22 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4BQ
United Kingdom

+44 20 7577 6900

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Partner, Transactions Practice Group Head: Tom Whelan
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 669 (worldwide)
Number of other fee earners: 704 (worldwide)


Corporate & Transactional:
The firm’s seasoned lawyers represent the full spectrum of corporate interests around the world, from global corporations to family-owned businesses to privately held companies. The firm’s lawyers thrive on solving the most complex business problems facing their clients today and mapping out strategies to drive clients’ success tomorrow. Broad capabilities include seamless transactional services, such as negotiating cross-border acquisitions or outsourcing deals, representing issuers in public offerings, securing preferred financial credit arrangements for borrowers or navigating a business restructuring.

Private Equity:
The firm’s private equity team delivers strategic advice on private equity transactions at all stages of the investment life cycle, including control, non-control and minority investments, public-to-private transactions, buyouts and recapitalisations, mergers and acquisitions, growth capital investments and buy-and-build strategies, acquisition finance/refinance, and on all manner of exit strategies. The firm represent clients across a wide range of different industries and jurisdictions, providing market leading international deal structuring advice.

The firm’s finance practice offers top-level banking, finance and securities advice including in acquisition finance; corporate and fund finance; high yield; Islamic finance; projects and project finance; real estate finance and business restructuring. The team also covers all aspects of capital markets and securities issuance, with extensive experience in advising on a variety of complex transactional and regulatory matters.

Restructuring and Insolvency:
The firm’s restructuring practice offers leading expertise in complex bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring issues, advising on the market’s most high-profile, high-stakes, legally pioneering and financially significant matters. The practice maintains a variety of insolvency-related engagements, which provides the firm with a unique insight into how the other side is thinking, giving it a competitive advantage. The firm is best-known for its collaborative, deal-oriented approach to insolvency transactions and litigation.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Labour and employment
  • Investment funds

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Infrastructure
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications