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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that eight Dorsey lawyers in its London office are ranked and recommended in several practice areas in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 edition.

The London office of Dorsey & Whitney works on numerous corporate transactions for a diverse, often international client roster. The practice has recently expanded its sports sector M&A credentials, as well as working for a number of professional services clients and mid-market investment banks. Practice head Kate Francis handles an array of domestic and cross-border transactions, most notably within the insurance industry. Mark Taylor has a strong following of AIM-listed corporates, while Fabrizio Carpanini and Carsten Greve are noted for their broad corporate finance and private equity focus.

M&A-Smaller Deals, Up to £50M–Tier 2

  • Kate Francis, Leading Individual
  • Mark Taylor, Leading Individual
  • Fabrizio Carpanini
  • Carsten Greve

Led by Kate Francis, Dorsey & Whitney's team handles the full spread of domestic and cross-border equity capital markets mandates for mid-market investment banks, as well as AIM and Main Market-listed companies. The group is notably strong in mid-market equity transactions involving either a US issuer or US investors. In 2020, highlights included Mark Taylor and others acting for WH Ireland on a £3.5m placing of new shares by AIM-listed clean-tech company Verditek Plc. Elsewhere, the group's work spans the healthcare, gaming and financial services sectors. New York-qualified partner Brian Rosenau is another key individual.

Equity Capital Markets Small-Mid Cap–Tier 3

  • Kate Francis
  • Mark Taylor
  • Brian Rosenau

Dorsey & Whitney City buyout team is headed by Fabrizio Carpanini. The firm acts for institutional investors but also has a particular focus on advising management teams. In recent years, it has developed a niche advising partners in professional services firms in relation to private equity backed consolidation. This work is just one plank of the firm's broader PE practice, which covers a range of sectors, including healthcare and recruitment, advising on everything from development capital deals to buyouts. Other key names to note include venture capital specialist Carsten Greve.

Private Equity–Mid Market–Tier 3

  • Fabrizio Carpanini
  • Carsten Greve

Dorsey & Whitney‘s 'excellent' London trial department is able to leverage the expertise of the firm's broad corporate practice, as well as its extensive US and Asian coverage. The practice has also developed a notable specialism in eDiscovery. Seasoned commercial litigator Tim Maloney leads the firm’s London trial team, which includes Matthew Blower, who provides 'clear and practical strategic advice', and has broad experience in international and domestic disputes. Associate Joseph Lewin is 'very hard-working'.

Commercial Litigation–Tier 4

  • Tim Maloney, Leading Individual
  • Matthew Blower
  • Joseph Lewin

Known for complex international cases, Dorsey & Whitney’s fraud litigation team is able to leverage the firm’s broad corporate expertise, as well as its international network in the US and Asian. The practice is also strong in the area of eDiscovery work. Tim Maloney leads the group and specialises in litigation, including civil fraud issues.

Fraud-Civil–Tier 5

  • Tim Maloney

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