Firm Profile > Wallace LLP > London, England

Wallace LLP
ONE PORTLAND PLACE
LONDON
W1B 1PN
England

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 2

Wallace LLP acts primarily for fast-paced growth companies looking to scale up with investment capital from either private equity or by combining with competitors; the team also advises more well-established clients on their acquisitions. The team works with the wider firm's real estate department on deals concerning underlying property assets, and they have strong experience on both the buy and sell side of M&A deals. The firm is a member of Law Firm Alliance and leverages this international network to secure roles on cross-border transactions. David Judah  leads the department and specialises in both domestic and international M&A, takeovers, joint ventures and MBOs. Other key names in the practice include Rex Newman, who represents both privately owned and publicly traded clients, and John Woodhouse who is especially experienced in supporting owner managed companies through their growth cycles and advising shareholders on eventual sale.

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Testimonials

Excellent legal advice delivered in the appropriate manner for the recipients of the advice with minimal fuss.  Partners are always on hand to assist and I find that Wallace have the same service standards as any top tier firm that I have dealt with but without pomp and hubris.

Partner led approach; client focus at the core of the engagement.

John Woodhouse – exceptional technical and commercial acumen; great communicator and extraordinary skill to explain complex technicalities to clients in plain and simple English.

I find Wallace to be an excellent legal partner – they listen and understand challenges and tasks. They focus on the core objective whilst considering all the nuances. Wallace clearly know their legal trade but as in all matters it is the interpretation and application which creates the difference and optimum solution. They are truly part of our team and do not only concern themselves with the legal issues but the broader context.

The team led by the senior partner David Judah are focused on the job in hand and create a clear picture of the route to a successful completion. The team’s work ethic is first rate. The ability to absorb the task is quick and their questions are well informed and totally relevant.’

The team is proactive and provides an end-to-end service – not just a point-to-point service. Hence we can have one legal team, Wallace, who acts a managed service provider – where we don’t need an in-house team.  They remind of what we need to do, manage the legal thinking in the relevant business context and helps with execution team.

Key clients

Efficio

Henry Schein

Enic

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Martin’s Properties

Arrow Electronics

Watford Football Club

Feed

Clancy Group

Opia

Equiteq Limited

Simpson Spence Young

Geotechnical Consulting Group

Matrix IDM Limited

HFS Research

Peppermint Events

Roasting Plant UK

Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 4

Wallace LLP's 'communication, knowledge and strategy are excellent'. The team is routinely instructed on complex, domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate and commercial disputes. The practice also fields specialists in banking litigation, and disputes involving M&A, TMT, employment and property matters. Simon Serota is litigation head; Alexander Weinberg has particular expertise in shareholder and joint venture disputes, as well as disputes involving breaches of directors’ duties. Oli Goldman's practice covers complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. Meanwhile commercial and insolvency litigator Elizabeth Asher and fraud expert Josephine Mathew provide notable senior associate-level support. Former partner Craig Thompson  joined TLT.

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Testimonials

The team at Wallace LLP communication, knowledge and strategy was excellent which led them to resolve my case within two weeks which meant it had minimal impact to my business. They were transparent at all stages and implemented the right steps immediately to help close the case.

As a collective every member of the firm we’ve dealt with always breeds confidence. They respond quickly and provide detailed but easy to follow guidance and advice. They have become an extension of our team and reach out to us with opportunities and pain points to be aware of before we have even thought of them.  This team extension element is something we value.

The sheer dynamism and energy of the commercial litigation team. It punches well above its weight despite being a medium-sized practice, in large part because its team members have had experience of heavyweight litigation from the highest tier of litigation practices in London.

Wallace are a strong independent litigation firm with very sensible practitioners who can see the wood for the trees.

There was an equal emphasis on attention to detail and communication, both of which gave me utter confidence in the process and them. The matter they represented me on was quite complicated and had generated a lot of personal animosity. So by breaking things down into manageable chunks and by talking me through things all the time, Wallace LLP calmed me at every stage of the process and helped de-escalate the incredible stress I was feeling at the time.

Provision of clear, considered and to-the-point advice.

The team I have encountered are very knowledgeable in the both the theory and application of the law. The team have a very strong command of the bespoke aspects of UK law for each relevant case.

A very thorough practice with the ability to handle complex international cases with focus and speed.

Approachable, supportive, diligent, persistent, honest.

Very good communicators, hard working and dedicated. They know their subject extremely well and are able to strategize with intelligence.

Excellent case analysis and diligent work. Good client communication.

Oli Goldman at Wallace LLP was very friendly, charismatic and knowledgeable and always kept me in the loop of the stages of the case. Oli was very aware that we needed to resolve the legal issue immediately and led a strategy which persuaded the plaintiff to agree to our terms. I would highly recommend him due to this and he was always available when I needed him.

 

Key clients

Marc Struik

Asher Avidan

Joseph Tchelet

Gattaz Properties Limited

Fortimat Properties SA

Neil McGlynn

Executors to Neil McGlynn’s estate

Konstantinos Daskalakis

Arvind Mundhra

Working Links (Employment) Limited

Natuzzi

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 4

At London firm Wallace LLP, the property team - which is led by the 'exceptionally good' Martin Otvos  - represents a number of prominent tenants in the office, hotel, retail and leisure sectors, spreading its expertise beyond the capital to other major UK cities. In addition to lettings, the team is also well-versed in development, sale, acquisition and funding matters, also representing a number of investment property companies with portfolio management.

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‘It is very helpful to deal with experienced partners throughout and not have matters delegated to more junior associates who may be less sure of the advice of they are providing. And in spite of their expertise, their fees are significantly lower than their counterparts at larger practices.’

‘Very responsive, diligent and a common-sense approach.  Excellent advice and good at getting things done.’

‘Martin Otvos is an exceptionally good lawyer who has worked with us over many years. He is very quick in responding, always gives great advice and has the best interests of us as client.’

Martin Otvos is extremely thorough and commercial. He’s also extremely responsive and remarkably quick in dealing with complex issues.’

‘Reliable, dependable and flexible. I get a sense the long-term relationship is very important to all at Wallace.’

Key clients

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Hays Plc

Infopro Digital Services Ltd

Warwick Hotel Group

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Lester Hotels

Mimi’s Hotel Soho

Escape Hunt Group

Natuzzi

Art-Line Limited (trading as Cass Art)

Fishworks

Soho Estates

GLD Brands (Superga)

IT and telecoms Tier 4

The ‘flexible and agile’ group at Wallace LLP 'comprehensively understands the TMT sector’, particularly GDPR, cloud and data matters. The practice is experienced in advising clients on the development, exploitation, licensing and sale of technology. The ‘professional, pragmatic and very personableFrank Jennings leads the team and specialises in cloud law, technology contracts and data security issues, while John Woodhouse focuses on advising business owners on commercial relationships with management, shareholders, customers and suppliers.

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‘An excellent knowledge of Intellectual Property issues, with the ability to negotiate and draft software contracts accordingly.’

‘Frank Jennings has deep knowledge and experience.’

‘John Woodhouse brings his experience of corporate disposals and acquisitions to bear in advising on IP issues.’

‘I have primarily engaged Wallace LLP for their knowledge and experience in IT Outsourcing and Licencing, Maintenance & Support contracts and they do bring very good experience and knowledge.’

‘They are very responsive particularly at short notice and quickly understand the brief.’

‘Their experience brings with it up to date contractual practice and knowledge thus providing suggestions and thoughts on what may be missing and should be considered from a legal perspective.’

‘I have found them very responsive to my needs and timescales and the experience they have brought has been excellent.’

‘Frank Jennings and John Woodhouse have always been responsive and thorough in their approach, going the extra mile and representing our best interests.’

Key clients

Efficio Limited

Databarracks

DSMN8

Datscha

Competitive Capabilities International

Henry Schein

Medsontrack

Mimi’s Hotel

Highdorn

Property litigation Tier 4

Wallace LLP stands out for its dedicated leasehold enfranchisement practice, which is led by Samantha Bone, and is complemented by thewider commercial and residential property litigation offering led by landlord and tenant disputes expert Meera Patel. The firm has recently generated mandates from commercial landlords, tenants and landowners in relation to leases, property-related insolvencies, compulsory purchases and service charges, among other issues.

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Testimonials

We have used Wallace for more than twelve years now and their strengths and capabilities remain the same as they have always been, their attention to detail is exemplary and they don’t make mistakes, all avenues are explored and nothing is left to chance.’

The Wallace LLP litigation team is one of the most experienced in leasehold enfranchisement. They really are one of the best in the field. They have dealt with complicated cases with consummate ease whilst fighting their client’s corner with the most favourable outcomes.

Samantha Bone heads the department and she is one of the most fearsome in the field. Always makes the client feel at ease and keeps the burden of stress on her so the client feels the process went ever so smoothly!

Two very good individuals that make the firm’s property litigation dept one to recommended.

Meera Patel, partner. Extensive knowledge of commercial tenancies. Calm under pressure. A go-to person.

Simon Serota. partner. legal guru of residential property litigation.’

When I recommend Wallace LLP to clients I know that they will always provide accurate, informative and user-friendly advice. This is essential for my own reputation.’

A fantastic firm with a deservedly good client list, which includes a number of the largest and most important estates in London. Professional and resourceful, they run cases exceptionally well and are a pleasure to work with. A brilliant team who know real estate inside and out.

Key clients

Freshwater Group of Companies

Soho Estates Limited

Martin’s Properties

Hays

Henry Schein UK Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Dolphin Square Limited

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Harry Ramsden’s Limited

Amestown Limited

Senior executives Tier 4

The employment department at Wallace LLP receives much of work via referrals from leading headhunters, as well as other employment practices at law firms that do not have expertise in matters concerning senior executives. Team head Daniel Isaac - described as 'a strategic genius, responsive, engaging, charming and witty' - has strong experience of working with clients in the financial services and private equity sectors. He is also highly active acting for senior executives, particularly in discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The team also works with major commercial property clients and provides employment support on M&A transactions.

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Testimonials

‘The team were slick and professional and incredibly knowledgeable. They were friendly and proactive and absolutely knew their stuff.

‘Daniel Issac was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to help my case; without his input I suspect we wouldn’t have got the result we did.’

‘The mix of professional expertise, genuine interest in you as a person and a sense of ‘we are in this together’ meant you felt you were in the right place to get you through this difficult period of your life.’

‘Daniel Isaac was excellent. At a time of stress, being greeted by someone who is friendly, warm and calm is an instant win.’

‘Daniel Isaac is excellent. Highly responsive, calm and clear thinking. His strategic and tactical advice was outstanding and very successful. He communicates his advice very clearly.’

‘You don’t need the huge infrastructure of a flashy massive firm, you’ll end up paying for it in your fees anyway. You just need direct advice from the expert in their field. That’s what you get with Wallace.’

‘Daniel Isaac is a strategic genius, responsive, engaging, charming, witty. There is no one better. Seems to know how things will play out, before the other side makes a move, and so plots his strategy accordingly. Always seems a few steps ahead of the other side. Daniel has made litigation, if not fun, quite enjoyable and far less stressful than it could have been with another solicitor. A spectacular tactical brain. His profile should be way higher across the industry, but perhaps it is a sign of the firm’s discretion and letting their expertise speak for itself that it isn’t.’

‘Daniel Isaac is a man who never gives up on a client – fighting their corner even when the chips are down. He is one of the cleverest of employment partners but ears his learning lightly. He can appear meek at first but has a core of steel.’

‘Daniel Isaac is by far the best I’ve come across in employment law. He is exceptional compared to his competitors. He and his team are extremely knowledgeable, efficient and effective. Daniel is my first point of contact always. Despite me being a relatively small client for him, he never treats me a such. Always the consummate professional. He is always available. He responses are always delivered at incredible pace, extremely well thought through and argued impeccably. He’s always transparent about fees, and bills exactly the amount he quoted.

‘Daniel Isaac is a great lawyer with a fabulous client manner. He is calm, measured and provides excellent advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.’

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 5

Wallace LLP's banking and financial services litigation team is 'very impressive, especially during a high-pressured and complex legal dispute'. The group benefits from being conflict-free and attracts praise for being 'ambitious and flexible in creating and pursuing potential cases' against banks and financial institutions. Alexander Weinberg has experience acting for and against financial institutions and hedge funds, including in mis-selling, misconduct, fraud, breach of duty and breach of transactional documentation disputes. Oli Goldman is particularly strong for bank fraud disputes and litigation concerning interest rate hedging products.

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The team at Wallace are always well prepared. They ask the difficult questions and understand complex answers.

Alexander Weinberg is a creative, commercially-minded professional who commands respect.  He is a whip-smart commercial lawyer with very good judgement and fun to work with too.’

Ambitious and flexible in creating and pursuing potential cases.

Philip Blyghton has impressed me with his client management skills and legal analysis. Definitely one to watch.’

The professionalism, advice, organisation and communication of the Wallace LLP legal team was very impressive, especially during a high-pressured and complex legal dispute.

Employers Tier 7

The employment department at Wallace LLP receives much of work via referrals from leading headhunters, as well as other employment practices at law firms that do not have expertise in matters concerning senior executives. Team head Daniel Isaac - described as 'a strategic genius, responsive, engaging, charming and witty' - has strong experience of working with clients in the financial services and private equity sectors. He is also highly active acting for senior executives, particularly in discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The team also works with major commercial property clients and provides employment support on M&A transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Wallace is an intelligent boutique firm that is built on solid foundations and is run by people who care and think for the long term. They are direct, no-nonsense and action-orientated with their clients – all qualities I appreciate – while retaining an ability to deal compassionately and supportively with those taking action against their employers who are going through a challenging time.’

‘Daniel Isaac has been a remarkable support to me, my business and many business acquaintances to whom I’ve introduced him over the years.’

‘Daniel Isaac’s knowledge of employment law is exemplary – and he has a well-honed strategic mind which means his advice tends to create optimal outcomes. I also admire the integrity with which he practices – I have never felt overcharged or that his advice was self-serving in any way. That is not always a given with lawyers, in my experience.’

‘The level of professionalism has never been matched by other law firms I have worked with. The human factor is also one of their strongest assets.’

 

Key clients

VivoBarefoot

Astarte Capital Partners

The Analyst Research LLP

Movement Strategies Limited

Intratone UK Ltd

Heidmar UK Ltd

AH UK Animal Health (PVT) Limited

Henry Schein UK Ltd

Soho Estates

Latif & Company

Individual in spirit, independent by choice
Wallace is a law firm for London’s finest legal talent. Quietly respected for over 90 years, we are a partner-led practice, purposefully built around a suite of complementary commercial disciplines.

Whether our clients are large corporates, entrepreneurs or investors, legal work is ultimately about people and the challenges they face. Every situation is different and demands a solution tailored to the individuals and commercial realities involved. We encourage each of our lawyers to be themselves and do what they’re best at, working cooperatively as part of a close-knit team.

No client wants jargon-filled or obscure advice. We aim to tell it as it is and provide clear no-nonsense counsel. We don’t sit on the fence.

Our seasoned professionals have decades of exposure to large and complex deals and heavyweight disputes. The notable longevity of our client relationships is testament to the continuing skill and tenacity of our teams.

Types of work undertaken
Corporate/M&A: Our corporate team are dedicated to helping our clients grow their businesses, whatever stage they’re at. We work with fast-paced growth businesses and well-established, mature companies, both listed and unlisted. We act for entrepreneurs, independent investors, funds and individuals. We work with companies making acquisitions or preparing for sale or raising public or private capital.

Employment: We act for employers, senior-executives, partnerships and partners.

We advise on contracts, day-to-day HR issues, the employment impact of mergers and acquisitions, negotiated exits, dismissals and post-employment disputes. While it is generally best to avoid litigation, we are fully familiar with the corridors of the High Court and employment tribunals. We are alive to the emotional and reputational issues that employment disputes often involve and are familiar with the special regimes that can apply to financial services employment.

IP and technology: We assist our clients with all aspects of brand protection and exploitation, provide advice and make trade mark applications both nationally and internationally.

We advise individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses on the protection of brands via licensing and franchise arrangements.

We work with clients to maximise their intellectual property assets and work with established companies, start-ups and individuals to protect, position and build value via IP strategies.

We regularly advise clients on how to develop, exploit, license and sell technology. We also advise those who are looking to buy or install technology, or who want to migrate to the cloud. We advise clients, whether they are buying or selling, on how to identify and manage risk and draft robust technology agreements to reflect this in a pragmatic and clear manner. We also help clients comply with their data protection obligations.

Litigation: Our team regularly handle complex corporate/commercial disputes in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as cross-border matters involving hearings in the EU and the US. We represent clients before a range of bodies in connection with international commercial arbitration disputes and have extensive experience of a full range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation.

We have been successful in many reported cases including those involving fraud and other complex matters as well as the leading authority on worldwide freezing orders.

We are one of the few genuinely conflict free firms who are willing and able to litigate against the banks and financial institutions that full-service City and US firms count as key corporate and/or finance clients.

We advise and act for hedge funds, corporates and high net worth individuals on complex, high value disputes involving banks and financial institutions.

Property: The track record of our property team is second-to-none. We have earned a reputation for being amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable on London’s uniquely complex, fast-moving property market. We provide a full range of commercial property services offering end-to-end support to a wide variety of corporate and individual clients.

Property: leasehold enfranchisement: We are one of the pre-eminent firms in the specialist and complex area of Leasehold Enfranchisement, recognised by industry commentators for our “high level of expertise, depth of applied knowledge, excellence in client communications, and innovation in enfranchisement”.

We work closely with surveyors to advise both landlords and tenants (commercial and residential) on their rights, acting for companies, individuals and groups of individuals. The team has been involved in some of the leading decisions, including advising on the largest enfranchisement claim to date.

Property litigation: Our property litigation specialists act for both landlords and tenants, handling all types of property related litigation and dispute resolution, including lease renewals, dilapidations, service charge disputes, rent reviews and residential and commercial possession claims.

Restructure and business insolvency: When businesses experience severe financial difficulties, our specialist team’s relationships with insolvency practitioners and holders of security help us find workable solutions for all affected parties.

Our emphasis is always to try to save companies in difficulty, if at all possible. Whilst we know that in these circumstances all parties are typically trying to avoid disputes, we do have specialist contentious insolvency lawyers who are used to dealing with complex insolvency litigation both in the UK and abroad. We also deal with recovery from failed businesses.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Rex Newman Rex.Newman@wallace.co.uk 020 7636 4422
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Samantha Bone  photo Mrs Samantha Bone PartnerAreas of Practise: Leasehold Enfranchisement, Property Litigation
Mrs Jackie Boot  photo Mrs Jackie Boot PartnerAreas of Practice: Commercial Property including property investment and development transactions; joint…
Mrs Bibi Fakhrai  photo Mrs Bibi Fakhrai PartnerArea of Practice – Real Estate
Mr Oli Goldman  photo Mr Oli Goldman Partner Areas of Practice: General commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including fraud-related…
Mr Daniel Isaac  photo Mr Daniel Isaac PartnerAreas of Practice:Daniel advises individuals and organisations on workplace relationships, whether involving…
Mr Frank Jennings  photo Mr Frank Jennings Partner & Head of CommercialAreas of Practice: Cloud Law, Technology, Commercial Contracts,…
Mr David Judah  photo Mr David Judah Partner, CorporateArea of Practice – Corporate Law, Domestic and International Mergers &…
Mr Matthew Morgan  photo Mr Matthew Morgan PartnerAreas of Practice: Commercial Property – Acquisitions, Disposals, Investment, Landlord and Tenant
Mr Rex Newman photo Mr Rex Newman Managing PartnerAreas of Practice – Corporate Finance
Mr Martin Otvos  photo Mr Martin Otvos PartnerAreas of Practice: Sale, Acquisition, Development, Funding and Letting of Commercial Property. 
Mrs Meera Patel  photo Mrs Meera Patel PartnerAreas of Practice: Property Litigation, Commercial Landlord and Tenant Litigation
Mr Mark Randolph  photo Mr Mark Randolph PartnerAreas of Practice: Commercial and Residential Property, Landlord and Tenant, Property Finance.
Mr Simon Serota  photo Mr Simon Serota PartnerAreas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, Leasehold Enfranchisement, Professional Negligence
Mr Alexander Weinberg  photo Mr Alexander Weinberg Partner Areas of Practice – High Value Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Domestic…
Mrs Charlotte Wheeldon  photo Mrs Charlotte Wheeldon PartnerAreas of Practice – Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Property Finance, UK and…
Mr John Woodhouse  photo Mr John Woodhouse Partner, Head of CorporateAreas of Practice: Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals.
Number of UK partners : 16
Number of other UK fee-earners : 25

Diversity

Wallace is firmly committed to diversity and to providing equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities. We believe we have much to learn, and can profit as individuals, from diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives and regard diversity as an asset to our work as it improves our ability to meet the needs of our partners, staff and clients.

The firm has long prided itself on its collegial and friendly culture – a key feature of the culture we encourage is respect and enthusiasm for the diverse character of the individuals with whom we each engage.

Our policy is to apply a merit based approach to recruitment, promotion and advancement throughout the firm. It is axiomatic that we strive to treat all individuals fairly and with dignity and respect and to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for everyone. Of course, we must comply with the law, but the law sets minimum standards and our aim is excellence.

Corporate & Social Responsibility

Wallace takes seriously its place in the community, the privileged position that it and its partners enjoy in society and the responsibilities that implies. We are regular supporters of charitable causes that are meaningful to our partners, staff and clients. We encourage pro bono work in suitable cases where we have the expertise to do justice to the client’s needs.


Corporate

CLIENT: Ian Humphries, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: TNP
TESTIMONIAL: Wallace guided us through complex legal commitments by translating them into real world scenarios that made it easy to understand the risks.”


CLIENT: Mike Moylan-Jones, co-founder
COMPANY/FIRM: 8Works
TESTIMONIAL: “The corporate team at Wallace have been outstanding, providing useful and pragmatic advice every step of the way.’’


CLIENT: Neil Kipling, ex-CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: IDBS
TESTIMONIAL: “Selling a business is both technically and emotionally challenging. The Wallace team provided the highest level of technical excellence needed to get our transaction completed. Throughout the process they provided constant support to get over the finishing line. Wallace are stand out in their profession.”


CLIENT: Jens Pedersen, Chief Executive
COMPANY/FIRM: Efficio
TESTIMONIAL: “Wallace made a big difference, navigating through a complex process in a very tight timeline to ensure a great result.”


CLIENT: Andy Marsh, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Suiko
TESTIMONIAL: ‘’With a challenging timeframe Wallace kept things simple and effective.”


CLIENT: Kim Wharton, Founder and Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Regulis Consulting Limited
TESTIMONIAL: ‘‘Wallace provided excellent and unstinting support and were a real pleasure to work with’’


CLIENT: Daniel Litvin
COMPANY/FIRM: Critical Resource
TESTIMONIAL: ‘‘Thanks to Wallace for all of its great and hard work on the deal. Your expert support has been invaluable.’’

Employment

CLIENT: Helen Kaye, is Vice President HR – UK, Ireland & International Software Businesses
COMPANY/FIRM: Henry Schein
TESTIMONIAL: “Henry Schein have worked with Wallace for over 15 years on a number of employment matters both UK domestic, and as part of a global project team. The team are professional, approachable and responsive and have a thorough understanding of our culture and ethics as an organisation. The Wallace team provide a first-class service together with sound commercial recommendations.”

IP and Technology

CLIENT: Adam Sewell, Chief Information Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: The Copyright Licensing Agency Limited
TESTIMONIAL: “Wallace are approachable, knowledgeable and turn around projects quickly; just what you need from your lawyers.”


CLIENT: John Mulcahy, Chairman
COMPANY/FIRM: Competitive Capabilities International
TESTIMONIAL: “Their decisive and expert advice and input were vital to us successfully completing the transaction.”

Litigation

CLIENT: Tristan Nagler, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Aurelius UK
TESTIMONIAL: “Wallace was extremely efficient and reliable, providing invaluable insight and support from its litigation, restructuring and corporate teams’’.


CLIENT: K. Daskalakis
COMPANY/FIRM: Senior Technical Consultant
TESTIMONIAL: ‘’Wallace has extensive in-depth knowledge of litigation proceedings and provide timely and to the point strategic advice to carve out associated risks for the client’’.


CLIENT: A. Mundhra
COMPANY/FIRM: Company Executive
TESTIMONIAL: ‘’The Wallace litigation team and particularly Alex Weinberg and his team are very client oriented and take active interest in dealing with client matters’’.


COMPANY/FIRM: Shareholder Litigation Defendants
TESTIMONIAL: ‘’Wallace provided a First-Class service over 7 years of the case. Their preparation was thorough, their selection of Counsel very reassuring and their overall approach to prepare us for trial paid huge dividends with the outcome. At all times they were consistent with their advice and honest’’.

Property

CLIENT: Tom Crowley, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Giraffe Concepts
TESTIMONIAL: ‘‘I am always impressed by their quick response and sound advice across all areas of property and their willingness to find the very best outcome for our business.”


CLIENT: Tom Martin, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Martin’s Properties
TESTIMONIAL: “A full service legal team for a property group. Diligent and responsive…always looking to add value.”


CLIENT: Victor D’Allance, General Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Devialet
TESTIMONIAL “Highly reactive, professional and reliable team. Great human touch and true commitment to make things happen. Certainly, one of the best value for money on the London market. Strongly recommended.”

Property: Leasehold Enfranchisement

CLIENT: Fred Kateb
COMPANY/FIRM: Malvern Management
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been working with Wallace for over 15 years on Landlord and Tenant legal matters as well as in enfranchisement and lease extensions. Their services have been excellent in terms of problem solving, attention to details and speed of service. We find the team very proactive in finding and implementing solutions and the work is of a higher order in comparison to other solicitors.”

Property Litigation

CLIENT: Senior Property Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Premier League Football Club
TESTIMONIAL: “Smart, practical, effective and exceptionally good at their job.”


CLIENT: Neil Miller, Chalk, General Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Dolphin Square
TESTIMONIAL: “Responsive, straight talking and provides confident, pragmatic advice.”

Restructure & Insolvency

CLIENT: Colin Hardman
COMPANY/FIRM: Smith & Williamson
TESTIMONIAL: “Wallace’s involvement with the dispute was critical in its successful conclusion.”


Corporate

  • Advising the founding shareholders of ID Business Solutions, a world leading data management solutions software provider, mostly for the life science sector, on the sale to Danaher Corporation.
  • Advising the sellers and the management team in a private equity deal involving the sale of a majority shareholding in Livingstone Technologies to the Carlyle Group.
  • Advising the founders of leading consultancy Regulis, experts in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs on the recent merger with PharmaLex, leading provider of specialised services for the pharma, biotech and medical device industries worldwide.
  • Advising the founder and shareholders of Critical Resource Strategy & Analysis on the sale of the company to Environmental Resources Management, leading global provider of environmental and sustainability related services.
  • Advising the founding shareholders of award-winning creative agency Social Life, on the sale of the company to Jellyfish.
  • Acting for Shaw International Holdings in the sale of its 50% shareholding in Autoprotect group to Correlation Investments, a South African private equity house.

Employment

  • Advising a Fortune 200 company, an employer of approximately 1,600 people in the UK, on its contracts and policies, acquisitions and reorganisations, dismissals and disputes, including issues relating to confidential information and post-termination restrictions.
  • Advising the CEOs of many of London’s leading advertising agencies on resigning, signing new contracts, taking equity and avoiding post-termination restrictions.
  • Acting on numerous cases arising from the #metoo phenomenon, both for women alleging harassment and assisting individuals accused of inappropriate behaviour.

IP and Technology

Technology and Cloud

  • Advising Excell on the purchase of IT/telecoms products and services from Telcos and on the sale and re-sale of such products and services to its customers.
  • Advising Efficio on the licensing of its bespoke proprietary procurement technology platform.
  • Advising Competitive Capabilities International on their global licence agreement with EY Catalyst Limited, a member firm of Ernst and Young Global Limited.
  • Advising technology provider Databarracks on disaster recovery as a service and back-up as a service.
  • Advising MedsOnTrack on software service agreements.
  • Advising a large portfolio investor on the migration of their IT infrastructure to a cloud platform.

Commercial contracts and IP

  • Advising Efficio on procurement services contracts.
  • Advising on contract for provision of bar and concession services at events for Peppermint.
  • Advising on IP licences for Infringe Magazine.

Data Protection and GDPR

  • Advising various clients how to comply with the GDPR regulations, including how to manage data collection, transfers, marketing databases, data breaches, handling data subject access requests and avoiding fines.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for foreign domiciled defendants to Commercial Court claims in the sum of US$1.85 billion brought by companies within a Brazilian mining and metals business.
  • Acting for foreign incorporated entities in LCIA proceedings brought by a Middle Eastern company in a claim for in excess of US $75 million. The claim concerns allegations of fraud arising out of the operation of a tolling agreement in the metals and mining sector.
  • Acting for a well-known international businessman defending LCIA proceedings brought by a BVI company in a claim for approximately US$14 million, concerning a debt disputed on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English court in relation to Commercial Court claims for in excess of US $100 million brought against foreign domiciled individuals by companies within a well-known international mining and metals business.
  • Acting for a Russian high net worth individual, in a dispute with a UK property developer, and a Bahamian investment fund.
  • Successfully representing an overseas high net worth individual and his UK domiciled co-defendant in their defence of substantial multimillion pound proceedings brought against them by a disgruntled investor concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance, conspiracy and breach of trust.

Banking & Financial Services Litigation

  • Acting for a group of high street names in relation to competition claims against MasterCard and Visa in relation to historic multi-lateral interchange fees imposed by the card companies.
  • Acting in conjunction with a leading group litigation management company in pursuing a substantial claim on behalf of investors in the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund following its suspension in June 2019 and subsequent announcement that the fund will be wound down. Looking in particular at claims that over 150,000 investors may have against Hargreaves Lansdown, which promoted the Woodford fund up until its suspension.
  • Acting for a proprietary trading firm based in Dubai in relation to claims that it conspired with the outgoing sellers of a multi-national brokerage to artificially inflate revenue so as to trigger a final earn-out payment in excess of US$40 million.
  • Successfully representing, at first instance and on appeal, a prominent Swiss based aircraft leasing company in relation to a multi-million dollar claim against a Bahraini bank.
  • Successfully acting for an independent equities and derivatives trader based in Dubai in his defence of US proceedings concerning allegations of insider trading relating to the purchase and sale of Fortress Investment Group LLC securities.
  • Acting for a Russian high net worth individual in a circa US $10 million claim against a leading financial services company concerning the alleged non-payment of introductory fees in respect of two bond issuance projects valued at approximately US $1 billion.

Property

  • Continuing to advise on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, including the related urban regeneration scheme.
  • Acting for international hotel group Warwick Hotels & Resorts, on its acquisition of The Capital Group. The acquisition included two hotels in Knightsbridge, the Capital Hotel and the Levin Hotel.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern investment group on the purchase of a central London head office building for a consideration of in excess of 50m.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern investor on the purchase of two central London head office buildings each in excess of 50m.

Property: Leasehold Enfranchisement

  • Acting for the Freshwater Group of Companies, one of London’s prominent landlords in hundreds of enfranchisement cases per year.
  • Acting on behalf of Lexgorge in the Supreme Court appeal on a landmark case on the definition of ‘a house’.
  • Advising on behalf of US private equity group Westbrook Partners in the largest enfranchisement claim to date.
  • Successfully acting for Daejan Estates when a lessee’s surveyor failed to produce expert evidence for a tribunal hearing, a topical case because practitioners in enfranchisement have been waiting for decisions on Rule 13 (costs) since the rules were introduced in 2013.
  • Acting for the intermediate landlord in Harley Street (holding a lease that exists between a freehold owner and tenant). The matter concerned a point of law on whether an intermediate landlord can be bound by the decisions of the freehold owner as to the amount to be paid to the intermediate landlord on the grant of a new lease.
  • Successfully acting for Whitehall Court on a claim for a new lease. The dispute, as determined in the Court of Appeal was regarding a complicated overage provision within the headlease.

Property Litigation

  • Representing a leading property company in opposing renewal of commercial leases on grounds of redevelopment and obtaining possession of an iconic Soho nightclub.
  • Successfully advising a US Fortune 500 company in relation to a terminal dilapidations claim and threatened claim by the landlord to re-enter the premises to carry out repair works.
  • Advising a listed HR company in connection with its rent review under a lease with a rent of in excess of £500,000.
  • Successfully representing a landlord in forfeiture of a commercial head lease of a mixed-use property and defeated an application for relief from forfeiture brought by a residential sub-lessee resulting in a significant windfall to the landlord.
  • Representing a large group of residential lessees of a central London development comprising over 450 flats in complex applications to the Property Chamber.
  • Advising on one of the UK’s largest Right To Manage claims.

Restructure and Insolvency

  • Acting for the BVI-incorporated holding company of a well-known retailer and its beneficial owners in relation to the winding down of the company’s operations in the UK.
  • Advising a high street retailer in relation to claims by the administrators of former suppliers arising from licence agreements for the use of a well-known designer brand on its products.
  • Advising the joint administrators of various companies in a prominent healthcare group as litigation counsel in relation to the strategic corporate restructuring of the group following its acquisition as a distressed business.
  • Advising a pan-European investment group as litigation counsel in relation to various planned strategic acquisitions, associated corporate restructurings and claims and associated insolvency matters arising as a result.
  • Advising a private equity owned medical services company in respect of its claim concerning a mortgaged bank account over which the bank claimed a right of set off.
  • Acting for three private owner-operated companies in claims valued in the region of £18 million against a leading bank, valuation firm and former administrators relating to the forced sale of three profitable care homes in the context of the collapse of the Southern Cross Group in 2011.