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Memery Crystal LLP

Work 020 7242 5905
Fax 020 7242 2058
Belfast, Dublin, London

Memery Crystal is an independent law firm of trusted, commercially aware advisors with a reputation for providing high-quality, value-adding advice to businesses and individuals.

The firm: Memery Crystal offers a partner-led service and prides itself on long-term client relationships. The firm has a strong international focus, with considerable cross-border transactional and dispute resolution experience and strong relationships with other independent law firms around the world. The firm is a recognised leader in a number of sectors, including natural resources, financial services, retail, technology and media.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial contracts: the team deals with all manner of commercial matters and has particular expertise in relation to drafting, negotiating and interpreting a wide variety of commercial contracts, including agreements for the supply and purchase of services and goods, agency and distribution agreements and tender responses.

Corporate: on the M&A side, the team acts for public and private companies on sales, takeovers, take-privates, management buyouts, management buy-ins and joint ventures. On the corporate finance side, in addition to its fully-listed clients, Memery Crystal has advised on the AIM market since its inception and has over 25 NOMAD and broker clients and over 40 AIM corporate clients, acting on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, reverse takeovers and pre-IPO fundraisings, as well as debt finance and private equity investments. The firm boasts a strong international reputation and many US, Canadian, Australian and South African companies use the team to float on the UK stock market. Memery Crystal is the leading law firm for corporate mini-bonds and specialises in alternative finance.

Dispute resolution: the team has acted on many high-profile cases, with notable recent successes in the Court of Appeal. It acts on heavyweight company disputes, directors' breach of duty, fraud, regulatory enquiries, professional negligence, property litigation, insurance, international arbitration, and IP and licensing disputes. International disputes involving multi-jurisdictional claims are also an area of expertise. The team also helps clients avoid litigation by offering arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution advice.

Employment: the team acts for employers, employees, consultants and senior executives on a full range of matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including contract and policy advice, discrimination matters and disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructurings. The team represents clients through to the High Court. It is also adept at dealing with employment advice resulting from acquisitions, disposals and restructurings for private and listed companies, including TUPE. Employee incentive schemes and boardroom disputes are also niche areas of expertise.

IP: the team demonstrates skills across the technology spectrum, including trade mark and design work in the retail and fashion areas; complex sponsorship, publishing, licensing, merchandising and commercialisation transactions; data privacy and freedom of information work; and IP litigation.

Real estate: the team advises in all areas of property-related work, such as acquisitions/disposals/lettings, property development, construction and regeneration. Memery Crystal acts for some of the largest retailers in the UK. Additional specialist areas include: property litigation, finance, planning and CPO.

Tax: the team advises on all areas of corporate, property and employment tax, both domestic and cross-border, as well as restructuring, demergers, joint ventures, VAT and SDLT.

Technology and media: The technology and media team's expertise covers a wide range of industries and sectors, where they act for clients ranging from start-up innovators to multi-national companies with complex strategic issues. They have in-depth experience across multiple jurisdictions worldwide and help clients with all manner of TMT related concerns, including software licensing and distribution, supply and procurement of technology, online business, cloud services, telecommunications projects, technology outsourcing and financing and raising capital.

Other offices: Belfast, Dublin

  • Number of UK partners: 27
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 50

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