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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Managing Partner: James Lisbon
Number of partners: 169
Number of other fee-earners: 500+
Total staff:
900

Acquisition Finance: Raji Bartlett
Africa: Saul Sender Art: Karen Sanig
Asia: Gary Miller
Betting & Gaming:
Susan Breen
Business Crime:
Jo Rickards
Charities, Not For Profit & Philanthropy: Alexander Rhodes
Commercial Contracts: Lewis Cohen
Commercial Litigation: Richard Leedham
Competition: Sarah Houghton
Construction: Simon Hunter
Contentious Regulatory & Enforcement: Adam Epstein
Conveyancing:
Stephen Hughes
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: Joe Hancock
Director & Shareholder Disputes: Rowena Herdman-Smith
Dispute Resolution: Kasra Nouroozi
Employment: Daniel Naftalin
Employment Tax, Remuneration & Incentives: Stephen Diosi
Entrepreneurs: Nick Davis
Families in Business:
Susan Breen
Family: Barbara Reeves
Fashion & Retail: Sally Britton
Finance & Banking Disputes: Derval Walsh
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 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: Stephen Hughes
Real Estate Finance:
Nick Doffman
Real Estate-Taxation:
Jonathan Legg
Recruitment Services: Nick Davis
Regulatory & Compliance: Adam Epstein
Reputation Protection:
Emma Woollcott
Residential Property:
James Liffen
Russia & CIS: Hugo Plowman
Shareholder Activism: Saul Sender
Sports: Simon Leaf
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 LLP is a law firm with offices in London and Singapore. Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937, it now employs more than 900 people, with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Mishcon de Reya prides itself not only on the diverse range of legal services that it offers as a practice, but also on the diverse range of people who provide those services. The central role played by the Academy, the firm’s in-house place of learning, development and new thinking, and in its active and innovative social impact strategy are reflected in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list of 2020 — the 13th consecutive year Mishcon has featured. 

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:
■ Representing Pimlico Plumbers at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, following the Supreme Court’s decision on the issue of worker status. This remains one of the highest authorities on this issue
■ Advising Hyperion Insurance Group on one of the most significant team move claims of the year and the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to the referral of the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on issues of antisemitism
■ Acting for a number of senior executives on market sensitive appointments, exits and high profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance, including advising Nawaf Hasan, the former Middle East and North Africa Director at Arthur J Gallagher on a high profile team move dispute

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:
■ Acting for Gina Miller in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and R (Miller) v The Prime Minister, which are widely considered to be the most important constitutional law cases in over 300 years
■ Acting for a Kuwaiti business woman and a member of a wealthy Middle Eastern family in relation to a complex divorce, financial remedy and Children Act proceedings. The fundamental dispute was regarding the inherited nature of our clients’ wealth and her assets primarily held in the Middle East and offshore

The Corporate Department:
■ The firm advised online gambling operator and existing client JPJ Group plc on the completion of its c. £490m acquisition of Reunited Target Newco Limited, the holding company of the Gamesys group
■ The firm advised DraftKings on its three-way business combination with SBTech and Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. resulting in a combined entity with in excess of $3billion market capitalisation
■ The firm advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc on the sale of UK insurance subsidiary Canopius for $952 million

The Real Estate Department:
■ The firm continues to act for Delancey, APG, Qatari Diar and Oxford Properties 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 (currently valued at £2.6 billion) with a remit focused on acquisition and asset management assisting Capco in its tenant upgrade strategy

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