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Rob has a broad corporate practice based on domestic and international M&A work. He specialises in corporate finance, particularly public company takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and primary and secondary equity issues. He advises a number of quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Prospectus Rules, the AIM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law.
Susan is experienced in contentious and non-contentious employment matters and advises frequently on policy and strategic HR issues.
Susan also advises on business transfers, outsourcings, private finance initiatives and the application of TUPE. She is also experienced in business reorganisation projects and senior executive disputes and team poachings.
Colin specialises in major infrastructure projects, financings and large commercial transactions, particularly cross-border joint ventures, outsourcings and Public Private Partnership ("PPP") projects. Colin regularly acts for financial institutions, corporates and Central Government. Colin has been the lead lawyer on, most notably, several high profile and complex defence, transport, security, technology and accommodation projects.
Duncan is the partner lead of our Future Legal Leaders programme. Duncan works closely with our committee members to make sure FLL delivers FLL members' objectives. Otherwise, Duncan specialises in technology and procurement matters, advising clients on a wide range of system integration/implementation and outsourcing projects.
Jeremy is experienced in complex cross-border litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on banking and funds litigation, fraud and asset tracing matters, contentious trusts and estates, and natural resources disputes.
Paul has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate. He has an active investment and development practice and is heavily involved in cross-border work, often project managing multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers. Paul has a special interest in sustainability and the built environment and leads DLA Piper's Green Real Estate team. Paul's clients are a mix of corporate occupiers, pension funds, high net worth individuals and other property investors and developers.
Wendy has experience in corporate insolvency, banking recovery and corporate turnaround with specific expertise in leisure, manufacturing companies, property developers, motor dealerships and professional partnerships.
A significant number of Wendy's instructions come from financial institutions who hold the senior/mezzanine debt.
Neil handles a diverse caseload of complex domestic and international disputes in court and arbitration proceedings, and is experienced in a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution techniques. He has been at DLA Piper since 1990 and a Partner since 2000.
On a day to day basis, Neil works with multinational clients in a variety of sectors, often engaging with General Counsel and Board members on sensitive contentious issues. He has been heavily involved in the in-house community for many years and is a keen supporter of our WIN initiative.
Wendy is a practising corporate lawyer with a wide experience of high value and complex domestic and cross boarder M&A transactions. Wendy is also an active member of the private equity team in the firm and advises either the funders or the management teams on a variety of PE transactions. Although the clients that Wendy represents are engaged in a variety of different sectors, she has developed a particular expertise in the hospitality and leisure sector and the waste management sector.
Sarah has extensive experience in advising on structuring and negotiating corporate and commercial joint ventures (including cross-border), outsourcing and partnering arrangements, grant funding and the full range of general commercial contracts.
Sarah regularly advises both the public and private sector, and has particular expertise in structuring complex corporate joint ventures and public sector business process outsourcing.
Ian advises clients in the energy, waste management and decommissioning sectors, with a particular specialism in nuclear, having previously been in-house counsel to British Nuclear Fuels plc. Ian's clients range from nuclear site licensed companies and wind turbine manufacturers to investors and developers in the renewable energy sector.
Ian advises on engineering, construction and professional service contracts as well as regulated procurements leading to the award of such contracts. Ian is also assisting clients with tenders in nuclear new build projects both in the UK and internationally.
Rob is experienced in a wide range of domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and initial and secondary public equity offerings and public takeovers. Rob acts for quality corporate clients on a wide range of transactions with a particular focus on the IT, mining and energy sectors.
Rob also advises a range of clients upon shareholders' agreements, articles of association, demergers, corporate governance and compliance issues as well as advising management teams on management buyouts and exits.
John is a partner in DLA Piper's IT/Commercial Team. John advises clients in a range of sectors, including Financial Services, Food and Drink, Technology and Public Sector, on commercial contracts and IP issues.
Sarah has over 20 years' experience in financing work for borrowers and funders, covering some of the most buoyant and more challenging times. There is little she hasn't been called to advise on in these markets.
PK advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions with significant experience extending to mergers & acquisitions (including buy and sell side in competitive auction processes), equity capital markets (including IPOs and insurance linked securities), joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, notably in the insurance sector.
PK has a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the needs of insurance clients (both life and non-life) and regularly works with lawyers across the international network to ensure clients are provided with a complete and seamless service. PK has been noted in the leading legal directory, Legal 500, as a "very sound and very responsive lawyer".
As an intellectual property specialist, Bonella is involved in IP rights management and strategy for a wide range of international clients and advises on structuring and negotiating the exploitation of IP rights. Bonella's focus is on transactions for the biopharma, medical devices and food and beverage sectors. This includes complex strategic partnering, joint ventures and collaboration agreements and the panoply of R&D, clinical and commercial agreements spanning the life cycle of medicinal products/medical devices and food products, from technology transfer and licensing arrangements; sponsored research and clinical trial agreements; BPO outsourcing and off-shoring of regulated functions and services; manufacturing, distribution & supply and promotion and other services agreements. Bonella also advises clients biopharma and medical device regulatory and compliance matters.
Richard is a highly experienced commercial/IT lawyer.
Richard leads DLA Piper's Public Sector practice in the UK and is responsible for the overall strategy and coordination of its different practice groups in their delivery of legal services to central and local government.
Partner and Co-Global Chair of Hospitality & Leisure Group
Real Estate, London
Joanne is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate with focus on complex real estate structuring. Jo has advised on many iconic buildings in London and has particular expertise on working on cross-border real estate transactions. Jo's practice covers a wide range of clients but in particular centres on advising private equity owners, sovereign wealth funds and institutional landowners/ developers. Jo advises on acquisitions, disposals, JV's, developments and redevelopment schemes. Jo is also very active in the hospitality and leisure arena.
Partner, UK Sector Head for Mining, and Co-Chair of EMEA for Mines and Minerals
Real Estate, Sheffield
Petra specialises in all aspects of real estate litigation and dispute resolution and manages specialist teams in Sheffield and Birmingham. Her particular forte is minerals litigation. She is the firm's UK lead on Minerals and Co-Chair of the Minerals Sector for EMEA. Petra's client base is varied ranging from Local Authority clients and educational institutions to private and public companies including developers, funders, minerals operators, transport operating companies and manufacturing clients. The Yorkshire Property Litigation team is ranked in the first tier in both Chambers and Legal 500. Petra is ranked as a band 1 lawyer in Chambers for her specialism and is also ranked as a leading lawyer nationally for her minerals expertise. Petra is a trustee and board member of St Luke's Hospice, a hospice delivering palliative care.
Kit is the global co-head of our Technology Sector. On a day to day basis, he is one of Europe's foremost IT and outsourcing lawyers, advising both customers and suppliers on mission critical projects involving hundreds of millions of pounds/ euros. He is cited in chambers as one of the only two "star" IT/outsourcing lawyers for the UK. Clients he regularly advises include RBS, TUI, Dixons, LBG, HSBC, HCL Technologies, Wipro, Genpact and Allied Irish Banks.