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About us

Who are we?

We’re the firm where you’ll make real progress. We’re a global law firm of more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff, providing a full business law service to some of the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions. Our global law firm provides a full business law service to household-name clients. We have offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg.


Sectors we work in 

Consumer markets

We act for many of the world’s most prestigious brands, luxury goods and automotive manufacturers, food and beverage producers and consumer goods manufacturers as well as wholesalers and retailers.

Energy, infrastructure and resources

The ever-shifting energy sector impacts the whole planet, so when clients need expertise, they turn to us, as one of the world’s largest global energy practices. Whether it’s renewables, shale gas or energy development around the world, we’re on the pulse of this vital sector. Nowhere is our global reach more critical than in this sector. After all, we’re one of few firms to have worked on major projects in almost every country in the world, advising on every aspect from the food industry to funding for mining companies.

Financial institutions

The bigger the financial institution, the more extensive the legal requirements - and we work with some of the biggest. They need regulatory advice. Litigation expertise. Insight on cyber-security. And we provide it all as a leading name in the field. 

Life sciences and healthcare

We put real stock by our expertise in life sciences and healthcare, so it should come as no surprise that many of our lawyers in this sector hold advanced degrees in science and technology. Together, they act for global pharmaceutical, bioscience and technology companies at every stage of the product lifecycle.


With the power of data on the rise, this sector has rapidly become a central pillar of our modern world. But however quickly things change, clients can rely on us for intelligent advice across the technology, business services, communications, media, entertainment and consumer market sectors.


Aviation. Rail. Shipping. Across this diverse sector, our firm has a leading reputation for making sustainable connections between transport, energy and infrastructure. Whether it’s asset finance, M&A or dispute resolution, our transport lawyers provide a full service within a sector that’s growing every day.


Where we are

As a commercial and financial hub, South Africa is a gateway to Africa’s emerging economic growth. We have offices in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, providing counsel across the full spectrum of corporate law.