Established in 1967, Teacher Stern is a full service commercial law firm based in Holborn, London. With 29 partners and a total of 75 fee earners, they provide their clients with a range of commercial legal services whilst maintaining the flexibility, responsiveness and personal service that clients have come to expect from, and value in, them.
They are ranked in the Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in the UK across a number of our specialist practice areas. In addition, a number of their partners are ranked in Chambers and Partners and other major UK legal directories.
Teacher Stern has an acknowledged expertise in undertaking large real estate and corporate transactions, as well as complex litigation and capital markets work. The firm has also developed particular specialisms in a number of sectors including Real Estate, Hospitality & Leisure, Retail, Technology & Media, Betting & Gaming, Sport and Transport
Philip is a highly regarded solicitor advocate with a very good record in commercial disputes and recognised expertise in contentious financial services.
Philip’s financial services expertise includes advice in relation to hedge funds, crowd funding, peer to peer lending, corporate internal investigations, dawn raids, foreign investigations, insider dealing, spread betting, wall-crossing, misleading statements and practices, contracts for differences, market abuse, market manipulation, bookbuilding, breaches of Listing Rules, Approved Persons, corporate finance issues, swaps misselling, high income products, perimeter, Isdafix, unregulated collective investment schemes, financial promotion, money laundering and overallotment. He advises on issues regarding business conduct e.g. best execution, customer order priority misselling of non-packaged products. He has appeared as advocate before the Regulatory and Decisions Committee of the FCA. Philip’s financial services clients include brokers, hedge fund managers and investment bankers.
Litigation in the Higher Courts conducted by Philip includes actions relating to: misrepresentation; fraud; insolvency; swaps mis-selling; professional negligence; and breaches of contract. His arbitrations in Financial Services, Telecoms and Oil and Gas include references to the LCIA as well as participating in ad hoc arbitrations.
Martine acts and advises in relation to all aspects of corporate and commercial work. She heads our TMT Group: specializing in non-contentious information technology/intellectual property work with an emphasis on online gaming, e-commerce, emerging technologies, outsourcing, shared service arrangements, data services, payment and data platforms and all complex commercial negotiations.
Her work for Teacher Stern includes: Acting for many gaming platform and content providers in their commercial and corporate negotiations with other gaming companies; Structuring joint venture and investment arrangements; Providing an ‘in house counsel’ role on a fixed retainer basis for a group of telecommunications companies; Advising Brambles plc on its acquisition of Airworld Containers Limited (a plane servicing entity on site at multiple airports in the UK); Negotiating commercial contracts for a data centre provider with multiple global sites; Advising a financial payment systems provider in its negotiations for the deployment of its payment systems software into international banks; Acting for the Seller of Eyecon Limited (Alderney and Australia) in the recent sale to Playtech plc for £50 million including earn out provisions and off shore structuring; advising Singaporean, Philippine and Mauritius sports data entities on the sale of its Asian operations; etc...