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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Managing Partner: Kevin Gold
Chairman: Philip Freedman CBE QC (Hon)
Number of partners: 150
Other fee earners: 450
Total staff: 800+

Contacts:
Acquisition Finance: Raji Bartlett
Africa: Saul Sender
Art: Karen Sanig
Asia: Gary Miller
Betting & Gaming: Susan Breen
Business Crime: Alison Levitt QC
BVI Services: Anthony O’Loughlin
Charities, Not For Profit & Philanthropy: Andrew Goldstone Commercial
Contracts: Lewis Cohen
Commercial Litigation: Kas Nouroozi
Competition: Andrij Jurkiw
Construction: Simon Hunter
Contentious Regulatory & Enforcement: Adam Epstein
Conveyancing: Nick Doffman
Corporate: Nick Davis
Corporate Finance & M&A Taxation: John Skoulding
Corporate Lending: Raji Bartlett
Corporate Tax: John Skoulding
Data Theft: Robert Wynn Jones
Debt Advisory: Omega Poole
Development: Nick Minkoff
Digital Security: Gary Miller
Director & Shareholder Disputes: Rowena Herdman-Smith
Dispute Resolution: Kasra Nouroozi
Employment: Daniel Naftalin
Employment Tax, Remuneration & Incentives: Stephen Diasi
Entrepreneurs: Nick Davis
Families in Business: Susan Breen
Family: Sandra Davis
Fashion & Retail: Jeremy Hertzog
Finance & Banking Disputes: Masoud Zabeti
Financial Defence: Michael Armstrong
Flotations & Corporate Finance: Ross Bryson
Fraud: Kasra Nouroozi
Fraud Defence: Kathryn Garbett
Funds & Financial services: Tim Flood
Immigration: Kamal Rahman
India: Kamal Rahman
Information Technology: Adam Rose
Insolvency & Recoveries: Danny Davis
Insurance Litigation: Richard Leedham
Intellectual Property: Jeremy Hertzog
International Arbitration: Karel Daele
International Franchising & Brand Extension: Lewis Cohen
Investment: Nick Doffman
Investment Funds & Financial services: Tim Flood
Israel: James Lisbon
Latin America: Adam Rose
Litigation: Kas Nouroozi
LLPs & Partnerships: Nick Davis
Mediation: Rowena Herdman-Smith
Mergers & Acquisitions: Nick Davis
Planning & Environment: Anita Rivera
Private Equity: Kevin McCarthy
Professional Negligence: Richard Gerstein
Property Litigation: Daniel Levy
Public Advocacy: James Libson
Real Estate: Nick Doffman
Real Estate Finance: Nick Strutt
Real Estate-Taxation: Jonathan Legg
Recruitment Services: Nick Davis
Regulatory & Compliance: Gary Miller
Reputation Protection: Ramona Mehta
Residential Property: Beverley Lewis
Russia & CIs: Kas Nouroozi
Shareholder Activism: Saul Sender
Sports Law: Liz Ellen
Supervising Solicitors: Kathryn Garbett
Tax & Wealth Planning: Andrew Goldstone
Trade Marks: Sally Britton
Trusts: Mark Keenan
Trusts & Succession Disputes: Mark Keenan
Wills: Andrew Goldstone

THE FIRM
Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 800 people with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.

Based in London with offices in New York, the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work it undertakes is crossborder, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Mishcon de Reya has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 100% revenue growth in the past five years alone. In 2015, the firm moved into a purpose designed building on Kingsway, and converted to both an alternative business structure and LLP.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself on the diverse range of people who provide its services. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and its active and innovative social impact strategy is reflected in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list of 2019 – the 12th year it has featured on the list. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Litigation
40%
Real Estate 20%
Corporate 13%
Family 5%
Employment 7%
Private 15%

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK  Mishcon de Reya continues to act in some of the most high profile and ground-breaking cases in the industry.

The Employment Department:
■ The firm advised Carrie Gracie and is advising a number of other journalists at the BBC in high-profile allegations of equal pay and sex discrimination against the Corporation
■ The firm represented Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court in a case that is currently the highest authority on worker status

The Dispute Resolution Department:
■ The firm represents 110 individuals who each invested in film schemes promoted and operated by the Ingenious Group. The case is one of a number of actions currently being brought against Ingenious and Mr McKenna in relation to the same film schemes, which together involve approximately 500 claimants. The aggregate claim value is likely to exceed £250 million
■ The firm is advising a group led by the former executive director of consumer group Which?, Richard Lloyd, in a class action lawsuit against internet giant Google. The group, named Google You Owe Us, alleges that Google breached the UK Data Protection Act by bypassing privacy settings on Apple phones to track the behaviour of people using the Safari browser
■ The firm acted in a multi-billion dollar securities fraud against one of Forbes’ top 10 richest individuals. This was the first instance of an English Freezing Injunction being imported into the state of Florida and resulted in the first example of a treble measure of damages being claimed under a US racketeering statute

The Private & Family Department:
■ The firm acted for Signia Wealth and philanthropist John Caudwell, who recently succeeded in their shareholder dispute against former Chief Executive Nathalie Dauriac
■ The firm continues to act on Thakkar v Thakkar on behalf of the wife of Africa’s so-called ‘youngest billionaire’, who originally disclosed assets worth less than £500,000. Following a five-day hearing in 2017, the judge in the case found the husband to be the sole beneficial owner of the Mara Group of companies, with a reported turnover of more than US $1 billion

The Corporate Department:
• The firm advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc on the sale of UK insurance subsidiary Canopius for $952 million
• The firm advised Capco on the sale of the Empress State Building for total cash consideration of £250 million to The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
• The firm advised the management team of UK Power Reserve on the £216 million sale alongside Inflexion Private Equity and Equistone Partners to Sembcorp Industries, the Singaporean-based energy group

The Real Estate Department:
■ The firm continues to act for Delancey, APG and Qatari Diar (QDD) on their ongoing programme of development for East Village, the former Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, on all property and asset management, the construction and financing of new development plots, retail lettings and planning matters
■ The firm remains the principal legal adviser on Capco’s Covent Garden portfolio with a remit focused on acquisition and asset management assisting Capco in its tenant upgrade strategy

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