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Mayer Brown promotes 19 to counsel worldwide

20 November 2015

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced the promotion of 19 of its lawyers worldwide to counsel. The appointments are effective January 1, 2016.

“Each of these outstanding lawyers demonstrates the superior work ethic, legal skills and dedication to world-class client service that are at the heart of Mayer Brown,” said Chairman Paul Theiss. “We are pleased to recognize through these promotions their many contributions to our clients and the firm.”

The new counsel are:

Maud Bischoff, Real Estate, Paris
Admitted to the Paris Bar, Ms. Bischoff is a counsel in the Real Estate practice of the Paris office. Before joining Mayer Brown in 2010, she practiced for several years at major law firms in Luxembourg and Paris. In addition to her native French, Ms. Bischoff is fluent in English.

Jennifer L. Bruni, Banking & Finance, Chicago
Ms. Bruni is a counsel in the Banking & Finance practice of the Chicago office. She represents lenders and borrowers in many types of financings, including senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, investment grade and non-investment grade instruments.

José Caicedo, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Paris
Admitted to the Paris Bar and the Republic of Colombia, José Caicedo is a Paris-based counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He focuses on public international law and has regularly represented states, state entities, international organizations, foreign investors and companies in international arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, LMAA, UNCITRAL) involving a vast range of industries and sectors (oil & gas, mining, press distribution, telecommunication, arms procurements, banking, transportation industries, food industry). Mr. Caicedo has also acted before French courts in international law related issues.

Nishrin Aziz Hussain, Corporate & Securities, Hong Kong
Based in Hong Kong, Ms. Hussain is a counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice with experience in a broad range of debt capital markets, structured finance, and general corporate transactions across a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on her experience in debt capital markets transactions, her practice focuses on the representation of global corporate trustee providers. In recent years, she has been involved in many complex multi-jurisdictional matters for trustees involving investment grade and high-yield issuers based in Asia-Pacific and Australia.

Nathalie Jacquart, Tax Transactions & Consulting, Paris
Admitted to the Paris Bar and based in the firm’s Paris office, Ms. Jacquart is a counsel in the Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. She focuses her practice on multi-country transactions and planning, advising clients on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, debt restructuring and LBO transactions. In the context of her transactional activity, Ms. Jacquart has built a specific practice allowing her to develop and manage complex financial models that measure the tax consequences and cash-flow impacts of various scenarios contemplated for the acquisition. She also has experience in assisting the multinational group in the day-to-day management of its tax affairs, global effective tax rate, and exceptional operations. In addition to her native French, Ms. Jacquart is fluent in English.

Nanak Keswani, Banking & Finance, London
Mr. Keswani is a London-based counsel in the Banking & Finance practice. He has extensive experience of OTC and structured derivatives including credit, equity and commodity derivatives, as well as complex hedging arrangements. Mr. Keswani also has experience acting for arrangers and lenders on a wide spectrum of financing arrangements ranging from straightforward secured lending and capital market transactions to multi-jurisdictional structured finance transactions including receivables purchase securitizations, asset-backed commercial paper programs, CFOs, and asset-based lending.

Caroline Lan, Corporate & Securities, Paris
Admitted to the New York Bar and Paris Bar, Ms. Lan is a Paris-based counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice group. Ms. Lan has broad experience in equity capital market and public M&A. In addition to private equity (LBO, capital development and venture capital) and private M&A, she also focuses on management incentive/employee share scheme and corporate governance. In addition to her native French, Ms. Lan is fluent in English.

Jeffery C. Lowe, Government & Global Trade, Washington DC
Mr. Lowe is a counsel with the Government & Global Trade practice in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. Mr. Lowe’s practice concentrates on international dispute settlement, international trade and investment law, and international trade negotiations and policy. He has extensive experience in antidumping duty and other trade remedy proceedings, World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, intellectual property disputes pursuant to Section 337 of the Tariff Act, customs and product importation matters, export control, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anticorruption, and trade legislative issues.

Peter M. McCamman, Corporate & Securities, Washington DC
Mr. McCamman is a counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice group. Based in the firm’s office in Washington DC, he represents investment companies, investment advisers and other financial institutions. Mr. McCamman also assists clients with a wide variety of investment management matters, including formation, registration, ongoing operation, compliance and reorganization of investment companies and investment advisers, and provides ongoing assistance on investment management regulatory, investigations, enforcement and business matters.

Meytal McCoy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
A counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, Ms. McCoy is based in the firm’s Washington DC office, where she focuses on all aspects of antitrust including litigation, merger clearance and antitrust business counseling. The breadth of her experience spans a number of industries including food, grocery stores, financial services, trucking industry, pharmaceutical, and healthcare/medical device, and encompasses all phases of merger clearance, including pre-merger business counseling and representation before agencies in merger investigations, and all phases of civil litigation, including motions practice, discovery and electronic discovery, depositions and working with experts.

Tiffany A. Miller, Intellectual Property, Washington DC
Ms. Miller is a counsel in the Intellectual Property practice. Based in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, she focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation. She has represented clients from various industries in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts across the country as well as in appellate litigation before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Miller also has experience representing clients in unfair import actions arising under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 before the US International Trade Commission and related appellate litigations.

Monique J. Mulcare, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, New York
Ms. Mulcare is a New York-based counsel in Mayer Brown’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice. Her practice focuses on advising secured lenders, investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, and other financial institution creditors in connection with the purchase, recovery, and sale of US and international distressed assets and loan portfolios. Ms. Mulcare has significant experience in representing creditors in both in-court bankruptcies and insolvencies and out-of-court restructurings and workouts.

Vincent Nédellec, Corporate & Securities, Paris
Admitted to the Paris Bar, Mr. Nédellec is a counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice. Based in the firm’s Paris office, Mr. Nédellec focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He represents investment funds and industrial companies and has significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions. In addition to his native French, Mr. Nédellec is fluent in English.

Andrew Pannell, Banking & Finance, Singapore
Mr. Pannell is a Singapore-based counsel in the Banking & Finance practice of Mayer Brown. Mr. Pannell was previously based in the firm’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, where he was the team leader of the corporate/commercial department, and was one of the founding team for the firm’s Singapore office in 2011. His principal areas of practice include advising multi-national groups and private equity houses on a broad range of corporate matters, predominantly focusing on the areas of cross-border M&A, including energy M&A and private equity investments.

Baldine B. Paul, Intellectual Property, Washington DC
Mr. Paul is a counsel in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Paul, who has a doctorate in electrical engineering, focuses his practice on patent litigation and counseling and has experience in high-technology patent litigation in various district courts throughout the United States and in Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission.

Rachel A. Ponton, Corporate & Securities, Chicago
Ms. Ponton is a counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice. Ms. Ponton is a member of the Private Investment Fund group and represents private fund sponsors in fund formation and other transactions, including joint ventures, club deals and investment management agreements. She works with the firm’s fund clients through all stages of their life cycles, including both open-end and closed-end funds.

Jan Streer, Corporate & Securities, Düsseldorf
Mr. Streer is a counsel in the Corporate & Securities practice of Mayer Brown’s Düsseldorf office. His practice focuses on advising national and international companies, banks and financial investors in transactional matters, in particular with regard to merger and acquisitions, restructurings and security offerings. Besides his transactional work, Mr. Streer is standing legal counsel to several German and international companies, advising them on complex corporate issues as well as commercial and trade law matters.

Manuel J. Velez, Intellectual Property, New York
Based in New York, Mr. Velez is a counsel in the Intellectual Property practice. He concentrates his practice primarily on patent infringement litigation in such areas as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices.

Simon C.M. Wong, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
Mr. Wong is a counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of Mayer Brown. He has deep knowledge and understanding of international practices and the culture and the way Chinese companies conduct their business. Mr. Wong has extensive experience acting for both local and foreign companies in a broad spectrum of cross-border arbitration and litigation cases involving corporate, commercial and contractual disputes. He also has strong hands-on experience dealing with local PRC government authorities.

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