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Chambers International

 
The commentary below appears in the latest Chambers and Partners International directories:

Chambers GlobalChambers Global 2015

 
Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant (Band 2)

 
Jonathan Sinclair is popular with clients, who call him "incredibly experienced and very methodical." He gains further praise for being "a calm litigator who can deal with complex and sensitive situations in a very quick and easy manner."

Ranked Lawyers: Jonathan Sinclair

 

Chambers EuropeChambers Europe 2015

 
Firm Overview

 
The UK's largest litigation only law firm, specialising in high value and complex disputes. Acting for both corporate and individual clients, the firm has leading specialist departments. Each department has an international reputation for excellence. The firm has attracted leading litigation lawyers, building its reputation for innovative and ground breaking work. Stewarts Law has strategic partnerships with other specialist law firms across the world, enabling clients to take a global approach to litigation.

 
Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant (Band 2)

 
Basic facts about the department: 4 partners - 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for: Key player in the market. Instructed in major private enforcement actions. Draws significant strength from its long-standing litigation expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): "They're very on top of it and tactically astute."

Work highlights: Represented Marks & Spencer in proceedings against MasterCard and Visa in relation to the interchange fees cartel.

Notable practitioners: Jonathan Sinclair is popular with clients, who call him "incredibly experienced and very methodical." He gains further praise for being "a calm litigator who can deal with complex and sensitive situations in a very quick and easy manner."

Significant clients: Arcadia, ASDA, B&Q, Iceland, Morrisons.

Ranked Lawyers: Jonathan Sinclair

 
Litigation: Highly Regarded (Band 5)

 
Basic facts about the department: 12 partners - 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for: Specialist litigation offering with impressive expertise in financial and corporate disputes, and insolvency work. Acts for a wide array of clients, including investors, individuals, groups and financial institutions.

Work highlights: Acted for Anatoly Ereshchenko as one of the defendants in the much-publicised GBP1.5 billion BTA Bank v Ablyazov dispute.

Represented 70 institutions, including the Trustees of the Mineworks Pension Scheme, in a GBP500 million dispute arising out of a 2008 rights issue by RBS.

Notable practitioners: Clive Zietman handles high-profile banking litigation, professional negligence claims and fraud disputes, and is a prominent figure in the marketplace. He is described as having built up a "fantastic practice," and as a lawyer who "likes to resolve disputes sensibly."

Significant clients: A group of 83 former employees of Dresdner Kleinwort, Grant Thornton, Kaupthing Bank, GHLM Trading, Lev Leviev.

Ranked Lawyers: Clive Zietman

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