Mayer Brown announced the appointment of senior asset-based lending (ABL) partner Alex Dell. His appointment will further strengthen the firm’s top-end, cross-border ABL capabilities.

Dell previously led DLA Piper’s Structured Finance Trade and Receivables team in the UK. His practice particularly focused on large, highly structured receivables financing and ABL transactions with a cross-border element.

He also has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain finance, transit finance and vendor and title finance. Dell represents banks, financial institutions, sponsors and corporates.

This hire will merge two tier one ranked practices servicing financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers engaged in ABL and commercial finance.

Dominic Griffiths, co-global head of Banking & Finance at Mayer Brown, said: “I have known Alex for a number of years. He has a strong and impressive practice, which mirrors our own focus on providing the best legal advice to financial institutions and companies in their European and global strategies. We have a market leading ABL and structured finance team in key financial centers such as London, New York and Hong Kong, and we look forward to working closely with Alex to strengthen our client offering even further.”