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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Elissavet Grout is known for her "pragmatic style" as well as her ability to "explain share options in a very simple way." Sources also praise her client service and note her commercial approach.
Chambers UK, 2016

"The standard of support that they provide is fantastic."
Chambers UK, 2016

Mahesh Varia at Travers Smith LLP is widely respected among peers. The firm has a growing plc client base; it acted for Pets at Home Group on its £1.28bn IPO, and advised SSP Group on a new share incentive plan (SIP) covering over ten jurisdictions.
The Legal 500, 2015

"They take abstract things and make them easy to understand, in a pragmatic sensible way."
Chambers UK, 2015

"One of the things that we were impressed with, apart from the legal expertise and commercial side, was the real tailored, bespoke service we received."
Chambers UK, 2015

Within Employee share schemes, Travers Smith is a second tier firm
The Legal 500, 2014

The ''very impressive" Mahesh Varia heads the "first-class" practice
The Legal 500, 2014

Mahesh Varia has "a breadth of experience in devising employee benefit schemes that work".
The Legal 500, 2014

Travers Smith LLP’s  "excellent" and "very knowledgeable team" is led by Mahesh Varia, who has "a breadth of experience in devising employee benefit schemes that work".  The firm acted for Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) and Damac RT Company on new incentive plans following IPO. Elissavet Grout is praised.
The Legal 500, 2014


This "approachable" team is valued by clients for its "supportive" nature.
Chambers UK, 2013

Sources say: "We like the focus on delivery to the client." It has a strong reputation for being "prominent in the disguised renumerations debate" and for its expertise "on the private equity side."
Chambers UK, 2013

Mahesh Varia is a "dynamic character" who is "supportive" in his role advising clients on transactional considerations and incentives arrangements. He is "rated very highly" and adopts a "collaborative approach" when dealing with clients and peers.
Chambers UK, 2013

Mahesh Varia is described as "flexible and pragmatic."
Chambers UK, 2012

"They have very good commercial awareness and can cut through to what the institution wants."
Chambers UK, 2011

"This group has an excellent reputation for its work with private equity companies and high-profile clients such as Virgin Media and Pret a Manger."
Chambers UK, 2011

Mahesh Varia heads the practice. Clients say: "He is very practical and can explain ideas very succinctly in layman's terms."
Chambers UK, 2011

"valued for its 'commercial approach'."
The Legal 500, 2010



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