LONDON – November 2, 2018 – Chambers & Partners law firm rankings have recognized Brown Rudnick’s recent successes in the UK, recommending the firm in four practice areas and recognizing eleven lawyers. 

The rankings reflect a successful year for the firm’s London office, which has posted strong growth and won a number of high-profile, tough briefs.

Chambers, which is published annually and distributed to general counsel of global and national businesses, rates lawyers based on technical legal skills, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment, and is the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind.

Below is a list of Brown Rudnick’s honors.

Departmental Rankings 

LOCATION

2019 Practice Rankings

London Firms

Financial Crime: Corporates (Band 3)

Financial Crime: Individuals (Band 2)

UK - Wide

Fraud: Civil (Band 4)

 

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory Band 2 (new ranking)


Individual Rankings

LOCATION

Submission

2019 Ranking

London Firms

Employment (Senior Executive) 

Nicola Kerr (Band 3)

London Firms

Employment (Employer)

Nicola Kerr (Recognised practitioner)

London Firms

Financial Crime: Corporates

Mark Beardsworth (Band 3)

Tom Epps (Band 2)

London Firms

Financial Crime: Individuals

Mark Beardsworth (Band 2)

Tom Epps (Band 1)

UK – Wide

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (Individuals)

Peter Bibby (Band 1)

 

UK – Wide

Fraud: Civil

Jane Colston (Band 1)

Neil P. Micklethwaite (Band 3)

Olga Bischof (Up and Coming)

London Firms

Information Technology

Mark Lubbock (Band 5)

UK – Wide

International Arbitration: Commercial Arbitration

Nicholas Tse (Band 6)

 

UK – Wide

Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment

Mark Dorff (Band 3)

London Firms

Restructuring/Insolvency

Louise Verrill (Band 6)

UK-Wide

Life Sciences: transactional

Mark Lubbock (Band 2)

 

 Commentary - Departments

 

Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Firms) – Band 3

What the team is known for High-quality practice with specialist expertise in white-collar crime. Renowned on both sides of the Atlantic for assisting investment funds and other financial services clients. Draws on a strong regulatory practice to provide a seamless, international service to clients facing investigation from multiple agencies. Well versed in corruption and money laundering matters.

Strengths Sources state: "They're a great firm; they are extremely knowledgeable. They are very helpful, personable, approachable, practical and innovative."

Work highlight Advised a UK accountancy firm on a range of financial crime issues, with a particular focus on anti-money laundering.

 

Financial Crime: Individuals - London (Firms) – Band 2

What the team is known for Highly regarded financial crime practice. A popular choice to act on major matters including investigations into suspected rate manipulation, as well as bribery and corruption. Deep experience representing senior executives facing SFO proceedings. Noted for expertise in regulatory matters on both sides of the Atlantic.

Strengths Others state: "The work they do is exceptionally high-quality."

Work highlights Acted for a senior individual of Unaoil in relation to the SFO investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in various jurisdictions.

 

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory - UK Wide - Band 2

What the team is known for Established team advising on high-profile matters in the financial services space. Experienced advisers to those facing scrutiny and enforcement action from regulators. Especially noted for its representation of individual clients such as senior executives.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "strong client-focused culture with transparency, clarity, fairness and understanding at its core," and also say that the team "provides insightful guidance based on experience and knowledge, stripping away unnecessary complexity to ensure clarity and understanding."

A client says: "They performed extremely well. I was extremely happy with the way they looked after me, how they advised me, and how they helped me in meetings with the regulatory bodies."

Work highlight Acted for a former senior executive at a household-name UK bank, in a joint investigation by the FCA and PRA into the bank's actions during the credit crisis.

 

Fraud: Civil - UK-wide – Band 4

What the team is known for Investigates and prosecutes cases of alleged fraud, both domestically and worldwide, including in the Caribbean, Russia, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. Effective at obtaining interim relief such as freezing and disclosure orders to pursue missing funds. Clients include institutional investors and other financial institutions. Draws on the firm's strong financial crime and regulatory practices to provide clients with a comprehensive service.

Strengths One source says: "They work well together as a team and this makes them stand out."

An interviewee characterises the team as "responsive, efficient, empathetic and client-friendly."

 

About Brown Rudnick LLP

At Brown Rudnick, we combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on practices such as distressed debt, corporate restructuring, M&A, white collar defense, international disputes and intellectual property, where we are recognized leaders. We have more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals across the United States and Europe, with offices in key financial centers. Beyond the United States and Europe, we serve clients in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.