Charles Russell Speechlys

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Charles Russell Speechlys

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Senior Partner: Christopher Page
Managing Partner: Simon Ridpath
Number of UK partners: 145
Number of other UK legal staff: 440

CONTACTS - SECTORS
Charities:
Sarah Rowley
Construction & Infrastructure: David Savage
Financial Services: Jon Bond
Healthcare:
Michael Lingens, Noel Wardle
Private Wealth: Piers Master
Real Estate: Fiona Edmund
Retail, Consumer & Lifestyle: Edward Craig
Sport:
Nic Couchman, Jason Saiban
Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
Mark Bailey, Mark Howard

CONTACTS - SERVICES
Banking & Finance: Paul Kay
Commercial: Mark Bailey
Commercial Dispute Resolution: Charlotte Pender
Construction, Engineering & Projects: Steven Carey
Corporate:
David Coates
Corporate Recovery & Insolvency: James Hyne
Corporate Tax: James Carter
Employment, Pensions & Immigration: Trevor Bettany
Family: James Freeman
Financial Service Regulation & Funds: William Garner
Healthcare Regulation:
Noel Wardle
Immigration: Rose Carey
Intellectual Property: Mary Bagnall
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Stewart Hey
Private Client: Bart Peerless
Private Property: William Marriott
Private Wealth Disputes: Graeme Kleiner
Real Estate: Lee Medlock
Real Estate Disputes: David Haines

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Manama, Bahrain; Hong Kong, China; Paris, France; Ville de Luxembourg; Doha, Qatar; Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE

THE FIRM
Charles Russell Speechlys provides clients with personalised and considered advice across the full spectrum of business and personal needs. This wider perspective, clear insight and a strongly commercial longterm view helps the firm to secure client growth as they move confidently into the future.

Charles Russell Speechlys is a leader in the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families. Major corporates and institutions find the firm’s more considered and personal approach a refreshing alternative to conventional business law firms

The firm is built on trusted, personal relationships with clients, guiding them through their most pressing challenges and rewarding opportunities. Charles Russell Speechlys achieves this by getting to the heart of clients’ needs to bring them best-fit solutions – based on years of experience, collective legal expertise and global reach.

The firm is headquartered in London with a network of UK and international offices and associations that provide the global breadth to match clients’ needs.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Charles Russell Speechlys is known for its expertise in the private wealth, real estate and construction, retail and leisure, sport, technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, charities and not-for-profit, and healthcare sectors.

The firm’s work within these industries includes the following:

Banking & Finance:
Focusing on borrower work in all sectors, particularly real estate finance and projects, bank lender work in the Middle East and elsewhere and non-bank lender work, including mezzanine finance, corporate finance support, and structured finance.

Commercial:
Focusing on complex work from corporate organisations requiring regular commercial contracting support, including compliance and corporate risk, EU, competition and trade, IP transactions and licensing and outsourcing.

Commercial Dispute Resolution:
Undertaking all types of litigation, arbitration and mediation both in the UK and internationally, and has particular expertise in commercial disputes, corporate recovery and insolvency, judicial review and fraud.

Construction, Engineering & Projects:
Focusing on commercial clients across a wide range of business sectors, but with a particular emphasis on real estate developers, property investment companies, contractors, and major engineering consultancies. The firm also advises high net worth individuals when undertaking high value residential construction projects.

Corporate:
Advising on a wide range of issues, including flotations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital financings. Specialist teams provide advice on all types of commercial contracts and outsourcing arrangements and have particular expertise in data protection issues, competition matters and tax.

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency:
Undertaking both contentious and transactional work for insolvency practitioners, often with an international component.

Employment, Pensions & Immigration:
Providing corporate clients with strategic insights and practical solutions for all their EPI issues as well as advising senior individuals on a personal basis.

Family:
Advising individuals and intermediaries on matters concerning family breakdown, children and relationship agreements.

Financial Services & Tax:
Assisting clients with their everyday regulatory and legal issues, as well as focusing on advising on transactional and strategic matters.

Healthcare:
Providing a comprehensive range of transactional, regulatory and advisory expertise to deliver an integrated service to clients in the social care, primary care, dental and veterinary sectors.

Intellectual Property:
Advising on all types of contentious and non-contentious work, including copyright, patents, trademarks, registered designs, database rights, passing off and confidential information.

Private Property:
Working with international banks, private investment companies, and private individuals from the UK and overseas, advising on UK and international investment property transactions.

Property Litigation:
Advising major institutional land and estate-owning clients, in particular in London, the South East, and the South West and for property insolvency related work.
Real Estate:
Advising on every aspect of commercial property, including the structuring and financing of property transactions, planning a development, advising on landlord/tenant issues or managing a property portfolio.

Sport:
Advising governing bodies, major clubs, elite athletes, brands and agencies across the full spectrum of sports, including football, rugby, horse racing, Formula 1, cricket, e-sports, boxing, tennis, greyhound racing, athletics, cycling and many more.

Tax, Trusts & Succession:
Advising individuals, trustees, beneficiaries, entrepreneurs and landowners on the establishment and management of trusts and on the tax implications associated with the establishment and running of the structure.

UK

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2020

Contributions

Total 3 contributions

Trends and Developments

International Arbitration 2020 in Bahrain

Authors: Patrick Gearon, Gareth Mills, Georgina Munnik, Thomas Catto

Law and Practice

International Arbitration 2020 in Bahrain

Authors: Patrick Gearon, Gareth Mills, Georgina Munnik, Thomas Catto

Law and Practice

Private Wealth 2020 in Hong Kong

Authors: Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung, Graeme Kleiner, Patrick Chan

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Band 3
Construction: Contentious
Band 3
Construction: Non-contentious
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Band 1

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Cheltenham and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Christian Massey
Band 1
Christopher Page
Band 1
Tristram van Lawick
Up and Coming
Guildford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Karen Wilsher
Band 1
Shona Alexander
Band 3
William Rollin
Band 3

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Eminent Practitioners
Band 2
Stewart HeyFraud: Civil
Noel WardleHealthcare: Regulatory
Ian BrothwoodReal Estate
Emma HumphreysReal Estate Litigation
Robert HighmoreReal Estate Litigation
Lee MedlockReal Estate: Mainly Mid-Market
Lynn PoveyReal Estate: Mainly Mid-Market
Band 3
Steven CareyConstruction: Non-contentious
Andy WilliamsEmployment
Rose CareyImmigration: Business
Victoria YounghusbandInvestment Funds: Closed-ended Listed Funds
Band 4
Fiona EdmondConstruction: Non-contentious
Kevin ForsythConstruction: Non-contentious
Mark HowardCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market
Duncan LamontDefamation/Reputation Management

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