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Monday, 26 September 2016
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Caroline Edwards

Caroline Edwards
Dispute Resolution Partner

Caroline Edwards is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Regulatory Investigations Group.

Her practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, usually involving high value and complex claims, with particular emphasis on the financial services sector. She also acts for clients in connection with contentious regulatory issues and disputes with HM Revenue and Customs.

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Anthony Foster

Anthony Foster
Corporate Finance and M&A

Anthony trained at Travers Smith, qualified in 2000 and became a partner in 2008. A member of the firm's Corporate department, he specialises in corporate finance and M&A transactions, including acting on IPO's, equity fundraisings, public takeovers and private company acquisitions and disposals. Anthony spent over a year on secondment at the Bank of England during the recent economic instability, assisting in establishing the Bank of England's special resolution unit. In this role he was involved in the resolutions of Bradford & Bingley plc and Dunfermline Building Society.

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Germaine VanGeyzel
Graduate Recruitment Manager

graduate.recruitment@traverssmith.com

Germaine manages our Graduate Recruitment Unit ("GRU"). She has worked in Graduate Recruitment since 2001 and knows all about the firm, its structure and its personalities!

Germaine and her GRU team are dedicated exclusively to the graduate recruitment process. They spend many hours sifting through CVs and arranging interviews for training contracts and vacation schemes. They organise the Summer and Christmas vacation schemes. They also arrange presentations and law fairs at universities and sponsorship of various student events.

But most of their time is spent answering enquiries (e.g. timing of applications, what the firm offers, how training is structured, current salaries).

Germaine and her GRU team are there to help. So do please get in touch.


Matthew Ayre

Matthew Ayre
Head of Finance

Matthew joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 1998 and became a partner in 2007. Matthew specialises in acquisition finance and general banking matters acting for financial institutions, private equity sponsors, investors and borrowers.

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Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers
Commercial, IP and Technology

Louisa specialises in intellectual property and technology law and frequently leads major IT projects, such as system implementations and IT outsourcings.  She is a member of the firm's Technology and Retail sector groups.

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Ben Chivers
Commercial, IP & Technology

Ben is a partner in our Commercial, IP and Technology department. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2004 and became a partner in 2014. He specialises in joint ventures, strategic alliances and commercial contracts, including outsourcing, supply of goods and services, distribution, agency and franchise agreements.

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Emily Clark

Emily Clark
Co-Head of Graduate Recruitment
Tax

Emily trained at Travers Smith and is a partner in the tax group. She specialises in the taxation of investment funds acting for private equity houses, hedge funds and real estate funds. She advises on fund formation and on tax-efficient structures for fund managers, carried interest and LLP conversions. She has particular expertise in tax structuring for non-domiciled investors and fund managers. Emily also has extensive experience of group restructuring, international tax, joint ventures and real estate taxation.

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Susie Daykin

Susie Daykin
Pensions

Susie joined the firm's pensions practice in 2004 and became a partner in 2012. Susie advises on a broad spectrum of pension matters including advisory work for ongoing schemes, scheme amendments, mergers, employer insolvency, PPF entry, automatic enrolment obligations and the operation of TPR's regulatory powers.

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Rob Fell

Rob Fell
Dispute Resolution

Rob Fell is a Partner in Travers Smith's Dispute Resolution Department. He joined Travers Smith in early 2007 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's financial institutions dispute resolution group. His practice covers a wide range of contentious work, and includes regulatory investigations, enforcement and disciplinary proceedings, as well as mainstream financial services and financial institutions litigation. He has worked for investment and clearing banks, as well as a number of hedge funds and other financial institutions, both in high court litigation and in international arbitrations. He has also acted in energy-related litigation, and in professional negligence and insurance-related disputes.

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Tim Gilbert

Tim Gilbert
Employment

Tim trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 2009.

His practice covers all aspects of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious matters and transactional work. Tim's experience includes restrictive covenant enforcement; director level service agreement negotiations; redundancy programmes (both collective and individual); dismissal and discrimination claims; trade union issues and employment aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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Huw Jenkin

Huw Jenkin
Dispute Resolution

Huw joined Travers Smith in 2010 and became a partner in 2012. He is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Regulatory Investigations Group.

His practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, with a particular current emphasis on the financial services sector. Recent instructions include acting for Sebastian Holdings Inc. in a multi-billion dollar dispute with Deutsche Bank AG; a number of varied instructions for Lehman Brothers International (Europe); and acting for both individuals and institutions in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

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Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny
Real Estate

Paul advises on a diverse range of real estate transactions with a particular focus on advising real estate funds on the acquisition, management and disposal of assets across diverse range of sectors, including healthcare, leisure and energy and infrastructure.   Paul also has considerable experience in advising on real estate finance transactions.

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Will Normand

Will Normand
Investment Funds

Will specialises in advising listed offshore funds, UK investment trusts and their sponsors on admissions to, and fundraisings on, all applicable London markets as well as the CISE and the Cayman Stock Exchange.  Will also regularly advises funds and their managers on a variety of corporate actions including mergers, reorganisations and negotiation of management contracts.  He has also advised a number of hedge fund managers and alternatives managers on bespoke agreements and projects relating to their fund product range.

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Danny Peel

Danny Peel
Finance

Danny is a partner in our Finance Group. He joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. He specialises in acquisition, real estate and fund finance advising financial institutions, sponsors, investors and borrowers.

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Tom Purton

Tom Purton
Head of Commercial, IP and Technology

Tom joined Travers Smith in 1995 and became a partner in the Commercial Department in 1998. Tom has a broad-based commercial practice with particular emphasis on strategic alliances (including joint ventures) and commercial contracts (in particular, outsourcing and other supply agreements, franchise, brewing, agency and distribution agreements).

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Dan Reavill

Dan Reavill
Co-Head of Graduate Recruitment
Commercial, IP and Technology

Dan joined Travers Smith in 2001 and became a partner in 2007. He is a member of the firm's commercial department, specialising in intellectual property and IT-related matters. He has significant experience in the exploitation of all types of IP and in particular has advised upon and negotiated numerous contracts relating to branding, software and websites. In the IT sphere Dan regularly leads substantial projects relating to technology implementations, licences, outsourcing and development, often in the financial services sector. In addition Dan regularly advises clients on data protection and confidentiality issues.

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James Renahan

James Renahan
Corporate/Private Equity

James became a partner in 2011, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2000. James specialises in domestic and international private equity transactions (acting for both institutional clients and management teams) and M&A. He spent a year on secondment at Barclays Private Equity and is a regular speaker at BVCA and BPP training courses.

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Elena Rowlands

Elena Rowlands
Tax

Elena trained at Travers Smith and is a partner in the tax group. She advises alternative asset managers on a wide range of tax issues.

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Mahesh Varia

Mahesh Varia
Head of Employee Incentives

Mahesh trained at Travers Smith and is a partner and head of the employee incentives group.  He advises companies, directors, trustees and employees on a wide range of issues, both in the context of corporate transactions and on a consultancy basis.

Mahesh has been recognised as a leading individual in his field by Chambers UK (described by clients as "charming and non-confrontational, which makes him a highly personable and pleasant person to work with") and is recommended by The Legal 500. He is a regular speaker at conferences and is the editor of the employment income chapter of the leading text book "Revenue Law - Practice and Principles". He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Share Plan Lawyers Group.

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 Adrian West

Adrian West
Corporate

Adrian joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 2001 and became a partner in 2011. Adrian has a broad corporate practice but his principal area of work is corporate finance, including IPOs, equity fundraisings, public takeovers and private company acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Adrian's clients include a number of quoted and private companies, based in the UK and overseas, as well as several financial intermediaries.

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