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Alex Glassbrook

Barrister

Alex is an English qualified barrister and an experienced negotiator specialising in cases involving road vehicles. He lectures on driverless cars and other legal subjects and is a senior trainer in advocacy for the Inns of Court. Alex has taught and done voluntary work in a range of African countries.

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Temple Garden Chambers

http://tgchambers.com/

Alastair Brown*

Senior Associate

Alastair is a senior associate at the Freshfields London office on the Global transaction team. He focuses on M&A, private equity, management incentivisation and other corporate matters for private equity sponsors, global financial investors and multinational corporates across a range of sectors.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

https://www.freshfields.com

Andrei Yakovlev

Partner

Andrei is a New York, English and Russian qualified arbitration partner with over 20 years of experience in disputes arising out of foreign investment, sovereign and corporate finance, and M&A matters.

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King & Wood Mallesons

http://www.kwm.com/en/

Andrew Dodd* 

Partner

Andrew leads the firm's IT and telecoms disputes practice and is a partner in the IP and technology dispute resolution group. His key practice area is the prosecution and defence of substantial disputes arising out of outsourcing, technology and communications contracts.

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Fieldfisher

http://www.fieldfisher.com/

Andrew Mills*

Partner

Andrew advises on Private Equity, Infrastructure and General Corporate Transactions, including competitive auction sales, public to private transactions, fund manager spin-outs, joint ventures and equity fundraising.

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MJ Hudson

https://www.mjhudson.com

Beth Pipe*

Business Skills Trainer

Beth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and has spent over 20 years specialising in Learning and Development.

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Cumbrian Rambler Ltd

Bronwen Still*

Solicitor and Compliance Expert

Bronwen specialises in helping firms and ABSs with applying to be authorised and licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). She previously worked for the Law Society and the SRA, in many different capacities, including Head of the Professional Ethics guidance team and Head of Standards.

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InfoLegal

https://www.infolegal.co.uk

Charles Hayes*

Partner

Charles specialises in high-profile and complex acquisitions, carve-outs, take-privates and exits for some of the world’s largest financial sponsors, who value his technical and commercial excellence on a full range of financial sponsor deal types.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

https://www.freshfields.com

Charles Lazarevic*

Managing Director

Charles has over 35 years of experience with leading London-based financial consultancies. He founded Vero Consulting in 2016 to work closely with his clients and their lawyers to present their cases to the highest standards.

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Vero Consulting Ltd

https://veroconsulting.expert/

Christopher Edwards*

Barrister

Christopher practices commercial, construction and property law, with expertise in commercial disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, construction disputes, professional negligence and property. He has worked and volunteered for NGOs in the UK and Cambodia.

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3PB Barristers

https://www.3pb.co.uk

Ciara Cullen*

Partner

Ciara Cullen is a dual qualified lawyer in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland with experience in advising clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes across all areas of IP rights.

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RPC

https://www.rpc.co.uk

Craig Pollack

Partner

Craig Pollack draws on over 25 years of litigation and arbitration experience to guide clients through the most complex, cutting edge international disputes. Prior to joining Covington in January 2017, Mr. Pollack was the Global Head of Dispute Resolution at a major international firm.

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Covington & Burling

https://www.cov.com

David Nisbet*

Legal Director  

David is a legal director in the Corporate Tax department. He is experienced in tax law having previously been an associate at White & Case.

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Osborne Clark

http://www.osborneclarke.com/

Duncan Ogilvy*

Consultant

Duncan joined 3Kites in 2012 as a consultant after moving from the firm Mills & Reeve, where his roles included knowledge management partner and managing partner.

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3Kites Consulting

https://www.3kites.com

Ebony Alleyne

Barrister

Ebony’s practice as a qualified barrister covers all aspects of the law pertaining to construction disputes and commercial claims. She deals with complex high value commercial litigation, arbitration and adjudication and all forms of dispute resolution. She is also an editor of Emden’s Construction Law, the leading authority on construction law.

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Hardwicke

http://www.hardwicke.co.uk/

   

Edward Romaine*

Partner

Edward handles Planning matters, specialising in energy and infrastructure planning. He advises on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of the planning system, with a broad base of experience ranging from section 106 obligations, highways agreements and EIA to appeals, inquiries and judicial review. With particular expertise in clean energy planning, Edward helps developers over the course of the entire project development process from pre-application issues through to the later stages of project development.

    

    

    

Temple Bright

http://www.templebright.com/

    

Eluned Watson*

Associate

Eluned advises across a wide range of sectors, including development and regeneration; energy; and regulatory. She provides full environmental support to corporate and property clients on high-value transactions and advises on contaminated land and waste legislation. Eluned is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and holds an MSc from the University of Oxford in Environmental Change & Management. Recent experience includes advising on one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe with world-leading remediation technologies. 

    

   

    

Pinsent Masons

https://www.pinsentmasons.com/

Faraz Naqvi*

Senior Associate

Faraz is a senior associate in the Asset Finance practice, with a focus on aviation and shipping. Having spent five years in the Hogan Lovells' Dubai office where he focused on Islamic Finance transactions, he is now 'recommended' for Islamic Finance transaction in Legal 500's 2015 edition.

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Hogan Lovells

https://www.hoganlovells.com/

Farmida Bi* 

Partner

Farmida is the European Head of Islamic Finance and has specialised in capital markets and Islamic finance for over 20 years, advising on English and New York law.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/

Jasbir Dhillon*

Barrister

Jasbir is an advocate with over 20 years’ experience specialising in complex and high value commercial disputes. He has been involved in many of the leading English commercial cases, and is particularly versatile in his area of expertise. Jasbir is further recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading barrister in Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation.

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Brick Court Chambers

http://www.brickcourt.co.uk/

Jeffery Onions*

Barrister

Jeffery undertakes a wide range of complex commercial and company law disputes work both as an advocate and in an advisory context. Having been called to bar in 1981 and made QC in 1998, Jeffery has over 30years of expertise in banking and finance, company and insolvency, commercial litigation, civil fraud, energy/oil and gas and many more.

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One Essex Court

http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/

Jonathan Moss*

Barrister

Jonathan is dually qualified in both the UK and US, having passed the New York Bar exam in 2007. He has extensive IP experience having worked as a US Attorney in Mayer Brown and practices in the areas of IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT, Media & Entertainment.

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Hogarth Chambers

http://www.hogarthchambers.com/

Johnathan Moss

Partner

Jonathan acts for international traders, charterers, shipowners, insurers and re-insurers, handling commercial disputes often concerning high profile, international incidents. He is ranked in three separate areas of practice in the leading, global legal directories

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DWF

https://www.dwf.law/en/People/Find-a-lawyer/2017/J/Jonathan-Moss

John Denis-Smith*

Barrister

John is a commercial barrister in the practice areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction & Commercial at 39 Essex Chambers. He has previous experience as a construction litigator in top tier solicitors’ firms

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39 Essex Chambers

http://www.39essex.com/

Juliette Huard-Bourgois

Solicitor

Juliette is an international arbitration expert in the dispute resolution department where she provides professional legal support to partners and associates.  Her focus is on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, jurisdiction and civil procedure with a particular emphasis on EU law.  

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King & Wood Mallesons

http://www.kwm.com/en/

Kwadwo Sarkodie

Partner

Kwadwo is a partner in the Construction & Engineering group at the London office of the international law firm, Mayer Brown. He has wide-ranging international experience in disputes as well as extensive experience with regard to litigation, mediation and adjudication.

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Mayer Brown

www.mayerbrown.com

Leigh Partridge*

Senior Associate

Leigh has been a senior associate at Freshfields for over ten years now having operated across a wide number of jurisdictions and sectors. She focuses on private equity and has broad experience in private and public M&A, both domestic and international.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

https://www.freshfields.com/

Lucy Webster*

Principal Associate

Lucy works in the London International Disputes team, specialising in high value domestic and cross-border disputes in both High Court proceedings and international arbitration.

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Eversheds Sutherland

http://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/

Marc Perkins*

Senior Associate

Marc focuses on public and private M&A, advising UK and international clients on a wide range of matters including recommended and hostile public company takeovers, private company acquisitions and disposals of all sizes and corporate governance. He is also a core member of the Pharmaceuticals sector team and the Consumer Goods sector team.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

Mark Briegal*

Partner

Mark is the head of professional practices team where he advises solicitors, doctors, dentists, accountants, haulage contractors, farmers and a range of other professionals on all aspects of their partnerships, dealing with the creation of partnerships and LLPs, the exit of partners, whether by retirement or expulsion, the conversion of partnerships and sole traders to LLPs and the dissolution or incorporation into limited companies of partnerships and LLPs.

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Aaron & Partners Solicitors

https://www.aaronandpartners.com

Melanie Farquharson*

Consultant

Melanie is a consultant at 3Kites where she advises firms on adapting to change, improving efficiency, delivering top class services to their clients and a range of other issues. Prior to this, she was a partner and a Director of Knowledge Management at an international law firm.

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3Kites Consulting

https://www.3kites.com


Michael Kenny

Former Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Michael has had extensive experience as a solicitor specialising in international finance, with a particular focus on trade and commodity finance. He has practised in London and also in Bahrain, Hong Kong and New York. His clients have included commercial banks, export credit agencies and development finance institutions. He has had particular experience of advising on financings in Africa, and other parts of the world such as the Middle East and the Americas.

Nicola Burke*

Senior Associate

Nicola is a private equity and private M&A lawyer with expertise in advising private equity and venture capital investors and international corporates.

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Ashurt

https://www.ashurst.com/

Nicole E. Kearse

Co-founder and Senior Consultant

Nicole is the co-founder of Krescent Consulting, a firm providing strategic advisory services, executive training, and organizational and IT consulting to Africa’s law firms, small and medium–sized businesses, non-profit organizations and start-ups.

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Krescent Consulting LLP

www.krescentconsulting.com

Norma Johnston*

Senior Consultant

Norma specialises in Training, facilitation, consulting and coaching having been an associate of The Centre for over 14years now. Her career has included Global Communications Director for Plan and communications director for Amnesty UK.

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The Centre

https://www.the-centre.co.uk

Paul Bennett*

Partner

Paul is a partner in both the Professional Practice and Employment Teams. He is known as the nationally acknowledged expert in professional practices and employment work who wins complex and important cases.

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Aaron & Partners Solicitors

https://www.aaronandpartners.com

Prabhu Narasimhan*

Partner

Prabhu is a partner in the Tax Department where Clients seek his knowledge and experience regarding the successful implementation of tax-efficient cross-border structures for international corporations, financial institutions and funds.

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White & Case

https://www.whitecase.com

Richard Jones*

Partner

Richard advises on private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on a range of complex acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and portfolio assistance, in the firms EMEA private equity team of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

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White & Case

https://www.whitecase.com

Richard Little*

Partner

Richard is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate in the firms Commercial Dispute Management group, where he specialises in advising domestic and international clients. He has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer.

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Eversheds Sutherland

http://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/

Robert Moore*

Partner

Robert specialises in mergers and acquisitions, helping both UK and international clients implement M&A and other transactions across the globe.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

Rowena Herdman-Smith*

Partner

Rowena is a Partner in the Corporate Department with expertise as a commercial litigator dealing with corporate dispute resolution. She specialises in director and shareholder disputes as well as those involving partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

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Mishcon De Reya

https://www.mishcon.com

Ruth Berry*

Partner

Ruth is a founding Partner and Board Member of the Møller PSF Group, where she liaises closely with senior leaders as a consultant and executive coach. She specialises in leadership development and helping individuals achieve their full potential.

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Moller PSF Group

https://www.mollercentre.co.uk

Sally Dyson*

Director

Sally is the founder and director of Firm Sense. Her expertise in the professional services arena derives from over a decade working as a solicitor both in private practice and in-house.

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Firm Sense Ltd

http://www.firmsense.co.uk/

Shantanu Sinha*

Legal Director

Shantanu is a Legal Director in the Corporate department, specialising in advising issuers and corporate finance houses on IPOs and fundraisings on the London Stock Exchange and also on 'off-market' equity and debt finance transactions, including crowdfunding. He is also a 'recommended lawyer' in The Legal 500 (United Kingdom) for Flotations.

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Mishcon De Reya

https://www.mishcon.com

Simon Briskman*

Partner

Simon is a recognised leader in outsourcing, technology and telecommunications law. He is a frequent commentator on technology in the media and has been quoted by the Financial Times, the Economist, the Times and the Guardian

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Fieldfisher

http://www.fieldfisher.com/

Stephen Brown 

Barrister

Stephen has a broad based dispute resolution practice built up over 25 years and acts in complex commercial disputes, often with an international dimension.

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Hardwicke

http://www.hardwicke.co.uk/

Stuard Bruce

Associate

Stuart is an Australian qualified lawyer practicing as an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group at WilmerHale. Prior to WilmerHale, he worked at King & Wood Mallesons.

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WilmerHale

https://www.wilmerhale.com

Tracey Calvert

Director

Tracey is the owner and director of Oakalls Consultancy Limited, a CPD accredited company through which she provides compliance, consultancy and training services to individuals and law firms authorised and regulated by the SRA. She has extensive knowledge of legal ethics, professional conduct, financial services and anti-money laundering regulation.

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Oakalls Consultancy Limited

http://www.oakallsconsultancy.co.uk/

 *Course offered in collaboration with LexisNexis