Leading international law firm Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that partner Chris Fellowes will join the firm's Construction & Engineering Group in London from Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on 2 January 2008.

Chris has significant experience of both non-contentious and contentious construction and engineering matters, having worked, prior to becoming a solicitor, as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, and subsequently the Development Director of a property development company. Chris is a partner in the Construction, Engineering and Projects team at Field Fisher Waterhouse, and both trained as, and spent four years working as, a solicitor at Rowe & Maw from 1995 - 2001.

He has acted for developers, employers, funders and contractors on a mixture of construction and engineering projects. He also advises financial institutions, tenants and investors on construction related documents and advises on PFI/PPP agreements and facilities management and maintenance contracts. On contentious matters Chris has acted on a number of adjudications, arbitrations, High Court actions and mediations for employers, contractors and sub-contractors.

Michael Regan, Head of Mayer Brown's Construction & Engineering Group in London, commented: "The addition of Chris to our team will strengthen our already formidable construction and engineering capabilities, and help us further develop from our existing platform. Our objective is to expand the Group significantly and broaden its capabilities over the next few years. We believe that Chris will make an important contribution as we work together to achieve this."

Chris Fellowes commented: "I am delighted to be returning to the market-leading Construction & Engineering Group at Mayer Brown, and I look forward to working alongside its highly regarded partners as the Group continues to expand. I am also excited at the opportunities which will arise as Mayer Brown pursues its ambitious strategy."

Sean Connolly, London Senior Partner, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Chris back to the firm. He will make a very valuable contribution to the Construction and Engineering Group and the firm."