Ropes & Gray Named as a ‘Best Law Firm’ by The Times
Firm commended for its financial crime & fraud & regulatory capabilities
Global law firm Ropes & Gray has been named as one of The Best Law Firms 2019 by The Times, with a special commendation for the firm’s financial crime & fraud & regulatory capabilities.
The inaugural ranking is based on a survey of more than 20,000 solicitors in England and Wales, as well as hundreds of clients, who were asked to recommend the best law firms across 31 categories covering business, public and private-client fields.
More than 500 law firms across England & Wales received commendations. Of these, the top 200 law firms with the most votes made it into The Times Best Law Firms 2019.
Ropes & Gray, which opened its London office in 2010, is one of the world’s leading law firms focused on supporting the needs of funds and other sophisticated investors, alongside companies spanning a range of industries. In London, it features an international team of lawyers – from 27 countries and speaking more than 40 languages – that provides clients with a full service of transatlantic law capabilities coupled with an in-depth understanding of the market in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Ropes & Gray has a leading global financial crime and fraud team, which advises corporate and individual clients on the full range of cross-border and international risk issues, including anti-bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, export controls and other financial risks. The team focuses on both reactive investigations and resolutions with authorities, as well as working with clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate risks and ensure compliance.
In London, the practice is led by partners Amanda Raad and Judith Seddon. Amanda, who is one of the UK’s few dual US and England & Wales qualified financial crime lawyers, has substantial experience negotiating with US regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. Judith, who joined the firm in February 2018, is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading financial crime lawyers.
Rosemarie Paul, one of the UK’s leading financial services contentious regulatory lawyers, is also joining the team as a partner later this month. Rosemarie advises clients on UK financial regulatory matters, with a particular focus on regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings involving the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). Rosemarie has also been advising on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a growing area of focus for clients and for regulators since its implementation in May 2018.