The firm's heartland is Europe. Our roots trace back to 1769 in the UK. It remains an important international hub for our clients and key to our integrated global offering. With over 1400 Common and Civil Law qualified lawyers we are well placed to handle multi-jurisdictional matters through our 12 European offices and extensive experience of the region.
We offer the full range of legal advice that you would expect from a top international law firm. Our lawyers combine local knowledge with an international perspective to advise global companies investing and operating in Europe, and European companies wanting advice on local, regional and international matters. Our deep understanding of the complexities of working across multiple legal systems and jurisdictions ensures we support our clients in successfully navigating European markets.
Our lawyers work closely with our network of offices across the Middle East, Asia and Europe to advise on matters in all the key global markets. We provide co-ordinated advice on major cross-border projects and transactions including financing as well as major international disputes.
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In addition to countries where we have offices, we have worked extensively throughout all European countries. For more information on other key jurisdictions please see:
We speak the language – literally. We have lawyers who are fluent in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, amongst other languages, ensuring our clients achieve their aims with no barrier to communication.
Our trusted working relationships with local advisers, accountants, consultants, financial institutions and government agencies enables us to act as a commercial partner, advising our clients on getting business done efficiently and successfully.
We are not aligned with any one law firm but have a number of strong non-exclusive relationships throughout Europe. These firms offer a range of high quality legal and commercial skills appropriate to the needs of our clients.
As one of the largest UK law firms, internationally headquartered in the City of London, we uniquely cover all three jurisdictions from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Belfast.
Our French office is based in Paris, the heart of France's business and economic centre, offering commercial and corporate legal services to international companies, banks and funds investing and operating across Europe and French clients wanting advice on regional and international matters.
Our Germany office is in the heart of Munich, centrally located to service the needs of the business, investor, science and technology communities, both national and international.
Whether you are an international company, institution or individual investing and operating in Germany, or a German client requiring advice on local, regional or international matters, our team combines local knowledge...
Russia, Ukraine and the Former Soviet Union States (FSU) are sources of significant opportunity for both domestic and international business. High-quality local and international commercial legal advice is essential when taking advantage of the emerging opportunities in these rapidly growing economies whilst mitigating any potential risks of the changing legal environments.
Our office in Istanbul provides legal support to both international organisations and Turkish contractors operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors both globally and in Turkey.