Newly merged New York giant Dewey & LeBoeuf is to ditch the role of London managing partner, following a review by management consulting firm McKinsey.

The office will now be organized along practice group lines, with the two firms’ former London heads — Peter Sharp of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae and Dewey Ballantine’s Fred Gander — returning to full-time fee earning. The firm’s practice groups include M&A, litigation, intellectual property litigation, international trade, capital markets, tax and bankruptcy.