Senior Partner Christopher Page
Number of partners 90
Other fee-earners 282
Total staff 613
THE FIRM Charles Russell LLP is a leading law firm based in London with regional and international offices providing a wide range of services to companies, institutions and indiviuals, both nationally and internationally. They have a particular focus on certain sectors: charities and not-for-profit, energy and natural resources, family, financial services, healthcare and lifesciences, private wealth, property, retail and leisure, sports and TMT. The firm’s proposition is to provide highly commercial, wide-view advice in its areas of specialism. Charles Russell is experienced in carrying out cross-border assignments, and is a member of two major non-exclusive law firm networks, ALFA International and the Association of European Lawyers (AEL). Services are integrated across the firm’s three UK and two international offices: London, Bahrain, Cheltenham, Geneva and Guildford, and are provided by highly motivated and talented people. This is a firm with a long history but a clear vision of their future. Their history and heritage means they’re about the long term. It’s how the firm prefers to work with clients. But Charles Russell is totally in tune with today’s world. They bring the same diligence, genuine care, and personal commitment, irrespective of whether they’re working with private clients or commercial organisations. They’re people people. Energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative. They have a ‘both feet in’ mentality, drive and dynamic legal judgement that makes them totally trusted advisers.And clients know the firm is ‘there for them’ with whatever’s needed to get them to where they need to be.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Charities & Not-for-Profit: Educational, religious, environmental, medical, arts and other charities, professional bodies and institutions.
Energy & Natural Resources: Mining companies, the oil and gas industry, clean-tech companies, and those that invest in them, in particular in emerging markets. Family: Individuals, both in the UK and overseas and intermediaries, such as IFA’s, accountants, banks, doctors and counsellors.
Financial Services: Charles Russell advise investment and private banks, debt funds, asset and fund managers, pension funds, family offices and senior executives in financial institutions on a wide range of issues such as property finance, acquisition finance, corporate debt restructuring, emerging markets equity investments and finance, fund structuring, regulatory advice, Islamic finance, complex fraud litigation, corporate immigration and employment.
Healthcare & Life Sciences: Pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies, pharmacists, care home providers, dentists, vets and other healthcare providers and representative bodies.
Private Wealth: High net worth individuals and their businesses in the UK and internationally, entities associated with them (such as companies, funds, partnerships and trusts) and their intermediary advisers (such as family offices, private banks, accountants and asset managers).
Property: International private and institutional property investors, banks, social housing providers, SIPPS advisers, corporate occupiers and developers.
Retail & Leisure: High street retailers, leisure suppliers, fashion houses, fashion supply chain, restaurants, leisure suppliers. Sports: Sports regulatory bodies, sponsors, sports clubs, individual sportsmen and women.
TMT: Telecoms providers, clean-tech companies, IT companies, Government departments and foreign governments.
Corporate/Commercial: The group advises on a wide range of issues, including flotations,M&As, outsourcing, venture capital financing, banking, institutional funding arrangements, MBOs and MBIs, all commercial contracts, business start-ups, tax, joint ventures and EU and competition issues.
Corporate Recovery & Insolvency: The group handles the full range of corporate recovery, restructuring, business support and insolvency requirements for insolvency practitioners, SME’s, FTSE listed companies, factors and invoice discounters, individuals, commercial landlords, company directors, shareholders, banks and other financial organisations, as well as for borrowers themselves.
Employment & Pensions: Charles Russell has one of the largest employment and pensions teams in the UK, providing a comprehensive service. The team advises companies and organisations, as well as individuals, in this fast-changing area.
Intellectual Property: The team has expertise in all types of contentious and non-contentious work, including copyright, patents, trademarks, registered designs, database rights, passing off and confidential information.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The group handles all types of litigation, arbitration and mediation both in the UK and internationally. Members of the group have particular expertise in commercial disputes, sports regulation, judicial review and pharmacy law.
- Charities & Not for Profit Michael Scott
- Energy & Natural Resources Clive Hopewell
- Family William Longrigg
- Financial Services Eve Ellis, Jon Bond
- Healthcare David Reissner
- Private Wealth Bart Peerless
- Property David Savage
- Retail & Leisure Edward Craig
- Sports Jon Ellis, Ian Lynam
- TMT Vincenzo Lanni
- Corporate & Commercial David Berry
- Employment & Pensions Michael Powner
- Litigation Duncan Elson
- Cheltenham Richard Norton
- Guildford Duncan Elson
- Bahrain Patrick Gearon
- Geneva Henry Fea
- Buryfields House,
- Bury Fields,
- GU2 4AZ
- Tel (01483) 252525
- Fax (01483) 252550
- DX 2436 Guildford 1
- Compass House,
- Lypiatt Road,
- GL50 2QJ
- Tel (01242) 221122
- Fax (01242) 584700
- DX 7442 Cheltenham 1