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LONDON – Oct. 3, 2019 – Lawyers and practices of global law firm Greenberg, Traurig, LLP have been recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 UK Guide. For the third consecutive year, the firm's London office is ranked top-tier for "Investment fund formation and management: Real estate funds."

Additionally four lawyers are recognised as leading lawyers: Vice Chair Paul Maher for M&A, Shareholder Graeme McLellan for both Transport Finance & Leasing and Transport – Rail, and Shareholders Anne-Marie Ottaway and Barry Vitou for Corporate Crime.

According to the publisher, The Legal 500 UK is the leading guide to law firms in the United Kingdom. The annual report is researched and written by an experienced team and involves inviting submissions from law firms across the UK.

The 2020 guide recommends Greenberg Traurig's London office in the following practices:

  • Corporate and commercial – EU and competition
  • Corporate and commercial – Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
  • Corporate and commercial – M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500M+
  • Crime, fraud, and licensing – Fraud: white-collar crime
  • Finance – Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • Finance – Transport Finance & Leasing
  • Investment fund formation and management – Real estate funds
  • Projects, energy, and natural resources – Water
  • Real estate – Commercial property: development
  • Real estate – Commercial property: investment
  • Real estate – Property finance
  • Risk advisory – Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
  • Transport – Rail

The Greenberg Traurig lawyers listed below are recommended in the 2020 Legal 500 UK editorial based on the guide's industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

Corporate and Commercial:

Crime, Fraud, and Licensing:

  • Gareth Hall – Fraud: white collar crime
  • Anne-Marie Ottaway – Fraud: white collar crime
  • Barry Vitou – Fraud: white collar crime


  • Gary Bellingham – Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • Dorothee Fischer-Appelt – Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • Graeme McLellan – Leading Lawyer – Transport Finance & Leasing
  • Emma Menzies – Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Investment Fund Formation and Management:

  • Steven Cowins – Real estate funds
  • Kate Phillips – Rising Star – Real estate funds
  • Marc Snell – Real estate funds

Projects, Energy, and Natural Resources:

  • Gillian Sproul – Water

Property Finance:

  • Gary Bellingham – Property finance
  • Steven Cowins – Property finance
  • Carol Hopper – Property finance
  • Emma Menzies – Property finance
  • Partha Pal – Property finance

Real Estate:

Risk Advisory:

  • Gareth Hall – Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
  • Anne-Marie Ottaway – Leading Lawyer – Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
  • Barry Vitou – Leading Lawyer – Regulatory investigations and corporate crime


  • Graeme McLellan – Leading Lawyer – Rail

About Greenberg Traurig’s London Office: Greenberg Traurig, LLP in London has established itself as a multidisciplinary law firm, with more than 80 lawyers and growing. The London office provides partner-led advice to domestic and international clients on a range of matters across the legal spectrum. Lawyers at Greenberg Traurig in London advise UK and multinational clients operating in many different sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy, real estate, financial services, automotive, retail and communications. For additional information, please visit

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.