Since opening our London office in January 2010, we have assembled a fully integrated team built around bank/bond financing, financial services regulatory, funds, M&A, private equity (including real estate), restructuring and insolvency and tax. Our thoughtfully constructed, bespoke London office offering augments the firm’s traditional core strengths, such as private equity and funds, while retaining the flexibility to identify and capture future growth areas. Clients have access to valuable insights and expert advice from lawyers with an in-depth understanding of U.K./European transactions and market practice in Europe, Asia and the United States.
High-quality international transfers and lateral recruits make up the London team, which collectively speaks 17 languages and represents 13 nationalities. We are market insiders with a strong reputation within the U.K. and European business community and we have longstanding relationships with leading local firms in all major European and Asian jurisdictions.
We have already been recognized in the London market by Legal Business, which honored our London office with the 2013 U.S. Law Firm of the Year award, given to the U.S. firm that has made the greatest progress in advancing its strategy, improving financial performance and delivering for clients over the prior year. We have also earned two “Deal of the Year” awards in 2012 from International Financial Law Review. Additionally, we were ranked number one by deal count for Euromarket High-Yield (excluding Emerging Markets) Issuer Adviser in Bloomberg’s 2012 Global Legal Adviser League Tables.