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Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP¬†is adept at handling high-value asset recovery cases. The firm continues to act for the National Bank of Moldova in a multi-jurisdictional fraud case worth $1b. It also acts for the Trust National Bank in relation to a Ponzi scheme committed by three former shareholders in a case worth $800m. ‚ÄėReally superb, incredible, almost clairvoyant‚Äô Neil Dooley¬†heads the team, he is ‚Äėan unflappable litigator with impeccable judgment and unrivalled experience of fraud work‚Äô. Ivan Gordienko¬†joined as partner from Pinsent Masons LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Steptoe and Johnson LLP's Jonathan Raynes is experienced in disputes involving the construction, energy and  real estate development sectors; and Neil Dooley represents clients in complex cross-border fraud claims, particularly with a Russian element. Angus Rodger is also a key name.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP has strong investment treaty experience in relation to African and Eastern European cases; it is also active in international commercial arbitration involving financial institutions. Matthew Coleman is highly rated and Angus Rodger is 'excellent for strong strategical thinking'.

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP's practice covers investment treaty arbitrations and disputes between the governments of different states or involving international government organisations. It also has extensive experience in the jurisdictional immunities of sovereign states and their property; and advises energy and mining companies on their rights and interests under international law. Matthew Coleman has significant investment treaty experience in relation to African and Eastern European cases and Thomas Innes is a highly regarded associate.

Leading individuals

Matthew Coleman - Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: employers and senior executives - ranked: tier 7

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP has 'timely and thorough response times, exceptional legal knowledge and effective advice' thanks to the 'experience and understanding' of group head Nic Hart. Hart is recognised for his expertise in organised labour and trade disputes, executive dismissals, team moves and competition issues; he recently assisted a gas analysis company with the termination of the employment of three of its directors, settled a grievance brought by a manger for a cancer prevention charity and advised a savoury pastry manufacturer on the Gender Pay Gap Reporting regime. Associates Jay Webster and Katya Gevargiz are also recommended.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance and reinsurance litigation - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP¬†‚Äėprovides sensible, pragmatic advice‚Äô, focusing on high-value, high-complexity disputes, particularly Bermuda Form arbitrations. A high-profile example of this work was practice head Angus Rodger¬†representing the insurer in a Bermuda Form arbitration arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. A solicitor advocate who has advised and represented insurers and reinsurers for 26 years, Rodger is a ‚Äėfirst choice‚Äô in the field. Major insurance clients include Enstar, Hannover Re and Generali, and in October 2017 the firm also hosted the Lex Mundi international (re)insurance symposium, a knowledge-sharing event for insurance law specialists from around the world.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 5

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP has experience in mixed-use and residential development projects, real estate investment across the UK, and has been particularly active in property matters involving data centres and retirement villages. Indeed, the department is instructed by two of the largest data centre operators in the UK. Simon Collis and Sam Kelly advised Digital Realty Trust on a number of matters including the £22m acquisition of a new data centre site in the Docklands. Additionally, Kelly and Brendan Patterson are acting for Audley Court in relation to multiple sites outside London, which will be developed into retirement villages. Further, Matthew Farmer advised Howes Lane Projects on acquisition of a development site forming part of the Bicester Eco Town. Associate Jasvinder Sahotay is recommended.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 3

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP¬†has ‚Äėan experienced, thoughtful, creative and patient team‚Äô. It advises on criminal fraud issues, civil recovery matters, contentious criminal and regulatory matters, corporate internal investigations, bribery, corruption, money laundering and sanctions. It also provides advice on the development and implementation of compliance programmes, preventative and reactive advice and investigations into potential breaches of compliance policies. Jeffrey Cottle, Patrick Rappo, John Rupp¬†and Meredith Rathbone¬†head the team. Keith Huffman¬†and Peter Ibrahim¬†joined as associates.

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