Mayer Brown hires ex-EU ambassador

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has taken on the former EU ambassador to the US Gunter Burghardt for its regulatory team. Burghardt will join former German polititican Friedrich Merz, who started at the US firm in January following a stint as parliamentary leader of the German Christian Democratic Party. Prior to his role as ambassador, Burghardt was director general for external relations at the EU and also deputy chief of staff for former European Commission president Jacques Delors.

First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 14 February