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Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

5 ALDERMANBURY SQUARE, LONDON, EC2V 7HR, ENGLAND
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206 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP is adept at handling cross-border fraud claims, commercial litigation and arbitration, and has particular experience in Russia. Areas of expertise include freezing orders, asset recovery, wealth disputes, defamation and negligence claims, and contentious takeovers. Client come from the financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, and property industries, among others. Neil Dooley heads the team.

Practice head(s):Neil Dooley

Other key lawyers:Ivan Gordienko 

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP is 'a hidden gem among commercial litigation practices in London'. Angus Rodger has some 30 years’ experience of international dispute resolution; Neil Dooley is well known for complex, high-profile and high-value fraud cases; while Ivan Gordienko is noted for disputes in the aviation, telecoms, real estate, chemicals, and financial services sectors. Jonathan Raynes is experienced in matters involving construction, engineering, procurement and construction contracting, process plants, energy, and real estate development.

Other key lawyers:Angus Rodger; Neil Dooley; Ivan Gordienko; Jonathan Raynes 

Testimonials

'The London practice is small but incredibly efficient and flexible'.

'Angus Rodger is an intelligent and thoughtful lawyer, who is unafraid to adopt an isolated position where it is in his client's interests to do so'.

'Neil Dooley is an exceptional litigator, with amazing commercial and tactical nous and great legal instinct'.

'Jonathan Raynes is very knowledgable, responsive and generally very helpful'.

Key Clients

Japan Airlines

LG

Generalis

Otkritie bank

Trust Bank

National Bank of Moldova

VTB Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sova Capital in enforcing a major judgment against fraudsters.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP represents states and investors in a broad range of investor-state arbitrations; the firm also has significant experience in international commercial arbitration. Matthew Coleman and Angus Rodger are the key partners.

Practice head(s):Matthew Coleman; Angus Rodger

Key Clients

The von Pezold family and Border Timbers

Sunlodges and the Paglieri Family

Michael Ballantine and Lisa Ballantine

Naveen Aggarwal, Neete Gupta, and Usha Industries

Mohammed Munshi

ConocoPhillips

Intercontinental Specialty Fats

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to the von Pezold family and Border Timbers in successful, expropriation-related ICSID arbitrations against Zimbabwe.

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP has significant courtroom experience as counsel for investors, sovereign states and inter-governmental organisations in investor-state arbitration, disputes before the WTO Appellate Body and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The practice also has extensive experience with the jurisdictional immunities of sovereign states. Matthew Coleman is particularly experienced in investment arbitration concerning African, Eastern European and Caribbean cases, and is often supported by associate Thomas Innes.

Practice head(s):Matthew Coleman

Key Clients

Medusa (Montenegro) Limited

Mission of Korea to the EU

Government of Canada

The UK Government

Government of Brazil

Coalition for Responsible Cybersecurity

Work highlights

  • Represented Medusa (Montenegro)  Ltd in an arbitration brought against Montenegro pursuant to bilateral investment treaties and also domestic foreign investment laws in respect of claims arising out of an oil and gas concession in Montenegro that was terminated.
  • Representing an Italian investor in an ongoing arbitration against Tanzania, in relation to the alleged expropriation of land belonging to the investors' company by the Tanzanian government.
  • Lead counsel to Barbadian investors in an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela resulting from the expropriation of circa $150m in assets.
  • Defending the government of Brazil in a case brought by the European Union and Japan before the World Trade Organization, in which  virtually all elements of its industrial policy were challenged by the complainants as discriminatory taxes or prohibited import-substitution subsidies.  
Leading individuals

Matthew Coleman - Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance and reinsurance litigation - ranked: tier 6

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP's practice has contentious insurance expertise across several areas including aviation, and demonstrates litigation, arbitration and mediation skills, including international arbitration. Practice head Angus Rodger focuses on complex disputes, including major coverage claims.

Practice head(s):Angus Rodger

Key Clients

Generali

Cigna

Work highlights

  • Acting for Generali and other insurers in a dispute with Airbus over damage sustained by an A320 aircraft when the landing gear failed to deploy.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: development
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

US firm Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP's London practice is engaged for mixed-use, office, supermarket, warehouse and residential development projects and also frequently represents investor clients on the acquisition and disposal of office and technology buildings. Matthew Farmer and Brendan Patterson head the practice which possesses notable experience in handling the acquisition, development and financing of retirement villages and also counts a number of data centre operators and entrepreneurs within its client list.

Practice head(s):Matthew Farmer; Brendan Patterson

Other key lawyers:Simon Collis; Sam Kelly

Key Clients

Faccenda Property Limited

Equinix, Inc.

Raven Property Group plc

Audley Court Limited

Ampersand Group Holdings Limited

Coln Park LLP

Royalton Group Holdings Limited

Pegasus Life Ltd

Digital Realty Trust, L.P.

The Hillesden Trust

BLOK London Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Equinix in relation to acquisition of ground lease of development site at Slough Trading Estate.
  • Acting for Coln Park LLP in relation to the residential development and sale of luxury houses at a scheme in the Cotswolds.
  • Representing Digital Realty in its development of Archway House, Docklands, the acquisition of a new data centre in Docklands, and management of Digital’s London data centre portfolio.
  • Represented Skimmingdish Lane Projects LLP and Albion Land Limited on the forward sale to RDI REIT and subsequent development of two large warehouse units in Bicester with a GDV of over £25m.
  • Represented Pegasus Life Limited in obtaining acquisition and development funding across its portfolio of current and future development sites.

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Commercial property: investment
Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

US firm Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP's London practice is engaged for mixed-use, office, supermarket, warehouse and residential development projects and also frequently represents investor clients on the acquisition and disposal of office and technology buildings. Matthew Farmer and Brendan Patterson head the practice which possesses notable experience in handling the acquisition, development and financing of retirement villages and also counts a number of data centre operators and entrepreneurs within its client list.

Practice head(s):Matthew Farmer; Brendan Patterson

Key Clients

Faccenda Property Limited

Equinix, Inc.

Raven Property Group plc

Audley Court Limited

Ampersand Group Holdings Limited

Coln Park LLP

Royalton Group Holdings Limited

Pegasus Life Ltd

Digital Realty Trust, L.P.

The Hillesden Trust

BLOK London Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented the Hillesden Trust in relation to a loan facility from Lloyds bank to finance further investment property acquisitions.
  • Represented Faccenda Property on the acquisiton of a strategic land site near to Bicester Village.
  • Representing Digital Realty in its development of Archway House, Docklands, the acquisition of a new data centre in Docklands, and management of Digital’s London data centre portfolio.
  • Acted for Skimmingdish Lane Projects LLP and Albion Land Limited on the forward sale to RDI REIT and subsequent development of two large warehouse units in Bicester with a GDV of over £25m.
  • Represented Pegasus Life Limited in obtaining acquisition and development funding across its portfolio of current and future development sites.

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