Two more partners leave Mayer Brown London

Mayer Brown has suffered two more departures from its London office with a corporate partner and an environment partner both choosing to leave the firm.

Paul Maher

Paul Maher

The news comes just a few weeks after the firm’s former vice chairman Paul Maher resigned from Mayer Brown after taking a leave of absence to consider his options (19 May).

Fiona Adams, who has been a partner in the corporate team since 2000, has now also left the firm along with environmental partner Cate Sharp. It is not yet clear where the partners are moving to.

Maher’s decision to leave the firm came after Mayer Brown overhauled its governance structure, electing partner Bert Krueger as global chairman.

The firm has replaced its 17-member committee with a six-partner management committee and a 12-strong partner committee.

Last week The Lawyer reported on Mayer Brown completing the appointments to the partnership board (28 May).

London partners Ian Coles and Jeremy Clay both have places on the newly-created board.