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This commercial law firm in central London provides a wide range of high-calibre services for domestic and international businesses, notably in company and commercial work, property and litigation, as well as employment and landlord and tenant issues.

The firm: The practice was formed in 1994 by three of the current partners, all of whom had successful careers at premier commercial firms. It has expanded significantly and can assist clients across the full range of commercial disciplines, providing a quality of service unusual in a firm of its size. Growth has come almost entirely through client recommendation. The firm does not seek expansion for its own sake and promotes almost entirely from within. Its current size is eleven partners.

The practice has rapidly developed a reputation as one of London’s most dynamic and entrepreneurial firms. Its culture is energetic, proactive and results-focused. Clients range from start-ups to international corporations in sectors as diverse as retail, sport, estate agency, accountancy, financial services, property development, film production and interior design. In a tribute to the firm’s effectiveness, from time to time it is hired by clients against whom it has acted previously. In the transactional sector, it often handles matters of a size and type associated with much larger firms.

Ingram Winter Green speaks and writes in plain English and is renowned for its no-nonsense approach. Its charging policies are transparent. Its internal culture allows for a good quality of life and working environment, while continuing to attract and service high-quality work.

Types of work undertaken: Corporate services include company acquisitions and sales, asset transfers and financing, debt financing, equity and venture capital, management buyouts, joint ventures, partnerships and shareholder agreements, trade finance, agency, distribution, co-operation and exclusivity arrangements, and advice on all aspects of co-operative ownership. The firm provides a depth of specialised finance, intellectual property and information technology expertise to support its core corporate services. Other services include media and telecoms and e-business.

Litigation expertise covers domestic and international disputes arising across the full gamut of commercial activities. Experience includes commercial contracts, professional negligence, insurance, employment and discrimination, confidentiality, banking and other finance, construction, insolvency, fraud and white-collar crime, directors’ duties, shareholder and boardroom disputes, and libel. Copyright, information technology, international trade, joint ventures, technology disputes, capital markets and securities, judicial review and regulatory control work are also undertaken. Ingram Winter Green has recently acted in a long-running and high-profile HMRC prosecution, culminating in a six-month trial, arising out of a film financing scheme.

Property services range from commercial and residential investment, cross-border acquisitions, portfolio acquisition and trading, SPV transactions and secured lending to finance and refinance, owner-occupier acquisitions/leases, retail leasing, and landlord and tenant issues, as well as hotel acquisitions and disposals, site assembly and development, sale and lease-back, joint ventures, leasehold enfranchisement, and planning.

Ingram Winter Green will maintain its strategy of growth, both in the size of the firm and in the significance and complexity of transactions handled. It will continue to develop the partnership from within, while recruiting staff from outside. Ingram Winter Green has been accredited with the Lexcel practice standard.

Number of UK partners 11

Number of other UK fee-earners 14

Above material supplied by Ingram Winter Green LLP.

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