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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Managing Partner: Glen Atchison
Senior Partner: Gerrard Tyrrell
Number of partners: 42
Associates: 27
Senior Associates: 13
Other lawyers: 16

Contacts:
Advertising & Marketing:
Andy Millmore, Michael Lister, Sacha Wilson
Broadcasting: Sacha Wilson
Charity & Philanthropy: David Scott, Colin Howes
Commercial Property: Leo Marino, Robert Reilly
Corporate & Commercial: Colin Howes
Corporate Finance: Tim Parker
Corporate Recovery & Insolvency: Rhys Llewellyn
Data Protection:
Daniel Tozer, Jo Sanders, Sacha Wilson
Dispute Resolution:
Andy Millmore, Sandi Simons
Employment: Marian Derham, Howard Hymanson, Yvonne Gallagher
Family: Catherine Bedford
Fashion: Sandi Simons
Film & TV: Jonathan Berger, Sarah Lazarides
Intellectual Property: Jeremy Morton, Andy Millmore
Interactive Entertainment: Alan Moss, Mark Phillips
Media Finance: Alan Moss, Abigail Payne
Music: Chloe Forsyth
Personal Injury: Daniel Marks
Private Capital:
David Scott
Private Wealth: Glen Atchison, Jonathan Burt, Chris Moorcroft
Publishing: Alex Hardy
Reputation Management: Gerrard Tyrrell, John Kelly, Jo Sanders
Residential Property: Mel Benson
Retail: Mel Benson
Sponsorship:
Bob Mitchell, Michael Lister
Sport: Bob Mitchell, Michael Lister
Tax: Gary Ashford
Technology: Daniel Tozer, Sacha Wilson
Theatre & Performing Arts: Neil Adleman
Venture Capital: Tony Littner

THE FIRM Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm focussed on the private client and technology, media and entertainment (TME) sectors. Clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For more than 60 years, Harbottle & Lewis has acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

Harbottle & Lewis is well known for its stand-out expertise in the TME sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of the firm. Harbottle & Lewis’ capabilities have expanded to support clients outside these sectors. Whether lawyers are talking about wealth, relationships or information, their private capital expertise enables them to support clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.

Harbottle & Lewis clients benefit from strong legal expertise delivered with industry insight and a commercial approach. Their deep client relationships are built on mutual trust and understanding. The firm’s legal and tax professionals take the time to understand their clients and their businesses to ensure the advice they provide is specific, effective and business ready.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Harbottle & Lewis provides a full service across corporate, commercial, employment, family, finance, intellectual property, litigation, private wealth, property and tax law. The firm also advises on regulatory matters and the legal issues faced by organisations and individuals in the media spotlight, such as defamation, information protection, privacy and image rights.

Recent Work Highlights:
■ Advising long-standing client Victoria Beckham Limited on a transformative investment from private equity firm NEO Investment Partners into Victoria Beckham’s luxury fashion brand
■ Advising Expedia on the terms of its strategic alliance with Thomas Cook
■ Advising various sports teams including Saracens, the England Cricket Men’s and Women’s Teams, Watford Football Club, Cricket West Indies and Invictus Games Foundation on various sports-related issues
■ Acting as production counsel for Universal on its big budget films Mamma Mia! 2 and Doctor Dolittle

Other Recent Highlights Include:
■ Appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays Limited to conduct a full ‘GDPR Readiness’ project to assist both businesses with their preparation for the implementation of the Regulations in May 2018
■ Advising Nissan in relation to its appointment as the official automotive partner of the World Expo to be held in Dubai in 2020
■ Advising on all aspects of the transfers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and to Australia
■ Advising on various prominent reputational management issues on behalf of high profile clients, corporates and brands including Kate Moss, Meghan Markle and HRH Prince Henry of Wales
■ Continuing to act for Square Enix, Microsoft and Take-Two Interactive on a range of matters

The firm continues to act for high-net-worth individuals and public figures on all aspects of their personal and financial affairs. The firm has advised a number of clients on sensitive employment matters; on the sale and purchase of multi-million pound residential properties; on effective tax structuring of new and existing businesses for entrepreneurs; on the administration of significant UK trusts and estates; and immigration for tier 1 investors and entrepreneurs.