Our Lawyers

The firm has been founded by seasoned and highly experienced lawyers. Between them the firm’s partners have more than 50 years’ legal experience in the UK as well as other jurisdictions.

Philip Rogers

Philip Rogers Senior Partner

Philip trained and started off his career at a magic circle firm in the City of London. He then was a founding partner of one of the Big 4 legal practices pioneering multi-disciplinary services before becoming head of corporate at a major international law firm.

Philip’s practice centers around corporate and corporate finance law. He has been involved in a number of pioneering deals in the U.K. and internationally, culminating in him recently acting in the $20 billion Simandou-South project in Guinea. Philip has worked in Frankfurt, Vienna and Paris, as well as London, which gives him an international perspective when advising clients.

Philip has extensive experience across emerging markets, particularly Africa (with a special focus on francophone Africa). He also has experience across most industry sectors, but has particular expertise in mining, infrastructure, trade and logistics, financial services and healthcare and technology.

Philip speaks fluent English, French and German

Contact details: philip.rogers@phanarlegal.com Tel: +44 7801 901225

Philip Rogers

Dr. Ildiko Gergely Partner

Ildiko’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial work, in particular on corporate finance, including IPOs. Following her judicial training in Hungary, Ildiko trained at one of the Big 4 legal practices in England before joining a major international law firm in the City.

Ildiko has a wealth of experience across most transaction types and has recently been one of the lead lawyers on an IPO on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange in the life sciences sector.

Ildiko has extensive experience across emerging markets, particularly Central Europe, the CIS and Mongolia. She also has experience across many industry sectors, in particular in oil and gas, manufacturing and technology.

Ildiko is dual qualified in England and in Hungary. She speaks fluent English and Hungarian and has a working knowledge of Russian.

Contact details: ildiko.gergely@phanarlegal.com Tel: +44 7921 985313

Philip Rogers

Carole Frapin Partner

Carole is a finance lawyer having trained and started her career at a magic circle firm renowned for its banking expertise. She then joined the legal department of a major UK bank as in-house counsel.

Carole has extensive knowledge of general banking as well as specialist finance such as acquisition finance, leveraged finance and consumer credit. She is also an expert in financial services regulation having been awarded the Diploma of Financial Compliance by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Carole is a qualified French lawyer (barreau de Paris) as well as an English solicitor. Carole has particular expertise in cross-border finance and the financial services sector generally.

Carole speaks fluent English, French and conversational German.

Contact details: carole.frapin@phanarlegal.com

Philip Rogers

Altansuvd Brewin Consultant

Altansuvd is a qualified Mongolian lawyer who started her career at the Mongolian State Property Committee where she gained exposure to a number of big ticket privatisations. She since gained experience working at a major international law firm in the City of London where she was responsible for driving forward its Mongolian business. Altansuvd is active in the UK Mongolian business community. She is Secretary of the British Mongolian Business Council and is a co-founder and active member of the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe, a pan-European organisation which empowers women in business and in life.

At Phanar, in addition to her unique Mongolian insights and skills, Altansuvd provides general fee-earning capabilities as well as practice management support.

Altansuvd speaks fluent Mongolian and English and conversant Russian.

Contact details: altansuvd.brewin@phanarlegal.com

Philip Rogers

Genevieve Macattram Consultant

Genevieve is a highly experienced lawyer with experience in finance and natural resources. Having worked at the African Development Bank and with LLMs from Dundee University’s Centre for Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy and the London School of Economics, Genevieve’s interests and expertise revolve around the legal and policy issues surrounding natural resources in Africa. She has advised a number of African natural resource companies on a broad range of legal issues, including tendering, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing and hedging transactions, joint ventures, profit sharing agreements and other commercial contracts.

She trained and qualified at a magic circle firm in the City of London, specialising in derivatives and complex financial instruments. Having also worked in-house within global financial institutions, Genevieve’s financing experience is invaluable in advising on structuring transactions from a financing and bankability perspective.

Genevieve is a native English speaker and speaks fluent French.

Contact details: Genevieve.Macattram@phanarlegal.com

Philip Rogers

Peter Marton Consultant

Peter is qualified with a degree in law at the university of Budapest and the university of Vienna. Peter has extensive experience in project management and advises on commercial law issues across Europe. At Phanar he is actively involved in developing new legal service delivery models, including the roll-out of a cross-border legal outsourcing product for in-house legal departments to service their cross-border legal needs.

Peter is a native Hungarian speaker and speaks fluent German and English

Contact details: Peter.marton@phanarlegal.com

Philip Rogers

Marie Lemue Consultant

Marie is a qualified French notary. Prior to joining Phanar, Marie was working for a leading French notarial firm specialising in real estate development. Marie specialises in the drafting of French language documentation and has extensive experience of drafting construction and mine development contracts in French-speaking Africa.

Marie is a native French speaker and speaks fluent English.