GCR 100 - 9th Edition

Mayer Brown LLP

Professional notice

It has been quite a year for Mayer Brown, with the addition of two heavyweight antitrust partners.

20. Mayer Brown LLP

Global heads: Robert E Bloch, Frances Murphy, Kiran Desai
Home jurisdiction: United States
Total size of firm: 1,800
Number of competition specialists: 78
Percentage of competition specialists: 4
Who's Who nominees: 8
Partners: 45
Percentage of partners in Who's Who: 18
Associates: 28
Counsel: 5
Number of lateral partner hires: 2
Number of partner departures: 1
Number of internal promotions: 0

It has been quite a year for Mayer Brown, with the addition of two heavyweight antitrust partners. Last October, the esteemed Donald C Klawiter joined the firm's Washington, DC, office, while former DG Comp unit head Andres Font Galarza joined in January. The firm now boasts an impressive eight Who's Who nominees worldwide. The firm's reach includes substantial parts of Asia, where the firm has established a better, more substantial competition presence than many of its US and European rivals.

Never one to shy away from a tough case, the Mayer Brown team this year fought for, and eventually won, merger clearance for client Allied Waste in its merger with rival Republic Services, and represented AstraZeneca before the Court of First Instance in its challenge of a DG Comp pharmaceutical case - a case that opened the doors for the commission's continuing pharmaceutical sector investigation. Notably, the firm also represented Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in the DoJ's grand jury investigation into the SRAM industry - an investigation the DoJ eventually called off without bringing charges.

20. Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown's Antitrust & Competition practice offers up-to-the minute guidance concerning merger control, cartel investigations, distribution and licensing issues, alleged abusive conduct by dominant firms and state aid. Our group, which includes former US and European enforcement agency officials, has members located in our offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as correspondent and other relationships with antitrust counsel throughout the world that enable us to provide truly global coverage.

Our global resources and experience enable us to represent clients in high-stakes litigation, including litigation before the US Supreme Court and the European Courts of Justice; and represent clients in criminal and civil investigations, including international cartel investigations and related civil litigation. Further, our antitrust lawyers in Hong Kong and China are skilled at navigating the range of competition laws in the regions, and offer clients the benefit of extensive China antitrust filing experience and strong relationships with key competition agencies. Our global capacity also allows us to manage multi-jurisdictional merger filings and advise on the applicability of national merger control regulations and to secure merger control clearances throughout the world.

Visit our website at www.mayerbrown.com


Kiran S. Desai

T: +32 2 502 5517
E: [email protected]

Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt

T: +32 2 502 5517
E: [email protected]


Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt

T: +49 (0)221 577 1100
E: [email protected]



Lee N. Abrams

T: +1 312 701 7083
E: [email protected]

Andrew S. Marovitz

T: +1 312 701 7116
E: [email protected]

Mark McLaughlin

T: +1 312 701 7066
E: [email protected]


John M. Hickin

T: +852 2843 2576
E: [email protected]


Frances Murphy

T: +44 (0)20 7782 8200
E: [email protected]


Richard M. Steuer

T: +1 212 506 2530
E: [email protected]

Steven Wolowitz

T: +1 212 506 2535
E: [email protected]


Robert E. Bloch

T: +1 202 263 3203
E: [email protected]

Richard J. Favretto

T: +1 202 263 3250
E: [email protected]

Scott P. Perlman

T: +1 202 263 3201
E: [email protected]



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