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Squire Patton Boggs

RUTLAND HOUSE, 148 EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2JR, ENGLAND
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Work 0121 222 3000
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Fax 0121 222 3001
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708610 BIRMINGHAM 17
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www.squirepattonboggs.com

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Geoff Perry

Other key lawyers:Andrew Glaze; David Hull; Stuart James

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Dalata UK on acquisition of the entire share capital of Hintergard - the owner of a London hotel.
  • Advised long-standing client Veolia on four transactions within six months, including the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of KDC Holdings .
  • Acted for Lyndon Scaffolding on its sale to Brand Industrial Services.
  • Advised Riverview Law and its majority shareholders on its acquisition by 'Big 4' accountancy practice EY.
Leading individuals

Geoff Perry - Squire Patton Boggs

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West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Stephanie Perraton

Other key lawyers:Nicola Smith

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

Work highlights

  • Management of all the licence applications for this client.
  • Dealing with all licence applications throughout in 2018.
  • Manages all the licence applications for the company.
  • Manages all its licence applications.
  • Advising on the opening of a new London venue and the redevelopment of  an existing venue in Eastcheap.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Garon Anthony

Other key lawyers:Simon Garbett; Ian Skinner

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

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Commercial litigation: Birmingham
Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Simon Garbett

Other key lawyers:Garon Anthony

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.

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West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Roy Grist

Other key lawyers:Paula Laird

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

Work highlights

  • Advised on ABN AMRO’s €160m pan-European financing of the Staples Group.
  • Advised Barclays on financing of the acquisition of EWS Manufacturing by Hadley Industries.
  • Advising Miss Group Holdings on a cross-border facility with HSBC UK Bank.
  • Advising Aurelius on the provision of a second lien facility for the financing of Hawk Plant Hire.
  • Advising One Healthcare Partners in connection with the amendment and restatement of existing facilities with Fern Trading.
Next Generation Partners

Roy Grist - Squire Patton Boggs

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Devinder Singh

Other key lawyers:Russell Hill; Oliver Ward-Jones

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

Work highlights

  • Advising the pension trustees of a group company pension scheme following a restructure of the group of companies.
  • Advised Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Commercial Finance in respect of the restructure of the facilities of Knights of Old Group.
  • Advising KPMG, the administrators of Russell Hume, on the collection of debts due from a number of debtors.
  • Advising Duff and Phelps, the administrators of Ideabright, on the sale of the business and assets.
  • Advising Envirogen Group on the cross-border restructure and ultimate refinance of their banking facilities.
Leading individuals

Devinder Singh - Squire Patton Boggs

Next Generation Partners

Oliver Ward-Jones - Squire Patton Boggs

Russell Hill - Squire Patton Boggs

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Charles Frost

Other key lawyers:Ramez Moussa; Helena Morrissey; Joanna Galbraith

Key Clients

Renault F1

Dalata Group

Babylon Health

Bayer Plc

National Australia Bank

Carl Zeiss

Saint-Gobain

Logicalis

Steris Plc

Roper Technologies

Work highlights

  • Working with the legal teams of Renault F1 in France and in the UK to advise on UK statutory developments and UK employment contract provisions.
  • Advised Dalata Group on the employment law issues arising from an agreement to acquire the lease of a 212-bedroom hotel under development in Aldgate, London, for a total price of £91 million.
  • Advising Babylon Partners on its wide-ranging, global employment contract review across various jurisdictions.
  • Advised London & Regional Properties on the closure of its Hilton London Green Park Hotel for refurbishment.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Rob Elvin

Other key lawyers:David Gordon; Rob Biddlecombe; Gary Lewis

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

Work highlights

  • Advised an energy company in relation to a prosecution following work at height accident.
  • Advised Mamas and Papas on its prosecution by the HSE for breaches of health and safety regulation involving one of its products.
  • Represented Homebase in its appeal against a prohibition notice imposed as a result of work practices.
  • Represented a client in an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive following a fatal accident involving an employee.
  • Represented a client in a prosecution following several accidents involving employees at one of its sites.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Matthew Giles

Other key lawyers:Philip Sutton

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

Work highlights

  • Developed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programme for UK pension plans, garnering more than 100 separate new instructions.
  • Acting as sole legal adviser to XPO Pension Trustees Limited since its appointment via tender in 2017.
  • Acting as sole legal adviser to the trustees of the Aston Martin Lagonda Limited Pension Scheme.
  • Acts as sole legal adviser to the trustees of the British Home Pension Scheme, which is sponsored by a historic healthcare charity.
  • Following the demerger of the £1bn defined benefit fund, the team has been advising the trustee of the IMI Plc Pension Funds on the winding-up of the legacy arrangement and on ongoing liability management strategies in relation to the successor arrangements.
Leading individuals

Matthew Giles - Squire Patton Boggs

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Nick Green

Other key lawyers:Victoria Camfield; Neil Taylor

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

Work highlights

  • Represented Dalata Hotels in its £91m acquisition of a 212-bedroom hotel under development in Aldgate, London.
  • Represented St Francis Group on a £5m speculative forward funded development.
  • Represented Smiths Wood in the development of a new primary health centre funded by Lloyds Bank.
  • Represented Signet on the re-gear of two jewellery store leases at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
  • Acted for Orbit Group on the a £120m acquisition of a strategic residential development site in Daventry.
Leading individuals

Nick Green - Squire Patton Boggs

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Graeme Bradley; Robert Norris

Other key lawyers:Ray O’Connor; Alex Johnson

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

Work highlights

  • Advising Blackpool Borough Council in relation to the £100m+ light rail system, including ongoing management of contractual issues during the project.
  • Acting for Sumitomo/J Power Systems on the third power interconnector between the UK and Europe, an £800m projects which is the largest the client has ever undertaken outside of Asia.
  • Advising Claremont Land & New Homes on its successful bid to regenerate a site at Holloway Head in Birmingham for the city council.
  • Advising Calon Energy on various new contracts and contract extensions in relation to the construction of power stations in the UK.
  • Advising Inception Holdings on the design and construction of a multi-use retail, leisure and commercial facility worth £20m.
Leading individuals

Graeme Bradley - Squire Patton Boggs

Robert Norris - Squire Patton Boggs

Rising stars

Alex Johnson - Squire Patton Boggs

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):David Gordon

Other key lawyers:Anita Lloyd

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Gavilon on REACH registration requirements for the import of products into the EU.
  • Advising International Entertainment Corporation on the environmental aspects of the acquisition of Wigan Athletic Football Club.
  • Advising Lucite on the environmental aspects of a complex business sale.
  • Advising Orbit Homes on environmental and infrastructure aspects of residential development projects, including site acquisition and set-up.
  • Advised Olin on regulatory and supply chain issues associated with Brexit arising from REACH, CLP and similar legislation, and on the registration of eight substances under the REACH Regulation.
Leading individuals

David Gordon - Squire Patton Boggs

Next Generation Partners

Anita Lloyd - Squire Patton Boggs

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Michelle Adams

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

Work highlights

  • Undertaking real estate litigation work in respect of the client’s extensive national retail property portfolio, including lease renewals, dilapidation claims and break clauses.
  • Advising Cancer Research UK on contentious real estate matters relating to over 450 cancer research charity retail stores across England and Wales.
  • Advising the Royal British Legion on contentious real estate matters relating to its portfolio, including break notices, breach of lease covenants, recovery of unpaid rents and possession claims.
  • Acting for ITV in nuisance claims, dilapidations claims by landlords, disputes regarding the operation of break clauses, and advising on compliance with covenants.
Rising stars

Michelle Adams - Squire Patton Boggs

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):Stuart James

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

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading department store on the rollout of its digital transformation programme.
  • Advised Maplin Electronics in relation to various IT and commercial contracts relating to its online platform.
  • Advised IDS Indata on the negotiation of ongoing contacts with key customers as well as providing advice on data protection/security and a wide variety of other matters.
  • Advised Timken on the renegotiation of its multi-million dollar, multi-jurisdictional contract with SAP/Successfactors for the supply of a hosted HR IT solution used by Timken globally.
  • Advised Combined Nuclear Pension Plan Trustees on the drafting and negotiation of outsourcing contracts for the administration of the pension schemes for the nuclear industry, including provision of key IT systems.
Rising stars

Sam Tibbetts - Squire Patton Boggs

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs

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.

Practice head(s):David Hull

Other key lawyers:Charlie Frost

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

Work highlights

  • Acting on the acquisition of Wigan Athletic and Wigan Athletic AFC by Hong Kong-based client International Entertainment Corporation.
  • Advised sports marketing agency Project 11 on agreements for digital advertising in relation to high profile Premier League and La Liga clubs.
  • Advising Renault Sport Racing on a range of merchandising, promotional and sponsorship contracts.
Leading individuals

David Hull - Squire Patton Boggs

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