CMS Cameron McKenna has been hit by another partner departure, with the London office of Missouri-headquartered Shook Hardy & Bacon picking up commercial partner Mark Tyler.
Tyler marks Camerons’ fourth partner departure in the last three weeks. His exit follows that of aviation finance partner Paul Richardson, who went to Stephenson Harwood, and Moscow-based partners David Griston and Jared Grubb, who both went to Clifford Chance.
Tyler, who headed the health, safety and product liability team at Camerons, will be Shook’s third London-based partner. Camerons’ senior associate Alison Newstead is joining him at Shook.
Shook’s product liability practice is particularly well-known and already has alliances in Germany, Brazil and Canada along with offices in Geneva and London. In 2005, the firm formed an informal alliance with China’s largest law firm, King & Wood.
Firm managing partner John Murphy said: “We are delighted to have two excellent players join us in a field in which we specialise. This development really strengthens our team outside the U.S. and is part of our international growth strategy.”