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Squire Patton Boggs
7 DEVONSHIRE SQUARE
LONDON
EC2M 4YH
England

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs is adept on both the investment and development fronts, specialising in acquisitions and disposals, structuring, fund formation, property management and forward funding agreements, among other areas. Michael Shaw heads the department, which is routinely instructed for residential, office, mixed use and build to rent projects and is also active on occupier and financing matters. Sector specialisms include energy and infrastructure, healthcare, hotels, retail and leisure. The highly rated Rachel Orton is an expert in real estate in the healthcare sector.

Testimonials

‘The firm provides a practical and pragmatic approach; finding solutions that work in the real world and not just taking a black and white stance.’

‘Gary Paddison and Rachel Orton are recommended’. 

Key clients

Quintain

FORE Partnership

Equitix Ltd

Close Brothers Limited

EDF

One Healthcare Limited

Bank Leumi (UK) Plc

Retail Employees Superannuation Trust

Apsley House Capital Plc

VTP Global Holdings Ltd and VTP London Limited

Henley Investment Management

Health and safety Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs represents an impressive roster of multinational companies, with a particular focus on the entertainment, food and beverage, retail, construction and industrial sectors. Manchester-based Rob Elvin leads the team and is known for his corporate defence work. Other names of note include Dave Gordon, who is particularly active in the chemicals industry, and Birmingham-based Robert Biddlecombe who focuses on real estate and facilities management.

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely good – they provide advice on many obscure issues. The main strength is the quality of the advice.’

‘Rob Elvin’s advice is precise and useful.’

‘Gary Lewis is highly knowledgeable and involves himself fully with his clients in a way that is not typical of other lawyers. He is highly practical and pragmatic, forward looking and able to adjust his approach to clients taking account of their culture. I have seen in several cases how senior executives of his clients adopt immediate and full confidence in his advice, often across areas beyond just straight legal advice. He is always available and will put ‘on the ground’ work in with his clients, thus providing a level of support that is far more wide ranging than a typical lawyer.’

Key clients

Ei Group Plc (formerly known as Enterprise Inns)

EDF Energy

Live Nation

Showsec International Limited

Suez Plc (and subsidiary)

Bayer Crop Science

Mamas & Papas

Homebase

International Tennis Federation

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs offers a national corporate M&A practice, with its London team part of an offering that also includes Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. This allows effective handling of complex domestic mandates, while the firm's extensive international network means that multi-jurisdictional work is equally well facilitated. Cross border work is on the increase, with the firm taking on outbound investment work, often with a private equity angle. Key sectors include media, energy and utilities, recruitment, sport, healthcare and financial services. Robert Bray heads the corporate practice as well as the financial services team. The firm's international scope was further strengthened with the hire of Nimi Patel from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, whose role is to help develop the India practice in the London office.

Testimonials

‘A very impressive and responsive team focused on the real commercial issues and how to get a deal across the line

Practical, pragmatic, highly commercial and responsive

Paul Mann is a very impressive lawyer, approachable and personable

We would recommend Nick Allen, Trevor Ingle, Patrick Ford and associate Will Buchanan

Key clients

Grafton Group Plc

Live Nation Entertainment

Coats Group Plc

Luceco Plc

Synthomer Plc

EDF Energy Renewables

Homeserve Plc

Low & Bonar Plc

Citysprint

Polypipe Group Plc

Lucite International

Ashland

Pensions: dispute resolution Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs is known for its strong pensions expertise in the public sector (including advising on Local Government Pension Scheme issues), trade union and not-for-profit sectors, as well as its work for trustee and commercial clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Regular contentious mandates include equalisation issues, regulatory investigations, scheme transferral disputes and mis-selling claims. The well-regarded Clifford Sims and Wendy Hunter handle non-contentious mandates including scheme mergers, master trust implementation, governance support, investment support, GDPR compliance and public procurement law advice.

Testimonials

Squire Patton Boggs has the ability to deliver clear advice and guidance within required timescales that are frequently very tight

This firm manages to take complex areas of the law and make them simple and easy to understand

Wendy Hunter has the perfect analytical mind for the intricacies of pensions legislation and documentation, and provides a superb client service

Clifford Sims is thoughtful, considerate, kind and hardworking

Chris Harper is a promising up-and-coming associate

Key clients

20-20 Trustee Limited

Trustee of the Jaguar Land Rover Pension Scheme

ICI Pension Schemes

Trustees of the Homestyle 2007 Pension Scheme

Bespoke Pensions Ltd

Thames Water Pension Trustees

Southern Water Pension Trustees

CNH Industrial

IMI Pension Scheme

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

The full-service practice at Squire Patton Boggs frequently advises on renewable energy projects, including large offshore wind and clean technology projects and matters relating to the UK capacity market. The team also has a track record of work on major international energy and infrastructure projects in markets including Africa and the Middle East, as well as privatisation work in Asia. Key members of the team include Ian Wood, Rinku Bhadoria, the 'outstandingly good' Neil Upton, and legal director Henry Davey, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in 2017.

Testimonials

‘The Squire Patton Boggs team has a real willingness to make sure everything gets done. Its practitioners provide very sound advice and seriously good team work. They put a real emphasis on the structuring and commercial context which are the two most essential parts of the project.’

‘Neil Upton is outstandingly good. Even after thirty years in the City there is no-one better for the job.’

‘Robert Broom is a real standout.’

Key clients

EDF Energy Renewables

Myrtah Energy

Airvolution Energy

Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

Calon Energy Ltd

Fiji Electricity Authority

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Magnox Ltd

Volta Energy Group Ltd

Vestas Wind Systems

Ener.G

RES UK & Ireland Limited

Sumitomo Corporation IJ Systems

Greencoat Capital

Frontier Investment Management A/S

Equitix

Lewis Windpower

Social Energy

Green Running

North British Windpower

Peel Developments

Private equity: transactions – mid-tier – up to £250m Tier 2

The London private equity team at Squire Patton Boggs operates as part of an integrated national practice in conjunction with the firm's other UK offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, with 'hardworking' UK practice head Paul Mann dividing his time between Leeds and the capital. The practice has a dedicated focus on mid-market transactions, holding longstanding relationships with a wide range of houses including ECI Partners, Inflexion Private Equity and LDC. Mann leads on much of the team's biggest deals, as does fellow Leeds partner Jonathan Jones. Manchester corporate head Giles Chesher is another key member of the team, while Tim Stead and James McKay are names to note in London.

Testimonials

‘A good team, personable and always willing to help.’

‘Paul Mann is hardworking and always happy to help.’

Key clients

ECI Partners

Growth Capital Partners

Tenzing Private Equity

NorthEdge Capital

Inflexion Private Equity

H2 Equity Partners

Cairngorm Capital

Endless

LDC

Perwyn LLP

Sport Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs' international sports group advises football clubs, players and governing bodies, handling significant corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, as well as employment disputes. Stephen Sampson, who heads both the London litigation practice and the sports and entertainment industry group, advises Chelsea Football Club on its major transfers and contract negotiations, while sports arbitrator Stuart McInnes recently worked alongside Sampson to successfully defend Saudi Arabian team Al Shabab FC against a series of claims brought by FIFA. Corporate partner David Hull, who has a track record of advising on major football club takeovers, assisted International Entertainment Corporation on its acquisition of Wigan Athletic FC. Lloyd Thomas and Alastair Pursell both left the practice in 2018 to work in-house.

Key clients

AIA Company Limited

Aston Villa FC

Blackburn Rovers

Chelsea FC

Fulham FC

The International Tennis Federation

Mesut Özil

Parkour Earth

P 11 media rights agency

Renault Sport Racing Limited

Ticket Master

United States Olympic Committee

West Bromwich Albion FC

World Sailing

Asset based lending Tier 3

Although the team recently witnessed a number of departures, including Andrew Knight to Crowell & MoringSquire Patton Boggs remains active in the space and is appreciated by both bank-owned asset-based lenders as well as independents for its ‘strong track record in large, syndicated, multi-jurisdictional ABL facilities’. The ‘highly commercial and knowledgeable’ Paula Laird heads the team, which includes senior associate Tom Dell’Avvocato, who regularly works alongside Laird on many of the department's most significant domestic and cross-border ABL mandates.

Testimonials

The team is client focused and always able to provide support on short notice‘.

Paula Laird’s particular strengths are her industry knowledge, commercial approach and ability to coordinate cross-jurisdictional matters‘.

Key clients

Barclays Bank

Lloyds Banking Group

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Bank Leumi (UK)

Leumi ABL

HSBC

ABN AMRO

The PNC Financial Services Group

Gordon Brothers

Apollo Global Management

Aurelius

Brand management Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs has notable expertise in the programmatic advertising field, and enjoys a close relationship with regulating bodies such as the ASA, Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority. In the adtech space, the practice regularly advises media owners, buyers and consumers on developing technology across the marketing sector, digital campaigns and data protection legislation. Robert Wegenek primarily advises on non-contentious IP and monetisation through licensing programmes, sponsorships and branded content agreements, while Carlton Daniel handles sponsorship, product placement, advertising clearance and litigation.

Testimonials

The team at Squire Patton Boggs are experienced, proactive and commercially minded. Robert Wegenek leads a very responsive, efficient and creative team‘.

The  Squire Patton Boggs team provides technically first-rate advice with pragmatism and commerciality.’

Carlton Daniel has impeccable organisation and is commercially focused.’

Key clients

Google

Hobbs

KP Snacks

MiQ (formerly Media iQ)

Prize Logic

Process Components

Sony Corporation

Scott Dunn Limited

Telegraph Media Group

Employment: employers Tier 3

The London practice at Squire Patton Boggs, which is led by global practice co-chair Caroline Noblet, has enjoyed double-digit revenue increases over each of the past three years, driven by its work on a mix of UK and cross-border matters across a wide range of industries, including retail, life sciences, media and entertainment, manufacturing and financial services. The hugely experienced Noblett works alongside fellow partners David Whincup, Janette Lucas, Miriam Lampert and Natalie Bellwood, who together advise on matters ranging from equal pay to the gig economy and the application of the national minimum wage.

Testimonials

‘Squire Patton Boggs has experience in advancing demanding and often unusual cases for their clients. They are very strong and thinking through cases in order to come up with powerful ideas for their clients.  They have a great breadth of knowledge, beyond the traditional statutory employment law. That width of learning enables them to achieve best outcomes for their clients.’

‘The team has the ability to be able to provide legal advice, options and solutions in terms which our senior management can feel comfortable in making decisions on relevant actions pertaining to employment issues.’

‘Caroline Noblett and Natalie Bellwood are strong lawyers and have an ability to ‘think outside the box’ and come up with less obvious ideas.’

‘David Whincup and Supinder Sian have a mixture of expert legal knowledge, experience based know-how and sense of humour, which means the advice they provide and the way in which it is provided make them stand out.’

Key clients

Starkey

PGIM

Turner Broadcasting

JWT

Marriott

Nordson

WPP

Boeing

Coats plc

Tishman Speyer

Fortnum & Mason

CBRE

PNC Bank

Boston Consulting Group

Daily Mail & General Trust

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs' practice specialises in transportation, general infrastructure and social programs. The team is experienced in advising on developing greenfield projects, acquiring assets, financing matters and risk management. It cooperates closely with other departments within the firm, such as tax, construction and regulatory, adding value for clients. Leeds-based James Duckworth is well versed in assisting with public procurement matters, advising on government and real estate development projects. Nick Helm in Manchester has expertise in project finance and PFI/PPP contracts. Andrew Herring knows the rail and metro sector well, while Rachel Orton focuses on real estate. Robin Baillie left forCrowell & Moring in February 2019.

IT and telecoms Tier 3

The 'commercial and responsive' team at Squire Patton Boggs 'makes a real effort to understand the client's business and industry to provide tailored advice'. Andrew Wilkinson, who 'offers exceptional knowledge and advice' and Francesco Liberatore, who 'provides timely advice in a practical and risk-based manner', head up the technology transactions and communications teams respectively. The team also benefitted from the arrivals of international affairs adviser Matthew Kirk from Vodafone, and data protection and privacy specialist Rosa Barcelo from DG Connect in the European Commission; Barcelo splits her time between London and Brussels.

Testimonials

Squire Patton Bogg’s technology team provides practical, risk-based advice that balances legal requirements, best practices and business needs.

The firm’s extensive office base, excellent partners and well trained associates makes it the perfect fit for an organisation, which requires swift and concise advice on a broad range of matters.

Squire Patton Boggs is a well-rounded and multi-faceted firm with strong core practices and excellent relationships in areas and countries where it does not have a presence.

‘Francesco Liberatore provides timely advise in a practical and risk-based manner that is organised and easy to understand.’

Elliot Golding provides forward-looking advice that takes into account trends and best practices to enable the business to be competitive and compliant in a rapidly evolving environment.

Andrew Wilkinson has the ability to make matters move swiftly and feel effortless and his commercial awareness is second to none.

Francesco Liberatore really stands out as a brilliant lawyer and a charming man, he is always on the ball and dedicated to his client’s cause.

Key clients

Arqiva

Avaya

Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

CityFibre

ClearChannel

GSMA

Inmarsat

Vodafone

Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain

Licensing Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs' licensing team is 'straight to the point', working to advise clients on a range of issues in the retail, transportation, hospitality and leisure sectors. The firm has a particular expertise advising on hotel licenses, where it acts for key players in the market. Stephanie Perraton heads the team; her recent highlights include advising Etc Venues on the opening up of a new venue in Houndsditch and the redevelopment of an existing venue in Eastcheap. Director Nicola Smith, who specialises in the hospitality and leisure sector, has had recent success representing clients in a number of contested hearings.

Testimonials

Sometimes firms make things more complicated with the wrong approach, Squire Patton Boggs is completely the opposite.

Straight to the point.

Being in Westminster, we do have challenges related to applications for variations but they are able to make the entire process less stressful.’

‘Worked with the firm for many years and in that time have had excellent results. The team is efficient, knowledgeable and personable.’

‘Nicola Smith is our main contact and is very through when dealing with a case.’

‘The attention to detail when dealing with a contentious case has been vital in our outcomes.’ 

Key clients

Select Service Partner/SSP Air

One Stop Stares

Jurys Inn

Roadchef

RBH Management

InterContinental Hotels Group

Dalata Hotel Group

Pensions (non-contentious) Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs is known for its strong pensions expertise in the public sector (including advising on Local Government Pension Scheme issues), trade union and not-for-profit sectors, as well as its work for trustee and commercial clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Regular contentious mandates include equalisation issues, regulatory investigations, scheme transferral disputes and mis-selling claims. The well-regarded Clifford Sims and Wendy Hunter handle non-contentious mandates including scheme mergers, master trust implementation, governance support, investment support, GDPR compliance and public procurement law advice.

Testimonials

Squire Patton Boggs has the ability to deliver clear advice and guidance within required timescales that are frequently very tight

This firm manages to take complex areas of the law and make them simple and easy to understand

Wendy Hunter has the perfect analytical mind for the intricacies of pensions legislation and documentation, and provides a superb client service

Clifford Sims is thoughtful, considerate, kind and hardworking

Chris Harper is a promising up-and-coming associate

Key clients

Southern Water Pension Scheme

South Yorkshire Pension Authority

West Midlands Pension Fund

Allianz Retirement and Death Benefits Fund

Action For Children Pension Fund

Combined Nuclear Pension Plan Trustees Limited

ACCESS Pool

GDPR General

Combined Nuclear Pension Plan Trustees Limited

Panasonic UK Pension Plan

20-20 Trustee Limited

Trustee of the Jaguar Land Rover Pension Scheme

ICI Pension Schemes

Trustees of the Homestyle 2007 Pension Scheme

Bespoke Pensions Ltd

Thames Water Pension Trustees

Southern Water Pension Trustees

CNH Industrial

IMI Pension Scheme

Commercial property: development Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is adept on both the investment and development fronts, specialising in acquisitions and disposals, structuring, fund formation, property management and forward funding agreements, among other areas. Michael Shaw heads the department, which is routinely instructed for residential, office, mixed use and build to rent projects and is also active on occupier and financing matters. Sector specialisms include energy and infrastructure, healthcare, hotels, retail and leisure. The highly rated Rachel Orton is an expert in real estate in the healthcare sector.

Testimonials

‘Provides a practical and pragmatic approach, finding solutions that work in the real world and not just taking a black and white stance.’

‘Gary Paddison and Rachel Orton are recommended’. 

Key clients

Quintain

FORE Partnership

Equitix Ltd

Close Brothers Limited

EDF

One Healthcare Limited

Bank Leumi (UK) Plc

Retail Employees Superannuation Trust

Apsley House Capital Plc

VTP Global Holdings Ltd and VTP London Limited

Henley Investment Management

Employee share schemes Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is noted for its services for mid-market listed companies, larger private companies, private equity houses and management teams on all aspects of incentives. The team leverages the firm's international presence for a particular specialism in international incentives-related matters, including global companies offering share plans to employees worldwide, and non-UK companies which grant awards to selected employees in the EU and UK. The UK team is led by Liz Pierson, who also has significant experience in advising on incentives for private equity portfolio companies, and is highly recommended. Bern Gilbey retired.

Testimonials

‘Liz Pierson is highly knowledgeable, thoughtful and smart

Liz Pierson provided timely and effective support when requested. She was able to guide us through resolving complicated issues step by step.

Key clients

LivaNova plc

GB Group plc

Kallanish Ltd

Animalcare Group plc

Memgraph Ltd

Environment Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs provides non-contentious environmental advice and is also experienced in regulatory defence work. The firm has particular expertise in waste, producer responsibility, environmental permitting, fracking and the contaminated land regime, and also assists with nuisance claims and environmental matters regarding the nuclear, electricity and wind farm industries. The firm has also expertise in real estate development and environmental regeneration. Manchester-based Rob Elvin leads the practice, while, in Birmingham, Dave Gordon specialises in contaminated land, chemical regulation and environmental permitting.

Key clients

Olin Corporation

Lucite

EDF

Veolia

Essity

ITV

National Oilwell Varco

ZF TRW

McBride

Carpenter

Orbit Homes

Gavilon

Taylor Wimpey

International Entertainment Corporation

Polypipe

Stericycle

Fraud: civil Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs advises on a range of fraud claims, including multinational matters, with areas of expertise including investigations, freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders, banker’s trust orders, delivery up orders and tracing claims. On the financial side, the firm acts for banks and financial institutions in relation to international fraud and asset tracing claims, banking litigation, asset finance and asset based lending. The London team, which is led by Stephen Sampson works closely with the wider firm's network of offices across the US, the Middle East, the CIS and the Far East to provide a truly international offering.

International arbitration Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is 'very good for both strategic and technical issues as well as financial matters'. The practice has a significant track record in investor treaty disputes and energy arbitration, including acting for buyers in natural gas price review disputes. Ben Holland is an energy arbitration specialist; James Barratt acts for governments, international organisations and multinationals; Peter Crossley is London international dispute resolution practice head; and global co-international dispute resolution chair George von Mehren divides his time between London and Cleveland. Alexis Martinez is also a key contact, and Max Rockall and senior associate Bernhard Maier were recently promoted.

Testimonials

The team is highly supportive of its clients‘.

Ben Holland is exceptionally open and attentive to details; he explains the reasons behind the options on the table, each consequence and the reasoning of proposed actions‘.

George von Mehren is hugely experienced and manages his team brilliantly and with a light touch‘.

James Barratt is very experienced, knowledgeable and has a great intellect‘.

Max Rockall is heavily dedicated and clearly on top of all aspects of cases – he will go far‘.

Key clients

Naturgy

Overgas

Oil and gas Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs has primarily been active on the contentious front under the leadership of Ben Holland, who recently represented Overgas Inc. AD of Bulgaria in its claim against Gazprom Export of Russia in relation to EU competition law violations caused by the cutting off of gas. However, the team also regularly advises on M&A, regulatory and infrastructure matters. The firm recently welcomed Sub-Saharan Africa infrastructure partner Peter Wright from Simmons & Simmons to its broader energy team.

Key clients

Mytrah Energy

DDI Holdings

Overgas

Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

Calon Energy

Ener-G

Ineos

EDF

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Tier 4

The Squire Patton Boggs team, led by Andrew Wilkinson, handles commercial and regulatory work as core specialisms and is known for its advertising, promotional clearance and product labelling know-how. Consultant Adrian Spooner, who is also a qualified pharmacist, acts for life sciences clients in respect of regulatory, IP and commercial matters and Paul Jinks' expertise includes commercial work relating to R&D, supply arrangements and product recall cases.

Product liability: defendant Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs' areas of expertise include handling the criminal and regulatory aspects of product liability matters as well as civil claims, contractual protection and product recalls. The team has a particularly strong track record in the industrial and consumer products industries, as well as the food and beverage sector; it also works closely with the firm's US group, which is regularly involved in pharmaceutical cases. Rob Elvin, who is based in Manchester, heads the environment, safety and health group. Birmingham-based Simon Garbett and director Nicola Smith are also noted.

Key clients

Mamas and Papas

Molson Coors

Acorn Mobility Services

Morgan Advanced Materials

Luceco Plc/Nexus Industries Limited

Mayborn Group

Clipper Logistics

Makita

American Greetings/ Clintons Cards

MacDermid Performance Solutions

Elior

Gate Group

EI Group plc

Halewood International

Selecta TMP AG

Marstons

Navitas Organics

Reputation management Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs offers the traditional range of reputation management services and regularly applies a cross-practice, cross-border approach to its cases. The firm's client roster includes corporations from a wide variety of industry sectors such as sport, telecom, media and energy. Stephen Sampson and Carlton Daniel head the team. Associate Peter Lees is a name to note, especially when it comes to assisting suppliers with defamation disputes. In addition, the practice benefits from international affairs adviser Matthew Kirk's expertise in risk strategy, cyber security and political risk.

Structured products and securitisation Tier 4

The securitisation practice at Squire Patton Boggs acts for a broad range of borrowers, issuers, note investors, funders, arrangers, trustees, facility and paying agents, and primary and special servicers. Working predominantly for clients in the UK and continental Europe, it counts OneSavings Bank and the Richmond Group among them. The practice works closely with the firm's tax, employment, corporate, pensions, commercial and restructuring groups, and it is known for the close involvement of partners and senior associates in all transactions. Mark Thomas leads the practice and he led a variety of securitisation and structured finance transactions for clients such as Findel plc and Ashland Group. Asset-based lending specialist Paula Laird also plays a key role in the practice, notably for ABN AMRO, in financing solutions with significant securitisation elements. Jeremy Ladyman handles derivatives, structured products work and securitisation.

Key clients

OneSavings Bank Plc

Silverstream Finance Limited

Brydg Capital Limited

1st Stop Group Limited

Richmond Group Limited

MUFG

Ashland Group LLC

Findel PLC

Coface

Assetz Capital Trust Company Limited

Perch Capital Limited

Sterndale Capital Partners

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs has significant expertise in litigation involving structured finance, often involving multiple jurisdictions, international fraud and asset tracing claims – particularly issues arising from Russia and other CIS countries – asset finance, and crypto-asset disputes. Anthony Taylor , who splits his time between the London and Manchester offices, heads the UK litigation team. Gareth Timms is noted for multi-jurisdictional banking disputes and has extensive experience in obtaining injunctive and ancillary relief, and Chris Webber is a specialist in financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. Nicola Phillips was made partner, while the associates to note are Victoria Drury and Katherine Wakeham. Former UK head of litigation Laurence Winston and former London managing partner Robert Weekes both left for Crowell & Moring.

Commercial contracts Tier 5

The ‘responsive, prepared and commercialSquire Patton Boggs provides ‘depth and breadth of legal and commercial knowledge’. The practice specialises in cross-border work, particularly in the advertising and media, technology and telecoms sectors. Andrew Wilkinson heads the firm’s commercial, intellectual property and information technology group and ‘his commercial awareness is second to none’. He co-leads the team with the firm's global head of intellectual property and technology, David Elkins.

Testimonials

‘They understand the client’s business and industry and so can provide tailored advice’

‘Squire Patton Boggs is a well-rounded and multi-faceted firm’

‘They have strong core practices and excellent relationships in areas and countries where they do not have a presence’

‘They are well able to manage matters across departments and have a wide range of offices and lawyers available to deal with any matter’

‘Their extensive office base, excellent partners and well-trained associates make them the perfect fit for an organisation which requires swift and concise advice on a broad range of matters’

‘Andrew Wilkinson’s knowledge and advice is exceptional. His availability, in-depth knowledge of a vast array of matters, and calm and collected demeanour make him very easy to instruct and work with’

‘Andrew Wilkinson has a very reassuring and confident approach to anything thrown his way’

Key clients

MiQ (formerly Media iQ)

Sony Corporation

Fintech Tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs is instructed by clients ranging from financial institutions to start-ups in relation to corporate transactions including fundraising and investments, joint ventures, M&A and equity structuring. In addition, the team has complementary expertise in employment law, procurement, cloud arrangements and intellectual property. Practice head Robert Bray's corporate expertise spans private equity and venture capital, M&A and joint ventures. Recently promoted partner Julian Ciecierski-Burns advised Wonga on its VC fundraising, and also acted for TransUnion in the sale of Noddle to CreditKarma.

Key clients

BRAC

Mega

Safety Net Credit

Shareholders of Business Insight

JP Morgan

Citigroup

iSwap

Broadridge

Contis Group

Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Wonga Group

FireDrake Consulting

Monex Europe

Centtrip

Aldridge EDC Specialty Finance

Omnio Group

Commercial litigation Tier 6

Squire Patton Boggs' 'team stands out with its great level of client communication and understanding'. The London litigation practice acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional cases, working particularly closely with offices in the US, the Middle East, CIS, and the Far East. Stephen Sampson is head of London litigation, Gareth Timms is particularly focused on banking disputes, including Islamic finance, asset tracing and fraud related work, and Chris Webber is also highly regarded. Nicola Phillips was made partner in 2018 and Stephen Cole  is an experienced director. Former London managing partner Robert Weekes and Laurence Winston, who was previously UK litigation head, both joined Crowell & Moring.

Testimonials

Clear expertise in financial and contractual disputes with a strong teamwork ethos that delivers excellent value for clients‘.

Chris Webber is a very focused specialist, with in-depth experience in negotiations.’

Key clients

Chelsea Football Club

Rembrandt Enterprises

Overgas

LAN Cargo and LATAM Airlines Group

Fawaz Al-Hasawi

EU and competition Tier 6

At Squire Patton Boggs, the London-based department operates seamlessly as  part of the firm’s fully integrated global practice. The group provides legal assistance with merger control matters, contentious issues, behavioural and market investigations by the UK authorities and the European Commission, state aid, and public procurement. The team has expertise in all types of competition dispute resolution work, including arbitration. Martin Rees focuses on behavioural work and merger control advice; the same applies to Diarmuid Ryan’s practice, which also encompasses state aid law. Francesco Liberatore specialises in technology-driven sectors and has developed a niche in communications law.

Intellectual property Tier 6

Squire Patton Boggs is highlighted for its expertise in commercial and contentious soft IP matters. Names to note include Carlton Daniel, who handles advertising, marketing and media sector instructions, and Robert Wegenek, who assists with commercial IP and licensing matters.

Immigration

The team at Squire Patton Boggs, which is led by UK business immigration head Annabel Mace, works with global businesses and ultra-high net worth individuals on a range of complex immigration mandates, covering sectors including sports, media, retail, food, construction, pharma, manufacturing and financial services. The practice is able to draw on the wider firm's international network of offices, as well as its strengths in employment, to advise on global transfers, global mobility issues and cross-border instructions. In particular, the team has seen an increase in work from China-based entities and it is also well-placed to handle immigration matters for Indian and US clients.

Construction Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs has excellent cross-border contentious and non-contentious capabilities, acting for a strong roster of international clients, often under the leadership of the highly regarded Graeme Bradley. Robert Norris also takes the lead on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and national matters, with particular strength in the energy sector; Ray O'Connor has extensive experience in construction and engineering. On the contentious side, senior associate Alex Johnson is recommended. Richard Vaughan and Daniel Barchet left to join Weightmans LLP during 2018.

Testimonials

The partners are very hands on and approachable and have excellent knowledge of the issues and developments

Rob Norris is very practical, interested in results and ensuring that our position is protected

Key clients

ABB Limited

Al Shamsh General Contracting

Arena Events Group plc

Association of Decentralised Energy

Atlantic Projects Company Limited

Baglan Operations Limited

Blackpool Borough Council

Calon Energy Limited / Macquarie

Centrica

Cheyne Capital

Citic Construction UK Limited and China Citic Bank

Claremont Land & New Homes Limited

Cullum Detuners

Cummins

Dalata Hotels

Dragados

Envirogen Water Technologies Limited

Equitix

HUAWEI

Imperial College

Inception Holdings SARL

ITV Plc

Johnson & Johnson Finance Limited

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Limited

Jury’s Hotels

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Midas Construction Limited

Molson Coors Brewing Company

NEC

Pannonia Ethanol ZRT

Quintain Developments

RTS Technology Solutions Limited (t/a Vanti)

Selfridges Retail Limited

Sky UK Limited

Sumitomo Corporation / J Powers Systems

Sutton Bridge Power Generation

Taylor Lane

The University of Law

UK Power Reserve

Veolia

Watkin Jones Contractors

Window and Door Maintenance Services Limited

Wyre Borough Council

QooT

Construction Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs focuses its expertise on three key areas; energy and utilities, development projects, and infrastructure, public sector and regeneration work. The team also benefits from the firm's global network and is regularly involved in international mandates. Group leader Zakir Mulla handles construction, engineering and infrastructure issues; James Duckworth focuses on development and infrastructure project procurement; and Matthew Mulqueen is an expert in renewable energy matters.

Key clients

Muse Developments Limited

Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund LLP

Catalyst Capital

FORE

Price Waterhouse Coopers Dubai

Dubai Municipality

Developer of major mixed use development in GCC capital city

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Capital and Centric

Maro Developments

Brookfield Group

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 1

Hannah Kendrick leads Squire Patton Boggs' Leeds-based practice, which regularly handles high-value domestic and international transactions. On the corporate side, Jonathan Jones and Adam Hastings focus on private equity and capital markets respectively, while Paul Jinks heads up the commercial practice, which frequently advises on the delivery and contractual structures of large IT projects for customer and supplier clients. Francesca Fellowes brings significant data protection and privacy expertise to major technology transactions.

Key clients

NorthEdge Capital

Endless LLP

Xeros Technology plc

Pharmacy 2U

Team 17 Group plc

ECI Partners

Clipper Logistics

Inflexion Private Equity

VP plc

Callcredit Information Group

ClearCourse

EDF Energy

XLN Telecom

Cox Automotive/Manheim

Sigma Retail Solutions

Liquid Voice

CTI Travel

Marston Holdings

Auction Technology Group

Omega Plc

Contis Group

McBride plc

Johnson & Johnson

Corporate tax Tier 1

The tax strategy and benefits team at Squire Patton Boggs advises on a range of commercial tax issues including matters relating to corporate, finance and property transactions, employee share incentives, employment and pensions, and VAT, and also has contentious expertise. Practice head Mark Simpson has particular experience assisting developers, investors, public sector bodies and funders with real estate transactions, while Timothy Jarvis focuses on private equity, banking and corporate finance transactions

Testimonials

The corporate tax team at Squire Patton Boggs has a wide range of corporate expertise, which is delivered with authority in a professional and business-like way.

Timothy Jarvis has a deep knowledge of tax and is able to communicate very complex tax issues in layman’s language. He combines the expertise with a human touch.

Timothy Jarvis has encyclopedic tax knowledge and is able to explain the issues in non-technical terms.

Senior associate Louise Parker provides very thorough and professional support on legal documentation.

Key clients

FORE Advisors LLP

Team 17

Six Degrees Group

LDC

Epic LLP

Leeds City Council

Succession Group

Sussex County Cricket Club

Corporate tax Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs caters to small and local clients, as well as large multinationals requiring tax advice on cross-border matters. Areas of expertise include the tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, private equity transactions, tax-related employment advice, employee share incentive and pensions-related tax work. Many of its clients are household names in sectors including renewable energy, technology, recruitment, chemicals, real estate and sport/leisure. Patrick Ford heads the team. Victoria Carpenter was promoted to senior associate.

Key clients

EDF Energy

The Co-op Group

Lucite International

CitySprint

WPP

Watkin Jones plc

GB Group plc

BASF

Tesco

ICF

Greggs plc

LMAX Exchange

Cleveland Clinic

SmartStream Technologies

PZ Cussons Pension Scheme

BT Pension Scheme

Molson Coors

Omnio/Chronos Investments

Innospec

INEOS

Selecta

Stobart Group

H2 Equity Partners

Bayer

Grafton Group plc

Babylon Health

ICI Pension Scheme

Assetz Capital

Shield Safety Group

Employment Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs advises on the full gambit of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, from complex Employment Tribunal claims involving whistleblowing and discrimination, to large scale restructuring projects and day-to-day employment issues. The team is well-regarded for its involvement in significant strategic change projects and cross-border TUPE matters. The firm's clientele encompasses global and regional companies as well as financial institutions, across sectors including retail, recruitment, manufacturing, life sciences, energy and natural resources. Experienced litigator Alison Treliving leads the department.

Key clients

CBRE

VEOLIA

Tesco

Ashtead Plc

Superdrug

Gazprom

Ineos

Kemira Chemicals

Savers Health & Beauty Limited

SThree Plc

The Perfume Shop

Mamas & Papas

Burberry

McColls Retail

Think Money Group

Tom James International

Vida Healthcare

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 1

The team at Squire Patton Boggs covers all areas of employment law, with a particular focus on retail sector clients, as well as manufacturing and engineering. Matthew Lewis, who heads up the team, draws on his previous experience as a trade union lawyer for industrial matters, working alongside Andrew Stones, who is relationship partner for a number of the firm's key clients. Holiday pay is another area of expertise for the practice, while the team has recently created a new product which provides a fixed-fee solution for responding to data subject access requests.

Energy Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs has notable expertise both nationally and internationally, with a key strength in renewable energy projects in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. James Duckworth specialises in the procurement of major projects in the energy and waste sectors and divides his time between Leeds and Dubai; Richard Glover focuses on planning matters and has experience in compulsory wayleave hearings; Matthew Mulqueen is based in the firm's Leeds, London and Houston offices and handles international renewable energy projects; David Hardy is an expert in planning matters.

Key clients

City Authority of GCC Government

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

EDF Energy

Chania Green Generation Company Limited

Selenkei Investment Limited

Cedate Limited

PricewaterhouseCoopers Dubai

Ernst & Young Dubai

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Statuslist Limited

Energy Systems Catapult

Innogy Renewables Limited

SP Manweb plc

Lincolnshire County Council

Alkane Energy

GreenPower (International) Limited

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

The Energy Networks Association

Regional Land Holding

Dubai Municipality

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Environment Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs has a wide range of expertise on all environment matters, including environment permitting, contamination liability, Environmental Agency investigations, remediation, importing, compliance issues, M&A, as well as the acquisition and sale of development and industrial sites. The 'top notch' David Gordon handles contaminated land, European Union regulation REACH and environmental permitting work, while director Anita Lloyd focuses on the manufacturing and waste sectors.

Testimonials

Superbly led team with a huge amount of technical knowledge and ability. Very easy and good to deal with, and commercially sound

Dave Gordon is one of the best in terms of pure environmental expertise. He is really excellent

Dave Gordon is a leader in his field, absolutely first rate in all aspects of the role and a pleasure to deal with

Anita Lloyd is a very accomplished technical lawyer

Rob Biddlecombe is an extremely able associate, good to deal with

Key clients

Olin Corporation

Lucite

EDF

Veolia

Essity (previously SCA Hygiene)

ITV

National Oilwell Varco

ZF TRW

McBride Plc

Carpenter

Orbit Homes

Gavilon

Taylor Wimpey

International Entertainment Corporation

Health and safety Tier 1

Rob Elvin leads Squire Patton Boggs' health and safety team, which has a good reputation for its work defending large corporates and directors facing serious health and safety issues, as well as handling accident and internal investigation work across a wide range of sectors including entertainment, food and drink, retail, construction, energy and sport. Other expertise includes advising on regulatory compliance relating to large corporate and real estate transactions, as well as audits of compliance management systems.

Key clients

Ei Group (formerly known as Enterprise Inns)

EDF Energy

Live Nation

Showsec International Limited

Suez Plc (and subsidiary)

Bayer Crop Science

Mamas & Papas

Homebase

International Tennis Federation

Staples

Licensing Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs is skilled at advising clients on the full range of licensing matters in the hospitality, leisure, retail and transport sectors. The team acts for a number of major clients on a national basis and has particular expertise in areas such as hotel licences, motorway services and the convenience retail sector. Stephanie Perraton helms the team, while director Nicola Smith is also recommended.

Key clients

Select Service Partner Limited / SSP Air

Jurys Inns

Roadchef

InterContinental Hotels Group

Bryant Park Hospitality

Dalata Hotel Group

London & Regional (Trafalgar Hotel) Limited and London & Regional (Green Park) Limited

Etc Venues

Pensions Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs acts for a range of private and public sector clients on the full spectrum of pensions instructions and counts the manufacturing, engineering, automotive, healthcare, financial services, infrastructure and education sectors as key areas of expertise. Elizabeth Graham advises a range of private, public and charity sector clients and heads up the team, which includes Catherine McKenna, who has significant experience in Pensions Regulator applications. Other names to note include director Jane Briggs, who frequently acts for retail pensions, insurance providers and master trusts; and senior associate Anna Tomlinson, who is particular experienced in advising on GDPR compliance.

Key clients

Trustees of the Ashland UK Pension Fund

ACCESS Pool

Trustees of the Pentair UK Defined Benefit Scheme

Trustee of Kelda Group Pension Plan

Trustee of the Northern Powergrid Group of the ESPS

Trustees of the Network Rail CARE and DC Pension Schemes

Trustees of the Fenner Pension Scheme

Trustees of the Lucite International Pension Fund

Trustees of the Redcats Schemes

Pensions Tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs has a strong market presence in public sector pensions, and its team is particularly knowledgeable about local government pension scheme issues. It has a notable profile among not-for-profit clients, but is also sought out by clients in other industry sectors, such as manufacturing, engineering, education and automotives. The utilities sector is another area of strength. Matthew Giles is highly respected.

Testimonials

The team is strong and has great depth at all levels (both within the West Midlands practice and across the pensions team as a whole). They are all commercial, pragmatic and (as required) robust – as well as being friendly and approachable‘.

Matthew Giles is very sensible and pragmatic, has a good reputation and is a nice person to deal with‘.

Philip Sutton and Matthew Giles  are  very strong technically‘.

Philip Sutton is very thorough and professional‘.

Key clients

XPO Pension Trustees

Trustees of the Aston Martin Lagonda Limited Pension Scheme

Trustees of the British Home Pension Scheme

Trustee of the IMI Plc Pension Funds

Coats Group plc

Smiths Group plc

Trustee of the TKM Group Pension Scheme (principal employer: Inchcape International)

Southern Water Pension Scheme

Volvo Cars

FKI Group

Planning Tier 1

With notable expertise in contentious planning matters, Squire Patton Boggs advises public and private sector clients including energy companies, local authorities, retailers and commercial, residential and leisure developers. David Hardy is dual qualified as a barrister and solicitor and is the key contact for compulsory purchase matters, as well as contentious work and developments in the energy, transports and mines and minerals sectors. Practice leader Richard Glover is highly regarded for his experience representing electricity clients in applications for consent under the Electricity Act.

Key clients

SP Manweb

Innogy

Energy Systems Catapult

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Lincolnshire County Council

Electricity North West

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

Leavesley Group

Conrad Energy

Northern Powergrid

Pendle Borough Council

Falck Renewables

Citadel Estates Limited

JPE Aggregates Limited

Newby Estates

White Brothers Limited

Statuslist Limited

Greenpower International Limited

Banking and finance Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs stands out for its acquisition finance strength, which benefits from the firm's global network. Other key areas of expertise include real estate finance, asset-based lending, derivatives and corporate lending. Practice head Tom Telford was recently joined by Nick Bell, who was recruited from an in-house position at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Jeremy Ladyman is also a key name for investment management, derivatives and financial services work. Andrew Fordham left for Addleshaw Goddard.

Testimonials

Tom Telford is a very good and technical practitioner‘.

Key clients

Clydesdale Bank (trading as Yorkshire Bank)

Redhall Group

ECI Partners

The Royal Bank of Scotland

National Westminster Bank

Endless

Inflexion Private Equity

Wesleyan Bank

Send for Help

RBS Invoice Finance

Lloyds Development Capital

Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking and finance practice at Squire Patton Boggs handles a range of corporate banking matters, in particular acting for banks and borrowers on acquisition finance and refinancings, as well as general bank lending transactions including amending and restructuring existing facilities. Practice head Roy Grist has particular expertise in the real estate sector.

Testimonials

‘Although they are a global and sizeable business, it is never difficult to get a professional response on an urgent matter.’

‘They can add a new and alternative perspective to problems and business issues in a pragmatic and helpful way’

‘Strong communications and a pragmatic approach to problems.’

‘Extremely responsive to our objectives – the firm takes a pragmatic, commercial approach to the potential risks rather than a pure point by point legalistic approach.’

‘Exceptional amount of partner input and interaction’

‘Roy Grist took the time to fully understand our objectives for the transaction and then was extremely hands-on and proactive in managing the execution of the transaction. By bringing his extensive practical experience to bear we were able to focus upon the key issues and complete the transaction in a timely and efficient manner. The amount of time, care and input Roy brought to the transaction was exceptional.

‘Misbah Ganny was particularly helpful in coordinating the work required in overseas jurisdictions and took a proactive role in resolving issues with the other parties when the availability of documentation was sometimes limited or constrained.’

Key clients

Lloyds Banking Group

The Midcounties Co-Operative Limited

Finance Birmingham

Leumi ABL Limited

Gordon Brothers

Handelsbanken

The PNC Financial Services Group Inc

Barclays Bank PLC

Bank Leumi (UK) plc

Aston Villa Football Club

ABN Amro

Banking and finance Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs is active across real estate finance, corporate lending, leveraged finance, project finance and asset based lending transactions. The team acts for a range of lender and borrower clients, and regularly handles complex domestic and cross-border instructions. Department head Claire Shepherd handles property finance, asset based lending, acquisition finance, project finance, restructuring and general corporate lending mandates. Matthew Ingram is 'experienced' and is regularly instructed on cross-border matters. Debra Cooper is 'excellent on real estate finance mandates'.

Testimonials

The team has a professional and pro-active approach and is praised for its overall speed of delivery

Debra Cooper provides a very impressive, high quality service, as well as all round assistance and advice

Matthew Ingram is first-rate

Claire Shepherd is an excellent operator

 

Key clients

Allied Irish Banks

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

NM Rothschild & Sons

Clydesdale Bank

Manchester City Council

Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund LP

Frontier Development Capital

PNC Business Credit

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Banking litigation Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs is instructed by a range of financial institutions, handling the full spectrum of litigation and international arbitration with particular expertise in asset-based lending and fraud-related work. Manchester-based Anthony Taylor heads up the team, which includes Simon Miller in Leeds; Miller has particular experience assisting high-profile financial services clients with professional negligence claims.

Banking litigation Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs handles complex, high-value litigation for clients including banks, mortgage servicers, building societies and investment funds. The practice's expertise covers international arbitration, regulatory issues, investigations and risk mitigation, while other areas of focus include sanctions, professional negligence and enforcement actions. Anthony Taylor, who was recently promoted to head of UK litigation and is recognised for his 'sharp intelligence', heads up the team. Senior associates Mike Caird and Peter Lees are also recommended.

Testimonials

Anthony Taylor has a sharp intelligence that allows him to cut into issues quickly’.

Anthony Taylor handles his clients well, often in difficult circumstances’.

Banking litigation Tier 2

At Squire Patton Boggs , the team operates as part of the firm's substantial international network, with the Birmingham practice focusing on advising lenders on professioinal negligence, mis-selling, regulatory issues and lender liability claims. 'First-class lawyer' Garon Anthony leads the team, while also handling disputes involving banking, pensions, financial advisers and insurance clients, as well as issues relating to cyber-attacks and data breaches. Commercial litigator Simon Garbett is also regularly involved in complex cross-border disputes.

Testimonials

‘The team takes the time to foster a relationship, which means they really understand our business and our goals. Their advice is clear and unambiguous and most importantly, they don’t sit on the fence.’

‘Really down to earth and friendly. We take for granted the expertise in their field but the fact that we can call any member of the team and they know us and what we are about is great.’

‘The team is extremely responsive to client needs and timescales, and invests the time and resources to fully understand the nature of any potential litigation. Access to the team is first rate, as is their knowledge and expertise.

‘Garon Anthony is a first-class lawyer with a keen eye for detail, and a skill for distilling complex issues into clear narratives.’

Key clients

Cambridge & Counties Bank

Brooks Macdonald Plc

Trustee of Jaguar Land

Rover Pension Scheme

Amana Capital

Homeserve Plc

Dalata UK/Hotel Group Plc

Commercial litigation: Birmingham Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs is regularly turned to by clients for high-profile disputes pertaining to the financial services, automotive, manufacturing and pensions sectors. Simon Garbett leads the Birmingham practice and is particularly skilled in supply chain and product liability cases. Also recommended is Garon Anthony, who focuses on contentious matters in the fields of banking, pensions and insurance.

Testimonials

‘Easily accessible, with detailed knowledge of specialist areas of law.’

‘Excellent quality of advice – turnaround times are very good.’

Key clients

Trustee of the Jaguar Land Rover Pension Scheme

Dalata Hotel Group

GSH

Homeserve

Carver (Wolverhampton) Limited

Brooks Macdonald

Cambridge & Counties Bank

Cardtronics, Inc.

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs' litigation and international dispute resolution team has experience handling a range of contentious matters at local, regional, national and international levels with expertise across a variety of sectors including the manufacturing, education, technology, retail, IT, property development and logistics industries. The group is led by Jason Blakey, who joined from DWF and is frequently instructed on a range of contractual and tortious disputes; other noteworthy individuals include Simon Lucas, who specialises in export controls and international trade compliance, and Simon Miller, who has now taken a consultant role at the firm. Lucci Dammone retired.

Key clients

Quartzelec Limited

Komori UK Limited

Contact (Print and Packaging) Limited/Contact Holdings Limited

Kwik Fit

Optare PLC

Bluestone Leasing Limited

Ikonic Technology Limited

Clipper Logistics PLC

Vodafone Limited

Contis Group Limited

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs' practice, which provides an 'excellent service', is led by European real estate head Matthew Dalzell. The team covers a wide range of sectors, including development, retail and entertainment, and retains a strong position in markets across the north of England, continuing to pick up  mandates for a range of major infrastructure projects. Andrew Sprake, who leads the real estate finance team, is another key member of the practice acting as client relationship partner for Leeds City Council and leading on a number of key deals in the energy and public sectors. Prew Lumley, who advises a line-up of well-known retail and leisure clients, is also recommended.

Testimonials

‘Excellent service delivered all around.’

‘Always available, practical and keen to solve issues and help deals over the line.’

Key clients

Jomast Group

Leeds City Council

Live Nation Group

Muse Developments

Selfridges Group

Reach

Cummins

Henry Boots Developments

Citu Group

Helix

Mayborn Group

Cheyne Capital

Capital & Centric

Catalyst

SIG

Pharmacy 2U

Mercia Power Response

Cath Kidston

Rymans

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs' corporate and commercial team advises industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and sports companies on public and private M&A and private equity deals.  The 'excellent' Geoff Perry  leads the team and focuses on mid-market M&A and PE transactions alongside partners such as  Andrew  Glaze . Other important members of the team include David Hull , who is highly experienced in corporate transactions, particularly in the sports sector where the firm works with a large number of football teams,  and commercial expert Stuart James , who often advises on procurement and sourcing matters.

Testimonials

This is very much a partner-led practice, with the engagement partner visible and hands on throughout the transaction process. Having said that, support from associates is excellent.’

Geoff Perry has excellent commercial legal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a lay client inexperienced in corporate deal-making.’

Key clients

Dalata UK Limited

Veolia ES (UK) Limited

Park Ohio Industries Inc

Lyndon Scaffolding Plc

Aston Villa FC

Raksha Energy Holdings Limited

Riverview Law Holdings Limited

DK Group

Marston’s PLC

Sociedad Anonima Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA)

CH Bailey Plc

American Greetings

Arena Event Services Limited

Arrow Global Plc (FTSE listed provider of financial services)

Bournville CollegeHCA International

Healthtrust Europe

Corporate and commercial: Manchester Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs advises global clients on M&A, private equity and capital markets and has a growing presence in the corporate real estate market. The firm has a particular focus on the chemicals and manufacturing sectors, and also the tech sector where it is introducing innovative pricing models for start-ups and early stage businesses. Clients include institutional investors, angels and founders/managers. Giles Chesher heads the team and specialises in mid-market private equity and advising large corporate clients. James Fitzgibbon and Jane Haxby are also recommended, while Darren Warburton  has a wealth of experience in the chemicals manufacturing sector.

Key clients

Miss Group Holdings

NorthEdge Capital LLP

On the Beach plc

GB Group

I.T. Labs Limited

BGF Investments LP

Maven Capital Partners (UK) LLP

Belden Inc

United States Bank

Co-operative Group Limited

Employment Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs has vast experience of advising on high value strategic projects, which is allied to its considerable strength on the contentious side. The team is well-placed to advise on complex cross-border matters and is increasingly sought out to handle substantial employment law matters for clients in the hotels and leisure industry. Practice head Charles Frost acts for some of the country’s best-known football clubs.

Key clients

Renault F1

Dalata Group

Babylon Health

Bayer Plc

National Australia Bank

Carl Zeiss

Saint-Gobain

Logicalis

Steris Plc

Roper Technologies

Infrastructure Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs handles national and international infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the energy space. James Duckworth, who splits his time between Leeds and Dubai, specialises in the procurement of infrastructure projects in the energy, waste, transport and healthcare sectors; Richard Glover and David Hardy focus on planning matters, and Matthew Mulqueen handles international renewable energy project developments.

Key clients

City Authority of GCC Government

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

EDF Energy

Chania Green Generation Company Limited

Selenkei Investment Limited

Cedate Limited

PricewaterhouseCoopers Dubai

Ernst & Young Dubai

Egdon Resources UK Limited

Statuslist Limited

Energy Systems Catapult

Innogy Renewables Limited

SP Manweb plc

Lincolnshire County Council

Alkane Energy

GreenPower (International) Limited

Energiekontor (UK) Limited

The Energy Networks Association

Regional Land Holding

Dubai Municipality

Frontier Investment Management

Africa Renewable Energy Limited

NKT Cables

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs handles a range of insolvency work for administrators and lenders, and also had a significant presence in the restructuring area. The team is active in a wide variety of sectors, including pensions, retail, automotive and hospitality. Devinder Singh stands out for his contentious insolvency expertise; Russell Hill and Oliver Ward-Jones are other key members of the practice.

Testimonials

‘Very professional, high quality advice and excellent turnaround times.’

‘A client focused partner led approach and a pragmatic and commercial outlook that always has the objective of meeting difficult client expectations. The team is always very responsive and give realistic advice around delivery to timetable and likely outcomes.’

‘Russell Hill is extremely client focused, commercial and driven. He delivers exceptional service with empathy in sometimes challenging situations and is able to communicate complex issues with clarity and confidence.’

‘The market leading restructuring practice in the Midlands, with a client focused, partner-led approach and a pragmatic and commercial outlook that always has the objective of meeting difficult client expectations.’

‘The team are always very responsive and give realistic advice around delivery to timetable and likely outcomes. The team are a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team offers a fast, efficient service with excellent knowledge and experience.’

‘Russell Hill takes a commercial view while always protecting our position. He offers exceptional service and a strong relationship.’

‘Devinder Singh always adopts a very pragmatic approach, drawing on experience to ensure we are always protected. He is always available to discuss cases and provide appropriate advice.’

‘Devinder Singh is an experienced insolvency lawyer who is as adept in non-contentious situations as he is in litigation.’

Key clients

KPMG

FRP Advisory

PWC

Grant Thornton

Cambridge & Counties Bank

Leonard Curtis

Lloyds Bank

Barclays Bank

HBL Bank (formerly Habib Bank)

R Capital

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Led by Susan Kelly , the team at Squire Patton Boggs is regularly instructed on complex restructuring and insolvency mandates by accountancy firms, banks, international companies and asset based lenders. Asset based lending work is an area of expertise, as is pensions-related insolvency work. The financial services, retail, oil and gas, real estate, food and drink, manufacturing, chemicals, construction, healthcare, technology, leisure and transport sectors are key areas of focus, and the team particularly stands out for its cross-border expertise. Director Mark Prior is also noted.

Testimonials

Department head Susan Kelly is first-class and is very experienced

Susan Kelly is a real market leader

Susan Kelly and her team are professional in regard to all matters

Susan Kelly  is always available and has extensive knowledge in her field; she is approachable and sensible in her advice; and she can relate to clients and adapt her style accordingly.

Nothing is too much trouble and Susan Kelly works with you to get the job done; she has a straight talking and refreshing approach

 

 

Key clients

ABN Amro Commercial Finance

Barclays Bank

BDO LLP

Close Invoice Finance

CNG Financial Corporation

Co-op

Deloitte

EY

FRP Advisory

Grant Thornton LLP

KPMG LLP

Lloyds Banking Group

Manchester Building Society

PNC Business Credit

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Shawbrook Bank

Urban Splash Modular

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

At Squire Patton BoggsJohn Alderton handles non-contentious matters with experience in complex reorganisations, disposals and corporate advisory work, while Laura Crawford focuses on contentious insolvency work. The group is experienced in the retail, mining and chemicals sectors and has notable expertise in cross-border restructuring and insolvency mandates.

Key clients

Ernst & Young

KPMG

Deloitte

BDO

Aver Chartered Accountants

Walsh Taylor

CRG Recovery

Leumi Bank

Begbies Traynor Group

Forensic Recovery

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs' team 'goes the extra mile', providing advice on a range of IT matters to clients in the retail and technology sectors. The 'very engaging' and 'supportive' practice head Stuart James leads the team and has excellent experience in healthcare, retail and financial services. Another name to note is senior associate Sam Tibbetts, who has particular experience in the financial services sector.

Testimonials

‘Squire Patton Boogs has subject matter expertise in financial services, which they are able to combine with pragmatic advice for growing companies working with large institutions.’

‘Diligent, ethical service, considerable attention to detail, they go the extra mile.’

‘Stuart James has made a considerable contribution to our business and its growth. His commitment to our objectives has been greatly appreciated. An exceptional individual.’

‘The team has been consistently reliable and value for money.’

‘A hidden gem with a very broad experience base that brings a unique perspective to complex and seemingly intractable legal challenges.’

‘Sleeves rolled-up demeanour combined with a stop-at-nothing attitude to task completion. 4am on a Sunday? No problem…’

‘Stuart James is very engaging and supportive.’

Key clients

Serco Group plc

GB Group plc

IDS Indata

Masabi

Centtrip Limited

Laudale

Piriform

eBrevia

Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc

Avantia

Firedrake

Combined Nuclear Pension Plan Trustees

HCA Healthcare

Pensions Tier 2

David Griffiths is at the helm of Squire Patton Boggs' Manchester pension team, which has been very busy in recent months advising pension funds and employers in relation to GDPR compliance. The team has a strong presence in public sector pensions, while other sector specialisms include utilities, manufacturing, chemical, engineering, automotive, healthcare, financial services and infrastructure. Victoria Leigh  is noted for her contentious experience.

Testimonials

‘David Griffiths is always very approachable and offers quick, clear and pragmatic solutions.’

Key clients

Homestyle 2007 Pension Plan

Cruden Group

Trustees of the ABB Pension Plan

Nampak Pension Scheme

Marshalls Pension Scheme

PZ Cussons PLC Pension Trustees

Trustees of the Siddall and Hilton Pension Plan

PwCEE BV Pension Plan

West Midlands Pension Fund

Property litigation Tier 2

With notable expertise in compulsory purchase and land compensation cases, Squire Patton Boggs also has a strong track record in the retail, leisure, utilities and charities sectors across the full range of commercial landlord and tenant matters. David Holland leads the national team 'with gravitas and mature authority' from the Leeds office and is a specialist in land compensation matters.

Testimonials

Squire Patton Boggs fields a team of professionals who have an excellent commercial understanding, which is crucial, alongside strong but sensitive management of the client’s expectations for a successful outcome. The team meets clients needs throughout‘.

David Holland listens, understands the situation and makes recommendations as to the strategy and actions with a balanced command and forcefulness. He leads the team with gravitas and mature authority‘.

Key clients

Manchester Airport Group

Birmingham Airport Limited

United Utilities Group plc

Co-operative Group

Provident Financial plc

Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror Group plc)

Yum! Brands

American Greetings (Clinton Cards)

Selfridges Group

Signet Group plc

Cancer Research UK

The Mansion Group

Jomast

Henry Boot plc

Six Degrees Group

Lidl UK

PA Consulting

2 Sisters Food Group

Cath Kidston

FORE Partnership

Mr Richard Hartle

TIP Trailer Services UK Limited

London Borough of Redbridge

Cummins plc

Western Power Distribution plc

Electricity North West Limited

S P Manweb plc

Sport Tier 2

With a strong track record in the football sector, Squire Patton Boggs advises on major M&A transactions, marketing, sponsorship, termination of contracts, disciplinary proceedings, intellectual property and real estate matters. David Hull, who relocated from London to Birmingham, is well known for having advised on a number of major football club takeovers, while Charlie Frost specialises in employment law. The team is also active in the motor racing sector.

Testimonials

The firm has a good knowledge of the football industry and has a range of relationships with football’s governing bodies

The team has a unique experience in professional sports, with very precise knowledge and business-oriented recommendations

Partners are very reactive and have a business-oriented approach. It is always a pleasure to work with them and their expertise is much appreciated

Key clients

Aston Villa

Wigan Athletic FC

Project 11

Sheffield Wednesday

Renault Sport Racing

Leicester City

West Bromwich Albion

Commercial litigation: Manchester Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs has a strong track record on complex national and international disputes, working in tandem with the firm's Leeds base on domestic matters and leveraging its international platform on cross-border work. The team has a particular focus on the retail, chemical, manufacturing, IT and financial services sectors, acting for a raft of major banks and building societies. Victoria Leigh, who heads the team, is well known for her work on pension disputes.

Testimonials

The team is pragmatic, sensible and collaborative’.

Victoria Leigh and the team maintain their good humour and professionalism and their commitment to reaching a sensible conclusion in the face of the most challenging circumstances’.

Key clients

SSP Limited

GB Group Plc

INEOS Group

Yorkshire Building Society

Assetz SME Capital Limited

Co-operative Group Limited

Instem Plc

Coyle Personnel Plc

Valtris Speciality Chemicals

Hough Green Garage

Manchester Building Society

MAN Energy Solutions UK Ltd

Albis (UK) Ltd

Boal (UK) Ltd

Concordia Management GmbH

Commercial property: Birmingham Tier 3

Led by 'commercial and considered' Birmingham office head Nick Green, Squire Patton Boggs handles a range of transactions, leasing and development work in the residential, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing sectors. In January 2019, the practice was strengthened by the arrival of residential development specialist Kevin Nagle as a consultant from Shakespeare Martineau LLP.

Testimonials

‘Commercial, competent and trustworthy – delivers to schedule.’

Key clients

Signet Group Limited

Birmingham City Council

One Stop Stores

PwC

Cancer Research UK

Land Trust

Orbit Group

London EV Company

St Francis Group

University College Birmingham

Commercial property: Manchester Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs handles a raft of real estate mandates. It is noted for its development practice and the team advises a range of regional and national developers. The team also acts for a number of public sector clients on regeneration mandates, while the retail, sports, leisure, chemical and transport sectors are key areas of focus. The team also offers real estate finance expertise. Mark Gaffney heads the team and is ably supported by the 'fantastic' Mark Barker.

Testimonials

‘A strong, partner led team, with good expertise.’

‘Mark Baker takes a calm and pragmatic approach and is always willing to explain the issues in whatever level of detail as the client requires.’

‘The team is swift to respond to issues and is willing to move appointments to make things work.’

Key clients

HB Villages

Peel Group

Stewart Milne Group

Watkin Jones Group

Warrington Borough Council

Preston City Council

AIG Global Real Estate

Co-op Group

Bespoke Hotels

Muse Developments

The Royal British Legion

NPL Group

Findel

First Step Group

Galliford Try Investments

Equitix

Construction Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs handles a range of national and international contentious and non-contentious construction work. The energy, nuclear, infrastructure, chemicals and waste sectors are key areas of expertise, and the team is engaged on regeneration and development projects. Sean McCay specialises in contentious construction and engineering work and Julian Scott handles projects and non-contentious construction mandates, with expertise in energy storage, solar and offshore wind farm projects, as well as property developments.  Infrastructure specialist Nick Helm acts for sponsors, bidding consortia, contractors, subcontractors, funders and public sector clients on project finance and PPP schemes.

Key clients

Harry Fairclough Construction

F Parkinson

Princes

Westshield

Galliford Try Investments

Equitix

Dolphin (Costain Pension Fund)

Balfour Beatty Investments

Gresham House/Hazel Capital

EDF Energy

Manchester Life Development Company

EU and competition Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs 's Manchester competition practice is headed by Diarmuid Ryan, who splits his time between London and Manchester. He is assisted by local legal director Nicola Elam . The team is able to work closely with colleagues in London, Brussels, Paris, Washington and Asia to handle antitrust, private enforcement, judicial review proceedings, merger control, CMA and European Commission investigations. They also advise on state aid matters, public procurement and policy and communications law matters. It has also been advising some clients on Brexit-related planning.

Key clients

Nielsen

Ashtead Group plc

Bathroom Brands/Crosswater Holdings Ltd

Bayer AG

Bemis Company, Inc.

BritNed Limited

Brewers of Europe

British Beer and Pub Association

Cathay Pacific

Cott Corporation

Cranswick PLC

Lane Clark Peacock LLP

Live Nation

Low & Bonar PLC

Magnox Limited

Manchester Airports Group

Marston Holdings

Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association

Neptune Networks Limited

Peninsula Business Services

S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa CIF (SAICA)

SRCL Limited

Synthomer plc

Vp plc

World Sailing

Health and safety Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs, whose practice has a national reach, is best known for defending large corporate organisations and directors in particularly serious health and safety matters, such as those under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, among others. It has particular expertise in the entertainment, food and drink, retail, construction, chemicals, waste and manufacturing sectors. Other areas of expertise include the energy, charity and sports sectors. David Gordon in Birmingham combines private practice experience with knowledge about chemicals regulatory and health issues. Manchester-based Rob Elvin is the overall head of the team.

Testimonials

The team has a comprehensive range of knowledge and experience, but the real selling point is its customer focus, attention to detail, and its collaborative and accessible approach. The team is equally at home in an operational engineering workshop as in the boardroom seamlessly adapting its approach to meet the needs of the audience and deliver excellent support ‘.

Key clients

Live Nation

Showsec International

Suez Plc (and subsidiary)

Bayer Crop Science

Mamas & Papas

Homebase

International Tennis Federation

Staples

Local government Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs stands out for its experience across regeneration projects and large scale development transactions involving public and private sector collaboration, and the team also has extensive experience in the funding market. Local government pension schemes, infrastructure and transport projects are also key areas of expertise, as are finance, corporate issues and disputes. Team heads Mark Barker and Mark Gaffney specialise in development work and regeneration projects.

Key clients

Leeds City Council

Preston City Council

Warrington Borough Council

Manchester City Council

Birmingham City Council

Muse Developments

Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

Hertfordshire County Council Pension Fund

Galliford Try Investments

Equitix

 

Planning and environment Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs' environment team is spread across the firm's Manchester and Birmingham offices and is focused on environmental and regulatory matters. The team has expertise across the chemicals, property development, energy, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Manchester office managing partner Rob Elvin is noted for contentious matters, and his expertise spans from nuisance claims to environmental permit appeals. Director Gary Lewis handles a range of waste management and environmental permitting breaches. Birmingham-based Dave Gordon is also a key contact. The firm's planning team is led by Leeds-based Richard Glover.

Key clients

William Blythe

Mexichem

Innospec

NicePak

Scottish Power

FMC

Man Diesel

Olin Corporation

Lucite

Cott Beverages

EDF

Veolia

Essity (previously SCA Hygiene)

ITV

National Oilwell Varco

ZF TRW

McBride Plc

Carpenter

St Francis Group

Gavilon

Taylor Wimpey

International Entertainment Corporation

SP Manweb

Electricity North West

Northern Powergrid

Pendle Borough Council

Citadel Estates

Project finance and PFI Tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs acts for sponsors, bidding consortia, contractors and sub-contractors, funders and public sector clients on project finance and PPP schemes. It is active on social infrastructure, transport and energy projects and also acts for developer clients on battery storage and gas peaking projects. The team is able to utilise the expertise across its national and international network of offices to advise on high-profile mandates. Nick Helm heads the team and is ably supported by Julian Scott.

Testimonials

‘The team is small compared to many of its peers, but its expertise is strong, as is the partner involvement.’

‘Nick Helm is a trusted pair of hands who is able to turn his skills to many different sectors and issues.’

Key clients

Equitix

Galliford Try Investments

Balfour Beatty Investments

Dolphin (Costain Pension Fund)

Vital Energi

Gresham House

Statera

Keele University

Magnox

Peel Developments

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

EDF

Property litigation Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is often engaged on cases involving vacant possession of multi-tenanted redevelopment sites, and the chemicals and agricultural sectors are key areas of focus for the team. Director Helen Hoath is experienced on a range of real estate litigation cases and is noted for commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Cases involving  rent reviews, service charges, break clause issues, easement issues, opposed lease renewals and complex title rectification are key areas of activity. The team also handles cross-border instructions. Leeds-based David Holland heads the team.

Key clients

Co-operative Group

Royal British Legion

Manchester City Football Club

Findel Group of companies

Stewart Milne Group of companies

Luxfer Group of companies

Quintain (Wembley Retail Park)

Lubrizol Group of companies

Signet Group

Peel Group of companies

Property litigation Tier 4

Led by senior associate Michelle Adams, the real estate litigation team at Squire Patton Boggs handles contentious matters relating to the management of portfolios for real estate investors and clients in the retail, logistics, charity and broadcasting sectors, including lease renewals, dilapidation claims, breach of lease covenants and recovery of unpaid rents. Other work includes advising tenants on break option disputes and developers on pre-development vacant possession strategies.

Testimonials

The team gives practical and pragmatic advice and always delivers to deadlines, even when urgent matters crop up. Friendly and approachable – they speak in simple language

Michelle Adams is a technical expert

Key clients

Signet Group Limited

ITV plc

Cancer Research UK

The Royal British Legion

Recognised as one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, Squire Patton Boggs provides insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

Squire Patton Boggs gives clients a voice, support their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

Squire Patton Boggs offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. The firm’s robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, Squire Patton Boggs has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

The firm advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

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Recognised as one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, Squire Patton Boggs provides insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

Squire Patton Boggs gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

Squire Patton Boggs offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. The firm’s robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, Squire Patton Boggs has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

The firm advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

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Chair/Global CEO Mark J. Ruehlmann