London Sponsors

Network with a hand-picked group of some of the most well-known
and highly regarded law firms in not just the City, but the world.

Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers is an international law firm with over 160 partners and more than 950 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. During our long history, we have held fast to the values and characteristics – such as service, quality, integrity and innovation – that have made us not only a leading law firm, but an inclusive and exciting place to work and establish a career.

Fascinated by the future of towns and cities, we’re working alongside our clients to change the way we live and work – for the better. Our lawyers our well known for being experts in a range of sectors from Affordable Housing, Charities and Real Estate to Energy, Construction and Technology.

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Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. We’ve grown rapidly, with 25 offices around the world and we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can now be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead. Recent recruits describe the firm as ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’; clients say it is ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’.

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Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and is redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. It brings to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than nearly 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in over 70 countries. It has a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – ‘fluency’ – across borders, issues and practices. It understands the challenges of the global economy because it has been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, it has advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. It has cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism, and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

 

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Ropes & Gray International LLP

Since opening its London office in January 2010, Ropes & Gray has assembled a fully integrated team built around bank/bond financing, financial services regulatory, funds, investment management, M&A, private equity (including real estate), restructuring and insolvency, tax and government enforcement. Its bespoke London office augments the firm’s traditional core strengths, such as private equity and funds, while retaining the flexibility to identify and react to any future market needs. Clients have access to high-level expert advice from lawyers with an in-depth understanding of global transactions and markets. With a focus on sophisticated investors, the firm’s work involves complex cross-border transactions, requiring an understanding of the legal and business requirements of multiple jurisdictions.

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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm specializing in advising on private equity M&A and financing transactions, fund formation, litigation and restructuring. The firm is pre-eminent in those areas globally across its 17 offices in US, Europe and Asia. The firm has developed its leading position by focusing on, empowering its lawyers with accelerated career paths to partnership, rewarding dedication, focus and teamwork and allowing its lawyers to be entrepreneurial and client facing at all stages in their careers.

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Cooley (UK) LLP

Cooley’s lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, often where innovation meets the law. In January 2015 Cooley established its first European office in London. Cooley’s UK practice has strengths across many of its core practice areas, among them corporate/M&A, venture capital, technology and life sciences transactions, IP, complex high-stakes litigation, insurance & reinsurance, financial services regulation, competition, employment, data protection and privacy. Cooley has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

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Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP is an international law firm advising on complex transactions and disputes through local knowledge and an integrated international network. It has grown rapidly to over 160 partners, a total staff of over 900 and 17 offices around the world. Within its core sectors of energy (conventional and renewable power, oil & gas, mining and commodities), real estate and transport (aviation, maritime and rail) plus associated infrastructure, it provides a full suite of legal services including finance, capital markets, corporate, construction, planning, employment, public law, regulatory and competition and dispute resolution.

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RPC

At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.

For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths.

Our lawyers are market leaders. Our clients are often household names. And together we achieve award-winning results.  Whether it’s a complex insurance claim, large-scale global dispute, business-critical commercial advice or transactional support, our clients really trust us.  We provide legal services to a range of business sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction, corporate/M&A, IP and technology, retail, commercial contracts, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax, international trade and competition.

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys is one of a small number of law firms which provides personalised, considered advice to dynamic and entrepreneurial organisations, as well as astutely commercial advice to individuals and their families. It is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive advice where these two sets of needs overlap, and as a result works with some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, wealthy families and growth businesses. Its approach is to take both a long-term and broad view, helping clients to make the right decisions now and for the future.

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Nottingham Law School

With over 50 years’ experience supporting students, Nottingham Law School is one of the UK’s largest and most established law schools. Delivering first-class teaching, fantastic facilities and flexible courses, we support legal professionals at every stage of their careers.

We pride ourselves on our dynamic and personal Law School community, creating many fantastic opportunities for our students. The Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, our unique and ground-breaking teaching law firm, provides a number of pro bono activities. Other school community activities include mooting, volunteering, work experience, overseas placements, summer schools, guest lectures, careers skills workshops, professional and networking lunches, prize giving ceremonies and much more.

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