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A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011: Private Equity

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' 2011 review of legal talent in the area of Private Equity, our Firm is listed among the best in the UK.

Chambers' comments:

Private Equity: Buyouts

UK-wide Ranking: Tier 4

The Firm: This firm has strength across the private equity sector, particularly in relation to restructuring. The team is "very responsive, dedicated, client-focused and hard-working," according to sources. Significant recent work highlights include advising New York-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners on the international distressed acquisition of certain assets from Waterford Wedgwood.

Key Individuals: Graham White "gets straight to the heart of the matter and is adept at giving commercial advice." Clients also appreciate his availability and responsiveness. James Learner focuses on complex transactions and led the team representing FCI Group, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, on the sale of its electrical division to Hubbell for USD360 million.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011 —