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Davis Arnold Cooper (DAC) boosted its London finance group in April with the hire of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw banking partner Simon Pullen.
Pullen, who joined as a salaried partner, said he left the international giant because he “felt more comfortable” in a mid-sized firm. Having joined the legacy Rowe & Maw in 2001 from Eversheds on the basis that it was a mid-sized firm, Pullen said that within six months it had become one of the top 10 largest firms in the world.
Pullen refused to comment specifically on what it was about the US-led heavyweight that disagreed with him, but explained that there was “a very different ethos in a large international firm from that which exists in a mid-sized firm. I’m delighted to be back in an environment where I feel more comfortable.”
Pullen joins the largely property-related finance group, which is headed by John Nelnes.