Mayer Brown team defects to Hunton & Williams

US firm Hunton & Williams has raided Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in a bid to ramp up its disputes capability in London. Partners John Miles and Marie Kidwell will be taking a team of five associates to the US firm. Miles and Kidwell, who were formerly at Denton Wilde Sapte, joined Mayer Brown & Platt in London to set up a litigation capability just months before the firm’s merger with Rowe & Maw. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 4 December