London – Stuart Brinkworth has today joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice in London. He will head the European Leveraged Finance team. Stuart, a leveraged finance lawyer with considerable cross-border experience, was formerly the London head of finance at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Stuart acts for UK and international lenders, sponsors and bidding consortia on a variety of leveraged finance transactions, particularly private equity-backed leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs and buy-ins, public bids, corporate financing and fund finance. In addition, he has broad sector experience covering financial services, real estate, media, sports, business services, leisure, retail and healthcare. Stuart’s practice also includes funds finance and he has been closely involved in the development of unitranche as a funding source in the European market.
“Finance is Mayer Brown's signature strength”, said Dominic Griffiths, partner and co-head of the global Banking & Finance practice at Mayer Brown. “We have been looking for opportunities to add more leveraged finance depth to our team and are delighted to welcome Stuart to the firm. He is very highly regarded by clients and has an exceptional reputation in the market.”
Stuart Brinkworth, said: “I am very excited to be joining such a dynamic practice. Mayer Brown is an extremely ambitious firm and its energy and aspirations very much match my own.”
Sally Davies, London Senior Partner at Mayer Brown, said: “This is a very exciting time for Stuart to join Mayer Brown. We are actively growing our leveraged finance capabilities across the firm. Stuart has great drive and his deep knowledge of the leveraged finance market, particularly for private equity sponsors and finance institutions, fits well with our existing capabilities and will be highly sought after by our clients.”