Reuben Berg

Reuben Berg

Partner Manchester, United Kingdom

Reuben is a Partner in the Manchester office specialising in shareholder issues, banking and financial disputes, corporate finance and joint ventures. He has built a formidable reputation throughout his career as an effective litigator, negotiator, problem-solver and deal-maker.

Reuben was educated at Manchester University and established independent law firm berg in Manchester in 1980. In 2017 berg merged with Kennedys to offer clients significantly enhanced commercial litigation and complementary services.

Reuben has been involved in many high profile cases, including uncovering fraud for retail group Etam and representing the former chief executive of Littlewoods in a £1 million-plus dispute. Reuben also defended Trident International against Currie Line in a landmark judgment on security for costs.

Reuben was one of the first lawyers to identify the wrongdoings in the banking industry in 2008, including the issues relating to interest rate hedging products (IHRPs). His perception was vindicated with the publishing of the FCA Report on mis-selling of complex derivatives in April 2012. Reuben has gone on to represent several hundred businesses in this area and his reputation and expertise in financial issues has been recognised nationally.

Not content with being simply a lawyer Reuben is also a pre-eminent businessman. He has recently led on a number of high value refinance deals and is known as a consummate dealmaker. As Reuben commented in the 2011 publication “Tickover or Takeover: How to build a Multimillion Pound Business”, he firmly believes legal services should provide holistic and added value service to make a real difference to clients, and by utilising creativity and imagination advisors can become a conduit for other services as well as law.

Work highlights

  • Uncovered fraud for retailing group Etam and making successful recoveries of many millions following a worldwide injunction.
  • Representing former chief executive of Littlewoods in a dispute that exceeded £1million.
  • Representing Champneys in a multi-million pound restructuring and refinance.
  • Representing Bywaters in connection with a dispute with a major bank.
  • Acting for Regatta in acquisition of outdoor retailer, Hawkshead.