Firm profile submitted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Firm Overview: Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as its outstanding team of professionals, Akin Gump is one of the world’s largest law firms, with 20 offices and over 900 lawyers in a wide range of practices and industries. Akin Gump’s steadfast dedication to providing exemplary client service and its visionary leadership are key factors in this first-generation law firm’s swift rise to the top of the profession.
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi office includes skilled lawyers who have a wide breadth of experience in fields that range from traditional strengths such as corporate, energy and public policy to 21st-century concentrations such as intellectual property, cybersecurity, investment funds, information technology, national security and dispute resolution.
Beijing: The Beijing office serves as the firm’s China-wide base of operations to assist clients seeking both to enter Chinese markets and to extend their businesses beyond China. Its lawyers counsel Chinese firms as well as foreign investors in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other types of transactional matters.
Dubai: Akin Gump resumed servicing its clients from Dubai in 2014 to further expand its Middle East presence. The office particularly focuses on advising public and private sector clients in a range of practice areas in which the lawyers have broad experience, including energy, oil and gas, antibribery and economic sanctions and other international trade controls.
Frankfurt: Located in one of the most active centers for finance activity, Akin Gump’s German practice advises on high-profile financial restructurings, corporate and finance transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe.
Geneva: The Geneva office anchors Akin Gump’s international arbitration, tax and cross-border transactions practices on the continent and serves as a platform for the firm’s international trade practice in relation to the World Trade Organisation and other Geneva-based international organisations.
Hong Kong: The firm’s Hong Kong office offers legal services and counsel to international and pan-Asian U.S. and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The firm’s lawyers in Hong Kong, who are qualified in five jurisdictions—Hong Kong, England and Wales, the United States, Australia and Ireland—have broad and deep experience counseling Asian and other international clients on private and public investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial restructuring, funds formation and regulatory, and securities and financial institutions litigation.
London: The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. The core strengths on which the office is founded include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), complex finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, investment funds, EU competition and tax.
Moscow: The Moscow office is the base for the firm’s practice in Russia and the CIS—one of the firm’s largest practices outside the United States. Lawyers from the Moscow office collaborate closely with Akin Gump lawyers and policy advisors in other offices around the world to advise clients with respect to capital market transactions in Russia and the West; mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations and other transactions in Russia and the CIS; arbitration and litigation in Russia and other jurisdictions; and complex public law and policy matters.
Singapore: The Singapore office offers legal advice and counseling to US and international clients doing business in Singapore or through its markets. Its lawyers have broad and deep experience counseling international clients in project finance, investment fund formation, energy transactions and international trade matters.
Other Offices in the USA: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Irvine, Longview, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington, DC.