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DLA Piper UK LLP

101 BARBIROLLI SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3DL, ENGLAND
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Work 02073 490 296
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Fax 0161 235 4111
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Jonathan Eatough

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Jonathan Eatough advises a broad range of commercial organisations on dispute evaluation and resolution by litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. Jonathan has managed numerous high-value and complex claims in higher court proceedings and arbitration, and has significant experience of resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

Jonathan's practice includes advising on disputes relating to the acquisition and disposal of companies; IT and telecommunications disputes; product liability claims; fraud-related claims and asset recovery; claims arising from commercial licence and supply agreements; and negligence claims against professional advisers.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Eatough - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The ‘first-rate’ team at DLA Piper UK LLP represents a range of private equity and corporate clients on major transactional disputes and is praised for its cross-border capabilities. The team has a focus on disputes in the outsourcing and technology sectors, as well as the energy, retail, transport, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. The team represented Maven Capital Partners UK on fraud, conspiracy, breach of warranty, breach of covenant and misrepresentation claims brought against two individuals and an international law firm following investment in a group of companies. Scottish Power, Klöckner Pentaplast Group, Matalan and Tata Steel are also clients. Key figures of the ‘impressive team’ include joint UK head of the firm’s international corporate litigation group Andrew Smith; Jonathan Eatough, who regularly handles corporate and commercial disputes with a particular focus on M&A claims, infrastructure, PFI and other PPP matters; legal director Nicola Higgins, who handles corporate litigation and has particular experience in shareholder disputes, are key members; and department head Stewart Plant, who enjoys a ‘great reputation’. Senior associates Philip Williams , Leontia McArdle and Krystle Robinson are also recommended, as is associate Benjamin Fellows . Alison Fagan joined in January 2017 from Addleshaw Goddard, while David Gray recently retired.

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