- Managing Partner: Hugh Verrier
- Number of partners worldwide: 397
- Total lawyers worldwide: 1814
FIRM OVERVIEW: White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 38 offices in 26 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, it provides counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects crossborder business. The firm’s clients value both the breadth of its global network and the strength of its US, English and local law capabilities in each of its regions and rely on the firm for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Antitrust/Competition: Clients throughout the world seek the advice of White & Case antitrust lawyers. They count on the firm’s extensive experience in litigation against governmental authorities or private parties, counseling on delicate questions and comprehensive worldwide coverage of merger control regimes.
Asset Finance: White&Case is a recognized leader in global leasing, asset-based financing and structured financial transactions and has pioneered many of the tax, legal and financial structures used in countries around the world.
Banking: Since White & Case’s founding, banking has been at the core of the firm’s practice. Today, it represents major banks worldwide, including many of the largest. The firm provides guidance related to acquisition finance, commercial lending, project finance, bankruptcy and debt restructurings and regulatory advice.
Capital Markets/Securities: White & Case has a formidable reputation in the field of international securities and finance. Clients benefit from our capabilities in equity and debt offerings, sovereign issues, high yield debt, securitizations, derivatives, investment funds and regulatory and broker-dealers.
Commercial Litigation: Clients entrust White & Case with their “must-win” matters – disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands and even out-and-out company survival are at stake.The firm has won major trials and appeals for clients in an array of industries: financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology,sports media and entertainment and consumer products.
Project Finance: White&Case is a recognized 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 several sectors, including oil and gas, power, infrastructure and petrochemical and mining and metals.
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency: Representing clients in all aspects of restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, including transactional and litigation matters, White & Case has the global resources and experience necessary for handling transactions in multiple jurisdictions and a wide range of industries. The firm has played key roles in many of the most complex and high profile restructuring matters of recent years, including many of the largest Chapter 11 filings in the US.
Intellectual Property: White & Case has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service firm. Its lawyers protect and defend clients’ innovations, creative works and brands around the world, offering advice related to 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. It advises clients operating under virtually every step of the dispute resolution process, fromthe drafting of dispute resolution clauses to pre-proceeding issues and the conduct of proceedings, through to the enforcement of arbitral awards.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firmis a recognized leader in global M&A. Leading multinationals, major commercial and investment banks, entrepreneurs and smaller visionaries alike have turned to White & Case to structure thousands of complex transactions with precision and speed.These include intricately structured domestic and cross-border M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and equity investments, including multibillion-dollar deals involving multiple jurisdictions.
Pro Bono: White & Case has a long history of pro bono and is one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. The firm places pro bono on a par with its commercial practices in the leadership, focus and management that it brings to bear for its clients’ benefit.
Real Estate: White & Case is highly regarded for its skill in helping clients complete complex real estate financings and in-depth experience with legal matters relating to real estate investment funds.Transactions acted on by the group include acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, portfolio sales and securitization, financings and sales/leasebacks.
Tax: The firm’s tax capability draws from the strength and experience of more than 125 dedicated tax attorneys whose work is integrated with that ofWhite & Case’s other practice areas to produce a seamless service.
Trade: White&Case helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services.The firm has an interdisciplinary full-service global trade practice that is one of the world’s largest and most active in trade remedies and in the law of the World Trade Organization.
White-Collar: White & Case helps clients in dealing with government investigations and enforcement matters. In addition to years of front-line prosecutorial experience, the firm has substantial experience defending clients through all phases of investigations, as well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings.Clients include large corporations, as well as individuals prominent in business and political affairs.
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Ankara, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Doha, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Silicon Valley, Paris, Prague, Riyadh, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw and Washington, DC.