Firm profile submitted by Ashurst
Global Managing Partner: Paul Jenkins
Chairman: Ben Tidswell
Vice-Chairman: Mary Padbury
Number of global partners: 400+
Number of other global fee earners: 1500+
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hong Kong, India*, Jakarta**, Jeddah**, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington DC.
* Best friend referral arrangement with Indian Law Partners
** Associated office
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years. The firm has 25 offices in 15 countries, with over 400 partners and a further 1,500 lawyers working across ten different time zones, it is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever they need. Clients value Ashurst for being approachable, astute and commercially minded. As a global team it has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multijurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects, and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.
Advising clients on public and private M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures, prime brokerage, corporate derivatives, regulatory matters, company law and governance, commercial contracts the establishment and management of investment funds.
Advising on competition litigation, merger clearances, joint ventures and technology transfer agreements, access regulation, complex economic regulation issues, rate cases, consumer protection issues and competition law compliance.
Advising on all aspects of cross-border work including international buyouts, collective investment schemes, demergers, securitisations and debt trading.
Offering litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution expertise on banking, regulatory and finance, class actions, commercial, competition, energy, transport and infrastructure, financial regulatory, fraud and corporate crime, international compliance and investigations, product liability, real estate, restructuring and insolvency and technology issues.
Advising on, and developing legal strategies to maximise and protect the commercial potential of brands, ideas and technological advances.
Advising on all aspects of workplace relations, including incentives, pensions, discrimination, boardroom appointments and departures, and executive remuneration and benefits and corporate governance issues.
Advising on all aspects of work in communications and media, technology, intellectual property, data protection and freedom of information, broadcasting and media, betting and gaming and outsourcing.
Energy & Resources:
Advising on all aspects of work in the energy and resources sector including mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance, greenfield projects, brownfield projects, project and acquisition financing, international law, environmental law and approvals, joint ventures, equity capital markets, reserve based lending, land and resource access, project development, EPC contracts, commercial agreements, competition and regulation, litigation and arbitration.
Advising on outsourcing transactions and major urban regeneration projects, sales and purchase agreements and portfolio sales agreements, financing, real estate funds including Islamic funding structures, property development and urban regeneration, leasing and portfolio management and mergers and acquisitions.
Advising governments, private sector organisations and financial institutions on complex infrastructure transactions across multiple jurisdictions and sectors. Areas of expertise include; accommodation, communications, custodial, defence, education, health, social housing, waste and energy from waste.
Advising lenders, issuers, borrowers and advisors on leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate finance, structured finance, asset finance and leasing, aircraft finance, capital markets, project finance, real estate finance, securitisation and corporate trusts. In addition, the practice area extends to bilateral and syndicated loans, guarantee and security issues and regulatory matters, including the establishment of banks in Europe and the carrying on of lending and investment banking activities within Europe.
Advising on all issues arising from corporate distress, distressed investing and formal insolvencies. The practice area also advises lenders, debtors, potential purchasers and insolvency officeholders on issues such as directors’ duties, due diligence, debt buy-backs, debt trading and litigation