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Firm profile for UK 2021

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Senior Partner: Paul Osborne
Number of UK partners: 34
Number of assistant solicitors: 50
Number of other fee-earners: 14

Areas of Practice:
Commerce & Technology: 15%
Corporate: 29%
Dispute Resolution: 31%
Employment: 17%
Real Estate: 8%

Contacts
Business Immigration:
Sacha Schoenfeld
Capital Markets: Guy Morgan
Commercial Agreements: Stephen Sidkin
Commercial Litigation: Gavin Foggo
Corporate: Richie Clark
Corporate Crime (Including Fraud): James Carlton
Data Protection: Nigel Miller
Dispute Resolution: Gavin Foggo
Employee Share Schemes: Emma Bailey
Employment: Joanna Chatterton
Employment, Senior Executives: Jane Mann
Financial Services (Contentious): Peter Wright
Financial Services (Non-Contentious): Chris Finney
FinTech: Jonathan Segal
Insurance: Pollyanna Deane
Intellectual Property: Simon Bennett
International Arbitration: Peter Ashford
Partnership: Daniel Sutherland
Real Estate: Phillip Hope
Restructuring & Insolvency: Paul Taylor
Securities Litigation: Andrew Hill
Tax: Emma Bailey
Technology: Nigel Miller
Travel: Rhys Griffiths

THE FIRM
Fox Williams is a leading city law firm recognised for its great culture, ambition and good sense. Fox Williams undertakes complex legal and regulatory work. It is often first choice for referrals from other law firms when city expertise is required. The firm is instructed by clients looking for quality advice, with a high level of partner involvement and an astute commercial focus. Fox Williams enjoys a friendly working environment that actively encourages entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork. The firm’s activities are underpinned by its core values of great client service, integrity and professionalism, its people, friendly strong relationships and open communication.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Fox Williams is particularly active in eight key sectors — fashion, financial services, fintech, natural resources, professional services, publishing & digital media, technology and travel. The firm provides a wide range of legal services, including corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, regulatory and white collar defence, employment, financial services regulatory including insurance, business immigration, intellectual property, international trade, partnership, real estate, tax and incentives, technology and travel regulation.

The firm’s corporate lawyers are acknowledged for their expertise and ability. Transactional teams operate nationally and internationally. The firm advises on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs, funding rounds, joint ventures, private equity investment and venture capital. The firm has corporate specialists in banking and debt finance, insolvency, financial services including fintech and tax.

The firm’s commercial lawyers provide a wide range of services to businesses in many industries, including fashion, financial services, technology and travel. Lawyers regularly advise on agency and distributorship agreements, data security, GDPR and cyber issues, concession and franchise agreements, technology licensing and IT agreements, intellectual property, and EU and UK competition law.

One of the pre-eminent employment practices in the UK, Fox Williams advises City and international businesses on group-wide strategic issues and sensitive employee matters, particularly in relation to senior executives and disputes of reputational significance such as discrimination and whistle-blowing. The team, which includes business immigration experts, is well known for advising in the financial and professional services sectors, in regulatory matters and in board and governance disputes. The team was successful in the landmark Supreme Court case of Geys v Societe Generale, one of the largest employment claims ever brought in the UK.

The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers advise on heavyweight UK and international litigation, securities litigation, arbitration, regulatory and white collar crime cases and corporate investigations. The team has a specialist focus on the financial services sector, including regulatory advice and investigations, financial and banking claims, civil and criminal fraud and investigations, bribery and corruption. The team also advises on international arbitration, transactional claims, directors’ duties and shareholder disputes, commercial agents’ cases, employment and partnership disputes.

Fox Williams’ real estate lawyers advise on a wide range of issues including land acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, business leases, and landlord and tenant issues. Clients include public and private companies, pension funds, property companies (UK and offshore), local authorities, family offices and high net-worth individuals.

The firm has unrivalled experience in advising professional services firms, whether they operate as general partnerships, LLPs or companies. The team advises on a broad range of business issues (including formation, mergers, acquisitions, LLP conversions, alternative business structures and, for overseas law firms, establishing offices in London and continental Europe) and strategic, management and regulatory issues. It also advises firms and partners on individual exits and team moves within the UK and internationally, enforcement of restrictive covenants, discrimination, dissolutions, injunctions and other court proceedings, mediations and arbitrations.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 FinTech 2021

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Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
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Employment: Senior Executive
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Intellectual Property
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Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
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Paul Osborne
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David Murphy
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Joanna Chatterton
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Employment: Senior Executive


Aron Pope
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Jane Mann
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