- Senior Partner: Charlie Geffen
- Managing Partner: James Collis
THE FIRM Ashurst’s strong and growing international presence is built on extensive experience of working with clients on the complex international legal and regulatory issues relating to cross-border transactions. With a team of over 400 partners in 14 countries, Ashurst provides advice of the highest quality to organisations around the world.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Ashurst operates in all the principal areas of commercial law including:
Corporate: Advising clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major listings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructuring and insolvency and IP and IT issues.
Dispute Resolution: Advising on construction and development issues, international arbitration, EU and competition litigation, product liability, insolvency, fraud, professional negligence and real estate litigation.
EU & Competition: Merger control (including first and second phase EC investigations), cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, sectoral inquiries, private enforcement, state aid investigations and EU trade regulation issues.
Employment, Pensions & Incentives: Advising on employment and employee benefits including pensions and employee share schemes.
Energy, Transport & Infrastructure: Offering a full service to both private and public sector clients in the infrastructure and transport business, energy and resources companies, and utilities, whether as active or passive investors or intermediaries in those areas.
International Finance: Advising lenders, issuers, borrowers and advisers in the fields of corporate debt derivatives, bond issues, leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, project finance, real estate finance and securitisation.
Real Estate: Advising on all aspects of real estate activity, from the acquisition, development, letting and sale of property across many different sectors to regeneration, real estate partnerships, funds, planning and public sector, environmental law, real estate litigation, real estate tax and real estate finance.
Tax: All aspects of cross-border work including international buyouts, collective investment schemes, demergers, securitisations and debt trading.
INTERNATIONAL Ashurst also has offices in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany,Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia (associated office), Italy, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UAE and USA.
RECRUITMENT The firm recruits both qualified lawyers and trainees into all areas of its practice.Applicants need not only to have achieved high academic standards but also to possess individuality with a commercial awareness that can be applied to issues to ensure the most appropriate solution for the client. For more information please visit the firm’s website, www.ashurst.com.