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Addleshaw Goddard

100 BARBIROLLI SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 934 6000
Fax:
Fax 0161 934 6060
DX:
14301 MANCHESTER
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester
Corporate and commercial: Manchester - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘strong’ and ‘very active’ seven-partner practice ‘invests significant time in understanding what matters to the client’. The corporate team is noted for its ‘tailored advice’ and the breadth of its expertise, which covers the full range of public and private M&A, corporate finance, equity capital markets and private equity matters. The team is led by the ‘renownedMichael Birchall, who specialises in M&A and corporate finance, while Paul Medlicott heads the private equity practice and led the team advising Enterprise Ventures on its sale to AIM-listed Mercia Technologies. In other key highlights, Andrew Green, who acts on corporate transactions and specialises in private equity, led on the Co-operative Group’s £117m sale of 298 of its smaller food stores to McColls, and assisted the shareholders of Autonet Insurance Services with its sale to HPS Investment Partners. Richard Lee advised ECI and other shareholders on the sale of Citation to HgCapital and also worked alongside newly promoted partner Shelley McGivern in advising CCL Industries on its conditional agreement to acquire the Innovia Group. On the equity capital markets front, the ‘outstandingRoger Hart led Zeus Capital and Peel Hunt on the £255m IPO of Watkin Jones, and advised Accrol on its £93m IPO. New partner Duncan Wilson led Scotia Gas Networks on the sale by SSE of 16.7% of it’s shareholding in the company for £620m. Legal director Adam Kaucher and managing associate Jamie Partridge are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Michael Birchall - Addleshaw Goddard

Paul Medlicott - Addleshaw Goddard

Roger Hart - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Adam Kaucher - Addleshaw Goddard

Jamie Partridge - Addleshaw Goddard

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard is commended for its ‘high level of service’ and ‘pragmatic approach’. The team has ‘in-depth expertise’ in a range of private equity tax structuring and real estate-related tax matters, including joint ventures, funds and structured investments. It also handles VAT, energy sector tax issues, insolvency-related tax matters, and fund structuring. Highlights included acting for Co-operative Group on tax-related matters relating to the sale of 298 of its smaller food stores to McColls; and advising National Grid on the tax aspects of the £11.6bn disposal of its gas distribution business, which included SDLT compliance advice in relation to 45,000 property transactions. It also provided tax advice to the shareholders of Autonet Insurance Services on its sale to HPS Investment Partners. Standard Life, Siemens, Aviva and The Hut are also clients. The ‘exceptionalJustine Delroy leads the firm’s national commercial tax team and is well versed in private equity transactions as well as the tax aspects of property projects. Michael Hunter has a particular specialism in energy transactions. Managing associate Catherine Concannon is focused on corporate and employment tax matters.

Leading individuals

Justine Delroy - Addleshaw Goddard

Michael Hunter - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Catherine Concannon - Addleshaw Goddard

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

The ‘highly responsive’ and ‘efficient’ team at Addleshaw Goddard attracts praise for providing ‘high-quality advice’. Its expertise covers merger control matters and competition litigation, as well as antitrust issues, market investigations and state aid across the retail, financial services, public sector and regulated utility industries. Highlights for the team included providing merger control advice to Andrew Page on the sale of a majority of its car parts business to LKQ Corporation; and acting for Manchester Airports Group on issues arising from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)’s first investigation under the Competition Act 1998, which involved price-fixing arrangements with a parking operator at East Midlands Airport; the firm successfully negotiated a reduction of the CAA’s proposed £12.5m fine against the client to zero. On the contentious side, the team represented six clients in follow-on damages proceedings commenced in the Competition Appeal Tribunal against Vita Cellular Foams (UK) and Vita Industrial (UK) related to a European Commission investigation into anti-competitive conduct in the polyurethane foam sector. Merseytravel, Cheshire East Council and Sainsbury's are also clients. Key figures include national team head Bruce Kilpatrick and Rona Bar-Isaac, who are primarily based in London; Mark Molyneux, who heads the competition litigation team; and associate Clare Walker, who has ‘excellent project-management skills and provides commercially sound and practical advice’.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard acts for major UK Banks and other financial institutions on a range of disputes, with specialist expertise in asset finance and asset based lending. The team also handles professional negligence and fraud mandates, as well asset recovery and regulatory investigations. HSBC Bank, Shawbrook Bank, Yorkshire Building Society, West Bromwich Building Society, Aldermore Bank, Aldermore Invoice Finance and Nationwide Building Society are clients. The department was recently bolstered by the arrival of the ‘outstandingHarold Brako from Shoosmiths LLP, who is experienced in asset based lending and receivables financing. He leads a team that includes Ben Lowans, who splits his time between Manchester and Leeds and specialises in finance litigation and fraud, and Legal director Helen Collinge, who joined the team from Shoosmiths LLP alongside Brako. Managing associate Matthew O'Neill is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Harold Brako - Addleshaw Goddard

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Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard

Commended for its ‘strength-in-depthAddleshaw Goddard is ‘first-rate in handling complex and sensitive litigation, and obtains optimal results’. The team’s recent track record includes handling a number of competition law claims, as well as complex, high-profile commercial mandates spanning procurement, public and administrative law, judicial review, pensions, fraud, tax and IP. Highlights included defending Stansted Airport in an abuse of dominance competition law claim relating to the termination of the licence held by Terravision Transport, and others members of the Terravision group of companies, to operate coach services between the airport and central London after Terravision was unsuccessful in a competitive tender. It also represented Pillbox 38 UK in the conclusion its legal challenge to the Tobacco Products Directive 2014, which imposed new regulations on the manufacture, sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes from May 2016; and defended Natalie Roche, a UK-based distributor of beauty products, in an attempt by Estée Lauder, through one of its subsidiaries, GlamGlow, to terminate a distribution agreement, following Estée Lauder's acquisition of GlamGlow. PZ Cussons, NKT Group, Delta and Capita are also clients. Standout figures include Mark Molyneux, who is a ‘very skilled litigator’; Susan Garrett, who ‘brings excellent judgement to bear on any case’; Jonathan Tattersall, who heads the construction, engineering and environmental disputes team; and John Gosling, who is recommended for professional negligence disputes. Also recommended are legal director Clare Dwyer, who is a commercial and public law litigator, ‘very astute’ managing associate Paul Rowley, and associates Nick Ashcroft and Fiona Walker.

Leading individuals

John Gosling - Addleshaw Goddard

Mark Molyneux - Addleshaw Goddard

Susan Garrett - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Clare Dwyer - Addleshaw Goddard

Paul Rowley - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard fields a ‘vastly knowledgeable’ and ‘responsive’ six-partner team that advises borrowers and lenders on the full range of banking and finance matters, including corporate finance, leveraged finance, asset finance and real estate finance. Team head Martin O’Shea has a firm following among local lenders and North West-based borrowers, who regularly call on him to handle a range of leveraged, real estate and corporate financings; his recent borrower highlights include advising Moneysupermarket.com on a multi-currency revolving facility agreement to refinance an existing facility, assisting property developer Assura with a £100m unsecured private placement, and advised Bruntwood on the £115m refinancing of a portfolio of 12 properties. The firm also fields a two-partner asset finance team in Manchester led by Andrew Maskill and Rebecca Williams, who acts for funders, lessors, brokers and lessees on a diverse range of asset finance matters. Other key figures include Simon Prendergast, who is experienced in asset based lending and trade finance, Richard Oman, who specialises in corporate lending and leveraged acquisition finance as well as real estate finance and structured asset finance transactions; and Katie Ridehalgh, who leads on real estate finance matters. Prendergast, Oman and Williams advised HSBC Bank, Barclays Bank, Santander UK, HSBC Invoice Finance and HSBC Equipment Finance on a suite of facilities provided to Whitworth Bros in connection with its acquisition of Carr's Flour Mills and the refinancing of the group's existing banking facilities. Peel, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Standard Life Investments, PZ Cussons and Investec Bank are also clients. Legal director Richard Chandler is also recommended, as are managing associates Caroline Gray and Ben Edwards.

Leading individuals

Andrew Maskill - Addleshaw Goddard

Martin O’Shea - Addleshaw Goddard

Simon Prendergast - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Ben Edwards - Addleshaw Goddard

Caroline Gray - Addleshaw Goddard

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard’s business support and restructuring team delivers ‘first-class responses’ and it ‘takes the time to develop a relationship, and understand the client’. Its expertise spans complex restructuring and insolvency cases, distressed real estate work, insolvency litigation, and distressed acquisitions. The team is also carving out a reputation in the sale and purchase of distressed legal practices. Headline matters included advising EY as administrators of the Hewden Plant Hire Group, which has involved acting on eight separate sales; assisting HLD Group with its acquisition of D.N.C. Shopfitters; acting for BDO as administrators of Coates Engineering Group; and assisting LastMinute.com with the pre-pack acquisition of Where Are You Now? from its administrators. The ‘commercially awareGed Barnes heads the team, which includes Andy Bates and legal directors Tim Taylor, who specialises in non-contentious cases; John Duffy, who advises on distressed property cases; and Jean Boldero, who advises on the contentious aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency. Managing associate Sarah Foster is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Ged Barnes - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard fields a ‘personable and approachable team that takes the time to build relationships with clients’, and which is praised for its ‘excellent and commercial advice’. Key figures include Malcolm Pike, who is ‘a superb all-round employment lawyer’; and Jamie Hamnett and associate Tessa Harland, who provide ‘sound, timely and commercial advice’. The team acts for a significant number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 businesses and for a number of key regional employers, with an emphasis in the retail, transport, financial services and industrial sectors. The group recently defended Flowserve in a race discrimination claim, which reached the Court of Appeal. Other highlights for the ‘superb’ team included advising on the restructuring of the treasury team within the head office of a well-known plc, which resulted in the exits of two very senior employees. Key clients include British Airways, BP, Primark, National Grid and Wolseley.

Leading individuals

Jamie Hamnett - Addleshaw Goddard

Malcolm Pike - Addleshaw Goddard

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘excellent team’ is led by the ‘extremely able’ Erin Shoesmith, who is regularly called on to assist corporate clients and individuals facing prosecution or investigations by the police, HSE and other authorities. Highlights included achieving a significant reduction in the fine imposed in a matter concerning hand-arm vibration syndrome, and assisting another client in relation to an investigation and prosecution by the HSE for a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Key clients include Build-A-Bear Workshop, Britvic Plc and Britvic Soft Drinks and Speedy Hire. Managing associate Lee Hughes is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Erin Shoesmith - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Clients of Addleshaw Goddard single out its particular experience in financial-led professional negligence work such as large-scale valuer negligence cases. Key figures include John Gosling, who is an ‘excellent lawyer with great strategic judgement’, and Ben Lowans, who acts for major banks, building societies and commercial clients. Paul Rowley is a managing associate with ‘years of experience to bring to bear on cases’.

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North West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Key figures at Addleshaw Goddard include Yorke Eaton, who has a wide range of experience advising charities on a host of issues including the establishment and registration of new entities, governance and trustee issues in addition to charity land transactions and restructuring issues. Yorke also regularly advises entrepreneurs on the establishment of private charitable trusts. The department also has a track record advising on Charity Commission investigations and inquiries and recently defended a number of 1975 Act claims made against charities in their capacity as residuary beneficiaries of estates. Named clients include National Coal Mining Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

At Addleshaw GoddardYorke Eaton specialises in dealing with complex trust issues and advises trustees on their duties and liabilities, in particular where business assets are involved. He has extensive contentious trusts and estates experience and routinely acts in high-value and complex disputes concerning family trusts and landed estates. The practice also leverages expertise of other departments, including its professional negligence, partnership and civil fraud units; as a result it is well placed to handle cross-border trust litigation. It also has a growing practice acting for charities in the defence of substantial claims under the 1975 Act. Highlights included defending the son of the deceased in one of the largest 1975 Act claims ever to go to trial, which involved an estate valued at approximately £10m.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard has a ‘hardworking team’ led by the ‘extremely knowledgeableYorke Eaton, who is ‘as comfortable dealing with landed multi-generational families as he is with serial entrepreneurs; he builds strong relationships with clients’. He is well regarded for his capital tax planning advice to entrepreneurs, ultra and high-net-worth individuals and their families. Managing associate Christopher Noel ‘quietly gets on and impresses clients’. The team regularly advises on complex trust issues and is increasingly working with international individuals and trustees of offshore trusts on a myriad of issues such as UK residence, domicile and tax issues. The team continues to act for a variety of banks, trust companies and large corporate/institutional clients and has recently acquired some new and large commercial clients.

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North West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard has particular strength in waste sector, renewable energy projects and large-scale outsourcing projects, and is experienced in utilities sector mandates. Key figures include Michael O’Connor, who is national head of the firm’s infrastructure, projects and energy group; and legal directors Rob Thompson and Peter Jones, the latter of which specialises in asset finance with experience in green energy projects. Nancy Walmsley left the firm in 2016.

Leading individuals

Michael O’Connor - Addleshaw Goddard

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Project finance and PFI
Project finance and PFI - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard fields an ‘experienced’ Manchester-based team that works closely with the firm’s offices in Leeds and London on project finance and PFI matters. It is particularly noted for its experience in the transport, healthcare and education sectors. Team head Michael O’Connor is ‘very strong in PPP and PFI matters’. Alison Fagan joined DLA Piper UK LLP in 2016.

Leading individuals

Michael O’Connor - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: Public sector

Health
Health - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

The ‘practical and responsive’ team at Addleshaw Goddard is praised for its ‘detailed knowledge of the health sector’. Practice head Michael O’Connor is described as a ‘genuine expert who can always be relied upon to provide commercially sound advice’. Legal director Clare Dwyer ‘really takes the time to understand her clients’ business and then to provide measured and commercial advice in a timely fashion’. The healthcare practice handles real estate developments, construction matters and financing transactions in addition to issues ranging from regulatory and procurement to employment across the public and private sectors. The group is advising Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the development of a biomedical centre located in Manchester city centre and is advising Citybranch on the development of the former Altrincham General Hospital into a health and wellbeing centre. It also acts for suppliers of healthcare products and services, including Assura Medical, Bupa Care Homes, GlaxoSmithKline and Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust.

Leading individuals

Michael O’Connor - Addleshaw Goddard

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

The team at Addleshaw Goddard provides an ‘excellent service and has a breadth and depth of knowledge that inspires confidence that matters will be taken care of properly’. The ‘exceptional’ Michael O’Connor is recommended for his ‘willingness to listen to his clients and then also produce very high-quality work’. The firm has ‘sound expertise in all of the specialisms required in drafting these contracts whether they be financial, legal, procurement or TUPE’. Legal director Rob Thompson provides ‘concise and accurate advice and crucially can be relied on to deliver on time’. The team has an excellent reputation for its work on major outsourcing and partnership transactions both locally and nationally, and has a strong reputation for defending local government in high-value procurement claims. Another area of expertise is its work on renewable projects for local governments, many of which involve a mix of public and private sector finance. It was appointed to advise Stoke City Council on a proposed variation and refinancing of its pathfinder street lighting PFI Scheme (which it originally advised on in 2002/2003). It also advised Cheshire East Council on various matters relating to its contracts with BT for the provision of superfast broadband.

Leading individuals

Michael O’Connor - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘well-resourced’ team is ‘a major player in the Manchester legal market’, and handles the full spectrum of commercial real estate matters. The energy, housing, healthcare, logistics and transport sectors are key focuses of the department. Catherine Fearnhead advised National Grid Gas on the transfer of its gas distribution transportation assets, which included committing framework and processes for more than 10,000 properties, as well as the hive out and separation of regulated and non-regulated assets. She also advised Omega Warrington on the £14m sale and development of a manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility for owner-occupier DP Group Developments. Stephen Kinsey advised Citybranch on the £35m redevelopment of the former Altrincham General Hospital site; and team head Peter Kershaw advised Standard Life on a range of high-profile matters. Clients also single out Colette Withey, who is ‘extremely pragmatic and commercial in her approach’ and has ‘strong industry knowledge’; and the ‘very ableVicky Niescier. In other highlights, legal director Michael Corbett led Peel Group on the structuring of the delivery of a mixed-use scheme at MediaCityUK; and Lucy Butterworth (also a legal director) advised Alderley Park on several transactions, including a £20m residential plot sale to PH Properties. Legal director Julie Hodkinson and railway property expert Robin Warburton (also a legal director) are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Peter Kershaw - Addleshaw Goddard

Stephen Kinsey - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Lucy Butterworth - Addleshaw Goddard

Michael Corbett - Addleshaw Goddard

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard attracts praise for its ‘first-class’ handling of contentious and non-contentious construction, engineering and infrastructure mandates. The team advises on a range of major development schemes in the North West, and nationally, and is noted for its expertise in high-value PFI construction disputes. Clients include developers, employers and public sector entities including Octagon Healthcare, for which the team is handling a multi-party claim against John Laing Construction and John Laing relating to extensive defects in the mechanical and electrical installations at one of the UK's largest PFI hospitals. The team has also been appointed as sole construction law adviser for the Houses of Parliament on the restoration and renewals programme for the Palace of Westminster and the Northern Estate. Other highlights included representing Guinness in disputes relating to Diageo's global headquarters and the Park Royal development; and advising Manhattan Loft Gardens on the development of a mixed-use tower in Stratford, London. It is also assisting Omega Warrington with the £1bn development of the 575-acre Omega site near Warrington. Nancy McGuire is national head of the construction, engineering and environment group. Jonathan Tattersall splits his time between Manchester and London and heads the contentious construction, engineering and environment group; he attracts praise for his ‘measured and commercial advice’. Also recommended are legal director Steve Ormand, who handles non-contentious construction and engineering matters, and senior associate Philip Withey, who handles construction and engineering disputes, with a particular emphasis on PFI projects. In 2016, the team was bolstered by several hires at associate level, while Alison Fagan and Robin Jack left the firm to join DLA Piper UK LLP, and Adam Jason joined United Utilities.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Tattersall - Addleshaw Goddard

Nancy McGuire - Addleshaw Goddard

Next generation lawyers

Philip Withey - Addleshaw Goddard

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard’s environmental expertise covers transactional regulatory and contentious mandates, with an emphasis on providing support to clients in the manufacturing, energy, banking, retail and leisure sectors in regulatory investigations. Nancy McGuire heads the team, which includes legal director Michelle Headridge.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard fields a ‘very strong’ team of ‘effective litigators’, which is praised for its ‘proactive approach. It acts for a range of investor and retailer clients, and is particularly noted for its expertise in rights to light and issues arising from mixed-use schemes. The team acted for Crosslane Investments in High Court proceedings, and acted for GO Outdoors in proceedings issued in the Mercantile Court arising from the opening of a store in Warrington. Charles Jagger is a ‘formidable litigator; he has good judgement and is adept at reaching imaginative solutions to problems’. His expertise covers dilapidations, lease renewals, rent review, professional negligence, insolvency-related litigation and property management work. Legal director Andy Feehan has particular expertise in project work. Managing associate Patricia Love is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Charles Jagger - Addleshaw Goddard

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

The ‘excellentPaul Bentham at Addleshaw Goddard has extensive experience of advising both private and public sector clients on major systems implementations and outsourcing projects, ERP implementations, cloud solutions and ICT outsourcing. Phil McGough is described as a ‘rising star’ and James Whittaker, who heads the firm’s national technology and outsourcing practice, is also well regarded. Whittaker regularly assists large listed companies on IT, telecoms and technology solutions procurement matters. The team is renowned for its purchaser-focused advice in both the public and private sectors and for its involvement in some of the most high-profile, high-value IT projects, in addition to its cloud expertise. It is continuing to advise Co-op on various contractual matters relating to its agreement with IBM to build an integrated insurance platform, and is defending Diageo in a claim by SAP (UK) for alleged breach of contract and potential copyright infringement over additional software licensing fees amounting to £55m. Other clients include British Airways and Associated British Foods.

Leading individuals

Paul Bentham - Addleshaw Goddard

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Addleshaw Goddard has a ‘strong national IP practice that is efficient, methodical and knowledgeable’. Key figures include Paul Bentham, James Whittaker, managing associate Tim Carter (who is ‘bright, attentive, helpful and sensible’) and legal director Nick Rudgard, who provides a ‘quick and efficient service’. The full-service practice provides contentious and non-contentious advice across a broad range of sectors including retail, financial services, transport, health and the public sector. It routinely manages the trade mark portfolios of household names such as Harrods, Home Retail Group (which includes Argos, Homebase and Habitat Retail), Liverpool Football Club and Moneysupermarket. Other key clients include the Clinigen Group, Diageo and Wolseley.

Leading individuals

Paul Bentham - Addleshaw Goddard

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

The ‘excellentJames Whittaker leads the team at Addleshaw Goddard, which acts for a large portfolio of clients on the advertiser/customer side, with an extensive track record of advice on high-profile advertising and sponsorship campaigns. Whittaker is recommended for his experience in drafting brand ambassador contracts, agency contracts and sales promotions. Legal director Rebecca Moore is praised for her work in matters such as copy clearance and sponsorship agreements. In a major highlight the team acted for 2 Sisters Food Group (owners of the Goodfella’s Pizza brand) on the drafting and filing of a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority regarding superlative comparative advertising claims that were made by Dr. Oetker in respect of its Ristorante pizza brand in various media, on-pack and across social media. Other clients include Royal Mail, MoneySuperMarket.com and Marketing Manchester (part of the Manchester Growth Company).

Leading individuals

James Whittaker - Addleshaw Goddard

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