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London : Corporate and commercial
Within Flotations: small and mid-cap, Memery Crystal LLP is a second tier firm,
Led by the ‘impressive’ Lesley Gregory, the ‘trusted and experienced advisers’ at Memery Crystal LLP are ‘very strong technically across all disciplines’, and provide a ‘personal service’. Nick Davis is ‘pragmatic and valued on issues beyond the law’, and recently advised Gulf Keystone Petroleum on a $200m placing of AIM shares. Gregory advised Northland Capital on Dongfang Shipbuilding Group’s AIM listing.
Within M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m, Memery Crystal LLP is a second tier firm,
Memery Crystal LLP’s ‘thorough and attentive’ team advised Wyndeham Press Group Limited on its £20m acquisition of St Ives plc’s web offset printing group. Greg Scott leads an eight-partner team particularly noted for its AIM expertise.
London : Dispute resolution
Within Commercial litigation, tier 6
Memery Crystal LLP is a ‘cut above similar-sized firms’. The practice acted for the former owners of a Kazakhstan retail bank in a £1.1bn claim against its chairman, top management and former shareholders for alleged fraud, which is likely to be a leading case on jurisdiction. Department head Bree Taylor is ‘commercially astute’; Harvey Rands ‘demystifies legal issues’; and Jane Marsden is well regarded.
London : Human resources
Within Employment: employers and senior executives, tier 7
Memery Crystal LLP’s varied client list includes AIM-listed companies and senior individuals at major companies. The team recently advised on board restructurings for Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc and Ashcourt Rowan plc, in each case opposite Mishcon de Reya. Merrill April head the practice.
London : Private client
Within Family, tier 7
At Memery Crystal LLP, Ursula Danagher is ‘extremely competent and puts clients at ease’.
London : Projects, energy and natural resources
Within Mining and minerals, tier 5
Memery Crystal LLP represents small and mid-sized companies, primarily on public fundraisings. As well as handling several AIM listings, the firm advised longstanding client Petra Diamonds on its step up from AIM to the LSE’s Main Market. Nick Davis heads the team.
Within Oil and gas, tier 7
Among numerous recent AIM placings for independents, Memery Crystal LLP assisted Gulf Keystone Petroleum on its $200m listing of new ordinary shares. Sean Rush attracts praise for his ‘pragmatism, persistence and availability’.
London : Public sector
Within Education: schools, tier 4
Memery Crystal LLP advises on academies, and in 2011 also advised on matters in the primary school sector. Department head Eugene O’Keeffe provides ‘great advice’.
London : Real estate
Within Commercial property, tier 4
Memery Crystal LLP advises leading UK retailers, such as Asda-Walmart and Debenhams, and advised the Garden Centre Group on its acquisition of Country Homes and Gardens. Ruth Deehan and assistant Mark Hogan ‘both have strong negotiating skills with a keenness to get the deal done’.
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Offices in London
- Corporate and commercial : Flotations: small and mid-cap
- Corporate and commercial : M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Dispute resolution : Commercial litigation
- Human resources : Employment: employers and senior executives
- Private client : Family
- Projects, energy and natural resources : Mining and minerals
- Projects, energy and natural resources : Oil and gas
- Public sector : Education: schools
- Real estate : Commercial property