Hot 100s - Jan 30 issue

Hot 100 2017 – Corporate

Ian Bagshaw Private equity co-head, White & Case In 2016, White & Case took over Latham & ­Watkins as the largest US firm in London by revenue, after an 18 per cent rise in fee income to $283m. Much of the growth was thanks to the private equity drive led by global practice co-heads Ian […]

Hot 100 2017 – The Bar

Stephen Cragg QC Barrister, Monckton Chambers Stephen Cragg QC’s busy human rights practice is packed with significant cases. Among the most notable in the last year was a Supreme Court appearance acting for a woman and her mother seeking to gain the right to access NHS-funded abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. […]

Hot 100 2017 – Litigation

Nicola Chesaites Of counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan It started as a kind of business development-side project and ended up being the largest claim in Britain’s legal history and Nicola Chesaites, of counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, was instrumental in both. The firm’s case against MasterCard, through which it is seeking £14bn […]

Hot 100 2017 – Management

Andrew Ballheimer Global managing partner, Allen & Overy Last year marked a changing of the guard at Allen & Overy (A&O). But while Wim Dejonghe’s re-appointment came as little surprise, the battle to become the firm’s new managing partner was a little more open-ended. In the end it was Andrew Ballheimer who cruised to victory, […]

Hot 100 2017 – IP

Michelle Blunt Partner, Baker McKenzie  Baker McKenzie’s Michelle Blunt, who became an equity partner at the global firm in 2016, really is someone who, as she puts it, has an “ongoing love affair with all things to do with tax”. Blunt is an expert in transactional IP, an often overlooked specialism but one that is […]

Hot 100 2017 – Competition

Kim Dietzel Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Regarded as one of the go-to advisers on cartel matters, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partner Kim Dietzel had her hands full in 2016. Acting on one of the most significant cases ­surrounding pan-European cartels, Dietzel advised glassmaker Pilkington on its defence of a follow-on damages claim brought by a […]

Hot 100 2017 – In-house

Anita Adam Director of legal and corporate affairs, Molson Coors Mere weeks prior to publication of the Hot 100, beverage giant Molson Coors’ head of legal Anita Adam was promoted to the role of director of legal and corporate affairs, working on international-scale deals and strategic work. In less than a month she has built […]

Hot 100 2017 – Real estate

Duncan Field London head of planning, Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright head of planning Duncan Field may have beaten the competition to advising City Airport on securing its planning permission, but it was the start of an arduous task involving almost two years of work. The planning application was made to Newham Council in […]

Hot 100 2017 – Finance

Nada Jarnaz Senior associate, Taylor Wessing Nada Jarnaz may be a senior associate at Taylor Wessing, but her contribution to the finance ­practice is above and beyond her title. Throughout the 13 years since she trained at the firm, she has honed her skills in finance and excelled as one of a small group of […]

Hot 100 2017 – Energy

Lucille De Silva Partner, Dentons Less than a month into 2017, Dentons energy partner Lucille De Silva has already closed what may be the biggest solar deals of the year, valued at £470m. She advised longstanding Asia-headquartered client Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the acquisition of a 50 per cent shareholding in one of the […]

Hot 100 2017 – Tax

Natasha Kaye Partner, Cooley Since Cooley tax partner Natasha Kaye joined the firm less than a year ago from Olswang, she hasn’t stopped. In 2016, she gained a spot on the firm’s 10-strong global management committee, which was searching for “new blood” from within the London ranks. In that role she is in charge of […]

Hot 100 2017 – Corporate crime

Nichola Peters Head of corporate crime, Addleshaw Goddard Nichola Peters is head of Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate crime team. She took over the practice three years ago. Since then, it has grown by 90 per cent, while profitability is up 40 per cent. One of her most significant achievements has been to embed the corporate crime […]

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