Real estate partner Jeremy Clay has been appointed managing partner of Mayer Brown.
He succeeds Kenneth S. Geller who is stepping down after 8 years in the role. Clay joined the US-headquartered firm’s management committee in 2012 and will split his presence between the firm’s London and New York offices.
“I look forward to serving Mayer Brown as its new managing partner,” added Mr. Clay. “I am excited to join [Paul W. Theiss, the chairman of Mayer Brown] at the helm and help continue the firm’s impressive growth. While the market for legal services is more competitive than ever, I share Paul’s view that our commitment to client service, professional excellence and the continued strengthening of our client relationships is the key to the continued development of Mayer Brown as one of the leading international business law firms.”
Tokyo office leader to co-lead global practice at Orrick
Global law firm Orrick has named Tokyo-based partner James Atkin as co-head of its oil and gas practice.
He joins from Vinson & Elkins in the city where he was office managing partner.
The firm’s oil & gas practice reaches markets across several continents from its Houston and London hubs but Atkin’s appointment is seen as a key step to grow its Asian connection.
The UK-qualified lawyer advises clients in the oil and gas sector on transactions in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North America, and has extensive experience advising on large-scale oil and gas projects, LNG sales arrangements, and energy-related mergers and acquisitions.
Court of Appeal president helps launch MinterEllison handbook
The Honourable Justice Beazley AO has helped MinterEllison launch the tenth edition of its Insurance Contracts Act Handbook.
The President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales, was at the national firm’s Sydney office last week for an event to launch the milestone edition, 26 years after it was first published.
The handbook has sold over 26,000 copies since 1992 and Justice Beazley said it is “the go-to place for essential information."
MinterEllison Partner and Publishing Editor, Chern Tan said that keeping up to date with changes to the 1984 Act can be overwhelming.
"This edition of the Handbook, like all previous editions, aims to highlight and simplify the changes and developments through a concise summary of case facts and principles, as well as outlining the practical implications of the Act for those in the sector," said Tan. "It's a source of information that helps insurers navigate day-to-day work, be it drafting a new policy or assessing a claim."
For the first-time, MinterEllison will be launching the handbook in digital format.