OTB Eveling Recognised in Latest Legal 500 and Chambers Rankings

We are delighted to report that OTB Eveling is again listed amongst the top law firms and solicitor rankings in the latest editions of the Legal 500 2018 and Chambers and Partners UK 2019 guides.

Legal 500 Highlights

For the first time, we are now ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Corporate and Commercial within the region.

With regards the corporate team, they say ‘In addition to acting for a large number of local and regional SMEs, OTB Eveling is regularly instructed by multinational corporates and London-based investment syndicates on complex cross-border corporate transactions and commercial agreements. Clients rate the team for ‘successfully closing deals in the face of demanding timescales and unfamiliar foreign business practices’.

David Gebbie is recommended as a Leading Individual particularly for his work with international clients. James Eveling is also mentioned for ‘leveraging a wealth of international and general corporate experience and assisting target companies and investors with strategic equity investment transactions.’

Our Property Team, led by Keith Biggs, is recognised ‘in commercial leasing, and investment and development transactions in the leisure, retail and residential sectors.’ Working in conjunction with the corporate group, the property team has also been involved in a number of hotel sales.

Our Employment Team, led by Matthew Huddleson, is recognised as it advises corporate and commercial clients on TUPE, restructuring, redundancies, reorganisations, changes to terms and conditions, staff transfers and corporate transactional support.

Chambers and Partners Highlights

Once again, the OTB Eveling Corporate and Real Estate teams have been individually recognised. Chambers have also recognised James Eveling, Keith Biggs and Matt Huddleson as “notable practitioners”.

Clients praise James Eveling for being “approachable and patient” and having “broad commercial awareness and, importantly, a good sense of humour.” On Keith Biggs they say: “He knows how to find a balance between commerciality and legal requirements and provides great-quality work.” On Matthew Huddleson, clients say: “We think of him as an in-house lawyer, an extension of the team.”

Managing Partner James Eveling comments: “We are delighted to be recognised in the latest Legal 500 and Chambers rankings. In particular, as a niche firm, we are particularly proud of the efforts of the corporate team in achieving Tier 1 status with Legal 500 this year. The team has been working very hard to build its reputation for regional, national and international corporate work for a few years now and it is very pleasing to be recognised for those efforts.”

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