DLA Piper head of structured trade finance and receivables Alex Dell is set to join Mayer Brown.

Dell will be an asset-based lending (ABL) partner in Mayer Brown’s banking and finance group in London.

Dominic Griffiths, co-global head of banking and finance at Mayer Brown, says: “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 centres such as London, New York and Hong Kong, and we look forward to working closely with Alex to strengthen our client offering even further.”

In his current role at DLA Piper, he focuses on large, highly structured receivables financing and ABL transactions with a cross-border element. His practice also includes supply chain finance, transit finance and vendor and title finance.

This appointment, which is meant to further strengthen the firm’s cross-border ABL offering, comes after the hiring of a number of new partners in London, including structured finance partners Richard Todd and David O’Connor and emerging market finance partners Mayank Gupta and Trevor Wood in 2014.