Lawrence Graham LLP (LG) is a distinctive legal practice with a leading reputation in its chosen services and sectors. Its approach is relationship-driven and internationally minded, with great people dedicated to their clients.
The firm: The firm services its clients from international offices in London, Dubai, Monaco, Moscow and Singapore, and also through its close relationships with other advisers in its key jurisdictions. LG has recently entered the Brazilian market with an association with an established and well regarded local law firm in the country.
Together, it advises seamlessly on the most complex cases, cross-border deals and disputes.
Over 42% of its transactions are now handled for companies based outside the UK. The emerging markets of India, the Middle East, South America and South East Asia remain of critical importance to The firm and its clients, while exciting new business opportunities in the more mature markets of Europe and North America keep it firmly centred on those regions.
LG is proud to have a culture that is open and refreshingly straightforward. It employs highly talented individuals, while valuing a strong team ethic - and that is fundamental to the way it works as a business.
Types of work undertaken: LG offers a full range of legal services, with particular focus on commerce and technology, corporate, dispute resolution, employment and pensions, finance, real estate and tax, and private capital. It has a specific understanding of the issues facing businesses and individuals operating in its key sectors:
Energy and natural resources: LG has a long-established presence in the UK and international natural resources industry. It works with clients in the mining and minerals, oil and gas, power, renewable energy, cleantech and commodities sectors as well as related services businesses.
Financial institutions: LG advises leading industry players, including banks, corporate finance houses, asset managers, fund administrators, insurance companies, commodity and energy traders, IFA umbrellas, financial advisers, mortgage brokers, insurance intermediaries, professional firms, retail and professional investment funds and individual directors.
Healthcare: LG has a long history of representing corporate and public and private sector bodies in the medical, medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. LG also acts for companies in the care home sector, both psychiatric care and retirement homes, including retirement villages.
Hospitality and leisure: having advised on some of the largest deals in hospitality and leisure, the LG team understands the diverse and highly competitive nature of the industry. Its experience is evidenced in its work with leading pub chains, restaurateurs, hotel financiers, leisure facility developers and operators and gaming companies.
Private capital: LG’s unique and highly successful ‘International Billionaire Group’ has enabled it to pull rapidly away in recent years and distinguish itself from the pack of more traditional UK private client legal practices. Its private client practice remains firmly focused on the international ultra-high-net-wealth market, providing advice to the world’s wealthiest families and their banks and offshore trustees.
Publishing and media: LG advises companies engaged in activities from advertising and design to business information and computer games.
Real estate: LG is widely known for providing high-quality, practical and commercial advice at all stages of the process of creating and dealing with real estate assets. Its expertise mirrors the broad range of its clients’ needs - from creating the right corporate structures for the particular investment and investors, to securing bank lending and from advising on regeneration and development projects through to construction matters and property disputes.
Technology: LG’s technology work is driven both by its broad UK client base and its established links with the burgeoning IT industry in India. Offshore development and IT outsourcing also remain major drivers for IT work.
Other offices: Monaco
Number of UK partners 69
Number of other UK fee-earners 138
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