- Partner in Charge of the London office: Nick Bolter
- Number of Partners in London: 31
- Other fee-earners (excluding paralegals): 57
- Total staff figures in London: 164
THE FIRM Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is an international law firm established October 1, 2011, upon the merger of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP. The firm has 650 lawyers and 14 offices in London, Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Los Angeles, Madison (NJ), New York, Newport Beach, Providence, Stamford, Tokyo, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach, and an associated office in Hong Kong.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Antitrust/EU Competition: Edwards Wildman fields a transatlantic team of experienced antitrust and competition law practitioners. The firm advises on the full range of US antitrust law and EU and UK competition law, including antitrust/competition litigation, merger control, criminal and civil investigations, compliance and state aid.
Asset Recovery (Fraud): The firm advises on the full range of complex political, practical and legal issues associated with asset recovery. They act for governments seeking to trace and recover misappropriated public funds from dishonest public officials, their companies, trusts and associates, as well as assisting in planning and implementing effective international asset tracing and recovery programmes.
Banking & Regulatory: The firm advises on a wide range of transactional and other banking matters including asset-based lending, project finance, property finance, derivatives, debt restructuring. They also advise on regulatory issues including the impact of the Money Laundering Regulations, the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Terrorism Act and related legislative initiatives.
Business Law, Private Equity & Venture Capital: Edwards Wildman’s corporate and finance lawyers handle billions of pounds of private equity, venture capital and debt finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings for clients, with particular experience in life sciences and technology, telecoms, media and broadcasting, banking and financial services and insurance/reinsurance. Commercial Litigation & Arbitration: Edwards Wildman have considerable experience advising corporates, multinationals and government organisations on the full range of commercial disputes. The firm’s litigators are experienced in antitrust, asset tracing, IP, IT, securities, employment, environment, construction, technology and product liability disputes.
Employment: The firm advises on a broad range of issues, from policy-related matters and outsourcing to disciplinary procedures. They help employers prevent employment-related disputes from arising and, where disputes cannot be avoided, defend employers who are sued by their employees before both the High Court and employment tribunals throughout the UK.
Insurance & Reinsurance: Edwards Wildman have one of the largest insurance and reinsurance departments in the world, with lawyers based across the US, UK and Hong Kong. Their clients include the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies, which they represent in insurance/reinsurance arbitrations and litigation and also in sophisticated claims and coverage matters, as well as advising on corporate, transactional and regulatory matters including Solvency II advice.
Intellectual Property: Edwards Wildman act for a wide range of companies including some of the world’s most high profile, global brands. The firm has one of the leading transatlantic trade mark practices, protecting many iconic brands. It is consistently ranked amongst the leading firms for number of patents prosecuted to issuance each year and have been recognised for achieving excellent results in patent litigation and interferences. Many of the firm’s IP lawyers and patent agents hold degrees in technology and scientific disciplines, many with PhD degrees in engineering, the life sciences and chemistry.
Public International Law: The firm provides governments and other clients with advice, assistance and research on a range of subjects that includes sovereign immunity, international boundaries, anti-corruption issues and state asset recovery.
Product Liability: The firm’s experience includes acting for manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, insurers and reinsurers in domestic and international matters in this area.
Restructuring & Insolvency: The firm has advised on a number of well known UK insolvencies. They have particular expertise in insurance insolvency and restructuring, as well as large-scale insolvencies involving international aspects where asset tracing, freezing and repatriation form a major component.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT): The firm’s expertise includes IT, ecommerce, outsourcing, digital and social media, data protection and privacy, Open Source Software, Cloud Computing and Data Protection, broadcasting and media-related issues, wireless and satellite communications. The firm also has a strong disputes practice, with a particular expertise in the technology field.