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Brown Rudnick LLP

Fraud: white-collar crime Tier 1

Brown Rudnick LLP is adept at advising high profile clients in criminal investigations. Areas of expertise for the firm include banking investigations, multijurisdictional money laundering investigations and fraud investigations. The firm also advises on fraud, corruption, bribery and cyber security. Jamie Symington joined as partner from the FCA. Anupreet Amole was promoted to partner.

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Symington; Anupreet Amole; Marie Kavanagh; Chloe Pawson Pounds

Key clients

Senior Partner for Unaoil

Trader charged in Euribor investigation

Rolls Royce senior individuals

Senior individuals at Barclays, in relation to Barclays / Qatar

Senior individual from ENRC

Senior individual at Tesco

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 1

Brown Rudnick LLP covers a full range of domestic and international M&A work. Industry experience includes sectors such as real estate and pharmaceuticals, with cross-border aspects managed across the firm's US, London and Paris offices,  as well as via a group of preferred firms across Europe. The firm boosted its practice with the hire of Philip Watkins from Katten . Mark Dorff leads the team and is also an active practitioner in the family office team.

Practice head(s):

Mark Dorff

Other key lawyers:

Lena Hodge; Nicholas Vasquez; Tuvi Keinan

Key clients

Queensgate Investments LLP

Victoria PLC

Sole Resorts S.A.

LJ GP Partnership Limited

Midatech Pharma PLC

Avance Attorneys

Financial services: contentious Tier 2

Brown Rudnick LLP advises on financial regulatory enforcement, individual liability and the potential impact of the The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) on enforcement. The firm boasts former in-house expertise from the former Financial Services Authority (FSA) and its successor the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as experience advising firms and individuals on the requirements of FSMA and regulators’ rules. Former head of enforcement at the FSA,  Peter Bibby , leads the practice and acts for a wide range of institutions and senior individuals including banks, asset managers, insurance intermediaries and brokers. He can call on the expertise of Chloe Pawson-Pounds, who focuses on FCA matters and represents clients through all stages of investigation and enforcement. Also notable is Jamie Symington, who joined from the FCA in 2018 and specialises in advising clients on compliance issues.

Fraud: civil Tier 2

Brown Rudnick LLP handles various fraud and regulatory matters relating to cross-border joint ventures, money laundering and confiscation proceedings, among others. The firm regularly advises on cases that involve multiple jurisdictions including the US, MENA, offshore, as well as Russia and CIS countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The team is co-led by Neil Micklethwaite and Neill Shrimpton, while the 'extraordinarily strategicJane Colston is recommended for her expertise in high-value fraud and commercial banking disputes.

Practice head(s):

Neil Micklethwaite; Neill Shrimpton

Other key lawyers:

Jane Colston; Jamie Symington; Anupreet Amole; Chloe Pawson-Pounds; Ravinder Thukral; Olga Bischof; Nicholas Tse; Peter Bibby

Key clients

Threadneedle Asset Management Limited

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime Tier 2

Brown Rudnick LLP advises clients on criminal investigations, internal investigations, enforcement issues, risk management, general advisory work and contentious regulatory matters. The firm has a particular focus on financial regulation and is adept at handling cases by the FCA and SFO. Other areas of expertise include anti-bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, economic sanctions and cyber security. Jamie Symington joined as a partner from the FCA and Anupreet Amole was promoted to partner.

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Symington; Anupreet Amole; Peter Bibby; Marie Kavanagh

Venture capital Tier 3

Working closely with practitioners from the firm's IP and commercial teams, as well as being able to leverage the expertise of lawyers based in the US, Brown Rudnick LLP is particularly well versed in representing investors and investees in the life sciences, technology and cleantech fields across the investment lifecycle. Dual US- and UK-qualified team head Mark Dorff  has a longstanding reputation in the venture capital space, particularly in relation to cross-border mandates. Sophie McGrath  joined Goodwin in November 2018.

Practice head(s):

Mark Dorff

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Vasquez; Mark Lubbock; Peter Wozny

Key clients

Flowerbx Limited

Funeralbooker Limited

LGT Venture Philanthropy

Highland Europe (Keli)

Highland Europe (Incopro)

Highland Europe and True Capital (Zwift)

Sora Risk Solutions


Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 4

Brown Rudnick LLP 's large, conflict-free team regularly acts in bet-the- company disputes that frequently span multiple jurisdictions, particularly work arising from offshore jurisdictions, the Middle East and North Africa, and it has acted for various senior individuals in LIBOR investigations. Neil Micklethwaite is dispute resolution managing director and Neill Shrimpton is international litigation practice group leader. Also highly regarded are Jane Colston, Christian Toms,and Nicholas Tse who divides his time between London and Paris. Gerald Byrne is a key counsel.

Practice head(s):

Neil Micklethwaite; Neill Shrimpton

Key clients

Threadneedle Asset Management

VR Global Partners

Crime: general Tier 4

Brown Rudnick LLP's general crime team has a solid track record of handling cases of tax fraud, money laundering, sexual assault and historic child sex abuse, to name a few areas.

Commercial litigation Tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP's large London-based dispute resolution group spans cross-border civil fraud, criminal and regulatory work and regularly handles complex financial, real estate, IP and other commercial disputes.  The firm  is able to litigate against banks without conflicts as well as advising major multinationals. Neil Micklethwaite is global dispute resolution managing director, Neill Shrimpton is London litigation head and Nicholas Tse, who divides his time between the London and Paris offices, heads the worldwide international arbitration team. The other names to note are Jane Colston, Christian TomsOlga Bischof and counsel Gerald Byrne.

Practice head(s):

Neil Micklethwaite; Neill Shrimpton

Key clients

Recovery Partners GP and Revoker


Threadneedle Asset Management

Mahdi Mahmoud Haji Abdullah and other members of the Haider Abdullah family

Intellectual property Tier 6

Brown Rudnick LLP's team assists clients with a range of matters encompassing strategic commercial advice and disputes. Mark Lubbock has particular expertise in the life sciences, IT, hotel, gaming and leisure sectors, while Steven James focuses on new technologies and innovation, predominantly in the financial services, technology and media spaces. Former practice head Alexander Carter-Silk joined Keystone Law with associate Claire Blewett.

Property finance Tier 6

Brown Rudnick LLP regularly advises on complex, cross-border property finance transactions; the team has particular expertise in handling the acquisition and sale of loan portfolios, especially in Europe. The firm’s client base includes large investment funds, financial institutions, real estate developers and a number of family offices. The team is jointly led by Tuvi Keinan and Louisa Watt.

Practice head(s):

Tuvi Keinan; Louisa Watt


The firm: Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditor’s committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 240 lawyers and government relations professionals providing advice and services across key areas of the law. The firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the United States and North America, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts. Brown Rudnick is a founding member of The Law Firm Network, an association of law firms with affiliates in more than 40 countries.

Types of work undertaken: With relentless focus on the clients’ objectives, Brown Rudnick provides business-centred solutions that address today’s ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace. Assembling cross-disciplinary teams to suit clients’ specific needs, Brown Rudnick features practice areas and industries where the firm is a recognised leader, including: antitrust; bankruptcy and corporate restructuring; complex litigation and international arbitration; corporate, securities and M&A; distressed debt and claims trading; emerging companies; energy, utilities and environmental; finance; funds; government contracts; government law and strategies; healthcare; intellectual property; intellectual property litigation; life sciences; real estate; tax; white-collar defence and government investigations.

An important strategic focus includes representing hedge funds both domestically and internationally. Brown Rudnick serves fund clients in a wide spectrum of investment activities such as fund transactions, distressed debt and claims trading, portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, and shareholder activism. When representing funds as bondholders in major corporations, Brown Rudnick, unlike many of its competitors, has the ability to be directly adverse to leading commercial banks that may be at odds with bondholders in the capital structure. This has allowed the firm to occupy a key strategic position in the legal market: to act conflict-free against these major financial institutions in complex global litigation and other high-value matters.

Brown Rudnick also differentiates itself through representation of private equity and venture funds and venture-backed companies throughout Europe and across the US. Fueled in part by the needs of clients in the technology and life sciences sectors, Brown Rudnick’s prowess in closing complex cross-border acquisitions and financings is notable for a firm of its size. Brown Rudnick drives life-cycle client relationships by providing all necessary strategic advice, from company organisation through all stages of a client’s growth and financing, to the client’s final sale or IPO and its ongoing needs as a public company. The firm’s active patent practice, licensing and IP litigation team complement this slate of services, helping clients to protect, defend and leverage their key business assets.

Brown Rudnick’s litigation and arbitration team, with a robust international presence, provides a full range of litigation, arbitration and mediation services to clients around the world. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including financial, regulatory and fraud investigations. Specific areas of focus include restructuring and insolvency, mass torts, real estate, telecommunications, government contracts, construction, intellectual property, international arbitration and white-collar defence and government investigations. The firm is regularly arrayed against many of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and investment banks in some of the most contentious engagements on behalf of bondholders, creditors, equity holders and other investors, foreign liquidators and tort claimants.

Other offices: Boston, New York, Washington DC, Orange County (California), Hartford, Paris, Providence


Department Name Email Telephone
Chief executive officer William Baldiga
Managing partner Neil Micklethwaite
Bankruptcy and corporate restructuring Didier Bruère-Dawson
Corporate and transactional Mark Dorff
Finance and special situations Tuvi Keinan
Intellectual property litigation Mark Lubbock
International arbitration Nicholas Tse
International litigation Neill Shrimpton
White-collar Mark Beardsworth
Photo Name Position Profile
 Virginie Colaiuta  photo Virginie Colaiuta
 Mark Dorff  photo Mark Dorff
Number of UK partners : 30

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