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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts
Commercial contracts - ranked: tier 4

Kemp Little LLP

Commercial work is core to the practice at technology specialist Kemp Little LLP, where ‘its business acumen and industry knowledge is second to none’. Andrew Joint receives plaudits from competitors and clients, and is ‘pragmatic, clever and focused’. The firm acts for Coca-Cola, E&Y, uSwitch and Smiths Group, advising the latter on the renegotiation of its strategic IT and network outsourcing with AT&T.

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M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m - ranked: tier 1

Kemp Little LLP

The recent upsurge in technology and digital business transactions benefitted Kemp Little LLP’s three-partner team, where clients include the likes of Excelian, SQS and Crimtan. As well as advising Arrow on a number of deals, practice head Charles Claisse acted for SET Creative on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Flourish.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 6

Kemp Little LLP

Kemp Little LLP provides a ‘commercial, cost effective and responsive service’ to a predominantly investee client base in the technology and digital media space. The ‘approachable and sensibleCharles Claisse has been particularly active in the fintech area, and advised IOCS on its £2m Series A fundraising. Andy Mosebycombines great intelligence with a good understanding of the law’.

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London: Human resources

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

Kemp Little LLP

Kemp Little LLP’s impressive client list includes Accenture and Spotify. Practice head David Williams was part of a team that represented CreditSights in Court of Appeal proceedings pertaining to the employment tribunal’s territorial jurisdiction to hear a claim for unfair dismissal.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Data protection
Data protection - ranked: tier 3

Kemp Little LLP

The ‘fantasticKemp Little LLP acts for Weve, Morgan Stanley and online photo printing company PhotoBox. Data protection specialist Nicola Fulford and Calum Murray, the head of commercial technology, are ‘both extremely knowledgeable and aware of business needs’.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Kemp Little LLP

The ‘excellentKemp Little LLP shows ‘a great range of relevant industry knowledge and a commitment to great client service’. Clients include EY, Expedia and Coca-Cola Enterprises. The firm’s head of commercial technology is Calum Murray, who is known for contractual and regulatory expertise, and its head of outsourcing is Paul O’Hare. The ‘pragmatic, clever and focusedAndrew Joint is also recommended. Richard Kemp left the firm in May 2014 to found Kemp IT Law.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Kemp Little LLP

Kemp Little LLP frequently advises technology companies on patent litigation, and acted for Pole Star Space Applications as defendants in a case concerning patents, designs, and copyright relating to ship tracking systems. Paul Garland leads the team.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Kemp Little LLP

Kemp Little LLP stands out for its expertise in digital media and boasts an impressive client list which features Narf Games, Spotify, the Financial Times and SoPost. Group head Andy Moseby was part of the cross-departmental team that advised Upcast Social on its £10m acquisition by MediaMath UK. Calum Murray has considerable expertise in the contractual and regulatory aspects of digital media. Paul O’Hare and Paul Garland are further names with a good reputation in the industry.

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London: Transport

Travel
Travel - ranked: tier 3

Kemp Little LLP

Calum Murray’s team at Kemp Little LLP delivers specialist TMT advice to a range of travel clients including Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Japan Airlines International Company.

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