James Ashton
London Evening Standard
15 August 2014

Interview: Kevin Gold, Mishcon de Reya

Suddenly, Kevin Gold launches into a monologue about PEPs. Is he talking about how much lawyers get paid?

After all, profit per equity partner is the industry’s standard measure. But it’s my mistake. The boss of Mishcon de Reya has another acronym in mind.

His law firm has made it its business to deal with politically-exposed persons — think oligarchs and those that harbour the private billions that swill around Chelsea, Knightsbridge and feature in spats that flare up in unstable parts of the world.

It sounds like a legal minefield, which is why Gold, who has done much in almost two decades at Mishcon to polish up the brand, is very careful about where a line is drawn.

Grubby is a very complex point for a lawyer,” he explains.

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