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Squire Patton Boggs
NO 1 SPINNINGFIELDS
1 HARDMAN SQUARE
MANCHESTER
M3 3EB
North West

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chair/global CEO Mark Ruehlmann
Managing partner – UK LLP Jane Haxby
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mark Barker  photo Mark Barker
 Jonathan Brooke  photo Jonathan Brooke
 Giles Chesher  photo Giles Chesher
 Debra Cooper  photo Debra Cooper
 Andrea Cropley  photo Andrea Cropley
 Bryn Doyle  photo Bryn Doyle
 Robert Elvin  photo Robert Elvin
 James Fitzgibbon  photo James Fitzgibbon
 Patrick Ford  photo Patrick Ford
 Mark Gaffney  photo Mark Gaffney
 David Griffiths  photo David Griffiths
 Nick Helm  photo Nick Helm
 Matthew Ingram  photo Matthew Ingram
 Susan Kelly  photo Susan Kelly
 Kerry Lee  photo Kerry Lee
 Victoria Leigh  photo Victoria Leigh
 Sean McCay  photo Sean McCay
 Julian Scott  photo Julian Scott
 Claire Shepherd  photo Claire Shepherd
 Anthony Taylor  photo Anthony Taylor
 Alison Treliving  photo Alison Treliving
 Darren Warburton  photo Darren Warburton
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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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chair/Global CEO Mark J. Ruehlmann