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Katten UK Growth Featured in LegalWeek

Firm News | July 15, 2017

LegalWeek spoke with Peter Sugden, managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, and Katten Chairman Roger Furey regarding plans to grow the firm's London affiliate, which has already tripled in size since 2012. Peter stated, "We would like to see London headcount grow significantly within the next two to three years. We need more critical mass in London, but we're clear that we don't want to grow for the sake of growing. What sets us apart is our culture—people come to work at Katten [UK], knowing there is a future for them here." The additions of Alan Meneghetti, Philip Watkins and Terry Green are noted as contributing to the firm's growth and prominence, particularly in real estate, financial services, and the hospitality and leisure sectors. Peter added, "We're trying to grow in a better, more considered way." Roger noted, "London remains an important office for our clients, and we are committed to sustaining our growth there. Peter has a lot of autonomy in determining how to grow—US management doesn't pretend to always know what works best in London." ("Katten Plots 'Significant' London Headcount Growth by 2020," June 15, 2017)