Mayer Brown has relocated London projects partner Myles Mantle to its Tokyo office.
Mantle joined Mayer Brown’s project finance team in London in October and will be transferred to Tokyo. He advises on the development, financing and acquisition of complex energy, offshore, petrochemical, manufacturing and infrastructure projects. He acts for trading houses, investors, operators, lenders and export credit agencies, focusing on projects in the emerging markets.
At Mayer Brown Tokyo, Mantle reunites with Rupert Burrows, Mayer Brown’s Tokyo office managing partner. Both worked together at Ashurst for over a decade.
Mantle joined Mayer Brown last year from Haynes and Boone’s London office, where he practiced for over two years. Prior to that, he worked in the London office of Jones Day, where he was a partner. He did two separate stints at Ashurst, as a partner for almost three years until 2015, and as an associate for almost a decade in the London and Tokyo offices until 2007. Between his two stints at Ashurst, he was a partner in the Moscow office of SNR Denton.
Mayer Brown launched in Tokyo in 2018 with the hire of Burrows, who had been at Ashurst for almost two decades and led its Japan practice. Mayer Brown later hired two new partners—again from Ashurst and from Shearman & Sterling—for its banking and finance and corporate practices.
The firm now counts nine lawyers, including three partners, in its Tokyo office. Mantle is currently listed as a senior counsel on the firm’s website.