Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in six key industry sectors.
We have one of the world’s leading financial institutions practices with almost 1,000 specialists across the globe. The strength and depth of our practice across asset managers, banks, insurers and financial services and markets is reflected in our panel membership of 50 major global institutions.
Our work covers all aspects of corporate regulatory and transactional work, significant strategic mandates, litigation and dispute resolution. We have represented some of the world’s largest financial institutions on some of their most important projects over the last few years, helping them to meet the challenges arising from the global financial crisis.
We have one of the largest global energy teams of any law firm in the world. Our global energy experts have a reputation for understanding complex issues quickly and providing our clients with innovative solutions when they need them. We work in all the major global energy markets, covering the full spectrum of industry sectors, including climate change, oil & gas, power, regulated utilities, renewables and water.
We have played a role in major infrastructure and mining projects in almost every country in the world, including some involving significant development finance. Our practice covers mergers & acquisitions, corporate and securities law, debt finance, energy law, environmental law, Aboriginal law, litigation, international arbitration, corporate responsibility, employment and labour, and intellectual property. We advise clients at every stage of the commodities cycle, including production, financing and distribution. We have worked on some of the largest and most innovative deals in recent years.
Our reputation is world class in aviation, rail and shipping with some 300 transport specialists and more asset finance experts than any other international law firm. We specialise in making sustainable connections between transport, real estate and infrastructure including port developments.
In aviation, we advise on everything from insurance to regulation and enforcement. Our rail practice encompasses regulatory, infrastructure and light rail work as well as rail finance, rolling stock acquisition and leasing. In shipping, we cover all aspects of admiralty, shipping, marine insurance and transport and our specialists include qualified Master Mariners and former naval officers.
We provide a full range of legal services to clients in industries in which innovation and intellectual property are core, including the communications, media and technology and retail and brands sectors.
The team brings together leading practitioners from our corporate, finance, antitrust/competition, regulatory, intellectual property, employment, dispute resolution and tax practices.
We advise on all aspects of technology and intellectual property development, protection, procurement and licensing and on all types of transaction, including licence agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing, financing venture capital and private equity investments and buy-outs, and public and private mergers & acquisitions.
We provide leading corporate and M&A, commercial, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property support specific to the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector. Our clients include many major global pharmaceutical companies as well as many emerging bioscience and technology companies. We also represent venture capitalists, angel investors, financial institutions, universities, research centres and hospitals. We have over 100 pharmaceuticals and life science lawyers, many of whom possess advanced scientific degrees.