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Firm Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Firm Profile

Washington, DC

  • Profile
  • Robert S Strauss Building
  • 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
  • Washington, DC
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20036-1564

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.

Antitrust & Unfair Competition

Capital Markets


Corporate Governance

Corporate Restructuring

Cross-Border Transactions

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

Distressed Real Estate Asset Services

Energy Regulation, Markets & Enforcement

Environment & Natural Resources


Financial Restructuring

Global Financial Services Regulation

Global Investigations & Compliance

Global Project Finance

Government Contracts

Intellectual Property

International Trade

Investment Management

Labour & Employment


Mergers & Acquisitions

Outsourcing & Technology

Policy & Regulation

Private Equity Transactions

Pro Bono

Public Law & Policy

Real Estate


Shareholder Activism



  • Suite 06, EF Floor, Twin Towers (East),
  • B12 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • Tel +86 10 8567 2200
  • Fax +86 10 8567 2201
  • Website :
  • Units 1801-08 & 10, 18th Floor Gloucester Tower,
  • The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852.3101.7053
  • Fax +852 3694 3001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 2 Shenton Way,
  • #16-01 SGX Centre 1,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 068804
  • Tel +65 6818 6056
  • OpernTurm,
  • Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60306
  • Tel +49 69 6777 66 0
  • Fax +49 69 6777 66 100
  • 54 Quai Gustave Ador,
  • Geneva,
  • Switzerland
  • 1207
  • Tel +41 22 787 4000
  • Fax +41 22 787 4010
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 8th Floor,
  • 10 Bishops Square,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • E1 6EG
  • Tel +44 20 7012 9600
  • Fax +44 20 7012 9601
  • Geneva House, 7 Petrovka street,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 107031
  • Tel +7 495 783 7700
  • Fax +7 495 783 7701
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Global Market Square,
  • Al Sila Tower,
  • 21st Floor,
  • P.O. Box 55069,
  • Abu Dhabi,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 2 443 4808
  • Fax +971 2.406.8511
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Boulevard Plaza,
  • Tower Two,
  • 23rd Floor,
  • Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 120109
  • Tel +971 4 317 3000
  • Fax +971 4 409 6850
  • Email : [email protected]