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- London: Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- London: Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- London: Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- London: Dispute resolution > Defamation and privacy
- London: Human resources > Employment: employers and senior executives
- London: Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- London: Private client > Family
- London: Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- London: Real estate > Commercial property
London: Corporate and commercial
Within M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a first tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP had a busy year in 2013, and saw an uptick in instructions from online and technology businesses. A popular choice for management teams and shareholders, the core team is comprised of six partners, including the ‘commercial, focused and tenacious' Mark Phillips, ‘excellent all-rounder' Tim Parker and Charles Leveque, who is praised for his ‘attention to detail and commercial understanding'.
Within Venture capital, tier 4
Tony Littner and ‘his talented and knowledgeable team' at Harbottle & Lewis LLP provide a ‘responsive and value-for-money service' to investors and investees in the tech, digital media and online sectors. The ‘creative' Littner ‘explains concepts fluently and clearly'; he recently advised social and media monitoring company Brandwatch on securing a £1.5m investment from Silicon Valley Bank.
London: Dispute resolution
Within Commercial litigation, tier 6
With ‘knowledgeable, proactive lawyers', Harbottle & Lewis LLP‘offers excellent client care and attention at partner level'. The team was instructed by Spring Capital in relation to multi-million pound sums due to it under certain loan agreements. Andy Millmore is an ‘excellent manager of complex disputes', and Louis Castellani‘goes the extra mile'.
Within Defamation and privacy, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a second tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP acts for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Russell Brand, as well as over 80 victims of phone hacking. The firm also acts for various individuals and organisations on pre-publication matters. Practice-head Gerrard Tyrrell is ‘dogged in his pursuit of clients’ interests and simply will not let an opponent off the hook'. Jo Sanders and ‘great lawyer' John Kelly are recommended.
London: Human resources
Within Employment: employers and senior executives, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a second tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP is ‘extremely good value for money'; clients include the National Theatre and Comic Relief. Marian Derham represents senior executives in sectors including banking, professional services, TV, film and publishing. Howard Hymanson is ‘insightful' and ‘knowledgeable'. Barry Mordsley joined the firm in September 2013 from legacy firm Salans LLP.
London: Private client
Within Charities and not-for-profit, tier 4
David Scott’s team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP acts for clients including Comic Relief, Virgin Unite, and Malaria No More UK, and also advises the Kevin Spacey Foundation on a range of charity and commercial issues.
Within Family, tier 5
Harbottle & Lewis LLP is ‘a modern, dynamic, innovative firm going from strength to strength in the London family law practice area - a really impressive outfit with A-list clients and A-list client service'. Tom Farley-Hills‘is quietly building an excellent reputation for himself'. Linzi Bull is deservedly very popular with clients, and Lidia Cantele‘has a good grasp of what matters in a case'.
London: Real estate
London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Within Brand management, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a second tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP’s key clients include Diageo, Emirates, HSBC and Interpublic. Advertising and marketing team head Andy Millmore has also acted for Mortimer Whittaker O’Sullivan and Iceland Foods. Sponsorship group head Bob Mitchell focuses on sports sector work, and recently advised Rotary Watches in relation to becoming a global ‘official timekeeper’ for Chelsea FC and also appointing Frank Lampard as its brand ambassador.
Within Intellectual property, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a third tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP acts for consumer brand owners, and media, entertainment and publishing sector clients on soft IP matters, covering the protection and enforcement of rights as well as copyright licensing and disputes. Key clients include Orange and Hachette. Andy Millmore has ‘an ability to identify and achieve results in complex matters'. Shireen Peermohamed has ‘in-depth legal knowledge yet is practical in providing solutions'.
Within IT and telecoms, tier 5
Harbottle & Lewis LLP focuses on digital media work, recently advising Microsoft on licensing arrangements for its Xbox Live service. The team is led by technology lawyer Daniel Tozer and Tony Ballard, whose experience includes telecoms provision and content distribution matters. Adam Mitton left for an in-house counsel role at King.
Within Media and entertainment, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a first tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP has an ‘excellent' media and entertainment team. Alan Moss counts Microsoft among his computer games clients, and Peter Armstrong has assisted Dreamworks in relation to the production of numerous films. Moss leads the digital media and interactive entertainment team jointly with Mark Phillips, who led advice to Take Two Interactive on various matters and acts for UKIE, the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment. Jonathan Berger is head of the film and TV team, of which ‘genuinely exceptional' senior associate Sarah Lazarides is a key member. Tony Ballard is held in very high regard by peers. Chloe Forsyth (née Wright) is praised for her ‘excellent technical skills aligned with great commercial acumen and superb personal skills'. Her music team represents Universal and Jamie Cullum. Shireen Peermohamed acts for publishing clients such as Oxford University Press. Neil Adleman brings his ‘good business understanding' to bear on behalf of clients such as the National Theatre and The Book of Mormon.
Within Media finance, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a first tier firm,
Harbottle & Lewis LLP advised New Sparta on the purchase and refinancing of Icon, and has also advised Acamar Films and Omnifone on media finance issues. Abigail Payne leads the team, and Alan Moss is ‘as sharp as they come'. Charles Leveque is also recommended.
Within Sport, Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a second tier firm,
Headed by the ‘experienced, pragmatic and commercial' Bob Mitchell, Harbottle & Lewis LLP delivers ‘a fantastic service' to clubs, individuals and governing bodies, across a range of commercial and regulatory matters. Mitchell advised Chelsea FC on its image rights arrangements with several first-team players. Praised for his ‘extraordinary work ethic', Dalton Odendaal earned particular market recognition for his sponsorship work relating to the London Olympics 2012; and senior associate Anil Matharu is also recommended. Gerrard Tyrell heads the firm’s sports reputational management practice, which was bolstered by the arrival of John Kelly from Schillings.
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Offices in London
- Corporate and commercial : M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Corporate and commercial : Venture capital
- Dispute resolution : Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution : Defamation and privacy
- Human resources : Employment: employers and senior executives
- Private client : Charities and not-for-profit
- Private client : Family
- Private client : Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate : Commercial property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Brand management
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : IT and telecoms
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Intellectual property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Media and entertainment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Media finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) : Sport