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Squire Patton Boggs

6 WELLINGTON PLACE, LEEDS, LS1 4AP, ENGLAND
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Work 0113 284 7000
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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

Hannah Kendrick leads Squire Patton Boggs' Leeds-based practice, which regularly handles high-value domestic and international transactions. On the corporate side, Jonathan Jones and Adam Hastings focus on private equity and capital markets respectively, while Paul Jinks heads up the commercial practice, which frequently advises on the delivery and contractual structures of large IT projects for customer and supplier clients. Francesca Fellowes brings significant data protection and privacy expertise to major technology transactions.

Practice head(s):Hannah Kendrick

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Jones; Paul Mann; Adam Hastings; Paul Jinks; Francesca Fellowes

Key Clients

NorthEdge Capital

Endless LLP

Xeros Technology plc

Pharmacy 2U

Team 17 Group plc

ECI Partners

Clipper Logistics

Inflexion Private Equity

VP plc

Callcredit Information Group

ClearCourse

EDF Energy

XLN Telecom

Cox Automotive/Manheim

Sigma Retail Solutions

Liquid Voice

CTI Travel

Marston Holdings

Auction Technology Group

Omega Plc

Contis Group

McBride plc

Johnson & Johnson

Work highlights

  • Advised Callcredit Group on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Callcredit Consumer to Credit Karma.
  • Acted on the sale of Haydock Finance Group to Apollo Global Management.
  • Advised Inflexion on its acquisition of and investment in the PMC Treasury Group.
  • Assisted NorthEdge Capital with the management buyout of iPortalis.
  • Instructed by Team17 to advise on its £217m IPO and admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Leading individuals

Hannah Kendrick - Squire Patton Boggs

Jonathan Jones - Squire Patton Boggs

Next Generation Partners

Francesca Fellowes - Squire Patton Boggs

Paul Jinks - Squire Patton Boggs

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

The tax strategy and benefits team at Squire Patton Boggs advises on a range of commercial tax issues including matters relating to corporate, finance and property transactions, employee share incentives, employment and pensions, and VAT, and also has contentious expertise. Practice head Mark Simpson has particular experience assisting developers, investors, public sector bodies and funders with real estate transactions, while Timothy Jarvis focuses on private equity, banking and corporate finance transactions

Practice head(s):Mark Simpson

Other key lawyers:Timothy Jarvis

Testimonials

'The corporate tax team at Squire Patton Boggs has a wide range of corporate expertise, which is delivered with authority in a professional and business-like way.'

'Timothy Jarvis has a deep knowledge of tax and is able to communicate very complex tax issues in layman's language. He combines the expertise with a human touch.'

'Timothy Jarvis has encyclopedic tax knowledge and is able to explain the issues in non-technical terms.'

'Senior associate Louise Parker provides very thorough and professional support on legal documentation.'

Key Clients

FORE Advisors LLP

Team 17

Six Degrees Group

LDC

Epic LLP

Leeds City Council

Succession Group

Sussex County Cricket Club

Work highlights

  • Acted for Fore’s investment club on the tax aspects of two UK property acquisitions.
  • Advising Leeds City Council on its strategic partnerships relating to HS2.
  • Advised Team 17 on its AIM flotation with a market capitalisation of £217m.
  • Advised Inflexion on its investment in Kilmacow.
  • Instructed by Live Nation on a range of tax issues.
Leading individuals

Mark Simpson - Squire Patton Boggs

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is instructed by a range of financial institutions, handling the full spectrum of litigation and international arbitration with particular expertise in asset-based lending and fraud-related work. Manchester-based Anthony Taylor heads up the team, which includes Simon Miller in Leeds; Miller has particular experience assisting high-profile financial services clients with professional negligence claims.

Practice head(s):Anthony Taylor

Other key lawyers:Simon Miller;

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Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs' litigation and international dispute resolution team has experience handling a range of contentious matters at local, regional, national and international levels with expertise across a variety of sectors including the manufacturing, education, technology, retail, IT, property development and logistics industries. The group is led by Jason Blakey, who joined from DWF and is frequently instructed on a range of contractual and tortious disputes; other noteworthy individuals include Simon Lucas, who specialises in export controls and international trade compliance, and Simon Miller, who has now taken a consultant role at the firm. Lucci Dammone retired.

Practice head(s):Jason Blakey

Other key lawyers:Simon Lucas; Simon Miller

Key Clients

Quartzelec Limited

Komori UK Limited

Contact (Print and Packaging) Limited/Contact Holdings Limited

Kwik Fit

Optare PLC

Bluestone Leasing Limited

Ikonic Technology Limited

Clipper Logistics PLC

Vodafone Limited

Contis Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Quartzelec in a £2m claim against Weir Engineering Services relating to electrical engineering work done at geothermal power plants in the Philippines.
  • Acted for Contact Holdings in a £1.2m claim against its insurer, Travelers, for an indemnity following the failure of a printing press at its site in Stockport.
  • Defending Contact (Print and Packaging) against allegations brought by Glossop Cartons and Print for breach of warranty, misrepresentations and breach of contract relating to an asset purchase agreement entered into by the parties.
Next Generation Partners

Jason Blakey - Squire Patton Boggs

Rising stars

Simon Lucas - Squire Patton Boggs

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs stands out for its acquisition finance strength, which benefits from the firm's global network. Other key areas of expertise include real estate finance, asset-based lending, derivatives and corporate lending. Practice head Tom Telford was recently joined by Nick Bell, who was recruited from an in-house position at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Jeremy Ladyman is also a key name for investment management, derivatives and financial services work. Andrew Fordham left for Addleshaw Goddard.

Practice head(s):Tom Telford

Other key lawyers:Nick Bell; Jeremy Ladyman

Testimonials

'Tom Telford is a very good and technical practitioner'.

Key Clients

Clydesdale Bank (trading as Yorkshire Bank)

Redhall Group

ECI Partners

The Royal Bank of Scotland

National Westminster Bank

Endless

Inflexion Private Equity

Wesleyan Bank

Send for Help

RBS Invoice Finance

Lloyds Development Capital

Work highlights

  • Acting for Send for Help on unitranche debt facilities from Crescent Capital.
  • Advising PNC Bank as lead bank on a syndicated $250m revolving credit facility to Ferroglobe, a materials innovation group.
  • Assisting Go Plant with a £14m asset-backed lending refinance with Secure Trust Bank.
  • Advising Wesleyan Bank on the submission of collateral loans relating to its participation in the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.
  • Acting for Clear Insurance Group on a unitranche financing deal.
Next Generation Partners

Tom Telford - Squire Patton Boggs

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

At Squire Patton Boggs, John Alderton handles non-contentious matters with experience in complex reorganisations, disposals and corporate advisory work, while Laura Crawford focuses on contentious insolvency work. The group is experienced in the retail, mining and chemicals sectors and has notable expertise in cross-border restructuring and insolvency mandates.

Practice head(s):John Alderton; Laura Crawford

Key Clients

Ernst & Young

KPMG

Deloitte

BDO

Aver Chartered Accountants

Walsh Taylor

CRG Recovery

Leumi Bank

Begbies Traynor Group

Forensic Recovery

Work highlights

  • Acted for Ernst & Young on the administration and disposal of Crawshaw Group.
  • Acted for the purchaser of a classic car business out of administration.
  • Advising KPMG as administrators of Clean Energy Trading on a cross-border asset tracing exercise.
  • Representing the administrator of Lux Art in a case where the company was placed into administration by a director and minority shareholder to resolve a minority shareholder dispute.
  • Assisting the joint administrators with the administration of a national games retailer and the related sale of the company's stock.
Leading individuals

Laura Crawford - Squire Patton Boggs

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

The team at Squire Patton Boggs covers all areas of employment law, with a particular focus on retail sector clients, as well as manufacturing and engineering. Matthew Lewis, who heads up the team, draws on his previous experience as a trade union lawyer for industrial matters, working alongside Andrew Stones, who is relationship partner for a number of the firm's key clients. Holiday pay is another area of expertise for the practice, while the team has recently created a new product which provides a fixed-fee solution for responding to data subject access requests.

Practice head(s):Matthew Lewis

Other key lawyers:Andrew Stones

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs acts for a range of private and public sector clients on the full spectrum of pensions instructions and counts the manufacturing, engineering, automotive, healthcare, financial services, infrastructure and education sectors as key areas of expertise. Elizabeth Graham advises a range of private, public and charity sector clients and heads up the team, which includes Catherine McKenna, who has significant experience in Pensions Regulator applications. Other names to note include director Jane Briggs, who frequently acts for retail pensions, insurance providers and master trusts; and senior associate Anna Tomlinson, who is particular experienced in advising on GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):Elizabeth Graham

Other key lawyers:Catherine McKenna; Jane Briggs; Anna Tomlinson

Key Clients

Trustees of the Ashland UK Pension Fund

ACCESS Pool

Trustees of the Pentair UK Defined Benefit Scheme

Trustee of Kelda Group Pension Plan

Trustee of the Northern Powergrid Group of the ESPS

Trustees of the Network Rail CARE and DC Pension Schemes

Trustees of the Fenner Pension Scheme

Trustees of the Lucite International Pension Fund

Trustees of the Redcats Schemes

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ashland UK Pension Fund with strategic investment support.
  • Provided governance and investment support to Hertfordshire County Council Pension Fund.
  • Advised the trustees of the Lucite International Pension Fund on a large number of benefit-related, covenant and funding issues, and an investment strategy review involving a transfer to delegated investment arrangements.
  • Advised the trustees of the Fenner Pension Scheme on all aspects of its arrangements, including funding and investment issues, governance and risk work, and data protection compliance.
  • Assisted the trustees of the Huntsman Pension Scheme with complex risk and compliance matters.
Leading individuals

Catherine McKenna - Squire Patton Boggs

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has notable expertise both nationally and internationally, with a key strength in renewable energy projects in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. James Duckworth specialises in the procurement of major projects in the energy and waste sectors and divides his time between Leeds and Dubai; Richard Glover focuses on planning matters and has experience in compulsory wayleave hearings; Matthew Mulqueen is based in the firm's Leeds, London and Houston offices and handles international renewable energy projects; David Hardy is an expert in planning matters.

Practice head(s):Richard Glover; James Duckworth

Other key lawyers:Matthew Mulqueen; David Hardy

Key Clients

City Authority of GCC Government

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

EDF Energy

Chania Green Generation Company Limited

Selenkei Investment Limited

Cedate Limited

PricewaterhouseCoopers Dubai

Ernst & Young Dubai

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Statuslist Limited

Energy Systems Catapult

Innogy Renewables Limited

SP Manweb plc

Lincolnshire County Council

Alkane Energy

GreenPower (International) Limited

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

The Energy Networks Association

Regional Land Holding

Dubai Municipality

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Work highlights

  • Acting for the City Authority of a GCC government on a major energy from waste project.
  • Advising MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as wind turbine manufacturer and installer on the drafting and negotiation of the contract for the supply and installation of wind turbines for the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland.
  • Acting for EDF Energy Renewables on the £701m sale of a minority stake in 24 of its UK wind farms to Dalmore Capital and the Pension Infrastructure Platform.
  • Advising Chania Green Generation Company Limited on the development and financing of the Chania onshore wind farm, Kenya, including the provision of debt finance from CDC.
  • Advising Selenkei Investment Limited on the development and financing of the Radiant Solar PV project in Kenya, involving the provision of debt finance from both FMO and EIB.
Leading individuals

James Duckworth - Squire Patton Boggs

Next Generation Partners

Matthew Mulqueen - Squire Patton Boggs

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Infrastructure
Infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs handles national and international infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the energy space. James Duckworth, who splits his time between Leeds and Dubai, specialises in the procurement of infrastructure projects in the energy, waste, transport and healthcare sectors; Richard Glover and David Hardy focus on planning matters, and Matthew Mulqueen handles international renewable energy project developments.

Practice head(s):Richard Glover; James Duckworth

Other key lawyers:David Hardy; Matthew Mulqueen

Key Clients

City Authority of GCC Government

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

EDF Energy

Chania Green Generation Company Limited

Selenkei Investment Limited

Cedate Limited

PricewaterhouseCoopers Dubai

Ernst & Young Dubai

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Statuslist Limited

Energy Systems Catapult

Innogy Renewables Limited

SP Manweb plc

Lincolnshire County Council

Alkane Energy

GreenPower (International) Limited

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

The Energy Networks Association

Regional Land Holding

Dubai Municipality

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Work highlights

  • Advising a city authority of a GCC government on an energy-from-waste project.
  • Assisting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with the negotiation and drafting of a contract for the supply and installation of wind turbines to the Moray East offshore wind farm.
  • Advising Ernst & Young Dubai on the PPP procurement of a series of university hospitals.
  • Acting for Chania Green Generation Company Limited on the development and financing of the Chania onshore wind farm in Kenya.
  • Assisting the city authority of a GCC government with a PPP procured waste project.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs' practice, which provides an 'excellent service', is led by European real estate head Matthew Dalzell. The team covers a wide range of sectors, including development, retail and entertainment, and retains a strong position in markets across the north of England, continuing to pick up  mandates for a range of major infrastructure projects. Andrew Sprake, who leads the real estate finance team, is another key member of the practice acting as client relationship partner for Leeds City Council and leading on a number of key deals in the energy and public sectors. Prew Lumley, who advises a line-up of well-known retail and leisure clients, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):Matthew Dalzell

Other key lawyers:Andrew Sprake; Prew Lumley

Testimonials

'Excellent service delivered all around.'

'Always available, practical and keen to solve issues and help deals over the line.'

Key Clients

Jomast Group

Leeds City Council

Live Nation Group

Muse Developments

Selfridges Group

Reach

Cummins

Henry Boots Developments

Citu Group

Helix

Mayborn Group

Cheyne Capital

Capital & Centric

Catalyst

SIG

Pharmacy 2U

Mercia Power Response

Cath Kidston

Rymans

Work highlights

  • Advising Charlotte Tilbury on the property, construction and tax aspects of a new lease for office and studio headquarters.
  • Advising Leeds City Council on the £650m South Bank regeneration project, including potential funding for the refurbishment of Temple Works and redevelopment and regeneration of wider South Bank area, a project which has the potential to enlarge Leeds by almost a third.
  • Advising Live Nation Music on the £250m acquisition of new London headquarters.
  • Acting for Visionary Leisure on a series of pub business acquisitions worth £20m.
  • Acting for Lloyds Banking Group on a number of real estate finance matters worth a combined total of £450m.
Leading individuals

Matthew Dalzell - Squire Patton Boggs

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs focuses its expertise on three key areas; energy and utilities, development projects, and infrastructure, public sector and regeneration work. The team also benefits from the firm's global network and is regularly involved in international mandates. Group leader Zakir Mulla handles construction, engineering and infrastructure issues; James Duckworth focuses on development and infrastructure project procurement; and Matthew Mulqueen is an expert in renewable energy matters.

Practice head(s):Zakir Mulla

Other key lawyers:James Duckworth; Matthew Mulqueen

Key Clients

Muse Developments Limited

Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund LLP

Catalyst Capital

FORE

Price Waterhouse Coopers Dubai

Dubai Municipality

Developer of major mixed use development in GCC capital city

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Capital and Centric

Maro Developments

Brookfield Group

Work highlights

  • Advising a developer on the preparation of infrastructure procurement documentation for a mixed-use development in the Middle East.
  • Acting for a city authority of a GCC government on a major waste project.
  • Assisting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with the supply and installation of wind turbines at the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland.
  • Acting for Selenkei Investment Limited on the development financing of a solar photovoltaic project in Kenya.
  • Advising Chania Green Generation Company Limited on the development and financing of the Chania onshore wind farm in Kenya.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

With notable expertise in contentious planning matters, Squire Patton Boggs advises public and private sector clients including energy companies, local authorities, retailers and commercial, residential and leisure developers. David Hardy is dual qualified as a barrister and solicitor and is the key contact for compulsory purchase matters, as well as contentious work and developments in the energy, transports and mines and minerals sectors. Practice leader Richard Glover is highly regarded for his experience representing electricity clients in applications for consent under the Electricity Act.

Practice head(s):Richard Glover

Other key lawyers:David Hardy

Key Clients

SP Manweb

Innogy

Energy Systems Catapult

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Lincolnshire County Council

Electricity North West

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

Leavesley Group

Conrad Energy

Northern Powergrid

Pendle Borough Council

Falck Renewables

Citadel Estates Limited

JPE Aggregates Limited

Newby Estates

White Brothers Limited

Statuslist Limited

Greenpower International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising SP Manweb on promoting a development consent order for a new overhead power line.
  • Assisting Innogy/Ventient with the first commercial extension of life appeal for a wind farm at Kirkby Moor.
  • Acting for New World Payphones in multiple appeals and High Court disputes relating to the correct interpretation of permitted development rights for telecoms operators.
  • Representing Energiekontor (UK) Limited in a case in the Court of Appeal relating to the Pencarreg turbines in West Wales and the interpretation of section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
  • Advising Egdon Resources UK Limited on an application for planning permission relating to the production of oil from an existing wellsite at Wressle.
Leading individuals

Richard Glover - Squire Patton Boggs

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

With notable expertise in compulsory purchase and land compensation cases, Squire Patton Boggs also has a strong track record in the retail, leisure, utilities and charities sectors across the full range of commercial landlord and tenant matters. David Holland leads the national team 'with gravitas and mature authority' from the Leeds office and is a specialist in land compensation matters.

Practice head(s):David Holland

Testimonials

'Squire Patton Boggs fields a team of professionals who have an excellent commercial understanding, which is crucial, alongside strong but sensitive management of the client's expectations for a successful outcome. The team meets clients needs throughout'.

'David Holland listens, understands the situation and makes recommendations as to the strategy and actions with a balanced command and forcefulness. He leads the team with gravitas and mature authority'.

Key Clients

Manchester Airport Group

Birmingham Airport Limited

United Utilities Group plc

Co-operative Group

Provident Financial plc

Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror Group plc)

Yum! Brands

American Greetings (Clinton Cards)

Selfridges Group

Signet Group plc

Cancer Research UK

The Mansion Group

Jomast

Henry Boot plc

Six Degrees Group

Lidl UK

PA Consulting

2 Sisters Food Group

Cath Kidston

FORE Partnership

Mr Richard Hartle

TIP Trailer Services UK Limited

London Borough of Redbridge

Cummins plc

Western Power Distribution plc

Electricity North West Limited

S P Manweb plc

Work highlights

  • Representing United Utilities Group plc in a range of compulsory purchase and land compensation matters.
  • Acting for Manchester Airport Group in land compensation claims relating to public works at Stanstead Airport.
  • Handling all contentious real estate matters for Reach plc including landlord and tenant matters, break clauses, dilapidations and development disputes.
  • Acting in landlord and tenant matters for AG Retail Cards Limited relating to its 400 Clintons Cards stores nationally.
  • Representing Provident Financial plc in a range of landlord and tenant matters including dilapidations and service charge disputes.

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