CEO Mark Dembovsky
Number of UK partners 89
Number of UK solicitors 100
Number of UK Fee Earners 221
THE FIRM London law firm, HowardKennedyFsi is the product of the newly merged entity between Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent. The firm provides a full range of personal and business services to an established client base comprising of national and international organisations, SME and OME businesses, entrepreneurs, their funders and high net worth individuals.
The firm prides itself on advising clients in over 100 jurisdictions, to achieve their business objectives during the entirety of their lifecycle through a commercial, focused and personal approach.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate: The firm’s corporate department encompasses a wide range of services including: M&A, venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes, AIM, corporate real estate, joint ventures, commercial, intellectual property, and corporate recovery and reconstruction.
Real Estate: The firm’s real estate department covers the full range of services including business occupation, development, property finance, investment, property litigation, tax, affordable housing, planning, construction and relocation.
Dispute Resolution: The firm’s dispute resolution department focuses on a wide range of services including general commercial dispute, company disputes, civil fraud, media, property, personal injury, international arbitration, and business crime and professional discipline.
Employment: The firm’s employment department’s services include all strands of discrimination and harassment, board level advice, confidentiality and business protection including reputation management issues, cross-jurisdictional project implementation and termination claims, dismissal, disciplinary and grievance issues, employment contract preparation and policy guidance, equal pay and other remuneration issues, redundancy and reorganisation programmes, the application and effect of TUPE to outsourcing and other business transfers, and Tribunal and High Court claims.
Private Client & Family: The firm’s private client and family department offers a wide range of services including contentious trusts and probate, tax planning, estate planning, establishment of trusts both UK and offshore, Court of Protection work, charities immigration, marriage and partnerships, divorce and break up work, and issues involving children.
CLIENTS The firm provides a full range of personal and business services to an established client base comprising of national and international organisations, SME and OME businesses, entrepreneurs, their funders and high net worth individuals. Clients include: Ballymore Properties Limited,Melrose Plc, Sydney & London Properties Limited,Allied Irish Bank, Santander UK plc, Bank Leumi, Fox International Channels, Grange Hotels, Mills & Boon, Goldcrest Media Group, BMG Rights Management Limited, Future Films, Pizza Hut and Tragus Holdings Limited.
INTERNATIONAL The firm is a proud member of international networks Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) and Meritas. HowardKennedyFsi is also a registered sponsor on the London Stock Exchange.
RECRUITMENT The firm has recently recruited at Partner level within its Transaction Finance and Business Crime & Regulatory teams, (with a further hire anticipated in the Construction department). Assistants have also recently joined in the firm’s Transaction Finance and Financial Regulation and Funds teams. Further hires are anticipated in Dispute Resolution and Real Estate in particular. The firm is looking to grow and develop. As such, it takes a positive and proactive approach towards interesting lateral hire opportunities across the board.
Areas of Practice
Private Client & Family
- Corporate Ashley Reeback
- Real Estate Julian Hindmarsh, Paul Springall
- Dispute Resolution Craig Emden
- Employment Carolyn Brown, Taj Rehal
- Private Client & Family Liz Palmer