Co-Head of Graduate Recruitment
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.
Co-Head of Graduate Recruitment
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.
Graduate Recruitment Manager
Germaine manages our Graduate Recruitment Unit ("GRU"). She has worked at Travers Smith since 1997 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.
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.
Commercial, IP and Technology
Richard joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 1996 and became a partner in the firm’s Commercial Department in 2006. Richard advises on a broad range of commercial contracts (including those for facilities management, outsourcing, brewing, distribution and agency) as well as numerous joint ventures, partnerships and other alliances.
Philip joined Travers Smith in 2004 and became a partner in 2005. He has a broad corporate practice based on domestic and international M&A work. He specialises in corporate finance, particularly public company takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and primary and secondary equity issues, and advises a number of quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules and Disclosure Rules, the AiM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law.
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 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.
Paul trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 2006. Paul specialises in UK and International buy-out work and acts for institutional investors and management teams on investments and divestments, as well as private equity-backed companies on M&A and other corporate matters.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew joined Travers Smith in 1986 as a trainee solicitor, qualified in 1988 and became a partner in 1996. Andrew's practice covers a broad range of commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising from the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, joint venture and shareholder disputes and contentious insolvency matters. Andrew also has experience of fraud and asset tracing claims, banking, professional negligence, IT and intellectual property disputes.
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).
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.
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.
Ian trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 2007. He specialises in UK and international private equity transactional work (acting for management, institutional investors and investee companies) and in private equity fund work (including fund formation and advising institutional investors on their investments in funds).
Having trained at Freshfields, Richard joined Travers Smith in 1999 and became a partner in 2003. Richard specialises in domestic and cross-border (particularly UK/US) corporate finance, including M&A and primary and secondary fund-raisings. He regularly advises a number of quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules, AIM rules and the Takeover Code, as well as providing general corporate advice.
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.
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.