London — Mayer Brown has expanded its Capital Markets team in London with the addition of capital markets lawyer Peter Pears, who joins the firm as a partner. He was previously at Clifford Chance.

"Our global Capital Markets practice is highly active and known for advising on the most demanding and innovative transactions," said Dominic Griffiths, Mayer Brown's London managing partner. "It is great to welcome Peter, whose arrival marks another important addition to the London office and strengthens our global capital markets capabilities."

Peter acts for issuers and underwriters on a range of domestic and international capital markets offerings, including Eurobond, medium term note, commercial paper, regulatory capital, corporate hybrid and liability management transactions. His clients include financial institutions, major corporations, sovereigns, municipalities and supranationals across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. Peter has considerable experience in sustainable debt and ESG principles and regularly advises on green, social and sustainable bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and ESG regulatory matters. In addition to his debt capital markets practice, Peter advises on a variety of infrastructure finance transactions, including project bonds, private placements and whole business securitizations.

“Mayer Brown’s global platform and stellar reputation in debt capital markets really appealed to me," said Peter said. "I look forward to working with my new colleagues to assist clients with the significant changes that are on the horizon in capital markets.”

Year after year, Mayer Brown is ranked as a leading law firm by legal ranking directories and league tables for the firm’s debt capital markets work. Chambers Global ranks the firm and individual partners in its Capital Markets: Debt and related categories in China, UK, and USA. Chambers UK ranks Mayer Brown as a leading firm for Capital Markets: Debt among London firms. The IFLR1000 also ranks Mayer Brown and its lawyers for Capital Markets: Debt and related categories in the following jurisdictions: Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, UK, US, and Vietnam. Mayer Brown is also recognized by The Legal 500’s Germany, Asia-Pacific, UK, and US guides for its debt capital markets work.