The Legal 500

Steptoe & Johnson

99 GRESHAM STREET, LONDON, EC2V 7NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7367 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7367 8001
DX:
206 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.steptoe.com

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m - ranked: tier 6

Steptoe & Johnson

Private equity specialist Michael Thompson heads the practice at Steptoe & Johnson, and wins praise for his ‘commercial approach’. The four-partner team focuses on the manufacturing, property and retail sectors.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)
Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption) - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe & Johnson

Patrick Rappo and Jeffery Cottle head the department at Steptoe & Johnson, which specialises in conducting internal investigations and advising on sanctions compliance issues. John Rupp joined from Covington & Burling LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe & Johnson

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe & Johnson

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson’s Matthew Coleman has investment treaty experience in African cases, and ‘a good analytical mind’. The team also acts in sovereign immunity issues, and advises on BIT negotiations. Patrick Norton departed to serve principally as an independent arbitrator.

Leading individuals

Matthew Coleman - Steptoe & Johnson

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London: Human resources

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

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson has ‘grown exponentially’ since the arrival of ‘erudite, responsive and proactive’ practice head Nic Hart in 2013. Clients include Pork Farms and Park Cakes.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance and reinsurance litigation - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson

Angus Rodger heads the group at Steptoe & Johnson, which represents numerous insurers, cedents and reinsurers in high-profile disputes spanning the US, China, Europe and Bermuda. Highlights include successfully resolving a $100m professional liability claim on behalf of an insurer, and representing retrocessionaires in multiple arbitrations concerning losses over $1bn.

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Insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance: corporate and regulatory - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson

Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson’s team is particularly strong on development, and advised Bride Hall Group on various mixed-use schemes in Greater London, collectively worth approximately £300m. Simon Collis and practice head Brendan Patterson, both of whom are ‘very attentive’ and ‘commercial’, assisted Coln Park LLP with a residential development in the Cotswolds.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson

Solicitor-advocate Jonathan Raynes handles mainly contentious work at Steptoe & Johnson and impresses with his ‘ability to understand a business and the factors at stake quickly and thoroughly’.

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