Dabei programmiert und tradet er seine eigenen systematischen Handelsansätze, unterstützt durch Indikatoren und statistische Auswertungen.. Gegenstand der Erhebungen sind die von Kapitalanlagegesellschaften Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaften und Investmentaktiengesellschaften gebildeten Investmentfonds. Seitenanfang Richtlinienkonforme Fonds Seit dem 1. Christian Lukas beschäftigt sich seit mit der Börse.
Diese Anlagestrategie investiert vornehmlich in mehrere aktiv gemanagte Aktie nfonds mit dem Anlageschwerpunkt in Frankreich. Geringere Anteile der zugrunde liegenden Fonds können auch in Aktie n aus anderen Ländern der EU allen voran Deutschland und der Schweiz angelegt werden. Eine Gesundheitsprüfung gibt einer Versicherungsgesellschaft einen Überblick über den derzeitigen Gesundheitszustand des Interessenten.
Die Gesundheitsangaben helfen dem Versicherer eine Entscheidung zu treffen, ob der beantragte Versicherungsschutz gewährt werden kann und durch den Abschluss des Versicherungsvertrages zustande kommt.
Damit will der Versicherer das Risiko eingrenzen, das mit einer möglichen Vorerkrankung verbunden ist, da bei einem Versicherungsfall das Kapital der Versichertengemeinschaft belastet werden würde. Dieses neue Konzept bietet neben einer Kapitalsicherung eine kontinuierliche, dynamische Gewinnsicherung , indem der jeweils höchste an monatlichen Stichtagen festgestellte Anteilspreis der jeweiligen Anlagestrategie zum Ende der vereinbarten Laufzeit festgeschrieben wird. Wenn die Wertpapierkurse einzelner Märkte oder des gesamten Marktes an der Börse über einen mittleren bis längeren Zeitraum nachhaltig steigen, so spricht man von Hausse.
Betrug der Zeitraum der Kursanstiege lediglich wenige Tage, so ist auch gerne von einer "freundlichen Kursentwicklung" die Rede; eine genaue Abgrenzung ist schwer festzumachen. Erfolgt ein starker Kursanstieg in einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum, spricht man von Boom. Bei der Fondsgebundenen Rentenversicherung ist in vielen Fällen diese Summe auf den Policenwert begrenzt. Bei der Honorarberatung wird bei einem Mandanten z.
Die Anzahl des gewohnten Formats der Kontonummer betrug in Deutschland bislang maximal zehn Dezimalstellen. Ein Aktie nindex ist ein Instrument um ein hypothetisches Portfolio eines Aktie nmarktes als Kennzahl darzustellen. Dieser Wert bildet die Entwicklung von ausgewählten Aktie nkursen in diesem Aktie nmarkt ab und kann somit die Entwicklung auf dem entsprechenden Markt repräsentativ dokumentieren.
Aktie nindizes sind im Allgemeinen ein einfaches, aber dennoch nützliches Barometer für einzelne Volkswirtschaften bzw. Hierbei werden die Altersvorsorgeansprüche des Arbeitnehmers durch den Pensionssicherungsverein a.
Eine Beeinträchtigung ist dauerhaft, wenn sie voraussichtlich länger als drei Jahre bestehen wird und eine Änderung des Zustandes nicht erwartet werden kann.
Ein Investmentfonds ist ein Portfolio von Aktie n, Anleihen etc. Darunter versteht man die Einzahlung in Investmentfonds in Form eines Einmalbeitrages, eines monatlichen Sparplanes oder einer Kombination aus beidem. Das monatliche Ansparen Sparplan , indem ein bestimmter Betrag vom Anleger in die von ihm auswählten Investmentfonds investiert wird, ist für den Vermögensaufbau besonders gut geeignet.
Mit innovativen Produkten neue Wege gehen. Mit den im Folgenden vorgestellten Anlagestrategie n machen wir dieses innovative Anlagegebiet nun auch unseren europäischen Kunden zugänglich. Bei dem so genannten Kohortenprinzip versteht man die Einstufung eines Rentners im ersten Jahr des Rentenbezugs in die so genannte "Rentenkohorte".
Dabei ist ein bestimmter prozentualer Besteuerungsanteil dem Renteneintrittsjahr zugeordnet. Der verbleibende, nicht zu versteuernde Betrag, wird als absolute Summe als Steuerfreibetrag für zukünftige Rentenbezugsjahre auf Dauer festgelegt und ist lebenslang anzuwenden.
Als Maximum Drawdown wird der maximal kumulierte Verlust innerhalb eines betrachteten Anlagezeitraums bezeichnet, der dadurch entstanden wäre, wenn zum schlechtesten Zeitpunkt Höchstkurs investiert und zum schlechtesten Zeitpunkt Tiefstkurs innerhalb dieser Periode verkauft worden wäre. Diese Sharia-konforme Anlagestrategie investiert in internationale islamische Finanzprodukte unterschiedlicher Art und Laufzeit, die den Charakter einer Geldmarktanlage haben.
Diese Sharia-konforme Aktie nfondsstrategie investiert in weltweit börsennotierte Sharia-konforme Aktie nfonds und ermöglicht Ihnen ein Investment ohne regionale Beschränkungen. Diese Sharia-konforme Anlagestrategie beruht auf der systematischen Analyse eines weltweit diversifizierten Aktie npools.
Der Anlageprozess folgt strengen Regeln und wird durchgängig angewendet. Damit wird bezweckt, eine effiziente Diversifizierung der Anlagen zu erreichen, Risiken zu steuern und ein stabiles Renditemuster zu gewährleisten. Der Mindestbeitrag zur Riesterrente wurde zum Der Mindesteigenbeitrag ist der Betrag, den der unmittelbar Förderberechtigte einer RiesterRente in seinen Vertrag einbezahlen muss, um die maximale staatliche Förderung zu erhalten.
Bemessungsgrundlage für die Berechnung des Förderbetrages, ist das rentenversicherungspflichtige Vorjahreseinkommen. Die Höhe der Hinterbliebenenleistung Versicherungssumme bei Tod der versicherten Person umfasst mindestens diesen Betrag. Übersteigt der Policenwert die Mindesttodesfallleistung , wird stattdessen dieser ausbezahlt. Als mittelbar förderberechtigt gelten Ehepartner von unmittelbar Zulageberechtigten, die einen eigenen Altersvorsorgevertrag abgeschlossen haben.
Unter nachgelagerter Versteuerung versteht man die Versteuerung von Rentenleistungen zum Zeitpunkt der Fälligkeit.
Dabei ist die nachgelagerte Versteuerung nicht in einem absoluten Wert festgesetzt, sondern zeigt lediglich an, dass eine Versteuerung nach einer produktspezifischen Einstufung erfolgen muss. Seit Einführung des Alterseinkünftegesetzes AltEinkG wird die nachgelagerte Besteuerung aller Altersvorsorgeprodukte bis schrittweise eingeführt.
Für jeden Versicherungsvertrag fallen sowohl versicherungstechnische Kosten als auch Vertriebskosten an, die zu Beginn der Laufzeit aufwandsbedingt höher sind als mit zunehmender Laufzeit. Vor allem in den ersten Jahren des Vertrages schlagen Aufwendungen für die anfängliche Einrichtung des Vertrages, ggf. Versicherungsschutz und nicht zuletzt für die Vermarktung Schulungen, Werbungen, Materialkosten, Vermittlung, etc. Der Policenwert ist die Summe, die sich ergibt, wenn man die Anzahl der erworbenen Anteile einer Anlagestrategie mit dem aktuellen Rückgabe- Wert multipliziert.
Der Polizzenwert ist die Summe, die sich ergibt, wenn man die Anzahl der erworbenen Anteile einer Anlagestrategie n mit dem aktuellen Rückgabe- Wert multipliziert. Bei der so genannten Quant-Methode wird ein Portfolio aus einem definierten Anlageuniversum nach rein quantitativen Kriterien zusammengestellt, d.
Das Anlageuniversum umfasst hierbei aktiv gemanagte Investmentfonds verschiedener Fondsgesellschaften mit unterschiedlichen Investmentzielen und Managementstilen.
Die Höhe der Zulagen ist auf folgende Beträge maximiert:. Schicht und setzt die gesetzlichen Voraussetzungen des am Juli verabschiedeten und zum Die Basisversorgung wurde zum Die Basisversorgung —auch Basisrente bzw. RürupRente genannt — wird in der Ansparphase besonders steuerlich gefördert. Die Schicht 2 der Altersvorsorge wird als Zusatzversorgung bezeichnet und beinhalten Altersvorsorgeverträge der RiesterRente und der betriebliche Altersvorsorge.
Im Zuge der Europäisierung wird im europäischen Zahlungsraum seit Anfang zur Angleichung der Zahlungssysteme in Europa ein einheitlicher Standard umgesetzt. Das Sicherheitsdreieck besteht aus einem vertraglich fixierten Abkommen zwischen den nachfolgenden drei Parteien: Um dieses zu erreichen, wählen Sie Ihre Beitragshöhe individuell.
It often advises on sophisticated matters: Other clients include Numis Securities and Jefferies. Though active across all sectors, it counts real estate and listed investment funds, energy, industrials and consumer goods as particular areas of expertise within equity capital markets, and prides itself on its stand-by underwriting capabilities.
Underwriters and issuers instruct the firm on cross-border mandates in a range of sectors. The electricity sector is an industry strength: He also advised one French biotech company on a US private placement. Allenby Capital and Investec Bank are additional clients.
Thierbach assisted Gulf Capital with selling its stake in Gulf Marine Services via a block-trade transaction. The team has seen several changes in the last year: Macfarlanes LLP 's practice is ' excellent on all fronts ', and has ' strength in depth across a number of disciplines '; 'extremely happy ' clients say the team is ' very commercial and provides succinct advice '.
The team advises clients across a wide range of industries including financial institutions, healthcare, life sciences, chemicals, TMT and energy. The practice is particularly noted for its work in merger control activity in the media and entertainment sphere. Mehta notably acted on the consolidation of the Faster Payments, Bacs and Cheque and Credit Clearing Company payment schemes, which secured a Phase 1 clearances for the parties on 2 July Whiddington regularly acts in the energy, transport and life science sectors and has recently counselled NYK and Tokai Rika through EC investigations.
The team is also active in EU and UK market and cartel investigations and provides strategic compliance advice. The firm acts for a number of large private equity houses including Compass Partners, Caird Capital and Vitruvian Partners. Sector expertise of the team includes agriculture, construction, food and drink, life sciences and technology. The team also acted for Origin on its acquisition of the business of Bunn Fertilisers and its notification to the CMA.
Key strengths of the practice include work for manufacturers in the automotive sector, vertical agreements practice, sports competition matters and mining and metals projects. Webber has been advising Albemarle Corporation on the sale of its Polyolefin catalyst and catalyst components business to W. Vidal and Penny advised financial comparison website operator money. Willis advises on investigations by competition authorities and regulators, cartel leniency applications, sector enquiries, complaints and merger filings, with particular expertise in the energy and utilities sector.
Other team highlights include Shah advising The London Metal Exchange on competition and public law issues arising out of a decision to impose charge capping and Murphy advising AstraZeneca on a range of complex competition issues.
The team has strengths in a number of sectors, including transport, financial services, life sciences, and energy. The pair have been advising reinsurance conglomerate XL Catlin on its significant competition and EU sanctions concerns. The team was also instructed by Sberbank on its application to the General Court to remove EU capital market access restrictions. The practice is active in merger control, strategic competition and compliance advice, and antitrust investigations, and counts Three, British Airways, Boots UK, and Brookfield Utilities UK No 2 Limited among its clients.
The practice is particularly strong in the financial services, technology, chemicals, telecoms and private equity sectors. Find out which law firms are representing which EU and competition: Key industries for the practice are aerospace and defence, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy, financial services and fast moving consumer goods. Areas of focus for the practice include economic sanctions and trade embargoes, regulatory compliance, and advice on infringements of EU single market regulations.
Primarily an EU and competition lawyer, his experience includes advising on trade and sanctions laws and devising and implementing appropriate compliance programmes.
In recent years the firm has secured numerous successes for individuals accused of market manipulation, in relation to financial benchmarks including LIBOR. Cross is representing several individuals in an FCA regulatory investigation regarding their conduct as brokers, particularly as it pertains to alleged front-running activity. Wallace has expertise across a wide array of disputes and has recently achieved favourable results for numerous individuals in separate cases relating to alleged insider dealing, as well as successfully defending a company alleged to have engaged in pension mis-selling.
Clifford Chance LLP benefits from an ' unparalleled depth and breadth of regulatory experts , particularly in traditional banking products, payments and custody businesses '. The team's ability to leverage its wider finance practice in London, as well as its pan-European network of offices is ' a game changer in the context of Brexit contingency planning '. Caroline Meinertz ' is a rising star ' and also provided vital input on much of the firm's Brexit-related work as well as on other big-ticket strategic advice impacting the banking sector.
Able to leverage the expertise of lawyers out of London as well as globally, the firm excels at handling strategically important matters requiring consideration not only of domestic regulatory issues, but also global ones.
In addition to advising on the impact of Brexit on the industry, as well as the team is providing guidance to some of the largest financial institutions on the implications of MiFID II. James Smethurst has an excellent reputation in the market across a broad swathe of regulatory and transactional matters, including prudential standards and conduct matters.
On the contentious front, the firm excels in representing clients that are the subject of multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations often involving parallel private litigation. On the non-contentious front, the firm advises on discrete regulatory issues as well as large-scale regulatory projects relating to Brexit, ring-fencing and regulatory capital. The 'super bright' Peter Bevan has broad-ranging financial services regulatory expertise and often puts this knowledge to good effect on behalf of entities seeking to develop new financial products.
Team head Damian Carolan is best known for his derivatives and securities regulation expertise, as well as on the development of new markets and clearing settlement systems. Katz is acting for Bacs on structural reform solutions to adapt to the substantial documentation and operational changes resulting from retail banking structural reform ring-fencing requirements.
Arnondo Chakrabarti is also recommended for handling disputes work and adds value to clients as a result of his ability to handle not only the civil aspects of an enforcement action but also in relation to any criminal liability which may arise.
Ashurst provides ' high-quality and cost-effective advice ' covering standalone regulatory issues, regulatory informed financial services transactional work and contentious work on behalf of a broad range of clients including banks, trading platforms, funds and clearing houses. Jake Green has developed a strong reputation for providing fintech-related regulatory advice both in relation to cryptocurrency matters where he has acted for numerous cryptocurrency start-ups on the regulatory issues associated with their initial coin offerings and on the development of new fintech products for financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, which he advised on the roll-out of its much publicised online consumer banking platform.
On the contentious front, David Capps benefits from in-house litigation experience at UBS and puts this to good effect on behalf of investment banks and broker-dealers across a range of matters including in relation to market abuse regulatory investigations.
The ' wonderful ' Edward Sparrow provides significant gravitas to the firm's litigation function and still maintains a thriving practice in his capacity as senior consultant. Tom Connor is also recommended. Lamb's broad-ranging expertise includes sanctions work. Thomas is also noted for his market infrastructure expertise and continues to advise the Astana International Financial Centre AIFC on the development of its legal and regulatory framework.
Aided by the firm's government relations and public policy team across Brussels, London and Washington, DC, and also with a large team of compliance and risk professionals working alongside the regulatory lawyers, the team is able to provide a holistic service which is mindful not only of the strict legal regulatory hurdles but also how to adapt in a commercial and practical way.
The ' incredible ' Jonathan Herbst heads up the office's four-partner non-contentious offering and has been at the forefront of thought leadership of major change in the industry including in relation to MiFID ii and Brexit he recently co-authored a report for the Financial Services Forum on EU equivalence.
Hannah Meakin has also been at the forefront of the firm's MiFID ii work on behalf of wholesale banking clients. In addition, Meakin's practice has also seen her active on the fintech front and in this regard she recently assisted Web 3. Imogen Garner leads the team's work on the buy-side and is advising The Investment Association the leading trade association for the UK's asset management industry on changes to the model documents used by its members to take into account the changes ushered in by MiFID ii.
Katie Stephen is also recommended for her contentious expertise and in addition to defending clients before the FCA and PRA, has also handled several Skilled Persons section reviews. As well as his authorship of various widely read texts on the subject, Reynolds has also represented two bulge bracket banks and numerous medium and small sized institutions on risk management in relation to specific Brexit scenarios.
Reynolds is also noted for his market infrastructure expertise and in this regard continues to represent Abu Dhabi Global Market, the new international financial centre in the UAE, on new legislation and rulebooks to ensure compliance with global standards.
The firm has been highly active on behalf of its hedge fund manager and asset manager client base on issues arising from MiFID ii implementation and Brexit. The team also stands out for its ability and willingness to innovate and this has been exemplified by the firm's MiFID ii Manager product, which socialises the costs and experience of MiFID ii implementation across the firm's client base.
The ' superb ' Charlotte Stalin was integral to establishing the product and has an excellent reputation on behalf of investment banks and global asset managers. Penny Miller ' is excellent at explaining even the most cerebral and dry areas of law '. Emma Sutcliffe is also recommended. Slaughter and May provides a ' very strong service ' to a broad range of financial services clients including advising non-regulated businesses on the impact of financial services regulation.
The firm also has a formidable presence in the market acting on transactional work in the sector, in addition to strategic advice on ongoing regulatory matters.
Kingsley is also recommended for his fintech expertise. Leveraging the firm's institutional alternative asset management client base as well as receiving standalone work in the area, the team is ' particularly strong when it comes to advising UK private equity firms on their operations '. As well as regularly providing regulatory input on fundraising processes and in relation investment work, the team has also been very active for alternative investment management clients on large-scale regulatory projects including MiFID ii implementation and on the impact of Brexit.
Fell has also represented an investment bank, as one of the defendants market. James is also fairly active on the non-contentious front particularly in relation to Senior Managers and Certification Regime matters and is emblematic of the firm's coordinated and fluid approach in relation to advisory work, mindful as it is to mitigate against potential litigious problems further down the line but seamlessly able to handle any issues should they arise.
Csefalvay is particularly active in the wholesale market acting for investment banks, broker dealers, high frequency trading firms and market infrastructure providers on critical regulatory reform projects including MiFID ii.
As well as work for traditional banks, the team has also begun to pick up a significant flow of work for challenger fintech entities as they compete for market share.
In this regard, Cunningham has handled numerous regulatory matters for ClearBank the first new UK clearing bank in years and also acted for TSB on its separation from Lloyds Banking Group and on the establishment of a nascent digital bank. The firm has also been at the vanguard of fintech-related work and has subsequently already built up a significant knowledgeabase across this rapidly evolving area. Able to combine regulatory enforcement expertise with criminal capabilities, the five-partner litigation offering is well-placed to represent individuals and institutions in FCA investigations.
It is the ' very personable ' Cawley, however, that remains the star of the show with clients praising her for her ' knowledge of relevant industry issues ' as well as her ' technical knowledge and awareness of regulator appetite, with a desire and ability to apply those skills to finding pragmatic and commercial solutions for each client '.
Leveraging the firm's market-leading reputation among investment banks for transactional finance work and also benefiting from strong transatlantic ties with the firm's US financial services regulatory offering, the London team is picking up some high-quality work from an impressive roster of clients including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of China, Barclays and Credit Suisse.
Higgs is also advising Goldman Sachs on the impact of the EU Benchmark Regulation across its bank, private bank and asset management businesses. Ashby is also active in the retail wealth management sector and recently advised Aegon on its significant strategic platform migration exercise following its acquisition of Cofunds. The firm also has a ' keen awareness of the interaction between the regulatory and litigation offerings ' and is well-placed to handle contentious matters for both firmwide clients and clients on a standalone basis before the regulatory agencies.
Benefiting from UK and US-qualified lawyers based in London and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners on the ground in key fund jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Ireland and the US the team is well-placed to advice on UK and EU laws impacting funds, as well as on the extraterritorial impact of US legislation.
Himself formerly at the FSA, Armstrong has a ' long regulatory background ' and recently successfully appealed the FCA fine levied against Interactive Brokers UK for failing to have adequate systems and controls to detect insider dealings by its clients - reducing the amount the electronic securities broker had to pay by half.
Ahern focuses his practice on banking and financial services regulation. Rogers regularly handles work for the Just Retirement Group including recently advising it on compliance issues relating to Solvency II. He also provided the regulatory input on the firm's representation of Interactive Investor on its acquisition of TD Direct Investment. Marshall has a ' real understanding of the way the regulator thinks ' and consequently is well-placed to provide ' practical and sensible advice ', while Paul is noted not only for her ' extensive technical knowledge ' but also her ' excellent soft skills and ability to explain complex matters in an easily digestible way '.
Baird has been advising a private bank in relation to a significant redraft of the terms of business of its wealth management arm, particularly in light of MiFID ii. Although he also handles some advisory work, Wright is best-known for his contentious expertise on behalf of corporate clients and individuals and in this respect has an excellent perspective gleaned through his many years' in private practice and in the enforcement division of the FSA.
The ' commercially minded ' Beechey provides ' very practical and concise advice on the steps needed to ensure compliance ' with key regulatory issues impacting the funds industry including on AIFMD matters. The 'calm and considered' Epstein ' understands the pressures that the FCA is under and is therefore able to help his clients formulate the most beneficial strategy '. His broad-ranging work includes the continued representation of numerous high-profile executives in regulatory investigations in the aftermath of the credit crisis.
While Regnard-Weinrabe's departure will certainly be a loss on the payments front given his market-leading reputation in the area, it is to be expected that under the leadership of Srivastava the firm will provide a broader service to a wider array of clients in the sector. Kelsall is particularly knowledgeable on consumer credit, retail mortgages and payment services matters; he has provided the regulatory input on numerous transactional matters for Cabot Credit Management including advising it on the regulatory due diligence associated with its acquisition of Wescot Credit Services.
Find out which law firms are representing which Flotations: In addition to IPOs, the firm also has strong capabilities in secondary offerings and reverse takeovers, among other matters. Having merged with Olswang LLP and Nabarro LLP in , the combined entity now has a larger team and also an enhanced profile in key sectors, which include: Stephen Rigby , who has acted for AIM clients for more than 15 years, is particularly active in the energy, oil and gas and renewable power sectors.
The combined entity acts for more than 20 AIM-listed companies and it also generates a strong flow of work from intermediaries and investment banks. DLA Piper 's team has a wealth of experience of domestic and cross-border mandates, with the work spanning matters such as rights issues, placings, block trades, dual listings, step-ups and public takeovers.
The firm also acts for UK investment trusts and Channel Islands-based registered investment companies. Fieldfisher 's strong market profile is reflected by the fact that it acts for 38 AIM-listed companies, and it also undertakes a significant amount of work for NOMADs and brokers. The firm has a particularly standout reputation in the energy and natural resources sector, where the work often has a nexus to territories such as South America, Africa and the CIS region. AIM-related work has been a core of focus at the firm since the inception of the exchange in The firm's outstanding reputation in the market is underpinned by the consistency in which the firm features in large, high-profile and strategically-significant AIM IPOs, secondary transactions and AIM-related acquisitions and disposals.
Mark Wesker 's work spans industries such as digital business, financial services and energy and utilities. Although the firm is particularly well-known for its work in the Main Market arena, it is equally as active in AIM transactions. Outside of funds-related corporate finance, the firm handles a significant number of high-profile AIM transactions for corporate issuers, NOMADs and brokers.
The firm generates work from clients across a number of industries, particularly technology, investment trusts, financial services and natural resources. Its client roster includes corporate issuers, sovereign wealth funds and investment funds. The work has a nexus to a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, technology, media, healthcare and financial services.
Although the firm is active across a wide range of industries, it is a particularly well-known name in the natural resources sector, where the work spans areas such as oil and gas, agriculture, mining and renewable energy.
The team also adds value in transactions connected with financial services including fintech , tehcnology and professional services. Beyond IPOs, the firm also handles secondary fundraisings and other complex transactions.
James Green, who heads up the firm's Africa group, was part of a team which acted for Rich Pro Investments Limited in its hostile takeover of AIM-listed company ASA Resource Group; the target company went into administration shortly after the announcement of the takeover offer. Complementing the firm's strong transactional capabilities are its first-rate tax and regulatory expertise. The team is also a strong performer acting for issuers, both on AIM and overseas exchanges, attracting particular praise for ' its knowledge and understanding of the FPI rules, Sarbanes-Oxley, AIM rules and Companies Act '; it is ' a one-stop shop for all legal compliance questions '.
Memery Crystal LLP 's ' extremely pragmatic ' six-partner team has ' a no-nonsense approach ', which is backed-up by its ' excellent legal and market knowledge '. It assists issuers with every stage of their growth whilst on AIM, and also handles their step-up to the Main Market. The cornerstones of the practice are in high-profile strategically-significant AIM and cross-border transactions in the transport, energy and natural resources sectors.
As part of its transactional work, the team advises clients on associated regulatory issues, such as those involving the AIM Rules, Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. It is also highly regarded in other areas, such as health, real estate and financial services. Matthew Darling , who has a focus on the technology sector, acts for clients ranging from start-ups to AIM-listed companies.
Chris Chrysanthou departed for an in-house role at Alliance Pharma Plc. Hamlins LLP 's reputation in the small-cap space is evidenced by the fact that it has been the lead sponsor of the networking community Small Cap Network UK for nine years.
Hamilton's group has particular experience of acting for technology companies; the scope of the work ranges from AIM admissions and secondary fundraises to general corporate and commercial matters. The firm also generates work from clients active in other sectors, such as food and drink, agribusiness and life sciences. The firm's historical strengths in venture capital and private equity are a major driver of the capital markets work, with Field's team advising private equity houses on exits from investments via IPOs.
It also advises on rights issues and placings, and private placements, among other matters. Weber recently acted for the Oppenheimer family on the restructuring of its existing joint venture with Temasek and the setting up of a new joint venture for investing in consumer, healthcare and other businesses in Africa. Core strengths of the practice beyond technology and telecoms include financial services, real estate, infrastructure and energy.
Fintech is another area of strength, with one landmark transaction seeing Turner advise money. Financial services, technology, life sciences and energy and natural resources are sector strengths: The team has seen a number of significant recent recruits.
Both have a focus on private equity. The technology sector is a particular strength of the practice, with clients in this regard including SoundCloud, Microsoft and ITV. Foster also advised the management team of Hammer Film Group on the management buyout of the company by the Exclusive Media Group. The firm is known as a leader in the advertising and marketing sector, and includes Publicis, Havas, IP and Omnicom in its client list.
The team specialises in acting for private companies and fund syndicates of ultra-high-net-worth investors, as well as clients in the hotels and leisure and technology sectors. The team also handles cross-border transactions. The life sciences and technology sectors are particular areas of focus for the team at Bristows LLP , which regularly acts for large multinationals. The team is also noted for its work for early-stage growth businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs: Key clients include Diageo, Cronin, Canon and Amazon.
The team also continues to act for online platforms such as home improvement marketplace HomeAdvisor, which it assisted with the acquisition of the MyBuilder home services platform, and advise on cybersecurity transactions and education, financial services, healthcare and advertising technology.
The technology, media, leisure and retail, healthcare and education sectors are key areas of focus. Daniel Jacob , who specialises in advising clients in the leisure and technology sectors, is also noted. It frequently handles deals with an international element: Other sectors in which the team has been active include manufacturing, hotels and leisure, pensions and technology; the latter is a particular area of growth for the practice.
The team has an established client base of institutional fund and listed companies, as well as private companies and investors, including Exclusive Care Group, Emerald Fund of Funds, Napier Capital Partners and Dentons Pension Management.
The team is noted for its expertise in the hotel, restaurant, leisure and retail sectors: Real estate, technology, energy and natural resources are particular sector strengths for the team at Shepherd and Wedderburn , which has clients ranging from large corporates to fast-growing businesses.
The team has also acted for a number of overseas corporates: Andrew Blain, who splits his time between London and Edinburgh, advised Austria-based Andritz on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in key supplier Powerlase Photonics. Julian Mathews , who is the key contact for the hospitality and leisure sectors, advised the founder of Bestplace on the sale of a majority interest in the company to Enterprise Managed Investments; he also acted for Petersham Nurseries, Honest Burgers and Nadler Hotels.
Financial services, real estate, technology and professional services are other areas of focus. The team also regularly advises venture capitalist clients: The team is especially active in the automotive, IT, financial services, metals and commodities sectors. The team focuses on the insurance, financial services, technology, retail, transport, energy, retail, food and hospitality sectors.
The practice is led by Russel Shear, who recently acted for Germany-based Siegwerk Druckfarben on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of ink supplier Hi-Tech Products.
The technology, media, leisure and real estate sectors are particular areas of focus. It has handled several cross-border transactions: James Paton-Philip, who is noted for his expertise in the technology sector, acted for the Council of Mortgage Lenders on a merger with other trade associations in the finance and banking industry. The technology, retail, manufacturing and financial services sectors are particular areas of focus for the team at Royds Withy King , which regularly acts for overseas clients entering the UK market.
Recent highlights include advising a Swedish company in the heating technology sector on the English law aspects of its acquisition of a UK-headquartered company, and acting for the shareholders of event management agency Banks Sadler Group on the sale of the company to American Express Global Business Travel. Financial services, high-end retail, technology and telecoms are key sector strengths; the department is also noted for its experience in the mining sector.
Other sector strengths include financial services, healthcare and life sciences and consumer products. On the technology side, McLaren also represented Andreessen Horowitz in connection with its minority investment in software developer Improbable World. The practice is strong for financial services, FinTech and distressed transactions. The team handles significant international deals, particularly those requiring US and European advice, with particular focus in servicing public companies, financial institutions and sponsors, oil and gas, energy and infrastructure clients, and technology and telecoms companies.
It is well known for its TMT expertise, though it also acts for high-profile clients in sectors including energy, financial services and transport. The team is well known for its excellent grasp of UK and US corporate law: Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrials and telecoms are key sector strengths of the team, whose client base largely comprises public companies.
His recent headline transactions include advising on A. Core strengths of the team include financial services, healthcare and life sciences matters. The practice is active in a wide variety of sectors, including energy, telecoms, life sciences and insurance. Recent highlights include Stamp advising Terra Firms on the sale of Dublin-based aircraft lessor AWAS to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Harray acting for a consortium of international banks in connection with the financing of the multi-billion dollar acquisition of certain geothermal assets in West Java from affiliates of Chevron.
The group has particular expertise in drafting partnership and LLP agreements, international structures, which all sits beside a broad contentious practice.
The team is most known for advising international law firms and other professional services firms on partner exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing issues.
The group handles contentious matters, such as litigation and arbitration, but is most noted for its non-contentious work, which includes the establishment of foreign law firms in the UK, mergers, partner and team moves, conversion to LLP and document drafting.
Expertise includes structuring and governance in relation to international firms, legal services regulation, exiting partner agreements and private clients on the utilisation of partnerships to manage succession issues. Turnor's highlights included advising the management team of a major IP firm on the possible departure of a partner and an accountancy firm on a compulsory retirement.
Watt, who possesses ' superb judgement ' and gives ' extremely commercial advice ', specialises in departures and arrivals, partner rights and entitlements and negotiating terms of exit. Field is ' astute ' and ' capable under pressure ' and draws on her commercial litigation background to advise on partnership disputes. Lewis Silkin LLP 's ' excellent ' team demonstrates ' in-depth knowledge and expertise ' in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters.
The group often handles the drafting and implementing of new or updated LLP and partnership agreements, restructurings, mergers and the associated regulatory issues. On the contentious side, the group is at the forefront of complex partner grievance cases, representing a number of major City firms. Possessing ' great experience '. Winckworth Sherwood LLP 's team is ' a force to be reckoned with ' when it comes to partnership disputes, which are the focus of the practice.
It is instructed by clients in the spectrum of specialised industry and regulated sector clients that utilise partnerships, including real estate, investment funds, accountancy and law firms in addition to individual partners. The group recently represented a real estate sector LLP in a complex partner exit involving multiple detriments and alleged perpetrators of discrimination, but resulting in a significantly reduced settlement.
The group handles LLP formations, partner obligations, employment matters and commercial contracts, in addition to financial regulatory advice on LLP structures, tax, dispute resolution, business recovery and reconstruction. On the non-contentious side, the firm handles formations, structuring, drafting of LLP agreements, tax and remuneration advice.
Khiara is often instructed by international and domestic law firms, Big 4 accountants, fund managers and investment businesses using LLPs on the spectrum of non-contentious matters. Recent highlights include assisting a leading architectural firm with a comprehensive review and rewrite of its constitutional arrangements and LLP Deed; and in a separate matter, advising a major UK-based law firm on the regulatory aspects of a transatlantic merger.
The group is predominantly instructed by clients in the financial services and investment funds space. The group is often call upon to advise financial services LLPs on governance and transactional matters as well as structuring. On the contentious side, it is instructed on partner expulsions, retirements, exclusions and dismissals. Highlights for the group included advising Crest Nicholson Operation on the establishment of a joint venture, structured as a partnership with A2 Dominion Developments in order to promote the development of the North West Bicester Eco-Town.
Also recommended are David Hicks , for his expertise in partnership advisory work in the financial services sector, and James Carter , who has significant knowledge in partnership taxation. Holme has particular experience in advising law firms on claims arising out of partner redundancies. The group acts for and against LPs, LLPs and traditional partnerships in the spectrum of partnership disputes, including allegations of bad faith, misappropriation of assets, breaches and enforcement of restrictive covenants and minority shareholder oppression.
The group was instructed by partners and firms in a number of high profile disputes in , including sex discrimination, whistleblowing cases and partner exits. The group is led by Jonathan Gatward , who is instructed on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Nick Sayers , who is principally a transactional lawyer, has substantial experience in partnership mergers and the use of partnerships as investment vehicles. Find out which law firms are representing which Private equity: It also has a strong profile acting for management teams in similar large deals. Complementing the team's core transactional expertise is the firm's strengths in ancillary areas, such as intellectual property, restructuring and employment. In addition to acting for private equity houses, the group also undertakes transactional work for management teams and investee companies.
Although the firm's sweet spot is upper mid-market UK deals, it is also highly active in the wider European private equity market, and is also sought-after for transactions further afield globally.
The firm's prominence in midmarket transactions enables it to generate work from clients such as HIG Capital and Waterland Private Equity. It also recently secured Rutland Partners as a new client. Another dimension of the private equity practice is its involvement in Africa-related deals, with the London office working closely with the firm's Africa-based offices, and elsewhere in the global network, on a wide range of transactions.
It is one of the most active firms in the market for UK mid-cap transactions. Mayer Brown International LLP 's team attracts high praise for its ' in-depth understanding of structuring private equity deals '. In addition, the firm has more recently advised Aurelius on the restructuring and merger of two of its portfolio companies.
It is particularly well-known for its cross-border work, which includes advice to UK-based investors on outbound transactions across Europe and further afield, as well as assisting overseas-based investors with investments into the UK. In addition to acting for private equity houses, the firm generates mandates from ultra high net-worth family offices, management teams and target companies, among other clients. The firm handles transactions across a wide range of sectors, with healthcare and life sciences being a particular area of strength.
Carbone and Zeman are ' particularly good at taking a commercial and pragmatic view in complex situations '. Elsewhere, the firm also generates work from other clients, including family offices and private funds.
Marshall's team handles all stages of the investment lifecycle for a wide range of clients, including private equity investors, corporates and management teams. Odubeko advised Alta Semper Capital on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Egyptian consumer healthcare company Macro Holding from its founders.
Its management advisory work is also on the increase. Other clients include large international corporates and management teams. The group is also increasingly sought-after to advise US-based investors on their investment activities in Europe, including the UK.
Andrew Masraf, who is the global head of the firm's transactional services group, is another experienced practitioner. Mark Sanders' workload spans multiple industries, with a particular strength in those where intellectual property is a critical asset such as technology and media.