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Joelson

30 PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W1B 1LZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7580 5721
Fax:
Fax 020 7580 2251
DX:
83301 WEST END-2
Email:
Web:
www.joelsonlaw.com
London EC2Y, London W1B

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson’s ‘absolutely superb’ practice is especially active in the leisure and food and beverages sectors, though it also handles matters in other areas: the ‘approachable, forthcoming and reliableSheldon Cordell, who is ‘invariably correct’, advised Ferrum Crescent on its purchase of Goldquest Iberica. He also acted for Clarion Events on its £19m purchase of a subsidiary of an AIM-listed company. Paul Chiappe and Philippa Sturt assisted Catapult Enterprises (Propercorn) with an investment in the company by Piper Private Equity and JamJar Investments; Chiappe heads the department jointly with Phil Hails-Smith. Other clients of the team include Itsu, Addison lee, Lyric Hotels and new client Playtech.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting
Gaming and betting - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson’s breadth of expertise includes betting, gaming and lotteries law, regulatory matters and licensing, and the team’s client roster includes a wide mix of nightclubs, casinos, lotteries and betting companies. Niall McCann heads the licensing and gaming department, and Richard Williams is the other key practitioner. The team recently advised NYX Gaming Group on regulatory issues in respect of its acquisition of Amaya Gaming, and has also assisted The City Pub Company on its expansions into new premises across Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and Bath. Other notable clients include Addison Lee, FC United of Manchester and Apex Hotels.

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Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson maintains a strong presence across England and Wales in the alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment fields, advising on the full gamut of license applications including new premises licenses, variations to existing licenses, reviews and interim authority notices. Key figure Niall McCann regularly appears before courts and local authorities in contentious licensing matters, and Richard Williams has notable expertise in remote and land-based gambling and cryptocurrency. Williams also advises on taxi and firearms licensing, and has handled alcohol licensing matters for both national and off-license retailers.

Leading individuals

Niall McCann - Joelson

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Joelson

Joelsonunderstands clients’ business well, making for quick, informed advice’. The practice’s areas of expertise include debt recovery, IP, insolvency, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and property litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Jo Gregory is highly regarded; and Niall McCanngrasps the key issues’.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 6

Joelson

Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson’s practice handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including restrictive covenants and Employment Tribunal claims. Practice head David Greenhalgh led advice to Itsu on the drafting of new employment documentation, as well as subsequent negotiations with a number of new senior hires. Jennifer Maxwell-Harris handles employment issues arising from M&A transactions, including TUPE, and is also recommended.

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