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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson is best known for working with entrepreneurial individuals and teams, as well as management. Key sectors include food and drink, leisure, media and professional services. Paul Chiappe serves as co-head of the practice, and focuses on acting for management teams on private equity-backed transactions, as well as acting for large corporates in the food and beverages sector. Fellow co-head Phil Hails-Smith's focus is on acting for management teams on management buyouts and buy-ins and supporting their growth through strategic acquisitions.

Practice head(s):Paul Chiappe; Phil Hails-Smith

Other key lawyers:Philippa Sturt

Testimonials

'Highly commercial, understand what we care about. Fees are transparent and fair'

'Philippa Sturt is an outstanding deal lawyer who understands what makes her clients tick. No nonsense, yet commercial in her approach and commands your complete trust'

Key Clients

AllPlants Ltd

Wentworth Resources Plc

Tantillus Synergy Limited

Valtech SE

Pasta Evangelists Limited

Wynn Resorts Limited

WARC Limited

Tailsco Limited

Hazlems Fenton LLP

Westleton Drake Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Valtech, a digital agency, in its acquisition of True Clarity.
  • Acted for the selling shareholders of WARC in relation to its sale to Ascential for £22m.
  • Acted for the management team of Tailsco in connection with the sale of the company to Nestle SA.
  • Assisted Hazlems Fenton in connection with the sale of its assets together with the assets of Argyll Street Management Services Limited and Hazlems Fenton Services Limited to BlickRothenberg Limited
  • Advised Play Consulting in relation to an equity investment of £1.3m by two angel investors.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

Joelson's licensing team works in the restaurant and hospitality and leisure sectors, while also carrying out licensing work for other city law firms. Niall McCann and Richard Williams now lead the team as consultants.

Practice head(s):Niall McCann; Richard Williams

Testimonials

'They are focused, commercial and very responsive.'

'Joelson have both depth and breadth when it comes to advice on licensing law, an area which many law firms don't cover.'

'Their knowledge and experience of the industry sector and, crucially, the licensing authorities is invaluable when applying for a new licence.'

'Niall McCann is very good indeed. Excellent licensing knowledge, commercially astute and a good strategic thinker.'

'Niall McCann is our go-to lawyer. He's very approachable and accessible and gives good practical, commercial advice.'

'Niall and the team at Joelson will always be my first port of call when legal advice is needed.'

Key Clients

Gunnersbury Estate

B&M Retail

City Pub Company

Vapiano

Brewhouse Kitchen

40Ft Brewery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Grind & Co

Dover Street Market

Mosaic Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Pioneer City Pub Company on an application to vary the hours of sale of alcohol, music permitted outdoors and the use of a large television screen in a courtyard of the distillery.
  • Acted for Vapiano on varying a premises licence for its new Tottenham Court Road restaurant.
  • Assisting B&M Retail with general licensing and regulatory issues.
  • Obtaining a new overarching premises licence for the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
  • Acted for Gunnersbury Estate on obtaining a new premises licence to allow weddings, parties and events throughout Gunnersbury Park.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Joelson

Joelson 'has a boutique dispute resolution team that dedicates all its efforts to a case'. It has expertise in disputes involving corporate and commercial law, professional negligence, shareholder issues, IP, insolvency, property litigation, judicial reviews and construction matters. Disputes head Joanne Gregory and Myles Levy are the key advisers.

Practice head(s):Joanne Gregory

Other key lawyers:Myles Levy

Testimonials

'Joelson punches well above its weight, with high-profile clients and a very personal yet professional service'.

'Joanne Gregory is a tenacious and accomplished litigator, who combines charm with a very highly skilled mind'.

'Myles Levy delivers steadfast advice'.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 6

Joelson

The 'friendly, sensible, and reliable team' employment team at Joelson acts on behalf of senior executives at a range of well-known multinational organisations, as well as a roster of household name corporates. Practice head David Greenhalgh has a track record in advising bluechip clients and senior executives on restrictive covenants and defending injunctions; he also deals with high-value High Court claims. Other key players include 'superstar' Jennifer Maxwell-Harris, who 'has a fantastic manner with clients and a wise head on her shoulders', as well as the 'extremely competent and professional' senior associate Reema Jethwa.

Practice head(s):David Greenhalgh

Other key lawyers:Jennifer Maxwell-Harris; Reema Jethwa

Testimonials

'A really friendly, sensible, and reliable team. Always a pleasure to work with.'

'Jennifer Maxwell-Harris is a superstar. Her fantastic manner of dealing with clients, the wise head on her shoulders, and her tough but charming way of handling opponents more or less guarantees a good result every time.'

'David Greenhalgh has a proven track record and is a very knowledgeable, straightforward and right-thinking lawyer who applies his commercial knowledge very effectively.'

'Reema Jethwa is an excellent employment lawyer, experienced, extremely competent, professional, pragmatic and highly personable.'

'Reema Jethwa is a responsive and commercially minded employment lawyer, providing a highly professional and personal service, with good communication - a rising star.'

Key Clients

Marex Spectron

Itsu Limited

Innocent Limited

Real Good Food

Addison Lee Limited

Clarion Events Limited

Le Pain Quotidien

Wentworth Resources Limited

Be At One Limited

Finatal Limited

Brewhouse & Kitchen Limited

Snowflake Gelato Group Limited

Oliver Maki Limited

Ottolenghi

Territory Studio Limited

Future Workshops Limited

CG Restaurant (Holdings) Limited

Miles & Partners

Situation Publishing

EOC Partners LLP

Larry King Limited

Currell Residential

Saddlery Brands International UK

Engie Global LNG

May Capital LLP

KDS (part of AMEX)

Wordflow Limited

Valtech SE

Work highlights

  • Provided management training, advice on GDPR compliance and updated employment documentation for Innocent Drinks.
  • Advised Global LNG on a share swap and subsequent TUPE transfer to Total including negotiations with European Works Council.
  • Advised ADB Safegate on employment aspects of its acquisition of Ultra Airport Systems including TUPE issues.
  • Advised Wentworth PLC on the employment aspects of its redomicile and on the hiring of its UK management team.
  • Advised Aristocrat on applicability of the Modern Slavery Act and related reporting obligations.

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Employment: senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 3

Joelson

The 'friendly, sensible, and reliable team' employment team at Joelson acts on behalf of senior executives at a range of well-known multinational organisations, as well as a roster of household name corporates. Practice head David Greenhalgh has a track record in advising bluechip clients and senior executives on restrictive covenants and defending injunctions; he also deals with high-value High Court claims. Other key players include 'superstar' Jennifer Maxwell-Harris, who 'has a fantastic manner with clients and a wise head on her shoulders', as well as the 'extremely competent and professional' senior associate Reema Jethwa.

Practice head(s):David Greenhalgh

Other key lawyers:Jennifer Maxwell-Harris; Reema Jethwa

Testimonials

'A really friendly, sensible, and reliable team. Always a pleasure to work with.'

'Jennifer Maxwell-Harris is a superstar. Her fantastic manner of dealing with clients, the wise head on her shoulders, and her tough but charming way of handling opponents more or less guarantees a good result every time.'

'David Greenhalgh has a proven track record and is a very knowledgeable, straightforward and right-thinking lawyer who applies his commercial knowledge very effectively.'

'Reema Jethwa is an excellent employment lawyer, experienced, extremely competent, professional, pragmatic and highly personable.'

'Reema Jethwa is a responsive and commercially minded employment lawyer, providing a highly professional and personal service, with good communication - a rising star.'

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