Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of two lawyers to partner and counsel, respectively, and the addition of several others to its well-regarded brand management practice.

Amita Haylock, who was promoted to partner, focuses on complex IP litigation and alternative dispute resolution and the intersection of IP and competition, as well as telecommunications, broadcasting and cyber-security matters. Michelle Yee, who was promoted to counsel, specialises in brand management, copyright and transactional IP matters.

Head of the firm’s Asia IP & TMT practice Gabriela Kennedy comments: “Our recent focus has been on internal promotion as well as the lateral hiring of talent with in-house experience both from the public and private sector. This has enabled us to increase our efficiency and elevate the quality of our services."