International Top 30 position: 6
Chicago-headquartered Mayer Brown has a strong global reach and today has five offices in Europe, seven offices in the US and eight Mayer Brown JSM offices across Asia.
As a further boost to its international offering, the firm also has a cooperation agreement with Tauil & Chequer Advogados in Brazil and has an alliance with Ramón y Cajal Abogados in Spain.
In 2011 Mayer Brown had around 1,523 lawyers worldwide, 585 of whom were partners.
The London office is a key hub for the firm and posted a 7.3 per cent increase in revenue in 2011, with turnover increasing from £134.5m to £156.8m. In 2011, the office had 245 lawyers and 94 partners and was ranked in sixth place in the Top 30 international firms in London ranking ofThe Lawyer UK 200 2012.
The firm's core practice areas include antitrust and competition, banking and finance, corporate and securities, employment and benefits, financial services, regulatory and enforcement, international trade, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, tax and wealth management.
Mayer Brown has a strong global litigation offering and has 546 litigation lawyers worldwide, according to The Lawyer Litigation Top 50 2012. The firm posted a global litigation turnover of $453.6m in 2011, which saw the firm ranked in 19th place.
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Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 2,313
Total lawyers: 1,523