Irish lawyer elected as Lord Mayor of the City of London
An Irish lawyer has been elected as the 693rd Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Vincent Keaveny, a partner in the London office of international business law firm DLA Piper, will serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry from 12 November 2021 for a one-year term.
Mr Keaveny was born and raised in Ireland and has a BCL from University College Dublin and an MLitt from Trinity College Dublin.
He was admitted as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in 1992 and has spent his practising career in the City of London.
The Lord Mayor acts as an international spokesperson for the City, leading business delegations to key international markets on behalf of the UK’s financial and professional services industry.
Mr Keaveny said: “I am honoured to be elected as the 693rd Lord Mayor of the City of London at such a critical time. The City will play a key role in addressing some of the major issues of today: supporting the recovery, making the most of talented people across the country and tackling climate change.
“The Square Mile has constantly reinvented itself throughout history to remain a world-leading business hub. We must rise to this challenge once again in the face of changing economic and social trends brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also seizing new opportunities following the UK’s exit from the European Union.
“I am confident that the City’s future is bright. The UK’s financial and professional services sector will continue to create jobs, drive growth and deliver investment across our country and beyond.”