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Kerman & Co is a corporate and commercial law firm with an office in the City of London. The firm delivers high-quality legal services to clients across a range of specialist sectors. All matters are managed by experienced and commercially astute partners, who are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our clients. The firm has a long-standing reputation for successfully managing complex deals and disputes.

The firm: While Kerman & Co has a diverse client base, it specialises in working with small and medium-sized listed public companies, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs. Over the years the firm has developed a strong understanding of the challenges facing these types of businesses and is able to draw on this valuable experience when advising clients.

Kerman & Co works with businesses and lawyers all around the world. Many of the firm's clients are multinationals, based overseas or have international business interests. Kerman & Co is a member of ALLIURIS, a global network of law firms with offices in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ireland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA. All members are independent medium-sized law firms that specialise in European and international business law.

Types of work undertaken: Kerman & Co assists companies and entrepreneurs to develop their businesses by advising on a range of commercial matters, including commercial contracts, intellectual property rights and licences, support agreements, joint venture agreements, e-commerce matters, privacy issues, and data protection.

Corporate finance expertise includes AIM and public company work, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, insolvency and recovery, and venture capital. Historically, the firm has benefitted from a strong reputation in the natural resources sector. However in response to changing market conditions, the firm has developed expertise in new technologies and life sciences.

The employment team advise predominantly SMEs, large corporates and charities on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.  Providing day to day legal advice to employers on a variety of issues, helping to navigate these complex employment laws, so that they can effectively manage and resolve workplace issues.

The firm's sports practice is recognised as being among the best in Europe. The team has led ground-breaking work involving complex litigation on issues such as competition, ticketing and doping. As a result of its dynamic and flexible approach, as well as its experience in advising on all aspects of sports law, the team has developed an outstanding list of clients, including some of the world's greatest sports events and individuals.

On the contentious side, Kerman & Co advises on a wide variety of commercial litigation disputes, including commercial contracts, injunctive relief, ad hoc arbitrations and arbitration under LCIA, ICSID and ICC rules, partnership disputes, minority shareholder claims, professional negligence, intellectual property and media-related cases, opposition and trade mark infringement proceedings, defamation, data scraping and property disputes. All aspects of employment law are also handled.

The property team has significant expertise in areas such as investment acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, development work and secured lending.

  • Number of UK partners: 20
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 30
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Corporate/Capital Markets/Commercial/Employment: 42%
  • Litigation/International Arbitration: 34%
  • Property/Construction: 24%

  • Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Cantonese
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Member
  • ALLIURIS Alliance of International Business Lawyers

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