Maalouf Ashford & Talbot Named “Law Firm of the Year” in the United States in 8 Categories

New York, NY, September 29, 2011 --( Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP, one of the world’s leading international corporate law firms, today announced that the Firm has been named as “Law Firm of the Year” in the United States in an unprecedented 8 separate categories including:

International Finance Law Firm of the Year

Banking Law Firm of the Year

Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year

Mining Law Firm of the Year

M&A Law Firm of the Year

Project Finance Law Firm of the Year

Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year

Cross Border Law Firm of the Year

This recognition comes on the heels of the Firm’s Senior Partner, John J. Maalouf, being ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States for the past 6 years in a row.

Maalouf Ashford & Talbot remains at the forefront of the legal profession in structuring complex international business transactions, representing clients in numerous high-profile matters involving international mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity.

About John J. Maalouf

John J. Maalouf, Senior Partner of the Firm, is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of international trade and finance, mergers and acquisitions, business and corporate law, banking law, oil & gas law, energy law, mining, cross border transactions and project finance. John is ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States and has been for the past six years in a row by the U.S. Lawyer Rankings due to his commitment to excellence and outstanding client service in the areas of international business law. John is also "AV Peer Review Rated", Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Maalouf has represented clients throughout the world, including the U.S., China, Middle-East, EU, Japan, India, Australia, Russia and South America in complex matters involving international trade & finance, mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, international banking, project finance, capital markets, private equity, international oil & gas, mining and energy transactions.

In addition, John is co-author of the book: "Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions in China", published by Thomson West, the world's most respected name in legal publishing.

About Maalouf Ashford & Talbot,

Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP is an international financial services law firm in New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Riyadh and Boston.

The Firm’s attorneys provide representation across the following key areas of the law: International Trade & Finance, Business, Corporate, Banking, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Investment Funds, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Mining, Cross Border, Capital Markets and Project Finance. Combining a dedication to excellence with a commitment to superior client service, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot provides clients with a breadth and depth of expertise uniquely suited to their legal needs. Maalouf Ashford has also been named Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year - 2010 by Corporate International Magazine in New York.

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About ACQ Law Awards 2011

ACQ Law Awards is the M&A industry’s most prestigious and established awards for the legal community. ACQ’s judges recognize law firms from across the globe for the exceptional quality of their work over a broad spectrum of specialized fields.

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