Firm profile submitted by DAC Beachcroft LLP
DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business of more than 2,500 people across offices in the UK, Eire, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The firm has one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks, operating from 10 locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport and Winchester. Its purpose is to help clients and colleagues succeed, creating sustainable value; the firm’s vision; to be recognised for its insight and outstanding commitment to clients.
DAC Beachcroft’s teams of legal experts work in their chosen market sectors for international, institutional, private and government clients. They combine in-depth sector knowledge with astute commercial awareness and global reach, providing clients with a comprehensive advisory, claims, dispute resolution, regulatory and transactional capability.
Senior Partner Virginia Clegg
Managing Partner David Pollitt
Number of UK partners 277
Number of other UK fee-earners 1,978
Principal Areas of Practice The firm has large teams of dedicated specialists in health, insurance and real estate and provide services to a range of other sectors including: construction, financial services, retail, telecoms, technology and utilities.
■■Banking and Finance
- Competition and Procurement
- Data & Privacy - Governance
- Intellectual Property
■■Employment & Pensions
International With market-leading insurance and dispute resolution practices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, and local lawyers based in its London office, DAC Beachcroft is uniquely placed to advise throughout Latin America, supported in particular for our offices in London, Madrid and Miami. This provides the firm with an unrivalled access and local presence in the three most important LatAm Insurance markets. Additionally the firm has developed a close working relationship in Brazil with Demarest Advogados, a full service firm operating across all areas of commercial legal practice and with BLP in Central America. The firm also works with a network of leading local lawyers in other key LatAm jurisdictions, including Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay.
The firm is proud to be a founding member of Legalign Global, a closely integrated alliance of four law firms, established in 2017, focused on the requirements of the international insurance market, operating from Australia, Germany and the USA, as well as the United Kingdom. The member firms are best in class in their regions and each enjoys a well-earned reputation in insurance law. DAC Beachcroft collaborates closely to provide the industry with uniformly high levels of service, quality and efficiency around the world.
The firm’s legal experts work with clients throughout Europe from offices in Dublin and Madrid, as well as working closely with leading law firms in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden.
Furthermore, DAC Beachcroft has offices in Singapore and New Zealand, which are a fully integrated part of the firm’s global team, providing both domestic and international support, in particular to insurance clients. The firm also has a close relationship with Malaysian law firm Gan Partnership, based in Kuala Lumpur, providing insurance and reinsurance clients with a combination of DAC Beachcroft’s experience within the international insurance and reinsurance sector, together with Gan Partnership’s Malaysian law capability and first-class commercial and dispute resolution capabilities in Malaysia.
Within India, the firm works closely with leading Indian business law firm KS Partners (formerly Khaitan Jayakar Sud & Vohra) which has a presence in New Delhi and Mumbai, enabling DAC Beachcroft to provide its major international clients operating in India with a high quality and consistent service from both a domestic and international perspective.