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Pinsent Masons LLP Legal Notices and Regulatory Information

General

Pinsent Masons LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: OC333653). It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the appropriate regulatory body in the other jurisdictions in which it operates.

The word 'partner', used in relation to the LLP, refers to a member of Pinsent Masons LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing. A list of the members of the LLP, and of those non-members who are designated as partners, and non-member partners in affiliated entities, is displayed at Pinsent Masons LLP's registered office: 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom and is available here.

Pinsent Masons LLP has offices in England, Scotland, Dubai, Qatar, the People's Republic of China and the Falklands and it has affiliated entities in Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia (together referred to as "Pinsent Masons").

We also use ‘Pinsent Masons’ to refer to Pinsent Masons LLP and affiliated entities that practise under the name ‘Pinsent Masons’ or a name that incorporates those words.

Location-specific Laws and Regulations

For laws and regulations, in addition to those on this page, relating to particular Pinsent Masons LLP and its affiliated offices and/or the lawyers working there, please see the web pages relating to our locations by clicking on the links below.  

Statement of Ethics

Pinsent Masons does not tolerate, permit, or engage in bribery, corruption, or improper payments of any kind in our business dealings, anywhere in the world, both with public officials and people in the private sector.  For further information, see the Statement of Ethics.  

Privacy Policy

Pinsent Masons may use your personal information together with other information for providing legal services, credit checks, anti- money laundering, marketing, administration and training, and we may disclose information to our service providers and agents for these purposes. We take the privacy and security of your information seriously. Worldwide we follow a global privacy policy and we will only use such personal information as set out in this privacy policy. For further information, see a full copy of our Privacy Policy

Anti-Money Laundering Policies and Procedures

Before accepting any new instruction, we will ask for information about the potential client and the nature of the proposed work for the purpose of conflict checking, credit checking, client verification procedures and other bona fide purposes. Please note that, to assist in fulfilling our professional and regulatory obligations, this information (which may include personal data) may be shared with any Pinsent Masons affiliated entity for such purposes. 

When first taking your instructions, we are required to identify both our client and (if relevant) the ultimate beneficial owner of our client, and to verify that identity in a number of ways.  We may need your assistance to satisfy these requirements.  Without compliance with these obligations, we will not be able to act for you.

It is our policy that the requirements for identifying and verifying a client's identity which are in force in the UK, shall also apply in our offices outside the UK unless local laws impose higher requirements, in which event we shall apply those higher standards. For further information, see Anti-Money Laundering.

Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion

Pinsent Masons does not tolerate facilitation of tax evasion, wherever it may occur.  We expect the businesses and people we engage with to fully comply with their tax obligations.  We will not tolerate any of our partners, employees, agents or business partners knowingly assisting or encouraging tax fraud by any of the clients, suppliers or others that we do business with anywhere in the world. For further information, see Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion Statement.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Pinsent Masons opposes all forms of slavery and human trafficking, and is committed to taking steps to ensure that these do not occur in our business or in our supply chains. For further information, see Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement.

Diversity and Equal Opportunities  

Pinsent Masons is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees, and to creating a workplace environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity by their colleagues. It is against our policies and in some jurisdictions against the law to discriminate either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, religion, belief or political opinion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or sex or marital status at any stage of the recruitment process, or during the course of employment. Please contact a member of the Responsible Business team on diversity@pinsentmasons.com if you require further information.

Insider Lists

Article 18 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (2014/596) and EU Commission Implementing Regulation (2016/347) (the Insider List Rules) impose obligations on listed companies concerning the disclosure and control of inside (i.e. price sensitive) information.  If you are a fully listed company, we can assist you in complying with your obligations if so requested, for example, by maintaining an insider list and in accordance with the Insider List Rules.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

As required under the Solicitors Regulation Authority Indemnity Insurance Rules, Pinsent Masons maintains professional indemnity insurance. That insurance is with Travelers Insurance Company Limited of Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8AE, United Kingdom and covers both our professional services worldwide and our affiliated offices worldwide.

Resolving Complaints and Further Information

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of your local office, failing which they should be addressed to our Senior Partner at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.  A copy of our Complaints Policy is available on request from  contact@pinsentmasons.com.

Terms and Conditions of Website Use

See our Terms and Conditions of Website Use (together with the documents referred to in it).

UK Regulatory

VAT

Pinsent Masons LLP is registered in the United Kingdom for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 125 4630 34.

Interest on Money Held for Clients

If Pinsent Masons' UK offices hold client money on your behalf in a general client account, interest will be paid on all cleared funds subject to a de-minimis amount of £50 unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed between you and Pinsent Masons LLP. The rate(s) applicable will be equivalent to the rate(s) earned on a Barclays Client's Premium Account.

If Pinsent Masons' UK offices hold client money in a separate designated client account opened on your behalf, you will be entitled to receive all the interest credited on that account by the holding bank (no de-minimis will apply). The interest rates applicable are those paid by the bank in which the funds are held. Details will be provided upon request.

England and Wales

We operate in England and Wales through Pinsent Masons LLP.

Pinsent Masons LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (registration number: 471972). The SRA's Rules can be found in its Code of Conduct. For details see: SRA Code of Conduct.

Various practices of the firm are affected by financial services legislation according to different jurisdictions. Pinsent Masons LLP and its clients are required to comply with the appropriate regulations.

The firm is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. We are, however, able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because the Law Society of England and Wales has been granted designated professional body status by HM Treasury.

We can provide these investment services where they are closely linked to the professional services we have been engaged to provide. We can also provide services in relation to investments, which are a necessary part of our professional services or which we are otherwise permitted to provide under the above Act.

Even though we are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, we are included on the Register of Exempt Professional Firms maintained by the FSA so that we can carry out insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. The Register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority website at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home.do.

This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the SRA. For details see: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems.page.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, then you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales to consider the complaint. A complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must normally be made within six months of the date of the conclusion of the Firm's complaints procedure. Details on how to contact the Legal Ombudsman and further information on the procedures involved can be found at http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk. (Note: the Legal Ombudsman can only deal with complaints from members of the public, very small businesses, charities, clubs and trusts).

If you are a consumer (i.e. an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession) alternative complaint bodies exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and the firm wish to use such a scheme. For further information please refer to our Complaints Policy a copy of which is available on request from contact@pinsentmasons.com.

If your complaint relates to charges incurred in England and Wales, you may be entitled to apply to the court for an assessment of your bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.

Scotland

We operate in Scotland through Pinsent Masons LLP.

Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. The standards that apply to our Scottish lawyers can be found at https://www.lawscot.org.uk/for-the-public/client-protection/standards-for-solicitors/.

Various practices of the firm are affected by financial services legislation according to different jurisdictions. Pinsent Masons LLP and its clients are required to comply with the appropriate regulations.

The firm is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. We are, however, able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because the Law Society of Scotland has been granted designated professional body status by HM Treasury.

We are licensed by the Law Society of Scotland to carry on incidental financial business under the Solicitors (Scotland) (Incidental Financial Business) Practice Rules 2004, (which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts) and we are included on the Register of Exempt Professional Firms maintained by the FSA. The Register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority website at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home.do.

This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress, if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. For details see: http://www.scottishlegalcomplaints.com.

The work we carry out under our Incidental Financial Business Licence is covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance with Travelers Insurance Company Limited.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or the head of the relevant Scottish office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.    

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, then the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission may help to resolve your complaint for you. For details see: http://www.scottishlegalcomplaints.com.  

We recognise that Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations have implemented ADR/EDR Directive 2013/11/EU to promote alternative dispute resolution as a means of redress for consumers in relation to unsatisfactory services. We have however chosen not to adopt an ADR process.

The Client Protection Fund (the operating name of the Scottish Solicitors' Guarantee Fund) is a fund established by Section 43 of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to protect clients who have lost money because of the dishonesty of a solicitor or a member of their staff. The Client Protection Fund is a fund of last resort and in most cases will only compensate those who have tried all other options to recover their losses. The Guarantee Fund is controlled and managed by the Law Society of Scotland. For details see: https://www.lawscot.org.uk/for-the-public/client-protection/client-protection-fund/.

If your complaint relates to charges incurred in Scotland, you may be entitled to apply to the court for an assessment of your bill under Section 61A of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980.  

Northern Ireland

We operate in Northern Ireland through a separate business entity, namely Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP.

Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Northern Ireland  (registered number NILLP116) and having its registered office at The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP. 

Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP is regulated by the Law Society of Northern Ireland

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons Belfast LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of the Belfast office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

If you are not satisfied with our response, then the complaints and redress scheme operated by the Law Society of Northern Ireland may help to resolve your complaint for you. For details see: http://www.lawsoc-ni.org/making-a-complaint

Ireland

We operate in Ireland through our affiliated entity, Pinsent Masons (Ireland).

Pinsent Masons (Ireland) is a general partnership with its principal place of business at 1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2, D02 F206, Ireland.

Pinsent Masons (Ireland) is regulated by the Law Society of Ireland.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (Ireland) (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our Ireland office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

If you are not satisfied with our response, then the Law Society of Ireland may help to resolve your complaint for you. For details see: https://www.lawsociety.ie/Public/Complaints-against-solicitors/

Germany

We operate in Germany through our affiliated entity Pinsent Masons Germany LLP.

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales (registered number: OC373389). The partnership has a German branch with its place of business in Munich at Ottostr 21, 80333 Munich, registered in the register of partnerships of the Munich District Court in Munich (registered number: PR 1154), which operates offices in Munich and Dusseldorf.

Website

Provider of this website within the meaning of § 5 TMG:

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, Ottostr. 21, 80333 Munich

Responsible for contents within the meaning of § 55 II RStV:

Rainer Kreifels, Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Board Member (München)

Management of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

Rainer Kreifels is the Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP and is authorised to represent Pinsent Masons Germany LLP.

Every partner is entitled to accept and process cases themselves.

List of partners:

A list of equity partners and non-equity partners including information on their professional qualifications can be inspected at the registered office of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP or at Ottostr. 21, 80333 Munich. View the members of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

The word 'partner', used in relation to Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, refers to a member of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP who is a lawyer or an employee or consultant of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP or any affiliated firm with equivalent standing and qualifications. 

A list of the members of Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, and of those non-members who are designated as partners, is displayed at Pinsent Masons Germany LLP's place of business at 80333 Munich, Ottostr. 21, Germany and at the principal and registered office of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom. 

Admission / Professional Titles

Unless otherwise stated, all lawyers our German offices are admitted to practise in Germany.

All German lawyers are members of their relevant Rechtsanwaltskammer (Chamber of Lawyers), (i.e. either Munich or Düsseldorf). 

Professional Regulations for Lawyers

The applicable professional regulations are the:

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) (Federal Regulations for Lawyers)
  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA) (Professional Regulations for Lawyers)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) (Lawyers' Fees Act)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (Regulations on Specialist Lawyers)
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (Professional Regulations for Lawyers of the European Community)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte (EuRAG), Law implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession.

All texts may be accessed through  www.brak.de, under Berufsregeln.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our professional indemnity insurer is 

Versicherungskammer Bayern:
Maximilianstr. 53, 80530 München, Germany

Cover provided complies at least with the legal requirements pursuant to the Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO, the German Federal Lawyers’ Act) which requires German lawyers (Rechtsanwältinnen and Rechtsanwälte) to hold professional liability insurance with €250,000 being the minimum sum insured. Details are set out in section 51 BRAO. 

In addition, we maintain professional indemnity insurance with  Travelers Insurance Company Limited whose address is Exchequer Court, 33, St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG.  This insurance covers our practices globally and extends to acts or omissions wherever they occur in the world. Further details may be obtained from our Director of Risk Management.  

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons Germany LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of the Munich office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.   

France

We operate in France through our affiliated entity Pinsent Masons France LLP.

Pinsent Masons France LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: OC375540), authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and registered with the Paris Bar pursuant to Directive 98/5/CE dated 16 February 1998, with its place of business at 21-23, rue Balzac 75008, Paris CEDEX 08. 

Our Paris office comprises lawyers (Avocat) who are regulated by the Ordre des Avocats à la Cour de Paris (lawyers registered at the Paris Bar) and may also have a number of lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of foreign Bars. Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found on this site - People.

The rules and principles applicable to the professional conduct of avocats can be obtained on the Paris Bar website (www.avocatparis.org/) or by contacting either the Direction de l'Exercice Professionnel +33 1 44 32 47 76 or the Direction des Affaires Européennes et Internationales + 33 1 44 32 47 77.

Christoph Maurer is the head of our French office. His details, the office address, contact details and the office address can be found through the people search.

Lawyers registered with the Paris Bar are covered by an insurance policy provided by the Paris Bar, details of which can be supplied by the Bureau des Assurances (+33 1 44 88 59 84).

In addition, Pinsent Masons maintains professional indemnity insurance cover with Travelers Insurance Company Limited of Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8AE, United Kingdom. Further details may be obtained from our Director of Risk Management.  

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons France LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our Paris office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.  

Spain

We operate in Spain through our affiliated entity Pinsent Masons España S.L.P.

Pinsent Masons España S.L.P. is a Spanish incorporated entity with Spanish Identification Number (NIF): B-87720371 and is registered with the Commercial Registry of Madrid under volume 35596, page 108, section 8 and sheet M-639750.

A list of the members of Pinsent Masons España S.L.P. and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its place of business, Calle de Serrano 90, 2nd and 3rd floor, 28006 Madrid, Spain and at Pinsent Masons LLP's principal and registered office: 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom. The word 'partner', used in relation to Pinsent Masons España S.L.P, refers to a member of Pinsent Masons España S.L.P., who is a lawyer or an employee or consultant of Pinsent Masons España S.L.P., or any affiliated firm with equivalent standing.

Spanish lawyers (abogados) are regulated in their professional practice by the General Rules for Lawyers (Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española) and the Spanish Lawyers Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Española) which is based on the European Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico Europeo).      

Other than the above, Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are also subject to additional provisions such as the Organic Law of the Judicial Power (Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial). They are also subject to provisions which may be issued from time to time by the local bar association of the bar they practice at. In Madrid, such relevant provisions are, among others, the Code Governing Publicity of Lawyers of the Madrid Bar Association (Código Regulador de la Publicidad de los Abogados del Colegio de Madrid), and the Disciplinary Regulation (Reglamento del Procedimiento Disciplinario). All of these rules also apply, mutatis mutandis, to any non-Spanish lawyers legally practising law in Spain.

In order to be allowed to practise law, Spanish lawyers (abogados) must be registered with the Bar Association of their local jurisdiction in Spain.

The regulatory provisions referred to above are available through any of the Spanish Bar Associations, including the Madrid Bar Association.

Pinsent Masons LLP maintains professional indemnity insurance cover with Travelers Insurance Company Limited of Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8AE, United Kingdom. Further details may be obtained from our Director of Risk Management.  

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons España S.L.P (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.   

If you are not satisfied with our response, then the Madrid Bar, or any other Spanish analogous institution if appropriate, may help to resolve your complaint for you. For details of the services of the Madrid Bar and how to apply in case of complain or dispute see: http://www.icam.es.

Dubai

Our Dubai office is a branch of Pinsent Masons LLP. Pinsent Masons LLP is registered with the Legal Affairs Department of the Government of Dubai with license number 612518 and has its principal place of business at The Offices 1, One Central, PO Box 115580, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of the Dubai office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom. 

Qatar

Our Doha office is a branch of Pinsent Masons LLP. Pinsent Masons LLP - QFC Branch is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority with license number 154 and has its principal place of business at PO Box 22758, Tornado Tower, West Bay, Doha, State of Qatar.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of the QFC Branch, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia

Clients worldwide have access to leading lawyers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Pinsent Masons LLP’s association with Alsabhan & Alajaji, which is a professional partnership whose principal place of business is 7542 Takhasosi St. Al Rahmania 3103 Riyadh 12344, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  It is owned and managed by its own members, partners or other principals and not by any Pinsent Masons entities or its Partners.   Pinsent Masons itself or any of its global entities or Partners do not have a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and do not advise on or practice Saudi Arabian law.  

South Africa

We operate in South Africa through two entities, namely Pinsent Masons Africa LLP and Pinsent Masons South Africa Incorporated.

Pinsent Masons Africa LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: OC413013) and registered with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (registered number: 2016/460652/10). It provides legal services that are not reserved to attorneys in South Africa by the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979. It has its place of business at 61 Katherine Street, Sandton 2196 Gauteng, South Africa. 

Pinsent Masons South Africa Incorporated is an incorporated entity, authorised and regulated by The Law Society of The Northern Provinces (registered number: F17331). It provides legal services that are reserved to attorneys in South Africa by the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979.  Its registered office is at 61 Katherine Street, Sandton 2196 Gauteng, South Africa.   

Both entities are affiliated entities of Pinsent Masons LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: OC333653) authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and the appropriate regulatory body in the other jurisdictions which it operates.   

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (the trading name of both Pinsent Masons Africa LLP and Pinsent Masons South Africa Incorporated) (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our South Africa office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.   

If you are not satisfied with our response, then The Law Society of The Northern Provinces may help to resolve your complaint for you. For details see: http://www.northernlaw.co.za/Public/Disciplinary?section=public&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.

PRC

Our Shanghai and Beijing offices are branches of Pinsent Masons LLP and operate under certificates granted by the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China, 10 Chaoyang Men Nan Da Road, Beijing, People's Republic of China (telephone: +86 10 6520 5919).

Pinsent Masons LLP has its principal place of business in PRC at 10th Floor, Beijing China Resources Building, No. 8 Jianguomenbei Avenue, Beijing, 100005, China.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our Asia Pacific offices, who can be contacted at Pinsent Masons MPillay, 16 Collyer Quay, #22-00, Singapore 049318, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.  

Hong Kong

We operate in Hong Kong through our affiliated entity, Pinsent Masons.

Pinsent Masons is a partnership regulated by The Law Society of Hong Kong and has its principal place of business at 50th Floor, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our Asia Pacific offices, who can be contacted at Pinsent Masons MPillay, 16 Collyer Quay, #22-00, Singapore 049318, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, the Conduct Section of the Law Society of Hong Kong may help to resolve your complaint. For details see: http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/default.asp.

Singapore

We operate in Singapore through our affiliated entity, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in Singapore (UEN/Registration Number: T10LL1128C). Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP is a joint law venture between Pinsent Masons LLP and Mpillay, with its registered office at 16 Collyer Quay, #22-00, Singapore, 049318.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of our Singapore office, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.  

Australia

We operate in Australia through our affiliated entity, Pinsent Masons.

Pinsent Masons is a general partnership regulated by The Law Society of New South Wales (registration no. 30438) with its principal place of business at Level 32, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia and offices in Melbourne and Perth. 

The general partnership is comprised of solicitors and locally registered foreign lawyers.

At your direction, client money received from you by us will be banked in the general trust account operated by us in the State of Victoria with Commonwealth Bank of Australia. We acknowledge that this trust account is subject to the supervision by the Law Institute of Victoria and is maintained in accordance with the applicable legislation, effective at the time of the deposit. We acknowledge that if any claim for defalcation is made it will be made in and under the rules of the State of Victoria.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of Australia, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner of The Law Society of New South Wales may help to resolve your complaint. For details see: https://www.lawsociety.com.au/community/makingacomplaint/index.htm.

Falklands

Our Falklands office is a branch of Pinsent Masons LLP.

All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner, failing which, they should be addressed to the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom.