London — Mayer Brown has strengthened its private equity practice in London with the hires of Tarun Patel and Electra Callan as counsel. Tarun and Electra will join the firm from Ropes & Gray.

“The growth of our global private equity capabilities across Europe continues to be a key priority for the firm,” said Perry Yam, Global co-head of the Corporate & Securities practice at Mayer Brown. “Tarun and Electra are great additions to our bench of private equity lawyers in London. Their combined geographic focus on Europe, market experience and history of developing deep client relationships will support the continued expansion of our practice. Our strategy remains to grow our corporate offering in London.”

Tarun has a range of domestic and cross-border experience in private equity and corporate advisory work. He acts for sponsors, funds, corporates and management teams on buy and sell side transactions, minority investments and joint ventures.

Electra acts for private equity investors, portfolio companies and management teams on both domestic and international investments, acquisitions, divestments and corporate restructurings. In addition, she has a successful track record of building strong relationships with management teams and portfolio companies during the lifecycle of PE ownership.

Sally Davies, London Managing Partner at Mayer Brown, said: “We have a vibrant and dynamic private equity practice in London focused on the mid-market. The arrival of Tarun and Electra, two rising talents, adds valuable experience and depth to both our London and European team as we continue to grow.”

Mayer Brown’s international private equity team spans four continents to advise private equity funds and sponsors on transactional and advisory mandates. The firm also advises lenders, financial institutions and management teams involved in private equity transactions on their leveraged acquisitions.