January 25, 2021
The Lawyer Magazine has recognized London
finance partner Jennifer Brennan, corporate partner Shing Lo, and litigation
partner Oliver Middleton in its Hot 100 2021. The annual report identifies the
UK lawyers working on the “biggest trials and deals of our time”, and those
who through their efforts are “making the legal profession better in one way or
another: more sophisticated, more innovative, more diverse, more fair”.
Brennan was celebrated for her work on a number
of significant restructurings in 2020, including Swissport, New Look,
Doncasters, and Deoleo, and for her role as the co-chair of the London finance
department. Lo was credited for helping founders to receive cash injections,
her granular knowledge of both start-ups and investors, and facilitating a
number of fundraisings for companies in the fintech, media and healthtech
sectors last year. Middleton was recognized as a “disputes dynamo” and won
praise for his work in banking disputes and class actions. His
tech-related expertise was also noted.
The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 list is
compiled following extensive research into candidates’ client work and
contribution to their firms, companies, and the wider legal profession.