Mr. Lane is the Regional Managing Partner for Europe, with oversight responsibility for the Firm's European practice. He was involved in the establishment and subsequent development of each of the Firm's Continental European offices. He is also a member of the London office's Corporate practice group, with over 25 years experience in M&A (including public takeovers and private company acquisitions and disposals) and corporate finance (including IPOs and secondary equity issues).
He currently chairs the Firm's Brexit European Advisory Group.
Mr. Lane joined the firm in 2005, having previously worked as the London Managing Partner and the National Head of Corporate at a major national law firm between 2001 and 2005. He led the merger in 2001 between this firm and the City of London Law firm at which he had been a partner and then the managing partner since 1994. Mr. Lane began his career with a major international law firm in London where he worked from 1986 until 1993, including a period in the Tokyo office.