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Jones Day

21 TUDOR STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 0DJ, ENGLAND
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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts
Commercial contracts - ranked: tier 6

Jones Day

Jones Day assists customers and suppliers with negotiating a range of outsourcing agreements, including telecoms, network, business process outsourcing and IT contracts. A key name for the firm in this area is Jonathon Little, who has a particular focus on large outsourcings, notably as part of M&A transactions, as well as strategic IT procurements.

Other key lawyers:Jonathon Little

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 6

Jones Day

Jones Day's tax department has a heavy real estate focus, under the leadership of Blaise Marin-Curtoud. Drawing on the firm's international presence and strong transactional practices, the group also handles M&A and financing taxation. Charlotte Sallabank left to join Katten in October 2018.

Practice head(s):Blaise Marin-Curtoud

Other key lawyers:Anthony Whall

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

At Jones Day, the competition department handles merger control and behavioural work including market investigations as well as investigations into anti-competitive agreements and practices. Other sources of work come through clients seeking  legal assistance with alleged abuses of a dominant position, regulatory work, state aid, and issues arising in relation to certain EU-specific subjects, such as freedom of movement. Sector-specific expertise include electronic commerce, technology, financial services, energy, telecoms, and consumer goods, among others. Matt Evans heads the practice, where competition litigator Nicholas Cotter is another key figure.

Practice head(s):Matt Evans 

Other key lawyers:Nicholas Cotter

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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ - ranked: tier 6

Jones Day

Jones Day focuses on cross border M&A transactions, utilising its extensive network of international offices. The firm has a strong track record in public M&A, with practice co-head Leon Ferera experienced in Takeover Panel procedure, having spent time seconded there. Fellow co-head Giles Elliott has notable expertise in advising  financial institutions on corporate transactions and governance matters, including M&A, joint ventures and buyouts. Key sector strengths for the firm include real estate, life sciences, consumer products and industrials, in addition to expertise in the defence and aerospace areas. In the entertainment and technology sectors, the firm advised Houlihan Lokey as financial adviser to GVC Holdings in connection with its £3.9bn acquisition of Ladbrokes.

Practice head(s):Giles Elliott; Leon Ferera

Key Clients

Euronext N.V.

General Electric

Essilor International

DV4 Limited

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Scapa Group PLC

China Grand Enterprises and Huadong Medicine

Houlihan Lokey

Work highlights

  • Advised Molex Electronic Technologies, a member of the Koch Industries Group, on its acquisition of the Connected Vehicle Solutions division of Laird Limited.
  • Represented DV4 on the sale of DV4's interests in Get Living to Delancey Oxford Residential.
  • Advised Hansteen Holdings on the disposal of Industrial Multi Property Trust portfolio, comprising 51 multi-let UK urban warehouse assets to Warehouse REIT Plc, for £116m.
  • Advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the recapitalisation of its student accommodation portfolio and entry into a joint venture, in which Allianz acquired an interest.
  • Advised Huadong Medicine and China Grand Enterprises on Huadong’s £169m takeover offer for Sinclair Pharma Plc.

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Private equity: transactions ‚Äď mid-tier ‚Äď up to ¬£250m
Private equity: transactions ‚Äď mid-tier ‚Äď up to ¬£250m - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day's PE client roster boasts well-known buyout houses, such as new clients Carlyle and CVC Capital Partners, as well as a larger group of mid-market names such as Investcorp and Baird Capital.  Recent highlights include Raymond McKeeve and Liam Bonamy advising CVC on its $703m acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ international women's health assets. On the recruitment side, the team has been strengthened by additions in related practices such as acquisition finance, where partner Ewen Scott joined from Ashurst, as well as associate recruitment within the PE practice itself. Global PE practice co-chair Patrick Stafford is a key contact.

Practice head(s):Patrick Stafford

Other key lawyers:Raymond McKeeve; Liam Bonamy; Ewen Scott

Key Clients

AGIC

True Capital

Trilantic

Index

Alcuin Capital

Investcorp

Baird Capital

Cortec

Motion Equity Partners

J F Lehman

Invesco

Inflexion

The Riverside Company

Pantheon Ventures

Macquarie

Blackstone

Octopus

Blue Wolf Capital

Bain Capital

The Carlyle Group

CVC Capital Partners

Terra Firma

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Greystar Real Estate Partners

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

The London team at Jones Day advise on complex cross-border matters, international asset tracing, contentious insolvency, investment fund disputes and cases involving offshore jurisdictions. , with clients including both businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Sion Richards heads the practice and specialises in multijurisdictional investigations and civil litigation; he is particularly adept at handling injunctive relief and asset tracing. Craig Shuttleworth is recommended for his experience in disputes, expert determination and claimant fraud actions.

Practice head(s):Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:Craig Shuttleworth; Annabel Treadgold; James Fidler; Barnaby Stueck

Key Clients

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Philip Stephen Bowers of Deloitte LLP in their capacities as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & other related companies

Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz & Family and Arab Asian International Holding Company BSC

Brian Glasgow in his capacity as Bankruptcy Trustee of Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited

Hi-Level Enterprises Limited

Khalid Abdullah Al-Hezaimi

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Daniel Francis Butters of Deloitte LLP in their capacity as Joint Administrators of Angelic Interiors Limited

Chapter II Trustee of the Soundview Funds

Simon McNally and Simon Cooper

Arcadia Petroleum Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Angel Group liquidators in successful civil fraud claims worth more than £10m against former director and sole shareholder.
  • Acting for the Bin Mahfouz family in complex High Court fraud proceedings and consequent enforcement action against Muhaned El-Rashid.
  • Obtained urgent injunctive relief for Hi-Level Enterprises Limited against former employees who had deliberately misappropriated intellectual property.
  • Advising a prominent Saudi businessman in complex fraud proceedings brought against him by a former business associate and others in July 2017.
  • Acting for Arcadia Petroleum Limited in fraud proceedings against former management and associates worth around £350m.
Leading individuals

Craig Shuttleworth - Jones Day

Sion Richards - Jones Day

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day has a strong name in the market for banking litigation. The practice's representative experience includes litigation involving complex bank products and bank failures, as well as international investigations and disputes in relation to the manipulation of foreign exchange markets. Sion Richards is particularly focused on multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil litigation involving major fraud, asset tracing, and corruption investigations, as well as contentious insolvency disputes. Other highly regarded advisers are Adam Brown and Harriet Territt. Former disputes partner Lucas Moore exited for Payne Hicks Beach.

Other key lawyers:Sion Richards; Adam Brown; Harriet Territt

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for the joint liquidators of the Angel Group in High Court claims for breach of trust and fiduciary duty against the former director and sole shareholder of the Angel Group.

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day's London office frequently represents significant corporations in groundbreaking, cross-border litigation and is particularly renowned for its civil fraud and international asset tracing experience. Sion Richards leads the firm's global disputes practice in London; Craig Shuttleworth advises on litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and expert determination, as well as matters that focus on claimant fraud actions and white-collar crime; and Barnaby Stueck focuses on complex fraud, contentious insolvency, asset tracing and investment fund disputes, which often involve offshore jurisdictions. Adam Brown and Rhys Thomas are also key names. Daniel Travers and Annabel Treadgold were made partners and Sarah Batley is an experienced of counsel.

Practice head(s):Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:Craig Shuttleworth; Barnaby Stueck; Adam Brown; Rhys Thomas; Daniel Travers; Annabel Treadgold; Sarah Batley

Key Clients

MasterCard

BHS

Azerbaijan Airlines

Joint liquidators of Angel Group and other related companies

RoundShield Partners

Standard Chartered Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to Mastercard in groundbreaking antitrust litigation commenced by retailers from across the UK and EU.  This was in connection with the legality of certain Mastercard fees paid by retailers for payment card transactions.
Leading individuals

Craig Shuttleworth - Jones Day

Next Generation Partners

Daniel Travers - Jones Day

Rising stars

Sarah Batley - Jones Day

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day's Baiju Vasani focuses exclusively on international arbitration; he has particular experience in arbitrations involving mining, energy, oil and gas, cement, telecoms, construction and other large-scale project disputes. Also highly rated is Sylvia Tonova, who represents investors and states in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and has extensive experience under all the major arbitration rules. Tatiana Minaeva is a widely respected of counsel.

Other key lawyers:Baiju Vasani; Sylvia Tonova; Tatiana Minaeva

Leading individuals

Baiju Vasani - Jones Day

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day has a strong track record in investor-state arbitration involving high-profile individuals, corporations, sovereigns and sovereign entities. International arbitration partner Baiju Vasani is also experienced in advising states on the negotiation and drafting of treaties and has worked with the government of Somalia to assist with its accession to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Lee Coffey, Sylvia Tonova and Tatiana Minaeva are other names to note.

Practice head(s):Baiju Vasani

Key Clients

World Wide Minerals

Visor Group Federal Elektrik Yatirim ve Ticaret A.S

Kyrgyz Republic

Omega Engineering LLC

World Wide Minerals Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represents 12 partners in a leading private equity firm in Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan relating to their expropriated investments in the Uzbek cement industry.
  • Representing Federal Elektrik Yatirim ve Ticaret, a leading Turkish industrial company and three of its shareholders in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan under the Energy Charter Treaty and the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT.
  • Representing World Wide Minerals, a Canadian company, in its $1.7bn claim against the Republic of Kazakhstan, arising out of the expropriation of its mining assets in the late 1990s.
  • Advised the government of the Kyrgyz Republic in resisting enforcement by Entes (a Turkish construction company) in the US courts of a $16.6m UNCITRAL arbitration award arising from a road rehabilitation project, which Entes claims to be worth almost $2bn with interest.

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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring & insolvency
Corporate restructuring & insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

While Jones Day's London team lacks the visibility of its US colleagues, particularly for big-ticket debtor mandates, it has successfully developed a strong practice in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters for insolvency practitioners. 'Excellent' team head Ben Larkin  has recently been very active on behalf of stakeholders in relation to the spate of domestic retail failures, including his work for the liquidators of BHS on its high-profile insolvency. Sion Richards has an excellent reputation for handling contentious insolvency matters, while Kay Morley  regularly advises fund clients investing in distressed opportunities.

Practice head(s):Ben Larkin

Other key lawyers:Sion Richards; Kay Morley; David Harding

Testimonials

'David Harding is very personable and pragmatic.'

Key Clients

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Philip Stephen Bowers of Deloitte LLP as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & Others

Geoff Rowley and Tony Wright of FRP Advisory LLP as Joint Administrators and subsequently as Joint Liquidators of BHS

Andrew J Johnson and Chad Griffin of FTI Consulting LLP as fixed charge receivers of the share capital in the BMI Healthcare Group

British Land

Byron Hamburgers Limited

Lombard Medical Limited

Octopus Capital & Fern Trading

International Automotive Components Group

Brian Glasgow in his capacity as Bankruptcy Trustee of Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited

Various investment managers on Steinhoff

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Angel Group liquidators at trial in breach of trust and fiduciary duty claims worth over £10m against former director and sole shareholder.    
  • Acting for the joint liquidators of BHS Limited, BHS Group Limited and other BHS group entities (having initially been engaged to act for the clients in their capacity as joint concurrent Administrators of BHS Limited in July 2016).
  • Advised Andrew J. Johnson and Chad Griffin of FTI Consulting LLP in their capacity as fixed charge receivers of the share capital in the BMI Healthcare group in connection with the restructuring of the BMI Healthcare business.
  • Advised British Land (and various British Land associated and joint venture entities) in its capacity as landlord to a number of nationwide high-street retailers who have recently proposed CVAs to compromise their rental liabilities, including (but not limited to) House of Fraser, the Mothercare group, Homebase, New Look, Carpetright, Prezzo, Carluccio's and Toys 'R' Us.
  • Advised the casual dining chain, Byron Hamburgers, on a proposed CVA within the context of a wider financial and operational restructuring of the company.
Leading individuals

Ben Larkin - Jones Day

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Trade finance
Trade finance - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Trade finance is a key element in the work of the banking and finance practice at¬†Jones Day. Practice head Edwin Borrini¬†represents lenders and borrowers on a broad range of trade and commodity finance transactions, with particular emphasis on pre-payment, PXF and advance payment structures as well as other secured lending deals relating to all types of commodities. The firm acts for¬†financial institutions including ICBC Standard Bank plc, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Macquarie Bank, Bank of China, British Arab Commercial Bank plc in pre-export, pre-payment, reserve-based lending structures and commodity trading facilities, particularly across Africa and CIS states. It also counts large trading houses among its clients and it advised Trafigura on its receivables securitisation programme. It also acts for corporates such as Total and US Steel. The practice has particular expertise particular expertise in oil, metals and agricultural products, and recently worked on transactions in Kazakhstan, Nigeria, C√īte d'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, and South Africa.

Practice head(s):Edwin Borrini

Other key lawyers:Drew Salvest

Key Clients

US Steel Corporation

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc

British Arab Commercial Bank plc

Macquarie Bank Limited (London Branch)

Puma Energy Holdings PTE. Ltd.

China Development Bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, The

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Total S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Trafigura in connection with its $5.725 billion credit facility with a syndicate of European banks.
  • Represented British Arab Commercial Bank plc in relation to enforcement and litigation advice on a secured Euro-denominated PXF facility relating to the processing and export of cocoa and coffee out of the Ivory Coast.
  • Advised Total in connection with circa $1.3bn of commercial lending in respect of a $3bn joint venture investment to expand petrochemicals activities in Texas.
  • Advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. in connection with its $1.945 billion revolving credit facility with a syndicate of Asian banks with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, DBS Bank Ltd., ICBC, OCBC and SMBC as mandated lead arrangers.
  • Advised Puma Energy in connection with an extension of an existing term facility and the refinancing of two revolving credit facilities and a three-year term facility.
Leading individuals

Edwin Borrini - Jones Day

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds
Private funds - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day's cross-practice funds offering combines professionals from the firm's broader banking, finance and securities, real estate and private equity practice groups. While the firm's workload is primarily sponsor-side, it also occasionally represents investors in secondary transactions and fund co-investment transactions. Private equity and real estate funds are core areas of focus, while additional offices in traditionally buoyant markets including the US, Hong Kong and Singapore support the group's ability to handle cross-jurisdictional mandates. John MacGarthy and Anna Cartwright are practice heads; Alistair Grant is recommended for private real estate fund work.

Practice head(s):John MacGarty; Anna Cartwright

Other key lawyers:Alistair Grant

Key Clients

CBRE

Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited

Motion Equity Partners

Pantheon Ventures

True

Work highlights

  • Advised CBRE on a number of fund-type structures and joint ventures in the real estate sector, with assets located worldwide, including: Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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Real estate funds
Real estate funds - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

John MacGarthy is group head and key contact in Jones Day's London private equity practice, which manages the firm's real estate funds mandates. Real estate fundraises, fund exits and emerging managers mandates are core areas of operation for the team, which also has a burgeoning limited partner-side offering. While the London office generates funds work independently, it also regularly liaises with offices in New York, Chicago, Singapore and Hong Kong to offer a fully integrated global service. The group is known for fostering long-term client relationships and also has the advantage of expertise from the firm's tax and regulatory departments. Alistair Grant is another name to note.

Practice head(s):John MacGarty

Other key lawyers:Alistair Grant

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: development
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Practice head(s):David Roberts

Other key lawyers:Kathryn West

Key Clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Aermont Capital

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Acted for Greystar on the acquisition of a plot of land in Croydon.
  • Acting for Delancey on the regeneration of Elephant and Castle.
  • Acting for British Land on the regeneration of Plymouth city centre.
  • Acting for LondonMetric on the development of Bedford Link Logistics Park.
Rising stars

Kirsty Rogerson - Jones Day

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Commercial property: investment
Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Practice head(s):David Roberts

Other key lawyers:Alistair Grant

Key Clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Aermont Capital

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Acting for Greystar on the recapitalisation of the Chapter Portfolio.
  • Acting for The Metro Shopping Fund on the sale of the Shop Stop Retail Parade at Clapham Junction Station.
  • Acting for Hansteen on the sale of a portfolio of 50 industrial estates to Warehouse REIT.
  • Acting for LondonMetric on the acquisition of an urban logistics portfolio from ACT Foundation.
  • Acting for Oxenwood  on the acquisition of a logistics unit let to DHL.
Leading individuals

David Roberts - Jones Day

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Commercial property: retail
Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Practice head(s):David Roberts

Key Clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Peel Logistics

Perella Weinberg

Work highlights

  • Acting for British Land on the sale of Guisley Retail Park and Wheatley Shopping Centre.
  • Acting for LondonMetric on the sale of Launceston Retail Park, Cornwall.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Jones Day

Jones Day assists with the assessment of environmental risks relating to M&A transactions and renewable energy projects. Of counsel Chris Papanicolaou heads the practice and specialises in regulatory compliance and environmental liabilities arising in the waste management, construction, mining and automotive sectors. The practice is also experienced in advising on contaminated land transactions, noise and nuisance, environmental liability insurance and water resources laws.

Practice head(s):Chris Papanicolaou

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has added several major banks to its strong lender-side client base; on the borrower side, the firm acts for a number of high-profile asset management and real estate investment firms. The team advises on investment and development finance, loan portfolio sales and acquisitions, and loan-on-loan and structured finance. It also has particular expertise in the PRS, hotel and student accommodation sectors. Practice head Andrew Barker counts senior and mezzanine lenders and equity investors among his clients, and Emily Stew regularly advises on acquisition and development finance.

Practice head(s):Andrew Barker

Other key lawyers:Emily Stew; Jeremy Philpott

Key Clients

Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies

Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Greystar

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco Santander

Delancey

Royal Bank of Canada

Work highlights

  • Advising The Blackstone Group in connection with a senior secured facility provided to Seaforth Land to finance the acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of CAA House, a large office building in the City of London.
  • Advising Wells Fargo in connection with a senior facility agreement made available to Helical plc to finance the development of the over-station development at the Farringdon Crossrail Station.
Leading individuals

Andrew Barker - Jones Day

Next Generation Partners

Emily Stew - Jones Day

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day handles internal and regulatory investigations relating to fraud, antitrust and securities improprieties, international trade, FCPA-related issues, government contracts, healthcare and environmental crimes. Glyn Powell heads the team alongside Sion Richards who specialises in multi-jurisdictional investigations, fraud and corruption. The firm is known for securing the UK’s first ever deferred prosecution agreement and is adept at handling matters relating to the UK Bribery Act.

Practice head(s):Glyn Powell; Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:Adam Brown; James Fidler

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Jones Day

Jones Day is strong in IP-related disputes with notable expertise in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemicals sectors; it also has experience assisting with transactional matters. Practice head Alastair McCulloch is a key name for patent litigation, while Rebecca Swindells focuses on trade mark and copyright matters in the technology, media, telecoms, retail and financial services sectors. Associate Indradeep Bhattacharya is also singled out for his knowledge of contentious issues in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, consumer technology and electronic industries.

Practice head(s):Alastair McCulloch

Other key lawyers:Rebecca Swindells; Indradeep Bhattacharya

Key Clients

Celgene Corporation

Lufthansa Technik

Banjo Inc

Penguin Random House

Educational  Testing Services ("ETS")

Edelman

Wonderland Nurserygoods

NewDay Cards Ltd.

Scapa Group plc

Work highlights

  • Instructed by Celgene to assist with the protection of its blockbuster product, Revlimid, from generic competition, which includes acting in three high-profile patent revocation cases brought by Accord Healthcare.
  • Representing Lufthansa Technik in an international patent infringement and validity action against suppliers of cabin electronics and aircraft seating manufacturers relating to power supply technology for use in the passenger cabins of commercial aircraft.
  • Instructed by NewDay Cards to handle brand prosecution and enforcement matters.
  • Representing Hi-Level Enterprises in a database right infringement and breach of contract claim against Hendler Wholesale and two individual defendants. .
  • Advised Scapa Group on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Systagenix Wound Management Manufacturing.

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