Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP
AFRICA HOUSE
70 KINGSWAY
LONDON
WC2B 6AH
England

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 1

The members of Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s civil fraud practice are praised for ‘always going above and beyond for clients, acting swiftly and taking an out-of-the-box approach to each of the matters‘. It is particularly noted for its expertise in obtaining and striking out freezing orders and injunctions, often with a cross-border element. The practitioners work closely with other involved parties such as investigators and funders. Head of the division Hugo Plowman‘s recent highlights include working on a significant US tax evasion case, and Robert Wynn-Jones is a specialist in asset freezing and tracking issues. Clients consider Gary Miller to be ‘the original grand master in the fraud field’ and Rhymal Persad is well versed in cryptocurrency-related matters. Kasra Nouroozi chairs the firm’s dispute resolution department. Kathryn Garbett and Claire Broadbelt left for Greenberg Traurig, LLP in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Plowman

Other key lawyers:

Robert Wynn-Jones; Gary Miller; Rhymal Persad; Kasra Nouroozi; Oliver Felton; Rebecca Belgrave

Testimonials

‘Thorough knowledge of this field, with superb tactical insight and excellent judgment. They are highly collaborative, both within the firm and externally, championing co-operation between international fraud lawyers and investigators.’

‘A complete offering, with strong partners and associates and excellent connections across different sectors, to facilitate a completely smooth and solution-focused delivery to the client.’

‘Rebecca Belgrave: new partner, outstanding. Dedicated, hugely knowledgeable, engaging and excellent to work with.’

‘The civil fraud team at Mishcon are simply exceptional. They always go above and beyond for clients, acting swiftly and taking an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to each of their matters. The team members are extremely dynamic and they work collaboratively to implement innovative strategies. It is therefore unsurprising that the civil fraud team always deliver outstanding results.’

‘Oliver Felton is an outstanding solicitor. He is diligent, proactive and resourceful, and his commitment to excellence is unflinching, even in the most complex matters. Oliver consistently seeks to go ‘the extra mile’ for his clients, offering them an unmatchable level of client care.’

‘Kasra Nouroozi who is an exceptionally skilled tactician with a dynamic personality who can win over an adversary or client alike. Mr. Nouroozi’s legal acumen and instincts are the best I have come across in the profession. He knows when to fight hard and when to compromise (often before anyone else realizes it).’

‘Huge Plowman – as clever and as reliable as they come.’

‘Gary Miller: the original grand master in the fraud field. Hugely knowledgeable and experienced.’

Key clients

Koza Altin Isletmelerei A.S.

Raiffeisenbank International AG

Ocado Group plc

Evatt Tamine

Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting Tier 1

As a go-to name for international corporate clients, Mishcon de Reya LLP handles the full spectrum of gaming and betting mandates including licensing and compliance work, regulatory issues and commercial matters. The team has also recently been active in a variety of corporate transactions in the sector and assisted DraftKings with the regulatory approvals required for its acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming. Nick Nocton recently took over as head of the practice, which also includes Susan Breen, who advises global gambling operators, brand owners, game developers and software platform providers on corporate, commercial and regulatory mandates. Stuart McMaster, who excels in issues involving overlapping regulatory regimes, and regulatory specialist Niki Stephens are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Nick Nocton

Key clients

Entain plc (including Ladbrokes and Coral)

William Hill

DraftKings Inc.

Kambi Group Plc

Catena Media

Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Pragmatic Play

Videoslots

Betting and Gaming Council

Gaming Innovation Group

Everi Holdings Inc.

Novigroup Limited

SPITCH GmbH

Tipico Group Limited

ASF Limited (trading as Angstrom Sports)

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Gameco LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted DraftKings in connection with a number of corporate transactions. In particular, advised on the gambling regulatory approvals required in the UK as a result of DraftKings’ acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc.
  • Provided intellectual property advice to Entain in relation to the use of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
  • Advising the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) on the proposed launch of a multi-operator data sharing scheme (known as the “single customer view” scheme), including providing advice on data protection and gambling regulatory compliance, and liaising with the Gambling Commission and the ICO.

Employment > Employers Tier 1

A go-to for global brands through to mid-size UK companies in the financial and professional services, media and entertainment, sport and fashion, Mishcon de Reya LLP's practice is highly regarded for its breadth of expertise in employment law, particularly its knowledge of diversity and gender pay, the implications of the gig economy and the interplay between data, transparency and privacy. Daniel Naftalin‘s practice spans both advisory and litigious work. Sharon Tan and Joanna Blackburn often support blue-chip clients in senior exits, discrimination claims, international employment support and workforce restructuring. For Tribunal work, Sarah Keeble, Susannah Kintish and Emily Knight, are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Naftalin

Testimonials

‘Joanna Blackburn – very accessible, completely understands the clients needs and meets them, goes over and above on client care. Simply the best employment lawyer out there’.

‘Good knowledge of the area at issue’.

‘Well-disposed to handle resolution of significant employer/team move matters’.

‘They are very accessible, understand the clients needs and give you exactly the kind of advice you need at a very reasonable cost’.

‘I have loved their webinars in lockdown – really interesting speakers and they were short and friendly’.

Key clients

Howden Broking Group

Bonnier Group

Canaccord Genuity Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Howden Broking Group in its defence to a High Court claim arising out of its recruitment of 31 reinsurance executives from a competitor, involving allegations of unlawful means conspiracy, breach of contract and theft of confidential information.
  • Helped the Bonnier Group obtain a without notice interim injunction to prevent their former Chief Executive Officer from disclosing highly sensitive and confidential information to the press and other third parties.
  • Advised Canaccord Genuity Limited (a global investment banking firm) on a complex, high-value claim brought by a former employee.

Employment > Immigration

The immigration team at Mishcon de Reya LLP is especially well known for its offering to high-net-worth clients, with head of immigration Kamal Rahman a key figure in this area, specialising in complex applications outside the rules for wealthy individuals and families, and often coordinating with the firm’s family and tax departments to provide a full-service offering. The business immigration practice, meanwhile, is led by senior equity partner Steven Bostock, and acts for clients across a range of sectors, from finance and technology to media and sports. Maria Patsalos is a key contact in the latter sector, acting as immigration representative to the firm’s sports group, alongside her broad practice advising corporate and individual clients, with experience extending from strategic advice to asylum claims. Managing associate Neil Shanghavi, associate Natalie Loader and Hannah Barnett are also noted; the latter was promoted to partner in November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Kamal Rahman; Steven Bostock

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has always exceeded our expectations and always delivered. Exceptional talent, with competence and determination. They can be relied upon completely.’

‘Everyone in the team at Mishcon de Reya I worked with was very competent, always professional, quick to respond and able to explain in understandable language complicated legal information. Everything was well explained in terms of the processes, billing and potential complications.’

‘Good reputation in the market for higher end immigration work. Particularly high net worth private clients.’

‘Quite honestly, the team go above and beyond. They’re available anytime we need them and are the first to offer support, advice and care to every case we work on with them. Their professionalism is notable, combined with empathy and a genuine human touch that doesn’t go unnoticed.’

‘Steven Bostock (partner) has been my solicitor over many years and has been truly amazing to work with. Very knowledgeable and hard working, very organised and thorough, always quick to respond without delay, supportive and reassuring, transparent and honest, and consistent in his level of genuine care and top quality work over many years.’

‘Hannah Barnett and Mattey Avgustinov have both been key individuals driving forward progress on my client’s application. They have both been happy to answer queries and provide their time to myself as well as my client which has ensured the smooth process thus far.’

‘They were very attentive, supportive and there for me when I needed them. I worked very closely with Natalie Loader and Neil Shanghavi. Incredibly competent professionals, always on top of the regulations and changes in the law. Their approach, which is very much human-centric, made the process so much easier for me. They care about their clients and are always one step ahead.’

‘Neil Shanghavi managed our visa process from start to finish. He was very knowledgeable, very clear with deadlines and expectations and generally a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Global Minds Ltd

Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice for Global Minds Ltd IT Solutions Company, including ongoing UK immigration assistance, ranging from right to work checks to sponsored immigration applications for its employees.
  • Acting for PRCBC in a very high profile pro bono matter, challenging the high level of Home Office fees for children to register as British citizens, which includes a profit element for the Home Office on every application of £640 (representing more than 50% of the overall fee).
  • Acting for a number of individuals claiming asylum in the UK due to political persecution.

Employment > Senior executives Tier 1

Known for advising on market sensitive appointments, exits, high-profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance terms, Mishcon de Reya LLP represents prominent and high-profile business founders, senior executives, CEOs and board directors of PLCs, including FTSE 100 companies. The firm appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, specialisms being restrictive covenant issues, team moves and data theft cases. Practice head Daniel Naftalin acts for senior and high-net-worth individuals in complex disputes and remuneration arrangements, either on arrival or departure. Key names from the deep bench of expertise are Susannah Kintish, who assists in contentious and non-contentious employment matters; the ‘extremely impressive’ Sharon Tan; Jennifer Millins, who specialises in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims, High Court injunctions, equal pay disputes, gender pay gap reporting and LLP disputes; and Joanna Blackburn, who is ‘the person one definitely wants on one’s side if engaging with the big battalions‘. Managing associate Matthew Wood is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Naftalin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mishcon understand the complexities of the law and are able to advise the client on wide ranging issues. They are experts in coming up with prompt, pragmatic and practical advice. Mishcon has talented individuals and have experts in all aspects of corporate and commercial law.’

‘Greg Campbell has been a pleasure to work with. His attention to detail and his ability to come up with creative solutions to tackle complex issues is excellent. He is tenacious without losing the focus on the end goal. Greg’s advice has always been strategically focused, clear and concise.’

‘Very professional, thoughtful and willing to fight for the client.’

‘Their engagement with the client and their ability to communicate and present themselves and their skills to the wider world makes this firm unique.’

‘Elliot Moss is a life force. He stands out as an absolutely brilliant communicator. I would not want him to be on the other side from me in any media battle. His enthusiasm and engagement is unparalleled, and his articulation of the message always spot on.’

‘Joanna Blackburn is the person one definitely wants on one’s side if engaging with the big battalions. She is decisive and her judgment calls are excellent.’

‘The service is excellent. Focused on outcomes. Very quick to respond. Deals with matters swiftly, efficiently and effectively.’

‘Worked with Sharon Tan. Extremely impressive. Works hard to deliver best outcomes and advice given was spot on.’

Private client > Art and cultural property Tier 1

Mishcon de Reya LLP has one of the ‘most forward thinking, capable and high-profile art teams in London’ that is is co-headed by ‘art guruKaren Sanig and by the ‘equally impressive’ Amanda Gray. Its work spans all aspects of the art world and cultural heritage. The ‘extremely well-connected’ team advises galleries on buying, selling, exhibiting, loaning and moving art. In addition it is skilled at helping collectors on financing and on other issues relating to exporting, importing and bequeathing art to the nation. It is also adept at advising art institutions on exhibitions and auction houses on sales and due diligence. The practice has advised on some of the largest art transactions, the management of some of the most significant collections of cultural property and continues to be involved in some of the leading litigation in this area. Overall it is a ‘great team to have on your side’.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Gray; Karen Sanig

Other key lawyers:

Simon Chadwick; Abby Brindley

Testimonials

Karen Sanig came highly recommended from everybody with whom I spoke to in the art world both in the UK and abroad. Her well-deserved reputation for excellence preceded her and we have been more than impressed with her skill, knowledge and experience in the area, coupled with the fact that her years of high level art world experience inspire confidence‘.

We greatly value Karen Sanig’s speed of response, accuracy, clever and commercial approach and turning technical and difficult issues into user-friendly straightforward, good, tough advice. Karen is very responsive, whatever the timeline, she will be there to support us with reassuring and technically superb advice. She and her team will go the extra mile‘.

‘Karen Sanig is outstanding, knowledgeable, technically proficient and phenomenal at finding commercial and creative solutions to any technical and challenging issues. She is my number one choice of art lawyer’.

Excellent service and adaptability to client requests. Karen Sanig – amazing attention to detail and ability to find a solution to difficult issues’.

‘We found Mishcon to be extremely personable, highly professional, astute, shrewd but moreover extremely alive to the fact that what was to them ‘all in a day’s work’, was to us a matter of commercial life and death. We were always kept informed in a timely fashion. It has been a privilege to work with a group of such high calibre individuals at a premier organisation‘.

Karen Sanig is very experienced and it shows. She is personable, not standoffish, and funny. She is clearly a leader that her team look up to. Abi Brindley similarly was very personable and gained our confidence very quickly.  She got to grips with the case very quickly. She mastered the detail in short order and was very clear and firm about what we needed to do to enable Mishcon to do their best for us’.

‘Simon Chadwick was always very clear in his requests for more information and detail and the deadlines for when we needed to provide it. He made sure to regularly inform and update us as to developments. He kept us amused with his lawyerly understatement, but it was clear that he was always in command of the situation and could read the other side accurately and see through their tactics‘.

‘The top team in town for art law. Karen Sanig and Amanda Gray have created a wonderful work environment and have covered the art and luxury asset spread perfectly. Amanda Gray is a fantastic solicitor: incredibly smart yet entirely approachable’.

Key clients

Artist (prominent, house hold name)

Anthony d’Offay Limited

Art Africa Ltd

Camden Art Centre

Clore Wyndham Fine Art Limited

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

Halcyon Gallery Limited

Hales Gallery Limited

Institute of Contemporary Arts

London based gallery

Marisa Bellani

Maranello Rosso Limited

Morgan Art Foundation

Museum of Everything

Oliver Sears Gallery Limited

Peking Art Associates Limited

Rothstein & Held Limited

Simon C Dickinson Limited

Skartstedt Gallery of London Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Hales Gallery in a claim brought by the acclaimed artist Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA alleging breaches of his representation agreement.
  • Represents world renowned art collector Ivor Braka who has a superlative personal collection of largely Modern British art which he has amassed over a period of more than 40 years.
  • Acting for Maranello Rosso Limited in a £70m claim against auction house Bonhams, alleging (inter alia) unlawful means conspiracy, dishonest assistance in breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract, relating to a very large acquisition of world-renowned classic cars.

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 1

Mishcon de Reya LLP has an outstanding reputation for its work in this area under the able joint leadership of Mark Keenan and Peter Steen. The first-class team specialises in complex inter-family domestic and international trust and succession disputes that often involve asset-tracing and recovery in offshore jurisdictions. It has significant experience in advising private individuals and trustees on cross-border inheritance disputes, will disputes, Inheritance Act claims as well as Court of Protection matters. Other areas of expertise include advising on estate administration issues in addition to breach of trust and proprietary estoppel claims. It is regularly instructed in the most substantial trusts and inheritance disputes both in the UK but also in offshore jurisdictions. Jessica Medus is another important member of the department who specialises in trust and succession disputes acting for individuals, corporate trustees, charities as well as private and family offices. Medus’ work often has an international dimension too.

Practice head(s):

Mark Keenan; Peter Steen

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Medus; Emilia Piskorz; Victoria Sara-Kennedy; Mariel Stringer-Fehlow

Testimonials

‘Mishcon delivers a fantastic service to clients in this area. Mark Keenan is a fantastic lawyer and tactician. Peter Steen is also excellent. The associates are very good’.

‘Strategic, tough, will represent the client’s best interests come hell or high water. Immense experience and legal knowledge. Rapid advice, quick turnaround of work. Always commercial, always aiming to be the best. Absolute quality’.

‘Peter Steen – The James Bond of Trusts. Calm, charming, composed and lethal. Huge experience. Represents many ultra high net worth entities and estates. Very much the No.1 person to go to’.

‘Incredibly hardworking and driven team who do what’s necessary to get the case done. Mark Keenan is both a pleasure to work with and an excellent leader. Emilia Piskorz is very able and a partner in the making. Mariel Stringer-Fehlow is excellent and has an excellent eye for detail’.

‘Mishcon de Reya’s trust litigation team is just one of the best around. Hugely effective and always completely committed to the client’s interests’.

‘Mark Keenan – one of the best-known and most-respected trust litigators. One of the names that litigators don’t want to be against. Peter Steen – one of the most effective trust litigators I have worked with. He has great instincts. Jessica Medus – a real up-and-coming star’.

Key clients

Executors of The Right Honourable Gloria Wesley, Dowager Countess Bathurst (“DCB”)

Work highlights

  • Advised the Executors of The Right Honourable Gloria Wesley, Dowager Countess Bathurst in relation to the construction of certain provisions of a statutory codicil and related agreement and the removal of two professional trustees.
  • Acting for a well known international businessman in relation to possession proceedings.
  • Advising a HNW individual, whose assets in his family trust are of significant value, in respect of initial Court of Protection proceedings and subsequently a related contact application and reconsideration of a settlement order in the underlying proceedings.

Private client > Family Tier 1

Mishcon de Reya LLP is a ‘hotbed of talent‘ that is led by Barbara Reeves who has been described as ‘one of the wisest and shrewdest senior family law solicitors in London’.  Reeves has significant experience in cases with an element of non-disclosure and enforcement issues. Praised as a ‘stellar offering that delivers a top-drawer service’ it is routinely instructed by high-profile and very wealthy clients and has successfully litigated complex and high-value cases at all levels of tribunal including some precedent setting cases in the Supreme Court and Privy Council. Sandra Davis (‘the unsurpassed queen bee of family law’) is a keen advocate for the voices of children and young people throughout the divorce and separation process. Kate Clark leads the firm’s group specialising in children cases involving parental alienation. Antonia Felix covers all aspects of family law (including surrogacy and adoption). Claire Yorke is another important member of the team that is ‘quite simply the very best in London from top to bottom’.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Reeves

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Davis; Kate Clark; Claire Yorke; Clare Radcliffe; Melissa Lesson; Antonia Felix; Robert Hines; Alex Brereton; Sarah Infante; James Rees

Testimonials

‘Mishcon de Reya is one of the oldest and most respected family teams in London. It is the cream of the cream, and High Net Worth clients particularly benefit from access to expertise from other private client departments, including wealth management, tax, property and inheritance advice. Their client care is unrivalled, and their relationships with the clients are lifelong’.

‘Barbara Reeves is an inspiring lawyer. She is brilliant. In equal measure, her clients love her and her opponents respect her. Sandra Davis remains the top divorce lawyer in London with good reason. She has a capacity for strategic thought unmatched by any of her rivals and brings her enormous kindness and good humour into all situations however fraught. Kate Clark is the go to partner for complex financial remedy cases. She understands figures just as well as she comprehends her clients’ feelings. She is dynamic. Antonia Felix is calm and collected. She has a fantastic client manner, making everyone of her clients feel the centre of her attention.’

‘Claire Yorke is brilliant. She is a total joy to work with. She is supportive of her clients and fights tenaciously for them all. She literally wins cases with her brilliant letter writing. She is incisive, clever and fun. Robert Hines flies above his contemporaries. He combines wisdom  beyond his years with a charming manner. He oozes charm and always has the right answers. His clients all trust his judgement implicitly and so they should. James Rees is on the road to greatness. His performance is second to none. He brings his whole being to a case and invests his energy for his clients’ good and they love him for it. He is a class act’.

‘Up there with the best of the best, they are brilliantly resourced and have a very able team with access to knowledge bases in all areas. There appears to be no question that they cannot answer with expertise. Claire Yorke is just brilliant. She has excellent client management skills and can marshal even the most complex international cases with a sense of calm and confidence’.

‘Clare Radcliffe is a true one to watch. Her client care skills are second to none, even with the most tricky clients, and she is able to give advice and reassurance even when dealing with tricky subject matters. She has a maturity beyond her years and is a star of the future. Kate Clark is no nonsense and superb‘.

‘Forward thinking firm that does international high net worth work of the highest calibre. Modern in approach and supported by highly competent colleagues expert in tax, trusts and media law. Melissa Lesson is a classy solicitor. Trilingual, sophisticated, with an experienced and astute approach to financial cases. Gives great advice and exudes, and generates confidence in her clients’.

‘Antonia Felix is a brilliant new partner. Clever, efficient, committed, she comes up with creative but realistic solutions and has the respect of solicitors, barristers and judges. A reassuringly competent presence.’

‘Kate Clark – Partner. Kate is so very, very talented. She is a brilliant lawyer and great with clients. She is one of my favourite lawyers to work with. She does a fantastic job and the lay clients love her for it.  Robert Hines – Managing Associate. Rob is an exceptionally good lawyer. He has a huge brain and thus with a more technical case he is very on top of any technical issues and always on top of the detail. It makes for a formidable combination‘.

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 1

Mishcon de Reya LLP has a large team ‘where each individual is strong in their field’. Andrew Goldstone  heads the department that is further praised for its ability to ‘provide strong cross-border advice plus specialist advice in new areas such as crypto currency, digital assets etc;' making it among the ‘leaders in this area'. The focus is on advising UHNW and HNW UK and international families and trustees on all aspects of their tax, succession planning and trusts as well as advising on family wealth governance and protection. Filippo Noseda  is another known name for his work with wealthy clients on international tax, succession and estate planning matters. Another seasoned practitioner is Kassim Meghjee  who advises UK and international clients on all aspects of their personal and business taxation. Charlie Sosna has a broad practice and regularly works with family offices to establish and maintain the efficiency of various wealth planning structures. David Whittaker joined the team from Baker McKenzie.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Goldstone

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Noseda; Martin Davies; Patrick Harney; Kassim Meghjee; Charlie Sosna; Stuart Adams; Nicola Simmons; David Whittaker

Testimonials

‘Specialist expertise advising US connected clients, which is unparalleled in the UK private client market. Very good client handler, gives clear and pragmatic advice tailored to the client. Always finds an answer and is responsive. Charlie Sosna – very helpful on the tax planning side, particularly for UKRND’.

‘A pre-eminent law firm in London for private client matters, with a standout reputation and brand. Andrew Goldstone – a personable and very likeable professional, and has the technical and practical experience to deliver fantastic solutions for his clients. Charlie Sosna – one of the most technically capable lawyers I have worked with. Provides fantastic service to his clients in a seamless way’.

‘Stuart Adams provides advice that covers highly technical law and tax in one swoop in accessible language to both the clients and colleagues’.

‘The strength of the team is the breadth and depth of experience and the fact that it continues to attract top names from other firms. The firm itself is innovative in looking at its future structure and has expanded beyond its historical London office. There are a number of excellent partners we work with including: Charlie Sosna, Andrew Goldstone, Patrick Harney, Filippo Noseda’.

‘I have great confidence in the team at MRD. They have seen it all before and bring pragmatism, confidence and clear advice to the table. Andrew Goldstone and Charlie Sosna are best in class’.

‘Mishcon is well placed to assist with all issues that arise for our clients. It is Kassim and Nicola’s second nature to work on international matters. As a result, their familiarity with international issues and ease in working with overseas advisers makes for a well-organised, collaborative work environment’.

‘Mishcon is clearly highly experienced in dealing with complex matters – both in considering complicated, multi-layered and multi-jurisdictional structures, and in understanding unique client concerns and objectives. They provide practical, well-considered advice that pre-empts the wider issues in order to achieve the objectives. Their familiarity with such complexities makes working with them easy and productive’.

‘Kassim Meghjee and Nicola Simmons’ commercial awareness is what sets them apart from other advisers. They are unique in their unrivalled ability to advise on both personal and corporate tax issues, and manage multiple issues contemporaneously. Their understanding in both areas, as well as their experience with international matters, have been incredibly helpful in spotting issues, and (importantly) resolving them pragmatically and effectively on all occasions’.

Work highlights

  • The firm has been providing in-depth and expert advice on the inter-governmental processing of financial data, through its involvement in several claims and complaints against the Common Reporting Standard (‘CRS’) in a number of countries (UK, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg). The CRS is based on FATCA and entails the automatic exchange of information between 100+ countries, with 84 million accounts affected in 2019.

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 1

The team at Mishcon de Reya LLP is sought out by a wide range of clients including leading UK property companies, corporate occupiers, investment funds and high-net worth individuals. The practice is led by Daniel Levy who is well regarded for his handling of injunctions, judicial reviews, dilapidation matters and high value residential disputes. Joanna Lampert is a reputable real estate litigator, with over 20 years’ experience. Emma Macintyre is noted for her expertise in landlord and tenant issues. Chhavie Kapoor is the go-to rights of light expert. Mark Reading has a breadth of expertise, including restrictive covenant matters, penalty clauses and constructive trusts.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Levy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A varied team, you can choose the style of lawyer you want very easily depending on the matter.’

‘Dan Levy is a really responsive, intuitive lawyer. Handles delicate matters really sensitively.’

‘Emma Macintyre is incredibly pragmatic and great at down to earth advice.’

‘Exceptional breadth of skills and capabilities. Commercial awareness.’

‘To my mind, the best Property Litigation firm in London by a long way.’

‘Daniel Levy is a very smart operator – technically highly astute, whilst always being totally focused on end result.’

‘They are determined. They do not give up. They use the best barristers and are good at choosing the ones best suited to the job.’

‘Joanna Lampert is far and away the best property litigator in the UK.’

Key clients

Brookfield

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco)

Blackstone Property Management / Revantage / The Office Group

IWG plc (formerly Regus plc)

Delancey

TKMaxx

Smiggle

Hush Brasseries Limited

The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited and AEW UK REIT Plc

Neasden Studios

STJ Investments Limited (landlord of the Wolseley restaurant)

Charlie Davies-Gilbert (of The Gilbert Estate)

Work highlights

  • Acted for AEW entities in respect of claims against tenants for non-payment of sums during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advised on all complex and high value real estate disputes for IWG in respect of its 300+ centres in the UK.
  • Advised Neasden Studios in relation to a high-value and complex claim brought by Netflix concerning the production location of Netflix blockbuster Bridgerton.

Real estate > Residential property Tier 1

Mishcon de Reya LLP has substantial experience of working with UNHW individuals from around the globe. Its diverse client base also includes sophisticated and start up developers, investors, banks, corporates in addition to onshore and offshore investment funds. Head of department is James Liffen who is highly regarded for his work on a range of complex deals involving shared ownership, auction sales, portfolio purchases as well as tenancy and planning issues. Sonal Thakrar advises on all aspects of UK residential property and secured lending to banks. Thakrar has built up a dynamic client base ranging from overseas investors to trustees, investment companies, trading companies, banks and HNW individuals. Simon Chadowitz is also skilled at handling a wide range of high-value commercial and residential real estate. Sarah Conibeere is now at Fladgate LLP.

Practice head(s):

James Liffen

Other key lawyers:

Sonal Thakrar; Fiona Callaghan; Monika Patel; Simon Chadowitz

Testimonials

‘If there was only one firm that I could use it would be the residential team at Mishcon de Reya. A group of cheerful, professional experts who define what a good conveyancing operation should look like. Always available, the team never gives up ensuring that our mutual clients get the very best advice possible. My only problem with this firm is when I find them acting for the other side!’.

‘Sonal Thakrar manages to squeeze 36 hours into every business day, Fiona Callaghan seems to be responsible for half of the biggest deals in London, Monika Patel represents the next, exciting generation at the firm. There’s no chance any of them have dandruff because they are “Head and Shoulders” above the industry competition. They must have glue on their hands because when you hand them a property deal they never drop it till it’s finished‘.

‘Each of them is a great communicator and unlike many property solicitors they actually pick up the phone when you need them. In addition they are willing to use their experience to advise clients on the things they can take a view on. My clients love their tech and this has allowed them to provide the best service at a competitive price, in relation to the size of deals they do. In summary, MdR is aptly, streets ahead of the competition in property law’.

‘Like Stormzy is to the Grime scene and Messi is to football James Liffen is the G.O.A.T. of the property world. Sincere, hardworking, unemotional (in terms of work) and a great communicator, he always goes the extra mile for me and the countless others who regularly recommend him. He is a Prince among men and single-handedly gives a good name to his industry’.

‘The team is incredibly collaborative and transparent in its approach. Always looking to improve procedures within the industry, recent example is promoting, Thirdfort. They reduce the risk to businesses with automated ID verification, AML compliance and source of funds checks’.

‘James Liffen is an elite conveyancer who is at the top of his game. His care and attention to detail is second to none. James has a wonderful way of handling any complex matter with ease and professionalism. I cannot recommend anyone more highly’.

 

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 1

Fielding an ‘all-star’ team with a very good practice, Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s IP offering is spearheaded by trade mark litigation and enforcement expert Jeremy Hertzog, who is known particularly for his anti-counterfeiting expertise. Within the team is also David Rose, who leads the IP disputes group; his ‘strong on detail and strategy’ approach is notable to clients, having acted in a number of high-profile cases before the UK and EU courts, including the higher UK courts and IPEC. Sally Britton is the go-to partner for brands, particularly in the retail sector, while commercial matters and transactions are the purview of Lewis Cohen, who advises on the full range of commercial IP, including media and sports agreements in relation to the use and exploitation of IP rights. Recent highlights for the team include advising several household names, including acting for Sky in a trade mark infringement case before the Court of Appeal. Criminal IP is another area of expertise for the team, leveraged through the firm’s white-collar crime practice. Cassandra Hill was promoted to the partnership in 2021 and Campbell Forsyth joined the team from Dentons in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Hertzog

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They care – a lot.’

‘Strong team from top to bottom.’

‘David Rose leads the team extremely well. Strong on detail and strategy.’

‘The team led by Sally Britton is top-notch. They truly partner with you to understand the risks and options. They provided thoughtful, comprehensive and practical advice. They are all professional and great individuals to work with.’

‘There are many good firms, but Mishcon’s responsiveness and ability to help carve out practical solutions readily distinguished them from other firms we have worked with.’

‘All-star team with very strong partner presence. Lots of high-profile clients and interesting cases.’

‘David Rose has great vision, really good at motivating the team. Jeremy Hertzog creates a very positive team dynamic. Sally Britton very focused on getting results for the client. Dominic Walsh is also very clever and a pleasure to work with – relatively junior but one to watch.’

‘David Rose is a robust litigator and seasoned tactician and negotiator.’

Key clients

Sky

Nuclei/IWG

Nintendo

Iceland Food

Lidl

Hewlett Packard (HPE)

Schneider

Thom Browne

Vetsure

Weiss

Global

Entain

Fendi

TikTok

Bet365

Alexander McQueen

WeWork

CBS

Apax

HG Capital

Health & Happiness

Lion Capital

Graphite Capital

SPP Pumps

Moda Living

Work highlights

  • Acting for Sky in major trade mark dispute with SkyKick which considers the approach to take in relation to key aspects relating to trade mark specifications.
  • Assisting Nintendo in securing a website blocking order relating to websites selling pirated game downloads.
  • Acting for Nuclei in defending High Court trade mark and passing off proceedings brought by EasyGroup.

Corporate and commercial > Partnership Tier 2

Mishcon de Reya LLP  is considered ‘a formidable firm‘ that combines strong dispute resolution/litigation skills with in-depth expertise in partnership and workplace disputes. It has acted on many of the landmark cases for both partnerships and individuals, particularly in the financial and accountancy sectors. It also offers clients a range of tech tools such as the litigation support hub and transaction support hub.  ‘Strategic mastermind’ Daniel Naftalin heads up the employments team which includes partnership experts such as Joanna Blackburn , who has established precedents in a number of ground-breaking Supreme Court cases using her expertise in the LLP and partnerships field. ‘Superstar’ Jennifer Millins  has specialist knowledge of complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and has vast experience representing both LLPs and partners in Employment Tribunals and Appeal Courts. Greg Campbell  utilises his 20 years’ experience in employment law when advising senior executives on major disciplinary investigations or regulators such as the FCA.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Naftalin

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Blackburn; Jennifer Millins; Sharon Tan; Naaman Butt; Emily Knight; Rhiannon Bail

Testimonials

‘A formidable firm, with unrivalled abilities in this area of law. They have strength at every level of seniority and know the law back to front. They are also fearless representatives and very creative thinkers. They are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jennifer Millins – A superstar who goes the extra mile for her clients and brings a wealth of experience to every case she deals with.’

Naaman Butt – A rising star, who has an excellent handle on the detail of all his cases. And ‘Morgan Reardon – A rising star, very hard working, with brilliant judgment.

‘Mishcon has a truly outstanding practice – always at the forefront of innovative cases, and who will fight to the end, this combined with excellent legal skills and tactical nous is highly deserved.’

‘Sharon Tan is, in my view, the leading employment lawyer in the marketplace, who knows how to bring all of those skills to handling partnership disputes.’

Daniel Naftalin is a strategic mastermind.’

In terms of associates, Rhiannon Bail should be singled out as one to watch – skilled, measured and influential’

‘I would mention in particular Jennifer Millins, Susannah Kintish, Joanna Blackburn and Daniel Naftalin; they are all top of their game. As noted, they have strong disputes and employment expertise in the High Court, ET and in arbitration which has them on the front foot in partnership disputes. They are very used to advising senior individuals and firms which gives a well rounded and relevant approach.’

Work highlights

    Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP continues to play a key role in several major ongoing SFO investigations, alongside white-collar proceedings brought by the NCA, HMRC and international enforcement agencies. Acting for a number of senior executives in high-profile cases, the firm also has a strong capability in international ultra-high-net-worth representations, with standout capabilities in major police investigations and responses to Account Freezing Orders and Unexplained Wealth Orders. Additionally, the team has strong extradition expertise, led by Ben Brandon, who regularly works in conjunction with the firm’s immigration practice. Practice head Johanna Walsh offers a ‘wealth of experience’ on international fraud, corruption and money laundering cases, remaining active in ongoing and new SFO investigations, as well as proceedings relating to emerging areas such as modern slavery. Matthew Ewens also has a strong multijurisdictional record, handling bribery, corruption and money laundering cases, particularly relating to the gaming sector. Alison Geary joined the firm as a partner from WilmerHale in February 2022, furthering the team’s work in high-level corporate crime cases relating to market abuse, cartels, and money laundering, including cross-border investigations brought by European and US enforcers.

    Practice head(s):

    Johanna Walsh

    Testimonials

    ‘Very knowledgeable both in terms of law and tactics. Great team with breadth and depth. Very impressive to work with’

    ‘Matthew Ewens – recently made partner is simply outstanding. His calm temperament and incisive mind are brought to bear on his cases leaving clients well looked after and very satisfied.’

    ‘Jo Walsh is a fantastic solicitor who really understands the law and has a real ability to be able form a relationship of trust with clients.’

    ‘Matthew Ewens – just a really solid performer who will go the extra mile for the client and then go another one. Relentless and always looking for the advantage.’

    ‘Ali Geary is a passionate and powerful advocate for her clients’ interests. She is hardworking, energetic, and focused. She is extremely personable and a highly regarded practitioner in the field.’

    ‘Multi disciplinary approach to clients means that they are able to provide comprehensive advice to individuals in complex cases.’

    ‘Jo Walsh is a committed and astute practitioner who is a star performer.’

    ‘Johanna Walsh is superb – she has a wealth of experience handling fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, both internally and by public bodies such as the SFO and NCA.’

    Key clients

    Robb Simms-Davies

    Adam Umerji

    Crime, fraud and licensing > Private prosecutions Tier 2

    Gareth Minty heads up the bespoke private prosecutions offering at Mishcon de Reya LLP, which represents plaintiffs in major white-collar and fraud cases alongside the victims of general crime in bringing private prosecutions against corporations, senior directors, and private individuals. Utilising Minty's experience as a CPS prosecutor, alongside broad in-house litigation and e-discovery expertise, the firm is able to work with clients throughout the private prosecution process, from initial advice on bringing proceedings through to court-level representation, and the team has seen significant success in a wide range of cases, including white-collar, insolvency, and general criminal prosecutions.

    Practice head(s):

    Gareth Minty

    Other key lawyers:

    Owen Griffiths

    Testimonials

    They are one of the stand-out firms for bringing and defending private prosecutions and bring their integrity and experience to this niche whilst most others only play at it.

    Gareth Minty is exactly what a client ought to get from a criminal litigator-confident but realistic, cerebral and quick but approachable and understated. He is able to draw on his vast experience of criminal litigation as a prosecutor and defender to ensure the best result is achieved.

    Gareth Minty leads Mishcon’s excellent private prosecutions offering, now supported by the experienced Owen Griffiths.’

    Gareth has great depth of experience in complex prosecutions of all types and in private prosecutions in particular. He is realistic and fair and a strong litigator.

    Great practical knowledge and understanding of bringing criminal prosecutions, and the specific obligations that they entail. As leading figures in the Private Prosecutors Association they help ensure best practice across the sector.

    Gareth Minty brings a wealth of prosecutorial experience to his leadership of Mishcon’s Private Prosecutions team. He has astute tactical judgement, coupled with a practical understanding of the client’s wishes and needs. He always ensures that they remain fully informed about the benefits and risks of bringing a private prosecution, along with the alternative remedies that might also be available.’

    Key clients

    Trust Company

    Work highlights

    • Advised a trust company in respect of all aspects of a private prosecution relating to serious allegations relating to one of the trustees’ abuse of his position to defraud the trust of approximately £750,000 over the course of four years of alleged misconduct.

    Dispute resolution > Competition litigation Tier 2

    With a standout practice for claimant side competition litigation, Mishcon de Reya LLP is the go-to firm for a number of large UK businesses including Asda, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s. Practice head Sarah Houghton is acting in a claim against BT for a Chapter II Competition Act breach that affected over two million customers, and Ben Lasserson, who ‘goes the extra mile’, has been advising on follow-on damages claims in relation to the Trucks Cartel (and is also leading a privacy opt-out representative action on behalf of a class of 1.6 million individuals against Google and DeepMind Technologies regarding the unlawful transfer of medical records). The competition litigation team also provides an excellent ‘quality of service’ and continues to develop, with associates Zachery O’Brien and Gwen Ballin-Reeler praised at the junior end.

    Practice head(s):

    Sarah Houghton

    Other key lawyers:

    Ben Lasserson; Zachery O’Brien; Gwen Ballin-Reeler

    Testimonials

    ‘We have been very impressed with the quality of service from the team. Much more collaborative and responsive than many of their competitors.’

    ‘Ben Lasserson goes the extra mile for his clients and is a tenacious and thoughtful practitioner.’

    ‘Sarah Houghton leads the team. She and her team are a match for anyone on the claimant side in UK competition litigation.’

    ‘Zachery O’Brien is a managing associate worthy of mention – calm, extremely knowledgeable.’

    ‘Very good profile in competition litigation and burgeoning reputation in collective claims.’

    ‘Sarah Houghton – she has excellent strategic vision. She has excellent client handling skills sometime in difficult situations and great judgment.’

    Industry focus > Retail and consumer Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s practice utilises its MDR Brand Management business to advise clients on all retail-related matters, with expertise spanning brand licensing work, franchise developments, commercial and strategic partnerships, IP and trade mark strategies and reputation management issues. Sally Britton and Lewis Cohen jointly lead the team. Britton is well regarded for her brand protection work and often oversees clearance, enforcement and trade mark and design filing mandates. Cohen’s expertise encompasses high-profile endorsement arrangements, international franchising issues, product distribution matters, and retail website and app developments.

    Practice head(s):

    Sally Britton; Lewis Cohen

    Key clients

    Sainsbury’s

    eBay

    Capital & Counties (Covent Garden London)

    Christian Louboutin

    Levi Strauss

    Iceland Foods

    Alexander McQueen

    John Lewis

    Ocado

    TKMaxx

    Morphe

    Lidl

    Wilko

    Curry’s

    Work highlights

    • Represented a number of retailers including Sainsbury’s, Iceland Foods, Wilko, Curry’s, Asda and The John Lewis Partnership bringing cartel damages claims against various manufacturers of trucks.
    • Advised Brookfield on its acquisition of £330m worth of UK retail park assets from Hammerson Plc and the simultaneous financing.
    • Acted for the management team of online beauty retailer Feelunique on its sale to Sephora, owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

    Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP maintains a strong position at the forefront of the most significant insurance coverage litigation, with the ‘exceptionalSonia Campbell and senior associate Sophie Fairclough acting for various hospitality companies in one of three leading ‘test cases’ on Covid-19 aggregation issues, following on from the landmark FCA Business Interruption ruling. Richard Leedham , a ‘real titan of a figure’, advises predominantly corporate policyholders on coverage issues and institutional funds clients on claims arising from investments in rights issues. Recently promoted partner Ralph Fearnhead is another key figure.

    Practice head(s):

    Richard Leedham; Sonia Campbell

    Testimonials

    ‘Strong in the policyholder area, and growing. Great partners supported by able associates with appropriate divisions of responsibility between the two.’

    ‘Sonia Campbell is strong and well-known in the industry. Exceptional – bright, quick-witted and a joy to work with she is client focussed, knowledgeable and has a keen eye for the right strategy.’

    ‘Richard Leedham is what every litigator needs to be, tough, confident, decisive and highly effective in negotiating complex settlements out of court as quickly as possible.’

    ‘Excellent knowledge of insurance law. Ability to pick the right counsel and work with them in a collegiate manner. Innovative funding ideas and solutions. Total commitment to their clients.’

    ‘Sonia Campbell and Richard Leedham. Both give 100% for their clients. wealth of knowledge and experience in insurance law and practice. Very innovative in funding solutions.’

    ‘Sonia Campbell – outstanding litigator and insurance lawyer. Sophie Fairclough – always on top of the detail, very astute and capable’

    ‘Real market leaders in the policyholder insurance litigation sphere. Tenacious, bright and hard-working. The Mishcon team is a standout team in this already competitive world.’

    ‘Richard Leedham is probably the premier policyholder re/insurance lawyer in the market. A real titan of a figure and yet completely unstuffy and a brilliant leader.’

    Key clients

    HAG Arbitration

    Various Eateries

    Covid-19 Business Interruption instructions

    Katara

    Prosus Limited

    Eland

    Wilton & Bain

    Work highlights

    • Advised Various Eateries Trading Limited on COVID-19 aggregation issues in proceedings listed to be heard in July 2022.
    • Advised the HAG and HIGA claimant action groups as interveners in the FCA Test Case, with involvement at both the Divisional Court and Supreme Court stages.

    Public sector > Administrative and public law Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s core specialism lies in handling judicial review claims involving a wide range of matters engaging human rights issues. The firm regularly engages in defending politically motivated persecutions, including extradition claims. The group also has a strong track record of holding companies and governments to account. Managing partner James Libson  has built a very strong reputation for high profile clients, including charities and corporations. Maria Patsalos has experience acting on claims relating to political asylum. Managing associate Katy Coltonhas the business and political awareness that few lawyers of her seniority have‘.

    Practice head(s):

    Katy Colton

    Other key lawyers:

    James Libson; Maria Patsalos; Alexandra Agnew

    Testimonials

    ‘I had the pleasure of dealing with the Mishcon de Reya team this year. The team is immensely likeable, responsive, articulate and able.’

    ‘I have worked with Mishcon on various occasions on various cases. The service they provide has always been seamless, efficient and highly effective. They are one of the best firms I have been instructed by, accompanying their excellent client-handling with probably the best public law legal analysis I have come across.’

    ‘Katy Colton is a high-flying managing associate. She is an excellent lawyer but also supremely enjoyable to work with. She also has the business and political awareness that few lawyers of her seniority have.’

    ‘The team provided outstanding pro bono support, without which we definitely would not have reached the positive outcome that was delivered. The team proposed creative and innovative solutions and explained these in a way that enabled the client to remain at the centre of the decision making process. Mishcon de Reya’s vast array of expertise enabled the team to draw upon other partners for advice which enabled quick decisions to be made effectively with outstanding legal support.’

    ‘I’ve worked with other firms who were much more bureaucratic and not as enjoyable to work with. The Mishcon team’s grasp of complex matters was apparent, and they just got on with the responsibilities they had.’

    ‘They are sharp, resourceful, competent and kind. I always felt they worked to the best of their ability and did it with a smile. It was honestly very refreshing compared to other firms I’ve worked with where they actually have been frosty.’

    Key clients

    Members of the Rohingya community

    Ukraine Justice Alliance

    Afghan judges

    Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (‘PRCBC’)

    Jenny, The Accidental American (Mandatory Disclosure Regime case)

    Stella Creasy MP

    Black Justice Project

    The Lifescape Project

    One Young World and the Democracy and Culture Foundation

    Climate Migration Project

    Work highlights

    • Representing members of the Rohingya community in an action to hold Facebook to account for its role in facilitating human rights abuses in Myanmar.
    • Representing members of the Afghan judiciary and legal profession in trying to expedite the urgent issue of their visa applications to escape severe threats to their life and property by the Taliban.
    • Partnered with One Young World and the Democracy and Culture Foundation to devise and lead the Global Youth Climate Inquiry, which was the first legally-based approach to use an Inquiry to seek, test and present evidence from global youth leaders on climate injustice and the threats to the rights of education and freedom of expression posed by climate change.

    Public sector > Education: individuals Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP represents a range of clients in relation to harassment and discrimination claims, including serious allegations of antisemitism by academics. The team is led by Robert Lewis, who is also Vice Chair of the Industrial Law Society and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. His work includes religious discrimination complaints and bullying claims.

    Practice head(s):

    Robert Lewis

    Testimonials

    ‘Robert Lewis – very impressive. Very experienced, switched-on team – great to work with.’

    ‘Mishcon de Reya’s vast array of expertise enabled the team to draw upon other partners for advice which enabled quick decisions to be made with outstanding legal support. I could not have asked for better legal support if I tried!’

    ‘Robert Lewis provided expert advice, drawing upon his significant knowledge of the education sector. Robert went out of his way to support us and always placed the client at the centre of any decision making. His work was invaluable and played a significant role in the successful outcome of our work.’

    ‘This team is friendly, professional and responsive. They make their clients feel valued and taken care of. I particularly noticed the personal service they were able to offer. Their down to earth and practical approach makes clients feel as if their case matters to the team and that they are not just one client amongst many.’

    ‘A lot of expertise acting for schools, parents and associated stakeholders. Understands governance and the regulatory environment. Particularly strong reputation for acting against schools. Rob Lewis, as a former teacher, brings particular expertise to this growing practice area.’

    ‘Robert Lewis – recently appointed as a partner, Rob advises educational institutions and individuals on crisis management, safeguarding, complaints, exclusions, academic freedom and discrimination. He brings particular insight and expertise as he is both a former teacher and Governor of the Latymer Foundation.’

    ‘Very smart, decent people, highly experienced, very client-focused’

    ‘I believe that the uniqueness of Mishcon de Reya lies in the fact that they recognise that each client’s case is unique to him/her and they give significant attention to every matter.’

    Real estate > Commercial property: investment Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP’s commercial real estate group leverages the expertise of the firm’s property disputes, planning, construction, tax and finance teams to handle high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. Praised for its ‘high degree of integrity, thoughtfulness and collaboration’, the practice is noted for its expertise in the build-to-rent, student accommodation and senior living sectors. Team leader Stephen Hughes advises on portfolio acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, as well as regeneration projects, while Edward Hughes-Power handles investment sales and acquisitions in the alternative residential sector. Other key members of the team include Simon Hart, Nick Minkoff and Ian Paul, while Lee Foxcroft joined the firm from Slaughter and May in March 2022.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Hughes

    Testimonials

    ‘A sizeable team who adopt a very collaborative approach.’

    ‘High integrity and always put the client first.’

    ‘The team are excellent. Commercial, clear and pragmatic.’

    ‘Good commerciality, balanced advice, proactive and reactive, and good availability of partners.’

    Key clients

    Brookfield

    Brookfield’s ‘Student Roost’

    PGIM Real Estate

    Fusion Students

    Watkin Jones

    Capital & Counties Properties plc (Capco)

    Delancey

    Get Living

    Berkeley Homes

    Derwent London Plc

    UBS Global Asset Management

    Dominvs Group

    AEW UK

    Helical plc

    Fizzy Living

    Work highlights

    • Advised Brookfield on its £714m acquisition of science and technology property investment business Arlington.
    • Advised Brookfield on its £330m acquisition of UK retail park assets from Hammerson Plc and the simultaneous financing.
    • Advised Fusion Students on its £1.5bn joint venture with US investor, Cain International.

    TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management Tier 2

    Mishcon de Reya LLP's 'premier reputation management team' specialises in crisis management and reputation protection, working with the firm's broad network of practitioners to provide a discreet service. Acting for both claimants and defendants, the practice advises international UHNWIs, multinational businesses, and media production companies. Media litigator Emma Woollcott leads the practice with particular expertise handling crisis situations and hostile media campaigns, particularly against minority women. Managing partner James Libson has substantial experience acting for a variety of high-profile clients and charities, and Alexandra Whiston-Dew expertly deals with reputational crises and complex multijurisdictional disputes. Michael Frost is also recommended for his 'forensic attention to detail.'

    Practice head(s):

    Emma Woollcott

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘A first rate team of reputation management lawyers who have the rare ability to act for both claimants and defendants. Collaborative and engaging, they always see the wider strategic issues, while pursuing their clients’ corner resolutely. Strong diversity practices and top notch individuals make them a top tier law firm in this sector without doubt.’

    ‘Emma Woolcott is a delight. Very strategic and clear advice, with a firm eye on the bigger picture. Michael Frost has just been promoted to partner and is an outstanding lawyer. Thinks through the issues 360 degrees and gives very clear advice. Clients always feel comfortable in his hands.’

    ‘Reputation management is always a potential crisis, often an immediate one. Once committed, one doesn’t have the time to change horses, so you need the best team from the start. The team has to be my first choice because of the depth and breadth of skills in the firm.’

    ‘Emma Woollcott is an experienced specialist media law partner who knows the media industry inside out but also has a developed practice in relation to more political/activist work. She is great with clients and a pleasure to work with as part of the solicitor/counsel team.’

    ‘Premier reputation management team – able to deal with a huge range of diverse clients: HNWs; public interest groups, those under investigation etc.’

    ‘All of them are very media savvy and have superb links with PR firms. Their political antennae are amazing and they can assemble the perfect team for any client facing reputation management issues.’

    ‘A highly talented and focused team that instils great confidence, with a diverse skillset and knowledge of the field that’s second to none. With vast expertise across the board, they are able to anticipate and scrutinise every eventuality and communicate this effectively, ensuring preparedness at all times.’

    ‘Michael Frost excels in his forensic attention to detail and his ability to keep across the intricate details of a complex case, using his vast insight to develop and communicate strategy effectively. A pleasure to deal with, engaging and sharp-witted.’

    Key clients

    Luke Turner

    SPITE

    Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and the Bristol Jewish Society (JSoc)

    Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP’s practice has traditionally counted its representation of individuals as its keystone though has recently noted an uptick in its corporate-side representation. The team is fronted by Adam Epstein, a veteran of numerous high-profile PRA and FCA investigations, who is particularly well-versed in cross-border, pre-investigation and pre-enforcement affairs. Guy Wilkes is a standout for internal investigations, listing breaches, financial crime and market abuse matters, while, beyond partner-level, Elizabeth Hope is praised as ‘one of the best associates in the whole financial services field‘.

    Practice head(s):

    Adam Epstein

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Mishcon de Reya have some of the most talented and widely-recognised individuals within the financial services space. They are fearless in support of their clients and clear-eyed and imaginative when advising and devising strategy.’

    ‘Adam Epstein is one of the most knowledgeable and respected practitioners in the field. Guy Wilkes is an unflappable and sensible presence in the most difficult of circumstances and complicated of scenarios. Elizabeth Hope is one of the best associates in the whole financial services field.’

    ‘The team is extremely well-led (by partner Adam Epstein) and has an excellent depth of skill and experience. More than a match for anyone in this sector.’

    ‘Adam Epstein (partner) – extremely experienced and knowledgeable with impeccable strategic judgment. Many talented and able team members including Elizabeth Hope.’

    ‘Great experience acting for individuals throughout the investigation and disciplinary process.’

    ‘Adam Epstein has been acting for individuals in significant regulatory matters for many years.’

    ‘Well-known and good-sized time. Particular mention Guy Wilkes and Elizabeth Hope. Always seem to be involved with large cases and busy.’

    ‘Adam Epstein is the doyen of the field. A reassuring adviser for clients who completely understands the strengths and weaknesses of the case and adjusts his strategy to suit. Ably assisted by the up and coming Elizabeth Hope, a super-efficient associate with an excellent down to earth style.’

    Key clients

    Smith and Williamson

    Open Banking Limited

    MLRO of major UK retail bank

    Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations Tier 3

    The tax disputes and investigations team at Mishcon de Reya LLP spans both indirect and direct tax with both corporate and private clients. ADR and mediation continues to be a key focus of the teams practice as the practice advises on all aspects of dispute resolution from early stage written representations through to a Tribunal hearing. Team head Leslie Allen is experienced in the conduct of indirect disputes and is supported by Robert Hartley who advises clients across the real estate and leisure sectors. Paul Noble specialises in resolving complex tax disputes while Waqar Shah focuses on employment-based matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Leslie Allen

    Other key lawyers:

    Robert Hartley; Paul Noble; Waqar Shah

    Testimonials

    ‘Mishcon’s tax team is right at the top of the tree. They are involved in the most important and high value cases in this area. They have strength throughout their team.’

    ‘Leslie Allen has years of experience. He is excellent to work with, and is both clever and pragmatic.’

    ‘Waqar Shah is first rate and a future leader is this field. He is very client-friendly and achieves excellent results.’

    ‘We have used Mishcon for specialist tax advice regarding a dispute with HMRC for which they have the appropriate skills, knowledge & experience.’

    ‘Mishcon is unusual in that it has a specialist tax litigation team and the tax department is fully integrated with the litigation team – an arrangement that works admirably. Mishcon is one of only a handful of firms with a disputes practice which spans both indirect and direct tax, for both corporate and private clients, as well as civil and criminal investigations, in contrast with those tax teams who cannot turn their hands to disputes. We have enjoyed working closely with Mishcon very much.’

    ‘The team possesses a number of extremely sharp minds. Things get done quickly and well. There is great cohesion between members of the litigation team and an informality which allows the free exchange of ideas irrespective of seniority.’

    ‘Their attention to detail, willingness to engage in a debate in order to explain and explore the options available, matched with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.’

    ‘Very approachable and reliable in all dealings.’

    Key clients

    Royal Mail Group Litigation

    Zipvit Ltd

    Iceland Foods Limited

    Work highlights

    • Represented over 300 corporate entities and local authorities against Royal Mail.

    Employment > Employee share schemes Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP has an international focus, with a team that is experienced in implementing share plan arrangements in more than 50 jurisdictions. The group excels in EOT transitions, contentious incentives matters, and the share plan aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A, secondary buy-outs and IPOs. Stephen Diosi, who is highly regarded as ‘one of the most experienced equity incentive professionals’, overseas the practice. Another key practitioner is Neil Sharpe, who has extensive experience in advising listed companies on incentives and executive remuneration matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Diosi

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Stephen Diosi was very responsive, hands-on, client-friendly and creative with solutions to legal issues.’

    ‘The equity incentives team at Mishcon de Reya is knowledgeable, responsive, proactive, thought provoking, all built on a foundation of many years of experience.’

    ‘Stephen Diosi stands out because of his manner with clients and ability to listen to what is being said. Natural ability to challenge, but with empathy, which builds great confidence and trust with clients. One of the most experienced equity incentive professionals, trusted by issuers and providers. Discreet and professional.’

    ‘Approachable and collaborative. Great technical knowledge. Ability to deliver innovative solutions.’

    ‘Stephen Diosi is very experienced and knowledgeable and has a highly personal approach. Sound practical advice and well-drafted documentation.’

    ‘The team is run immaculately by Stephen Diosi. He is calm, measured, thoughtful and client focused.’

    ‘The team provides a real personal touch and full involvement in the legal matters. I get a hands-on approach from the lead partner who makes himself available and responsive at all times. The key strength is the ability to communicate clearly with the client and deal with the legal procedures at hand.’

    Key clients

    Perspectum

    Freetrade

    Ninety One

    Quilter

    Scottish Widows Schroder Personal Wealth

    OpenPayd

    Spectris

    Keyword Studios

    GAN

    ADC Therapeutics

    Work highlights

    • Advised Quilter, a FTSE 250 asset and wealth management company, in relation to the impact on its share plans of a return of capital to shareholders by way of a B share scheme.
    • Assisted Freetrade with the design, implementation and launch of a new global share plan in the UK, Australia, Sweden and Canada.
    • Acted for Keywords Studios, a video game industry services company listed on AIM, on its global share purchase plan and the design and implement a of a new long-term incentive plan for members of its senior management team around the world.

    Industry focus > TMT Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s TMT offering has, since April 2021, operated as part of the firm’s innovation department, which brings together teams with expertise across IP and competition, commercial, data, technology and sport, and betting and gaming issues. Jeremy Hertzog heads up the department, bringing significant experience in litigation, especially related to IP and other technology disputes. Head of data Adam Rose co-leads the firm’s technology group, where his expertise extends to IT and commercial contracts for suppliers and licensees of IT systems. Sally Britton heads up the brands group and co-chairs the retail department, while the arrival of Ashley Winton from McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP in April 2021 extends the team’s reach into fintech, data protection, and cybersecurity work.

    Practice head(s):

    Jeremy Hertzog

    Testimonials

    ‘Good understanding of our requirements having worked on a number of transactions together.’

    ‘High calibre individuals on the deal team who take a very commercial approach to getting a deal done whilst protecting the interests of the buyer.’

    ‘The team at Mishcon de Reya are a delight to work with. Their approach to our matters has been extremely helpful and has helped us as a business. They have worked with us to develop strategies, and have been extremely adept at explaining their reasoning. Beyond strategy, they have delivered excellent work on a consistent business and have worked to a fast timeframe and an efficient billing structure.’

    Key clients

    Sky

    Nintendo

    Top Optimized Technologies S.L. and TOT Power Control S.L.

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Comcast

    Global

    Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited

    Skyports

    Climate Solutions Exchange Limited

    Ionoco

    Splash Tech

    TikTok

    Eterlast

    CBS

    NBC Universal

    Various media and entertainment clients including Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Estate of Amy Winehouse, and others

    Work highlights

    • Acting for Sky in major trade mark dispute with SkyKick which considers the approach to take in relation to key aspects relating to trade mark specifications.
    • Acting for Global on a range of media and entertainment related matters, providing commercial and IP law-related advice.
    • Designed, developed, and launched the CSX platform for Climate Solutions Exchange Limited.

    Real estate > Commercial property: development Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP’s commercial real estate group leverages the expertise of the firm’s property disputes, planning, construction, tax and finance teams to handle high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. Praised for its ‘high degree of integrity, thoughtfulness and collaboration’, the practice is noted for its expertise in the build-to-rent, student accommodation and senior living sectors. Team leader Stephen Hughes advises on portfolio acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, as well as regeneration projects, while Edward Hughes-Power handles investment sales and acquisitions in the alternative residential sector. Other key members of the team include Simon Hart, Nick Minkoff and Ian Paul, while Lee Foxcroft joined the firm from Slaughter and May in March 2022.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Hughes

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘A sizeable team that is able to apply itself effectively to any issues and address them quickly in a very professional manner. The team also has a strong collaborative ethos.’

    ‘Edward Hughes-Power and Simon Hart are both excellent.’

    ‘High degree of integrity, thoughtfulness and collaboration.’

    ‘Very strong all round service. Good commercial acumen, balanced advice and do not point-score.’

    Key clients

    Brookfield

    Brookfield’s ‘Student Roost’

    PGIM Real Estate

    Fusion Students

    Watkin Jones

    Capital & Counties Properties plc (Capco)

    Delancey

    Get Living

    Berkeley Homes

    Derwent London Plc

    UBS Global Asset Management

    Dominvs Group

    AEW UK

    Helical plc

    Fizzy Living

    Real estate > Construction: non-contentious Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP offers a broad expertise, acting on complex, high-profile development projects for developer, property investor, and development funder clients. The team is also experienced in working for high-net worth private clients, as well as advising build-to-rent operators. The firm recently secured a major coup with the hire of Marc Hanson from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; he is being followed in his move by Adriano Amorese. Hanson now co-heads the team with Simon Hunter, who also has significant experience in the sector, and specialises in forward funding agreements and development management agreements. Justine Ayto has a particular focus on large-scale developments and commercial real estate.

    Practice head(s):

    Simon Hunter; Marc Hanson

    Other key lawyers:

    Justine Ayto; Charlotte Braine; Adriano Amorese

    Testimonials

    ‘Commitment to the project and willingness to discuss and explain aspects, but also the ability to listen and take on commercial aspects in order to make sure the tasks are dealt with.’

    ‘Justine Ayto and Charlotte Braine are stand out individuals.’

    ‘Marc Hanson goes way beyond the role of construction lawyer – he will help identify future issues before they become problems and is willing to provide insight into best practice in the construction industry. ‘

    ‘Adriano Amorese is exceptional. He gives us responsive and robust legal advice of the highest quality. He is also a pleasure to work with.’

    ‘Adriano Amorese is pragmatic, solution driven and has excellent peripheral vision when it comes to problem solving, and advising on complex development issues.’

    Key clients

    Sky

    Get Living

    Brookfield’s Student Roost

    Brookfield Properties

    Real estate > Planning Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s planning practice provides a ‘fantastic service’ to clients on matters relating to strategic land and complex developments, particularly large-scale build to rent schemes and mixed-use brownfield sites. Practice head Anita Rivera leads the team with ‘determination, charm and creativity’ when advising leading commercial and residential property developers. Daniel Farrand‘s specialism is in enforcement work, listed buildings and the expanding markets of student housing and the private rented sector. ‘Hardworking and really dependable’ associate Roisin Hogan has deep knowledge and understanding of planning and environmental law, and local government powers and procedures. Managing associate Tom Barton ‘is a real star and an absolute pleasure to deal with’.

    Practice head(s):

    Anita Rivera

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Fantastic service for clients with a modern and classy approach.’

    ‘Anita Rivera is a standout for me. She is determined, creative and will always go above and beyond for her clients.’

    ‘Tom Barton is a real star and an absolute pleasure to deal with.’

    ‘Anita Rivera (Partner): a highly experienced and effective planning solicitor with superb ability to deconstruct opposing arguments before reaching the most advantageous strategic and tactical judgments. She has a unique combination of determination, charm and creativity, with a willingness to take on responsibility and an absolute commitment to achieving the best outcome for her clients.’

    ‘Martyn Hanmore: a technically very strong, hard-working planning lawyer with an eye for details and angles that others have not spotted – a valuable addition to any team.’

    ‘Roisin Hogan: a pleasure to work with: extremely diligent, highly organised and committed, with an ability to focus on what matters.’

    ‘Anita Rivera: What stands out most to me about Anita is her ability to focus on her client’s commercial objectives and to think really creatively in order to maximise the chances of attaining them.’

    ‘Roisin Hogan: She’s hardworking and really dependable. She supported the rest of the legal team very effectively on a large case; she was very responsive and I noticed that her client skills were strong too.’

    Key clients

    Brookfield

    Higgins Homes Plc

    Center Parcs (Operating Company) Limited

    Hillgrove Investments Ltd

    Knepp Farms LLP

    Healey Development Solutions (Hayes) Ltd

    Healey Development Solutions (Broadway) Ltd

    Get Living Group (Leeds) Co Ltd

    Ocado Retail Ltd

    Seaforth Land

    The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Loveday (Belgravia) Limited

    Notting Hill Genesis

    Nammos Restaurant London Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advising Ocado on a judicial review challenge relating to a certificate of lawfulness relating to the use of existing warehouse buildings on the Bush Industrial Estate as a fulfilment centre serving North London.
    • Advising the Knepp Estate in respect of a proposed allocation of land for 3,500 new homes in the emerging Horsham District Council local plan.
    • Represented Healey Development Solutions (Broadway) Limited (Meadow Partners) on a three-week planning appeal by way of inquiry seeking to construct a mixed-use development comprising the change of use of Tolworth Tower, demolition of retail units and construction of two new residential towers and a public plaza.

    Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 3

    Under the leadership of Adam Rose , who draws on more than 30 years of experience in data protection and freedom of information matters, the team at Mishcon de Reya LLP handles regulatory investigations, data subject access requests, compliance matters and enforcement actions. Ashley Winton is recommended for international data transfers and privacy and cybersecurity work, with an emphasis on the financial services, telecom and tech segments, Jon Baines focuses on GDPR matters and freedom of information requests. The practice is noted for its strong capabilities in large-scale high-profile litigation, with Ben Lasserson leading an opt-out representative action on behalf of a class of 1.6million individuals against Google and DeepMind Technologies for allegations of unlawful transfer of confidential medical records.

    Practice head(s):

    Adam Rose

    Other key lawyers:

    Ashley Winton; Filippo Noseda; Jessie Bridgett; Jon Baines

    Testimonials

    ‘The team is highly innovative in terms of funding, public relations and collaboration. Firstly, my case has been financed by crowd-funding which is quite novel and rare for firms of this calibre.’

    ‘The cross-disciplinary reach of my case has enabled the team to showcase its remarkable collaborative skills, involving legal, financial and technological experts, parliamentary representatives, and grassroots activists from across the world, especially the Netherlands, France, Canada and the USA.’

    ‘The stand-out Partner at Mishcon de Reya is Filippo Noseda. My case was made possible by his passionate and innovative approach to providing ordinary citizens with a path to justice; his world-beating expertise on data protection and privacy rights in the context of public authorities and cross-border information transfers; his meticulous knowledge of the British and EU legal systems; his enthusiasm for international collaboration and the continuous acquisition of new knowledge not only for himself but for his clients and stakeholders. His scholarly background shines through in his work, and one of the greatest benefits of being represented by him has been the chance to learn from him and develop my own expertise in legal and judicial processes, public policy, and the cutting-edge area of cybersecurity.’

    ‘I am immensely proud of what I have learned and achieved through working with Filippo Noseda. His team, including Jessie Bridgett and Adam Rose, has also been incredibly helpful to me throughout the litigation process.’

    ‘Mishcon is punching above its weight in several practice areas including data protection, privacy and cyber. Many of their lawyers and partners blend excellent legal knowledge with a commercial approach and are practical in their advice. Better value than that of similar or other, larger firms.’ 

    ‘The team has a good mix of technical legal knowledge and commercial awareness which makes for good practical advice.’ 

    Key clients

    DraftKings

    Catena Media

    American Express

    Pimlico Plumbers

    Morphe

    Bristol University Union of Jewish Students

    Betting & Gaming Council

    Various International Baccalaureate students

    CRU

    Claims Conference

    BetterCloud

    Rightly

    Hippodrome

    Work highlights

    • Acted for Jennifer Webster on claims challenging the compatibility of the US’s FATCA treaties with the UK and other European countries GDPR.
    • Advised International Baccalaureate students on a complaint to the ICO relating to the adoption by the International Baccalaureate Organisation of an algorithm making automated decisions about student grades.
    • Assisted the Betting & Gaming Council with the proposed launch of a multi-operator data sharing scheme.

    Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 3

    Mishcon de Reya LLP strengthened its team in February 2022, recruiting global investigations specialist Alison Geary from WilmerHale and Kizzy Augustin, who offers bespoke expertise in corporate manslaughter and health and safety issues, from Russell-Cooke LLP. The new arrivals join a practice that acts for a wide range of corporate clients, including domestic and international businesses, throughout UK and global regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings, offering contentious expertise across the full range of fraud and corruption issues. The firm also has a strong capability in internal investigations, particularly relating to emerging issues such as ESG, modern slavery, and workplace harassment as they relate to potential prosecutions. Practice head Johanna Walsh has experience in high-stakes regulatory proceedings as well as internal investigations, with particular expertise in Proceeds of Crime Act issues, while Matthew Ewens regularly handles cross-border bribery and corruption cases brought by the SFO and other agencies. Senior associate Min Weaving contributes strongly to financial services and banking sector proceedings, with in-house financial services regulatory experience. Jo Rickards joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

    Practice head(s):

    Johanna Walsh

    Testimonials

    ‘Excellent team – with a holistic view of what the corporate needs. Excellent links with investigators and counsel to provide practical strategic advice to get ahead of the problem.’

    ‘Matthew Ewens is hardworking, committed and has excellent judgement. All of these qualities make him stand out amongst his peers.’

    ‘Multi disciplinary offering provides a seamless service to corporates with complex problems.’

    ‘Jo Walsh is calm, committed and very strategic in her thinking’

    ‘The regulatory and corporate crime team at Mishcon de Reya is led by Jo Walsh with four other partners working closely with her, each of whom has a different skillset within this area. Clients can take comfort from the fact that whatever issues arise, there will be someone in the team who has probably handled exactly the same situation previously.’

    ‘Johanna Walsh is superb – she has a wealth of experience handling fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, both internally and by public bodies such as the SFO and NCA.’

    ‘Matthew Ewens also stands out for his knowledge of the area. His calm, measured approach and focus on detail reassures clients that they are in very safe hands.

    ‘Kizzy Augustin has recently joined to further enhance their white collar crime team. Kizzy specialises in Health and Safety matters, acting for both corporate clients and individuals.’

    Key clients

    LCF

    London Investment Manager

    International Investment Entity

    Work highlights

      TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising Tier 3

      Well-regarded for support on international transactions by significant multi-brand franchisees, the team at Mishcon de Reya LLP regularly advises well-known hotel groups, restaurants, and retailers on a range of franchising matters. Team lead Lewis Cohen heads up the firm's international franchising and brand extension group, advising clients on intercontinental franchising ventures. Managing associate Anne Rose advises on and drafts franchising agreements, with a particular focus on the retail and restaurant sectors. Associate Olivia Bowden is also recommended for her work on the termination and re-negotiation of franchise agreements.

      Practice head(s):

      Lewis Cohen

      Other key lawyers:

      Key clients

      Topland

      Casamata LLC

      Fusion Students

      Hotpod Yoga

      LW STA 2 Limited and Precis Capital Partners

      Work highlights

      • Advised Topland Neptune Limited on its substantial and complex arrangement with Hilton, for which Hilton was appointed as the hotel manager of Topland’s hotel.
      • Advised Casamata LLC on its negotiations of a long-term restaurant concept creation, licence, management and consultancy agreement in respect of the brand’s new €200m Edition Hotel, Madrid.
      • Advised London Wall Lending and Précis Capital Partners in relation to a £82m debt funding to Gulf Islamic Investments to develop the 2 Lucan Place, Chelsea.

      TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 3

      Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s IP practice is praised for its ability to ‘ provide multi-faceted advice, strategy and litigation across the entire spectrum of IP’. Clients, particularly from the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, chemicals, telecoms and automotive industries, trust the team to provide patent counselling, enforcement advice and knowledge of validity challenges and transactions, both domestic and cross-border in nature. David Rose is the head of the IP disputes and patents groups, specialising in rights protection and enforcement programs, including SEPs and FRAND licensing. The team is also home to Helen Conlan, whose practice focuses on the TMT sector; she advises on a number of patent disputes pertaining to mechanical and digital medical devices. Jeremy Hertzog is a key contact for pharmaceuticals, technology and automotive clients, and Campbell Forsyth joined the team in 2022 from Dentons, bringing with him 20 years of experience in technically complex cross-border patent disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      David Rose

      Other key lawyers:

      Martyn Hann; Helen Conlan; Jeremy Hertzog; Peter Nunn; Campbell Forsyth

      Testimonials

      ‘The patents team is second to none. David Rose knows everything there is to know about patent litigation, but wears it with a quiet and unassumingly confident demeanour that instils complete trust in his clients and in the team he builds around him. It is a pleasure to work with David Rose, and a troublesome experience to be his opponent.’

      ‘I know both David Rose and Helen Conlan well and have worked with them on a number of cases. David is very competent. Helen is an excellent litigator and client relationship manager. She is easy to work with and knows precisely what she is doing and when and how to support effectively.’

      ‘A small, agile, but cost-effective legal team supported by a full-service firm and able to provide multi-faceted advice, strategy and litigation across the entire spectrum of IP.’

      ‘David Rose is a hugely experienced partner with deep and broad experience in the highest courts over the full spectrum of intellectual property.’

      ‘Mishcon de Reya has recently recruited Campbell Forsyth to bolster their patent experience. Campbell is an experienced practitioner with a careful and intelligent approach to patent litigation. He is particularly adept at reading what the client wants, even if they don’t know it themselves yet, and identifying the best ways to deliver it.’

      ‘The Intellectual Property team at Mishcon de Reya are a delight to work with. Their approach to our matters has been extremely helpful and has helped us as a business. They have worked with us to develop strategies, and have been extremely adept at explaining their reasoning. Beyond strategy, they have delivered excellent work on a consistent business and have worked to a fast timeframe and an efficient billing structure.’

      ‘Peter Nunn is very personable and easy to get along with, which is an important quality when dealing with the Mishcon team on a regular basis. However, Peter’s greatest strength is his incredibly strong knowledge of patent law and his transparency with us, the client. He helps us to save lots of time by steering us in the right direction. I would strongly recommend Peter’s services.’

      Key clients

      Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

      Top Optimized Technologies S.L

      Nintendo

      Zentiva

      Work highlights

      • Representing DRL in a significant damages inquiry against Warner-Lambert in relation to its second medical use patent relating to pregabalin.
      • Representing Zentiva in defending a significant pharmaceutical case brought by Novartis concerning its patent application relating to its product Gilenya (including an application for an interim injunction).
      • Acting for Top Optimized Technologies in various jurisdictions for infringement of its portfolio of patents for methods of power control in mobile telephones and mobile network infrastructure.

      TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 3

      Mishcon de Reya LLP provides a ‘seamless end-to-end service’ to clients across the fashion, retail, media and entertainment, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors and covers the full spectrum of trade mark prosecution matters, from searches and filing programmes to registry proceedings, as well as developing international portfolios. The team is noted for its expertise in enforcement mandates and is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to act for US, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and EU firms seeking advice on trade mark matters. Under the ‘fantastic direction’ of Sally Britton, the practice includes litigator David Rose, who is praised as ‘excellent in guiding clients through registrations to contentious litigation’.

      Practice head(s):

      Sally Britton

      Other key lawyers:

      David Rose; Jeremy Hertzog; Peter Nunn; Sarah Brooks; Eloise Harding

      Testimonials

      ‘A very capable team. It is good to have the filing and opposition teams working closely alongside the litigators for a seamless end-to-end service.’

      ‘Under the fantastic direction of Sally Britton, all members of the team are a pleasure to engage with and all deliver high quality work.’

      ‘We always know that we will receive excellent advice and service from Mishcon. Communications are timely, succinct, and comprehensive. They help us achieve practical solutions that get us to our goals.’

      ‘Eloise Harding is very dedicated, clever and insightful.’

      ‘David Rose always has the interests of his clients at heart. He is excellent in guiding clients through registrations to contentious litigation.’

      Key clients

      Global

      Sky

      Iceland Foods

      Nintendo

      Dua Lipa

      Wombles

      Health & Happiness

      SPP Pumps

      CBS Corporation

      Sanofi

      NBC Universal

      Bet365

      Alexander McQueen

      Covent Garden

      MGA Entertainment

      Foxtons

      WeWork

      VetSure

      Fendi

      Modicare

      Pure Milk Vodka

      Apollo Automobile

      Hg Capital

      Lion Capital

      Apax

      CapGen

      Graphite Capital

      Work highlights

      • Acting for Sky in a trade mark dispute with SkyKick in relation to trade mark specifications.
      • Representing Iceland Foods in invalidity proceedings before the EUIPO Grand Board of Appeal.
      • Advising Global on a range of brand protection and enforcement issues in several jurisdictions.

      Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts Tier 4

      Mishcon de Reya LLP’s cross-departmental commercial practice is equally adept at handling business critical contracts and standard operational agreements at a national and cross-border level. The group is also active in advising on emerging trends including sustainability and ESG issues and NFT-related work. Lewis Cohen leads the commercial, technology, data and sports practice, which also fields data protection expert Adam Rose and sports head Simon Leaf.

      Practice head(s):

      Lewis Cohen

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Core strength in software as a service contractual negotiations and privacy.’

      ‘Simon Leaf & Adam Rose – knowledge, flexibility and approachable. Also consistency under pressure on contractual negotiations.’

      ‘We have had a successful partnership with our team at Mishcon de Reya over the years, with Simon Leaf at the head. We rely on the team to solve a variety of legal work, which they accomplish with outstanding results often with very tight deadlines. Their understanding of our business and the environment we operate in is unparalleled, which combined with our long-standing relationship has made it possible for us to rely on the team for virtually any legal challenges we need support with.’

      ‘Simon Leaf and his team has a deep understanding of our business. His relentless focus on the core business problems produces results quickly and within short timeframes.’

      ‘The right balance between commercial reality and protecting us from risk.’

      ‘Prompt, efficient responses, open discussion on where they can add most value.’

      Key clients

      LWPO Limited

      Capital & Counties PLC (Capco)

      Simon Kucher & Partners (SKP)

      Brookfield Asset Management (Brookfield)

      Topland Neptune Limited

      Alfred Franks & Bartlett

      Casamata LLC

      Exosuit

      Skyports

      KERB

      Quinyx AB

      Castore (J Sporting Club Ltd)

      Global Radio Services Limited and Global Media and Entertainment Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised Capital & Counties PLC on two of its most significant commercial agreements; for the facilities management of the commercial and residential properties within Capco’s estate.
      • Advised Topland Neptune Limited on its substantial and complex management agreement which saw Hilton appointed as the manager of Topland’s hotel (the Hilton Brighton Metropole) on a long-term agreement.

      Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax Tier 4

      Mishcon de Reya LLP are particularly active in the real estate sector, providing tax structuring and consultancy advice on the full spectrum of matters in this area. The team also has specialist tax knowledge of niche sectors including betting and cryptocurrency. Jonathan Legg is head of real estate tax, and acts for major clients such as Derwent, Dominvs and Berkeley. John Skoulding leads the corporate tax offering, covering private equity, corporate, and individual tax. Experienced tax partner Gary Richards is a key name.

      Practice head(s):

      John Skoulding; Jonathan Legg

      Other key lawyers:

      Gary Richards; Stephen Elhabbal

      Key clients

      Feelunique Holding Limited

      Gaming Innovation Group PLC

      Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited

      Dominvs Group

      Berkeley Group

      Derwent London

      Watkin Jones Group PLC

      Brookfield

      PGIM Real Estate

      Architecture Invest LP

      Charlie Mullin and Scott Mullins

      Systal Holdings Limited

      Xceptor

      Work highlights

      • Advised the management team of Feelunique on all tax issues relevant to its sale to Sephora.
      • Advised Advanced, the UK’s third largest provider of business software and services, on its acquisition of bksb Limited.
      • Advised Brookfield on its acquisition of £330 million worth of UK retail park assets from Hammerson Plc and the simultaneous financing of the same.

      Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 4

      Mishcon de Reya LLP attracts considerable praise from clients for its  ‘professional, commercial and practical’ representation in cross-border private M&A. The corporate practice is led by Kevin McCarthy, a specialist in mid-market tech deals.  A host of private company founders and owners – particularly in the recruitment services sector – turn to Nick Davis for assistance in corporate transactions, whereas Andrew Rimmington is best known for his expertise in fintech, e-commerce, and the automotive industry. Managing associate James Paterson is recommended for his ‘exceptional’ advice in private equity-driven M&A.

      Practice head(s):

      Kevin McCarthy

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Mishcon are a delightful firm, deeply professional and yet a little self-deprecating. They bring a nice touch to their style and work, they are simply nice people. This makes them great to work with. However, they are very commercial and not a pushover – they apply challenge where required. We have always been able to agree appropriate fee bases and have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with them.’

      ‘The team are all quite excellent. Very professional, commercial, and above all nice people and a joy to work with.’

      ‘High calibre individuals on the deal team who take a very commercial approach to getting a deal done whilst protecting the interests of the buyer.’

      ‘They were thorough in understanding my business and what the end goal was. Always quick to reply and happy to go out of their way to make sure everything was checked and done properly.’

      ‘Jonathan Berman is extremely good.’

      ‘James Paterson, our main port of call, was exceptional.’

      ‘They were great at getting to understand our business and our priorities. Legal advice was spot on, well communicated and practical.’

      ‘Real people with personality who you actually enjoy working with.’

      Key clients

      Victory Park Capital

      Brookfield Asset Management

      Fusion Students

      Architecture Invest LP

      Feelunique Holdings Limited

      Charlie Mullins and Scott Mullins

      Gaming Innovation Group PLC

      Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited

      Advanced Legal Solutions Limited

      DOĞUŞ HOLDING A.Ş. and its wholly owned subsidiary DREAM INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIEF U.A

      Systal Holdings Limited

      The institutional shareholders (led by Albion Ventures) and the management team (led by CEO and Founder Paul Dickson)

      The institutional shareholders (led by ICG, Graphite Capital and Stephens Inc.) and the management team (led by CEO Laurent Othacéhé).

      Elixir Group Holdings Limited

      Work highlights

      • Acted for Victory Park Capital on an investment into Razor Group, split between debt, equity and warrants.
      • Advised Brookfield on its acquisition of seven UK retail parks from Hammerson plc.
      • Advised on the sale of Charlie and Scott Mullins’s plumbing business, Pimlico Plumbers, to Neighborly.

      Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 4

      Businesses ranging from owner-manager operations to household name multi-national entities value Mishcon de Reya LLP's ability to handle complex, cross-border litigation with 'real aplomb'. Leadership duties are split three ways: Kasra Nouroozi heads up the dispute resolution offering, Richard Leedham oversees the commercial litigation group, and Janet Tobin helms private commercial litigation. Shaistah Akhtar is the team's sanctions expert, while Nicola Bridge stands out for her in-depth telecoms and gaming knowledge.

      Practice head(s):

      Kasra Nouroozi; Richard Leedham; Janet Tobin

      Other key lawyers:

      Mark Davis; Nicola Bridge; Shaistah Akhtar; Andrew Short; Tom Roberts

      Testimonials

      ‘Mishcon de Reya have perfected the most difficult skill in this field, to manage massively complex, multi-jurisdictional, high value litigation without losing sight of the ultimate objective and while keeping the client fully engaged. With huge teams and many barristers also involved, maintaining that focus is critical. They manage to achieve this with real aplomb.’

      ‘Mark Davis – huge stamina, clear-eyed about the strengths/weaknesses in a case. Strong advocate for his point of view but refreshingly open to being persuaded by different strategies.’

      ‘The standout partner is Shaistah Akhtar. She fights ferociously for her client’s interests and achieves outstanding outcomes for them as a result. If a client wants a partner who will fight their corner robustly, it should be her. Her tenacity combines with a razor-sharp intellect to produce one of the best commercial litigation partners in London.’

      ‘Andrew Short is one to watch. He has an excellent, level-headed approach to big strategic calls and operates beyond his years in managing long-running, complex litigation.’

      ‘The Commercial Litigation team at Mishcon de Reya are fantastic. They are on top of everything and have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which makes them a top class team to work with. I have learnt a great deal from them and I find them all an absolute pleasure to work with.’

      ‘Mark Davis is formidable – he is extremely intelligent and pays real attention to detail. He is always thinking and challenges anything he is not sure about. He is also very commercially minded and is always focused on delivering the best result for his clients.’

      ‘Unique skills, expertise and experience, and an ability to work as a team with the client and stakeholders during challenging situations. The team has shown great strategy, flexibility and commerciality.’

      ‘The practice is a good size for tackling almost any size and type of case. There is enough resource to run large-scale litigation, but also an intense focus on the individual client’s needs and objectives.’

      Key clients

      Federal Republic of Nigeria

      Telefonica UK Limited

      113 individuals in claims against Ingenious

      Geoff Rowley and Paul Allen in their capacities as Joint Liquidators for Patisserie Holdings Plc (“PH Plc”) and others (the “Joint Liquidators”)

      Bonnier Books UK Group Holdings Limited and Others

      Ocado Group PLC

      Evatt Tamine and Cabarita (PTC) Limited

      Watchstone Group PLC

      Sparkx Limited

      Work highlights

      • Acting for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in applications which have been brought in the English Commercial Court under sections 67 and 68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996, seeking to set aside a very substantial arbitral award won by a British Virgin Islands company arising from a failed gas deal.
      • Acting for Telefonica in proceedings brought by Phones 4U, alleging conspiracy between EE, Vodafone, Telefonica and their parent companies.
      • Acting for a group of individuals who invested in various film investment schemes designed and promoted by the Ingenious group of companies, who are now alleging that Ingenious misrepresented how the schemes would operate and, in particular, the tax relief that would be available.

      Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

      Displaying ‘wide-ranging talents and skills’, Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s international arbitration practice is led by ‘arbitration guruLouis Flannery KC, with the group also featuring international arbitration partner Zachary Segal, who is a key contact for proceedings involving emerging markets; and managing associate Heidrun Walsh, who is a ‘wonderful lawyer‘. The group is highly active in matters with an international element and leverages the firm’s global network to act in disputes in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Alexander Slade is also a noteworthy name and is experienced in the energy and construction sectors; he joined the team from Vinson & Elkins RLLP in early 2022.

      Practice head(s):

      Louis Flannery KC

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Wide-ranging talents and skills.’

      ‘Louis Flannery KC was a wonderful addition to their team.’

      ‘The team is lead by arbitration guru, Louis Flannery KC, who is the writer of the go-to book on the English Arbitration Act and a real force in the field.’

      ‘Louis Flannery KC is a mastermind with great tactical understanding and out-of- the-box strategic thinking – a real star!’

      ‘Louis Flannery KC is supported by several very strong arbitration lawyers with exceptional in-depth experience, especially in international commercial arbitration.’

      ‘Managing associate Heidrun Walsh is appreciated for her responsiveness, amazing grasp of detail, and efficient, top-notch case management. A wonderful lawyer who is a true pleasure to work with.

      ‘Heidrun Walsh is an inspiration for her work in support of the Greener Arbitrations Pledge!’

      Key clients

      BSG Resources Limited/Beny Steinmetz

      Federal Republic of Nigeria

      Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

      Hiscox Action Group

      Diag Human

      The Union of India

      Work highlights

      • Advising the Government of Nigeria on seeking the set aside of an award worth $10bn, on the basis that the award was procured by fraud.
      • Represented the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as an intervener in the Supreme Court case of Halliburton v Chubb.
      • Represented BSG Resources Limited as defendant in a multi-billion-dollar LCIA dispute with its former joint venture partner and as claimant in parallel ICSID arbitration against a West African state.

      Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure Tier 4

      The key figures in Mishcon de Reya LLP's hotels group are Lewis Cohen, a franchising specialist who heads up the commercial, technology, data and sport division within the firm's innovation department, and corporate partner Andrew Rimmington, whose specialism is M&A and private equity transactions in the hotel sector. The firm has a strong track record of work on major hotel deals, advising on leases, management arrangements, mergers, joint ventures and complex finance matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Lewis Cohen; Andrew Rimmington

      Work highlights

      • Advised Topland Neptune Limited on its substantial and complex arrangement with Hilton, for which Hilton’s existing lease was surrendered and its business and assets assigned to Topland and Hilton was appointed as the hotel manager of Topland’s hotel (the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the landmark Brighton seafront hotel).
      • Advised Casamata LLC, the owner of multiple restaurants in New York and Mexico, on its negotiations for a longterm restaurant management, licence and consultancy agreement in respect of the new €200m Edition Hotel, Madrid.
      • Advised London Wall Lending and Précis Capital Partners in relation to a £82m debt funding to Gulf Islamic Investments to develop 2 Lucan Place, Chelsea, into a seven-storey residence of up to 31 residential units under the Marriott luxury Autograph brand.

      Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare Tier 4

      At Mishcon de Reya LLP, the life sciences team recently expanded its patent litigation expertise with the recruitment of Campbell Forsyth, who has ‘a careful and intelligent approach to patent litigation’. Beyond patent work, the practice is active across the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, agrochemical and veterinary medicine fields with particular expertise in clinical trial work and commercial matters. Martyn Hann heads up the group and regularly handles development agreements.

      Practice head(s):

      Martyn Hann

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Mishcon de Reya has recently recruited Campbell Forsyth to bolster their patent experience. Campbell is an experienced practitioner will a careful and intelligent approach to patent litigation. He is particularly adept at reading what the client wants, even if they don’t know it themselves yet, and identifying the best ways to deliver it.’

      ‘A diverse and very professional team, with a breadth of experience across the IP field.’

      ‘Campbell Forsyth is widely regarded for his experience in international patent litigation in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical fields. Very bright and on top of all the details, he pushes matters forwards in a strategic and highly commercial manner.’

      ‘Great team with a great diversity, excellent collaboration and responsiveness. it is a pleasure working with them. They also have an innovative way of working which guarantees to get value for money.’

      ‘My primary contact throughout the years has been Martyn Hann. I can describe my experience working with Martyn only in superlative terms. Martyn has shown great competencies on many different topics and in many different aspects, pragmatic spirit and a great solution oriented attitude.’

      Key clients

      Dr Reddy Laboratories

      Lupin Limited

      Zentiva

      Perrigo Group

      O’Brien Group

      Oncobayes Limited

      United Bioscience Corp (UBC)

      UPL Europe Limited

      Work highlights

      • Representing DRL in a significant damages inquiry against Warner-Lambert in relation to its second medical use patent relating to pregabalin.
      • Representing Zentiva in defending a significant pharmaceutical case brought by Novartis concerning its patent application relating to its product Gilenya.
      • Advising UBC (United Bioscience Corp) on its CRO activity in the management of clinical trials for a number of Pharma companies.

      Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights Tier 4

      Under the leadership of managing associate Katy Colton, the politics and law group at Mishcon de Reya LLP regularly collaborates with departments across the firm, to offer cross-disciplinary expertise in the domain of civil liberties and human rights. Focused practitioners handle cases ranging from judicial reviews for vulnerable members of society, to mandates with a nexus to employment, data protection and environmental law. The team also demonstrates notable strength in the immigration field, particularly when defending politically motivated persecutions; Kamal Rahman is the name to note for such work.

      Practice head(s):

      Katy Colton

      Other key lawyers:

      James Libson; Maria Patsalos; Harry Eccles-Williams; Kamal Rahman; Shulamit Aberbach

      Testimonials

      ‘Katy Colton is a high-flying managing associate. She is an excellent lawyer but also supremely enjoyable to work with. She also has the business and political awareness that few lawyers of her seniority have.’

      ‘Many seasoned human rights lawyers who are exceptionally creative.’

      ‘They think creatively about human rights cases and are able to work on highly strategic litigation with great effect.’

      ‘In my personal experience, MDR has one of the finest teams in this area of practice and has been providing excellent service in this area.’

      ‘I have had an excellent experience working with them and their teams are very well entrenched into the global developments and are fully aware of what is happening all over the world.’

      ‘Kamal Rahman is a market leader in this area of practice and I have seen that for myself as I witnessed 100% dedication in the subject and the passion for the cause. Not only professionally, but Kamal also has a personal compassion towards human rights and that is what makes her the best in the industry.’

      ‘Shulamit Aberbach was outstanding in her work to support our case. She expertly kept track of a lengthy and complicated case and provided innovative solutions which significantly aided our work. She outstandingly communicated complex legal solutions which enabled the client to remain at the centre of the decision-making process.’

      Key clients

      Members of the Rohingya community

      Ukraine Justice Alliance

      Afghan judges

      Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (‘PRCBC’)

      Jenny, The Accidental American

      Stella Creasy MP

      Black Justice Project

      The Lifescape Project

      One Young World and the Democracy and Culture Foundation

      Climate Migration Project

      Janus Friis

      Wangzou Meng

      Work highlights

      • Representing members of the Rohingya community in an action to hold Facebook to account for its role in facilitating human rights abuses in Myanmar.
      • Advising members of the Afghan judiciary and legal profession on matters surrounding their attemtps to expedite the urgent issue of their visa applications to escape severe threats to their life and property by the Taliban.
      • Partnered with One Young World and the Democracy and Culture Foundation to devise and lead the Global Youth Climate Inquiry, which was the first legally-based approach to use an inquiry to seek, test and present evidence from global youth leaders on climate injustice and the threats to the rights of education and freedom of expression posed by climate change.

      Real estate > Property finance Tier 4

      Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s real estate finance team is led by Nick Strutt, who advises banks, financial institutions, funds, developers and investors on development, investment and structured financing matters. Strutt is also praised by clients for his ‘exceptional knowledge and experience'. The team supports both lenders and borrowers equally on a range of transactions, and is home to Raji Bartlett and the ‘very knowledgable’ Francisca Sepúlveda, who are strong in the syndicated finance space. Sarah Spurling is also a key team member and acts on enforcements and restructurings.

      Practice head(s):

      Testimonials

      ‘The people have good experience and in-depth understanding of what the client requires.’

      ‘The team are highly regarded within the property finance sector in London and the UK. Their attention to detail is excellent and they understand the need to balance legal protection with being commercial.’

      ‘Very strong and when there is team rotation they are replaced efficiently with other very strong team members.’

      ‘The individuals working within the team are some of the best lawyers in London.’

      ‘Mishcon has all bases covered and delivers that complete service that lets you sleep at night knowing you are in the most capable hands.’

      ‘Their experience and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a deal can get done is impressive. The Mishcons team are also very commercial.’

      ‘Sarah Spurling is very knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic.’

      ‘Nick Strutt possesses exceptional knowledge and experience, but has the gift of making it all seem simple. Nothing is too challenging and his team have that ability to get deals over the line.’

      Key clients

      A.S.K. Partners Agent Limited

      Catalina Reinsurance

      Brookfield

      Bank of London and the Middle East Plc

      Splenteno Limited

      PGIM

      Metritamo Limited

      Vebral Limited

      Arindel Properties Limited

      Equites International Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised Splenteno Limited in relation to a £16m financing of a residential development, P&H House in Hove, Brighton.
      • Acted for a longstanding client on a £22m mezzanine bridge loan in respect of a student development in Lewisham.
      • Advised multiple clients to transition their loan facilities from LIBOR to SONIA.

      TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 4

      Jeremy Hertzog and Adam Rose jointly lead the technology group at Mishcon de Reya LLP which sits within the newly formed innovation group. Hertzog is skilled in enforcing IT rights in contract disputes, and Rose acts for suppliers and licensees of technology on licensing, franchising, and distribution matters. The team acts for both major and newly emerging technology companies on IT transactions, blockchain platform developments and NFTs. Anne Rose and Simon Leaf are also notable, and Ashley Winton joined the team from McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP in April 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘High quality, well informed, personable, and extremely capable: quick to absorb complex briefs and highly responsive to client needs. Value added at every turn.’

      ‘Good understanding of the market and our requirements.’

      ‘High calibre individuals on the deal team who take a very commercial approach to getting a deal done whilst protecting the interests of the buyer.’

      ‘Adam Rose is excellent in taking requirements and helping clients.’

      ‘Simon Leaf is highly knowledgeable of both the customer’s side and the provider’s side of the negotiations. He has significant knowledge of the enterprise SaaS industry.’

      ‘Anne Rose is truly focused on the client being successful. She has very strong level of service.’

      Key clients

      Climate Solutions Exchange Limited

      Top Optimized Technologies S.L.

      TOT Power Control S.L.

      Eterlast

      Skyports

      mParticle, Inc

      Xceptor

      Splash Tech

      Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited

      Advanced Health and Care Limited

      Comcast

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

      Work highlights

      • Advised Climate Solutions Exchange Limited on the design, development, and launch of the CSX platform.
      • Advised Quinyx on a number of significant deals including a co-operation agreement with a data visualisation platform provider; a SaaS agreement opposite a postal services provider operating in the Nordics; customer agreements for the provision of services; a co-operation agreement with an enterprise asset management tool; and drafting end-user licence agreements and Quinyx’s standard terms and conditions for the provision of solutions and services.
      • Assisted Skyports by drafting and negotiating a joint venture agreement for the development of a drone service for delivery of medicines in Colombia with a family office co-investor.

      TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport Tier 4

      Mishcon de Reya LLP acts for an array of clients in relation to sporting disputes, regulatory issues and technology matters. Practice head Simon Leaf is recognised for handling broadcasting issues, image rights agreements, sponsorship arrangements, international transfers and other commercial contracts. Peter Nunn leads the sports disputes element of the practice, advising sports clubs, regulatory bodies, athletes and intermediaries on all forms of dispute resolution. Managing associate Tom Murray focuses on regulatory issues, including financial fair play and third-party ownership, sponsorship, image rights and disputes.

      Practice head(s):

      Simon Leaf

      Other key lawyers:

      Peter Nunn; Tom Murray

      Testimonials

      ‘The sport team’s vast experience mean they know exactly how to deal with all of my queries and ensure that I am part of and understand each aspect of each matter.’

      ‘Simon Leaf  is deeply knowledgeable, incredibly patient and is able to cuts through issues to produce excellent results.’

      ‘Tom Murray produces outstanding work and is knowledgable beyond his years.’

      ‘Simon Leaf and Tom Murray are excellent sports lawyers with an enthusiasm and knowledge fo the sector that serves their clients very well.’

      ‘Dynamic, intelligent team of great professionals. Fun to work with and with their finger on the sporting pulse.’

      ‘Peter Nunn is exceptional.’

      ‘Simon Leaf knows sport rule books like the back of his hand and is able to explain changes to rules and regulations.’

      ‘Tom Murray is one of the most prominent, and best, associates in sport.’

      Key clients

      Socios.com/Chilliz

      Bytedance UK Limited t/a TikTok

      Eterlast

      Multiple Formula 1 Drivers

      Multiple Premier League and EFL Championship football players

      8by8 Video Limited

      Splash Tech

      Women in Football

      Jason Cunningham (Professional Boxer)

      Exosuit

      Work highlights

      • Advised Socios.com, the leading provider of fan tokens, on a range of its most important and high-profile commercial, regulatory and employment-related matters.
      • Advised TikTok on a number of high-profile sports-related matters – including arising out of its recent sponsorship of Euro 2020 and 6 Nations.
      • Advised several fast growing sports technology businesses – including Splash Technology and Eterlast – on a range of IP, Corporate and Regulatory matters.

      Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) Tier 5

      Mishcon de Reya LLP is best-known for its work advising management teams on transactions involving private equity, including exits to PE houses, PE-backed management buyouts and secondary buyouts. The practice also frequently acts for management teams and institutional investors on sales. Nadim Meer leads the team and is ‘calm and knowledgeable’, with Andrew Rimmington also active in this space.

      Practice head(s):

      Nadim Meer

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Rimmington; Kevin McCarthy; Allison Keyse; Alex Green; Joana Santos

      Testimonials

      ‘Good understanding of the market and our requirements’

      ‘High calibre individuals on the deal team who take a very commercial approach to getting a deal done whilst protecting the interests of the buyer’

      ‘A great team who are always responsive, pragmatic and perceptive of how to achieve a great end result.’

      ‘Allison Keyse is an extremely effective and no-nonsense private equity lawyer, cutting straight to the key points with a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.’

      ‘Really attentive team, always on top of things’

      ‘Nadim – best lawyer I have ever dealt with. Calm and knowledgeable. Always know you are in very good hands with Nadim. Alex Green – very strong. Really took control of the indemnities. Joana Santos – determined, thoughtful, great at gently chasing clients.’

      Key clients

      Triyoga

      Innovation Broking

      Charlie Mullins and Scott Mullins

      Trimountain Partners LLP

      Xceptor

      Cognito iQ

      Sohonet

      Duco Technology Limited

      Feelunique Holding Limited

      Advanced Health and Care Limited

      Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised Charlie Mullins and his son Scott on the sale of Pimlico Plumbers to Neighborly Inc., itself recently acquired by private equity firm, KKR.
      • Advised the management team of Xceptor on the secondary buy-out by private equity firm Astorg, from CBPE Capital LLP.
      • Advised the management team of Duco on a majority growth investment by Nordic Capital.

      Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 5

      Mishcon de Reya LLP offers ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and regularly acts on cross-jurisdictional banking and corporate finance litigation as well as disputes pertaining to private equity. The team has a particular focus on advising claimants and defendants in matters involving claims of fraud, with group head Derval Walsh representing banks, corporates, high net worth individuals and investment funds in this area. The firm made a round of partner promotions in this department in November 2021, with the ‘outstanding’ Edwin Chik, the ‘superb’ Samantha Kakati and Henry Farris, who leads on PE disputes, all promoted.

      Practice head(s):

      Derval Walsh

      Testimonials

      ‘Great team across the board, with excellent industry knowledge.’

      ‘Samantha Kakati is definitely one to watch – she is superb.’

      ‘Very capable lawyers, responsive to client needs and concerns, easily available and dependable legal advice.’

      ‘Edwin Chik leads the team and is an outstanding lawyer.’

      ‘Samantha Kakati is irreplaceable. She always knows what you’re thinking before you do…a brilliant problem solver.’

      Key clients

      The ECU Group plc

      Crane Bank Limited , Dr Sudhir Ruparelia & other shareholders of Crane Bank Limited

      Yapi Kredi

      Bankasi SA

      Maze Sàrl

      Cevdet Caner and Aggregate Holdings SA

      Mr Christian Hore and Little Wings Investments Limited

      Borro Group and Victory Park Management LLC

      Solad Mohammed and Others (Trustees of Abbey Mills Mosque)

      Prime Capital (Bermuda) Limited

      OBEX Securities LLC

      RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

      Work highlights

      • Advising ECU in High Court proceedings against three HSBC entities for unlawful foreign exchange (“FX”) trading practices, specifically front running, the wrongful addition of mark-ups to the rates on completed FX orders and the misuse of confidential client information.
      • Advising Crane Bank and its founder and chairman, business magnate Dr Sudhir Ruparelia and certain other shareholders in their Ugandan law claims in the English High Court for conspiracy, dishonest assistance, corruption and knowing receipt against DFCU Bank, its officers and certain majority shareholders, in respect of the forced resolution of Crane Bank by Bank of Uganda and the transfer of its assets to DFCU.
      • Advising Victory Park Management LLC, as private equity investor and 100% owner, in bringing claims on behalf of companies in the Borro Group against the Group’s former chief executive and director, Paul Aitken. The claims relate to breaches of Mr Aitken’s statutory, contractual and tortious duties.

      Real estate > Construction: contentious Tier 5

      Mishcon de Reya LLP advises on an array of contentious matters, including procurement disputes, defect claims relating to fire-safety and cladding issues, and build-to-rent scheme projects. It is also well-regarded in relation to acting for private clients. Richard Gerstein leads the team, with expertise in construction safety matters and in professional negligence claims.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Gerstein

      Other key lawyers:

      Alex Barker

      Testimonials

      ‘Mishcons have a deserved strong reputation in construction work with excellent clients. They are fearless in fighting for their clients and have the expertise to back it up.’

      ‘Richard Gerstein is an excellent, well-regarded, construction lawyer. He takes no nonsense and really knows his stuff.’

      ‘The team are highly professional and extremely competent. They were supportive and fully engaged throughout.’

      ‘The team utilised specialist data systems for handling large amounts correspondence and documents in respect of the case which made the management of information a lot more efficient.’

      ‘Richard Gerstein was extremely engaged with the case. His knowledge and ability to process information in order to provide excellent guidance was outstanding.’

      ‘Alex Pattihis is extremely hardworking, patient and experienced.’

      Key clients

      The Residents of the Morea Mews Development

      Mr Daniel Cheifetz

      William Carter Limited

      Alternative Income Limited

      Work highlights

        TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 5

        Mishcon de Reya LLP is home to a strong advertising-focused practice, handling matters pertaining to sponsorship, endorsements, and general advertising and marketing matters. Recently, practice head Lewis Cohen has been highly active in NFT arrangements alongside his advising relating to influencers, licensing, and collaboration. Sports head Simon Leaf comes particularly recommended for his work pertaining to broadcasters and the Advertising Standards Authority, especially on the regulatory side.

        Practice head(s):

        Lewis Cohen

        Other key lawyers:

        Key clients

        TikTok

        MCQ Alexander McQueen

        Casamata LLC

        Cosmetips Limited

        Videoslots Ltd

        UK Tote Group Limited

        Alfred Franks & Bartlett

        Eterlast

        Splash Tech

        Ionoco

        Global Radio Services Limited and Global Media and Entertainment Limited

        Sky

        CBS

        NBC Universal

        Dua Lipa

        Work highlights

        • Acting for Global Radio Services Limited and Global Media and Entertainment Limited on a range of media and entertainment related matters, providing commercial and IP law-related advice.
        • Advised Splash Tech on a range of commercial, IP, and data law-related matters – including custom templates and individually negotiating agreements with some of its biggest international clients.
        • Advised Alfred Franks & Bartlett on its long-term licence agreement for the MY LITTLE COCO brand.

        Corporate and commercial > EU and competition Tier 7

        Proficient in a range of cross-jurisdictional merger control filings and CMA-driven investigations, Mishcon de Reya LLP is noted for its capabilities in the online and fast-growth tech sectors. The practice is headed up by contentious specialist Sarah Houghton , while the prolific transactional partner  Neil Baylis is a highly experienced adviser to a range of financial services institutes, gaming companies, and trade associations, to name a few.  Managing associate Gwen Ballin-Reeler’s recent instructions encompasses tech, retail, and agriculture.

        Practice head(s):

        Sarah Houghton

        Other key lawyers:

        Key clients

        Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

        Ladbrokes Limited

        International Lithium Association

        EuroChem Group AG

        Avia Partners

        Community Eyecare Group

        European Subsea Cables Association

        Fastned

        Highway Care

        Global Radio

        Iceland

        Radiocentre

        George Pragnell

        Zircon Industry Association

        Employment > Health and safety

        Transport > Travel

        Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

        Andrew Goldstone, Alexander Rhodes and James Libson lead the offering at Mishcon de Reya LLP that is particularly well-placed to advise individuals on charitable vehicles and governance structures as part of their estate and succession planning objectives.

        Singapore > International arbitration Tier 1

        Mishcon de Reya's dispute resolution team is a practice to watch, particularly for energy and telecoms sector disputes. Practice head Gavin Margetson, who joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in August 2020, is a key name to note.

        Mishcon de Reya LLP is a law firm with offices in London and Singapore. Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937, it now employs more than 900 people, with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

        We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

        The firm: Mishcon de Reya prides itself not only on the diverse range of legal services that it offers as a practice, but also on the diverse range of people who provide those services. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and in its active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list, in which Mishcon featured consecutively for thirteen years.

        Types of work undertaken: Mishcon de Reya has acted in some of the most high-profile and ground-breaking cases in the industry. Some of our recent experience includes:

        The corporate department advised the principal sellers of Calastone, the world’s largest funds network, on the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group.

        The competition group represented Sainsbury’s supermarkets in relation to its damages claim against MasterCard in the Supreme Court in relation to the overpayment of multilateral interchange fees.

        The litigation department acts in an all-female team for the first and main defendant in one of The Lawyer‘s top 20 cases for 2020 and one of the largest disputes ever before the Commercial Court. The Public Institution for Social Security in Kuwait is pursuing 38 Defendants (including its former Director General, Mishcon client Fahad Al Rajaan) for $836m for alleged secret commissions spanning several decades. The case raises important issues of jurisdiction and Swiss banking secrecy law.

        Mishcon Private acted for Jenny, The Accidental American (Mandatory Disclosure Regime case). Claims and complaints have been filed in several countries (UK, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg), as well as against financial institutions in connection with systems of automatic exchange of information from the EU to the US (‘FATCA’) and between non-US countries amongst themselves (‘CRS’) as well as in connection with new public registers of beneficial ownership which are in the process of being introduced throughout the EU (the UK also has its own public register).

        The employment department continues to represent Pimlico Plumbers at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, following the Supreme Court’s decision on the issue of worker status and remains one of the highest authorities on this issue. The department also advised Hyperion Insurance Group on one of the most significant team move claims of the year and the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to the referral of the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on issues of antisemitism. On the Senior Executives side, the department acted for a number of business founders, CEOs and Board Directors on market sensitive appointments, exits, high profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance, including advising Nawaf Hasan, the former Middle East and North Africa Director at Arthur J Gallagher on a high profile team move dispute and Professor Marjan Jahangiri on a successful application for injunctive relief in the High Court.

        The family department acted for a Kuwaiti business woman and a member of a wealthy Middle Eastern family in relation to a complex divorce, financial remedy and Children Act proceedings. The fundamental dispute was regarding the inherited nature of our clients’ wealth and her assets primarily held in the Middle East and offshore.

        The real estate department continues to act for Delancey, APG, Qatari Diar and Oxford Properties on their ongoing programme of development for East Village, the former Olympic Village in Stratford, East London, on all property and asset management, the construction and financing of new development plots, retail lettings and planning matters.

        The intellectual property department acted for Sky in a dispute that has been described by many as the most important case since the inception of the EU trade mark regime, Sky v SkyKick, including proceedings before the CJEU.

        DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
        Private. Managing Partner James Libson
        Corporate. Executive Chairperson Kevin Gold
        Private. Deputy Chairperson Anthony Julius
        Alternative Residential Daniel Lipman
        Art Karen Sanig
        Betting and Gaming Susan Breen
        Business Crime Jo Rickards
        Charities, not for profit and philanthropy Andrew Goldstone
        Commercial contracts, International franchising and brand extension Lewis Cohen
        Commercial Litigation Richard Leedham
        Competition Sarah Houghton
        Construction, Non Contentious Simon Hunter
        Contentious regulatory and enforcement Adam Epstein
        Corporate. Chair of Corporate Kevin McCarthy
        Corporate finance and M&A taxation John Skoulding
        Corporate Real Estate Dean Poster
        Data theft Robert Wynn Jones
        Digital Security Joe Hancock
        Dispute Resolution. Chair of Dispute Resolution Kasra Nouroozi
        Employment. Chair of Employment Daniel Naftalin
        Employment tax, remuneration and incentives Stephen Diosi
        Family. Head of Family Barbara Reeves
        Fashion & Retail Sally Britton
        Finance & Banking Disputes Derval Walsh
        Financial defence Michael Armstrong
        Firm's General Counsel (Operations) Rowena Herdman-Smith
        Flotations and corporate finance Ross Bryson
        Fraud defence Kathryn Garbett
        Funds Daniel Greenaway
        Immigration Kamal Rahman
        Information technology Adam Rose
        Insolvency and recoveries Danny Davis
        Intellectual Property. Chair of Intellectual Property Jeremy Hertzog
        International arbitration Karel Daele
        Planning and environment Anita Rivera
        Private Equity Nadim Meer
        Private. Chair of Mishcon Private Nick Davis
        Professional negligence, Contentious Construction Richard Gerstein
        Property Litigation Daniel Levy
        PropTech Nicholas Kirby
        Real Estate. Chair of Real Estate Stephen Hughes
        Real Estate Development Nick Minkoff
        Real Estate Finance Nick Strutt
        Real Estate Taxation Jonathan Legg
        Reputation management Emma Woollcott
        Residential Property James Liffen
        Rights of Light Chhavie Kapoor
        Russia Hugo Plowman
        Singapore Managing Partner and Head of Asia Tahirah Ara
        Sports Simon Leaf
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        Nick Doffman photo Nick DoffmanNick is a Real Estate Partner with more than 30 years’ experience…
        Margarita Elia photo Margarita EliaMargarita is a Consultant in the Firm’s Employment Department. She advises employers and…
        Liz Ellen photo Liz EllenLiz is a Partner and Head of the Sports Group. Her practice…
        Kevin Ellmore photo Kevin EllmoreKevin heads the Court Service Department which provides civil procedural support and…
        Ned El‑Imad photo Ned El‑ImadNed is a legal advisor to a wide range of clients including…
        Claudia Emerson photo Claudia EmersonClaudia is a Legal Director in the Real Estate department, specialising in…
        John England photo John EnglandJohn is a Partner in the Real Estate department who has considerable…
        Adam Epstein photo Adam EpsteinAdam is a Partner in the Finance & Banking Group. He leads…
        Daniel Farrand photo Daniel FarrandDaniel is a Legal Director in the Planning and Environment Group. He…
        Antonia Felix photo Antonia FelixAntonia Felix is a Partner in the Family department. She specialises in all…
        Oliver Felton photo Oliver FeltonOli is a Legal Director in the Dispute Resolution department. He specialises…
        Philip Freedman photo Philip FreedmanPhilip is a Consultant in the Real Estate department and is a…
        Susan Freeman photo Susan FreemanSusan is a Partner in the Real Estate department. An experienced real…
        Dario Garcia photo Dario GarciaDario is a Consultant in the Tax Disputes & Investigations team. He is a…
        Miles Geffin photo Miles GeffinMiles is a private client lawyer who has specialised in contentious and…
        Richard Gerstein photo Richard GersteinRichard is a Partner in the Real Estate department and heads the…
        Kevin Gold photo Kevin GoldKevin is Mishcon de Reya’s Executive Chairperson. He specialises in corporate finance,…
        Andrew Goldstone photo Andrew GoldstoneAndrew is a Partner in Mishcon Private and heads up the Tax…
        Amanda Gray photo Amanda GrayAmanda Gray is a Partner in Mishcon Private, specialising in Art Law…
        Daniel Greenaway photo Daniel GreenawayDaniel is a Partner in the Corporate department and leads the Funds…
        Martyn Hann photo Martyn HannMartyn is a Partner in the Intellectual Property group. He is a…
        Patrick Harney photo Patrick HarneyPatrick is a Partner in Mishcon Private. A market leading international private…
        Simon Hart photo Simon HartSimon is a Partner in the Real Estate department, with particular expertise…
        Robert Hartley photo Robert HartleyRobert is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department and specialises in…
        Rowena Herdman-Smith photo Rowena Herdman-SmithRowena is a Partner in the Corporate Department. She is an expert…
        Jeremy Hertzog photo Jeremy HertzogJeremy is the Chair of Mishcon de Reya’s Intellectual Property Department. He is…
        Kate Higgins photo Kate HigginsKate is Head Professional Support Lawyer leading a team of lawyers focussed…
        Robert Hines photo Robert HinesRobert is a Managing Associate in the Family team.  He specialises in…
        Kathryn Hodgson photo Kathryn HodgsonKathryn is a Legal Director in the Real Estate department, specialising in…
        Sarah Houghton photo Sarah HoughtonSarah is a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution department, specialising in…
        Stephen Hughes photo Stephen HughesStephen is Chair of the Real Estate department with over 20 years’…
        Edward Hughes-Power photo Edward Hughes-PowerEd is a Partner in the Commercial Real Estate department, with specialist…
        Simon Hunter photo Simon HunterSimon is a Partner and heads the non-contentious construction team in our…
        Anthony Julius photo Anthony JuliusAnthony is a highly regarded lawyer. He has held several central roles…
        Chhavie Kapoor photo Chhavie KapoorChhavie is a Partner in the Real Estate department specialising in real…
        Kirpal Kaur photo Kirpal KaurKirpal Kaur is a Partner in our Commercial Real Estate department with…
        Sarah Keeble photo Sarah KeebleSarah is a Partner in our Employment department and has more than…
        Mark Keenan photo Mark KeenanMark is a Partner in Mishcon Private, specialising in complex inter-family domestic…
        Johnny Kelly photo Johnny KellyJohnny is a Legal Director in the Real Estate department with many…
        Allison Keyse photo Allison KeyseAllison is a Partner in the Private Equity group.  She focuses on…
        Susannah Kintish photo Susannah KintishSusannah is a Partner in the Firm’s Employment Department. She acts for…
        Nicholas Kirby photo Nicholas KirbyNick is a Partner in the Real Estate department. He specialises in…
        Rebecca Lachno photo Rebecca LachnoRebecca is a Managing Associate in the Family department. She is a…
        Joanna Lampert photo Joanna LampertJoanna is a Partner in the firm’s Property Litigation group, within the…
        Richard Leedham photo Richard LeedhamRichard is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department, who advises on…
        Jonathan Legg photo Jonathan LeggJonathan is a Partner in the Real Estate department and has experience…
        David Leibowitz photo David LeibowitzDavid is a Partner in Dispute Resolution department. He is an insolvency…
        Beth Leng photo Beth LengBeth is a Consultant in the Employment Department specialising in employment litigation (Tribunal…
        Melissa Lesson photo Melissa LessonMelissa is a barrister and Partner in the Family department and heads…
        Mark Levine photo Mark LevineMark is a Partner in the Employment department and a commercial employment…
        Daniel Levy photo Daniel LevyDaniel is a Partner and Head of the Property Litigation team. One…
        James Libson photo James LibsonJames is the Managing Partner of Mishcon de Reya. He is a litigator who…
        James Liffen photo James LiffenJames is a Partner and Head of Mishcon de Reya’s Residential Property team…
        Ian Lipman photo Ian LipmanIan has worked in commercial property for more than 30 years. Today…
        Daniel Lipman photo Daniel LipmanDaniel is a Partner in the Real Estate department with over 20…
        Emma Macintyre photo Emma MacintyreEmma is a Partner in the Real Estate department, specialising in property…
        Kevin McCarthy photo Kevin McCarthyKevin is a Partner and Chair of the Corporate department. With over…
        Stuart McMaster photo Stuart McMasterStuart is a Partner in the Betting & Gaming Group in the…
        Jessica Medus photo Jessica MedusJessica is a Partner in the firm’s Private department, specialising in complex…
        Nadim Meer photo Nadim MeerNadim is a Partner in the Corporate department and is Head of…
        Kassim Meghjee photo Kassim MeghjeeKassim is a Partner in Mishcon Private. He advises UK and international…
        Ramona Mehta photo Ramona MehtaRamona is a Consultant in Mishcon Private. Ramona acts for high net…
        Gary Miller photo Gary MillerGary is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department. He is an…
        Jennifer Millins photo Jennifer MillinsJennifer is a Partner in the Employment department, specialising in complex discrimination…
        Nick Minkoff photo Nick MinkoffNick is a Partner in the Real Estate department, with over 20…
        Gareth Minty photo Gareth MintyGareth Minty is a Partner in the White Collar Crime & Investigations…
        Rob Murray photo Rob MurrayRob is a highly experienced Partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution department,…
        Daniel Naftalin photo Daniel NaftalinDaniel is a Partner and Chair of the Employment department, sitting on the…
        Larry Nathan photo Larry NathanLarry is a Partner in the Corporate department.  He is a corporate…
        Nick Nocton photo Nick NoctonNick is a Partner in the Innovation Department and Head of the…
        Filippo Noseda photo Filippo NosedaFilippo is a Partner in Mishcon Private and a Visiting Professor at…
        Michael Nouril photo Michael NourilMichael is a Partner in the Corporate department. An international private equity…
        Kasra Nouroozi photo Kasra NourooziKas is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution department, sitting…
        Peter Nunn photo Peter NunnPeter is a Legal Director in the Intellectual Property Group, specialising in…
        Nina O'Sullivan photo Nina O'SullivanNina O’Sullivan is a Legal Director, Professional Support Lawyer in the Intellectual…
        Maria Patsalos photo Maria PatsalosMaria is a Partner in Mishcon Private advising individual and corporate clients…
        Ian Paul photo Ian PaulIan is a Partner in the Real Estate department. His experience and…
        Rhymal Persad photo Rhymal PersadRhymal is a Partner in the  Dispute Resolution department and specialises in…
        Victoria Pigott photo Victoria PigottVictoria is a Partner in Mishcon Private, a commercial litigator acting for…
        Emilia Piskorz photo Emilia PiskorzEmilia is a Managing Associate in the Private Wealth Disputes Team with…
        Hugo Plowman photo Hugo PlowmanAfter training and qualifying at Mishcon de Reya, Hugo became one of…
        Dean Poster photo Dean PosterDean is a Partner in the Corporate department. His practice focuses on…
        Genevieve Quierin photo Genevieve QuierinGenevieve is a Partner in the Finance & Banking Disputes Group of…
        Clare  Radcliffe photo Clare RadcliffeClare is a Managing Associate in the Firm’s Family Department. She specialises…
        Kamal Rahman photo Kamal RahmanKamal Rahman is a leading Private Wealth lawyer looking after some of…
        Mark Reading photo Mark ReadingMark is a Legal Director in the firm’s Real Estate Dispute Resolution…
        James Rees photo James ReesJames is a Managing Associate in the Family department. James advises clients in…
        Barbara Reeves photo Barbara ReevesBarbara is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Family department. She…
        Gary Richards photo Gary RichardsGary is a Corporate Tax Partner in the Corporate department with over…
        Andrew Rimmington photo Andrew RimmingtonAndrew is a Partner in the Corporate department and a recognised expert…
        Anita Rivera photo Anita RiveraAnita is a Partner and Head of Planning in the Real Estate…
        David Rose photo David RoseDavid is a highly experienced litigator and one of only a small…
        Adam Rose photo Adam RoseAdam is a Commercial Partner in the Corporate department, with over 25…
        Karen Sanig photo Karen SanigKaren founded Art Law at Mishcon de Reya in 1995. Clients she…
        Andrew Savile photo Andrew SavileAndrew is a Partner in Mishcon Private. Andrew advises individuals and families on…
        Saul Sender photo Saul SenderSaul is a Partner in the Corporate department and Head of the…
        Neil Shanghavi photo Neil ShanghaviNeil is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private, specialising in business immigration…
        Nicola Simmons CTA photo Nicola Simmons CTANicola is an Managing Associate in the Tax Group in Mishcon Private.…
        Naomi Simpson photo Naomi SimpsonNaomi is a Legal Director in the Fraud and Dispute Resolution department.…
        John Skoulding photo John SkouldingJohn is a Corporate Tax Partner. His practice includes a wide range…
        Charlie Sosna photo Charlie SosnaCharlie’s main practice areas are: UK and international tax, including UK-US tax…
        Sarah Spurling photo Sarah SpurlingSarah is a Legal Director in our Real Estate Finance department. She is…
        Peter Steen photo Peter SteenPeter is a Partner in Mishcon Private. He has a wealth of…
        Niki Stephens photo Niki StephensNiki is a Partner in the Betting & Gaming Group within the…
        Nadine Strahl photo Nadine StrahlNadine is a Consultant in the Real Estate department.
        Nick Strutt photo Nick StruttNick is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Finance Group.…
        Mike Stubbs photo Mike StubbsMike is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department. He is an…
        Anju Suneja photo Anju SunejaAnju is a Partner in the Real Estate department. She has over…
        Louise Tainton photo Louise TaintonLouise is a Legal Director in the Real Estate department, specialising in…
        Sharon Tan photo Sharon TanSharon is a Partner in the Employment department with significant experience advising…
        Sonal Thakrar photo Sonal ThakrarSonal Thakrar is a Partner in the Residential Property team. She is…
        Janet Tobin photo Janet TobinJanet is a Partner in Mishcon Private. Her practice centres on commercial…
        Richard Trainer photo Richard TrainerRichard is a litigator in the firm’s Fraud and Dispute Resolution team. …
        Richard Tyler photo Richard TylerRichard is a Partner in Mishcon de Reya’s Corporate department where he…
        Derval Walsh photo Derval WalshDerval is a Partner in the Finance and Banking Group in the…
        Johanna Walsh photo Johanna WalshJohanna Walsh is a Partner in the White Collar Crime & Investigations…
        Åsa Waring photo Åsa WaringÅsa is a Legal Director in the Employment department. She has extensive…
        Alexandra Whiston-Dew photo Alexandra Whiston-DewAlexandra has a broad range of experience advising both international and UK…
        Guy Wilkes photo Guy Wilkes
        Pippa Williamson photo Pippa WilliamsonPippa is a Managing Associate in the Corporate department. She advises clients on…
        Charlotte Wilson photo Charlotte WilsonCharlotte is a Legal Director in the Funds and Financial Services team…
        Will Winch photo Will WinchWill is a Legal Director in the Employment department, dealing with contentious and…
        Andrew Wolfin photo Andrew WolfinAndrew is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate department, having been called…
        Emma Woollcott photo Emma WoollcottEmma is a Partner in Mishcon Private and Head of the Reputation…
        Robert Wynn-Jones photo Robert Wynn-JonesRobert is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department and specialises in…
        Claire Yorke photo Claire YorkeClaire is a Partner in the Family team, practicing in the area…
        Number of UK partners and Legal Directors : 183
        Number of other UK fee-earners : 400+
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        At Mishcon de Reya, we believe that to give the best advice to clients, we need to not only employ and work with the best lawyers and business professionals, but we must also actively seek out as diverse a pool of individuals as possible. This is because to enable our clients to shape the world’s possibilities requires a broad spectrum of people, each of whom bring their unique perspectives and experience to any advice, transaction or dispute.

        Many lawyers came into the profession originally because of their sharp sense of justice, keen to play a role in public life. At Mishcon de Reya we have always embraced our role in public life and supported causes and campaigns driven by our people. From Lord Mishcon’s role on the Wolfenden Committee in the 1950s which led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, to our pro bono work fighting equal pay claims for women in broadcasting since 2018, championing diversity and inclusion is part of the firm’s essence and both are true to our core values.

        That said it is not enough to lean on past successes. We need to ensure that these values also drive our business internally. We have long been focussed on achieving greater equality at every level in our business, but there is more for us to do. By critically assessing the initiatives we have in place, never being satisfied when the pace of change is too slow and holding ourselves accountable every day we can and will make change happen.

        Our ambitious three-year strategy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion requires a collective effort, led by our colleagues that form the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and driven by all of our people.

        The purpose of our EDI Committee is to assess what Mishcon de Reya needs to do to provide equity for all. This will include identifying different methods of recruiting, developing, promoting and recognising our people to provide everyone with equal opportunities.

        Our EDI Committee is co-chaired by Employment Partner Joanna Blackburn, and Partner and Chief People Officer Vanessa Dewhurst, and brings together people from across the firm, including diversity, wellbeing and communications experts. The committee is supported by steering committees and interest groups focussed on Race, LBGTQI+, Gender, Social Mobility and Disability issues.

        Visit our website for more information on our stance on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and our thought leadership pieces.