Mayer Brown LLP announces the promotion of Barbara Grayson, Mai Phuong Nguyen, and Sabina Comis as new partners effective January 1, 2009.
Barbara Grayson is a partner in the firm's Chicago office. Ms. Grayson represents high net-worth individuals and families, with a focus on gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, charitable planning and succession planning. She also represents closely-held businesses, not-for-profit organizations and fiduciaries in estate and trust administration as well as litigation. Ms. Grayson joined the firm in 2001 after receiving a JD degree, graduating magna *** laude, from Harvard Law School.
Mai Phuong Nguyen is a partner in Mayer Brown's Hanoi office. Ms. Nguyen has wide experience in corporate, commercial, banking and financial matters and all aspects of investments in Vietnam for multinational corporations and banks and infrastructure projects as well as all other types of projects/transactions including investment structures, tax and foreign exchange issues. Ms. Nguyen received an LLM degree from National University and an LLB degree from Hanoi University.
Sabina Comis is a Mayer Brown partner in the firm's Paris office. Ms. Comis advises clients on their tax structuring of international transactions and private equity houses on their leveraged buy-outs (often multi-sponsors). In addition, Ms. Comis specializes in tax structuring of private investment funds’ creation. Ms. Comis joined the firm in 2007. She received a LLB degree from the London School of Economics and a LLM degree from the University of Cambridge.