MBR&M bolsters Paris with Simmons hire

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBR&M) has bolstered its French finance capability with the appointment of partner Matthieu de Varax (left). De Varax, a specialist in asset finance for the aircraft, rail and ship industries, joins from Simmons & Simmons where he has been a partner since 1998. His appointment to MBR&M bolsters the firm’s Paris office to 10 partners. His key role will be as part of the European finance team, led by Ian Coles in London. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com, 21 June