Dentons’ Morris resurfaces at MoFo as insolvency head

Dentons’ former co-chief executive Howard Morris has joined Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) as head of business restructuring and insolvency in London.

Morris, who practices in corporate recovery and insolvency, resigned from his post as global integration partner at Dentons earlier this year (20 September 2013) after he spent two years focusing on integrating Denton Wilde Sapte and US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal following a merger in September 2010 (26 May 2010).

He then oversaw the merger between SNR Denton, European outfit Salans and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain at the end of March (22 February 2013), when Salans’ London office joined the firm’s UK, Middle East and Africa LLP and SNR Denton’s Moscow and Paris offices joined Salans’ European LLP (22 March 2013).

The former Allen & Overy (A&O) associate started the role at MoFo today (18 November), with a source saying he is not replacing anyone as the position is a new one.

MoFo’s business restructuring and insolvency head Gary Lee said: “The addition of Howard comes at a crucial time with significant levels of corporate debt still to be restructured across the UK and more widely in Europe. His experience and track record make him the ideal individual to head this group in London. Distressed investors are increasingly looking for opportunities in Europe and this appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to our clients in this area.” 

Morris relinquished his chief executive role at SNR Denton two years ago (28 February 2011).