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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

DWFM Beckman

DWFM Beckman 'goes the extra mile for a successful conclusion'. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, Demetris Dionissiou is 'very tactically aware', Sharokh Koussari 'achieves the required results'; and Claire Lyon is 'approachable and helpful'. Other key contacts include Elizabeth Johnson, Naylah Hamour and Colin Jaque.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 4

DWFM Beckman

Clients rate DWFM Beckman's 'high levels of professionalism and depth of expertise' and 'set it apart due to its focus on its clients and their needs'. The department handles the full gamut of senior executive work with team head Elizabeth Johnson regularly handling unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims; Naylah Hamour working on cross-border issues and Sharokh Koussari focusing on employment disputes. Senior associate Louise Rogers regularly works with Johnson and clients comment 'they make a very impressive and formidable team'.

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London: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 4

DWFM Beckman

Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui¬†at DWFM Beckman¬† is ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable and is driven by a painstaking passion for excellence‚Äô. Her team is ‚Äėsmall but agile and packs a real punch‚Äô. The group has particular expertise in complex and substantial cases with an international dimension.

Leading individuals

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 4

DWFM Beckman

DWFM Beckman‚Äôs ‚Äėincredibly thorough, professional and efficient‚Äô department acts for a range of entertainment sector clients, such as musicians, songwriters, actors and TV production companies, independent record producers, music publishers, managers and booking agents. The firm also handles IP transactions and copyright protection issues. Media transactions, such as sponsorship, music and publishing contracts, management and licensing agreements, software developments, are also key areas of expertise, and it also advises on tax issues. It advised ArtAxis Music on the review of a concert engagement agreement for an international soprano; and advised manager, Jonathan Smith, on the negotiation of a management agreement with a UK band. Primary Talent International, IAMA and Panjabi MC are also clients. Department head Irving David¬†is ‚Äėextremely professional, personable, knowledgeable and always goes that extra mile to explain complex issues‚Äô.

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