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Nabarro LLP

125 LONDON WALL, LONDON, EC2Y 5AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7524 6000
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Fax 020 7524 6524
DX:
77 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.nabarro.com
Brussels , Dubai , London , Manchester , Sheffield , Singapore

London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

In an illustration of Nabarro LLP’s strength in real estate, Nick Burt and his tax team advised LaSalle Investment Management on the establishment of the East India Dock Club fund, and acted for Stratford City Business District on complex pre-let structuring deals. The ‘technically strong and business-minded’ Philip Anderson was promoted to partner, while Kirsten Prichard Jones joined Macfarlanes LLP.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s ‘impressive’ department, which ‘punches above its weight’, is headed by the ‘very strong’ Cyrus Mehta and Brian Sher, with support from senior associate Russell Hoare. The team is sole counsel to GlaxoSmithKline in the UK’s first investigation into reverse patent settlements. Mehta acted for Hospital Corporation of America in its appeal against a proposed CMA remedy that would force the client to sell several of its facilities in London.

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Financial services
Financial services (non-contentious/regulatory) - ranked: tier 6

Nabarro LLP

At Nabarro LLP, the ‘pragmatic’ Sam Robinson has ‘deep industry knowledge’ across a range of matters including payment regulatory issues.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap
Flotations: small and mid-cap - ranked: tier 2

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At Nabarro LLP, the highly regarded Alasdair Steele was particularly active on the NOMAD front in 2015; highlights included advising Numis Securities on a £79m placing by Alliance Pharma; and assisting Stifel with the £150m IPO by Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund. Practice head Iain Newman’s recent issuer clients include SPARK Ventures and Ten Alps.

Leading individuals

Alasdair Steele - Nabarro LLP

Iain Newman - Nabarro LLP

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Investment funds
Investment funds: Hedge funds - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

Real estate funds - ranked: tier 1

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Nabarro LLP has a first-class reputation in real estate funds, handling some of the largest, most complex cross-border fund structurings and indirect real estate investments in the market. Amanda Howard, who ‘knows the industry like the back of her hand’, leads the team, which includes Christopher Luck and Jonathan Cantor. Darren Stolzenberg acted for Tristan Capital Partners in the launch of its €1.5bn fund European Property Investors Special Opportunities IV. Victoria Henry joined from Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, while Deborah Lloyd has retired.

Leading individuals

Amanda Howard - Nabarro LLP (Private funds)

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M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m - ranked: tier 1

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Nabarro LLP’s ‘exceptional’ team is particularly strong in the healthcare and technology sectors; Alasdair Steele acted for Fixnetix during its sale to Computer Sciences Corporation. Real estate and infrastructure are other sector strengths of the team. Caroline Newsholme is recommended, as is the ‘technically and commercially strong’ Peter Williamson. John Finnemore was promoted to partner.

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VAT and indirect tax
VAT and indirect tax - ranked: tier 3

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At Nabarro LLP, Nick Burt works closely with the firm’s wider real estate practice to provide tax advice on big-ticket real estate transactions. Clients include Great Portland Estates and Lend Lease Group.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP is increasingly active for investees in the Fintech space, and the firm’s entrepreneurs and SMEs sub-group offers a selection of fixed price products aimed at giving cost certainty to start-up companies. John Finnemore recently advised Conversocial on its $4m Series A funding.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP recently defended UBMG against a breach of warranties claim. Jonathan Warne is recommended as are the ‘brutally efficient’ Tom Dane; Lee Gluyas, who ‘manages cases well’; and the ‘client-focused’ Adam Greaves. Other key advisers include Andrew Taplin and Ben Trust.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Warne - Nabarro LLP

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Nabarro LLP

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Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP is continuing to act for the NCTL in 15 cases concerning allegation that teachers agreed to allow an undue amount of religious influence in the education of pupils in several schools in Birmingham. Sheffield-based Chris Horsefield heads the practice, which also acts for the Medical Defence Union and the General Optical Council. Rachel Cooper is ‘efficient, proactive and knowledgeable’.

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

At Nabarro LLPKaren Denny advises on sovereign immunity, freezing injunctions, enforcing foreign judgments, and obtaining evidence for use in overseas proceedings.

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Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 5

Nabarro LLP

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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency
Corporate restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 7

Nabarro LLP

At Nabarro LLP, the ‘knowledgeable, thoughtful and commercial’ Glen Flannery has particular expertise advising on insolvencies in the financial services sector. Flannery is continuing to advise the special administrators on a range of issues in the UK and abroad arising from the special administration of foreign exchange broker, LQD Markets. Patricia Godfrey is ‘well connected in international work’ and is a go-to practitioner for international trustee work.

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London: Human resources

Employee share schemes
Employee share schemes - ranked: tier 5

Nabarro LLP

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

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Nabarro LLP has prominent contentious expertise; practice head Richard Brown successfully defended the State Bank of India in a race discrimination and whistleblowing claim brought by a former trader. Other clients include Santander, Laing O’Rourke and Land Securities. The team also has expertise in mental health issues and reputational risk matters.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s practice is led by Lukas Rootman, and is recognised for its strength in HSE prosecutions, investigations and inquests. Clients include Veolia Environmental, GE Capital, Tarmac and Quintain. Carl Dray is recommended for insurance matters.

Leading individuals

Lukas Rootman - Nabarro LLP

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Pensions
Pensions (non-contentious) - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Pensions: dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

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At Nabarro LLP, Neal Gibson and department head Jennifer Bell continue to represent the trustees in the high-profile IBM litigation, which is now before the Court of Appeal and which involves breach of duty of good faith. Other clients include Atos Pension Schemes, Eaton and BAE Systems. Jonathan Warne is recommended for contentious matters. Other key names include Ian Greenstreet and Kate Richards. Anne-Marie Winton joined ARC Pensions Law.

Leading individuals

Ian Greenstreet - Nabarro LLP

Neal Gibson - Nabarro LLP

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team is led by the ‘impressive’ Chris Horsefield, who ‘combines a deep knowledge of the law with a robust commercial sense and faultless forensic judgement’. Mike Jennings and Yvonne Screene have ‘a strong eye for detail’, and are ‘cool under fire’.

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London: Public sector

Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Clients of Nabarro LLP praise its ‘exceptional level of performance and service’. Candice Blackwood handled the structuring and real estate aspects of Omega Healthcare Investors’ acquisition of Healthcare Homes. Warren Taylor is ‘a highly effective and pragmatic adviser’ and recently promoted partner Rachel Cooper ‘possesses a rare combination of high-level legal skills and outstanding commercial acumen’.

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP is advising Watford Borough Council on a mixed-use regeneration scheme. Key names include James Snape, who focuses on PPP procurement in the waste and renewables sectors, and Sheffield-based Tim Shaw.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 1

Nabarro LLP

Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 1

Nabarro LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 1

Nabarro LLP

Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 2

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At Nabarro LLP, team leader and newly appointed senior partner Ciaran Carvalho advised Lendlease and London and Continental Railways on the £615m forward funding of two buildings at the International Quarter. The team has particular strength in acting for UK REITs and counts Land Securities, Hammerson and Segro among its clients; in one significant deal, Barry Morris advised Land Securities on the £268m sale of its 95% stake in Times Square, London, to private equity group Blackstone. Clare Thomas and Simon Staite also handled major transactions for Queensgate Investments and Hammerson, respectively. Deborah Parry retired.

Leading individuals

Ciaran Carvalho - Nabarro LLP

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Construction
Construction: contentious - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Construction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 2

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Nabarro LLP’s practice continued to experience rapid growth, with the hire of David Parton from Irwin Mitchell and Lucy Plowright from White & Case LLP. Parton and Alistair McGrigor provided non-contentious advice on various substantial real estate projects to developers such as Segro, Delancey and Great Portland Estates. In the contentious space, Matthew Taylor and practice head Steven Williams, who has ‘very good client skills’, successfully defended McGee against an adjudication claim from a forward funder in relation to the construction of a multi-storey car park in Liverpool. Kevin Joyce is ‘a strong addition on the infrastructure side’.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

Sheffield-based Lukas Rootman and Christopher Bowes are in charge at Nabarro LLP, where areas of expertise include regulatory enforcement actions, environmental permitting and EU environmental law. The team advised Whitemoss Landfill on the environmental aspects of its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for a hazardous waste landfill site. Senior associate Alex Ibrahim works from the firm’s London office.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP wins praise for its ‘proactive contribution to real estate projects’. As well as being busy on behalf of key client Hammerson, the team also advised Heathrow Hub on the promotion of its extension to the northern runway at Heathrow Airport. Practice head Martin Evans is ‘technically superb and tactically very sound’, Joshua Risso-Gill has ‘excellent judgement’, and consultant David Hawkins is well known for his CPO expertise. Christopher Stanwell moved to DAC Beachcroft LLP.

Leading individuals

Martin Evans - Nabarro LLP

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 2

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s ‘responsive, creative and commercial’ practice shows ‘solid all-round industry and banking knowledge’; Andrew McLean and the ‘calm, considered’ Mike Delaney are recommended. Clients include Brockton, Frogmore and Santander. ‘Clear-thinking, practical’ department head Clive Swillman is ‘firm when necessary’.

Leading individuals

Clive Swillman - Nabarro LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Nabarro LLP

At Nabarro LLP, the ‘wise, experienced, reflective’ Jennifer Rickard heads the practice, which is ‘polished and professional, with huge strength and depth in the field’. Clients include Land Securities, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management and Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Julie Gattegno gets ‘fantastically involved’; Nick Lloyd is ‘immensely bright and original in thought’; and Nick Wood is ‘dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic’.

Leading individuals

Jennifer Rickard - Nabarro LLP

Julie Gattegno - Nabarro LLP

Nick Lloyd - Nabarro LLP

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management
Brand management - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s clients include Car-Freshner Corporation, for which David Parrish secured an invalidity application against a competitor’s application for a tree-shaped mark; Pepe Jeans and Hackett, for which Guy Heath undertakes international brand protection work; and Samsonite, for which Louise Gellman manages its UK and community trade mark portfolio. Levi Strauss and Diesel are also clients.

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Data protection
Data protection - ranked: tier 4

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Nabarro LLP’s ‘very helpful’ team is led by Guy Heath and includes barrister and consultant Ashley Roughton. Clients include Qatar Airways, Costco, EY and Investec Bank.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP has a solid reputation advising on trade mark strategy, enforcement and litigation, particularly for technology, fashion and real estate sector clients. Recent highlights include acting for The British Heart Foundation on its IP commercialisation arrangement and protection strategy. Guy Heath heads the team, which includes litigator David Parrish, who provides ‘well-considered and practice advice’, and consultant Ashley Roughton, who is a key name for patent matters.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology - ranked: tier 3

Nabarro LLP

Nabarro LLP’s work for GlaxoSmithKline included a reverse patent settlement competition investigation in which competition lawyer Brian Sher led the firm’s advice. Sher heads the practice jointly with IP lawyer Guy Heath. The firm advised Cantel Medical Corp on its acquisition of Medical Innovations Group, and assisted the British Heart Foundation with a number of IP matters.

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