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London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services
Financial services contentious - ranked: tier 3

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP has a particularly strong reputation defending individuals, particularly charges. The 'unassuming, calm and sympathetic' Neil Swift 'understands the issues at stake and provides commercial and strategic advice'; alongside 'long-established legend' Monty Raphael, Swift is representing a former trader who is being prosecuted by the FCA for alleged insider dealing. Herself a former FSA prosecutor, the 'talented, dedicated and creative' Hannah Laming is the 'standout performer in a strong team' and has expertise at handling a range of FCA regulatory matters including insider dealing, market abuse and unauthorised trading matters.

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VAT and indirect tax
VAT and indirect tax - ranked: tier 2

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP stands out for its exemplary ability to handle indirect tax investigations and claims, including VAT and customs duties issues. The group is often instructed on complex cases with international elements, such as making representations to HMRC in connection with offshore tax structures and advising on overseas tax law in the context of an extradition. Monty Raphael QC draws on his white collar criminal defence background, and specialises in the forensic aspects of indirect tax. Neil Swift handles a number of high-value cases involving VAT fraud and is currently representing a high-profile business person who was arrested as part of an HMRC and NCA investigation into allegations that he evaded £21m in VAT through a complex of offshore structures. The team welcomed Nick Vamos from the Crown Prosecution Service in September 2017, while Dr Anna Bradshaw was promoted to partner in November 2017. Keith Oliver and practice head Michael O’Kane are also recommended.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 3

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP¬†is ‚Äėan excellent firm with highly talented individuals‚Äô. It¬†specialises in extradition cases, INTERPOL matters and mutual legal assistance as well as handling serious crime matters such as murder, manslaughter, human trafficking, sexual offences and extortion. Michael O‚ÄôKane¬†who is ‚Äėof outstanding quality‚Äô heads the business crime department. Nick Vamos¬†joined as partner from his position as head of special crime at the crown prosecution service (CPS), he is ‚Äėa lawyer of formidable intellect and excellent judgement‚Äô. Anna Bradshaw¬†was promoted to partner, Neil Swift¬†is also recommended.

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 1

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP combines business crime expertise with commercial litigation and civil fraud expertise. It is adept at handling freezing and disclosure orders for claimants. Jonathan Tickner and Jason Woodland led on acting for the Secretary of State for Health with regards to a £250m claim against Servier, a French pharmaceutical company. Head of team Keith Oliver led on defending 12 parties against an application for a $42m freezing order brought by entities owned by the government of Ras Al Khaimah. Sarah Gabriel is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Tickner - Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Keith Oliver - Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP¬†is ‚Äėan excellent firm with highly talented individuals and a formidable record in business crime‚Äô. It is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional cases in extradition, INTERPOL matters and mutual legal assistance. The firm continues to act for Khadem Al Qubaisi in relation to the $6bn¬†1MDB fraud case. Michael O‚ÄôKane¬†heads the team, supported by Hannah Laming¬†and Neil Swift¬†, who provides ‚Äėsound, logical and well-considered advice‚Äô. Former head of special crime at the crown prosecution service Nick Vamos¬†joined the firm as partner, he is ‚Äėa lawyer of formidable intellect and excellent judgement‚Äô. Dr Anna Bradshaw¬†was promoted to partner. Monty Raphael QC¬†retired.

Leading individuals

Michael O’Kane - Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 6

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

In addition to the 'punchy and practical' Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP's fraud focus 'an increasingly important part of the practice is commercial litigation and it provides lots of partner attention'. The practice features claims involving shareholders, contracts, insolvency proceedings, contentious financial services and regulatory matters, IP, and professional negligence. It acted for 122 Claimants in large-scale, high profile, group litigation concerning collective investment schemes, which focused on film and media investments. Keith Oliver is 'a paradigm commercial litigation dealmaker', Jonathan Tickner 'really cares for his clients', Sarah Gabriel is 'one of the smartest lawyers in London', and Jason Woodland is also highly regarded.

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP 'provides an excellent client service with excellent value for money'. The practice fields lawyers with expertise across the full range of sanctions' issues, including challenging sanctions in court; acts in public international law-related arbitrations; and brings challenges against public bodies based on serious human rights violations. It recently acted in a high-profile INTERPOL case involving Russia. Michael O’Kane 'has unrivalled sanctions knowledge'; and Jasvinder Nakwal has particular expertise with cases involving human rights violations.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 2

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP¬†advises corporate clients on financial crime, compliance issues, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering. The firm continues to act for Hungarian oil and gas company MOL in relation to a high-profile bribery allegation in which the company is said to have tried to bribe the former prime minister of Croatia. Michael O‚ÄôKane¬†heads the team, he provides ‚Äėclear and concise advice in a truly approachable and rational manner. He has a deep understanding of the complexities in the areas that he specialises‚Äô. Anna Bradshaw¬†was promoted from of counsel to partner. Nick Vamos¬†joined from his position as head of special crime at the CPS. Hannah Laming¬†is also recommended.

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