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London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap
Leading individuals

Dov Katz - Teacher Stern LLP

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M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m - ranked: tier 3

Teacher Stern LLP

The ‘responsive, commercial’ and ‘holistic’ team at Teacher Stern LLP provides ‘quick advice with a great degree of knowledge’. TMT specialist Martine Nathan is ‘always available and on top of things’; she heads the team jointly with sports expert David Salisbury. Dov Katz assisted the management of one recruitment company with its buyout by an undisclosed acquirer, and real estate expert Russell Raphael advised Viewcapital on its £4m purchase of the corporate vehicle owning a prime development site. Kelly Whitfield and Claire Rollo are also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 6

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP is ‘a really gritty litigation outfit that is determined to chase down difficult points to maximise the prospects of victory’; it recently hired Philip Rubens from Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP as head of financial services dispute resolution. The team acted for several small- and medium-sized enterprises in cases against banks for mis-selling financial products; examples include its representation of Q.N. Hotels (Aylesbury) in claims that the Bank of Ireland sold it an unsuitable and inappropriate interest rate hedging product.

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP is ‘an extremely competent practice’. Its primary focus is on high-value contractual and shareholder actions; professional negligence; and fraud and asset-tracing claims. The team is also noted for mis-selling disputes against institutional defendants. Jack Rabinowicz is commercial litigation team head; Rod Cowper is highly rated; and Navinder Groverdoes not leave any stone unturned in pursuit of his client’s case’.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 7

Teacher Stern LLP

Praised for its ‘very sensible but firm’ approach, Teacher Stern LLP’s ‘very pleasant’ department defends domestic and international clients in high-profile litigation. ‘Very commercial and approachable’ department head James Baker defended Euronext in a high-profile Employment Tribunal claim brought by a former employee alleging unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment. Sarah Glockler advised Ed’s Easy Diner on TUPE and redundancy matters following the administration of the company and sale of certain assets to Giraffe Restaurants. Senior consultant David von Hagen, who joined from Winckworth Sherwood LLP, has been assisting WK Business Solutions with various contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including dismissals, and TUPE and insolvency issues. Clients also single out senior associate Danielle Ramdel, who leads on immigration matters.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 6

Teacher Stern LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 4

Teacher Stern LLP

Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 5

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLPcharges a fair fee for a fantastic work ethic’ and the team has a ‘depth of knowledge and sector experience that gives confidence when any left-field issues arise’. The leisure sector is a particular area of expertise, and the team acts on both the landlord and tenant sides. Recent matters saw Victoria Hodges advise Burger & Lobster Restaurant Group on a new restaurant letting at the W Hotel in Leicester Square. In other areas, associate Artan Llabjani is assisting the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo with the negotiation of an embassy lease with an option to buy, and Russell Raphael is advising Sasha Traders on a mixed-use development in Belsize Park. The ‘knowledgeable and assuredEytan Weisz, along with practice co-heads David Irwin and Oliver Azzuri are all additional contacts.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP’s ‘quick, holistic and knowledgeable’ department is headed by Phil Berry; it counts peer-to-peer, bridging and mezzanine financings as key strengths. Corporate and finance partner Kelly Whitfield has ‘the patience of a saint – she filters information from numerous parties, and sets out action points in clear English’. The ‘super-efficientClaire Gibson is ‘always on top of things’. Real estate associate Siobhan Parish is a ‘rising star’; finance associates Laura Brown and Chris Nelson are also recommended. Lender clients include LendInvest, Octopus Property and Credit Peers; Englander Group is a borrower client.

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Residential property
Residential property - ranked: tier 3

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP’s team ‘provides a great service and valuable advice’ and has ‘excellent attention to detail alongside an exceptional commerciality and thorough efficiency’. The ‘brilliant’ cross-departmental team acts for UK-based and overseas high-net-worth individuals on the purchase and sale of prime Central London property and country houses and estates. Paul Adam leads the group and handles lease extensions and enfranchisements alongside his transactional expertise. Other key names include legal executive Suzanne Hamer, who is ‘in a different league’, the ‘first-choice’ Oliver Azzuri and Vanessa Cassidy, who is ‘an excellent practitioner’.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 6

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP’s department has an ‘unrivalled service ethic’, and provides ‘exemplary advice’. It has experience in corporate, commercial, contentious and regulatory work; recent clients have included high-profile football agent Kia Joorabchian, Carlos Tevez and Charlton Athletic FC. Football player transfers and contentious and non-contentious motorsport employment matters were particular areas of activity in 2016. ‘Trustworthy’ practice head David Salisburygoes above and beyond to achieve client satisfaction’. Corporate partner Claire Rollo and TMT specialist Martine Nathan are also recommended.

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