Firm Profile > Arnold & Porter > London, England

Arnold & Porter
TOWER 42
25 OLD BROAD STREET
LONDON
EC2N 1HQ
England

Product liability: defendant Tier 1

Arnold & Porter is highly regarded for its pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and food products practice. It often handles international unitary claims and multi-party group actions; investigations and public inquiries; and product safety and recall matters. The group is led by longstanding dedicated specialist Ian Dodds-Smith and also includes experienced litigator Adela Williams and counsel Tom Fox.

Practice head(s):

Ian Dodds-Smith

Other key lawyers:

Adela Williams; Jacqueline Mulryne; Tom Fox

Key clients

Bayer plc

Pfizer/Pharmacia

Grünenthal GmbH

Bausch

Sanofi

Life sciences and healthcare Tier 2

Arnold & Porter's life sciences and healthcare team, led by Ian Dodds-Smith, stands out for its regulatory and product liability practices. The team is highly recommended for matters covering regulation of medicinal products and medical devices and in compliance work involving transatlantic issues; advice on regulatory and commercial strategies relating to gene editing technologies is another key niche. The group has defended numerous product liability actions, including multi-party group actions, unitary claims and actions arising from clinical trials, and also provides non-contentious advice on product safety issues. Jacqueline Mulryne is noted for her expertise in public and administrative law cases arising from the decisions of regulatory bodies in the EU and UK. Lincoln Tsang left the firm in early 2021 to join US rival Ropes & Gray LLP  as head of its European life sciences practice.

Practice head(s):

Ian Dodds-Smith

Other key lawyers:

Adela Williams; Jacqueline Mulryne

Testimonials

‘Jacqueline Mulryne and her team are our go-to counsel for all regulatory matters. Jackie is pragmatic, business oriented and exceptional in her field.’

‘This team has a fantastic and deserved reputation for regulatory and competition matters in the life sciences sector.’

‘Exceptional value for the advice they provide.’

‘Knowledge of the UK healthcare environment is second to none, including money flows, procurement bodies, and the key decision-makers throughout. Very practical insights beyond just the law.’

‘Adela Williams’ understanding of the life sciences industry is unrivalled and she is able to give pragmatic and commercially focused advice.’

‘Adela Williams’ clarity, logic and grasp of her subject matter makes her the go -to partner for any question I have.’

Key clients

Bayer

Pfizer

Grünenthal GmbH

Orion Inc

Santen Pharmaceuticals

Clovis Oncology

Norgine

AstraZeneca

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Boston Scientific

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Richford Family – Pro Bono Clinical Inquest

Steven Ford – Pro Bono Inquest

Sanofi

Bausch

Janssen

Kyowa Kirin

Takeda

Public international law Tier 2

Arnold & Porter consistently achieves ‘great results in investment cases‘ for sovereign states. Its key areas of focus include investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID rules, as well as UNCITRAL arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the PCA in The Hague. Patricio Grané Labat has over 20 years of experience in investor-state arbitration cases, as well as international trade and PIL matters. He co-heads the practice with Dmitri Evseev, who is an expert in investment arbitrations, international humanitarian law and the relationship between investment protection treaties and EU law. Monty Taylor‘s sector experience covers mining, pharmaceuticals, energy, shipping, and banking and finance. David Reed is highly rated for his representation of multinational corporates, sovereign states and government-owned entities in investment arbitrations. Senior associates Bart Wasiak and Tim Smyth are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

David Reed; Dmitri Evseev; Patricio Grané Labat; Monty Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Bart Wasiak; Tim Smyth; Alice Osman; Alexander Witt; Alvaro Nistal

Testimonials

Very capable people with good methodology.

Arnold & Porter has a strong public international law practice; its team consists of members who offer a wide range of qualifications in terms of sector, language and legal expertise.

Their level of public international law expertise allows them to achieve great results in investment cases.

The partners offer sound leadership and they maintain good client relationships; they also collaborate well with clients and co-counsel.

The team is made up of very good individuals and operates as a cohesive unit.

David Reed brings substantial experience and knowledge in international commercial arbitration to his practice with a detailed, hands-on approach. He makes himself available by attending meetings and calls himself, as opposed to sending an associate, which stood out to me as an advantage compared with many partners in international law firms.

David Reed is good at balancing necessary revisions to his strategy while keeping a solid grasp of the main goals. David is able to see and focus on the big picture while paying attention to every detail, and is excellent at establishing strategy.

Monty Taylor stood out for his talent, work ethic and well-maintained client relationships. He has developed excellent cross-examination skills, and has a solid reputation among many notable senior lawyers working in arbitration.

Key clients

Kingdom of Sweden

Republic of Turkey

Republic of Peru

Republic of Bulgaria

Kingdom of Thailand

Czech Republic

Republic of Costa Rica

Colombia

Republic of Chile

Republic of Philippines

Republic of Korea

The Dominican Republic

Republic of Panama

EU Commission

Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim

Hedge funds Tier 3

Arnold & Porter advises US and EU fund managers on fund structuring, including the formation and launch of master-feeder structures, funds of one, funds of funds and asset funds. The team, which is led by hedge fund specialist Simon Firth, works in close conjunction with the firm's US offices and has strong European and US regulatory capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Simon Firth

Testimonials

Simon Firth is a strong support across the general area of contracts and corporate law. He provides a quick turn around and solid delivery of contract drafts.

Key clients

Curzon Funds SPC

IPM Informed Portfolio Management

K2Q Capital Limited

Cardean Bell Ltd

Credicorp Capital

Haven Cove SICAV plc

MFW – Multi Family Wealth Limited

PrimeXtend Limited

ShadowFall Capital & Research LLP

Temporis Capital Limited

York Capital Management LLC

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 3

Arnold & Porter  regularly assists clients with matters involving the SFO, as well as advising in relation to bribery and corruption allegations overseas, including in the US and across Europe. Key names to note include the ‘phenomenally bright lawyerSean Curran . The ‘highly respected, approachable and technically giftedKathleen Harris manages the London office and serves as co-chair of the firm’s anti-corruption practice.

Practice head(s):

Kathleen Harris

Other key lawyers:

Sean Curran

Testimonials

‘A significant international firm with a sound standing in white collar and corporate crime expertise.’           

‘I would single out Sean Curran –  a phenomenally bright lawyer, who is commercially astute and a smooth operator. A great choice for cross border international investigations where he excels. Absolutely top notch without hesitation.’

‘Kathleen Harris is a leading practitioner in this field. She is highly respected, approachable and technically gifted.’

Key clients

News UK

Barclays/ Jes Staley

Competition litigation Tier 4

Led by Jane Wessel, Arnold & Porter's team in London acts for large claimants and defendants in competition litigation. It is particularly well-placed to handle multijurisdictional cases, with it working closely with practitioners in Brussels and the US. The firm's recent work included defending claims arising from the "roll-on, roll-off" cartel, as well as bringing claims in connection with the trucks cartel. John Schmidt has significant experience of representing defendants in abuse of dominance cases, particularly relation to the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jane Wessel

Other key lawyers:

John Schmidt

Key clients

Heineken

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Teva

Sanofi

Philip Morris International

Adrestia Capital Partners

Debt capital markets Tier 4

Arnold & Porter has an outstanding track record in sovereign bond issuance, frequently advising issuers on international debt offerings. It has assisted on complex inaugural bond issuance for, among others, the Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Recently, Jeremy Willcocks worked with the firm's partners in Washington DC to advise the Republic of Panama on its $2.5bn bond issuance, which was the first emerging market sovereign bond issuance since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Willcocks

Key clients

The Charles Schwab Corporation

Republic of Panama

Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 4

Arnold & Porter’s team is ‘approachable, intellectually formidable, extremely hardworking and client-friendly’. Clients also recommend the group for its expertise in regulatory investigations and prosecutions conducted by the SFO and the FCA; this is a space in which practice head Kathleen Harris is a particularly prominent practitioner. As 'an exceptional tactician who consistently secures outstanding results for her clients', Harris is also highly experienced in cross-border matters involving the US authorities; the team often collaborates with its US-based colleagues in this realm, particularly with respect to UK and EU law issues. Another key strength of the practice lies in advising clients on issues arising at the junction of civil and criminal law; Sean Curran is a key contact in this regard.

Practice head(s):

Kathleen Harris

Other key lawyers:

Sean Curran

Testimonials

‘A blue riband firm operating in the highest levels of the white-collar market. Equally at home in the corporate and private client market. The firm’s reputation is reflected in the fact that they are instructed in major SFO and FCA investigations. Also one of the select group of go-to firms used by corporates for large-scale internal investigations. Across-the-board criminal fraud expertise and a really joined up approach with other teams within the practice both in the UK and in their international offices.’

‘The team is approachable, intellectually formidable, extremely hardworking and client-friendly.’

‘A significant international firm with a sound standing in white-collar and corporate crime. They are a superb team. They have the SFO prosecution experience and the lateral thinking. They are a creative, yet safe pair of hands.’

‘Kathleen Harris is highly respected, approachable and technically gifted.’

‘Sean Curran continues to grow in stature in the white-collar market. A master tactician who always makes the right call. It is difficult to think of a partner with better client skills. Having come from a private client background in a relatively short time, he has built an enviable corporate practice that continues to grow.’

‘Kathleen Harris is an exceptional tactician who consistently secures outstanding results for her clients. She is extremely hardworking and has a planet-sized brain.’

‘I would single out Sean Curran as a phenomenally bright lawyer, who is commercially astute and a smooth operator. A great choice for cross-border international investigations where he excels. Absolutely top notch without hesitation.’

‘Kathleen Harris is a complete class act. She works incredibly hard, always with a clear-sighted and long-term strategic plan as well as intense attention to detail. She has the respect of those who work with her, and those on the other side (from whom she never takes any nonsense!).’

Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 4

In a notable mandate for Arnold & Porter’s patents practice, commercial IP expert Ewan Townsend was part of a global team advising AstraZeneca on its manufacture and purchase agreements with the University of Oxford for the Covid-19 vaccine. Other non-contentious highlights pertained to multibillion-dollar product divestments in the pharmaceuticals sector. Practice head Beatriz San Martin leads on patent litigation, particularly in relation to SPCs in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Beatriz San Martin

Other key lawyers:

Ewan Townsend

Testimonials

Advice is always pertinent, specific and delivered in a timely manner.

Beatriz San Martin is skilled in all areas of IP and provides thoughtful, rounded advice. She identifies and responds to the client’s needs. I’m always happy to recommend her, because I know the client will be well looked after and very satisfied with the work she does.

One of Beatriz San Martin’s strengths is how she combines her excellent analytical skills and inquisitiveness, to provide tailored strategic advice to a particular problem or dispute. I am always impressed by the attention that Beatriz pays to client service and responsiveness, irrespective of the subject matter.

They work quickly and to an exceptionally high standard whilst also being collaborative and practical.

Beatriz San Martin and Ewan Townsend are both great. I value their straight-forwardness, and ability to navigate complex scenarios as reported on our previous telephone discussion.

The team is responsive, knowledgeable and pragmatic. What separates them from some of the other firms, is their ability to make their judgment with the specific business area in mind. Their views are balanced and tailored to their customers.

Their knowledge and expertise in the area of pharmaceutical products and medical devices is, in my opinion, more robust and broad than in cases of some of their competitors. They also demonstrate very strong commercial knowledge and understanding of the business. In a relatively niche area, that is extremely valuable.

Key clients

Sandoz

AstraZeneca

Pfizer

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Clovis Oncology

Norgine

The Association of the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI)

Cognizant

International arbitration Tier 4

In addition to Arnold & Porter's track record in investor-state defence cases, the practice acts in major institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitrations. David Reed 'brings substantial international commercial arbitration knowledge'; Dmitri Evseev is a commercial and investor-state arbitration expert; Patricio Grané Labat's 'work is impeccable'; and Monty Taylor made partner in 2020. Also highly regarded are Jane Wessel, who has longstanding experience in investor-state and international commercial arbitrations; and Hilton Mervis, who heads up the commercial dispute resolution group for Europe.

Practice head(s):

David Reed; Patricio Grané Labat; Monty Taylor; Dmitri Evseev

Other key lawyers:

Jane Wessel; Hilton Mervis; William Godwin QC; Bart Wasiak; Timothy Smyth; Alice Osman; Alexander Witt

Testimonials

A strong arbitration team with members who offer a wide range of qualifications in terms of sector, language and legal expertise.

They are an opponent you hate seeing on the other side. They are extremely capable and detail-oriented lawyers, who will find the weakness in your case no matter how hard you try to hide it.

Despite being brilliant and well-prepared lawyers, they are always open to new perspectives and ideas regarding strategy.

Great success rate. We also had a very good experience in relation to billing, technology and collaboration.

David Reed brings substantial international commercial arbitration knowledge to his practice with a detailed, hands-on approach.

David Reed makes himself available by attending meetings and calls himself, as opposed to sending an associate, which stood out to me as an advantage compared with many partners in international law firms; and he is good at balancing necessary revisions to his strategy, while keeping a solid grasp of the main goals. He is also able to see and focus on the big picture, while paying attention to every detail, and is excellent at establishing strategy.

Patricio Grané Labat’s work is impeccable. He is very organised, and his knowledge, level of analysis and strategies are impressive.

Monty Taylor has recently been made up to partner and will be one of the stars of the future. A&P have shown commendable insight by promoting him.

Key clients

Kingdom of Sweden

Republic of Turkey

Republic of Peru

Kingdom of Thailand

Czech Republic

Republic of Bulgaria

Republic of Costa Rica

Colombia

Republic of Chile

Republic of Philippines

Republic of Korea

The Dominican Republic

Republic of Panama

EU Commission

Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 5

Arnold & Porter works with an impressive roster of life sciences clients, who repeatedly turn to the firm for assistance on cross-border deals. Practice head Jeremy Willcocks' 'technical expertise' ensures that he is continually engaged on sales and purchases on behalf of pharma companies, telecoms providers, and medical cannabis producers. Sean Scanlon concentrates on international M&A and private-equity backed deals, with recent highlights including strategic transactions in the  healthcare and retail sector. Associate Tom Wilson is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Willcocks

Other key lawyers:

Sean Scanlon; Tom Wilson

Testimonials

‘The corporate team provides an amazing service for clients who undertake complex and difficult corporate transactions (e.g. joint ventures, acquisitions, reorganisations etc.). The team has in-depth knowledge and expertise to ensure that a transaction is both structured efficiently and is completed to tight deadlines.’

‘The team is professional, has a keen eye for detail and has one of the best transaction/project management skills I have come across in many years. Furthermore, the team always provide commercial and pragmatic advice.’

‘Excellent depth of expertise in a variety of specialities, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, general consulting. Very innovative and flexible in its billing practices; this is reflected in their willingness to invest their time and resources in learning their customers.’

‘Sean Scanlon is excellent – makes corporate work understandable.’

‘Very good sector knowledge and business understanding, highly flexible with services and billing, responsive and good personal relationships.’

‘Jeremy Willcocks leads a very strong and very understated team in the London office. They are hard-working, technically excellent and incredibly good to work with from the client and collaborator perspective. There is a genuine attitude of “can-do” that makes it one of the go-to practices for providing reliable and high quality corporate support.’

‘Jeremy Willcocks is always very good to work with and provides an enormous level of comfort and support alongside excellent technical expertise.’

‘Tom Wilson is very much one to watch. A highly competent, diligent and personable corporate lawyer.’

Key clients

Norgine B.V.

TELUS Corporation

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

GVS S.p.A.

ServicePower Inc.

Diversis Capital

TELUS International

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Touchlight Genetics Limited

In-Q-Tel International

Commercial litigation: premium Tier 6

Arnold & Porter's 'thorough and dynamic' commercial litigation team is particularly well-known for multijurisdictional disputes (often leveraging the firm's US offices) and pharmaceutical sector litigation. The 'creative solution finder' Hilton Mervis leads the practice, which benefitted from the addition of William Godwin QC from 3 Hare Court , who brings 'very strong analytical skills' and particular experience in construction sector and China-related disputes. Other names to note include Jane Wessel (particularly for antitrust disputes) and 'very tenacious' counsel Charlotte Mallorie.

Practice head(s):

Hilton Mervis

Other key lawyers:

William Godwin QC; Jane Wessel; Charlotte Mallorie

Testimonials

Very hands-on team who all know each other and have worked together for a long time.

Hands-on and fight very hard for clients.’

The team was instructed on a very complex disclosure case. Despite the complexity the team were a pleasure to work with, keeping on top of the issues at all times, very organised and pleasant to work with despite tight deadline pressures.

Great,proactive team. They will work hard to find solutions. Very thorough and dynamic. Detail-oriented.

Hilton Mervis is a first-class lawyer.  He always gives 100% to very case and is constantly thinking laterally about how to approach a case.

Hilton Mervis is a creative solution finder. Out of the box solutions to complex situations. Charlotte Mallorie is a very tenacious and proactive team player.

William Godwin QC  has very strong analytical skills and attention to detail, provides a timely and reactive service, is very approachable and makes very effort to be available for clients. In addition to excellent oratory skills, William provides clear and concise explanation of intricate legal issues.

Hilton Mervis is extremely clever and a real fighter for his clients, doing everything he can to achieve the best result.

Key clients

Estera Trust (Jersey) Limited / Ocorian Limited

Herinder Singh

Heineken

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Triton Partners

Dafisa

Stabilus

Sotheby’s (AP US client we are working with)

Central Bank of Venezuela as represented by the Ad Hoc Board appointed by Interim President Guaidó and the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Employers Tier 6

Arnold & Porter is particularly well-versed in the employment issues that arise in the life sciences sector. The group stands out for its knowledge of cross-border work, above all in investigations, data privacy projects, outsourcing and M&A transactions. It is presided over by Henry Clinton-Davis, ‘an excellent partner who brings a wealth of experience and creative thinking’ to employer-side mandates.

Practice head(s):

Henry Clinton-Davis

Testimonials

The level of relationship management, involvement and understanding of the business when AP assisted me was unparalleled.’

Understanding of real-life issues of running a business/factory.’

Henry Clinton-Davis is an excellent partner who brings a wealth of experience and creative thinking from being an employment barrister to his practice at A&P. His input is always constructive, creative and challenging in the best possible way – and ensures that the advice given to clients is the best it can possibly be. He values the input of everyone in the team and his contribution inevitably raises the quality of the advice given to the clients.’

Key clients

Roche Diagnostics Limited

Roche Diabetes Care Limited

Carestream Health

TELUS International

McArthurGlen

WorldStrides

Strada

Skillsoft UK Limited

Argenta Syndicate Management

The Hospital Group

EU and competition Tier 6

Arnold & Porter's UK practice works closely with its US team to assist with international corporate transactions, and has experience in phase II issues and multi-jurisdictional investigations. John Schmidt  leads the London team and specialises in advising clients from the life sciences, consumer goods, finance, and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

John Schmidt

Other key lawyers:

Jane Wessel

Venture capital Tier 6

As part of the firm's wider M&A group and also utilising the firm's broader IP and commercial contract strength, Arnold & Porter's venture capital offering is particularly adept at advising investees and investors on life sciences-related mandates, from early stage through to exit. Jeremy Willcocks has a strong track record in the space and is also picking up work in the burgeoning cannabis investment market.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Willcocks

Other key lawyers:

Ewan Townsend; Tom Wilson

Testimonials

‘The ability to access the senior members of the team and the strength in depth. They are remarkably technically adept and user-friendly (in terms of accessibility) and give straightforward advice in a cost-effective manner. Not to mention, significant expertise in the life science and biotech sector makes their support invaluable to companies operating within that area of business.’

‘Tom Wilson and Jeremy Willcocks (with the former working under the supervision of the latter) are an exceptional team and both significantly underrated by the market. On the commercial side, Ewan Townsend has to be one of the rising stars of the biotech sector.’

Key clients

Touchlight Genetics

In-Q-Tel, Inc

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is a leading international law firm with 13 offices across the US, Europe, and Asia. The firm is a trusted adviser to a wide range of leading multinational and domestic organisations and we are globally renowned for our regulatory, transactional, and dispute resolution experience.

The firm:  Arnold & Porter’s London office has a well-established record for handling ground-breaking cases since opening in 1997. The office is home to the firm’s European regulatory and corporate and finance practices and includes specialists in life sciences, intellectual property, telecoms, product liability, commercial litigation and arbitration, competition, white-collar crime, and employment. The firm is a trusted adviser to a wide range of clients including multinational and domestic organisations, financial institutions, sovereign States, and early-stage companies and individuals.

Types of work undertaken

Commercial dispute resolution: Deep experience in handling large-scale international commercial litigation including shareholder, joint venture, partnership disputes, banking litigation, complex civil fraud cases, competition High Court related cases, corporate reputation, and regulatory investigations.

Competition: advises on both EU and UK competition law issues being dual-qualified in the UK and Germany. Represents clients from a broad range of industries before the UK Competition and Markets Authority in complex competition matters, including merger control and foreign direct investment, allegations of abuses of dominant position, and behavioural competition advice.  Has a particularly strong track record in the pharma and life sciences space as well as in consumer goods and media.

Corporate: advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, public takeovers, shareholder disputes, venture capital, and mid-market private equity transactions where the firm have considerable experience.

Data Protection: counsels on domestic and international data protection matters, including global data protection compliance projects for multinational companies and responding to data breaches. Represents a broad range of clients including financial, media and technology organisations, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Employment: the employment team advises on all areas of employment, including the HR aspects of data protection. The team’s offering extends to business immigration, assisting clients to bring key staff from overseas to the UK.  The team has a particularly strong reputation in international employment, handling the employment aspects of mergers and outsourcings, which frequently extend across multiple countries. The team has a roster of household name clients, especially among life sciences, technology and retail businesses.

Finance: advises leading investment banks, private equity funds and other financial institutions in relation to general banking, syndicated and leveraged finance and structured finance transactions such as structured credits and derivatives. Leading debt capital markets capability in relation to representing sovereign bond issuers including debut and diaspora bond offerings.

Intellectual property and technology: assess and counsel on challenging IP and Tech issues, effectively manage disputes, coordinate high-stakes litigation and provide strategic IP advice as well as leading transactional support, with specialist expertise in licensing and collaborations. Our capabilities span the full spectrum of IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright, database rights, design rights and trade secrets.

International arbitration: handles informal and institutional dispute settlement proceedings including serving as advocates, advisors, and arbitrators in disputes between sovereign governments and private investors, assisting in disputes arising out of concession agreements and other state contracts or under the terms of bilateral investment treaties and other international agreements.

Investment management: advises on the structuring, formation, promotion, regulation and operation of closed and open-ended investment funds, as well as on managed accounts and structures for these. Regulatory advice includes coverage of AIFMD, MiFID, FCA rules and other applicable UK and EU regulations and equivalent SEC provisions.

Life Sciences: One of the largest pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory practices in Europe, dealing with all aspects of pre- and post-marketing obligations and interactions with, and challenges to, decisions of regulatory authorities including on issues arising from emerging technologies such as gene and cell therapy products, digital health, and pharmacogenomics.

Product Liability:  A large team of specialist lawyers, some also qualified in scientific disciplines such as medicine, that is experienced in advising on product safety regulations and conducting the defence of unitary and group product liability proceedings relating to medicines, medical devices, foods, pesticides and other chemical and non-chemical products.

White-collar defence: advises corporates on how to handle investigations in relation to potential economic crime offences with an increasing focus on matters relating to FCPA, anti-bribery and money laundering compliance, together with economic crime defence, self-reporting and negotiations with law enforcement agencies, both in the UK and US.

Other offices: Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Richard M Alexander
Co-managing partners Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker
Co-managing partners Michael D Daneker
London Office Managing Partner Kathleen Harris
Antitrust Jane Wessel
Competition John Schmidt
Corporate and Securities Sean Scanlon
Corporate and Securities Jeremy Willcocks
Commercial Litigation Hilton Mervis
Commercial Litigation David Reed
Employment Henry Clinton-Davis
Intellectual Property and Technology Beatriz San Martin
Intellectual Property and Technology Ewan Townsend
Investment Management Simon Firth
International Arbitration Dmitri Evseev
International Arbitration Patricio Grané Labat
International Arbitration Monty Taylor
Commercial Litigation Hilton Mervis
EU Life Sciences Jacqueline Mulryne
EU Life Sciences Ian Dodds-Smith
EU Life Sciences Adela Williams
Product Liability Ian Dodds-Smith
Product Liability Adela Williams
White-collar crime Sean Curran
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Sean Scanlon  photo Mr Sean Scanlon Partner
Mr Jeremy Willcocks photo Mr Jeremy Willcocks Partner
Number of UK partners : 18
Number of other UK fee-earners : 45