(LONDON) Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP announced today that The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 has distinguished the firm in the areas of Financial Services, Derivatives and Structured Products, Commercial Property, and Hotels and Leisure. In addition, Katten UK attorneys were recognized for the strength and breadth of their work including managing partner Peter Sugden (Commercial Property) and partners Carolyn Jackson (Financial Services, Derivatives and Structured Products and Investment Funds) and Tim Aron (Financial Services and Investment Funds).

“These rankings further emphasize the depth and scope of Katten UK’s capabilities and the respect that our attorneys have garnered from their clients and their peers,” said Katten Chairman Vincent A. F. Sergi. “Katten UK continues to grow in the core areas of real estate, corporate and financial services.”

Legal 500 described Katten UK’s Financial Services practice stating, “Headed by Carolyn Jackson, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP’s three-partner team in London works closely with its US colleagues to provide a harmonised service to clearing houses, exchanges, broker-dealers and banks. The practice was enhanced in November 2012 by the arrival of former FSA lawyer Tim Aron.”

According to Legal 500, “Carolyn Jackson at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP provides ‘a very good, business-focused service’. The firm is known for advising clearing houses, exchanges, banks and asset managers on UK and US regulation.”

Legal 500 also emphasized that, “Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP’s Peter Sugden is ‘commercially minded and knowledgeable’, and focuses on hospitality and leisure, investment and development. The firm advised Associated British Foods Pension Trustees on its acquisition of a large mixed-use building. Retail clients include Pepe Jeans London, Hackett and Coach Stores.”

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 26th year, is widely acknowledged as the
world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.