IEL Elite

Mayer Brown

Highly acclaimed global practice



Mayer Brown’s extensive employment team is based across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US. In particular, the firm draws significant praise for its capabilities in Hong Kong.

Hong Tran in Hong Kong is a key point of contact in the team, which advises major names listed on the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX, and Hang Seng. Guido Zeppenfeld (who splits his time between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt) is a key contact in Europe.  

In November 2022, the Paris team was bolstered by the re-incorporation of partner Vincenzo Feldmann. Feldmann left Mayer Brown in 2020 for Gide Loyrette Nouel, where he was counsel.


The team offers considerable expertise in D&I, from strategic consulting on policy development through to pay equity advice and analysis, internal investigations, and representation in disputes – both before courts and administrative bodies.

Professionals in the group also handle training on discrimination, bullying and harassment, unconscious bias, and the development of inclusive workplaces.

Benefits expertise includes the design and implementation of equity- and cash-based plans, and compliance. This spans restricted stock unit plans, stock option plans, and deferred cash bonus arrangements. In addition, expertise extends to tax, securities, stock exchange, ERISA, and other related legislation.

Pensions experts regularly support clients with plan and scheme strategies, from implementation and restructuring through to representation in disputes and advice on investing pensions assets.

The group also has expertise in executive compensation, and global mobility and immigration matters.

Other key names

  • Jay Doraisamy (UK)
  • Andrew S Rosenman (US)
  • Christopher Fisher (UK)
  • Ian Wright (UK)
  • Aline Fidelis (Brazil*)
  • Ruth Zadikany (US)
  • Hagen Köckeritz (Germany)

* as part of Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown 

Experts based in...

Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

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