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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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London, New York

James Libson

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Litigation, commercial, employment, private client, defamation.


James is the Executive Partner of Mishcon de Reya and Head of Mishcon Private, sitting on the management board.


He acts for a wide variety of clients such as high profile individuals, corporations, families, family offices and charities. James is unusual in that he provides a broad range of legal expertise which includes defamation, privacy, employment, commercial disputes and litigation. James believes in the importance of a long-term advisory role with clients and acts for many as their trusted advisor.



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London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Mishcon de Reya LLP’s ‘very strong’ multi-disciplinary team stands out for its knowledge of partnership-related employment matters, particularly relating to member, minority, remuneration and regulatory disputes. On the non-contentious side, the firm handles formations, structuring, drafting of LLP agreements, tax and remuneration advice. The ‘tough and commercially savvyJoanna Blackburn has significant expertise in complex LLP exits concerning senior members. Jennifer Millins specialises in restrictive covenant, breach of confidence and team move disputes. Greg Campbell acted for a former partner of an international law firm in relation to a multi-jurisdictional whistleblowing and sexual discrimination case, leading on the litigation strategy and subsequent settlement discussions. In another highlight, James Libson advised an exiting partner from a global law firm on his move to a rival firm.

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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Mishcon de Reya LLP  ‘combines professional and up-to-date legal advice with common sense and commercial nous’. Team head Andrew Goldstone is ‘friendly, approachable and knowledgeable’; he is ‘very attuned to his clients’ needs and distils complex legislation to ensure that clients understand where they stand and what they must do’. Kassim Meghjee  ‘always stays focused on the most critical issues and provides a sure and steady guiding hand’. Newly promoted partner Charlie Sosna  ‘provides advice of the highest quality’. Other members of this ‘excellent’ team include James Libson, who acts for high-profile individuals, corporations, families, family offices and charities, and Filippo Noseda, who is a dual qualified English solicitor and Swiss lawyer. Noseda advises clients on international tax and estate planning matters. Clients include a mix of ultra-high and high-net-worth individuals, institutions, investors, property developers, entrepreneurs, trustees and charities.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

James Libson - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Reputation management

Mishcon de Reya LLP is a 'well-established firm with an excellent reputation for high quality work’. The practice has handled a range of highly-publicised cases and acts on behalf of clients over multiple jurisdictions including Saudi Arabia, the United States of America and Greece. The ‘tech-savvy team’ regularly deals with issues relating to new technologies and social media. Head of department Emma Woollcott  is ‘a hugely impressive and strategically astute litigator’ who specialises in defamation, breach of confidence, invasion of privacy, harassment and injunctions. Head of Mishcon Private James Libson  is ‘a skilled litigator and arbitrator’. Harry Eccles-Williams and Alexandra Whiston-Dew  are ones to watch. The ‘excellentRamona Mehta is now a consultant.

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