We are market insiders with a strong reputation within the European business community, and we have long- standing relationships with leading local firms in all major jurisdictions within Europe. Our work includes cross-border projects, advising corporations, Sovereign Wealth Funds and the sophisticated investor community, encompassing both European and non-European business.
Having been involved in European matters and transactions for many years, Ropes & Gray formally opened a London office in January 2010. We have since built a fully integrated team of more than 65 attorneys augmenting the firm’s globally recognized leading practices in private equity (including real estate), funds, bank/bond financing, restructuring and insolvency, and regulatory and tax. Speaking 17 languages and representing 13 nationalities, our London-based attorneys include leaders in their fields who support our clients, wherever they are based.
Our intellectual property attorneys are equipped to advise clients on issues involving the new Unified Patent Court of the European Union.
In addition, the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in the area of government enforcement, advising Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, financial institutions and other organizations, as well as officers, directors and other individuals, in domestic and global government investigations and other government enforcement and regulatory matters. We have advised clients doing business around the world on matters involving alleged securities fraud, alleged violations of the FCPA, OFAC, U.K. Bribery Act and other anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws.