Travers Smith is delighted to have won three awards at the 2019 The Lawyer Awards.
Business Services Team of the Year - for the introduction and implementation of our collaborative Working Smarter Programme, which was singled out for its innovative approach to managing change across our business.
Litigation Team of the Year (won jointly with Simmons & Simmons) - for our work on the Kaupthing case, in which we represented Icelandic lawyer Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson (a member of Kaupthing’s former Winding-up Committee) in a claim brought by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz against Mr Jóhannsson and Grant Thornton UK LLP. Mr Tchenguiz abandoned his claim 3 days into a 12 week trial, having had his case comprehensively dismantled during opening submissions, and on the day that he was due to face cross-examination. Simmons and Simmons represented Grant Thornton in the proceedings.
Funds Team of the Year – for our work advising on Smithson Investment Trust’s record breaking IPO, the UK’s largest ever investment trust launch. This significant equity fundraising was conducted at a time when many said the London capital markets were nearly shut. We advised on the innovative step of the investment manager absorbing all launch costs so 100% of initial investors’ capital would be put to work on day one.
Congratulations to all of our teams on their well-deserved wins.