Mayer Brown re-jigs management for securitisation push

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has appointed new co-heads for its London securitisation department following the departure of high profile partner Mark Nicolaides.

Bruce Bloomingdale and Dominic Griffiths are the new co-heads of the four partner practice. In addition, Drew Salvest will continue to head the office’s debt capital markets practice and Kevin Hawken continues as the practice’s conduit expert.

Ian Coles, head of the European finance practice said: “Bruce and Dominic are known for their assertive approach to transactions and are well placed to lead this charge in securitisation.”

Bloomingdale has been at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw for over nine years while Griffiths joined the firm seven months ago from White & Case.

The securitisation group is primarily known for its four key areas of expertise: conduits, CDOs, CMBS and emerging markets.

The Mayer Brown London securitisation practice is part of a London finance practice which includes 11 partners and a total of approximately 40 lawyers. The firm is planning to increase that significantly over the next 12 months. The global securitisation team includes over 100 lawyers worldwide.