CEO, Quentin Bargate has been recognised in the Spear’s 500 2020 edition for “Aviation & Yachts”:
‘Over time, the company evolved into the modern organisation it is today, led by clients and their requirements,’ he tells Spear’s. ‘Alongside the transactional aspects of my superyacht work, I have continued to deal with high value and large litigation and arbitration matters, and continue to be referred work by my former colleagues at Simmons & Simmons.’
‘The company is structured to ensure that our advice is always director-led and cost effective,’ he says. ‘The company’s reputation in assisting with the broader luxury asset classes, such as HNW property and fine art, continues to expand and impress. It’s an approach that is favoured by a clientele including family offices and high-profile UHNWs, whose privacy is always key among its practice. Business over the last year has continued on an upward trajectory.’
Head of Aviation, Ilona Avramenko has also been recognised in this category, explaining that ‘We position ourselves as truly in-house advisers to our clients on yachting and aviation matters,’ she says of the day-to-day business. ‘This means that we take a more informal approach – after all, we are not advising on an M&A deal, but are helping our client build or buy a luxury asset that they and their family can enjoy. This means that the transaction should be exciting – and I truly believe that our firm brings immense value to any deal. We are innovative and adaptable, which is what a firm has to be in the current market environment.’
Head of Property, Nicholas Maestri has been recognised in the “Property Advisers” category, with the Guide explaining that Maestri brings a level of expertise and knowledge few can match. ‘I have significant expertise in the prime central London property market, acting for both domestic and international clients. I have a strong track record in maintaining high levels of service, and provide a tailored approach to achieve client demands,’ he says. ‘I have advised in the sale of individual flats in a new-build development worth over £25 million and have acted for clients in purchases and sales in some of the most desirable roads and new developments in London.’
This was originally published in Spear’s 500 and can be accessed here.