Mishcon de Reya boosts Property Litigation Group with new partner hire
Mishcon de Reya has strengthened its Property Litigation Group with the appointment of a new partner. Richard Anyamene will join the Firm from Jones Day on 16 January 2012. The lateral hire takes the Group’s fee-earners to four partners/legal directors and six lawyers, making it one of London’s largest property litigation practices and reflecting an increased demand for contentious real estate advice as a result of current market conditions.
Richard was previously Head of Property Litigation at Jones Day, where he dealt with all aspects of contentious property work. Prior to Jones Day, he spent 11 years at Lawrence Graham, five of which were at partner level.
He regularly deals with disputes relating to strategic property management for commercial and institutional landlords and tenants, and advises developers on contentious issues around development schemes. Having managed cases at all court levels in England and Wales, he is experienced in conducting substantial one-off litigation in relation to commercial and residential property disputes. He also has expertise in insolvency-related and professional negligence matters.
Nick Doffman, Head of Real Estate at Mishcon de Reya, said: “Contentious work accounts for more than half of the Firm's business and has become an area of strength for our Real Estate Department. Our property litigation team has performed beyond expectations during the downturn, and this expansion at partnership level will enable the group to meet the rising demand for contentious services from our commercial and residential property clients.”
Daniel Levy, Head of Property Litigation, added: “Richard is a seasoned partner with a strong track record in both contentious landlord and tenant and development issues. He brings with him new connections and relationships from across the property industry as well as within our own client network, from which the team will benefit greatly. His experience combined with the synergies between our respective client bases make him the ideal partner to add greater breadth and depth to our property litigation offering.”
Richard Anyamene said: “Joining Mishcon de Reya will give me the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated property litigation practice. The team’s reputation is built on the quality of its people and its assertive approach to managing disputes, which is a compelling proposition for clients.”