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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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London, New York

Mishcon de Reya LLP is a law firm with offices in London and New York. Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937, it now employs more than 900 people, with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

The firm: Mishcon de Reya LLP is one the UK’s fastest growing law firms, having doubled its turnover in the last five years.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself not only on the diverse range of legal services that it offers as a practice, but also on the diverse range of people who provide those services. The central role played by the Academy, the firm's in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and the active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in its place in The Sunday Times ' 100 Best Companies to Work For list of 2019, the twelfth consecutive year that Mishcon de Reya have featured.

Types of work undertaken: Mishcon de Reya has acted in some of the most high-profile and ground-breaking cases in the industry. Some of our recent experience includes:

The corporate department advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc on the sale of UK insurance subsidiary Canopius for $952 million and Capco on the sale of the Empress State Building for total cash consideration of £250 million to The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. They also advised the management team of UK Power Reserve on the £216 million sale alongside Inflexion Private Equity and Equistone Partners to Sembcorp Industries, the Singaporean-based energy group.

The competition group represented Sainsbury's supermarkets in relation to its damages claim against MasterCard in the UK high court in relation to the overpayment of multilateral interchange fees.

The litigation department acted in a multi-billion dollar securities fraud against one of Forbes’ top 10 richest individuals. This was the first instance of an English Freezing Injunction being imported into the state of Florida and resulted in the first example of a treble measure of damages being claimed under a US racketeering statute.

The private department acted for Signia Wealth and philanthropist John Caudwell who recently succeeded in their shareholder dispute against former Chief Executive Nathalie Dauriac.

The employment department represented Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court in a case that is currently the highest authority on worker status. The department also advised Carrie Gracie and is advising a number of other journalists at the BBC in high-profile allegations of equal pay and sex discrimination against the Corporation.

The family department continues to act on Thakkar v Thakkar on behalf of the wife of Africa’s so-called ‘youngest billionaire’, who originally disclosed assets worth less than £500,000.

The real estate department continues to act for Delancey, APG, Qatari Diar and Oxford Properties on their ongoing programme of development for East Village, the former Olympic Village in Stratford, East London, on all property and asset management, the construction and financing of new development plots, retail lettings and planning matters. East Village is a multi-million pound development and is the first major commitment of scale to the private rented sector since this investment opportunity opened up.

  • Number of UK partners: 127
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 400+

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