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Marriott Harrison

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Number of partners: 19
Associates: 18
Other fee-earners: 11

Daniel Jacob
Corporate (Capital Markets &Takeovers): Simon Charles
Corporate (M&A): Daniel Jacob
Corporate (Private Equity): Jonathan Leigh-Hunt
Corporate (Venture Capital): David Strong
Commercial, Data & Intellectual Property: Chris Mooney 
Real Estate: Mark Lavers 
Restructuring, Banking & Finance: Brett Israel 
Employment: Bob Mecrate-Butcher
Dispute Resolution: Tamar Halevy

THE FIRM Marriott Harrison is a specialist and dynamic law firm, designed to provide insightful, practical and responsive advice to businesses and stakeholders. Corporate transactions are at the heart of the practice, whether raising capital through equity and debt financing, releasing capital through M&A and buyouts or preserving capital through reorganisations and restructurings. Integral to these processes and to all of its clients seeking to enhance or maintain their potential are Marriott Harrison’s skilled and experienced teams who focus on commercial, data and IP, real estate, restructuring, banking and finance, employment and dispute resolution. Over the years, Marriott Harrison has established a reputation as a leading London specialist firm for transactions in the mid-market and are ranked in the key legal directories for M&A, venture capital, real estate and dispute resolution. Marriott Harrison is not encumbered by Big Law protocols and processes. The firm is much more focused on outcomes. That means getting straight to the point, fast, and always thinking about what matters most to clients. The firm helps clients preserve and build real commercial value and provide support in fostering goodwill and growing networks.


Commercial/Intellectual Property: 8%
Real Estate:
Finance & Restructuring: 10%
Litigation: 8%
Employment: 3%

Corporate:The corporate team delivers advice across the full complement of domestic and cross-border corporate advisory, financing and structuring transactions for public and private companies and their investors. Marriott Harrison has supported new clients making strategic purchases and investments in the UK and existing clients on their growth journey. The firm combines a pragmatic and positive attitude with practical and intelligent advice, always delivered in a responsive and user friendly fashion. Marriott Harrison works across a variety of sectors. Its exceptional expertise and industry knowledge working with institutional investors and fast growth technology companies are recognised by clients.
Marriott Harrison’s core corporate services include:
■ Capital Markets & Takeovers
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Private Equity
■ Venture Capital

Commercial, Data & IP: The commercial, data and IP team delivers advice to national and international clients on a range of bespoke, and often complex, commercial agreements covering a wide range of arrangements from collaboration, distribution, agency and franchising to outsourcing and managed services, software development, licensing, manufacturing and warehousing. Marriott Harrison advises clients across a range of industries on how to protect, manage, exploit and enforce their IP rights from a legal, strategic and business perspective. The firm provides specialist advice to both technology businesses on protecting their products, and to businesses using technology solutions on ensuring they are legally protected should anything go wrong. This is complemented by the provision of a full range of data protection support from carrying out data protection audits to advising on compliance strategies and complex international transfer arrangements.

Real Estate: The real estate team provides high quality partner-led services and covers all areas of commercial real estate work. Alongside buying, selling, lending, developing and leasing, Marriott Harrison advises on construction and planning as well as property disputes. Its clients include both listed and private property companies, investors, developers, funders, owner occupiers and tenants. Several of the firm’s clients are headquartered overseas. Sectors in which Marriott Harrison is particularly active include tech, media, professional services, retail, and hospitality and leisure. The real estate team works closely with its restructuring team on a wide range of distressed property matters and where clients’ tenants are experiencing financial difficulties.

Restructuring, Banking & Finance: Its integrated restructuring, banking and finance team advises insolvency and turnaround practitioners, banks and other lenders, boards of directors and debtors across the entire corporate landscape on all aspects of business restructuring and formal insolvency. On the debt finance side, it handles a broad variety of finance work for banks, other lenders and borrowers. Typically, the firm handles deals in the fields of corporate lending, acquisition finance and real estate finance as well as more specialist areas like assetbased lending and venture debt. Much of the firm’s work supports private equity structures and clients’ ongoing debt finance requirements. Being able to embrace the full range of restructuring, banking and finance skillsets within the team, Marriott Harrison is able to offer a full, one-stop service for clients’ debt related requirements.

Employment: The employment team advises clients on any and all employment issues they face, helping them achieve their commercial objectives while mitigating risk. Working side-by-side with their own inhouse teams, Marriott Harrison takes time to get to know clients and understand their business so it can add maximum value whatever the scenario. The firm is responsive and ensures its advice is always commercial. Marriott Harrison advises employers in all sectors, but has particular experience of working with banks, venture capital providers and other financial services organisations as well as clients in the media sector.

Dispute Resolution: The dispute resolution team is widely experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration with particular expertise in company/shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, breach of trust and civil fraud. Marriott Harrison deals with complex and high value disputes, many with an international/offshore element, including multi-jurisdictional and cross-border issues which can involve urgent court and tribunal applications worldwide. Marriott Harrison’s clients include international corporations, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, financial services companies, technology companies, retailers, professional services companies, investors, mining companies, restauranteurs, venture capital and private equity investment houses, hoteliers, film and television companies and many others.