Mayer Brown launches new London group

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has launched a new insolvency and restructuring group in London to combine expertise from the legacy practices of both firms. Prior to the February tie-up, Mayer Brown's London office targeted banks and financial institutions for work in this area, while Rowe & Maw tended to act for corporates and insolvency practitioners. Those skill sets have now been formally combined under the leadership of finance head Ian Coles (above) and joint head of litigation and dispute resolution David Allen.