Morgan Lewis Takes Lover From US Rival in London

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has added a husband or spouse in its London office, because the agency seems to be to additional bolster its structured finance supplying.

Merryn Craske joins from U.S. rival Mayer Brown, and can arrive on the group on 1 March. She had been a partner at Mayer Brown for greater than 4 yrs, very first turning into a member of in September 2017.

Craske has labored totally on banking and finance transactions, which incorporates secured lending, derivatives, private debt capital marketplaces, enterprise finance and acquisition finance, in keeping with Morgan Lewis’ assertion on the make use of.

Her arrival follows Morgan Lewis’ make use of of Seyfi Can Kandemir from White & Scenario in Oct 2021, who additionally joined as a companion within the agency’s London workplace setting.

It’s the newest husband or spouse search the providers of by a U.S. firm in London from a rival in current months. In December final yr, Gibson Dunn employed firm duo Wim de Vlieger and Until LeFranc from Sidley Austin. Earlier than in 2021 an eleven-potent staff, akin to three companions, nonetheless left Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1 of probably the most higher-profile workforce strikes of the calendar yr.

Mayer Brown didn’t reply to requests for comment.