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Australian firms in London

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  1. Australian firms in London
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Michael Wallin - Minter Ellison

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Minter Ellison's Michael Wallin advised Flight Centre Travel Group, an ASX 50 Company, on the Australian law aspects of its acquisition of Top Deck Tours, a package tour travel business. Nicola Marley heads the London finance practice; she is well known for complex cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing, and debt restructuring.


Canadian firms in London

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  1. Canadian firms in London
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

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At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, London office managing partner David Glennie focuses on international M&A deals and corporate finance, with particular expertise in natural resource transactions as well as domestic and international public and private financings. Jennifer Maxwell has deal experience in a range of industries, including mining, energy, financial services and technology.

FASKEN's London office acts as a key link to the firm’s Canadian and South African networks. It advises clients in the mining, energy, infrastructure and banking sectors, principally in respect of capital markets transactions, corporate and commercial matters, M&A deals, project finance, and public-private partnerships. Al Gourley is the regional managing partner of the London office and is widely respected for his mining law expertise. Abayomi Akinjide and Jodi Katz are also key partners.

McCarthy Tétrault's London office regularly handles major international oil and gas, mining, power, technology and telecoms' transactions, including corporate financings and M&A deals. Robert Brant is the firm's London office managing partner.

Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP  was the first Canadian law firm to open an office in London. Widely recognised for its Canadian law advice, the London office also serves as a hub for the firm’s Europe, India, Middle East, Africa, and sovereign wealth fund practices. Dean Koumanakos is managing partner of the London office and a member of the M&A group. Other London names to note are international tax law specialists Richard Hay and Robert Reymond as well as Sherry Roth, who leads the debt capital markets and banking practices.


European firms in London: Benelux

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  1. European firms in London: Benelux
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1

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The London office of Luxembourg-based law firm Arendt & Medernach is headed by Camille Bourke, who specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds and also advises on private equity transactions. It provides a complete range of Luxembourg legal services to international and domestic clients, including fund formation, banking, insurance and private equity matters as well as real estate, corporate law and tax issues. Recent work includes advising its clients in London on the Luxembourg government's approach to Brexit. Other highlights included advising Marcol, a real estate investment firm, on a growth funding facility financing for medneo, a company specialised in radiology as a service, from European Investment Bank; acting for longstanding client Orion Capital Managers, a UK-based European real estate investment firm, in setting up a new alternative investment fund under the form of a Luxembourg special limited partnership, Orion Fund V; and assisting Invel Real Estate Management with the setting up of a Luxembourg-based investment fund that intends to invest in 14 real estate commercial properties. The firm also has representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York and Paris. 

Dutch law firm¬†De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek's¬†London office, which opened in 1990, is headed by resident partner¬†Niek Biegman, whose recent work includes advising¬†Fugro on its placement of ‚ā¨190m subordinated convertible bonds and acting for¬†Takeaway.com on its ‚ā¨378m IPO on Euronext Amsterdam.The office¬†advises London-based clients intending to do business in the Netherlands, focusing on corporate matters, banking, M&A deals and related financing, as well as standalone debt and equity financings. The client base includes¬†investment banks, financial institutions, private equity and private and public companies. The key senior associates are Maurits ter Haar, who¬†specialises in Dutch and EU financial markets regulation, and Maarten Tinnemans,¬†who has¬†a particular focus on energy-related projects.

Houthoff's Jessica Terpstra splits her time between the London and Amsterdam offices and specialises in international financial transactions, particularly in relation to project and real estate financing; she also advises clients on banking and securities law, particularly concerning financial regulation. Investment management practice group head Oscar van Angeren also divides his time between London and Amsterdam; his work focuses mainly on the establishment of investment institutions, including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, retail funds and funds of funds. Bas Kentie and Yorick Kool are the associates to note.

Loyens & Loeff's London office fields specialists in Benelux tax, corporate restructuring and insolvency, investment management and banking law; and the office's clients consist primarily of UK-based multinational enterprises, banks, private equity and real estate funds. Vincent Vroom heads the London office's corporate practice; he specialises in financial restructurings and insolvency but also advises on cross-border financing and structured finance transactions.

Stibbe's London office provides on-the-ground Dutch corporate, finance, securities and tax advice to multinational corporations, private equity funds,  financial institutions, and private businesses from across the world. Hans Witteveen specialises in Dutch corporate law, including cross-border M&A, private equity and corporate finance transactions.


European firms in London: France

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  1. European firms in London: France
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

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Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's London office was opened in 2003  and specialises in banking and finance, dispute resolution, tax, projects and energy, and real estate. Recent experience includes advising THY on the financing for the purchase of 40 Airbus and 3 Boeing aircraft; and acting for a claimant bank against a Russian company and its subsidiaries following defaults under finance documents, attempts to divest assets and abuse of insolvency proceedings in Russia. Key figures include derivatives and structured products specialist Karine Imbrosciano; Margaret Boswell, who has substantial experience in general banking law and capital markets, as well as structured finance, particularly securitisation; banking and structured finance expert Dimitrios Logizidis; and David Klass, who advises on corporate tax issues and transactions, particularly those with an international element. Rupert Reece specialises in international arbitration and dispute resolution proceedings relating to joint ventures, construction contracts, aerospace and international commerce. Hugues Moreau, who splits his time between the Paris and London offices. Max Baird-Smith, previously at BDGS Associés, rejoined the firm.

Triplet & Associés' London office is particularly noted for its advice to foreign clients acquiring real estate in France. Other areas of focus are corporate law, labour and employment issues, and IP.


European firms in London: Germany

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  1. European firms in London: Germany
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Martin Geiger - Hengeler Mueller
    • Thomas Schulz - Noerr

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1
    • Mandana Bahrampour - Hengeler Mueller

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Hengeler Mueller’s Martin Geiger advises banks, private equity funds and corporate clients on real estate financings, commercial mortgage backed securities and structured financing, including synthetic and true sale securitisations. Recent matters include advising DONG Energy on the divestment of a 50% stake in offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Global Infrastructure Partners; and acting for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the financing of a pan-European portfolio of office properties. The key senior associates are Konrad Rotthege and Mandana Bahrampour. Steffen Oppenländer left for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP's Munich office.

The London office of German IP law boutique Hoffmann Eitle has practitioners with expertise in technical areas such as chemistry, electrical engineering, IT, mechanics, physics, software and telecoms. All the patent attorneys in the London office are dual qualified as both chartered (British) and European patent attorneys; they regularly represent clients in proceedings in the UK and before the European Patent Office.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's Thomas Kuhnle splits his time between Stuttgart and London and is a corporate transactions specialist; he also advises on recapitalisations and crisis transactions. Associate York-Alexander von Massenbach advises international investors on the acquisition of German companies and investments, and which frequently involve real estate assets.

Established in 1996, NautaDutilh's London office advises on the Dutch and Luxembourg law aspects of debt capital markets, finance and restructuring transactions. Walter Schellekens specialises in syndicated lending, restructurings, and capital markets transactions. Marc Orval has substantial experience in advising Dutch and international clients on finance transactions and restructurings, including debt-for-equity swaps, directors' liability and inter-creditor arrangements.

Established in 2010, Noerr's London office advises on key practice areas of German law. Thomas Schulz handles predominantly cross-border, M&A transactions for strategic and financial sponsors, including private equity deals and their financing. Schulz assisted Lexington Partners with the acquisition of a large part of the media-for-equity portfolio of SevenVentures.

The London office of Redeker Sellner Dahs is active in corporate law and banking and finance deals. Peter-Andreas Brand and senior counsel Sabine Wildfeuer split their time between the firm's London and Berlin offices. Brand advises on corporate and commercial law, competition law, trade marks and copyright law and litigation.


European firms in London: Ireland

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  1. European firms in London: Ireland
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

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A&L Goodbody's London office provides Irish legal advice to UK and international companies, and their advisers, with interests in Ireland. It also assists Irish corporations that conduct business in the UK. Stephen Carson heads the London office and advises international asset management firms and investment banks on the establishment and authorisation of investment funds. Louise Johnston  is a key associate. Niamh Ryan left for Simmons & Simmons.

Arthur Cox advises on¬†Irish law on a wide range of transactions involving Irish, UK and international business assets and clients. David Molloy¬†heads the London office; he¬†specialises in structuring, negotiating, implementing and restructuring a variety of finance transactions. Molloy's experience includes advising¬†Green Property on refinancing its credit facilities, which totalled approximately ‚ā¨750m.¬†Adrian Mulryan¬†joined¬†Market Beta as general counsel.

Matheson's London office is headed by¬†Liam Quirke,¬†a tax partner who¬†is also the firm's chairman. Quirke assists international companies and financial institutions with their Irish legal needs, with a particular emphasis on foreign direct investment, banking and financial services transactions and cross-border deals. Corporate law partner¬†√Čanna Mellett¬†is also a key contact.

McCann FitzGerald's Hugh Beattie is the lead partner in the firm's London office; Beattie is an experienced funds, debt capital markets, structured finance and financial regulation lawyer. His experience includes advising 3i Debt Management on the establishment of 3i Debt Management International Fund and its authorisation as a qualifying investor alternative investment fund by the Central Bank of Ireland.

William Fry's London Office provides Irish law advice to Irish companies doing business - and with interests - in the UK, and international companies, and their advisers, with interests in Ireland. Its primary focus is corporate law, technology, banking and financial services, and asset management and investment funds matters. The team advised Perseus Telecom (PT) and Perseus Telecom Holding Company on the sale of PT, an Ireland-based company, to GTT Communications. In 2017, corporate partner Ivor Banim became the London office head; and the London resident asset management and investment funds partner is Lorena Dunne. The key senior associates are Liam Mills, who joined from Paul Hastings LLP, and Laura Houlihan.


European firms in London: Italy

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  1. European firms in London: Italy
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Luca Andrea Frignani - Chiomenti Studio Legale
    • Marco Gubitosi - Legance - Avvocati Associati
    • Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto - BonelliErede LLP
    • Raimondo Premonte - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
    • Riccardo Sallustio - Grimaldi SL LLP
    • Andrea De Tomas - Nctm Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1
    • Emanuele Bosia - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
    • Marco Paruzzolo - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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BonelliErede LLP's Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto is highly rated for his expertise in financial and banking transactions, with a particular focus on loan transactions, securitisations and other structured transactions, debt restructuring transactions, and financial litigation.

Chiomenti Studio Legale's Luca Andrea Frignani heads the London office; Frignani assists Italian and foreign clients with corporate and M&A matters. Other key partners in London are Christopher  Mullen, who is focused on private equity, joint ventures, venture capital and equity growth investments, commercial contracts and corporate law; and M&A department head Massimiliano Nitti, who divides his time between Milan and London. Marco Paruzzolo is a banking law and structured finance counsel.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' Raimondo Premonte advises domestic and multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity funds on M&A deals, public tender offers and other stock exchange transactions; Marco Zaccagnini focuses on debt issues and restructuring, structured finance and derivative transactions, with a particular emphasis on credit derivatives and regulatory capital-driven structures. Emanuele Bosia was made partner.

Acting for global financial institutions, Grimaldi SL LLP's Michael Bray has over 40 years of experience as a banking lawyer in London; his expertise extends across all areas of bank transactions and capital markets, including leverage finance, project finance, structured finance, insolvency and restructuring. Other recommended London partners are Fabio Pizzoccheri, who is highly rated for acquisitions and cross-border corporate reorganisations; and Riccardo Sallustio, whose experience includes non-performing loans, acquisition and real estate finance, high-yield and private placement issues, debt restructuring and banking and finance sector-related M&A deals.

Legance - Avvocati Associati's Marco Gubitosi advises on M&A deals, divestitures, real estate transactions, corporate finance, alternative investments, joint ventures, and corporate and contract law. Iacopo Fontana is a highly regarded senior counsel; and the London office also fields four associates.

Maisto e Associati is well known for its specialist tax law advice. Nicola Saccardo's areas of expertise include international tax law, taxation of trusts, high-net-worth individuals, and estate planning.

Nctm Studio Legale’s key names are Andrea De Tomas, who is a specialist in banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, private equity and M&A; and Matteo Gallanti is particularly focused on structured finance transactions and asset and acquisition finance deals. Other London contacts are insurance and reinsurance expert Anthony Perotto and M&A, restructuring and capital markets specialist Pietro Maria Tantalo.


European firms in London: Portugal

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European firms in London: Russia

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  1. European firms in London: Russia
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1

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CIS London & Partners LLP 'has good strength and depth'. The London office provides specialised advice on Russian law and the laws of other CIS countries; its typical work includes M&A deals, joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Managing partner Svetlana London is 'a very capable lawyer who understands what Russian law advice is needed for the purposes of an English Court and provides that advice'. Senior associate Valeria Ivasikh specialises in venture capital investments and corporate governance.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners LLP advises multinational clients investing in Russian and CIS markets, as well as Russian and CIS corporations with interests in EU and global markets. Representative work includes large international commercial projects and litigation and arbitration. Allen Thomas leads the office.

Russian law firm MGAP Attorneys at Law 'provides well-reasoned advice in a timely manner'. The practice handles international disputes, arbitration, extradition, debt recovery and enforcement issues; corporate and transactional matters; private wealth; and TMT issues.


European firms in London: Scandinavia

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  1. European firms in London: Scandinavia
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

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Icelandic law firm LOGOS legal services opened its London office in 2005. Gudmundur Oddsson heads the office, which recently advised Valitor on its acquisition of IPS - International Payment Services, a UK-based secure payment solutions provider; and advised the shareholders of an Icelandic cloud software services provider on the sale of the company to a US cloud data service provider. The other names to note are Ann Grewar, Claire Broomhead, Gunnar Thor and Anna Huxster. Edward Dowler is a key senior associate.

Norwegian law firm Thommessen's London office is headed by Lars Eirik; he advises listed companies on securities law and corporate law issues, including cross-border advice.

Key London-based figures at Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein include Jonathan Page, who is part of the firm's shipping offshore practice; Nick Shepherd, who specialises in shipping, energy and marine insurance work; and Mike Stewart, who focuses on complex, high-value disputes arising out of major energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets.


European firms in London: Spain

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  1. European firms in London: Spain
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Ignacio Corbera Dale - Garrigues
    • Juan Carlos Machuca - Uría Menéndez

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1
    • Blanca Arlabán Gabeiras  - Uría Menéndez

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Cuatrecasas’ Ignacio Buil took leadership of the London office in 2017, replacing Antonio Buena, who now manages the New York office. The London office is a bridge for Iberian offices referring business to Spain and Portugal and specialises in corporate law, finance, restructuring and insolvency, distressed transactions, and capital markets. Marco Sanz has been based in the London office since 2017 and advises on M&A deals, private equity investments, real estate transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

Garrigues' London office advises on M&A deals, private equity, finance and restructuring. London office head Ignacio Corbera Dale specialises in M&A, corporate law and commercial contracts, particularly regarding advising international investors with interests in Spain.

Fernando Quicios  is the partner in charge of Pérez-Llorca’s London office. The office advises on London-based entities’ investments into Spain, including assisting with financing and capital markets, M&A deals, restructuring, private equity matters, and energy and real estate-related investments. It acted for Castik Capital, a private equity firm, on the acquisition of WTS Group's Spanish subsidiary.

Scornik Gerstein LLP's Antonio Arenas Lopez has a particular interest in personal injury litigation and has extensive expertise in inheritance and probate law involving estates left by English nationals in Spain and estates left by Spanish nationals in England.

Uría Menéndez's London office provides legal advice on Spanish and Portuguese law. The team acted for Rolls-Royce Holdings in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores. Juan Carlos Machuca's practice focuses on corporate law, banking, finance, regulatory, investment funds, private equity and capital markets. Blanca Arlabán Gabeiras  was made partner in 2018.


European firms in London: Switzerland

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  1. European firms in London: Switzerland
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

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The London office of Swiss firm¬†Froriep¬†was¬†established over 20 years ago. It focuses on¬†corporate and M&A deals, banking and finance matters and regulatory work. The team¬†advised JSC VTB Bank on the restructuring of a high-value secured facility agreement entered into with the Eurasian Resources Group; the work included tax law, the taking of security over assets and shares, and amendments to the facility. Key figures include Dunja Koch,¬†a highly rated¬†finance lawyer; of counsel Bruno Boesch,¬†whose expertise includes private client and art law; senior associate J√©r√īme Pidoux; and associate Andrea Trost,¬†who joined the London office from Baker McKenzie.


Indian firms in London

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ALMT Legal's Garima Bharati Basu is recommended for private equity matters, M&A transactions and corporate and commercial law. Her experience includes assisting several foreign companies with establishing presences in India; and advising private equity and venture capital funds on their equity investments in various Indian companies in the IT, real estate, broadcasting, media, telecoms and infrastructure sectors.

Khaitan Legal Associates' senior partner Sakate Khaitan splits his time between the firm's London and Mumbai offices. Khaitan regularly assists with inward investments into India and on India-focused, cross-border transactions. Satyendra Shrivastava is based in the London office and handles a range of corporate matters, including employment, immigration and regulatory insurance.

Singhania & Co's Vijay Goel is a senior partner in the firm's London office; he has experience in advising on corporate law,  joint ventures and major real estate transactions in India, as well as assisting with private equity funds for investments in India and London AIM listings.


Latin American firms in London

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The London office of Mexican law firm Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is headed by Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly; he advises insurance companies, law firms and other international corporations and multinationals on their transactions and business involving Mexico and Latin America. Areas of specialism include financing, M&A deals and corporate law, as well as insurance and reinsurance.

Brazilian law firm Noronha Advogados' London office advises on M&A transactions and banking matters, and regularly assists with energy, mining, aviation and maritime sector matters. Vera Helena de Moraes Dantas is the name to note.

The London managing partner of Panamanian law firm Solis Endara Delgado & Guevara is Ana Irene Delgado; Delgado assists with corporate and commercial law matters, banking and insurance transactions and trusts as well as labour and immigration issues.


Offshore firms in London

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  1. Offshore firms in London
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Hall of Fame

  1. 1

Leading individuals

  1. 1

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1

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Bedell Cristin has international offices in Jersey, Guernsey, BVI, Singapore and London. The London office is well known for its assistance with Jersey and Guernsey legal matters in relation to banking and finance deals, corporate and commercial transactions, investment funds, insolvency and restructuring, and regulatory issues. Bruce Scott heads up the City-based arm of the firm's Jersey law practice and has extensive experience in structuring and advising on a range of investment funds as well as corporate and finance transactions. Scott has developed particular expertise advising on the listing of UK REITs on The International Stock Exchange. In 2017, Tom Davies, in the financial services law group, was made partner; Davies has significant experience with private funds and joint ventures. His transactional experience includes the establishment of Jersey structures for holding and acquiring real estate; borrower-side advice for property - and other asset - financings; the sale and purchase of Jersey asset-holding structures; and corporate deals and advisory work. Senior associate Sukhvinder Chana provides specialist Guernsey legal advice; he regularly advises on M&A deals, capital raising and investment funds.

The first Channel Islands law firm to open an office in London, Carey Olsen advises on the laws of the BVI, Guernsey and Jersey and it is highly rated for advising global financial services companies, major banks and private equity fund managers on corporate and finance transactions. It particularly stands out for its assistance to offshore companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, while the London office also plays a key role in supporting the firm's global corporate teams on the launch of investment funds in the BVI, Guernsey and Jersey. The team also represents private clients and institutional clients in significant offshore disputes.  Recent highlights include acting for Sinarmas Land (through an SPV) on the Guernsey-related aspects of its purchase of Horseferry Property, a Guernsey-incorporated property holding company, which holds 33 Horseferry Road in London's Westminster; the corporate team also advised longstanding client and Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Avnel Gold Mining on its sale to Endeavour Mining Corporation, by way of a Guernsey scheme of arrangement. Nicolas Journeaux specialises in commercial and trust litigation, including asset recovery; counsel Claire McConway acts in BVI corporate, finance and funds deals and leads the firm's Russia and CIS practice. The key senior associates are recently promoted Andrew Chissick, who specialises in cross-border corporate insolvency and restructuring matters and who relocated from the BVI office; Area Hashemi, who recently relocated from the Guernsey office and is noted for joint ventures, private equity, group reorganisations and shareholder agreements; banking and financing specialist Vaishali Gupta who joined from Clifford Chance LLP; Matt Brehaut, a corporate and investment funds expert; and Colin Masterton, who advises on corporate, real estate finance and investment funds. Former senior associate Oliver Quarmby joined Ogier.

'As good as the leading firms',¬†Conyers Dill & Pearman's 'London presence for European transactions is a real plus and its lawyers¬†are very responsive and experienced and never let clients down'. The London team¬†provides legal advice in respect of Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands law across the whole range of corporate and finance transactions, including M&A deals, banking and finance matters, and investment funds. In capital markets highlights, the practice¬†acted as Bermuda counsel to¬†JP Morgan Securities and Citigroup Global Markets, as¬†purchasers, in the issue by Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions Unlimited Company, the global¬†producer of paper-based packaging, of ‚ā¨500m denominated private placement senior notes, which were guaranteed by two Bermuda subsidiaries of the issuer. In other matters, it¬†worked alongside a UK law firm in advising C C Land Holdings on its purchase of The Leadenhall Building (known as the Cheesegrater) for ¬£1.15bn, the¬†sale marking the largest property deal in the UK since 2014; and acted as Bermuda counsel for Central Asia Metals in its¬†acquisition and reverse take-over of Lynx Resources (Bermuda), which owns the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia. The¬†London office head Linda Martin¬† 'understands the time and other pressures of complex cross-border transactions and responds accordingly - quickly and pragmatically'. Martin¬†has extensive experience in structured finance, capital markets, Islamic finance and banking transactions, as well as advising investment banks on their fund-linked products and derivatives and financing businesses. According to some, the 'outstanding' counsel Sheba Raza¬†is 'the leading Bermudian lawyer in London; frequently acting for borrowers and lenders, she sees both sides of the coin and comes up with workable commercial solutions to problems'. Veronica Strande¬†is a key associate; and former director¬†Anne Forbes-Harper left the firm, relocating to Australia.

Forbes Hare's 'specialised, excellent team provides great value for money, has a great network and can act fast'. The dispute resolution is highly rated for complex corporate insolvency, including insolvencies of regulated entities, such as investment funds and insurance companies; commercial and corporate litigation, many of which originate from the CIS and PRC, with considerable expertise in commercial injunctive work and shareholder disputes; distressed fund and investment fund disputes; acting in big-ticket trust litigation for trust companies, trustees, settlors and beneficiaries; and commercial arbitration, particularly involving offshore companies and investment funds. The key litigators are Alistair Abbott, who undertakes both Cayman Islands and BVI work and a significant amount of commercial arbitration, and litigation and insolvency group head William Hare; both divide their time between London and the Caribbean. Sam Robertson, who splits his time between London and Singapore, is also highly rated for contentious matters. On the transactional side, the London office experienced an increase in property finance transactions with respect to international investment into London as well as an increase in work coming from Asia. In other areas, the team advised Afrimax, a telecoms company, on both a restructuring and refinancing deal, which involved incorporating a new BVI company, drafting and negotiating the security granted, and advising on the terms of the restructuring. Karen Gilbert, who 'provides excellent advice on BVI law and is very responsive and supremely efficient', heads the London office and the firm’s banking practice; Gilbert has a broad range of experience in advising on corporate and commercial law transactions, including corporate restructurings, banking and finance transactions (particularly property finance), M&A, joint ventures, and private and public equity transactions. Corporate senior associate Michael Doyle joined from QualitySolicitors Burroughs Day; while corporate and investment funds specialist Catherine Ross recently relocated to the firm’s Singapore office but continues to undertake London office instructions; and former senior associates Charlotte Butcher and Jenny Grainger moved to Mills Oakley Lawyers in Sydney and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, respectively.

'First rate for BVI matters', Harneys' 'clients experience a high level of personal attention and client care and the advice received is valuable, taking account of strategy and commercial realities'. Others describe the team as 'first class; its lawyers bring great knowledge and really know what they are doing'. The corporate team has developed niche expertise in the reorganisation of BVI holding company structures used by high-net-worth individuals, family offices and trustees following changes to the UK inheritance regime; the firm has also increased its capabilities on the Cayman side. Litigation highlights include acting for the Alhamrani brothers, as defendants to a claim brought by the oldest brother, Sheikh Abdullah Ali Alhamrani, concerning a dispute as to the ownership of shares in a BVI-registered company, Chemtrade; while in real estate matters, the team acted for the private family office in relation to the letting of a new development at London's 48 Leicester Square, including the letting of five office floors to Hearst Magazines UK for its new UK headquarters. London managing partner and global litigation and insolvency head Phillip Kite 'really impresses'; Rachel Graham is 'very knowledgeable and commercial, and excels at finding pragmatic solutions, even to complex issues'; William Peake  is 'highly professional, diligent and commercially astute, and has exceptional strategic and legal talent'; and 'a go-to lawyer for BVI advice' banking partner Indira Birkwood 'produces excellent work with the minimum of fuss and is very responsive'. Other highly rated advisers are Ross Munro, the global head of the corporate and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary; litigation and insolvency lawyer specialist Jeremy Child, who splits time between the London and BVI offices; counsel Christopher Hall; and senior associates Francesca Gibbons, Thomas Dugdale and Lisa Akiri. A foreign expert in Anguillan law, London transactional head Russell Willings recently relocated from the BVI to the London office; Willings specialises in the management of legal risk, the enforceability of termination, netting and collateral provisions of derivatives, and the formulation of structured investment vehicles, collateralised debt obligations, repackagings and other forms of structured debt. Specialist funds lawyer Rob McIntyre was recruited into the London office as counsel from LennoxPaton; litigation counsel Richard Brown, who is is particularly experienced in contentious insolvency and restructuring matters as well as complex international fraud litigation, joined from Fieldfisher; Simon Hudd relocated to the firm's Bermudian law firm association, Zuill & Co; Vicky Lord relocated to the firm's Hong Kong's office; and Sean Scott joined MJ Hudson, an asset management consultancy.

Maitland is a global advisory, administration and family office firm that acts for private, corporate and institutional clients across multiple jurisdictions. CEO Steven Georgala has over 30 years’ experience in international tax planning and the structuring of international collective investment funds; he is also actively involved in advising international financial services groups on the location, establishment and regulation of holding companies and collective investment undertakings.

'Unrivalled in what it does', Maples and Calder's 'excellent team is very responsive, commercial and good value'. Others report the 'dynamic and slick operation' as 'providing efficient and effective legal services, while its ability to perform as part of a wider service delivery team on complex cross-border transactions is invaluable'. The firm has a full-service London office, providing Cayman Islands, BVI and more recently Irish, legal services across all practice areas. It acted for the issuer, in the issuance of approximately $618m notes, which represented the first-ever 144A/Reg S securitisation of government certificates to finance an infrastructure project in Panama; and working alongside a US law firm, the team advised Elan Capital on the spin-out from Pine River Capital Management to Elan Capital Management of a government trading bond fund. In BVI matters, the practice advised Korea Resources Corporation and Sumitomo, as BVI legal counsel, on the debt and equity restructuring of the Ambatovy nickel mine project. Managing partner and funds team head Paul Govier is 'pre-eminent in the market and has a great aptitude for coming up with commercial solutions and understanding the client’s perspective'; and the 'always composed, measured and commercially pragmatic' Harjit Kaur is 'technically extremely strong - what Harjit doesn’t know about Cayman law isn’t worth knowing and she is someone that clients want on their side when they have knotty legal questions that they want to get resolved in a sensible way'. Other key contacts are finance group head Jonathan Caulton, who has extensive experience in all types of structured finance and capital market transactions, including securitisations, repackagings and derivatives; and Ray Davern, who is 'proactive in his planning and creates solutions that are ideal for clients'. Davern heads the London trusts team with the support of associate Alex Way. The corporate team, which is frequently involved in high-profile corporate transactions involving Cayman Islands' companies, is headed by Jack Marriott and also comprises Nick Evans and associate Christopher Oliver. On the BVI side, London BVI team head Matthew Gilbert and of counsel, Joanna Russell work exclusively on BVI matters; Russell 'provides consistently excellent service and her pro-active approach to managing transactions sets her above competitors time and again'. Other highly regarded individuals are investment funds specialists Heidi de Vries and Tatziana Paraguacuto-Maheo; and notable associates include corporate, commercial and trusts litigator Mungo Lowe, who is 'very responsive and on top of the issues', and Matthew Bloomfield, who is 'a rising star who is technically great and a pleasure to deal with at all times, even when things are difficult'. Additonal associates to note are  Mushfique Khan, who joined from DLA Piper Middle East LLP's Dubai office, Sarah French, who relocated from the firm's BVI office, Julia Cornett, Robert Hughes, Ruth Brownlie and Shae Roberts. Former associate Caroline Dell joined alternative investment manager, Man Group.

'On top of many clients' list', Mourant Ozannes' 'excellent, pragmatic and commercial team is very responsive and knowledgeable'. The BVI and Cayman Islands team in London comprises lawyers specialising in corporate, finance, funds and international trusts and private client, with a client base ranging from high-net-worth individuals to global banks, industrial groups, trust companies and investment funds. Active clients of the group include Butterfield Trust (Cayman), Deutsche Bank, Intertrust, Julius Baer, Northern Trust, Rothschild Trust (Guernsey) and Trust Corporation International. London managing partner Robert Duggan is 'excellent technically, practical and commercial, as well as being  incredibly knowledgeable on fund finance'. Others single out Duggan as being 'one of only a handful of excellent Cayman fund finance lawyers and his presence in London is extremely helpful from a logistical perspective'. Also highly rated is the firm's international trusts and private client specialist Tony Pursall, who is a BVI and Cayman Islands trusts and private client lawyer,  whose practice focuses on advisory and transactional work for both trustees and private clients; he is also experienced in advising on matters involving London, Europe and the Middle East, and has a growing Asian practice. Growth in the team included the promotion of Chinyin Johnston to partner from counsel; Johnston is a specialist banking and finance lawyer who regularly advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, debt restructuring, and derivatives and structured products, as well as insolvency and security enforcement, project finance and real estate finance. Other notable advisers are senior associate Hannah Crews , who focuses her practice on fund establishment work as well as corporate and financial transactions undertaken by investment managers; while the key associates are Robin Gibb, whose practice encompasses banking and finance, financial regulation and investment funds work; and Marianne Wilson, who frequently advises banks, borrowers and arrangers and joined the London  BVI and Cayman Islands corporate team from the firm's BVI office.

The 'adaptable and solutions-oriented' Walkers 'leaves clients feeling very happy with the service they receive, being offshore legal advice from a team in the same time zone'. The practice also 'focuses on what is required to protect clients' positions and they provide succinct and commercial legal advice'. The London office has an equal spread of BVI and Cayman Islands work throughout its banking and finance, corporate, insolvency and dispute resolution, investment funds, and private client practices; and it has experienced increased deal flow from Sub-Saharan Africa and the CIS region. Highlights included acting for the Chagala Group's (CG) board of directors in a highly contentious matter involving London Stock Exchange-listed BVI company CG; the dispute involves proceedings that were issued by a shareholder against CG and its directors. Corporate and finance head Jack Boldarin is a highly rated banking and finance lawyer, who splits his time between BVI and Cayman law matters; John O’Driscoll heads the London corporate restructuring insolvency and dispute resolution practice; and the investment funds co-heads are Hughie Wong and Jasmine Amaria, the latter 'particularly impressing with her responsiveness and ability to turn complex matters around in very short time frames'. Also highly regarded is the 'excellent and responsive' Neil McDonald, who has expertise in real estate finance law as well as general banking and finance matters and 'has a great can-do attitude and is switched on to clients' requirements'; while senior counsel Mark Galazzi is 'a go-to person for on-point and commercial BVI legal advice'. The senior associates to note are finance and corporate transactional specialist Catherine Overton and investment fund expert Ian Williams. Growth in the London team included associates Rebecca Peck  and Emma Giannini  joining from the firm's Cayman Islands and Jersey offices, respectively; meanwhile, Alexandra Corner relcoated to the Jersey office and former litigation senior associate Jennifer Fox joined Ogier's Cayman Islands office.


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