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 typically acts for small to medium companies, in addition to investors and entrepreneurs, on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions. The increased permeation of private equity into the corporate M&A market has seen the firm act for a number of corporates on sales of stakes to private equity funds, in which practice head David Judah has had an active role. John Woodhouse is praised for his 'exceptional attention to detail'.

Practice head(s):

David Judah

Other key lawyers:

John Woodhouse; Charlotte Wheeldon

Testimonials

The team at Wallace puts the client at the centre, and think ahead to what needs to be done, using their own or their colleagues’ experience to be more efficient

A very personal service, partners take pride in the work they do and build solid friendships with clients and other advisers

John Woodhouse has exceptional attention to detail and his very affable personality makes him an excellent client facing individual

Key clients

ENIC/Tottenham Hotspur FC

Excell Group Plc

Arrow Electronics Inc

Strathdon Investments

Anthony Mascolo

Maris Interiors

Henry Schein Inc

Efficio

Peppermint Events

Aurelius

Martin’s Family Holdings

Quivira

Warwick Hotels & Resorts

Fetal Medicine Foundation

Copperman Consulting

8Works Consulting

Flex pads World Class

Livingstone Technologies

Vedbaek Holdings

OEE Consulting

Shaw International

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 3

Wallace LLP’s team, which is ‘very responsive, efficient and helpful’, is home to experience in the office, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure sectors and is frequently instructed by investment companies on portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals as well as development transactions, landlord and tenant, joint venture and financing work. Practice head Martin Otvos counts several high-profile restaurateurs, hotel operators and retailers among his client list and is adept on commercial property transactions, developments, funding and letting.

Practice head(s):

Martin Otvos

Other key lawyers:

Mark Randolph

Testimonials

‘The team is technically very sound and reliable.  They are able to react very quickly and can be relied upon.’

‘They are extremely responsive, clear, approachable and always have the clients best interests in mind which is not always the case when dealing with other law firms. On top of this, their fee quotes are extremely competitive.’

‘Jackie Boot is efficient, diligent and a great communicator.’

‘The merits of the practice are wholly reliant on the merits of the team, all of whom are very helpful’.

‘The team is always very responsive, efficient and helpful with the ability to guide someone new through the process with ease.’

‘Bibi Fakhrai is very astute at cutting to the chase.’

Key clients

Soho Estates

Freshwater

Martin’s Properties

Tottenham Hotspur

ENIC

Hays

Duke Corporate Education

Ingrooves

London Med Aesthetics

Bard

Henry Schein

BGB Weston

Commercial property: hotels and leisure Tier 3

Wallace LLP’s team, which is ‘very responsive, efficient and helpful’, is home to experience in the office, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure sectors and is frequently instructed by investment companies on portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals as well as development transactions, landlord and tenant, joint venture and financing work. Practice head Martin Otvos counts several high-profile restaurateurs, hotel operators and retailers among his client list and is adept on commercial property transactions, developments, funding and letting.

Practice head(s):

Martin Otvos

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Morgan; Bibi Fakhrai; Charlotte Wheeldon

Testimonials

‘The team is technically very sound and reliable.  They are able to react very quickly and can be relied upon.’

‘They are extremely responsive, clear, approachable and always have the clients best interests in mind which is not always the case when dealing with other law firms. On top of this, their fee quotes are extremely competitive.’

‘Jackie Boot is efficient, diligent and a great communicator.’

‘The merits of the practice are wholly reliant on the merits of the team, all of whom are very helpful’.

‘The team is always very responsive, efficient and helpful with the ability to guide someone new through the process with ease.’

‘Bibi Fakhrai is very astute at cutting to the chase.’

Key clients

Warwick Hotels

Lester Hotels

Easyhotel

Mimi’s Hotel

Soho Estates

Freshwater

Martin’s Properties

Tottenham Hotspur

Pan Albion

ENIC

Laurel Canyon Ventures

Giraffe Restaurants

Sourced Market

Grand Union Company

Feng Sushi

The London Golf Club

Yoobi

Harry Ramsdens

Ed’s Dinner

Escape Hunt

Century Club

Cass Foundation

Pain Quotidien

Paradise Valley Farm

Commercial property: retail Tier 4

Wallace LLP’s team, which is ‘very responsive, efficient and helpful’, is home to experience in the office, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure sectors and is frequently instructed by investment companies on portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals as well as development transactions, landlord and tenant, joint venture and financing work. Practice head Martin Otvos counts several high-profile restaurateurs, hotel operators and retailers among his client list and is adept on commercial property transactions, developments, funding and letting.

Practice head(s):

Martin Otvos

Other key lawyers:

Bibi Fakhrai

Testimonials

‘The team is technically very sound and reliable.  They are able to react very quickly and can be relied upon.’

‘They are extremely responsive, clear, approachable and always have the clients best interests in mind which is not always the case when dealing with other law firms. On top of this, their fee quotes are extremely competitive.’

‘Jackie Boot is efficient, diligent and a great communicator.’

‘The merits of the practice are wholly reliant on the merits of the team, all of whom are very helpful’.

‘The team is always very responsive, efficient and helpful with the ability to guide someone new through the process with ease.’

‘Bibi Fakhrai is very astute at cutting to the chase.’

Key clients

Soho Estates

Freshwater

Martin’s Properties

Tottenham Hotspur

ENIC

Devialet

Natuzzi

Sourced Market

GLD Brands

Gentle Monster

Sofa.com

Employment: senior executives Tier 4

The 'effective and engaged' employment practice at London firm Wallace LLP works with a range of employer clients which include private equity firms and real estate and hospitality businesses, handling a range of strategic, commercial and contentious matters. Clients cite the team's particular expertise in 'whistleblowing and bonus disputes', while the group also assists senior executives in disputes. Practice head Daniel Isaac is described as a 'cool-headed tactician and master strategist.'

Practice head(s):

Daniel Isaac

Testimonials

‘Dan Isaac leads an effective and engaged team who have particular skill in whistleblowing and bonus disputes. Having led on massive cases for very highly remunerated claimants, Daniel really understands how to make the most of any claim for a client.’

‘Daniel Isaac is extremely dynamic, very responsive, professional and efficient.’

‘Daniel Isaac has deep technical knowledge and lives and breathes the law, and uses that knowledge to push the boundaries in an innovative way without ever seeking to innovate for the sake of it.’

‘Daniel Isaac is very dynamic and committed. He has significant experience of senior executive work.’

‘Daniel Isaac is a very cool-headed tactician and master strategist. His dry wit and intelligence make him a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Senior associate Rebecca Butler is smart, pleasant, very easy to work with, highly professional and polished.’

Key clients

Henry Schein UK Holdings Ltd

Harp International

Cinven Partners LLP

Tantalum Corporation

Panolin UK Ltd

Devialet

Seahorse Environmental Communications

Saffron Brand Consultants Ltd

Soho Estates

The Estate Office Shoreditch

IT and telecoms Tier 4

The commercial, intellectual property and technology team at Wallace LLP assists clients with a range of corporate and commercial IT matters. The group regularly handles the development, exploitation, licensing and sale of technology, as well as purchase and installation issues. Practice head Frank Jennings focuses on cloud law, technology contracts and data security; while corporate partner John Woodhouse has particular experience acting for service providers.

Practice head(s):

Frank Jennings

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Excell Group

Efficio

Databarracks

DSMN8

Datscha

Competitive Capabilities International

Henry Schein

Medsontrack

Mimi’s Hotel

Peppermint

Highdorn

Property litigation Tier 4

Wallace LLP's 'efficient, responsive and knowledgeable' team is particularly rated for its 'deep insight and experience in enfranchisement work' but the group is also routinely called upon to act in tenancy insolvencies and disputes arising from service charges, among other issues. Clients include property companies, individuals and groups of individuals. The 'excellentMeera Patel, who is experienced in compulsory purchase work, and 'diligent, creative and professional' lease enfranchisement specialist Samantha Bone are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Meera Patel; Samantha Bone

Other key lawyers:

Simon Serota

Testimonials

Simon Serota has an incredible depth of knowledge and imaginative ideas to deal with knotty problems.’

Stand-out specialists in enfranchisement work.

Case work between the team members appears to move seamlessly when additional support is needed.

Exceptional level of expertise.

A solid team that has worked together well for many years and fit together in a complementary way.

Meera Patel is fantastic with negotiations and correspondence and has a razor sharp eye for landlord and tenant work.

Wallace understands its clients requirements and  solves problems with the use of sound practical advice.’

Key clients

Freshwater Group of companies

Soho Estates

Martin’s Properties

Hays

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 6

Wallace LLP is a conflict-free firm that 'has considerable commercial and litigation experience'. It regularly litigates against banks and financial institutions in relation to complex, domestic, and multi-jurisdictional banking and financial services disputes. Alexander Weinberg has particular expertise in high-value disputes involving financial institutions and hedge funds, including those under the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreement. Craig Thompson and Oli Goldman are also highly rated.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Weinberg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

A boutique firm that really punches above its weight. It has clever, commercially-minded lawyers with good judgement, who are also really fun to work with.

Alexander Weinberg is tremendously bright and has acute commercial judgement. He is a good choice for clients who want a personal service but with Magic Circle brainpower.

Oli Goldman is a determined litigator and a very effective negotiator during top-dollar cases.

Key clients

Muhammad Ammar Khan

Yana Alexandroff

Kenplaid, Kirkhollow and Keybank

Commercial litigation Tier 6

Wallace LLP 'has a talented team of commercial litigators in place to resolve litigation, arbitrations and disputes of a commercial nature'. It frequently acts in complex, domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate and commercial disputes. Simon Serota is litigation head, Alexander Weinberg has expertise in shareholder and joint venture disputes, and matters involving breaches of directors’ duties; Oli Goldman acts in a variety of commercial disputes and fraud-related matters; and Craig Thompson advises on disputes involving IT, telecoms, retail, sports, manufacturing and aviation. Elizabeth Asher and Josephine Mathew,are the senior associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Simon Serota

Testimonials

The skillset is high and the legal teams within the firm pay specific attention to cases and client needs; it is very traditional in its problem-solving approach, ensuring compliance with established regulations and practices at every step‘.

Alexander Weinberg is exceptional – he has a clear focus and outlines throughout the approach that needs to be followed‘.

Oli Goldman is an awe-inspiring litigator‘.

Craig Thompson is a hugely experienced and shrewd operator, with a great feel for strategy‘.

Senior associate Elizabeth Asher is fantastic to work with‘.

Clients only have praise for senior associate Josephine Mathew‘.

Key clients

Konstantinos Daskalakis and Arvind Mundhra

William Paterson-Brown and Timothy Paterson-Brown

Annabel Bowie

Courtwood Holdings

Excell Business Systems

Employment: employers Tier 7

The 'effective and engaged' employment practice at London firm Wallace LLP works with a range of employer clients which include private equity firms and real estate and hospitality businesses, handling a range of strategic, commercial and contentious matters. Clients cite the team's particular expertise in 'whistleblowing and bonus disputes', while the group also assists senior executives in disputes. Practice head Daniel Isaac is described as a 'cool-headed tactician and master strategist.'

Practice head(s):

Daniel Isaac

Testimonials

‘Dan Isaac leads an effective and engaged team who have particular skill in whistleblowing and bonus disputes. Having led on massive cases for very highly remunerated claimants, Daniel really understands how to make the most of any claim for a client.’

‘Daniel Isaac is extremely dynamic, very responsive, professional and efficient.’

‘Daniel Isaac has deep technical knowledge and lives and breathes the law, and uses that knowledge to push the boundaries in an innovative way without ever seeking to innovate for the sake of it.’

‘Daniel Isaac is very dynamic and committed. He has significant experience of senior executive work.’

‘Daniel Isaac is a very cool-headed tactician and master strategist. His dry wit and intelligence make him a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Senior associate Rebecca Butler is smart, pleasant, very easy to work with, highly professional and polished.’

Key clients

Henry Schein UK Holdings Ltd

Harp International

Cinven Partners LLP

Tantalum Corporation

Panolin UK Ltd

Devialet

Seahorse Environmental Communications

Saffron Brand Consultants Ltd

Soho Estates

The Estate Office Shoreditch

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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Samantha Bone  photo Mrs Samantha Bone
Mrs Jackie Boot  photo Mrs Jackie Boot
Mrs Bibi Fakhrai  photo Mrs Bibi Fakhrai
Mr Oli Goldman  photo Mr Oli Goldman
Mr Daniel Isaac  photo Mr Daniel Isaac
Mr Frank Jennings  photo Mr Frank Jennings
Mr David Judah  photo Mr David Judah
Mr Matthew Morgan  photo Mr Matthew Morgan
Mr Rex Newman photo Mr Rex Newman
Mr Martin Otvos  photo Mr Martin Otvos
Mrs Meera Patel  photo Mrs Meera Patel
Mr Mark Randolph  photo Mr Mark Randolph
Mr Simon Serota  photo Mr Simon Serota
Mr Alexander Weinberg  photo Mr Alexander Weinberg
Mrs Charlotte Wheeldon  photo Mrs Charlotte Wheeldon
Mr John Woodhouse  photo Mr John Woodhouse
Number of UK partners : 17
Number of other UK fee-earners : 23

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: Tim Green, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Livingstone
TESTIMONIAL: “Wallace provided sage and calm advice and worked effectively to protect our interests.’’


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. This, to me, is what makes Wallace as a firm, 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.”


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’’.


CLIENT:
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.”


Wallace Notable Cases – Legal 500

Corporate

· Advising the founding shareholders of IDBS, a world leading data management solutions software provider, mostly for the life science sector, on the sale to Danaher Corporation.

· Acting for Shaw International Holdings Limited and the founding management shareholders in the sale of their 50% shareholding in AutoProtect (a leader in the field of providing insurance products and dealer warranties to vehicle manufacturers and retailers in the UK and internationally) to existing joint venture partners, Correlation Investments Limited – a South African private equity house.

· Advising the founders and management team of OEE Consulting (leading customer journey and operations transformation firm) on its merger with Gobeyond.

· Representing the shareholders of Copperman Consulting (specialising in SAPBPC design, implementation and support primarily for UK FTSE100 Companies) on the sale of a majority stake to Decision Inc.

· Advising Larry Zentner, the founder of consulting firm, Inzenka, on sale to International Consultancy Group, Sia Partners.

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

· Advisint Efficio on procurement services contracts.

· Drafted contract for provision of laundry services to Mimi’s hotel.

· Drafted booking terms for Dolphin Square.

· Advised on contract for provision of bar and concession services at events for Peppermint.

· Prepared IP licences for Infringe Magazine.

Data Protection and GDPR

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

Litigation

Commercial

· Acting for two foreign incorporated entities in respect of confidential LCIA proceedings brought by a Middle Eastern company ultimately owned and controlled by Kazakh oligarchs 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 ultra-high net worth international businessman defending confidential LCIA proceedings brought by a BVI company, ultimately beneficially owned by a well-known Russian businessman in a claim for approximately US $14 million. The claim concerns 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 two foreign domiciled individuals by companies within a well-known international mining and metals business ultimately owned and controlled by Kazakh oligarchs. The case involved allegations of fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty and contract during the period of the individuals respective employment. The jurisdictions involved were Switzerland, Macedonia, the UAE and the Netherlands.

· Successfully representing a Swiss based high net worth individual and his UK domiciled co-defendant in their defence of substantial multimillion pound High Court proceedings brought against them by a disgruntled investor concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance, conspiracy and breach of trust.

· Acting for a leading private equity owned provider of tailored welfare to work services in respect of its defence and counterclaim to a multimillion pound claim brought against it by a European provider of digital transformation services.

Banking & Financial Services

· Acting for a group of well-known 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.

· 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 substantial US proceedings commenced by the Securities Exchange Commission concerning allegations of insider trading relating to the purchase and sale of Fortress Investment Group LLC securities which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

· Acting for a Russian high net worth individual and specialist in Emerging Markets Fixed Income investments in a circa US $10 million claim against a leading financial services company, including its Russian branch, concerning the alleged non-payment of introductory fees in respect of two bond issuance projects valued at approximately US $1 billion. The projects related to (i) the restructuring of the debts of a prominent Tartarstani bank and (ii) the financial restructuring of an Azerbaijani/Turkish joint venture in the petrochemicals sector.

· Acting for a UK investment company in relation to its multimillion pound dispute with a prominent financial institution concerning the contentious refinancing of its fixed term loan facilities and allegations of economic duress and breach of contract.

Property

· Tottenham Hotspur – New stadium. Wallace continues to advise on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, including the related urban regeneration.

· The Wallace corporate and property teams acted for international hotel group, Warwick Hotels & Resorts, on its acquisition of The Capital Group. The acquisition included two hotels in Knightsbridge, London, The Capital Hotel and The Levin Hotel.

· Al Mana Group -Wallace acted for this middle-eastern investment group on the purchase of units in a Jersey Property Unit Trust.

Property: Leasehold Enfranchisement

· Act for the Freshwater Group of Companies, one of London’s prominent Landlords in hundreds of enfranchisement cases per year.

· Acting on behalf of Lexgorge Limited 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.

· Acted on behalf of the defendant in Oakwood Court (Holland Park) v Daejan Properties Limited, the first case to consider what ‘self-contained building’ meant.

· Successfully acted for Daejan Estates Limited 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.

· Acted for the intermediate landlord of Flat 12, 123-125 Harley Street who holds a lease that exists between a freehold owner and tenant. The matter concerned a crucial 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 acted for Whitehall Court Limited on a claim for a new lease. The dispute was regarding a complicated overage provision within the Headlease. Our client won permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal on an important point of law on the basis that the issue raised important points of principle that could apply to all lease extension claims. The outcome of the Appeal provides binding authority and guidance on a complex valuation provision in the Act.

Property Litigation

· Represented a leading property company in opposing renewal of commercial leases on grounds of redevelopment and obtaining possession of an iconic Soho nightclub

· Successfully advised 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

· Member of the team who advised on a new stadium development of a major Premier League football club.

· Advised a listed HR Company in connection with its rent review under a Lease with a rent of in excess of £500,000

· Regularly advise one of the UK’s largest Landlords on commercial lease renewals and general commercial landlord and tenant issues.

· Successfully represented 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

· Represented a large group of residential lessees of a central London development comprising over 450 flats in complex applications to the Property Chamber.

· Advised on one of the UK’s largest Right To Manage claims.

Restructure and Insolvency

· Representing a high net worth Russian individual who was a significant creditor of an English registered company in liquidation. A multi-million dollar wrongful trading claim, involving complex insolvency and cross border issues, was successfully brought in the High Court against shadow directors based in Estonia.

· Acting for Axens, an international engineering company, in relation to claims arising out of the insolvency of their client, Petroplus, including cross-jurisdiction and retention of title issues.

· Acting for Novus Aviation, a well-known aviation leasing company, in relation to claims in the administration of Silverjet including complex legal issues arising out of the exercise of statutory liens, unjust enrichment and restitution claims.