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87-91 NEWMAN STREET, LONDON, W1T 3EY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3206 2700
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Fax 020 3206 2800
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87-91 Newman Street W1T 3EY
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www.smab.co.uk

Razi Mireskandari

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Work 020 3206 2712
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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Managing partner, head of civil litigation.

Career

Simons Muirhead & Burton, qualified 1986, partner 1989.

Languages

Farsi.

Education

Sir Walter St John’s Grammar, Battersea; Sussex University (BA hons, International Relations); Keele University (MA, Law of the Sea).


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Simons Muirhead & Burton is 'a very serious firm that delivers results'. It is best known for its media litigation practice but also acts in disputes involving luxury hotels, public real estate, aviation and commercial shipping. Managing partner Razi Mireskandari heads the dispute resolution team, which also includes Stephen Shotnes, Maninder Gill and consultant Peter Gould; Jeffrey Smele was made up to  partner.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Razi Mireskandari - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Reputation management

Simons Muirhead & Burton's 'wonderful and very approachable' media content and disputes team is led by the 'immensely experienced' Louis Charalambous . It takes on the whole range of media defendant claims for most major newspapers and broadcasters in the UK as well as book publication clearances, defence of kiss-and-tell stories and matters with a criminal aspect, which is one of Charalambous' strong suits. The team regularly assists News Group Newspapers as publishers of a variety of media. Managing partner and disputes head Razi Mireskandari has outstanding experience representing both print and online media in high-value libel claims, bringing 'his inner litigator to his media work'. 'Star in the making' Jeffrey Smele also acts for claimants and provides specialist criminal law advice to media clients. Senior associate Erica Henshilwood, who is a 'particular asset to the firm', frequently defends pre-publication injunctions for journalists and publishers. Furthermore, senior associate Gordon Clough is praised for his 'quick and minimum fuss' pre-publication advice.

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