Mayer Brown lands A&O insolvency ace

Mayer Brown is beefing up its restructuring and insolvency practice with the appointment of Allen & Overy (A&O) senior associate Ashley Katz.

Katz will take up his role as a partner at Mayer Brown on 4 February, working under European finance head Ian Coles.

Katz’s practice focuses on all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvencies.

His recent experience includes advising the PPP administrators of Metronet, the bondholders of Eurotunnel Group and the bank syndicate lending to furniture superstore Courts.

Mayer Brown London senior partner Sean Connolly said Katz is one of a number of hires expected over the coming months.