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London: Corporate and commercial

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

Teacher Stern LLP

Sport sector expert David Salisbury heads the team at Teacher Stern LLP, which has handled transactions in the restaurant, hotels and leisure, TMT, energy and transport sectors, among others. Martine Nathan, who specialises in technology, acted for online game company Eyecon on its £50m sale to Playtech; Kelly Whitfield focuses on private M&A, while Claire Rollo regularly advises family-owned businesses. Senior associate David Bath is also noted. Clients of the practice include Burger & Lobster Group, Charlton Athletic and El Al Airways. Dov Katz, who specialises in capital markets work, recently left the firm for Greenwoods GRM.

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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's banking litigation practice is headed by Philip Rubens, who is well known for large-scale actions against banks concerning the mis-selling of financial products. The department also undertakes actions involving commodity litigation, fraud claims, insolvency litigation and professional negligence actions. Recent matters include advising HMG Investment Holdings, as claimant against NatWest Bank, in claims for the mis-selling of an interest rate hedging product and substantial consequential losses. Senior associate David Bowman is also recommended.

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP's 'team is impressive, clear sighted and practical'. Its focus is on high-value contractual and shareholder actions; professional negligence and fraud and asset tracing claims; and mis-selling disputes against institutional defendants. Team head Jack Rabinowicz is 'a highly intuitive and determined lawyer who sees routes that don’t occur to others'; Navinder Grover is 'an outstanding commercial litigator'; Rajesh Pabla is 'a lone voice of reason in a crowded room'; and Clare Toomer is 'a very effective and efficient litigator'. Other key contacts include Rod Cowper and Philip Rubens.

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London: Human resources

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

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP's 'commercial, practical and accessible' practice 'gives a personal, partner-level service to its clients'. The group has particular expertise in restrictive covenants and confidential information work, TUPE, the employment elements of corporate disposals and employment litigation. In a recent highlight, practice head James Baker, who is 'extremely personable, unflappable and empathetic', advised SompoCanopius on the recruitment of insurance brokers, an outsourcing program and confidential information theft. Other clients include Euronext Technologies, Brambles and Gaumont Television UK. Clients also praise Sarah Glockler as 'a clever lawyer with first-rate client skills'; senior consultants David von Hagen and Sarah Culshaw (who joined from Collyer Bristow LLP) are also recommended.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 4

Teacher Stern LLP

With expertise in the restaurant and retail sectors, Teacher Stern LLP¬†is especially recommended for letting transactions, where the team can provide ‚Äėa continuity of service that one might lose with a larger firm‚Äô. The team includes Vanessa Cassidy¬†and Paul Adam, who advised AP16 on the grant of a lease at Heathrow Airport to British Airways, conditional on construction works. Similarly, Russell Raphael¬†has acted for Lola‚Äôs Cupcakes in relation to lease transactions in numerous London locations. Investment highlights have included Oliver Azzuri¬†advising on the sale of a property with consent for student housing, and Eytan Weisz¬†assisting a property group with a freehold purchase in Harrow. In the development space, Reetu Chopra¬†advised Vindex Properties, in a joint venture with Regal Homes, on a mixed-use development project in Shoreditch. Additional contacts include Victoria Hodges¬†and David Irwin.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP's primary strengths are peer-to-peer, bridging, short-term and mezzanine finance; it also handles acquisition and development finance in relation to mixed-use, residential, office and student properties. Key clients include Octopus Property, United Trust Bank, HSBC, Avamore Capital and Handelsbanken. Phil Berry heads the 'outstanding' practice; Claire Gibson is praised for her 'unparalleled professionalism and diligence'; and associate Lorna Clarke, who joined from Maples Teesdale LLP in November 2017, is also noted.

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Residential property
Residential property - ranked: tier 3

Teacher Stern LLP

Teacher Stern LLP‚Äôs team is ‚Äėexcellent on all levels‚Äô and has specific focus on prime Central London property and investment opportunities in the regions. Paul Adam¬†heads the team and deals with sales and acquisitions for UK and international clients. He also has additional specialism in lease extensions and enfranchisement. Legal Executive Suzanne Hamer¬†is ‚Äėextremely personable, friendly, and most knowledgeable‚Äô, providing a service that is ‚Äėnothing short of excellent‚Äô. A recent highlight saw the team act for Cambridge Gate Securities on the sale of a London property valued above ¬£10m.

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