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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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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.

The firm: Mishcon de Reya has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 100% revenue growth since 2010. In 2015, the firm moved into a purpose-designed building on Kingsway, and also recently converted to both an alternative business structure and LLP.

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: The last 12 months have seen Mishcon de Reya act in some of the most high-profile and ground-breaking cases in the industry; this includes achieving Supreme Court success on behalf of client Gina Miller, in ensuring that the correct legal process was followed when the government triggered Article 50.

The corporate department acted on the acquisition of global games technology company Inspired Gaming Group and affiliates by Hydra Industries Acquisition Corporation for £200m, and for longstanding client Chelsfield Partners LLP on the sale of two Central London hotels managed by Club Quarters for £180m.

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 continues to act for Mr Giahmi, a defendant accused of alleged civil bribery, corruption and intimidation in a case brought by the Libyan Investigation Authority (LIA), one of the largest in monetary terms currently before the commercial court. It is also the lead solicitor in respect of the largest tax group litigation order (GLO) in history, relating to Royal Mail's VAT exemptions on the supply of all of its postal services.

The private department advised long-standing client the Arab Republic of Egypt in a case of national importance on the possible prevention of export of the sculpture of 'Sekhemka', an Egyptian royal scribe, which was sold at auction in 2014 by Northampton Museum for £15.8m, to an anonymous foreign owner.

The employment department continues to advise Pimlico Plumbers in a case that examines the issue of the rights of workers in the 'gig economy', one of the most important employment law questions of the day.

The family department acted for the prominent Saudi businessman Dr Walid Juffali, whose wife issued an application under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act for a financial remedy in the British courts, following an overseas divorce.

The real estate department continues to advise long-term client QDD (Qatari Diar, Delancey's client fund DV4 and APG) on the real estate, construction and planning aspects relating to East Village, the former Olympic Village in Stratford. The team recently acted on the property aspects of funding and development of plots N08 and N06 with Homes and Communities Agency and Qatar National Bank (QNB).

  • Number of UK partners: 133
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 300+
  • Total staff: 700+

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