Shoosmiths is a progressive, forward-thinking law firm with a real spirit of enterprise. Since 1845 it has been delivering legal services to businesses and individuals, and in the last 10 years it opened new offices in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, and expanded the range and size of its service teams. It is one of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing national law firms, with over 800 lawyers and 10 offices. The firm offers strength and depth in each core discipline, together with specialist teams of lawyers in areas including competition and EU procurement, pensions and tax. In addition to legal expertise, Shoosmiths lawyers provide cost transparency, business sense, clear reporting and accessibility.
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.
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 150 partners, a total staff of over 850 and 15 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.
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.
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.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton is a leading international law firm with market-leading practices with offices in New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. The London office works on many of the highest profile and most complex transactions in Europe and worldwide. We do this by virtue of our English and New York law expertise and our close integration with our other offices. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. The firm’s culture fosters a collaborative approach across disciplines and regions, and, as a result, clients benefit from the dedication, cohesiveness and superior quality that we bring to all of our work worldwide.
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.
Vinson & Elkins RLLP
Vinson & Elkins (V&E) is a leading US-based international law firm, with more than 650 lawyers located in 16 cities across the globe. Having established a base in London over three decades ago – one of the first US firms to do so – the firm has gone on to build a dynamic office, doing work that has gained the respect of clients around the world. V&E is consistently recognised as one of the world’s leading energy practices. Clients are predominantly in the energy, finance and infrastructure sectors and the London office specialises in M&A, private equity, project development and finance, international arbitration and litigation, corporate, structured finance, tax and construction.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Kirkland & Ellis is a leading international law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers representing global clients in complex high-value and high-profile corporate transactions. Based in the heart of the City in the iconic Gherkin building, its London office – comprising around 325 lawyers – is renowned for its private equity work, but also for its experience and capabilities in offering legal advice across the corporate spectrum, including debt finance, financial services regulatory, restructuring, real estate finance, tax, antitrust and competition, international litigation and arbitration, IP litigation, IP and technology transactions and capital markets.
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.