The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Work 0203 349 8700
Fax 0207 900 3632

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) is an international multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,100 attorneys serving clients from 41 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognised for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.

Worldwide, Greenberg Traurig's clients receive the best of both worlds: the attention and commitment of a boutique firm and the breadth and operational efficiencies of a global law firm. The firm's meteoric growth has been achieved organically, by hiring the right talent, focusing on markets and practices, and delivering measurable value to clients.

The firm: In the United Kingdom, Greenberg Traurig operates as Greenberg Traurig, LLP. GT London has established itself as a multidisciplinary, full-service law firm with over 80 lawyers and growing. Its focus is on transactional M&A, real estate, and equity and debt capital markets. These core practice areas are supported by strength and market-leading experience in complementary practices including tax, fund structuring, finance, EU and competition, anti-corruption, employment, dispute resolution, environment, health and safety, energy and intellectual property.

GT London has forged its reputation on big-ticket, high-value deals and projects. Its lawyers are trusted advisors to many large corporates and institutions and apply legal excellence with clarity, efficiency, cost certainty and perhaps above all, without ever losing sight of their clients' commercial objectives.

Types of work undertaken: GT London's success in building long-term relationships is rooted in both its philosophy of partner-led delivery and its commitment to sector expertise, most notably in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, real estate, retail, and communications. This success has been reflected in a steady stream of big ticket mandates over the last few years including: the ‚ā¨1.1bn joint venture between Rentokil Initial plc and Haniel & Cie. Holding Company; the USD$1.2bn sale of AstraZeneca's small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer; the ‚ā¨2.6bn acquisition of Iglo Foods by Nomad Holdings Limited; the ‚ā¨706m acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group by GKN plc; the SEK900m sale of AB Volvo's external IT operations to HCL Technologies; the USD$3bn re-listing of Nomad Foods Limited on the London Stock Exchange; the ¬£490m IPO of Polypipe on the London Stock Exchange; the ¬£800m prime London urban regeneration advising the developer Cathedral Group; the ¬£485m sale of the corporate structure which owns Cannon Place; and advising Bristol Water on its successful competition law pricing ruling, one of the most important in the regulated pricing market for 20 years.

GT London is a trusted advisor to the corporates and institutions referred to above because it applies legal excellence with clarity, efficiency, cost certainty and perhaps above all, without ever losing sight of its clients' commercial ambitions.

Other offices: The firm has offices in Albany, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Berlin¬¨, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City+, Miami, Milan¬Ľ, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seoul‚ąě, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tel Aviv^, Tokyo¬§, Tysons Corner, Warsaw~, Washington, DC, Westchester County, and West Palm Beach.

Content is for informational purposes only and does not contain legal or other advice and/or opinions. More information and disclosures can be found here.

  • Number of resident fee-earners: 85

Above material supplied by Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of¬† ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan ¬† [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a¬† sole representative visa ¬†is not ‚Äúa¬† majority shareholder in the overseas business‚ÄĚ.
  • Immigration Skills Charge - A Guide for Employers

    As a Sponsor, you may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) each time you sponsor a migrant in the  Tier 2 General  or  Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Long-term Staff  subcategory.
  • 5 FAQS about paragraph 320(11)

    In applications for entry clearance where the applicant has a negative immigration history in the UK, the application may be refused under the general grounds for refusal, which are found in part 9 of the Immigration Rules. Where an applicant has ¬†‚Äėpreviously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules‚Äô,¬† the application could be refused under paragraph 320(11). In this post we look at five frequently asked questions about paragraph 320(11).¬†
  • Multiple nationality and multiple citizenship (including dual nationality and dual citizenship)

    British nationality law permits multiple nationality and multiple citizenship, including dual nationality and dual citizenship.
  • Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the Exceptional Talent or Promise Category

    The  Exceptional Talent  and Exceptional Promise categories are for individuals who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise. There are a number of endorsing bodies for lots of different fields of work, including  artists and musicians ,  architects ,  digital experts ,  scientists  and  academics . While there isn’t an endorsing body for every expert, the growing list means that many individuals could enjoy the flexibility that this category has to offer. 

    Syedur Rahmanconsiders the factors that determine when civil proceedings can go ahead before,or at the same time as, criminal proceedings relating to the same circumstances.
  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (‚Äúthe 2014 Act‚ÄĚ) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal.¬†The¬† explanatory notes ¬†to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the¬† Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 ¬†(‚Äúthe 2002 Act‚ÄĚ). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.