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Addleshaw Goddard LLP


Addleshaw Goddard LLP - London
  • Milton Gate
  • 60 Chiswell Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1Y 4AG
  • Senior Partner Monica Burch
  • Managing Partner John Joyce

The Firm Addleshaw Goddard creates and delivers outstanding value. The firm has exceptional lawyers and is a market leader in client investment and understanding. It is known for its constant enquiry and innovation and combines insight with business knowledge to deliver the best results for clients, whenever and wherever required. Addleshaw Goddard is also recognised for its differentiated approach to attracting, retaining and developing great people. The firm offers a full range of commercial legal services from its offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar and Singapore and through a world-wide network of strong relationships with chosen firms in North America, Europe and other key and emerging jurisdictions. As part of an increasing focus on the Asia Pacific region, the firm also has a formal alliance with Tokyo-based Hashidate Law Office. The firm’s client portfolio is testament to its strength and range of expertise, including financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. It is a leading advisor to FTSE 100 companies, and a market leader across the firm’s operating divisions – commercial services, corporate, finance and projects, litigation and real estate – as well as in its chosen sectors: financial services, government, energy and infrastructure, healthcare, retail and consumer and real estate.

Principal Areas of Work
Commercial Services:
With strength and depth across outsourcing, IP, media, sport, IT, commercial contracts and competition, pensions and trade and regulation, the firm also provides advice on advertising, publishing, broadcasting, new media and e-commerce issues. In addition it has one of the leading employment and employee benefits groups in the UK, renowned for their ability to deal with a range of people issues, unexpected contractual matters and employment claims that are high value, sensitive and have the potential to affect business reputation. Its award-winning Employment Channel provides employment news and training programmes over the internet.
Corporate: Recognised as one of the leading groups in the UK, the firm is well known for its work in M&A, Stock Exchange flotations, corporate finance, public to privates, joint ventures, management buyouts, private equity, corporate restructuring, partnerships, tax, insurance: corporate, regulatory and venture capital. The institutional side of the City practice combines the company, securities, compliance, commercial and tax expertise necessary to advise corporate finance clients. The firm has advised numerous sponsors of domestic flotations and underwriters of equity issues. The firm also has a leading reputation in private equity with strong relationships with all the UK’s equity houses.
Finance & Projects: A practice with a breadth of expertise advising banks, financial institutions and corporates on all areas of finance including general bank lending, acquisition finance, asset finance (including aviation), capital markets, securitisation and structured finance, islamic finance, leveraged finance, project finance, property finance and trade finance. A leader in the PFI and projects field acting for banking clients as well as project sponsors, it also has a leading reputation in the building society sector. The firm’s Business Support and Restructuring Group advises a portfolio of blue-chip clients.
Litigation: The firm has significant expertise in relation to all aspects of dispute resolution. It advises corporate and commercial clients as well as having specialist expertise in areas such as banking and securities, construction disputes, defamation, fraud, white collar crime, product liability, especially in the healthcare industry, real estate, product liability, media, pensions, IT/outsourcing, insurance and reinsurance and also in international arbitration and ADR. Its innovative approach to litigation funding helps clients to retain control of litigation costs and reduce their financial exposure.
Private Capital: The firm also has one of the most significant private capital groups in the UK with trusted advisors to clients including corporates, high net worth individuals and charities on personal financial planning, trusts, contentious trusts and tax.
Real Estate: With one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, the firm has capacity to handle large and very complex transactions, acting for institutional investors and entrepreneurs, national property developers and large corporates (including retail and leisure clients) with extensive property portfolios. In addition to mainstream property advice the firm has specialist expertise in areas such as property litigation, tax and property joint ventures, construction, planning and environment.

  • Commercial Services Malcolm Pike
  • Corporate Yunus Seedat
  • Finance & Projects Richard Papworth
  • Litigation Michael Barnett
  • Real Estate Leona Ahmed


  • Milton Gate,
  • 60 Chiswell Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1Y 4AG
  • Tel (020) 7606 8855
  • Fax (020) 7606 4390
  • DX 47 London Chancery Lane WC2
  • Email : info@addleshawgoddard.com
  • Website : www.aglaw.com