McDermott’s Aymen Mahmoud to Lead the Firm’s Next Stage of Growth in London - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s Aymen Mahmoud to Lead the Firm’s Next Stage of Growth in London


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Aymen Mahmoud will take over from Hamid Yunis as the new office managing partner in London, effective 1 June 2024, with Graham White as senior partner.

‘I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Hamid,’ said McDermott Chairman Ira Coleman. ‘Since taking on the role of office managing partner more than five and a half years ago, Hamid has overseen one of the most dramatic growth stories in our Firm, accelerating performance across all dimensions. As he returns to serving clients full time, he will remain an active champion and ambassador for our London team and the wider Firm.’

Over the last five years, McDermott has experienced exceptional growth, particularly in New York and in London, where the team moved into fantastic new offices at 22 Bishopsgate; expanded into new practice areas including litigation, white collar, finance, restructuring and employee benefits; and reinforced capabilities in private equity and M&A, as well as launching a thriving China practice. The last few months have seen the hire of seven lateral partners, and the Firm expects to announce more market-leading hires in the near future.

As McDermott’s global financial performance hits an all-time high, the Firm’s London revenue has also reached year-on-year record levels even in difficult market conditions, providing a solid springboard for further dynamic expansion.

‘It’s been an absolute honour to have served as the office managing partner and to have driven McDermott’s growth in London,’ said Hamid. ‘I am grateful to the Firm’s global leadership for entrusting me with this mission and, above all, to my fantastic colleagues for their passion, dedication and support in executing our vision. I could not be prouder of what we have achieved together but, as I’ve always said, we need to “go again.” I am excited for Aymen to further propel us on our growth journey.’

Ambition is at the core of the McDermott DNA,’ said Aymen. ‘I am beyond thrilled to be trusted with the leadership of what is an already fantastic office and can’t wait to drive us to new heights. Drawing on the superb experience, network and strategic nous of Graham White will be invaluable as our Firm and our office focus on recruiting, retaining and accelerating the careers of the best talent in the market. There are no limits to where we want to go.’

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