Advises well-known retailers and corporate occupiers on their property requirements.
Strengths: One client notes: ‘The communication and knowledge across departments is seamless, and they strike a great balance of delivering the highest standards for their clients with a very personable approach.’
Chambers UK – 2022 edition
Mike Busby heads the [real estate] department in Guildford with considerable expertise in high-value asset work and development work, acting for national retailers, hotel operators and large landowners.
Simon Knott leads the Oxford [real estate] practice, regularly acting for large corporate tenants with fast 'roll out' programmes in the retail and leisure sector, including convenience stores and drive-thrus.
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP's [real estate litigation] team has been occupied by a high volume of COVID-related work, advising its sizeable retail and leisure client base on a litany of business-critical landlord and tenant matters.
The [product liability] group acts for manufacturers, distributors and retailers from the automotive, food and drink, life sciences, retail and technology industries.
Oxford-based Holly Strube is recommended for brand protection issues in the retail, fashion and sports sectors.
The Legal 500 - 2022 edition
Advises on the full spectrum of retail issues, including employment, commercial and intellectual property matters. Particular expertise in corporate and real estate transactions, with additional contentious capabilities. Frequently acts for well-known luxury and lifestyle brands.
Matthew Martin and Gavin Stenton are key contacts.
Chambers UK - 2021 edition
Anna Frankum and Chris Shelley head the IP practice at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, which recently advised on brand enforcement and opposition strategy for high-profile retail, fashion, food and drink celebrity clients. Clients in the automotive and architecture sectors also engaged the team on brand and design safeguarding, IP rights transfers and infringement claims.
Holly Strube specialises in brand protection.
This is a technical area needing even more specialist advice than other areas of law, and a potential minefield for the uninitiated. I get that advice from Penningtons Manches Cooper.
The Legal 500 - 2021 edition
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has particular experience in trade mark and design rights matters, with clients spanning the technology, retail, consumer goods, and food and drink sectors. Anna Frankum and dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney Christopher Shelley jointly lead the team. Frankum focuses on non-contentious matters, while Shelley has experience across the full range of trade mark, design and brand protection matters. Alexander Fox is a name to note for IP disputes in the technology, manufacturing and retail sectors.
The Legal 500 - 2020 edition
The team at Penningtons Manches LLP builds a ‘long-lasting trust and successful cooperation’ with its clients, which include Jimmy Choo, Vaccitech and IKEA. The practice offers expert advice on patents, know-how, trade mark and copyright licensing, and copyright, database and design right protection.
The Legal 500 - 2019 edition
The team is very approachable and easy to deal with, which is a huge bonus when managing complex legal matters.
Liz Lawley, Base London
Matt Martin and his corporate team were invaluable in getting our MBO over the line. Fast working, strong, clear and concise throughout and a pleasure to work with.
Tom Liddell, Managing director, Winning Moves UK
Rachael Barber and the team understand the specificities of our company. They always get back to us in a timely manner and know what to look out for on our behalf. We are very impressed with their work as well as the results of a number of trade mark infringement cases.
Cecilia Emanuelson, Legal affairs, Inter IKEA Holding Services SA
Simply outstanding in respect of advice, business acumen, work ethic, innovation and on-time delivery. They have become such an integral part of our success story.
CEO, International fashion retailer
Penningtons Manches’ team really understands retail issues. Their advice is always highly practical and the team is very friendly and accessible.
HR manager, Luxury furniture manufacturer