Clear strategic purpose. Considerable commercial awareness. And keen business acumen. These are the things that set our legal professionals apart.
As a team, we work collaboratively – sharing information and knowledge at every level. Associates and Partners work together here to ensure the best results for our clients. And it means the best results for our people too. Progress here is based purely on merit so, if you’re exceptional in your field, you will find that rapid progress is possible with us.
That is not all though. In the last three years, we have joined forces with five like-minded law firms around the world – bringing phenomenal transformation to our practice and a positive outlook for the future. This has helped us become a top-ten global law firm. Add to this our unique culture and deals worth billions, and you are starting to see what is on offer here.
Our strategy is driven by our sector focus. The six areas we concentrate on are all global in their scope and our progress in each owes much to our ability to deliver advice that goes beyond just legal.
We have one of the world’s leading financial institution practices with a team of 1,100 across the globe. The strength and depth of our practice across asset managers, banks, insurers, financial services and markets is reflected in our panel membership of 50 major global institutions.
We have one of the largest global energy teams of any law firm in the world. One with 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 and gas, power, regulated utilities, renewables and water.
Infrastructure, mining and commodities
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 and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, debt finance, energy law, environmental law, native title law, litigation, international arbitration, corporate responsibility, employment and labour, and intellectual property.
Our reputation is world class in aviation, rail and shipping with some 400 people focused on transport and more asset finance professionals than any other global law firm. We are dedicated to making sustainable connections between transport, real estate and infrastructure, including port developments.
Technology and innovation
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.
Life sciences and healthcare
We provide leading corporate and M&A, commercial, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property support specific to the life sciences and healthcare 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. Many of our life sciences and healthcare lawyers possess advanced scientific degrees.
Together, these six sectors are driving the success and progress of our business. And, at every level, we are rapidly expanding our experience and our reach. This is creating a broad range of opportunities across the firm.