Lawyers of the Month are indviduals who impressed our research team through their work or career development in the previous month.


Mitchell Presser – Morrison & Foerster, United States

Freshfields' US head of M&A and global transactions, Presser, moved to Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of it global corporate department.



Satoko Kuwabara – Gaien Partners, Japan

M&A lawyer and IFLR1000 Women Leader, Kuwabara, left Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to co-found Gaien Partners. 


Europe, Middle East and Africa

Trevor Borthwick – Mayer Brown, United Kingdom

Allen & Overy's former global head of corporate lending and IFLR1000 Market Leader, Borthwick, joined Mayer Brown's London office in a move that lands the US firm one of leading lending advisers in the city.