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Ashurst is an international law firm with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.
The firm: Ashurst is a leading international law firm advising corporates and financial institutions, with core businesses in M&A, corporate and structured finance. The firm’s strong presence in Europe and elsewhere is built on extensive experience in working with clients on the complex international legal and regulatory issues relating to cross-border transactions. With a team of over 200 partners in 12 countries, Ashurst provides advice of the highest quality to organisations around the world.
Types of work undertaken: Ashurst operates in all the principal areas of commercial law including:
Corporate: advising clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major listings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructuring and insolvency, and IP and IT issues.
International finance: advising lenders, issuers, borrowers and advisers in the fields of corporate debt derivatives, bond issues, leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, project finance, real estate finance and securitisation.
Real estate: advising on all aspects of real estate activity, from the acquisition, development, letting and sale of property across many different sectors to regeneration, real estate partnerships, funds, planning and public sector, environmental law, real estate litigation, real estate tax and real estate finance.
Dispute resolution: advising on construction and development issues, international arbitration, EU and competition litigation, product liability, insolvency, fraud, professional negligence and real estate litigation.
Energy, transport and infrastructure: offering a full service to both private and public sector clients in the infrastructure and transport business, energy and resources companies, and utilities, whether as active or passive investors or intermediaries in those areas.
EU and competition: merger control (including first and second phase EC investigations), cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, sectoral inquiries, private enforcement, state aid investigations and EU trade regulation issues.
Tax: all aspects of cross-border work including international buyouts, collective investment schemes, demergers, securitisations and debt trading.
Employment: advising on employment and employee benefits including pensions and employee share schemes.
Recruitment: the firm recruits both qualified lawyers and trainees into all areas of its practice. Applicants need not only to have achieved high academic standards but also to possess individuality with a commercial awareness that can be applied to issues to ensure the most appropriate solution for the client. For more information please visit the firm’s website, www.ashurst.com.
Other offices: Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia (associated office), Italy, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UAE and US.
Number of UK Partners 123
Number of other UK fee-earners 430
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