WILLIAM MASSEY

FARRER & CO

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william.massey@farrer.co.uk

Credited by his peers for being ‘gentlemanly’, a ‘pleasure to work with’ and ‘a good lawyer to have on the other side’, Massey advocates constructive dialogue at all times. ‘Often, it’s not the complicated asset structures or complex tax and disclosure difficulties; often the most difficult aspect of a case is the people — managing their expectations and trying to manage the other side as well.’ He’s well placed to deal with the fiscal and the human aspects, having started in corporate law at Freshfields. But he says it’s ‘frustrating’ when open dialogue isn’t returned and he ends up in court. He recently settled two cases — each worth more than £1 billion, without hearings — proof of his mediation skills.

William Massey