Located in the heart of the financial district in the City of London, our London office was established in 1988 and primarily provides corporate advice to our U.S. and European clients in a variety of transactions. The primary areas of practice are international finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Our London office also provides support to our French, Italian, German and Belgian offices on a variety of U.S. law issues.
Our international finance practice includes providing U.S. securities law advice to issuers, investment banks and other participants in the global markets on a wide range of financial transactions. A significant proportion of the practice is focused on structuring complex global offerings by European issuers, including recent offerings by Zurich Financial Services, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group, Teksid Aluminum and Converium Holdings. Our international finance practice also involves the representation of issuers and institutional purchasers of privately placed notes. We have recently worked on private placements by The British Land Company PLC, Jury's Doyle Hotel Group Plc and Avis Europe Plc.
Our mergers and acquisitions practice involves both public and private deals involving U.S. and European issuers. We also have significant experience in private equity transactions, joint venture and outsourcing work, corporate reorganizations and restructurings. Our clients include major corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions. For example, we have recently provided advice to, among others, Warburg Pincus, 3i Group, Alix Partners and Questor (as well as their portfolio companies) on corporate transactions in the United States and in Europe.
We have a resident partner in our London office and typically send associates from our New York office to London for two to three year rotations.
If you have any questions about our London office, please feel free to contact Bonnie Hurry, Chief Legal Personnel Officer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019 or .