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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Fiona Ghosh

Tel:
Work 020 7788 5120
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Commercial.

Career

Trained Cloisters; qualified 1998; associate AG 2001-2006; partner Eversheds 2006-2014; partner AG 2014 to date. Editorial Board expert on efinance and payments law and policy journal.

Languages

French.

Member

Bar Council, Law Society.

Education

Birkenhead High School, Lincoln College Oxford (1995 MA Law).


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Addleshaw Goddard, whose national commercial team is led by¬†Jonathan Davey, is 'always a strong contender for complex, high-value contracts'.¬†Fiona Ghosh, who heads up the firm's fintech group, is experienced in assisting financial institutions with bringing payment services (such as ApplePay and Android Pay) to market, and is also knowledgeable about strategic alliances and joint ventures. Other areas of strength of the firm include procurement,¬†business process outsourcing (BPO) and¬†technology transfer. Davey, legal director¬†Rob Thompson, and managing associates¬†Michael Rainey¬†and¬†Philip Dupres, are acting for Danish government subsidiary Femern A/S in the procurement of a ‚ā¨5bn civil engineering project involving a 19km undersea road and rail tunnel between Denmark and Germany.¬†Simon Lofthouse¬†advised William Jackson Food Group on an agreement with NATS to ensure that a turbine was recognisable on air traffic radar systems.¬†Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta¬†led a team, which assisted Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) with a joint venture with Altamira Asset Management over the servicing of CCB's non-performing loan book. The firm expanded its UK-wide presence following its merger with Scottish firm HBJ Gateley in 2017;¬†Ross McKenzie¬†in Aberdeen (a recent addition from Burness Paull LLP) and Edinburgh-based¬†Helena Brown¬†are key figures.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Addleshaw Goddard's 'dynamic, approachable' practice provides 'truly outstanding, confident advice overlaid by business acumen' and has 'unparalleled industry knowledge'; it 'puts clients' interests ahead of everything else'. With strengths at the intersection between the technology, payments and financial regulatory spaces, the practice counts mobile payments and open banking as particular areas of expertise; it has also handled ICO-related advisory work. Practice head Fiona Ghosh's 'tremendous business acumen complements her obvious legal expertise'; she 'looks for the tough questions clients don't think of' and is 'first-class all around'. Ghosh advised fintech accelerator Rainmaking.io on the partnership and participation aspects of its new venture, Rainmaking Colab. She also advised Mespo on regulatory matters and on its contracts with Salt Edge concerning data procurement for account information services. The department also handles corporate work: Elvan Hussein acted for NIBC Bank on its investment in Ebury. Other clients include Penta Finance, FNZ (UK), Worrapay and the Card Processing Advisory Service. Corporate and commercial partner William James is frequently active in the fintech space; financial services regulatory partner Amanda Hulme is also recommended.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The IT and telecoms practice at Addleshaw Goddard frequently acts for customers in technology-related matters, with particular experience advising on financial services sector clients,  including Sainsbury's Bank, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group. Practice head Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta, who focuses on IT and outsourcing projects, leads a team acting for The British Land Company on the procurement of software solutions. The group also advised Reckitt Benckiser on a project for the implementation of global product management software. Fintech expert Fiona Ghosh is a key name to note. In the telecoms sector, the team continues to act for SSE Enterprise Telecom on contractual, strategic and contentious matters.

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