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Steptoe and Johnson LLP

5 ALDERMANBURY SQUARE, LONDON, EC2V 7HR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7367 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7367 8001
DX:
206 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.steptoe.com

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP is currently acting for independent Russian bank Otkritie in proceedings to enforce a judgement made against various individual fraudsters, a case involving significant recovery of assets and freezing orders, and the team has recently commenced two further actions against parties implicated in the fraud. Other notable clients include the National Bank of Moldova, Trust Bank and a number of high-profile individuals. Neil Dooley is the key figure.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP hired Neil Dooley as partner from Hogan Lovells International LLP, where he was of counsel. The practice is noted for asset-recovery matters, commercial fraud cases, and its ability to take on financial institutions. Jonathan Raynes is a construction disputes expert and Angus Rodger is a key name.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP advises states and investors in high-value investor-state arbitrations, and the team frequently acts on energy and natural resources-related disputes; it is also noted for enforcement work, involving sovereign immunity issues. Matthew Coleman is recommended for Africa-related cases, and Angus Rodger’s ‘performance is highly appreciated’.

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP’s Matthew Coleman, who is very experienced in Africa-related cases, is ‘strategic in his advice, meticulous in execution, and provides a high level of service’. The practice is recommended for high-value investment treaty arbitrations, and enforcement work involving sovereign immunity issues. It acted for Medusa (Montenegro) in an arbitration brought against Montenegro, which arose out of an oil and gas concession in Montenegro that was terminated.

Leading individuals

Matthew Coleman - Steptoe and Johnson LLP

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London: Human resources

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

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP’s practice handles a broad range of employment matters, including trade union matters, TUPE transfers and large-scale reorganisations. Practice head Nic Hart has notable experience representing clients before the Employment Tribunal and EAT. Jay Webster handles multi-jurisdictional redundancies and business protections issues, including post-termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations. Clients include Mott MacDonald, Servomex and Anadarko Algeria.

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London: Insurance

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

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Angus Rodger is the main contact at Steptoe and Johnson LLP and is recommended for Bermuda Form matters heard before the London Court of International Arbitration. His expertise also includes PPI matters and non-contentious advice covering policy wordings and risk transfers.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLPis good at "cutting to the chase" in complex transactions’, and the team has particular expertise in retirement villages, data centres and residential developments. Head of department Brendan Patterson (a ‘strong negotiator’) and Sam Kelly recently advised Telecity on the real estate aspects of the $3.8bn takeover of Telecity by Equinix. In the development sub-sector, the ‘experienced’ Matthew Farmer, who is ‘able to get the deal done’, is assisting Hillesden Trust with the development and sale of Bourne End Mills in Hemel Hempstead. Another name to note is Simon Collis, who has ‘very strong attention to detail and a good retention of key points, together with good analytical skills’. Collis and Patterson are acting for Coln Park in relation to a residential development and sale of luxury houses in the Cotswolds.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP deals with the full gamut of civil and criminal fraud issues, and has developed deep expertise in matters connected to the Bribery Act, the UK Proceeds of Crime Act and related legislation. The group also advises on the development and implementation of compliance programmes, fraud risk assessment and prevention, and handles investigations into potential breaches of compliance policies, with a focus on sectors such as professional services, aerospace and defence, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Key figures include compliance expert Jeffrey Cottle, white-collar crime and contentious regulatory lawyer Patrick Rappo, and John Rupp, who focuses on bribery and anti-corruption matters.

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