McDermott hires companion duo Willkie Farr London

McDermott hires partner duo Willkie Farr London

McDermott Will & Emery has hired two partners from US competitor Willkie Farr & Gallagher to bolster its London financing offering.

According to a person at McDermott, Mark Fine and Aymen Mahmoud are expected to join McDermott after spending nearly four years each with Willkie.

Fine joined Willkie in 2016 from Bain Capital Credit, where he served as European General Counsel for over two years. He was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis for five years.

Mahmoud joined Willkie in 2016 from Jones Day’s London office and was promoted to the Willkie partnership last year.

The new hires are part of McDermott’s concerted expansion drive in London. Last month, the firm recruited Reed Smith finance partner Ranajoy Basu and brought on board Hogan Lovells’ global private equity chief, Tom Whelan, in October.

McDermott recently released its latest financial results, showing the company achieved double-digit revenue growth in its second year, growing global revenue by 11% to $1.17 billion in 2019.

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