London - Leading global law firm Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that Sean Connolly has been re-elected as London senior partner by a vote of the London Equity partners.

Sean Connolly, who has served for the past five years as senior partner in London has been re-elected to a further five year term. He is also a member of the global management of the firm, serving on the Partnership Board.

London senior partner Sean Connolly said: "I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to continue to lead the London office. As part of a leading global law firm, I am committed to continuing to develop the scale and quality of the London office to meet the needs of the firm's national and international clients."

Paul Theiss, Mayer Brown's Chairman, commented: "London is an essential part of our global offering to clients. We are privileged to have some of the best lawyers in the profession taking our London business forward, and I am confident that Sean will continue to provide effective leadership and help us to grow in this market, both as Senior Partner of the London office and as he continues as part of the global management of the firm on our Partnership Board."

Sean advises clients on insurance and reinsurance matters focusing on complex insurance market disputes and handling cases involving professional liability or financial institutions risks. He has been lauded by clients for his "seriously high quality” work and has been described as a lawyer who “has one of the best reputations in the market” (Legal 500 UK). Ranked as a key individual, Sean is a "real class act who always goes the extra mile for his clients" notes Chambers UK 2012. Sean’s clients include major domestic and overseas insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates and their representatives, insurance brokers and other intermediaries.