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Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

PATERNOSTER HOUSE, 65 ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON, EC4M 8AB, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7776 7620
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www.kattenlaw.co.uk

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services
Financial services (non-contentious/regulatory) - ranked: tier 6

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP provides a ‘creative, practical and business-minded service’ to clients at every point along the trading continuum on both the buy and sell side including broker dealers, clearing houses, and proprietary trading firms. Much of the London team’s work revolves around advising US clients on their activities in Europe and helping minimize the regulations they are subject to. Nathaniel Lalone has been advising the Futures Industry Association on several cross-border initiatives including legal due diligence and analysis to facilitate US futures commission merchants in meeting the new "indirect clearing" requirements under MiFIR for exchange-traded derivatives. David Brennand has a particular focus advising asset managers on the structuring and ongoing operation of hedge and other alternative fund structures investing in a diverse range of asset classes. ‘An authority in her field’, US-qualified Carolyn Jackson is able to ‘combine her US and EU regulatory knowledge’ along with former trading experience to provide an ‘excellent service’ on commodities regulatory issues. Neil Robson is also recommended. Other clients include LCH Clearnet, Flow Traders and TwentyFour Asset Management.

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

The team at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, which provides a ‘good level of service’, welcomed M&A-focused partner Paul Rosen from Clyde & Co LLP in January 2017. Practice head Philip Watkins and corporate real estate expert Terry Green acted for Manali Petrochemicals on its £14m purchase of Notedome, and advised Wyndham Hotel Group on $50m-worth of strategic acquisitions in India. Galileo Global Education, New West End Company, Design Museum and BridgeStreet Global Hospitality are other representative clients.

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London: Finance

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP provides ‘good value for money and timely advice that enables clients to meet internal and regulatory deadlines’. The strength of the firm’s presence in the US gives it a strong transatlantic offering for advice on regulatory compliance, transactions and documentation for futures, cleared and uncleared swaps and structured products. The firm has a highly diverse client base that encompasses broker-dealers, hedge funds, proprietary traders, pension funds, clearinghouses, exchanges, alternative investment managers and CFTC-regulatred swaps dealers. Buy-side adviser David Brennand leads the practice in which Carolyn Jackson has ‘outstanding technical knowledge and can communicate complex concepts in a clear, concise and effective manner to an audience with diverse knowledge and experience’. Nathaniel Lalone and Neil Robson are recommended for their advice on regulatory matters. The Futures Industry Association retained Lalone to advise on cross-border initiatives including legal due diligence to help US futures commission merchants to meet new indirect clearing requirements under MiFIR. The firm also counts LCH.Clearnet, Nasdaq and Karya Capital Management among its clients.

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London: Human resources

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP’s employment team often acts for clients in the education and not-for-profit, financial services and hospitality sectors. Team head Christopher Hitchins, who joined from Lewis Silkin LLP in 2015, has been leading advice to ARK Schools on various contentious and non-contentious matters, including union issues and Employment Tribunal claims. Hitchins also assisted South Korean department store franchise Shinsegae with multi-jurisdictional contract issues concerning the client’s acquisition of French fashion brand Paul Poiret. Other clients include Yoh, K2M and Chopard.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 6

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 1

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

At Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, practice head Peter Sugden and Gavin Vollans are ‘both very commercially minded and able to assist the client in weighing up the risks and getting the deal done’. The team is best known for its expertise in the hotels sub-sector, where it acts for a large number of brands including Wyndham Worldwide and Luxury Hotel Partners. In recent work, Sugden advised Shiva Hotels on the sale of the Hampton by Hilton at Gatwick Airport to Redefine BDL Hotels, and Terry Green advised Wyndham Worldwide on its $55m acquisition of a hotel chain based in India. The practice also handles a range of other asset types, and in the retail sub-sector Sugden assisted Chester Greyhound Retail Park Property and Aprirose with their £36m investment acquisition of Greyhound Retail Park in Chester.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Terry Green heads the practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP; he advised BNP Atisreal, as Lloyds Bank-appointed receiver, on a restructuring facility relating to the £57m receivership sale of serviced apartments and shops in South Kensington. Other clients include Metro Bank, Morgan Stanley, Bank Leumi (UK), Shiva Hotels and General Electric Capital. Peter Englund made partner in July 2016; Peter Sugden, Gavin Vollans and of counsel Michael Speranza are also recommended.

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