(LONDON) Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP announced today that the firm's Real Estate practice and three attorneys, Peter Sugden, Joe Payne and Matthew Needham-Laing, were recognised as industry leaders in the 2017 edition of Chambers UK.

"Katten's Real Estate practice remains a strong part of the foundation of our London office. Under Peter's leadership, we continue to make great strides in enhancing the talent and experience we bring to our clients in this area," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.

Recognised in the "Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market" category, the firm's Real Estate practice was lauded as a team that is experienced in "all types of real-estate transactions," including finance, investment, development and joint venture matters as well as matters in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Mr Sugden has served as managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman UK since 2012. He is listed among top attorneys in the "Real Estate: London" category and was commended for his "loyal client base" as well as how he uses his "wealth of experience" to build a "strong track record" in the hospitality and leisure sector and in structured real estate transactions.

Mr Payne is ranked among top attorneys in the "Real Estate Litigation: London" category. As a commercial litigator, he primarily represents commercial clients across a range of sectors, including real estate and financial services, particularly focusing on disputes concerning property, insolvency and professional negligence matters.

Mr Needham-Laing, who joined Katten earlier this year to spearhead the firm's Construction and Engineering group in the United Kingdom, has significant experience in construction and engineering as both a litigator and a transactional lawyer. He is ranked in the "Construction: London" category and was commended for being a "very practical, commercial and pragmatic" addition to the team.

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP is the London affiliate of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, a full-service law firm with approximately 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in Asia. The London team acts for clients operating in the real estate, corporate and financial services sectors. With a broad range of expertise in these areas, Katten UK's core practices are real estate investment and development, real estate finance, hospitality and leisure, US and UK regulatory compliance, and corporate occupier work.

The firm's London lawyers coordinate regularly with colleagues in other offices located in centres of finance, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai and Washington, DC. They offer skilled, integrated legal advice particularly well placed to service the needs of clients undertaking transatlantic business.