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Name To From Practice Area Notes
Richard Bull Proskauer Rose Norton Rose Fulbright Corporate Richard’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private investments, and joint ventures. He acts for asset managers in connection with their investments and focuses on the financial services and technology sectors. He also advises financial institutions on corporate venture investments and growth/expansion activities.
Robin Storey McCarthy Denning Stratic Energy Corporation Energy Robin Storey has more than 20 years’ in-house experience and has held the role of general counsel and company secretary at a number of small cap exploration and production companies, including Stratic Energy Corporataion and Aurelian Oil & Gas plc, as well as roles at BP and PetroKazakhstan Inc. He has extensive experience in developed and emerging energy markets, including upstream, corporate, restructuring, financing, compliance and disputes.
Stacey Kivel McCarthy Denning Equator Exploration Energy Stacey Kivel has more than 20 years’ international corporate experience. She was head corporate counsel, combined with company secretary for African focused oil exploration companies, Equator Exploration and Oando plc, and has advised Tower Resources where she handled the acquisition and divestiture of assets, corporate finance, compliance, service agreements and restructuring. She is an FCA regulated financial advisor, has experience in litigation funding, and began her legal career in entertainment licensing and finance. She has particular experience in acquiring exploration rights in African countries.
Kizzy Augustin Russell-Cooke Pinsent Masons Frand and Criminal Litigation Kizzy is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience and appears as an advocate in court proceedings employment tribunals (for appealing Improvement and Prohibition notices) and Coroners’ inquests. She has experience in defending companies, senior directors and employees in corporate manslaughter and serious fire, and health and safety prosecutions. Her sector experience covers construction, care homes, environment, manufacturing, fire, rail and retail industries. She has worked in-house at a local authority where she was responsible for prosecuting companies and individuals in breach of health and safety legislation.
Dr Martin Eimer Pinsent Masons Freshfields Major Projects Martin Eimer joins from Freshfields where he co-led the major projects group. He has experience in cross-sector commercial contracts and disputes and specialises in large and complex construction and engineering projects, both contentious and non-contentious. He has particular experience in litigation and arbitration in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and technology sectors, and a focus on projects in Eastern Europe and emerging markets.
Bronwen Jones Reed Smith Macfarlanes Finance Bronwen Jones joins from Macfarlanes where she led the investment fund finance group, and previously held the role of head of finance. She acts for banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, general partners and fund managers on a range of fund finance matters including capital call facilities, NAV and asset backed facilities, general partner facilities and co-investment facilities. She also advises on acquisitions finance, including unitranche and mezzanine debt, and intercreditor issues, workouts and restructurings
Michael Weir White & Case Jones Day Private Equity Michael Weir’s practice will primarily focus on the firm’s private equity clients. He will also be instrumental in helping build other key investor segments, including alternative capital providers, family offices and real estate.
Neil Evans Mayer Brown Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Private Equity Neil Evans represents private equity sponsors and corporates on public and private M&A, ECM, buyout transactions and equity investments across a broad range of sectors.
David Savell Locke Lord K&L Gates Risk & Compliance David has advised corporations and individuals on regulatory and criminal matters including regulatory issues, reporting obligations, initial stages of investigations, interviews under caution and restraint proceedings to appeal and confiscation. He also has experience of advising on contentious matters relating to sanctions, anti-money laundering and the UK Bribery Act, including advising on related compliance policies and procedures. He has experience in all aspects of white collar crime defence in cases brought by the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office, the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Services Authority, and the Crown Prosecution Service. Earlier in his career he worked at the Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office, handling cases involving direct taxation investigation and prosecutions.
Aaron Stephens King & Spalding Berwin Leighton Paisner Special Matters & Government Investigations Aaron Stephens is a UK and US-qualified lawyer whose practice focuses on internal investigations and financial crime and regulation matters, including bribery and corruption, money laundering, financial sanctions, market abuse and fraud. He has represented clients under investigation from bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority and Serious Fraud Office as well as matters involving the UK Takeover Panel, Lloyd’s of London, the Department of Justice, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission. Aaron will work alongside London white collar partner Gareth Rees QC, who joined the firm in November 2017.
Maria Manley Sidley Austin Bristows Life Sciences Maria will lead the life sciences team in London. She represents a wide range of development-stage, specialty and established global life sciences companies, and concentrates her practices on both European and UK life sciences regulatory law. She has particular experience on issues arising during the life cycle of medicinal products, including advertising, product liability and competition. Maria also advises clients in the chemical, medical devices, cosmetics and food sectors, and has represented clients in proceedings before both national and European courts and the regulatory agencies in the UK and across Europe.
Neill Blundell Macfarlanes Eversheds Sutherland Corporate Crime and Investigations Neill Blundell will be joining the firm as a partner and head of corporate crime and investigations in the disputes and investigations team. He will focus on corporate criminal investigations and compliance advice, particularly in relation to regulatory issues, anti-bribery and corruption and the Criminal Finances Act.
Gareth Wadley Gateley Eversheds Sutherland Employment Gateley has appointed Gareth Wadley as an employment partner in London where he will focus on the firm’s global mobility offering. Gareth has more than ten years’ experience in employment and immigration law and previously worked at Eversheds where he was responsible for setting up the London immigration practice.
Nick Pincott TLT Norton Rose Fulbright Construction and Renewable Energy Nick Pincott joins the firm’s UK construction, infrastructure and projects team and supports the firm’s energy and renewables sector practice. He joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a partner in the energy projects group for more than a decade and specialised in renewable energy projects since the late 1990s. He has a wide variety of renewable energy experience including wind, solar, biomass, energy from waste, wave, tidal flow and tidal lagoon. He has led numerous overseas projects including in Europe, Africa, North and Latin America and Asia, and inward investment into the UK and European projects including from North America and Asia. Nicks’s construction experience also extends to ports and large scale domestic defence, government accommodation, road and healthcare projects including PFI and PPP projects.
Apostolos Gkoutzinis Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Shearman & Sterling Capital Markets Apostolos Gkoutzinis is known for his expertise in complex high-yield transactions and high-profile mandates in relation to the Greek financial and banking system. He specialises in the European corporate bond market with particular expertise in high-yield debt financings, refinancings and leveraged buyouts for companies, private equity sponsors and investment banks. He also has experience in a broad range of liability management, restructuring and equity transactions.
Rebecca Marques Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Shearman & Sterling Capital Markets Rebecca has expertise across a range of international securities transactions representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters. Her practice covers a wide range of experience in high-yield debt offerings for corporates and leveraged buyouts, international capital markets transactions as well as liability management.
Jacqueline Ingram & Team Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Financial Restructuring Yushan Ng, Karen McMaster, Sinjini Saha, who will join the firm at a later date, and Jacqueline Ingram, bring a wealth of expertise advising on complex and high-profile, pan-European and transatlantic restructuring and special situation financing matters. Yushan Ng will serve as co-head of Milbank’s London financial restructuring group alongside established restructuring partner Nick Angel. With a focus on advising institutions that invest in distressed situations or impaired credits, Ng has advised on a wide range of complex restructurings across Europe. His practice also encompasses advising lenders and borrowers on a range of corporate and acquisition finance transactions.Karen McMaster assists buy-side and distressed investors structure, negotiate and implement a wide range of investments in distressed, stressed or special situation credits. She is experienced in all aspects of debt restructuring and reorganisation, from initial contingency planning and options analysis to the implementation and management of complex workouts and has particular experience acting in relation to financing arrangements which predicate some element of risk, either in terms of structure, a background of distress, or industry type. Sinjini Saha specialises in acting for private equity and distressed financial sponsors on all aspects of their investments including cross-border M&A, stressed and distressed investments, loan-to-own transactions, restructurings, high yield and general corporate and securities law matters. Dual qualified in New York and England Sinjini has deep experience with financial sponsors, acting on a wider range of large scale, cross-border transactions. Ingram advises distressed investors, banks, corporates and creditor and noteholder committees. Her practice focuses on debt restructuring and special situations financing. She has extensive experience on complex cross-border restructurings, involving a wide range of insolvency and reorganisation processes.
Ali Ramadan Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Bird & Bird Technology Ali focuses on advising start-ups, growth companies and investors (both institutional and corporate) in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions in the tech ecosystem
Paul Doris Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Watson Farley & Williams M&A and Private Equity Paul’s focus is on M&A and private equity, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, with a focus on wind and solar portfolios. He has experience across Europe, particularly in Spain, as well as in Latin America, India, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Shula de Jersey BCL Solicitors Slater & Gordon Crime and Regulation Shula has particular expertise in representing individuals in cases involving allegations of complex and serious fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption.
Carl Rohsler Memery Crystal Squire Patton Boggs IP and Gambling Memery Crystal has announced the appointment of Carl Rohsler, an IP and gambling law specialist, as a partner. Rohsler joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where he led the group’s IP litigation and gambling regulatory practices. He has 25 years’ experience.
Neil Pfister Druces Fletcher Day IT & IP Neil Pfister specialises in advising clients based in technology and software, including terms and conditions, agency agreements, confidentiality/NDAs, consultancy, distribution, e-commerce, franchising and intellectual property law. He also advises commercial clients, particularly in the technology sector, on how to structure their businesses, as well as on buying and selling companies, partnerships, LLPs or sole trader businesses. Prior to entering the law, he set up an IT company specialising in providing bespoke software to local government. He began his legal career in Surrey, joining Downs Solicitors in 2012, where he became a partner in 2014 then head of corporate and commercial in 2015.
Clare Hughes Addleshaw Goddard Eversheds Financial Regulation Clare Hughes focuses on the retail financial services market, advising retail banks, credit card issuers, short term lenders, asset finance providers, brokers and debt collection businesses on all aspects of interactions with customers, new propositions and regulatory issues involving the FCA. Her work with clients relates to all retail finance products including loans, credit cards, overdrafts and current accounts as well as asset finance products. She also has considerable experience in advising clients on remediation projects as well as the regulatory aspects of transactions.
Caroline Jury Morrison & Foerster Clifford Chance Finance Caroline brings to the firm a wealth of experience and accomplishments in cross-border financial transactions. Her practice focuses on cross-border leveraged acquisitions, corporate lending, restructuring and securitisation/structured debt. She represents major banks, corporate borrowers and private equity firms on their financing requirements, including assisting them with the negotiation of unsecured and secured syndicated and bilateral loans, acquisition and IPO financings (including senior and mezzanine, unitranche and term loan B facilities), corporate bonds, and tax driven structured finance transactions. Caroline also provides regulatory advice. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Rachael Barber Kemp Little Penningtons Manches Intellectual Property Rachael Barber specialises in design, trade mark and copyright litigation as well as IP protection and enforcement. She has a particular focus on the luxury, fashion and retail related industries and has worked with many leading brand names.
Chris Doran Weightmans DAC Beachcroft Construction and Engineering Disputes Chris Doran, who joined the firm from DAC Beachcroft, specialises in all forms of international and domestic construction and engineering disputes.
Robert Whitehead Weightmans Shulmans Dispute Resolution Dispute resolution specialist Robert Whitehead joins Weightmans’ insurance team acting principally for insurers, MGAs and Lloyd’s syndicates, managing claims on behalf of insurers. A member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Whitehead joins Weightmans from Shulmans.
Konrad Rodgers Enyo Law Boies Schiller Flexner Commmercial Litigation Konrad Rodgers trained in chambers and spent two Court terms as judicial clerk in the Court of Appeal before practising at US firms, latterly as counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner. He is a barrister with full rights of audience. His practice focuses on international commercial litigation and cross-jurisdictional fraud disputes. He has acted for a range of corporations, financial institutions and high-net worth individuals on civil fraud, banking, shareholder and restructuring matters. He has particular experience in Russian and CIS related disputes and has acted in cases involving worldwide freezing orders, other interlocutory relief and enforcement measures. He has experience of arbitration matters.
Kumar Tewari Katten Muchin Rosenman Lloyds Banking Group Banking & Finance Kumar Tewari concentrates his practice on complex banking and finance matters, including commercial real estate finance (investment/development), leveraged/acquisition finance, funds finance, general banking, structured trade and commodity finance, and regulatory compliance and governance matters. He joined Katten from Lloyds Banking Group, where he most recently served as a director and senior lawyer.
John Ahern Katten Muchin Rosenman Jones Day Financial Services John Ahern will lead the firm’s London financial services group, focuses his practice on banking, financial services, UK and European financial markets, and related regulations. He advises multilateral trading facilities, broker-dealers and banks on investment services regulation, in particular in regards to trading, clearing and settlement, as well as custody of securities – both physical and dematerialised. Ahern also counsels asset managers and investment advisors on the regulation of alternative funds in Europe. He has a particular focus on bank regulatory capital.
Sarah Lane Burges Salmon FTI Consulting Corporate Tax Sarah Lane has almost 20 years’ experience in banking, international tax and advising on tax regulation interaction. Her experience spans corporate and international tax with significant FS and M&A experience. She advises clients on a wide range of tax issues in finance and capital markets, funds, property and technology, and also deals with UK and international tax controversy. She also works on tax policy matters. Lane joins Burges Salmon from FTI Consulting, prior to which she spent 15 years with KPMG. She joined KPMG from Ernst & Young in 2001. Sarah is a qualified solicitor and has spent time with Linklaters and Eversheds. She has also lectured in law at the University of Leeds.
Julian Nichol Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Bracewell Project Finance Julian led the EMEA power group at Bracewell, and co-led the firm-wide oil and gas practice. He focuses on project finance and transactional energy and natural resources and advises investors across EMEA looking to invest in the US and world-wide, as well as international investors investing in EMEA. He focuses on the acquisitions, disposal, development and project financing of independent power generation projects and power transmission/distribution projects. In the last 20 years he has worked on more than 30 power generation projects encompassing gas, coal, oil, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass technologies. He has worked in Dubai, the UAE, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Patrick Dunaud Stewarts Law Latham & Watkins Commercial Litigation Patrick Dunaud joins the commercial litigation department having previously worked as co-global chair of securities litigation at Latham & Watkins and as head of litigation at Winston & Strawn in Paris. He focuses on international intellectual property litigation, securities and arbitration, and has clients in the media, luxury brands and financial sectors
Victor Cramer Stewarts Law KPMG Tax Litigation Victor Cramer joins the tax litigation department after working in the tax litigation group at KPMG for 11 years. He is a specialist in VAT and indirect tax litigation and has led cases in the Court of Justice of the EU, and has acted as an advocate in the Tax Tribunal.
David Healy Stewarts Law BL Claims Solicitors Personal Injury David Healy joins the personal injury department. Healy has more than 20 years’ experience in the personal injury field and joins from working as head of BL Claims Solicitors, the PI arm of Blake Morgan
Satyen Dhana Simmons & Simmons CMS EU, Competition & Regulatory Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Satyen Dhana, competition partner to join its EU, competition and regulatory practice in London
Fiona Bolton Simmons & Simmons Eversheds Sutherland Employment Having established and led the specialist financial institutions sector employment team at her previous firm, Fiona Bolton will focus on banking and financial services at Simmons & Simmons. She has more than 17 years’ experience in advising financial services clients across the full range of employment matters.
Michal Berkner Cooley LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A Dual-qualified in the US and England and Wales, Michal Berkner specialises in cross-border deals, both public and private. She represents large corporations, private equity houses, investment banks and high-net-worth individuals
Caroline Vernon Sherrards Solicitors CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Residential Real Estate Caroline Vernon joined Sherrards solicitors at the beginning of January 2018 as a partner in the firm’s private residential real estate team. Vernon has over 15 years’ experience of banking, mixed use developments, portfolio sales & purchases and working with ultra high net worth clients. Prior to joining Sherrards she was of counsel at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.
Anthony Van Hoffen Lewis Silkin Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Having qualified as a solicitor in 1999. In addition to his experience in the UK, Anthony Van Hoffen is qualified as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in South Africa. Specialising in major commercial developments as well as infrastructure and regeneration projects, Anthony has extensive experience in advising developers, investors and public bodies on significant, large-scale projects, especially on matters regarding public procurement and development finance.
Matthew Cox Baker McKenzie Ropes & Gray Banking & Finance Matthew Cox, who joins the firm in February 2018 from Ropes & Gray, has extensive leveraged and acquisition finance experience, with a particular focus on acting for top tier sponsor clients.
Megan Schellinger Baker McKenzie Linklaters Captial Markets Megan Schellinger joins the firm in March 2018 from Linklaters, and is an experienced US qualified securities lawyer with extensive capital markets experience, across equity and debt capital markets. She advises on IPOs, secondary offerings, spin-offs, investment grade and high yield debt offerings, and liability management transactions.
Hannah Field-Lowes White & Case Weil Gotshal & Manges Commercial Litigation Hannah has represented clients in contentious matters across the private equity, financial and technology industries. As previously, her practice at White & Case will focus on managing financial, intellectual property, shareholder and general commercial disputes, particularly breaches of contract, misrepresentation, jurisdictional issues, regulatory investigations and contentious tax matters.
Brian Chadwick Fieldfisher Cooley LLP Corporate Brian acts for a range of clients with a particular focus on convergence media, advertising and digital games companies. He was general counsel and director with mobile games developer and publisher Miniclip and prior to this was a partner and the head of the London corporate department at Michelmores. Chadwick is a dual-qualified lawyer (Pennsylvania in 1998 and England and Wales in 2001).
Stephen Ravenscroft Memery Crystal White & Case Employment Stephen works with companies and senior executives across a range of industries including banking and finance, natural resources, real estate, media and technology. He also has a keen interest in sports law, having himself been an international rugby player
Mark Sellers Penningtons Manches Prince Evans Social Housing Mark, who will work across the London and Cambridge offices, has specialist experience in acting for registered providers on their acquisitions by way of outright purchase, conditional agreements, option agreements, golden brick agreements and associated development agreements. He also advises registered providers on all aspects of home ownership sales including shared ownership, market sales, help to buy, right to buy and lease extensions. He is a member of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee of the Law Society.
Andrew Small Russell-Cooke Stone King Charity and Social Business Andrew Small joins the charity and social business team with a wealth of experience advising charities and other third sector bodies on their property issues and requirements, including sales, leases, management issues and developments. He has particular experience on property issues arising from charity mergers and incorporations, as well as being an expert on property issues for schools.
Siiri Duddington Hill Dickinson Campbell Johnston Clark Shipping Siiri Duddington spent six years at the CJC advising on a wide range of dry shipping, trade and insurance litigation, acting principally for owners, charterers, P&I clubs, traders and insurers. She has extensive experience in commercial contracts disputes involving charterparty, bill of lading, MOA, COA, pooling agreements, marine insurance and sale contracts, as well as shipbuilding and rig disputes. Siiri is regularly involved in running large-scale litigation and arbitration, often with multi-jurisdictional issues. She has particular expertise in insurance coverage disputes, largely acting for P&I clubs and insurers. She will be based in the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office.
Menelaus Kouzoupis Stephenson Harwood HFW Marine & international Practice Menelaus Kouzoupis specialises in international commercial dispute resolution, with a focus predominantly on dry shipping, trade and energy. His clients range from ship owners, banks and traders to mining houses and energy companies. He also has notable experience in complex cross-border insolvencies.
Simon Bernholt Wiggin Playtech plc Commercial & Regulatory specialising in the Gambling sector. The move to Wiggin is a return to private practice for Simon Bernholt, who was previously a commercial and regulatory lawyer with Olswang for seven years, specialising in the gambling sector. He is experienced in advising on the full range of commercial, IP and domestic and international regulatory issues facing stakeholders in the gambling industry.
Siri Siriwardene BLM Slater & Gordon Commercial Advisory & Private Wealth Siri Siriwardene has over 20 years’ experience in running teams and departments within international businesses – 16 years of this in the legal sector – most recently as the head of general law UK at Slater and Gordon. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and operational management.
Sital Fontenelle Kingsley Napley Irwin Mitchell Family Law Sital practises in all aspects of private family work, and has particular experience in complex financial matters, international jurisdictional cases, private children cases and nuptial agreements.
Louisa Watt Brown Rudnick Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Distressed debt and claims trading Louisa is a specialist on secondary loan trading in distressed situations, and has extensive experience in the creation of bespoke documentation for complex cross-border loan transactions, portfolios and litigation funding. She will lead the firm’s European finance and special situations practice together with partner Tuvi Keinan. She will also work with Steve Wasserman in leading the firm’s distressed debt and claims trading practice group.
John Linneker Fieldfisher Dentons Intellectual Property John Linneker has been an equity partner at Dentons since 2005 and was latterly head of the UK IP team and chair of its global trademark practice group. Prior to that, he was at Taylor Wessing between 1990 and 2005. He will join Fieldfisher on 12 February 2018. Linneker specialises in all aspects of IP law, with a particular focus on contentious IP work.
Tom McFarlane Hogan Lovells Alvarez & Marshal Tax Tom joins from Alvarez & Marsal where he was a partner and led the transfer pricing and tax efficient supply chain management practice in London. Prior to joining A&M, McFarlane spent six years with KPMG and was one of the founders of its tax efficient supply chain management practice. He has 16 years’ experience advising multinationals and his sector experience includes consumer products, industrial products, retail, mining, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and oil and gas.
Mark Lubbock Brown Rudnick Ashurst Technology and Intellectual Property He has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and privacy and has acted for large and medium sized clients in finance and technology
Alistair Francis Osborne Clarke Squire Patton Boggs M&A & Private Equity Osborne Clarke has appointed Alistair Francis as a private equity partner in London. An M&A and private equity specialist, his sector experience includes industrials, technology, retail, media and entertainment.
Karen Friebe Bird & Bird Berwin Leighton Paisner Real Estate Karen advises on the acquisition, development, disposal and management of all types of hotel, from budget to luxury, and in dealings with other types of property in the wider hospitality and leisure sector.
Paul Feldberg K&L Gates Willkie Farr & Gallagher Enforcement and white collar crime Paul Feldberg focuses his practice on advising and defending companies and individuals in matters relating to criminal fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, insider trading, and other regulatory actions. His experience includes working on some of the highest profile UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) cases, either as a prosecutor with the SFO or, more recently, in private practice, when he has acted for companies or individuals subject to SFO investigations or prosecutions.
Tamara Quinn Osborne Clarke Berwin Leighton Paisner Non-contentious intellectual property Dual-qualified as a solicitor and a barrister, Tamara Quinn has more than 20 years’ experience in IP and, in the last four years, has also become a data protection specialist.
Paul Simcock Vinson & Elkins Jones Day Corporate With nearly two decades of experience in leveraged finance, Paul Simcock joins V&E from Jones Day where he worked with clients across a variety of sectors, from retail to real estate to life sciences and mining.
Jan Hoppe Fladgate Gordon Dadd Corporate Jan Hoppe is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany. He advises on M&A matters with a cross-border focus, including cross-border mergers where he has a strong established practice. He also advises on commercial contracts and competition law and has experience in supply contracts, distribution agreements and commercial agency.
Jon Holland & Andrea Monks Latham & Watkins Hogan Lovells Litigation and Trial Jon Holland has more than 20 years’ experience advising banks and other financial institutions on a variety of high-profile disputes before the courts. In addition he has acted on numerous headline investigations including LIBOR, FX, and precious metals. He has also appeared regularly before major international authorities in the UK, US and across Europe. Andrea Monks has extensive expertise advising financial institutions on a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes. She has particular experience with contentious regulatory investigations, and she regularly counsels banks, corporates and other bodies in the regulated sector on their anti-money laundering obligations. Andrea Monks also practices general commercial litigation and has experience of contract disputes, fraud and asset-tracing, joint venture and supply chain disputes, and aviation disputes.
Angus Duncan Hunton & Williams Winston & Strawn Corporate Angus has more than 25 years’ experience handling complex structured finance and speciality finance transactions. He has represented clients on securitisations and financings involving a range of assets, including loans, consumer receivables, real estate, and hedge fund interests. More recently he has acted for new entrants to the financial markets in the UK and overseas. He also advises on insurance-linked securities, including sidecars, industry loss warranties and privately placed transactions with respect to catastrophe, mortality and longevity risk using the capital markets.
Tim Field Mishcon de Reya Addleshaw Goddard Equity Capital Markets Tim has advised a range of clients including investment banks, financial advisers, brokers, stock exchanges, regulators for over 20 years on matters such as initial public offerings (IPOs) takeovers and securities law
Sarah Shaw Hogan Lovells Allen & Overy Corporate, M&A, energy, natural resources and infrastructure Sarah Shaw is a M&A practitioner, with a range of experience acting on major private and public M&A and ECM transactions, principally across the oil and gas, power, renewables and infrastructure sectors. Her experience includes both domestic and cross-border transactions. She advises a number of global energy clients and other corporate, infrastructure, private equity and sovereign wealth fund clients in the sector. Her practice includes a focus on Africa, and she advises funds and corporates that are active in the region.
Judy Krieg Fieldfisher Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP Data Privacy Prior to this Judy led the compliance teams at Rolls Royce plc and Willis Group Holdings plc. Her specialist sectors include financial crime, compliance, governance and financial regulation. Judy has dual US and UK qualifications, and is admitted in England and Wales, New York and Colorado (inactive).
Oliver Harker Weightmans Reed Smith Corporate Oliver Harker advises clients on a wide variety of transactions, including complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and capital markets. His sector experience includes energy, trade and commodities, financial services, and media and entertainment.
Ashoo Singh Blake Morgan Russell Cooke Succession and Tax Ashoo has a wealth of private client experience which includes estate planning for clients based in the UK and internationally, tax, trusts and co-ownership issues arising from relationship breakdowns, administration of cross-border and contentious estates, international capacity issues and Court of Protection work. Her clients also include professional administrators and trustees where disputes have arisen between the professional advisers and the beneficiaries and professional deputies in cross-border capacity matters. Arshoo Singh has also been appointed by the court as a joint tax expert in matrimonial proceedings and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Law Society’s Private Client Section, Solicitors for the Elderly, and the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.
Daniel Turgel White & Case Linklaters M&A Daniel advises clients across a range of sectors including TMT, energy, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, technology, private equity and real estate on complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and broader corporate matters. He also has extensive experience advising on Israel-related transactions, having co-founded and run Linklaters’ Israel practice since 2011.
Nic Couchman & Staff Charles Russell Speechlys Couchmans Sports Law Secialists Couchmans was founded in 2001 by Nic Couchman, who will become head of sport at Charles Russell Speechlys. The arrival of the Couchmans team coincides with the appointment of Darren Bailey as a consultant. Darren Bailey was previously director of football governance and regulation at The FA, and is a specialist in sports law, integrity and regulation.
Mandip Sagoo & Angus Duncan Clyde & Co Mayer Brown LLP Insurance Mandip Sagoo has extensive experience advising insurers in connection with some of their most significant and complex financial institutions, D&O, professional indemnity and warranty & indemnity claims. He is experienced in matters involving civil and criminal litigation as well as regulatory proceedings and investigations, frequently involving cross-border and multi-party elements. Angus Duncan has wide experience acting for insurers in the financial lines markets. This includes advising on global exposures in respect of Madoff-related claims and on coverage in connection with various Eastern European bank exposures. He also advises on policy wordings and on commercial D&O claims, with recent work including claims following the high profile collapses of well-known companies in the UK, as well as working on a variety of professional indemnity issues, with a current focus on the tax scheme exposures faced by accountants and independent financial advisers.
Laurence Applegate DWF REN Legal Corporate Laurence Applegate has 18 years’ experience of advising on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings, and corporate finance. He has a particular specialism in real estate private equity.
Judith Seddon Ropes & Gray Clifford Chance International Risk Judith specialises in advising on UK and cross-border regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions, with a focus on the financial services sector. She has worked on some of the largest and highest profile investigations of the Serious Fraud Office. She will advise on all issues of white-collar crime, fraud, corruption as well as regulatory investigations
Artem Doudko Osborne Clarke White & Case International Arbitration Artem Doudko will be joining the firm as a partner and head of Russia and CIS disputes. He is an English qualified solicitor advocate and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has extensive experience of cases under all the major arbitral rules, including both commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. Artem Doudko regularly advises on significant and complex international cases, covering a wide range of issues including strategic, substantive, jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues. He has acted for major corporate groups, ultra high networth individuals, states and state-owned entities.
Peter Wright Squire Patton Boggs Simmons & Simmons Global Energy & Natural Resources Peter Wright’s practice is focused broadly on power generation, including both thermal and renewable energy technologies, as well as on gas and LNG (liquefied natural gas) projects. He has advised governments, developers, lenders and investors on international energy and infrastructure transactions for nearly 20 years. His practice covers transactions in Asia, the Middle East, the UK and Europe, the US, Canada and Mexico. Over the past decade, Peter has developed a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, having worked on projects in over a dozen African countries, including South Africa, Swaziland, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi and Djibouti
Rinku Bhadoria Squire Patton Boggs King & Wood Mallesons Global Energy & Natural Resources Rinku Bhadoria has over 15 years’ experience advising sponsors, funds, governments, export credit agencies and commercial lenders on the development and financing of international energy and infrastructure projects. With a deep technical knowledge of complex financing arrangements, Rinku has advised on the funding and commercial aspects of power generation projects, oil and gas pipelines, and refineries and storage facilities, as well as a wide range of related infrastructure.
Ajoy Bose Mallick Pemberton Greenish Maples Teesdale Commercial Real Estate Ajoy Bose-Mallick has extensive experience advising lenders, developers, financial institutions, funds and borrowers on investment and development banking and finance for real estate transactions. His practice encompasses a breadth of unsecured and secured lending matters including residential, commercial and refinancing transactions and project finance. Furthermore, he has acted on numerous high-profile and complex real estate financings, both domestic and international, with values up to £500 million.
Jeremy Farr, Charles Lockwood and Clare Kempkens K&L Gates Ince & Co Energy Disputes The team has broad experience across the energy sector, including upstream and midstream oil and gas matters such as offshore construction; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracting; renewables; rig/FPSO construction; floating production; drilling; pipelines; oilfield services; and associated maritime and insurance issues. They divide their practice between assisting clients with the development of contracts, pre-litigation tactical advice/general advisory, commercial litigation, and international arbitration. Serving clients from around the globe, the group has particular experience representing client interests in relation to activities in the North Sea, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Katherine Proctor Kennedys Clyde & Co Insurance & Reinsurance Katherine Proctor specialises in insurance and reinsurance and general commercial disputes, and handling property, liability and casualty disputes, with a focus on Bermuda Form matters. She also handles construction and engineering, energy, fine art and specie, and brokers’ negligence matters, and acts for international insurers, reinsurers and brokers.
Hugh Giles Capsticks Metropolitan Police Service Litigation Capsticks has welcomed partner Hugh Giles to the firm from the Metropolitan Police Service where he worked as director of legal services for five years, and was also a member of the management board. Before this Giles worked as head of litigation at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department where he was involved in a number of high profile public law cases.
Guy Wilkes Mishcon de Reya Mayer Brown LLP Finance and Banking Guy Wilkes worked at Allen & Overy and Osborne Clarke before joining the Financial Conduct Authority in 2009 where he was involved in investigations into individuals and institutions.
Kevin Cordina Simmons & Simmons CMS Patent Prosecution Kevin Cordina worked with a wide range of clients from start-ups to multi-nationals, with a particular focus on technology, telecommunications and medical devices. Much of his practice has been in contentious matters.
Poupak Anjomshoaa Norton Rose Fulbright Carbon Holdings Energy, infrastructure and construction Poupak Anjomshoaa has over 20 years’ experience in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, including dispute resolution and transactional work. She has a particular focus on downstream oil and gas and large scale petrochemicals projects.
Jean Francois Le Gal Pinsent Masons Brown Rudnick International Arbitration Jean Francois Le Gal will split his time across Pinsent Masons’ London and Paris offices where he will join the IA team across the energy, construction and technology sectors. He will also spend some time in the Middle East. Jean Francois Le Gal is qualified as a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before the Higher Courts of England & Wales (Civil Proceedings) and an avocat au barreau de Paris, and is listed as a registered legal practitioner with full rights of advocacy at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts). He is also registered on the panel of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre.
Fionnuala Nolan Thrings Banks Kelly Solicitors Commercial property Fionnuala has over 20 years’ experience and specialises in retail, property development and property trading. Her experience includes the property aspects of PPP projects and carrying through acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant negotiations, put and call options, development agreements, auction acquisitions and conditional contracts.
Ed Anderson Browne Jacobson Beale & Company Financial and Professional Risk Ed is experienced in defending complex claims against professionals, including solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors, actuaries and IFA’s. In addition, he has considerable expertise in acting for insurers and syndicates in large coverage disputes across all classes of business
Jamie Symington Brown Rudnick FCA Contentious Financial Regulation Jamie has been director of investigations at the FCA since November 2015. His experience includes running major regulatory enforcement cases, being a member of the senior enforcement team with oversight for all high-risk FCA cases and projects and deciding FCA strategy and policy. On the criminal side, Symington was responsible for establishing the criminal investigation and prosecution function at FCA. He has also spent significant time dealing with international regulators.
Paul White Druces Chadbourne & Parke Tax Paul has extensive tax planning, transactional and advisory experience, particularly in UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, finance, property and corporate transactions. He will advise on corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, stamp duty and stamp duty land tax.
Kelly Whiter Fladgate PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Kelly Whiter has more than 15 years’ experience advising high net worth individuals, their family members and businesses on all aspects of immigration. Her practice covers investors, entrepreneurs, sponsor licenses and Tier 2 visas, British nationality, applications under EU law and settlement, including discretionary applications outside the Immigration Rules. She is also experienced in economic citizenship by investment programmes.
Charles Kuhn Clyde & Co Hickman & Rose Regulatory and Investigations Charles is a qualified barrister and German Rechtanswalt. He has previously worked at the FCA Enforcement and Financial Crime Division.
Tristian Hall & Team CMS Sedgwick LLP Insurance and Reinsurance Tristian Hall specialises in advising insurers and their insureds on the management and resolution of complex claims, with a particular emphasis on financial and professional risks. In addition to his contentious practice, Tristan has significant experience assisting insurers and intermediaries with bespoke insurance product development and wording reviews.
Gary Tierney Hilary Meredith Solicitors Simpson Millar Complex Personal Injury Gary specialises in complex personal injury claims, including military accident claims, multi-track employer’s liability and public liability, road traffic accidents and fatal accident claims.
Tim Ryan DAC Beachcroft Memery Crystal Commercial, Media and Technology Tim advises on technology, fintech, cyber security and digital media. He has also worked at Addleshaw Goddard, PwC Legal and an in-house role at Sodexo.
David Sims DAC Beachcroft Clifford Chance Employment & Pensions David's practice covers employment litigation, employment advisory work, and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. He regularly advises clients in the financial services sector, including investment backs, insurers, private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and large corporations. David has particular expeirence in the regulatory issues facing financial services employers, including remuneration reform, corporate governance and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime.
Mark Kendall, Duncan Strachan & team DAC Beachcroft Sedgwick LLP Insurance Mark Kendall has led the Sedgwick London's international property and casualty team since 2010, and the firm's Latin America group since 2014. Mark has a insurance and reinsurance practice that incorporates policy coverage and dispute management including arbitration. He has particular focus on international casualty and product recall and liability in all major sectors, including food, automotive and pharmaceutical. Dominic Strachan advises on litigation defence and coverage issues in key Latin American jurisdictions, as well as the UK and Europe, and regularly deals with large and complex cases in the region. They will be joining the firm in January with five team members.
Thomas Ross Watson Farley & Williams Ropes & Gray Dispute Resolution Ross has extensive experience advising on complex, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional disputes in the domestic and international banking, securities, financial services and structured finance sectors. He regularly acts on matters diverse as defualts and restructuring, fund and asset management litigation contractual and pensions disputes as well as being active in the fields of antitrust litigation, white collar matters and regulatory investigations.
Neil Hamilton CMS Jones Day Capital Markets and Derivatives With over 20 years experience, Neil advises arrangers, originators, derivative counterparties, credit support providers and rating agencies on structured finance transactions covering a variety of asset classes. He also advises banks and funds in relation to portfolio acquisitions and disposals and structured products such as CLOs, total return swaps and structured repos. In recent years, Neil has focused his practice on developing securitisation markets such as fintech.
Pamela Reddy Norton Rose Fulbright Simons Muirhead & Burton Corporate and White Collar Crime Pamela advises companies and individuals on all aspects of business, corporate, financial and white collar crime. She has extensive experience in handling complex fraud, corruption market abuse, and money laundering cases as well as internal investigations and financial services investigations.
Naomi Vary & Karen Morrish Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Sedgwick LLP Insurance Naomi Vary advises clients on political risk, terrorism insurance, trade credit and other political matters and defends claims against lawyer, financial advisers, accountants, and insurance intermediaries.
Nigel Brahams Collyer Bristow Fox Williams Corporate and commercial Nigel has worked for more than 20 years leading in-house teams at commercial and investment banks and brokerage firms. He has particular experience in fintech and financial services regulatory and transactional matters encompassing MiFID 2, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and the regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency Intial Coin Offerings.
Meera Jansen Blake Morgan Brecher Banking & Finance Meera has experience in all aspects of debt financings, funds finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, general corporate finance, and asset backed lending. Her experience covers multi-jurisdictional acquisitions finance transactions, cross border equity bridge transactions and all aspects of insolvency and restructuring.
Wim De Vlieger & Till Lefranc Sidley Austin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Private Equity Wim De Vlieger and Till Lefranc counsel clients across Europe on a wide range of transactions, incluidng in particular private equity, M&A, corporate and capital market transations. Their practices focus on advising clients on cross-border M&A, growth capital investments, infrastructure transations, high-yield debt offerings and shareholder and management equity arrangements as well as on initial and secondary public offerings.
John Schmidt Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP Competition & Antitrust John Schmidt's practice at the firm will focus on matters before competition authorities at both national and European Union level, advising on major competition advisory issues, merger control, investigations, and litigation. He has particular industry involvement in life sciences, consumer goods, finance, and infrastructure sectors. John is dual qualified in German and the UK, and regularly advises on major UK and EU competition investigations and antitrust litigation.
Matthew Trinder Browne Jacobson BLM Health advisory litigation Matthew is known for his extensive defendant clinical negligence litigiation experience for NHSR ( NHS Resolution), The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), various NHS trusts and insurers where he acted on a wide rangeof complex, high value and high profile cases. He has also acted as a representative for defendants on the High Court User's Group and on the Law Society Focus Groups on fixed costs and birth injury claims.
Catherine Moss Shakespeare Martineau Winckworth Sherwood Corporate Catherine Moss will advising corporates, family offices, entrepreneurs and international businesses on a variety of UK and cross-border business challenges. With speacialist knowledge in the life sciences, technology, mining and financial services sectors. Catherine has extensive experience in listing companies on stock exchanges, equity financings, public and private takeovers, restructurings and the aquisition and disposal of assets.
David Chadwick, Ingrid Hobbs. Tim McCaw & Andrew Westlake Kennedys Mayer Brown LLP Insurance David Chadwick was head of Mayer Brown’s London insurance and reinsurance group. His practice focuses in particular on political risk and trade credit with deep relationships in that market. He is also a specialist in financial institutions’ claims and professional indemnity and has considerable experience of reinsurance disputes. David has advised on all major issues impacting the financial markets including significant claims emanating from the global financial crisis. Ingrid Hobbs is a specialist insurance litigator with experience of both coverage and defence of claims across a broad range of sectors including product liability and recall insurance, technology and cyber risks, professional indemnity, financial institutions, media and publishing houses and directors’ and officers’ liability. Tim McCaw advises insurers on coverage aspects of high value property and casualty claims and cross border product liability/product recall claims. He has extensive experience of defending professional negligence claims against a wide range of professionals including solicitors, valuers and auditors. Tim also has experience of advising insurers on political risk and trade credit claims and drafting policy wordings. Andrew Westlake specialises in advising political risk and trade credit insurers, advising on CEND (confiscation, expropriation, nationalisation and deprivation), contract frustration, political violence, trade disruption, structured trade credit and whole turnover trade credit. His practice includes both High Court litigation in London and international arbitration under LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and ICC Rules.
Jacob Ghanty Kemp Little LLP K&L Gates Financial Regulatory Jacob Ghanty will lead the financial regulatory team, a part of the firm's commercial technology practice. Jacob has built his career as a financial services regulation specialist advising clients including payment institutions, e-money issuers, banks, insurers, asset managers, crowdfunding platforms and technology companies. His focus on payments law and regulation has seen him build many strong relationships within the fintech sector.
Damian Watkin & John Gilbert Bracewell Law McDermott Will & Emery /K&L Gates International Disputes Damian Watkins is a dispute resolution barrister who has extensive experince representing clients in arbitration and litigation. His practice focuses largely on disputes in the oil and gas, infrastructure, construction , utilities, power, natural resources, maritime and transportation sectors. John Gilbert has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration, expert determination and litigation arising from disputes related to oil and gas exploration and production, the construction snf operation of pipelines and the downstream sector. He has particular experience advising on disputes under gas sales agreements, including price reviews and on the operation of take-or-pay provisions. he has also advised on power generation and transmission, including from renewable resources.
Claire Kitchen Hodge Jones & Allen Fletcher Day Dispute Resolution Claire's caseload has previously included shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, breach of contract claims, professioanl negligence and insolvency litigation.
Dominic Cooke Deloitte Bird & Bird Leadship consulting Dominic Cook has joined Deloitte as part of the firm's programme leadership consulting team. The programme leadership team provides a full rnage oof services to clients who are undertaking business transformation or large scale infrastructure programmes. At Bird & Bird, Dominic managed various major transformational projects in healthcare, IT and mobile communications. He has 26 years' experience as a commercial lawyer, and held a number of leadership positions at Bird & Bird.
Andrew Cromby Weightmans Bracher Rawlins Dispute Resolution Andrew Cromby is highly skilled in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with decades of experience in High Court proceedings, injunctions, domestic and international arbitrations and mediation. He has a particular expertise in partnership disputes, including acting for professional partnerships, property and farming enterprises and disputes within LLPs. He also specialises in enforcing and resisting restrictive covenants and advising partnership management on constitutional and management issues and procedures. Andrew Cromby will advise financial and legal clients as well as those sitting within the firm’s owner managed business segment. He will head up the commercial litigation team based at the firm’s Fenchurch Street office
Claire Marie Cornford Irwin Mitchell Mishcon de Reya Private Client Claire-Marie Cornford has a reputation as an expert in high-value trust and estate disputes, often involving an international element. Claire has a large client base that includes individuals, trustees and beneficiaries among others, and has a background in commercial litigation as well as experience in banking and financial services disputes. She also specialises in advising on luxury goods and assets for high-net-worth individuals.
Graeme Fraser OGR Stock Denton Hunters Family Law Graeme Fraser brings a wealth of experience gained over the course of over 20 years’ specialising in family law. Graeme Fraser specialises in cohabitation issues and has particular expertise in financial settlements relating to divorce including cases involving complex assets and substantial wealth. He is an accredited specialist of Resolution and also chair of Resolution’s cohabitation committee.
Markus Bauman Goodwin King & Spalding TMT Markus Bauman practises in both the US and Europe, with a focus on advising technology and life sciences clients. Markus Bauman specialises in corporate finance, including equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents investment banks, public companies, financial sponsors, investors, emerging growth companies and other market participants in both public and private cross-border transactions. He advises clients in a variety of equity and debt offerings, including US-registered and 144A/Reg.S, initial public offerings, rights, private placements, and investment grade and high-yield bonds. He also advises clients on US securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance. Markus Bauman is admitted to practice in New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.
Anthea Bamford Weil Gotshal & Manges Berwin Leighton Paisner Real Estate Anthea has advised on a wide range of real estate transactions, including direct and indirect real estate investment, joint ventures and real estate development projects. Clients have included private equity funds, sovereign wealth and pension funds, developers and family offices across the office, retail, hotels, and logistics sectors.
James Norris-Jones Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Herbert Smith Freehills Dispute Resolution James’ practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution, including large-scale English High Court litigation and arbitration. He advises on banking, contractual, shareholder and joint venture disputes, claims for breach of directors’ duties, and cases involving fraud and insolvency.
Ajit Mishra Rosenblatt Solicitors Fox Mandal Corporate, India Appointed Ajit Mishra as a partner and head of the India practice. Previously he has led the India desk for two City law firms and was managing partner of Fox Mandal’s London office. A dual qualified corporate lawyer in both India and England & Wales, Ajit Mishra has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, specialising in cross-border foreign direct investment laws.
Manmohan Singh Moore Blatch DWF Corporate Manmohan Singh advises a broad range of clients on various corporate and commercial affairs including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, fundraisings and joint ventures. He is also a mediation specialist.
Michelle de Kluyver Addleshaw Goddard Allen & Overy Litigation Michelle's experience includes leading high value, complex cross-border investigations for corporates, including investigations relating to bribery and corruption, money laundering and economic sanctions. Her work has also included advising financial institutions on financial crime risks and she has also handled contractual and company law disputes, as well as parallel litigation arising out of investigations.
Richard Lewis KPMG Eversheds Sutherland Corporate This appointment follows the appointment of tax law partner Matthew Herrington and promotion of Matthew Fleming to partner in the tax disputes practice.
Liz Barton Doye Clayton Cripps LLP Corporate & Commercial Liz specialises in corporate and commercial work for UK private companies as well as foreign owned organisations entering and expanding into the UK.
Philip Henson EBL Miller Rosenfalck DKLM Employment Philip advises employers, senior executives and directors in all aspects of employment law. He also handles complex litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Adam Lynch Wedlake Bell Maclay Murray & Spens Corporate & Financial Services Adam will advise Wedlake Bell’s clients on M&A, investment and public company work. He advises clients in all sectors but has a specialist focus on the hospitality and leisure and corporate real estate sectors.
Sacha Harber-Kelly Gibson Dunn & Crutcher UK's Serious Fraud Office Crime Sacha will focus on disputes, white collar crime and international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, compliance and enforcement matters. He joined the SFO in 2007, having previously worked at TV Edwards, becoming a partner in 2005.
Jeremy Kenley Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Mayer Brown LLP Real Estate private equity Jeremy Kenley, formerly the co-head of Mayer Brown’s global corporate & securities practice and head of the private equity real estate group, focuses his practice on transactions where the underlying asset is real estate, including cross-border M&A and joint ventures. He has particular experience in all aspects of real estate private equity, including the formation of real estate private equity and debt funds, related real estate and debt acquisitions, and co-investment deals and structures. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2012, he served as global general counsel for real estate for a private equity investment manager from 2010 to 2012 and as European general counsel for Citi Property Investors from 2005 to 2010. He spent the first 10 years of his legal career at Allen & Overy.
Sandy Bhogal Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Mayer Brown LLP Corporate tax Sandy Bhogal, previously the head of Mayer Brown’s tax group in London, focuses on corporate tax, particularly tax matters related to UK tax. He also provides transactional advice on matters involving M&A, corporate finance, banking, capital markets, asset finance and property. He has extensive experience in corporate tax planning and the development of domestic and cross-border tax-efficient structures. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005, he was associated with Ernst & Young in London and practised at Norton Rose.
Michelle Moran K&L Gates Ropes & Gray Investment management Michelle Moran advises European and US clients on the establishment, authorisation and management of retail and institutional investment funds in the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Jersey.
Stuart Wilson Clarke Willmott Trowers & Hamlins Construction Stuart Wilson specialises in all aspects of non-contentious construction including building contracts, consultant appointments, development agreements and facility agreements and will be working out of the firm’s Chancery Lane, London office. His expertise includes working with commercial and residential developers, institutional investors, banks, registered providers and contractors on a wide variety of projects. He also has particular experience in advising on JCT contracts, NEC contracts, bespoke development agreements and joint ventures.
Richard Hughes Moore Blatch Boodle Hatfield Commercial property Richard Hughes, who specialises in commercial property and land development, acts on a wide range of commercial property transactions, including property investment, corporate occupier and retail property work. His experience also includes acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management and landlord and tenant instructions.
James Wood Sidley Austin Ashurst M&A James Wood joins from Ashurst and has also worked at Freshfields where he was managing partner of the Tokyo office for two years. He has extensive experience of UK public and cross-border private mergers and acquisition across a range of industry sectors.
David Manson Paul Hastings White & Case Restructuring James advises banks, noteholders, funds, insolvency practitioners, and companies on all aspects of domestic and cross-border restructuring transactions, as well as advising on a range of finance matters.
Philip Sewell Shepherd & Wedderburn Maclay Murray & Spens Commercial Disputes Philip Sewell has 25 years’ experience and joins the firm’s commercial disputes and regulation division. He advises on contentious commercial matters, including insurance, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, landlord and tenant commercial fraud, health and safety, food safety and personal injury.
Anita Gill Kingsley Napley Charles Russell Speechlys Private Client Anita is a professional deputy, managing and overseeing the property and financial affairs of people without capacity, and providing financial management advice under the Court of Protection. She is also experienced in residential property matters.
Daniel Crockford & Alex Penbethy Keoghs Keystone Law Marine, Ports & Offshore Daniel Crockford specialises in marine insurance with a particular expertise in the yacht and superyacht industry. He has experience in a range of cases from collision and salvage claims through to theft, fraudulent claims and defending marine professionals such as surveyors, engineers and architects. Alex Penberthy specialises in insurance law with a focus on marine litigation including cross jurisdictional claims. He regularly acts on cases involving public and employers’ liability claims concerning merchant, passenger and pleasure vessels and has solid experience in the investigation of marine accidents. 뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮ꪪ잪뮻욻샀쓀뺾슾벼삼뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뮻뾻뢸삸꺮쒮
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