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LAWFUEL – Law News Network – International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 new partners in Europe as part of 39 promotions worldwide. The appointments take effect from 1 January 2007.

The promotions globally are broken down geographically as follows:

Chicago – 12 Frankfurt – three
Houston – four London – nine
Los Angeles – one New York – six
Paris – one Washington D.C. – three

By practice, the appointments break down as follows:

Corporate – nine Litigation – 12
Finance – four Real Estate – six
Financial Services – one Tax controversy – one
IP – two Tax transactions – four

The partner promotions for Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Europe are as follows:

London – Kate Ball-Dodd

Kate advises on a wide range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions (with particular focus on public takeovers), equity fund raisings, joint ventures, corporate governance and regulatory matters. Kate was seconded to EMI Music from 2001 to 2002. She joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in 1997 from Eversheds, London.

London – Philippa Casey

Philippa is a litigation lawyer focusing on international commercial disputes. She specialises in international arbitration, both institutional (including ICC, LCIA, LMAA and ICSID) and non-administered. She also acts for clients in litigation matters, including in particular, disputes arising out of cross-border contracts, such as distribution and franchise agreements, as well as domestic litigation matters including warranty claims and claims concerning the construction and enforcement of commercial agreements. Philippa qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate in 2005 and regularly advises on all aspects of litigation and arbitration practice and procedure including in relation to the use of evidence in overseas proceedings, confidentiality issues and validity of dispute resolution agreements. She joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in 1997 as a trainee.

London – Jonathan Crawford

Jonathan is an experienced corporate lawyer with a particular focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international joint venture transactional work. He is also a member of the firm’s Telecoms, Media & Technology Group – his experience in telecoms and technologies work ranging from multi-jurisdictional project work to commercial agreements. Jonathan joined the firm in 1998 from DLA.

London – Paul de Bernier

Paul is a U.S.-qualified lawyer and advises on general corporate and securities law matters, including representing public and privately-held companies in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, private equity, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He has particular expertise in cross-border business combination and capital markets transactions. Paul joined the Los Angeles office of the firm in 1999 and moved to the London office in 2004.

Frankfurt – Dirk-Peter Flor

Dirk-Peter is promoted to partner in the finance group in Frankfurt, having joined the firm in 2005. He advises clients in relation to real estate finance and distressed debt, domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, banking laws and regulation, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions private equity and other general corporate activity.

London – Nicholas Kynoch

Nick advises a broad range of banks and financial institutions on a diverse range of regulatory and commercial issues. These include the development of new products and services, inter-institutional agreements and customer documentation, handling regulatory investigations, designing internal systems and controls and advising with respect to ongoing compliance with FSA rules. Nick also advises on the regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the financial services industry, as well as the establishment of new authorised entities. He joined the firm in April 2001, having previously practised in New Zealand.

London – Nick Marshall

Nick joined the firm in 1998 from Irwin Mitchell, and advises on transactional real estate matters. His main focus is advising institutional investors, and more recently international investor clients, on their structured real estate acquisitions in the UK. This includes advising a leading Irish property investor on significant investments into the UK over the course of 2006.

Paris – Olivier Parawan

Olivier is promoted to partner in the tax group in Paris. He joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in 2005 from Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats. Olivier advises on all aspects of domestic and international tax, including private equity/LBO and cross-border acquisitions.

Frankfurt – Heiko Penndorf

Heiko joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in Frankfurt in 2004 from Ashurst. Qualified as both a lawyer and a tax adviser, he specialises in banking products such as securitisation, structured finance and real estate finance. Since joining Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw he has advised on the tax-optimised acquisition of certain non-performing loan portfolios.

London – Lauri-Lynn Pursall

Lauri advises on a wide range of corporate matters specialising particularly in corporate finance, equity capital markets, public takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, and regulatory advice. She joined the firm in 2001 from Jowell, Glyn & Marais Inc, Johannesburg.

London – Miles Robinson

Miles joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in 1996 as a trainee, and advises on commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters. While specialising in product liability issues, his experience covers a wide variety of disputes, particularly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and coatings industries. He has also recently acted for clients in high profile matters in such diverse sectors as music, automotive, construction and logistics. On the product liability side, Miles’ experience includes defending large scale group litigation actions in the pharmaceutical and agrochemicals industries, and advising on product recall issues.

Frankfurt – Heinrich von Bünau

Heinrich is promoted to partner in the corporate group in Frankfurt. He joined the firm in 2000 as an associate and specialises in mergers and acquisitions with particular emphasis on cross-border mergers & acquisitions and transactions in the real estate sector. Heinrich also regularly advises on reorganisations and joint ventures as well as investment law.

London – Henrietta Walker
Henrietta advises on corporate and commercial matters, focusing particularly on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work. She has extensive experience advising on domestic and cross-border transactions. Henrietta also advises on joint venture and shareholders arrangements as well as general commercial contracts, including outsourcing arrangements. She has spent time seconded to clients, both during her training contract and following qualification. Henrietta joined the firm as a trainee in 1996 and qualified into the corporate department in 1998.

Paul Maher, London Senior Partner and Vice-Chairman elect, commented: “By promoting this number of talented lawyers to partner we are sending a strong message to the market that we anticipate significant and continued growth here in Europe and globally. Our clients can rest assured that we are investing properly in our people to serve them better and for our lawyers it illustrates solid prospects for home grown talent and laterals alike.”- For details of the partners promoted by Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in the U.S., please contact Will Hulbert, details below. Photographs of each partner are also available on request –

For further information:
Paul Maher
Senior Partner
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, London
+44 (0)20 7782 8815
[email protected]
Will Hulbert
Head of Marketing Communications
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, London
+44 (0)20 7782 8804
[email protected]

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