climate change, and health and safety as well as representing in litigation. More broadly, the team is developing a focus on ESG.

Practice head(s):

Tim Baines

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Dow, Inc.

Aurelius

Klesch Group

Crosstree Real Estate Partners

Cabot Properties Inc.

Kennedy Wilson

Tungsten West plc

Whirlpool

Sykes Cottages Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Tungsten West on its c.£40m equity fundraise, its debt project financing and admission to AIM.
  • Advising Whirlpool on the sale and leaseback of its UK headquarters in Peterborough.
  • Advising Sykes Cottages Limited in the acquisition of Forest Holidays, the UK’s leading owner and operator of environmentally sensitive cabins which are located in 12 forests across the UK.

Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 4

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s cybersecurity and data privacy team leverages the firm’s international capabilities to offer a strong cross-border practice. Led by Mark Prinsley, who handles data protection issues and GDPR compliance matters for clients in the financial services, pensions, and tech sectors, the team also includes the ‘exceptionally responsiveOliver Yaros, who advises on tech and outsourcing transactions as well as cybersecurity incident response.

Practice head(s):

Mark Prinsley

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The privacy and cybersecurity team at Mayer Brown provides excellent legal advice as well as practical business solutions to complex issues.’

‘Oliver Yaros is exceptionally responsive to our needs and requests. He is very knowledgeable and also shares innovative and practical business solutions.’

Key clients

Previse Limited

Andersen Tax LLC

Ingevity Corporation

Plantage Rio Inc

Cummins

Overmore Group

Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM)

TC Energy Corporation

Corney & Barrow Group Limited

Caravel Group

EMK Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented private equity firm EMK Capital in acquisition of a majority stake in leading online marketplace Bark.com, and provided subsequent data privacy advice.
  • Advising US-based accountancy and audit professional services firm Andersen Tax on GDPR compliance.

Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 4

Combining extensive expertise as regulatory counsel with deep experience of advising clients on investigations and criminal defence matters, the Mayer Brown International LLP team frequently represents companies from within the finance, mining, and defence sectors. Drawing upon its strong global platform, the practice is well equipped to lead work on investigations into alleged crime conducted by the SFO and US DOJ. Practice head Alistair Graham regularly addresses complex fraud proceedings and international asset tracing, while Sam Eastwood advises corporations on anti-corruption and human rights issues. Jason Hungerford focuses on compliance work, while Musonda Kapotwe concentrates on ESG regulations.

Practice head(s):

Alistair Graham

Other key lawyers:

Sam Eastwood; Jason Hungerford; Chris Chapman; Musonda Kapotwe; Chris Roberts; Paul Whitfield-Jones; Liang Pu; James Ford; Findley Penn-Hughes; Jasmin Simpson; Hormis Kallarackel

Testimonials

‘Bursting with bright, able associates eager to succeed. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Alistair Graham is at the very top of this field. He combines the sophistication of his vast commercial experience with a street fighter attitude. He sees every angle and nothing phases him. He has a consummate knowledge of the law, which he applies with his awesome intelligence. No better solicitor to have in your corner. Superb, knocks the competition and opposition for six.’

‘Alistair Graham is one of the most experienced litigators in this area.’

‘The Mayer Brown team, principally Sam Eastwood, have been working with the Institute for Public Policy Research in Namibia on a pro bono basis on a matter dealing with international accountability and asset recovery relating to corruption. We don’t have a basis for making comparisons as we don’t work with other law firms. However, the service and advice from Mayer Brown has been excellent – highly committed and personalised at the same time.’

‘We have worked with Sam Eastwood and several of his colleagues such as James Ford. Sam is either available immediately or very quickly for communications. His advice has proved invaluable. In addition, Sam and the Mayer Brown team have conducted high quality research that has helped us formulate our positions. In summary: Responsive, committed, high quality in terms of advice and research.’

‘Extremely well informed and well networked. Have a thorough understanding of ESG issues and the associated risks. The turn-to team in this field.’

‘Sam Eastwood: a master of his craft. Always on top of his game, incisive but also a creative thinker. Excellent team player, very results focused.

‘James Ford is incredibly well connected and well regarded, combined with humility, diplomacy and superb people skills.’

Key clients

eOne

Former employee of Glencore

Work highlights

  • Acted for eOne in connection with: 1) an internal investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of currency trading, 2) the subsequent multi-million pound fraud claim in the High Court, which included allegations of bribery, dishonesty, deceit, conspiracy and corruption, as well as subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing a former employee of Glencore in the SFO criminal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption relating to Glencore’s oil activities in Africa.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 5

The team at Mayer Brown International LLP, which often acts in close tandem with colleagues in Europe, the US, Asia and Brazil, is reputed for its work on financial product, bank trading, insolvency, bribery, insurance and corruption-related proceedings. Alistair Graham  leads the team and is currently leading on a matter intersecting the SFO and US Department of Justice.

Practice head(s):

Alistair Graham

Other key lawyers:

Jim Oulton

Testimonials

Active partner engagement with cases, wide industry knowledge and a global reach.’

‘Great strength in depth with excellent ability within the team itself to blend skills in the best interests of the client without reference to individual egos. A pleasure to work with.’

‘A big player in the commercial fraud market; hugely well resourced with exceptional lawyers experienced in all kinds of fraud disputes. This is a first rate smart and serious team with a broad range of skills and experience, and with a sound commercial approach.’

‘Alistair Graham – hugely experienced and hugely effective. A master negotiator with a clear sense of the pressure points for resolving litigation effectively. A very tough but fair opponent with high standards and great humour. At the top of the game. Lauren Theodoulou – a fantastic senior associate capable of running litigation on her own, with great tactical sense and a masterful eye for detail. Engaging and talented, and a delight to work with.’

‘Alistair Graham – one of the most experienced litigators in this market.’

Key clients

UBS

Principal Global Investors

BDO

eOne

Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

Work highlights

  • Acting for Alvarez & Marsal in their capacity as the joint liquidators of a high-profile multi-national construction and engineering company as the advisors to the joint liquidators and the company on litigation arising from the liquidation.
  • Acted for listed client eOne, the leading Canada-based global mass media and entertainment company, now part of the Hasbro toy conglomerate on a multi-million pound fraud claim in the High Court, which included allegations of bribery, dishonesty, deceit, conspiracy and corruption, as well as subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing partners in BDO, the leading UK-based accountant, in their role as liquidators of Robin Symes Limited. It is a highly-contentious liquidation of an antiquities dealership involving the disputed ownership of GBP multi-millions of antiquities.

Employment > Employee share schemes Tier 5

International share plans, growth share arrangements, and fund structures stand out as areas of focus for Mayer Brown International LLP's practice. Andrew Stanger leads the team, utilising his in-depth knowledge of tax-advantaged arrangements and carried interest plans.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Stanger

Key clients

Tungsten West plc

Cornish Lithium plc

Mitie Group plc

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc

Sotheby’s

Shearwater Group plc

Employment > Employers Tier 5

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s London employment team has a strong track record of work on the employment aspects of major transactions, including restructuring and contractual rearrangements and renegotiations. The practice is led by Christopher Fisher, who is an experienced litigator alongside his ongoing non-contentious work, with a strong record in defending discrimination claims. Miriam Bruce and Katherine Fox are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Chris Fisher

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Stand-out partners are Miriam Bruce and Chris Fisher. Both of whom always have their client’s ear. They combine commercial common-sense and robust legal analysis.

‘Commercial and understanding. Excellent client service mindset.’

‘Miriam Bruce – tenacious and engaging. Commercial mindset and pragmatism.’

‘Top litigation team for employment disputes, especially High Court Injunction work’

‘Chris Fisher – talented employment lawyer especially on High Court litigation. Miriam Bruce – practical and gifted lawyer. Katherine Fox – a very skilled lawyer.’

‘Miriam Bruce is excellent. Very responsive. Is commercial and pragmatic.’

‘The Mayer Brown team provide practical and pragmatic advice to us. They are very easy to work with and reliable.’

‘Miriam Bruce is a really smart and practical lawyer. She always sets us at ease, even when we’re dealing with a complex matter or a difficult individual.’

Key clients

CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)

QBE

Pernod Ricard SA

Lear Corporation

Beazley

AT&T

Credit Agricole

British Land

Cummins

Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax Tier 6

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s highly international practice has expertise in tax matters relating to M&A, debt fund structures, private equity, and a range of real estate transactions. Areas of strength for lead partner James Hill include tax aspects of M&A and corporate finance, in addition to employment matters and intellectual property tax. Solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor Simon Rose and transactions specialist Matthew Mortimer are key contacts. Kitty Swanson has experience in complex multinational transactions.

Practice head(s):

James Hill

Key clients

Beazley plc

Sotheby’s

Shearwater Group

Unilever

CDK Global, Inc.

Convex Group

Aurelius

Work highlights

  • Represented private equity firm Aurelius on its successful acquisition of McKesson UK the parent company for LloydsPharmacy in a complex carve-out from US healthcare company McKesson Corporation.
  • Advised reinsurance group Convex on the design and implementation of a wide range of investments into various fund structures.
  • Advised Inspirit Capital in connection with its acquisition of the civil training business of Babcock International plc.

Corporate and commercial > EU and competition Tier 6

Complemented by the firm’s wider disputes practice, the competition group at Mayer Brown International LLP is praised by clients for its ‘strength in depth’ and ‘good mix of legal and strategic thinkers.’ Leveraging its considerable global network, the team is well positioned to act for clients on a range of cross-border competiton matters. Leading the London practice is the ‘first rate’ David M. Harrison , who also serves as co-leader of the firm’s European antitrust and competition practice. Harrison is a trusted advisor for major global corporations seeking guidance on cartel investigations and merger clearance matters. The team has been bolstered by the arrival of Airlie Goodman who joined from Linklaters LLP in February 2022 and sits in the litigation and dispute Resolution practice.

Practice head(s):

David Harrison

Other key lawyers:

Julian Ellison; Airle Goodman; Mark Hills; Kathryn Lloyd; Miles Robinson

Testimonials

‘Airlie Goodman is a top quality litigator and always on our list for referrals.’

‘Strength in depth and a very good mix of legal and strategic thinkers from the junior end right up to partner level.’

‘Miles Robinson is a terrific senior associate. Knows EU law inside out and a tactically strong litigator.’

‘David Harrison is a first rate competition lawyer. Trusted by clients and great to work with. A sixth sense of how to deliver excellent outcomes for clients.’

‘The individuals I worked with were able to break down, simplify and translate legal jargon and the practical impact of theoretical situations.’ 

Key clients

Aurelius

Extra MSA Property Limited

Marlin Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Extra MSA Property Limited, a motorway services operator, in respect of an investigation by the UK Competition and Markets Authority into long term exclusive supply arrangements for electric vehicle charge points.
  • Advised a Japanese trading house on the merger-control- and FDI-related aspects of a proposed acquisition of control of a company active in the software sector.
  • Advised a leading Chinese state-owned enterprise on the merger control aspects of two transactions, both involving an extensive multi-jurisdictional review and filings.

Corporate and commercial > M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £750m+ Tier 6

Operating across various sectors, the ‘super-efficient, unflappable’ and ‘great’ lawyers at Mayer Brown International LLP have experience handling a range of M&A transactions including asset and share sales and purchases, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts. Heading up the practice is the ‘responsive, creative, solution focused and very commercial,’ Kate Ball-Dodd, who is regularly engaged by public companies and financial intermediaries for corporate governance, transactional, listing rules and Takeover Code expertise, and Perry Yam, who works with investors, management teams and investee companies. Corporate finance and transactional lawyer Richard Page and Rebecca Bothamley, who focuses on cross-border M&A and equity capital market transactions, are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Kate Ball-Dodd

Testimonials

‘Kate Ball-Dodd is very responsive, creative, solution focused and very commercial.’

‘The firm strives to have a fundamental understanding of your business and how it operates. This makes for a much better relationship and avoids unnecessary advice.’

‘As a cohort, the team I have dealt with are all super-efficient, unflappable and a pleasure to deal with. They are great lawyers while remaining human.’

Key clients

ARM Limited

The British Land Company plc

Klesch Group

Unilever plc

Mitie Group plc

Shearwater Group

M3 Capital Partners/Evergreen Extra MSA

VAALCO Energy, Inc,

Beazley plc

PETRONAS

Work highlights

  • Advised VAALCO Energy, an independent energy company, in its $307million stock-for-stock strategic business combination with TransGlobe Energy Corporation.
  • Advised Petronas on a proposed sale of assets in South Sudan for $1.25 billion.
  • Advised British Landon on the sale of a 75%  interest in its Paddington Central assets to Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC for £694 million, representing a gross asset value of £936 million.

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s Mozambique desk combines expertise from its lawyers across Brazil, London and Houston to assist international clients in their investment projects and related matters. Splitting his time between Rio de Janeiro and London, Paulo Rage oversees the group and has extensive experience handling projects in the mining, energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure industries, with a focus on emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Other key names include foreign exchange, corporate law and investment expert Gonçalo Falcão and Alexandre Chequer, who heads the firm’s global oil and gas team.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Rage

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Falcã; Alexandre Chequer

Testimonials

‘The team is fast to respond and very business oriented.’

‘I’d highlight Paul Rage.’

Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The firm: 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 Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Advogados. This 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.

Types of work undertaken
Banking and 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, fund finance, 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 and securities: corporate and securities law is a core global practice at Mayer Brown. 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 and 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, energy, environment, financial institutions, financial services regulatory and enforcement, insurance and reinsurance, IP/IT, mining, pensions, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and tax.

Graduate recruitment: please see www.mayerbrown.com/careers or mayerbrownfutures.com.

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.

Other offices
Americas: Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Washington DC.

Asia: Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore.

Europe: Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris.

Middle East: Dubai

Associated law firms: Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São  Paulo, Vitória (Tauil & Chequer Advogados).

Department Name Email Telephone
London senior partner Dominic Griffiths
Antitrust and competition Daniel Vowden
Banking and finance Alex Dell
Construction and engineering Michael Regan
Corporate Kate Ball-Dodd
Employment Christopher Fisher
Environment Tim Baines
Financial services, regulatory and enforcement Chris Chapman
Insurance/reinsurance Jim Oulton
Intellectual property Mark Prinsley
Litigation and dispute resolution Ian McDonald
Pensions Jay Doraisamy
Real estate Christopher Harvey
Restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency Michael Fiddy
Tax James Hill
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Luiz Aboim photo Mr Luiz Aboim Luiz Aboim is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Raid Abu-Manneh photo Mr Raid Abu-Manneh Raid Abu-Manneh is global co-head of the International Arbitration group and a…
Chris Arnold photo Mr Chris Arnold Chris Arnold is a partner in the Derivatives & Structured Products practice…
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Christopher Fisher photo Mr Christopher Fisher Chris advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. His…
Simon Fisher photo Mr Simon Fisher Simon is a partner in the London office. He has a wide…
Robert (Rob) Flanigan photo Mr Robert (Rob) Flanigan Robert Flanigan is a Banking & Finance partner who regularly represents issuers…
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Alistair Graham photo Mr Alistair Graham Alistair Graham is a Solicitor Advocate and has represented clients in litigation…
Dominic Griffiths photo Mr Dominic Griffiths Dominic Griffiths heads Mayer Brown’s banking and finance group in London, representing…
Robert Hamill photo Mr Robert Hamill Robert Hamill is a partner in Mayer Brown’s London office focusing on…
David M. Harrison photo Mr David M. Harrison David Harrison is a partner in the London office. He co-leads the…
Chris Harvey photo Mr Chris Harvey Chris Harvey is a partner in Mayer Brown’s London office and head…
Kevin Hawken photo Mr Kevin Hawken Kevin Hawken is a securitisation and structured finance partner in Mayer Brown’s…
Jonathan Hosie photo Mr Jonathan Hosie Jonathan Hosie is a partner in the Construction & Engineering group, who focuses…
Caroline Humble photo Caroline Humble Caroline Humble is a partner in the Real Estate practice of the…
Jason Hungerford photo Mr Jason Hungerford Jason Hungerford is a US and UK-qualified investigations and regulatory partner based…
Amy Jacks photo Amy Jacks Amy Jacks is a partner and co-head of the Restructuring, Bankruptcy &…
Ian McDonald photo Mr Ian McDonald Ian McDonald is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Litigation & Dispute Resolution…
James Morris photo Mr James Morris James Morris is a partner in the Construction & Engineering and International Arbitration…
Tim Nosworthy photo Mr Tim Nosworthy Tim Nosworthy is a partner in Mayer Brown’s private investment funds group…
Rachael O'Grady photo Rachael O'Grady Partner
David O'connor photo Mr David O'connor David O’Connor is a structured finance and securitisation partner in Mayer Brown’s…
Jim Oulton photo Mr Jim Oulton Jim Oulton is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Richard Page photo Mr Richard Page Richard Page is a partner in the Corporate group with a broad…
Edmund Mr Edmund "Ed" Parker Edmund Parker is global co-head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice,…
Stuart Pickford photo Mr Stuart Pickford Stuart is a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown’s Litigation…
Mark Prinsley photo Mr Mark Prinsley Mark Prinsley concentrates on non contentious intellectual property including, in particular, IT…
Michael Regan photo Mr Michael Regan Michael Regan is recognised as one of the world’s leading construction and…
Iain Roberts photo Iain Roberts Iain is a partner in the Real Estate practice of the London…
Miles Robinson photo Mr Miles Robinson Miles Robinson is a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown’s…
Susan Rosser photo Susan Rosser Susan Rosser is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Kwadwo Sarkodie photo Mr Kwadwo Sarkodie Kwadwo Sarkodie is a partner in the Construction & Engineering group of the London…
Devi Shah photo Ms Devi Shah Devi Shah is co-head of Mayer Brown’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency group in…
Gary Silverman photo Mr Gary Silverman Gary Silverman practices as Of Counsel in the Banking & Finance practice…
Rachel Speight photo Ms Rachel Speight Rachel Speight represents banks and sponsors in international structured and project financings.…
Mark Stefanini photo Mr Mark Stefanini Mark Stefanini is a partner in Mayer Brown’s global Litigation & Dispute…
Andrew Stewart photo Mr Andrew Stewart Andrew Stewart focuses on complex commercial transactions, frequently in the sourcing arena,…
Jonathan Stone photo Mr Jonathan Stone Jonathan Stone is a partner in the Construction & Engineering practice of the…
James Taylor photo Mr James Taylor James Taylor is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of…
Jessica Walker photo Jessica Walker Jessica Walker is a partner in the Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice of the London…
James Whitaker photo Mr James Whitaker James Whitaker is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice…
Nigel White photo Mr Nigel White Nigel White is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Finance group. He acts…
Nigel Wright photo Mr Nigel Wright Nigel Wright’s law practice is focused on banking and finance law and…
Martin Wright photo Mr Martin Wright Martin Wright is a partner in the Real Estate practice of the…
Ian Wright photo Mr Ian Wright Ian Wright is a partner in London office of Mayer Brown’s Employment…
Oliver Yaros photo Oliver Yaros Oliver Yaros is a partner in the Intellectual Property & IT Group…
Number of UK partners : 99
Number of other UK fee-earners : 175

Mayer Brown promotes seven to counsel in Asia

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Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

Mayer Brown promotes five to partner in Asia

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