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Farrer & Co LLP

Commercial and Corporate Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 5London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced in a broad variety of commercial litigation, including joint venture, shareholder and contractual disputes. Prominent within the financial services sector, with further expertise in other industries such as technology and real estate. Can leverage the strength of its market-leading private client team to assist in representing high net worth investors and other individuals, including both UK and foreign nationals.

Strengths

"If they say they are going to do something, it always happens without fail and without me having to chase," says one client, adding: "They are so organised and proactive, and they always keep you updated."

One source says: "Farrer & Co is very capable of handling major pieces of litigation. The lawyers are extremely knowledgeable, really on top of the detail and always contactable."

Work highlights

Advised high net worth investor Patrick Vosgimorukian in his claim for misrepresentation against music technology company PowerChord along with one of its directors (Pieter Hamelink) and an associated Swiss holding company. Mr Vosgimorukian alleges that Mr Hamelink made a series of false representations concerning PowerChord's business and financial position which induced him to invest USD5 million in convertible loans.

Notable practitioners

Jolyon Connell has considerable expertise in commercial disputes, often involving cross-jurisdictional coordination. He handles shareholder and contractual litigation, with particular focus on clients in the financial services sector.
"Jolyon is an excellent person to work with - I can speak with him on a practical and realistic level, and having witnessed him in action, his intellect and ability to press a point and advance questioning are outstanding." "He is concise, bright and engaging."

Kate Allass regularly advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial litigation. She possesses considerable experience in contractual claims, joint venture disputes and shareholder actions.
"Kate is very responsive and will quickly pull together a good legal synopsis of the situation. She is a great communicator and has a good can-do attitude even when setbacks happen." "I find her to be very pragmatic in everything she does." "She has a deep knowledge of litigation as well as a real understanding of how to approach clients and help them to implement a good strategy."

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Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Farrer & Co LLP

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Location

66 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3LH

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Commercial and Corporate Litigation


Jolyon Connell
Up and Coming
Kate Allass
Band 4