Joint Managing Partners: Giles Crown, Richard Miskella
International Offices: Dublin, Hong Kong
UK Offices: London, Oxford, Belfast, Cardiff
Number of Partners: 72
Main Areas of Practice
Advertising & Marketing: Brinsley Dresden, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor
Commercial: James Gill, Jo Farmer
Construction: Clare Reddy
Corporate: Paul Rajput
Data & Privacy: Alexander Milner-Smith, Bryony Long
Dispute Resolution: Mark Lim
Employee Reward: Sara Cohen, Victoria Goode
Employment: Richard Miskella, Michael Burd, James Davies, Russell Brimelow
Financial Services: Timothy Leeson, Michael Anderson, Wendy Saunders
Immigration: Andrew Osborne
Intellectual Property: Tom Gaunt, Giles Crown, Dominic Farnsworth
Investigations: Karen Baxter
Media & Entertainment: Cliff Fluet, Russell Brimelow, Alan Hunt
Outsourcing & IT: James Gill
Partnerships: Clive Greenwood, Fergus Payne
Patents: Tom Gaunt, Graham Ablett, Paul Williams
Planning: Sara Hanrahan
Publishing: Simon Entwistle
Real Estate: Brian Kilcoyne
Reputation Management: Adam Glass
Restructuring & Insolvency: Mark Lim, Timothy Leeson, Toni Lorenzo
Retail: Julia Poulter, Anna Sella
Sports: Alex Kelham
Tax: Matthew Rowbotham
Technology: David Willbe
THE FIRM Lewis Silkin works with leading businesses to protect and enhance their most important assets — their ideas, their people, and their future. They call it: Ideas. People. Possibilities.
A leading UK firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Hong Kong, they are recognised by clients and industry alike as being distinct: for their strong, unique culture, market-leading practice areas, sector focused approach and for providing solutions to complex, multijurisdictional business challenges, with a pragmatic and human touch. They have two things at their core: people — both theirs and their clients’— and a focus on creativity, technology and innovation – ideas.
The firm’s focus on creative, tech and innovative businesses runs through everything they do. From entrepreneurial start-ups to global household names, they leverage market leading expertise across disciplines including commercial, corporate, data and privacy, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, intellectual property and real estate to help bring their clients’ ideas to life — protecting, defending and optimising their ideas and building their businesses. They provide specialist expertise to help clients build their ideas into corporate strategies to support and drive key business goals, creating tangible value from intangible assets.
Their other passion is people — both their people and their clients’ people. Their award-winning employment team is one of the largest in the UK, with dedicated experts in areas such as complex litigation, international projects, workplace data and trade unions and works councils, and a track record of leading precedent setting cases on issues of the day. Their broader offering helps clients with all their people related needs: the team includes HR consultants as well as specialists across disciplines including investigations, immigration, data, tax and reward, health and safety, reputation management, dispute resolution, corporate and real estate. Together, they provide an unrivalled breadth of integrated expertise to help some of the largest multinational businesses realise the potential in their people and navigate their strategic HR and legal issues, nationally and internationally.
Renowned in the market for their strong culture, their own people sit at the heart of the business, united by a passion for creativity, technology and innovation. The culture is encapsulated by an ethos of bravery and kindness. It provides a supportive environment for its people, its clients and its community and embraces diversity, ensuring people are able to bring their full selves to work.
PRACTICE AREAS The firm’s major practice areas include brands and intellectual property; commercial; corporate; data and privacy; dispute resolution; employment; immigration; investigations and regulatory; partnership; real estate; tax, reward and incentives; and trade mark and portfolio management.
It provides services through key sectors including advertising and marketing; financial services; media and entertainment; professional services; retail, hospitality and leisure; fashion and luxury; sports business; and technology.
INTERNATIONAL WORK Whether it is providing global employment law advice, managing a global IP portfolio or piecing together a multijurisdictional corporate transaction the firm has the right people, in the right place, at the right time through a combination of its own offices, strategic alliances and expert desks.
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