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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP 'has developed a real presence in commercial litigation in the City'. The practice is noted for commercial and finance disputes, as well as corporate and contractual matters, insolvency litigation, professional negligence claims, real estate and construction disputes. Kamran Rehman is 'as much a strategic adviser as a lawyer'; and David Vaughan is 'a careful litigator'. Michael Mulligan is also an experienced practitioner.

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London: Finance

Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP¬†has close working relationships with GCC banks and financial institutions, specialising in Islamic residential property finance,¬† This mainly comprises diminishing musharaka and commodity murabaha, with recent work advising Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on ijara mortgages. Splitting time between London and Birmingham, head of practice Mohammed Saqub¬†is a ‚Äėsage of Islamic finance, known for his in-depth knowledge and application of Islamic principles to securities on real property‚Äô. The team has recently expanded, with John Archer¬†joining as partner, and Andrew Stevens¬†as legal director. Clients include Al Rayan plc; ADIB UK; Habib Bank AG Zurich; and Qatar Islamic Bank plc.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Listed funds
Listed funds - ranked: tier 4

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP services a range of work, primarily concerning listed venture capital trusts from its office in Birmingham. Kavita Patel advised Foresight 3 VCT and Foresight 4 VCT on the merger of the two funds  and a subsequent fundraising by the merged fund. Patel also advises Mobeus Equity Partners on capital-raising exercises for its listed VCTs. The firm also acts for Unicorn AIM VCT, which it advised on a £45m capital-raising exercise. Keith Spedding is also a key contact.

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals
Leading individuals

Smita Jamdar - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Education: institutions
Education: institutions - ranked: tier 1

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP provides 'excellent service' to universities and education sector bodies encompassing advice on student-university relationship issues; governance; employment; construction; and home and international collaborations. It is advising a college on expanding into a Middle Eastern country and is advising other clients on extensive building and refurbishments of campuses. It is also assisting two education sector bodies with lobbying for changes to the Higher Education and Research Act. Smita Jamdar is credited with leading a team that 'between them have a broad and relevant range of experience and knowledge'. Geraldine Swanton and Joanna Forbes are also names to note, as is Catherine Yule, 'whose professional approach and attention to detail make litigation comprehensible and uncomplicated'. Jonathan Nicholls joined the team in February 2017 from the University of Cambridge.

Leading individuals

Smita Jamdar - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Education: schools
Leading individuals

Smita Mawji - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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West Midlands

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