mdp elevates corporate advisory star to partnership

The new partner joined the firm just last September

mdp elevates corporate advisory star to partnership
Eliza Low

mdp has elevated corporate advisory star Eliza Low to the partnership after only a few months with the firm.

Low joined the firm as a special counsel just last September. Her appointment, mdp said, “marked a significant expansion of mdp’s legal capabilities.”

“We were delighted that Eliza joined us for the busiest year in mdp’s history and that she has committed to the firm’s future by becoming a partner,” said Michael McDonald, the firm’s founder and director. “Great opportunities can come from a crisis and in many respects, they did. Eliza’s fresh perspective and leadership were transformational and put us in a strong position going into 2021.”

Low has a wealth of experience handling large-scale deals across multiple jurisdictions – much of this experience was gained from her tenure at global firm Baker McKenzie.

“The firm has always punched above its weight and Eliza has brought more international, high-end experience and the type of big business thinking we value from mdp, particularly as we grow our own business,” said Reed Leighton, CEO of long-term mdp client Leighton O’Brien.

In her position, Low takes the lead on M&A, corporate restructuring, and general corporate advisory transactions at mdp. She has also been tasked with the management, mentorship and expansion of the firm’s legal team.

“We have an amazing team of people who all delivered fantastic, quality work, and we helped many companies survive and thrive during COVID-19,” Low said. “The mandatory shutdowns caught many businesses off guard, but we transitioned effortlessly to working from home and still provided a full suite of legal and commercial services.”

She said that she was looking forward to developing her practice, with an emphasis on guiding local family-founded and family-led businesses.

In addition to her legal work, Low is also a champion of diversity, inclusion and gender equality.

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