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LONDON – Oct. 7, 2020 – Lawyers and practices from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognised in the 2021 Legal 500 UK Guide. For the fourth consecutive year, the firm was recognized as top-tier in Real Estate Funds.

Eight lawyers are highlighted as Leading Individuals:

  • Paul Maher, Vice Chair, for M&A
  • Fiona Adams, Co-Chair of the Global Corporate Practice, for M&A
  • Steven Cowins, Shareholder, for Real Estate Funds
  • Graeme McLellan, Shareholder, for Rail and Transport Finance and Leasing
  • Gillian Sproul, Shareholder, for EU and Competition
  • Anne-Marie Ottaway, Shareholder, for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
  • Barry Vitou, Shareholder, for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
  • Masoud Zabeti, Shareholder, for Banking Litigation.

In addition, two lawyers were recognised as Rising Stars: Richard Hughes for Rail and Kate Phillips for Real Estate Funds.

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 2021 guide recommends Greenberg Traurig's London office in the following practices:

  • Corporate/M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ (M&A)
  • EU & Competition
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Bank Lending
  • Commercial Property: Development
  • Commercial Property: Investment
  • Property Finance
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Corporate Crime
  • Fraud: White Collar Crime
  • Rail
  • Transport Finance and Leasing
  • Corporate Tax

The Greenberg Traurig lawyers listed below are recommended in the 2021 Legal 500 UK editorial based on the guide's industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

Corporate Tax

Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt And Syndicated Loans

Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

  • Masoud Zabeti

Commercial Property: Development 

Commercial Property: Investment 

  • Sarah Louise Atkinson
  • Carol Hopper
  • Danielle L. Martin
  • Matthew James Priday

Equity Capital Markets - Mid-High Cap 

EU and Competition 

  • Gillian Sproul
  • Simon Harms

Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)

M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £500m+

Property Finance

  • Gary Bellingham
  • Emma L. Menzies
  • Partha S. Pal

Real Estate Funds


  • Graeme McLellan
  • Richard Hughes

Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice To Corporates)

  • Mohammed Khamisa QC
  • Barry Vitou
  • Anne-Marie Ottaway
  • Gareth Hall

Transport Finance and Leasing 

  • Graeme McLellan
  • Richard Hughes

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 U.K. 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 2200 attorneys in 40 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.