What we do

We are a global firm. But being global is as much about a state of mind and way of working as it is about size and geography. It gives us an awareness of idiosyncratic business cultures. It enables us to navigate complex legal issues across practices and borders. And because we collaborate, we continue to learn, grow and deliver for our clients. It’s an approach that distinguishes us from our competitors – and one that will give you a unique perspective on the world of law.

Our expertise ranges across 11 distinct practice areas:

Banking

We advise banks and borrowers on debt finance aspects of business acquisitions, large-scale project and asset investments, and corporate financings and restructurings.

Corporate

This is our largest London practice group. We advise clients on the complete range of corporate matters expected from a leading global law firm, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, re-organisations of group structures and private equity investments, takeovers of public companies, insider dealing and market abuse problems.

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution involves all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, as well as dispute avoidance. We advise on international arbitration, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and litigation risk management.

Employment

Our lawyers advise employers on the full range of employment issues. Employee Benefits advises employers on employee share plans and executive remuneration.

EU, Competition and Trade

We advise on the application of EU/UK competition law, as well as trade, bribery and corruption issues.

Intellectual Property

This award-winning team advises on all aspects of IP rights. We also have a specialist Trade Marks Unit (TMU) which is responsible for registration and portfolio management.

IT/Commercial

Considered to be one of the premier practices in the UK, this practice group advises clients on a broad range of contractual and regulatory issues that impact their commercial activities.

Pensions

We advise trustees and employers on the legal issues arising from the operation of pension schemes.

Real Estate

The Real Estate team acts for corporate tenants in the negotiation, completion and registration of leases. It also covers property finance.

Structured Capital Markets

Structured Capital Markets specialises in a broad range of structured financings, encompassing securitisations, derivatives and debt capital markets.

Tax

We provide tax advisory and transactional services to leading UK and multi-national corporate clients and also have specialist transfer pricing and VAT teams. Our wealth management lawyers advise high net worth individuals, families and global financial institutions on cross-border tax and trust structuring, asset protection and multi-jurisdictional investment structures, as well as contentious and non-contentious trust work. Our Corporate Tax team is unique in the City for having a mix of lawyers, accountants, economists and tax advisors.