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Fieldfisher LLP

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher LLP

Fieldfisher LLP attracts praise for its ‘exemplary service and straightforward advice’, and for its track record in deals with a private equity element. Graham Muth led a team advising Enzen on both a fundraising, and several equity investments in technology companies in the Netherlands and Spain. Muth's other clients include Metamorph Law, for which it handles acquisitions of high street law firms . Jane Thomas  has experience of cross-border deals in heavily regulated sectors, and handles medical sector distribution agreements. Chris Hill  has a strong track record in M&A transactions, including sales to private equity firms. Director Iain Wilton is also a name of note.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham
Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 1

Fieldfisher LLP

Fieldfisher LLP's ‘advice is spot on and the partners are razor-sharp’. The practice handles a range of work, with international commercial arbitrations concerning established markets a particular strength. Jonathan Hofstetter is ‘a straight talker, and unlike many in the profession, really understands litigation funding – he also has a good sense of humour and is good to work with’. He represented Swedish Match in a Judicial Review case. Director Stephen May ‘has a great relationship with his clients and is a trusted adviser to them’. Ann Benzimra, whose work includes IT-related disputes, is ‘very experienced in commercial litigation – she can quickly grasp what is required’. Larry Coltman handles commercial agency work, while Jim Sharkey’s workload includes disputes concerning directors’ duties. Freezing injunctions are another area of expertise.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Hofstetter - Fieldfisher LLP

Next generation lawyers

Stephen May - Fieldfisher LLP

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher LLP

The 'excellent' Fieldfisher LLP  possesses a 'clarity of thinking' and 'business mindedness'. The 'very knowledgable' Ranjit Dhindsa  leads the team and is 'decisive', 'clear' and 'easy to work with'. She is an expert in advising employers on equal pay, discrimination, TUPE and redundancy issues. Also recommended is Emma Capper , who is an expert in advising foreign entities on UK employment matters.

Leading individuals

Ranjit Dhindsa - Fieldfisher LLP

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher LLP

Fieldfisher LLP in Solihull has a strong track record of development work, spanning commercial and residential assets. Sue Simpson, Jonathan Wright and Mark Lee – who is dual-qualified as a chartered surveyor – are key partners in the team.

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