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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Chief executive: Helen Drayton

Head of dispute resolution division: Franco Bosi

Head of business services division: David Kendall

Head of private individuals division: Rebecca Dziobon

Head of real estate division: Mike Busby

Number of partners: 140

Number of assistant solicitors: 255

Number of other fee earners: 137

Contacts:

Banking & Finance: Grant Eldred

Clinical Negligence: Philippa Luscombe, Alison Appelboam Meadows

Commercial: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Clare Arthurs

Construction: Peter Stockill

Contentious Trusts: Michael Cash

Corporate: Matthew Martin

Court Of Protection: Daniel Toop

Education: Hilary Aldred

Employment: Paul Mander

Energy & Offshore: George Mingay

Family: Anna Worwood

Immigration: Pat Saini

Insurance & Reinsurance: Mark Lee

Intellectual Property: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley

International Trade: Darryl Kennard

International Wealth: Laura Dadswell, James Stewart

Life Sciences: Chris Shelley

Personal Injury: Philippa Luscombe

Private Client: Clare Archer

Real Estate: Mike Busby

Real Estate Litigation: Ben Robinson

Residential Property: Lee Greaves

Retail: Matthew Martin

Shipping: Darryl Kennard

Social Housing: Linda Storey

Tax: Stephen Goldstraw

Technology: Joanne Vengadesan

Travel: Mark Lee

THE FIRM:

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high-quality legal advice tailored to the needs of both businesses and individuals. It aims to address the specific objectives of each client through its broad market insight and technical expertise, and offers a personal service founded on a strong team ethic and culture.

Penningtons Manches Cooper’s head office is in the City of London. There are further UK offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while its overseas network stretches from Asia to Europe and beyond through offices in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris and Madrid. Clients range from private individuals and owner-managed businesses to multinational corporations, public companies, universities, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Services (contentious): 25%

Business Services (non-contentious): 25%

Private Individuals: 30%

Real Estate: 20%

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

The firm has established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. It is also recognised for its expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade and commodity finance. The main areas of legal services provided are real estate, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, private client and family. To ensure a seamless service is delivered to clients, all Penningtons Manches Cooper’s activities and people are divided into a series of divisions:

Business Services:

The firm offers expertise in all types of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration with specialists located in three of the world’s leading arbitration centres of London, Paris and Singapore. It also provides a wealth of expertise in corporate services and corporate finance, MBOs, MBIs, M&A and joint ventures as well as initial public offering and AIM listing. Areas of work include corporate tax, IP, data protection, employment, immigration, banking, financial regulation, restructuring and insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, international arbitration, marine, trade and energy, travel law and reputation management and privacy.

Real Estate:

The real estate team represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. Solicitors are experienced in dealing with investment sales and purchases, funding agreements, development schemes, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters, registered social landlords and agricultural investments, as well as smaller commercial property work. Specialist town and country planning, environmental, taxation, real estate litigation and construction law advice is also provided. The residential property team advises on high-value residential property sales and purchases, including French property transactions.

Private Individuals:

Private client services include international tax structuring, personal tax planning, wills, trusts, charities, the administration of estates, and capacity and Court of Protection matters. The family team provides a comprehensive service which incorporates all aspects of family financial work and international family law issues. The firm also has a substantial clinical negligence and personal injury practice which is regarded as one of the leading teams in the South East.

INTERNATIONAL

Penningtons Manches Cooper has a broad international focus and provides an integrated service for corporates, individuals and their families, wherever they live or do business. Its network of international offices is supplemented by its membership of Multilaw and the European Law Group, associations with representatives in over 100 countries, while many of its lawyers play leading roles in a range of international bodies. The firm is well placed to advise on all aspects of inward investment and offers specialist international maritime, commodities, trading and finance law advice.

Other offices: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading, Madrid, Paris, Piraeus, Singapore.

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East Anglia
Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Helen Drayton
2
Helen Drayton
2
Band 2
Employment
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment
2
Employment
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Hilary Aldred
1
Hilary Aldred
1
Band 1
Sophie Whitbread
Sophie Whitbread
Star Associates
Charissa Upton
Charissa Upton
Associates to watch
Intellectual Property
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Rachel Bradley
2
Rachel Bradley
2
Band 2
Real Estate
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Real Estate
4
Real Estate
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Giorgia Mayes
Associates to watch
Real Estate Litigation
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Real Estate Litigation
4
Real Estate Litigation
4
Band 4
Lawyers
3
Andrea Nicholls
3
Band 3
Guildford and surrounds
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial
1
Family/Matrimonial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Veronica Gilmour
1
Veronica Gilmour
1
Band 1
Rachel Donald
2
Rachel Donald
2
Band 2
Sarah L Duckworth
2
Sarah L Duckworth
2
Band 2
Emma Willing
U
Emma Willing
U
Up and Coming
Laura Naser
U
Laura Naser
U
Up and Coming
Bethan Carr
Bethan Carr
Associates to watch
London (Firms)
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
John Kyriacou
3
John Kyriacou
3
Band 3
Rosie Nelson
Associates to watch
Construction: Non-contentious
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Construction: Non-contentious
5
Construction: Non-contentious
5
Band 5
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