LawFuel.com – UK Legal Newswire – 1 February 2010 – Leading international law firm Mayer Brown announced today the hire of a finance partner to its London office as part of its ongoing strategic growth plans for London. This follows the five finance partner hires within the last four months and builds the London Finance group to 20 partners.
Neil Caddy joins from Allen & Overy where he focused on leveraged finance, advising on a range of leveraged and investment grade financing transactions, acting for lenders, sponsors and corporates in both domestic and international deals. He also advises on the restructuring of leveraged finance transactions.
In addition to Mayer Brown’s recent hires of Nicola Marley, Graham Wedlake, Lee Cullinane, Jacqueline Evans and John Clark, Neil will strengthen the Mayer Brown leveraged finance team and further enhance the global finance practice’s capability.
Mayer Brown’s Senior Partner in London, Sean Connolly, said: “As previously stated, we are fully committed to developing a leading City finance practice, complementing the skills and resource provided in the US, Europe and Asia. Today’s announcement marks the latest phase of our plans. The finance team in London and globally is continuing to perform strongly in these uncertain times and we very much look forward to the arrival of Neil.”
Head of Finance in London, Bruce Bloomingdale, said: “Neil joins at an exciting time for Mayer Brown’s London office and for the Finance group in particular. He shares our strategic vision and joins an exceptionally talented team of leveraged finance lawyers who will help drive our offering across our strong banking and finance client base.”
For more information, contact:
Mayer Brown, London
+44 20 3130 8547
Notes to editors:
Mayer Brown is a leading international law firm with offices in key business centres across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm has more than 1,750 lawyers, including approximately 1,000 in the Americas, 450 in Europe and 300 in Asia. The firm’s Asia presence was enhanced by its 2008 combination with Johnson Stokes & Master, the largest and oldest Asia law firm. (In Asia, we are known as Mayer Brown JSM.) In December 2009, Mayer Brown formed an association with Tauil & Chequer, a leading law firm in Brazil. This unequalled on-the-ground presence in the world’s leading markets for legal services enables Mayer Brown to offer clients access to local market expertise on a global basis. The international reach of the firm is further enhanced through an affiliated trade office in Beijing as well as three independent alliances with leading law firms in Mexico, Italy and Spain. For more information see www.mayerbrown.com