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The Legal 500 UK 2022 Edition Recognizes Morgan Lewis Among the UK’s Best

October 01, 2021

LONDON, October 1, 2021: Morgan Lewis achieved 23 practice rankings and 56 unique lawyer rankings in the recently released 2022 Legal 500 UK guide. Additionally, partners Frances Murphy, Melanie Ryan, and Chris Warren-Smith were each named to the guide’s prestigious Hall of Fame for their continued excellence in legal and client services, while seven partners—Carter Brod, Matthew Howse, Paul Matthews, Mike Pierides, Georgia Quenby, Melanie Ryan, and Peter Sharp—were honored as Leading Individuals, the highest distinction bestowed in each practice category. Partner Victoria Thompson was named a Next Generation Partner.

PRACTICE RANKINGS

Corporate and Commercial:

  • Corporate Tax
  • EU and Competition
  • Financial Services: Contentious
  • Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory
  • M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m
  • Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (up to £250m)

Dispute Resolution:

  • Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Commercial Litigation: Premium
  • Competition Litigation
  • International Arbitration

Employment:

  • Employers
  • Immigration: Business

Finance:

  • Asset Based Lending
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Securitisation

Industry Focus:

  • Emerging Markets
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Investment Fund Formation and Management:

  • Private Funds

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources:

  • Oil and Gas

Risk Advisory

  • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyright and Design
  • IT and Telecoms

LAWYER RANKINGS

Hall of Fame

  • Frances Murphy: Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition
  • Melanie Ryan: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Chris Warren-Smith: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

Leading Individuals

  • Carter Brod: Finance: Debt Capital Markets; Industry Focus: Emerging Markets
  • Matthew Howse: Employment: Employers
  • Paul Matthews: Finance: Securitisation
  • Mike Pierides: TMT: IT and Telecoms
  • Georgia Quenby: Finance: Asset Based Lending
  • Melanie Ryan: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Contentious
  • Peter Sharp: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium

Next Generation Partners

  • Victoria Thompson: Finance: Asset Based Lending

Rising Stars

  • Seyfi Can Kandemir: Industry Focus: Emerging Markets

RECOMMENDED LAWYERS

  • Yvette Allen: Employment: Immigration: Business
  • Nicholas Bolter: TMT: Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyright and Design
  • Lisa Cargill: Finance: Securitisation
  • Tom Cartwright: Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare; Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m; Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Olivier Chambord: Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Joanna Christoforou: Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition; Dispute Resolution: Competition Litigation
  • Jennifer Connolly: Employment: Immigration: Business
  • Timothy Corbett: TMT: IT and Telecoms; Corporate and Commercial: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m; Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Simon Currie: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory; Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)
  • Paul Denham: Industry Focus: Emerging Markets
  • Mark Geday: Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m; Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Kate Habershon: Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • Lee Harding: Employment: Employers
  • Matthew Howse: Employment: Employers; Employment: Immigration: business
  • Bruce Johnston: Finance: Debt Capital Markets; Industry Focus: Emerging Markets; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Theresa Kradjian: Finance: Securitisation
  • Robert Mailer: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)
  • Jayne McGlynn: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m
  • Neil McKnight: Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • Paul Mesquitta: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium
  • Nicholas Moore: Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m–£500m
  • Frances Murphy: Dispute Resolution: Competition Litigation; Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Paul Ranson: Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Melanie Ryan: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium; Insurance: Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation; Risk Advisory: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
  • Peter Sharp: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail; Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Louise Skinner: Employment: Employers
  • Ayesha Waheed: Industry Focus: Emerging Markets; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • David Waldron: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail; Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium; Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Chris Warren-Smith: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Contentious; Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium; Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration; Risk Advisory: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
  • Pulina Whitaker: Employment: Employers
  • Tomasz Wozniak: Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • William Yonge: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory