London - Global law firm Mayer Brown today announced the appointment of senior asset-based lending (ABL) partner Alex Dell, who is widely-recognised as a leading ABL and receivables finance lawyer in the UK. His appointment will further strengthen the firm's top-end, cross-border ABL capabilities.

Alex currently leads DLA Piper’s Structured Finance Trade and Receivables team in the UK. His practice is particularly focused on large, highly structured receivables financing and ABL transactions with a cross-border element. He also has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain finance, transit finance and vendor and title finance. Alex represents banks, financial institutions, sponsors and corporates, and shares many of the same clients as Mayer Brown's global ABL team, which advises on cross-border transactions for some of the world’s largest financial institutions and companies.

This hire will merge two tier one ranked practices servicing financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers engaged in ABL and commercial finance.

Dominic Griffiths, co-Global Head of Banking & Finance at Mayer Brown, said: "I have known Alex for a number of years. He has a strong and impressive practice, which mirrors our own focus on providing the best legal advice to financial institutions and companies in their European and global strategies. We have a market leading ABL and structured finance team in key financial centres such as London, New York and Hong Kong, and we look forward to working closely with Alex to strengthen our client offering even further."

Mayer Brown has added a number of new partners to London in recent years, including the 2014 hires of structured finance partners Richard Todd and David O’Connor, emerging market finance partners Mayank Gupta and Trevor Wood, and employment partner Stefan Martin.