Press Release

Morgan Lewis Recognized by Corporate Counsel in 2017 Legal 500 UK Guide

October 16, 2017

LONDON, October 16, 2017: Morgan Lewis has received 15 practice rankings and 28 individual lawyer recommendations in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK guide.

In addition to earning increased rankings in the guide’s corporate and commercial categories, partner Frances Murphy earned a “Leading Individual” designation, which is only granted to lawyers singled out by corporate counsel for distinguished recognition.

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria judged predominantly by corporate counsel looking to identify select firms that offer some of the most cutting-edge and innovative counsel to clients around the world.

Recommended Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Tax
  • EU and Competition
  • M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m
  • Private Equity: Transactions–Mid-Cap Deal Capability

Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition Litigation
  • International Arbitration


  • Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
  • Finance: Debt Capital Markets
  • Finance: Emerging Markets
  • Finance: Securitization

Human Resources

  • Human Resources: Employment: Employers
  • Human Resources: Immigration

Insurance: Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas

Recommended Lawyers

Corporate and Commercial

  • Paul Beausang, Corporate Tax
  • Kate Habershon, Corporate Tax
  • Joanna Christoforou, EU and Competition
  • Frances Murphy, EU and Competition (Leading Individual)
  • Omar Shah, EU and Competition
  • Tom Cartwright, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Timothy Corbett, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Bruce Johnston, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • David Ramm, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Vasilisa Strizh, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Stephen Walters, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Iain Wright, M&A: Mid-market, £50m-£250m
  • Noel Ainsworth, Private Equity: Transactions
  • David Ramm, Private Equity: Transactions
  • Tom Cartwright, Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-cap Deal Capability

Dispute Resolution

  • Nicholas Greenwood, Commercial Litigation 
  • Peter Sharp, Commercial Litigation
  • David Waldron, Commercial Litigation
  • Frances Murphy, Competition Litigation


  • Bruce Johnston, Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
  • Thomas O’Connor, Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
  • Carter Brod, Debt Capital Markets
  • Timothy Corbett, Debt Capital Markets
  • Bruce Johnston, Debt Capital Markets
  • Carter Brod, Emerging Markets
  • Amanda Jennings, Emerging Markets
  • Bruce Johnston, Emerging Markets
  • Thomas O’Connor, Emerging Markets
  • Lisa Cargill, Securitization
  • Matthew Duncan, Securitization
  • Theresa Kradjian, Securitization
  • Paul Matthews, Securitization

Human Resources

  • Matthew Howse, Employment: Employers
  • Pulina Whitaker, Employment: Employers
  • Jennifer Connolly, Immigration


  • Nicholas Greenwood, Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation
  • Peter Sharp, Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources

  • Olivier Chambord, Oil and Gas
  • Lewis Jones, Oil and Gas
  • David Waldron, Oil and Gas