Rising Legal Star Mae Salem Recognized in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2024

London, UK – Mae Salem, a partner at legal firm Squire Patton Boggs, has been honored in The Lawyer’s prestigious Hot 100 2024 list. This annual compilation recognizes outstanding individuals in the UK legal sector who have made significant contributions over the past year. Salem’s inclusion in the list highlights her impressive achievements and the important work she has undertaken in her field.

Salem, a Corporate and Private Equity partner at Squire Patton Boggs, has proven herself to be a dynamic force within the legal landscape. At just 32 years old, she reached the milestone of becoming a partner in May 2021, establishing her position as a rising star. Her successful year was marked by several notable accomplishments, including facilitating the acquisition of The Data Shed for client Hippo, showcasing her strategic acumen in the tech sector in Leeds. She also played a pivotal role in major transactions, such as advising Nimble, a digital engineering consultancy, on a majority investment in SCC, as well as facilitating the sale of IntoZetta to Experian. Additionally, Salem extended her footprint in the financial services sector, providing counsel to major corporations like Progeny, Investec, and Punter Southall Group.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Salem demonstrated her commitment to philanthropy by chairing the charity committee and raising over £50,000 for Leeds Baby Bank. Her dedication to giving back further exemplifies her leadership qualities and well-rounded approach to her work.

Paul Mann, European Head of Private Equity at Squire Patton Boggs, commended Salem, stating that her recognition in the Hot 100 is not only indicative of her involvement in high-profile transactions but also highlights her international standing as a talented and highly capable lawyer. Mann himself was featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 two years ago.

Jonathan Jones, the European Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs, praised Salem’s teamwork and exceptional work ethic. He emphasized her consistent commitment to going the extra mile for clients and colleagues, delivering excellent results within tight time frames. Jones also recognized Salem’s technical legal excellence, which she combines with a consensual approach. Such attributes have contributed to her remarkable career progression, and Jones expressed the firm’s pride in her achievements.

Salem joined Squire Patton Boggs in 2015 as a Corporate associate and rapidly climbed the ranks, culminating in her promotion to partner in 2021. Known for her expertise in advising on private company acquisitions and disposals, particularly in the private equity space, Salem has established herself as a prominent figure in her field.

Her accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2023, Salem was named Young Lawyer of the Year at the Insider Yorkshire Young Professionals Awards. The previous year, she won both “Emerging Dealmaker of the Year” at Insider’s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards and “Rising Star of the Year” at TheBusinessDesk Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards. These accolades further underscore her exceptional contributions to the legal industry.

Mae Salem’s achievements in the legal field, her commitment to philanthropy, and her dedication to excellence position her as a standout figure in the UK legal landscape. As she continues to make waves in her profession, her impact on the industry is set to endure.