(LONDON) Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP announced today that the firm was recognized in Real Estate and Hotels & Leisure in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK. Additionally, London managing partner Peter Sugden and partners John Ahern, Charlotte Sallabank and Polly Sprenger were all recognized as leading attorneys in their fields.
The firm's Real Estate practice was acknowledged in the Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market– London category and praised for being "experienced in all types of real estate transactions including finance, investment, development and joint venture matters," particularly in relation to hotel real estate.
Katten was also spotlighted in the Hotels & Leisure–UK-wide category. The publication highlighted Katten for its "strong real estate offering with notable expertise in the hospitality sector" and for advising on the "sale and purchase of hotels as well as development and financing matters."
Sugden is listed among the notable practitioners in both Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market– London and Hotels & Leisure–UK-wide categories. Described by sources as "commercial, experienced and extremely practical," he was lauded for his handling of hotel sector matters as part of his broader real estate practice.
Ahern, who leads the firm's London Financial Markets and Funds team, is ranked in the Financial Services: Non-Contentious Regulatory–UK-wide category. He was applauded in the publication for being "an astute lawyer, one of a rare breed of financial services regulatory specialists."
Ranked in the Tax–London category, Sallabank was commended by sources as a "well respected" practitioner in the corporate tax space and was recognized for her deep knowledge of tax structuring and cross-border transactions.
Sprenger, a former head of strategic intelligence at the UK Serious Fraud Office, was acknowledged in the Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions–London category. She was praised for her "exemplary" ability to "seek practical and commercial solutions for her client, using criminal and civil jurisdictions in the UK."