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A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2010: Banking & Finance

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of UK legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2010 review of legal talent in the area of Banking & Finance, our Firm is listed among the best in the UK.

Chambers' comments:

Banking & Finance: Sponsor-side Specialists
London Ranking: Tier 1

The Firm: This experienced, reliable and creative firm is best known for advising private equity houses on debt investments and remains active at the top of the LBO market. It recently advised Apax Partners, Barclays Capital and The Tchenguiz Group on the disposal of Somerfield to the Co-operative Group for £1.57 billion. The firm also works on capital markets transactions and debt buy-backs, usually for its private equity clients.

Key Individuals: Stephen Gillespie brings "an in-depth knowledge of the market and clients' businesses" to the table. John Markland is another "sensible, pragmatic lawyer," while Neel Sachdev is "great to have on your side to get the key points into the documentation." Philip Crump possesses "great poise and tremendous knowledge."

Reprinted with permission from Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2010 — www.chambersandpartners.com.