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Morgan Lewis Practices and Lawyers Recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2021

October 02, 2020

LONDON, October 2, 2020: Morgan Lewis has earned 22 practice rankings and 44 individual lawyer recommendations in the London section of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK. The firm received five new practice rankings, partner Frances Murphy was again named a Hall of Fame lawyer for her work in EU competition law, and seven partners were named Leading Individuals, the most prestigious designation awarded to individuals by the directory.

NEW PRACTICE RANKINGS FOR 2021

Corporate and Commercial

  • Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory
  • Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)

 TMT

  • Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design
  • IT and Telecoms

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE RANKINGS

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate Tax
  • EU and Competition
  • Financial Services: Contentious
  • M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m

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

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources

  • Oil and Gas

Risk Advisory

  •  Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)

LEADING INDIVIDUALS

  • Carter Brod: Finance: Debt Capital Markets; Industry Focus: Emerging Markets
  • Paul Matthews: Finance: Securitisation
  • Mike Pierides: TMT: IT and Telecoms
  • Melanie Ryan: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Contentious; Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • Georgia Quenby: Finance: Asset Based Lending
  • Peter Sharp: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium
  • Chris Warren-Smith: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

HALL OF FAME

  • Frances Murphy: Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition

RECOMMENDED LAWYERS

  • Nicholas Bolter: TMT: Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, 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; Industry Focus: Emerging Markets; 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: Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m; Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m); 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)
  • Shannon Donnelly: Employment: Immigration: Business
  • Mark Geday: Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m)
  • Kate Habershon: Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • Lee Harding: Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m); Employment: Employers
  • Meryem Hassan: Finance: Asset Based Lending
  • Karl Horvath: Finance: Securitisation
  • Matthew Howse: Employment: Employers
  • Bruce Johnston: Industry Focus: Emerging Markets; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Jennifer Josefson: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Theresa Kradjian: Finance: Securitisation
  • Robert Mailer: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory; Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)
  • Neil McKnight: Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Tax
  • Barbara Murphy Melby: TMT: IT and Telecoms
  • Paul Mesquitta: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail
  • 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
  • Xun Ning Choong: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)
  • Paul Ranson: Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Oliver Rochman: Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory; Corporate and Commercial: Private Funds (Including Infrastructure Funds)
  • Melanie Ryan: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium; Risk Advisory: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
  • Omar Shah: Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition; Dispute Resolution: Competition Litigation; Industry Focus: Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Peter Sharp: Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail; Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Louise Skinner: Employment: Employers
  • Benjamin Stein: Finance: Debt Capital Markets
  • Victoria Thompson: Finance: Asset Based Lending
  • Ayesha Waheed: Industry Focus: Emerging Markets; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • David Waldron: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium; Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Emma Walsh: Dispute Resolution: Competition Litigation
  • 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