- Chair: Hugh Verrier
- UK Partners: 66
- UK Lawyers: 312
- Number of partners worldwide: 424
- Number of other lawyers worldwide: 1482
THE FIRM White & Case has played a major role in the London market for more than 40 years. The firm is uniquely positioned to bring clients the best of its geographic experience, practice expertise and industry knowledge to achieve its ambitions in today’s G20 world. As a truly global pioneering international law firm, its diverse and talented team of local, English and US-qualified lawyers consistently delivers results in both established and emerging markets. The firm works with some of the most respected and well-established financial institutions and businesses along with start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Antitrust/Competition: Clients globally seek the advice of White & Case antitrust lawyers, relying on their extensive litigation experience against governmental authorities or private parties, counseling on delicate questions and comprehensive worldwide coverage of merger-control regimes.
Asset Finance: White & Case is a recognised leader in global leasing, asset-based financing and structured financial transactions. It has been involved in every significant development in the cross-border market for equipment and facility financing, and the firm has pioneered many tax, legal and financial structures.
Banking: Banking has been at the core of the firm’s practice since its opening in 1901. Today, it represents key financial institutions, sponsors and corporations in every corner of the world. The firm provides guidance related to acquisition finance, commercial lending, project finance, structured trade, commodity and investment- grade financings, and bankruptcy and debt restructurings.
Capital Markets/Securities: White & Case has a formidable reputation in the field of international securities and finance. The firm’s global capital markets/securities practice includes lawyers in the world’s key financial centers. Clients benefit from the firm’s capabilities in equity and debt offerings, sovereign issues, high-yield debt, securitisations, derivatives, investment funds and regulatory and broker-dealers.
Commercial Litigation: Clients entrust the firm with their “must-win” matters–disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, closely guarded market strategies and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. The firm has won major trials and appeals in an array of industries: financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, sports media and entertainment and consumer products.
Project Finance: White & Case is a recognised leader in project finance, energy and infrastructure law. The firm offers market-leading advice on cross-border project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, M&A and construction and other contract issues across a broad range of several sectors, including oil and gas, power, infrastructure and petrochemical, mining and metals, telecoms and public-private partnership/private finance initiatives.
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency: The firm’s global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group boasts significant resources in Europe, Asia, the United States, South America and many of the key emerging market countries, enabling it to leverage the experience of a global team of more than 160 lawyers in 23 countries, who are at the forefront of transactions in restructuring, finance and insolvency, both locally and internationally.
Intellectual Property: White & Case has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service firm. With practitioners in 27 offices in 16 countries, it protects and defends clients’ innovations, creative works and brands globally, offering advice on patents; copyrights; designs; IP audits and due diligence; IP portfolio, analysis and management; licensing, merchandising and branding; outsourcing/technology and privacy and data protection.
International Arbitration: White & Case is the only leading global law firm with large and long-established arbitration teams in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris and Stockholm. With 150 practitioners worldwide, it advises clients operating under virtually any substantive law and in both common and civil law systems. The firm offers counsel on every step of the dispute resolution process.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm is a recognised leader in global M&A.As a cornerstone of a truly global firm, the London office has built an enviable reputation for work on complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. With an M&A team of more than 50 in London, consisting principally of English-qualified lawyers, the firm provides full-service capability. Working seamlessly with its offices in EMEA and beyond and drawing upon the support of other practice areas such as employment, real estate, banking, tax and capital markets–the firm fields dedicated teams providing integrated advice on any type of M&A transaction.
Real Estate: The London Real Estate team regularly advises on many of the largest and most important real estate transactions in the UK and around the world. With market-leading expertise in specialist real estate sectors such as hotels and leisure, data centres and commercial real estate investment, leasing and development, we are able to provide sophisticated advice set in the context of the firm’s practical market-based experience.
Tax: The firm’s tax capability draws from the strength and experience of more than 125 dedicated tax lawyers, whose work is integrated with that of White & Case’s other practice areas to produce a seamless service, providing clients with the firm’s global experience and reach, and in-depth local knowledge.
Trade: White & Case helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. An interdisciplinary full-service global trade practice with more than 80 lawyers and trade professionals in 13 countries, the firm has one of the world’s largest and most active practices in trade remedies and the law of the World Trade Organisation.
White-Collar: White & Case offers clients skills in handling government investigations and enforcement matters worldwide. In addition to years of front-line prosecutorial experience, their lawyers have substantial experience defending clients in all phases of investigations, as well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. Clients include large corporations, banks and other institutions, as well as prominent individuals.