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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts
Commercial contracts - ranked: tier 5

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co is well-known for its high-end work in sectors such as education, art and heritage and media (including broadcasting). Its ability to cover the full range of commercial contracts has enabled it to build up a notable portfolio of clients, including National Gallery, Museum of London, Bauer Media, the Lawn Tennis Association and Imperial College London. Practice head Peter Wienand specialises in negotiating commercial agreements involving IP-rich issues, such as collaborations, R&D and technology transfer. Other notable individuals are David Copping and associate Jane Randell, who were part of the team which recently advised Brookfield Business Partners on the corporate and commercial contracts issues associated with its indirect investment in, and strategic partnership with, electric car charger company Chargemaster Plc. Another highlight saw Henry Sainty  and Paul Jones act for UK Athletics in the staging in 2017 of the IAAF World Athletics Championships and the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships. Paul Jones and associate Alan Baker are other highly regarded practitioners.

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Financial services
Financial services (non-contentious/ regulatory) - ranked: tier 6

Farrer & Co

Headed by Grania Baird,  Farrer & Co 's two-partner team generates a substantial amount of regulatory work as a result of the firm's impressive roster of clients in the private banking and private wealth management sectors in particular. Baird has been advising a private bank in relation to a significant redraft of the terms of business of its wealth management arm, particularly in light of MiFID ii. As part of his wide-ranging practice, Andy Peterkin provides regulatory input in relation to the operation of alternative investment funds, as well as on capital markets and securities regulatory matters.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals up to £50m - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co counts public and private companies among its clients, with a particular focus on advising company founders, trustees and shareholders. Practice head Richard Lane acted for the shareholders of Company 85 on the £14m sale of the company to Australian telecoms provider Telstra, and advised the minority shareholders of Source 8 on the sale of their remaining interest in the company to Mitie Group. Other highlights for the team included Marie Bates assisting Topland Group Holdings with the £95m sale of a subsidiary which holds the freehold interest in a Bristol office building to a South Korean investor; Simon Ward acting for a wealth management firm on its acquisition of the custody and execution-only dealing business of a privately owned bank; and Anthony Turner advising King’s College School in Wimbledon on the sale of the business and assets of a pre-prep school. Other clients include Arbuthnot Latham, Brookfield, PGA European Tour and Boden.

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Partnership
Partnership - ranked: tier 2

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co provides 'high-quality advice'. The team is led by 'completely unflappableJonathan Haley, who 'engenders the utmost confidence in clients' and often acts as 'a diplomatic and realistic sounding-board' in contentious situations. He continues to advise Allies & Morrison LLP on matters connected to its LLP conversion, including IP transfers and the substitution of large numbers of project contacts. 'Cool-headed in complex cases', Adrian Parkhouse successfully represented former partner at a law firm in a landmark and high-value Court of Appeal case against his former firm in relation to a liability issue. Also recommended are Eleanor Rowswell, who has niche expertise in employment law as it relates to partners and staff in professional practices; and Kathleen Heycock who specialises in team moves, international partner disputes and international acquisitions by regulated partnerships. John Wilkinson joined the team from Stephenson Harwood in September 2017 and has experience in commercial disputes involving partnerships.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Haley - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Kathleen Heycock - Farrer & Co

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 3

Farrer & Co

Thorough and highly effectiveFarrer & Co is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional freezing injunctions and asset tracing, with notable experience of  cases involving the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Eastern Europe. The firm continues to act for Celsa Steel in relation to a multi-party fraud claim in which various subcontractors stole steel and other materials from the company and manipulated records to conceal the thefts. It also acted for Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea in a £200m fraud claim against Eric Watson, Novatrust and others that relates to secret profits made in breach of fiduciary duties, and proprietary constructive trust and tracing claims. Head of team Adrian Parkhouse is ‘absolutely first rate, hugely experienced, intelligent and a very impressive operator’. Kate Allass is ‘pragmatic and highly practical’ and John Wilkinson, who joined as partner, has ‘bags of hard hitting commercial nous’.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

With almost all of its work involving international dimensions, Farrer & Co's 'great corporate and commercial litigation practice' has a particular emphasis on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and cross-border commercial contracts. The practice acted for RP Explorer Master Fund in the Commercial Court in its $80m claim against multiple defendants, which arose out of its investments on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Adrian Parkhouse heads the team, which includes Kate AllassJeremy Gordon, Toby Graham, Ben Longworth and Charlotte Fraser . The key senior associates are Ben Longworth and Jolyon Connell. John Wilkinson joined from Stephenson Harwood.

Leading individuals

Adrian Parkhouse - Farrer & Co

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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency
Corporate restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 8

Farrer & Co

Headed by David Fletcher,  Farrer & Co provides 'excellent insolvency knowledge and practical application', particularly as it intersects with the private wealth and charities sectors - two core competencies of the firm as a whole. 'Excellent' senior associate Nyla Yousuf provides 'very pragmatic advice' across a range of insolvency matters, including in relation to the enforcement of security and for companies in financial distress. Anne-Marie Piper is also recommended for charities-related restructuring/insolvency work.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: employers and senior executives - ranked: tier 3

Farrer & Co

Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

As 'one of the top names in the market for senior executive work', Farrer & Co is notably active in the financial services sector and benefits from the 'excellent reputations' of group head David Smellie and William Dawson; the team recently advised on the appointments and departures of senior executives and directors for a wide range of businesses including HSBC, Tesco and Deutsche Bank. On the employer side, recent mandates include David Hunt defending the British Airline Pilots' Association in the High Court against Thomas Cook Airlines' application for an injunction to stop strike action by its pilots, Kathleen Heycock advising Natura Cosmeticos on the employment components of its acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal, and assisting several international schools with implementing safer working practices for teaching and non-teaching staff. Other key individuals include Rachel LewisEleanor RowswellKatie LancasterJonathan Eley and senior associate Serena Nicholls.

Leading individuals

David Smellie - Farrer & Co

William Dawson - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Serena Nicholls - Farrer & Co

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Retail funds
Retail funds - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co handles a range of work concerning retail funds, much of which involving the charitable sector. Grania Baird advised CCLA Investment Management on various matters, including issues regarding the calculation of its money market fund, and continues to advise the Charities Property Fund. Andy Peterkin also advises on regulatory matters, some of which concerning PRIIPS.

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Peterkin - Farrer & Co

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London: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

The ‘excellent and knowledgeableSimon Pring  is a key member of the ‘personable and proactive’ team at Farrer & Co . Pring has a ‘particularly good knowledge of mineral rights’. The group is praised for ‘dealing with matters on a pragmatic basis and for not always looking to the professional fees first when giving advice’. The ‘prompt and articulateEdmund Fetherston-Dilke  is ‘one of the most talented lawyers around; his advice is concise, practical and helpful’. Other key figures include Paul Krafft, who routinely advises private, charitable and institutional clients on agricultural and rural matters, and James Maxwell, who is known for his work on matters such as landlord and tenant issues, renewables and sporting rights, in addition to rights of access. Highlights included acting for a longstanding client in connection with its purchase of a farm in the Yorkshire Wolds for £2.9m. The purchase was notable for the fact that it included a large wind turbine that was valued at £900,000 which was acquired through a trading subsidiary - this resulted in a number of complex tax issues. In another significant matter it has been advising an institutional client on proposals for a major glasshouse development in a horticultural development area near Chichester.

Leading individuals

Edmund Fetherston-Dilke - Farrer & Co

James Maxwell - Farrer & Co

Paul Krafft - Farrer & Co

Simon Pring - Farrer & Co

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Art and cultural property
Art and cultural property - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co   has a number of ‘standout individuals’ among them the ‘very impressiveAdrian Parkhouse, who acts for dealers, galleries, individuals and foreign governments in disputes over art and heritage property. The ‘brilliant and pragmaticJames Carleton  has particular expertise in cross-border art and heritage law. The ‘exceptionally able’ Rhoddy Voremberg is well regarded for his advice on the tax treatment of heritage property; the ‘excellent and immensely experiencedMike Chantler is also recommended for his work on the administration and taxation of heritage property. Julian Smith  is highly respected for his work in advising charities and non-departmental public bodies. Adam Carvalho  is an ‘up-and-coming senior associate whose reputation continues to grow’. The team represents major museums and galleries such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, and also acts for the international super-rich, dealers and collectors. Other major clients include Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, Historic Royal Palaces and the Art Fund.

Leading individuals

Adrian Parkhouse - Farrer & Co

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Mike Chantler - Farrer & Co

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Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co  fields a ‘very responsive team that provides clear advice and guidance’. It is a ‘good all-round and solid team that always has someone available to assist who is a safe pair of hands’. The ‘excellentAnne-Marie Piper heads the team, which includes the ‘very professional and approachableJames Carleton, who is ‘experienced and pragmatic’; Elizabeth Jones, whose ‘response times are always quick and clients feel that the advice is realistic in terms of tailoring the advice to ensure that it is commercially viable'; 'superb' newly promoted partner James Maloney; and Sam MacDonald, who advises charities and other not-for-profit institutions on all aspects of UK charity law and related tax law. Another key member of the team is Julian Smith who advises a wide range of foundations and functional charities including those organisations that have been established by statute or by Royal charter. At associate level Laetitia Ransley  is ‘extremely professional and thorough. She provides clear and concise yet comprehensive advice’. Philip Reed  is also ‘effective and personable’. The ‘strong’ team continues to advise Leonard Cheshire Disability (a major international disability charity) on a wide range of issues. In other key matters it advised on the establishment of the London Emergencies Trusts. This is a charity that was established to help victims of terror attacks and other emergencies in London.

Leading individuals

Anne-Marie Piper - Farrer & Co

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Julian Smith - Farrer & Co

Sam Macdonald - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Elizabeth Jones - Farrer & Co

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co  has a ‘group of knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates who have great experience of counselling clients in difficult and often quite personal matters’. Standout individuals include Jeremy Gordon, who ‘has a fantastic eye for detail’; Toby Graham, who is ‘particularly adept at understanding the risks and nuances of each case and offering his clients responsible and effective guidance'; Joanna Poole is ‘quickly emerging as one of the ‘go to’ partners for contentious trusts. She is very calm under pressure and is commercially savvy’. Newly promoted partner Charlotte Fraser is ‘incredibly capable. She adopts a commercial attitude along with a technically excellent approach- she will go far’. Senior associate Adam Carvalho is also ‘excellent’ and associate Tom McPhail is ‘smart and meticulous’. The team has ‘gold chip private clients and a strong international presence’. The group benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries which all provide a steady flow of interesting and high-profile instructions. In a substantial claim it is currently acting for Julian Sheffield and the Sheffield family defendants, as executors of the estate of the late John Vincent Sheffield and the trustees of the family estate.

Leading individuals

Jeremy Gordon - Farrer & Co

Toby Graham - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Adam Carvalho - Farrer & Co

Charlotte Fraser - Farrer & Co

Joanna Poole - Farrer & Co

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co has a ‘well-established and extraordinarily talented team that offers a high-class service in both family finance and children work’. Its practitioners receive a lot of praise. Simon Bruce  has a ‘genuinely global reputation with effortless charm, vast experience and acute understanding of what the client wants and expects’. The ‘very knowledgeable and dedicatedWilliam Massey  is also recommended, as is Mark Fenton for financial remedy work; 'he gives sensible advice and can pull out all the stops if needs be’. The ‘immensely able’ Caroline Holley  has a ‘very incisive mind’ and Eliza Hebditch  has a ‘dedication and commitment to her clients’ cases that is simply extraordinary’. The ‘phenomenally impressiveClaire Gordon has a ‘really analytical mind that is combined with exceptional client focus’. Other key figures include Richard Parry, who specialises in family law and contentious trust matters, Jeremy Posnansky, the ‘bright and thoroughSarah Hutchinson and 'fast-thinkingNicholas Bennett. The department is recommended for high-value, complex and international cases involving substantial assets.

Leading individuals

Eliza Hebditch - Farrer & Co

Jeremy Posnansky - Farrer & Co

Mark Fenton - Farrer & Co

Richard Parry - Farrer & Co

Simon Bruce - Farrer & Co

William Massey - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Sarah Hutchinson - Farrer & Co

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co  is 'a leading firm in the private wealth world with an incredible array of technical expertise’. Rhoddy Voremberg is ‘outstanding’. Catherine McAleavey, Sarah von Schmidt and Mike Chantler are all ‘exceptionally able’. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Russell Cohen is ‘very versatile’ and James Carleton  is ‘superb on art issues’. Bryony Cove is praised for her ‘outstanding ability to meet the complex requirements of UNHW and HNW clients’. Mark Bridges produces ‘high quality work’ for a broad range of English private clients including philanthropists, trustees and landed families and specialises in succession planning, tax and trust advice. Newly promoted partner Debbie Pennington is ‘excellent for offshore planning’. The practice is acting for members of a significant Scandinavian UHNW business family in relation to a major reorganisation of the multiple family trusts between different branches of the family.

Leading individuals

Mark Bridges - Farrer & Co

Mike Chantler - Farrer & Co

Rhoddy Voremberg - Farrer & Co

Russell Cohen - Farrer & Co

Next generation lawyers

Debbie Pennington - Farrer & Co

Oliver Piper - Farrer & Co

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals
Leading individuals

David Smellie - Farrer & Co

Sam MacDonald - Farrer & Co

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Education: institutions
Education: institutions - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co's team 'is highly knowledgeable, easily approachable and offers very clear advice'. It provides extensive expertise across charity, constitutional and employment law together with safeguarding matters and large-scale collaborative projects and joint ventures. David Copping is the chair of the higher education group; Sam MacDonald, who is 'excellent in all respects', and David Smellie, 'who has excellent industry knowledge', are two of the senior specialists within the team; and Julian Smith focuses on charity, trusts tax and governance matters for universities. The team advised Imperial College London on safeguarding matters following an audit, and in other work it assisted King’s College London’s international directorate - King's Worldwide - on the correct structuring of international collaborations, work that included producing a suite of contracts and the formation of a new subsidiary company. Its client roster includes Oxford and Cambridge colleges, the London Business School and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Leading individuals

David Smellie - Farrer & Co

Sam MacDonald - Farrer & Co

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Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

'Market-leader' Farrer & Co 'provides excellent value for money, legal acumen and sector knowledge'. Practice head Sam MacDonald is highlighted for his 'excellent, pragmatic advice' and is noted for his blend of charities and education expertise. David Smellie has 'unrivalled knowledge of safeguarding' and is also a key name for contentious employment matters. Head of the schools practice Jonathan Eley's work ranges from child protection and special needs matters to disciplinary and exam administration cases. Paul Jones advises independent schools on a range of commercial matters including international joint ventures. The team is advising a number of boarding schools on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and in other work, a multi-disciplinary team assisted King's College School in Wimbledon with the sale of the business and assets of pre-preparatory The Rowans School to Shrewsbury House School.

Leading individuals

David Smellie - Farrer & Co

Sam MacDonald - Farrer & Co

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 3

Farrer & Co

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co provides the kind of ‘client-focused service that one might expect from a mid-market firm’. Clients have particularly noted the team’s ‘personable, practical and proactive’ approach to letting transactions, construction and development and general property management issues. Department head Andrew Bailey advised Hub Group on the acquisition of a building in Wembley for redevelopment as a mixed-use retail, office and residential space. Further, Bailey and Mark Gauguier acted for Charities Property Fund in relation to the forward funding of a pre-let retail park development on a brownfield site in Greenwich, and Gauguier is also advising Duchy of Cornwall on the strategic planning and development structure of the Poundbury Development – a sustainable urban extension including residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure. Charles Anderson is acting for The British Library in connection to the disposal of land for the St Pancras development site, and the construction of gallery facilities and public spaces. James Furber and senior associates Sarah Aggarwal and Fred Lee are also recommended. Robin Holmes retired and Gavin Acheson left for Birketts LLP.

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Construction
Contruction (non-contentious) - ranked: tier 5

Farrer & Co

Clive Lovatt heads the ‘helpful, engaged and friendly’ non-contentious team at Farrer & Co, which acts principally for major purchaser clients, leading the team’s advice on The Royal College of Surgeons £100m reconfiguration at its premises in Lincoln's Inn Fields. ‘Particular thorough and advice of precise,Edward Banyard Smith has been advising the Duchy of Cornwall on their longstanding £50m development at Poundbury in Dorset. Other clients include Highbridge Properties, Deutsche Bank, Coutts & Co, Somerset House and Lloyds Banking Group.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

Very strong in the town planning sector’, Farrer & Co's team is led by Karen Phull, who is ‘incredibly knowledgeable and provides advice in a clear and calm manner’. Recent work includes advising Spanish ceramic manufacturer Porcelanosa on the compulsory acquisition of its Croydon store to make way for planned highway improvements;  acting for the Duchy of Cornwall on s106 variations to update affordable housing provisions, provision of assisted care housing for the elderly and the adoption of public highway across their Poundbury development; and advising Altitude Real Estate on the £80m redevelopment of a former cinema site in Tunbridge Wells. Other clients include the British Library and Celsa Steel (UK) Limited. Claire Sheppard joined in May 2017 as a consultant from Addleshaw Goddard, and Anthony McNamee joined in February 2018 from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 4

Farrer & Co

The team at Farrer & Co - 'the epitome of "a safe pair of hands"' - has a substantial number of commercial lenders, international banks and UK private banks in its client roster. 'First-rate negotiator' Simon Graham acted for Credit Suisse on a £30m term loan facility to fund the acquisition of a commercial office property in Manchester; Laurie Horwood advised the same client on a £42.5m loan to refinance and develop a large country estate. Practice head Martin Blake, who, along with Bethan Waters, is praised for having a 'vast breadth of knowledge, patience and professional manners', assisted Coutts & Co with a £13m term loan facility to an international property fund group to refinance the acquisition of a shopping centre in the West Midlands. Annabel Dean, newly promoted partner Marc Glancy, senior associate Kate Corke and associates Laura Uberoi and Caroline Pearce are also noted.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co ‘has a strong property litigation department, with excellent breadth and depth of knowledge’. The firm has ‘a growing practice with a large number of private clients’ and ‘ensures that their clients are provided with a top-quality service’. Siobhan Jones heads the department and delivers ‘excellent strategic and knowledgeable advice and direction to a case’ while ‘building excellent relationships with clients’. Jones is currently defending Holy Cross Sisters Trustees who are accused of deceitfully withholding information in a Court of Appeal planning application. The group has particular strength in representing high-net-worth individuals, contract interpretation and high-value dilapidations. Jo Ord is ‘technically very able’ and Graham Anderson is an ‘extremely effective and thoughtful solicitor’. Partner Adrian Parkhouse is also recommended and focuses on construction disputes. Clients include The British Museum, Diageo and the Duchy of Cornwall.

Leading individuals

Siobhan Jones - Farrer & Co

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Residential property
Residential property - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

The lawyers at Farrer & Co ‘stand head and shoulders above their peers in a crowded and competitive area’. The ’outstanding’ team is ‘at the very top of its game’ and is singled out for its handling of prime Central London high-value property transactions. Clients range from leading banks such as Coutts & Co, Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada to high-net-worth individuals, all of whom receive ‘top-class residential conveyancing and tax advice’. Practice head Laurie Horwood and recently promoted partner Laura Conduit are ‘extremely good at providing considered options and solutions to complex problems'. Partner Edmund Fetherston-Dilke's ‘knowledge is incredibly broad ranging from specialist rural and agricultural issues to the workings of the major London estates’. Annabel Dean ‘thinks outside of the box and has a very strong positive approach’; a significant number of her clients are based in the Middle East, including Emirates NBD.

Leading individuals

Edmund Fetherston-Dilke - Farrer & Co

Laurie Horwood - Farrer & Co

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 3

Farrer & Co

Headed by the ‘superbJulian Pike, the practice at Farrer & Co acts for high-profile individuals, charities, celebrities, organisations and publishers. The practice acted for Princess Tessy of Luxembourg on matters related to her divorce proceedings in the High Court, and advised the Football Association in relation the Select Committee inquiry into its handling of allegations of discrimination made against Mark Sampson. Tom Rudkin  is also recommended. Michael Patrick left the firm.

Leading individuals

Julian Pike - Farrer & Co

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 1

Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co delivers a ‘high-quality service, with excellent turnaround times and good insight’. The team stands out for its ‘strong’ publishing practice and acts for a range of international broadcast production and rights companies; music estates and leading news generators and syndication houses; and radio, film, culture and sports clients. Department head Paul Jones advised the British Library on digitisation projects relating to its online newspaper archive. Jones and Henry Sainty advise Bauer Media on a range of matters including on infrastructure contracts supporting its print and digital supply chains. Peter Wienand advises The Economist Group on a range of IP, commercial and reputation management matters. Sainty and Richard Lane, who leads on media sector M&A matters, act for Sage Publishing Group on a range of issues such as GDPR, and also advised on its acquisition of Wichtig International from its shareholders. Employment partner Jonathan Eley and Sainty regularly advise Telegraph Media Group. Associates Owen O’Rorke and Alan Baker are also key members of the group, as is litigator Ian De Freitas, who joined in 2017 from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Michael Patrick has left the firm for an in-house role.

Leading individuals

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 2

Farrer & Co

With 'a long history of acting for sports governing bodies on weighty matters', Farrer & Co has 'a strong sports pedigree'; governance, integrity and safeguarding are core strengths, though the team also has longstanding experience in event-staging. Julian Pike has 'great experience' and 'a very good understanding of the needs and pressures faced by his clients'; he advised the Football Association (FA) on the Select Committee inquiry into its handling of bullying and discrimination allegations lodged against former England women's manager Mark Sampson. Senior litigator Adrian Parkhouse is 'calm and effective, with a sound knowledge of the sector', and knows 'exactly what clients expect'; he defended PGA European Tour against a damages claim worth over £200,000, relating to its staging of the golf tournament. Henry Sainty assisted UK Athletics with staging the IAAF World Athletics Championships and the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships in 2017; he also advised the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) on its agreement with The Queen's Club to stage the Aegon Championships. Other clients include the International Canoe Federation and Billericay FC. Kate Allass is 'strong, effective litigator'; the 'extremely sharpPaul Jones is 'a great person to have on your side'. Associate Tom Rudkin is widely recommended.

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