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Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

PATERNOSTER HOUSE, 65 ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON, EC4M 8AB, ENGLAND
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London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services
Financial services (non-contentious/ regulatory) - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

'A leading firm in the area of derivatives financial regulation', Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP is 'able to provide a bridge between UK/EU law as it applies to firms in the US and to explain the UK/EU rules in a manner that the US entities understand'. Dual US and UK-qualified 'industry veteran' Nathaniel Lalone has an excellent reputation among clearing firms and 'is able to compare the two regimes (US and EU/UK) and explain the differences in a way that is clear, concise and simple, yet also factually correct and legally sound'. The 'extremely responsive, practical and commercial' Neil Robson has a strong reputation among buy-side entities, including hedge and private equity fund managers, on the ongoing regulatory issues affecting their businesses including as it relates to AIFMD and MiFID ii. David Brennand and US-qualified  Carolyn Jackson are also recommended and the firm also hired John Ahern  in early 2018 to head its London financial services group. Ahern focuses his practice on banking and financial services regulation

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M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m
M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m - ranked: tier 5

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP continued to expand its offering with the hire of Edward Tran in April 2018, previously of counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher,  further to the hire of  Paul Rosen in January 2017. Rosen has since represented Apriprose on a number of transactions, including handling the client’s acquisition of Hollands House Hotels (Bristol) Ltd alongside managing partner Peter Sugden . Clients of the team include Manali Petrochemicals, Chopard and Creative Industries Federation.

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London: Finance

Derivatives and structured products
Derivatives and structured products - ranked: tier 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

The London office of Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP draws on the strength of its US office network to advise on regulatory compliance matters, transactional work and documentation for futures, cleared and uncleared swaps and structured products. Its lawyers 'have become great experts in EU and UK law and they make themselves available at any time; most importantly, they are able to provide a bridge between UK and EU law as it applies to firms in the US and explain the rules in a manner that the US firms understand'. Its clients include hedge funds, proprietary traders, pension funds, broker-dealers, alternative investment managers and CFTC-regulatred swaps dealers. David Brennand is a key adviser to the buy-side of the market and leads the practice. Carolyn Jackson provides US financial regulatory legal advice to a broad range of market participants including commercial banks, investment banks, trade associations and OTC derivatives service providers. Also recommended are Nathaniel Lalone, who is 'able to compare UK and US law and explain the differences in a way that is clear, concise and simple', and Neil Robson for regulatory and compliance advice. The firm counts LCH.Clearnet, Nasdaq and Karya Capital Management among its clients.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 1

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP has a comprehensive hospitality practice, which pulls together extensive sector-focused expertise in corporate real estate, commercial contracts, litigation, finance and IP. Headed by Peter Sugden, the team acts for every type of market participant, from well-known global hotel operators, to investors and developers, to lenders and funds, and REITs. In the development space, Sugden acted for a property group in relation to the land acquisition, development and management agreements for a hotel development in Cambridge. Terry Green assists BridgeStreet Worldwide with its management agreements, globally, and complex service agreements with a number of household name tech companies, and senior counsel Robert Asher was instructed by FRHI Hotels & Resorts to negotiate hotel management agreements for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Further, Gavin Vollans has handled single-asset hotel investment transactions for a prominent UK property group. Additional clients include Shiva Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, AccorHotels and Fattal Hotels.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Terry Green heads the 'very practical' team at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, which provides 'a genuine personal service' and 'good technical knowledge'. Development financings, mezzanine and profit-participation structures, opco/propco structures, restructurings and pan-European financings are all key areas of focus for the practice, which has a particular strength in the leisure sector. Clients include Morgan Stanley, Victory Park Capital, Shiva Hotels and Bank Leumi. UK managing partner Peter Sugden and Peter Englund - who are 'both friendly, commercial, hard working and help the process inordinately' - are also noted members of the team, along with Gavin Vollans and of counsel Michael Speranza. Kumar Tewari joined in January 2018 from an in-house position at Lloyds.

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