Brobecks appoints new London head

US firm Brobeck Hale & Dorr International has appointed a new managing partner at its London office.

Thomas Kellerman joins the technology law firm from the Palo Alto, California, office of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, one of its parent firms in the US, where he was also managing partner.

Kellerman, a US-qualified lawyer, has worked with technology companies in California's Silicon Valley.

He takes over from David Ayres.

“When Tom arrived we all decided that he should be managing partner,” says Ayres.

“He has much more management experience and better skills than I have, so I decided to hand over to him so I could go back to practising law.”

He adds: “His arrival significantly enhances our international technology capabilities in Europe and keeps our expansion into this market firmly on track.”

Brobeck Hale & Dorr specialises in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for a client base of mainly European technology companies.