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Gateley Plc

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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals up to £50m - ranked: tier 3

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc has a particular strength in the private equity sector, acting for investors such as Dunedin, LDC, Ridgeway Capital, Maven and NorthEdge, as well as large corporates and high-net-worth individuals. Paul Hayward heads the team; he recently acted for Scout 7 Holdings on its sale to Perform Media Services. Steven Raize, who has extensive experience in the recruitment sector, advised investor Ridgeway Capital and newco CM Harbour on the secondary management buyout from LDC of Caspian Media. Nick Smith, who specialises in telecoms and technology M&A, is also noted.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc¬†advises claimants and defendants in civil fraud disputes and tracing action, it is adept at handling banking and finance litigation, asset finance and recovery, and regulatory and insurance litigation. Key clients include Grant Thornton, RSM Restructuring Advisory, Deloitte, AlixPartners and KPMG. The team is headed by the ‚Äėtremendous‚Äô Richard Healey¬†who has ‚Äėthe most extraordinary capacity for hard work and will move heaven and earth to get the right result for his client‚Äô.

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London: Dispute resolution

Mediators - ranked: tier 3

Gerard Khoshnaw - Gateley Plc

Gerard Khoshnaw heads up the dispute resolution team at Gateley Plc  in Leeds. Dual qualified as a mediator in the UK and in Chicago, Khoshnaw has, since 1999, handled mediations in several industry sectors; recently he conducted several high-profile mediations in the South East in the NHS and healthcare sector, which involved high-value contracts.

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London: Finance

Commodities: physicals
Commodities: physicals - ranked: tier 3

Gateley Plc

The shipping and transport practice at Gateley Plc frequently handles GAFTA and FOSFA arbitrations, though it also has extensive experience in disputes under other arbitration rules including RSA, LME, ICC and LCIA. Its caseload covers a wide range of commodities including wheat, maize, barley, soyabeans, palm oil, rice, sunflower seeds, raw and refined sugar, petroleum products, coal and steel. Practice head Nicholas Walser has more than 30 years’ experience in the market. His recent cases include defending buyers of a cargo of soyabean meal in a GAFTA arbitration. Highly experienced shipping partner Paul Dickie recently acted as arbitrator in a commodity sale dispute under LCIA Rules. The firm counts Soufflet Negoce among its clients.

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London: Transport

Shipping - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc¬†receives plaudits for its ‚Äėclient service delivery‚Äô and the team regularly handles charterparty matters, ship sale and purchase disputes, marine cargo claims, superyacht matters and shipbuilding disputes. The team represented Fulton Shipping in its high-profile dispute, the New Flamenco, which clarified the law relating to mitigation of damages for breach of contract. Additional highlights included acting for Pequod Associates as claimants on a dispute arising from the theft of containers from the port of Antwerp. Nicholas Walser¬†is an ‚Äėexceptional lawyer with extensive experience in shipping law‚Äô; Jane Hobbs¬†handles marine insurance work; and Andrew Messent¬†advises on claims relating to the carriage of goods. Associate James Jaffa¬†is noted for his superyachts experience. Paul Dickie¬†leads the department.

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