Located in the heart of the financial district in the City of London, our London* office was established in 1988 and provides corporate, litigation, insurance, tax, compliance and white collar advice to our U.K., European and U.S., clients in a variety of matters and transactions.
The primary areas of our London corporate practice are international finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity, in addition to asset management. Our London office also provides support to our French, Italian, German and Belgian offices on a variety of U.S. and U.K. law issues.
Our litigation practice focuses on cross-border and domestic litigation and arbitration with a focus on complex commercial disputes. Our team, which includes lawyers qualified in the U.K. and the U.S. have significant experience in financial reporting, financial fraud, and securities disputes.
Our insurance industry transactional and advisory practice advises general insurers, life insurers, reinsurers, investment banks, private equity and hedge funds on, among other things, entering the London and European insurance markets, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and doing business tax, regulatory and corporate advice in the U.K.
The London office also features our U.K.-based compliance and enforcement and white collar defense team, which brings together experience from both U.S. and U.K. qualified lawyers who focus in areas that include corporate crime and compliance matters involving money laundering, bribery and corruption, sanctions, fraud, complex internal investigations, and enforcement actions brought by U.K. and U.S. regulators.
The London office provides pro bono services in its role as a legal partner for Advocates for International Development (A4ID). Through A4ID, Willkie delivers pro bono legal advice to clients in development organizations and other sectors working towards poverty eradication and sustainable development.
*Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP is a limited liability partnership formed under the laws of the State of Delaware, USA and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 565650.