Firm Profile > Crowell & Moring > London, England

Crowell & Moring

Asset based lending Tier 3

At Crowell & Moring, the 'excellent' Andrew Knight is the principal contact for ABL-related work. Since joining the firm at the end of 2019 from Squire Patton Boggs, Knight has effectively been able to leverage his well-established ties with numerous non-clearing bank UK and US commercial bank funders, to pick up a range of new money and distressed deals in his new surroundings.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Knight


Andrew Knight is excellent.’

Crowell & Moring’s innovative and entrepreneurial approach has been central to the firm’s growth in London, where we have been operating since 1991. Our London office serves both local and international clients. We represent national and multinational companies, financial institutions, executives, and other individuals in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, and are well-placed to assist our clients wherever they may operate.

The capabilities in our London office include, arbitration, commercial and asset-based lending, competition, corporate and commercial work (including public and private M&A and private equity), corporate finance, distressed debt, energy and infrastructure, financial services, insurance, international dispute resolution, international trade and sanctions, recoveries and enforcement, and restructuring and insolvency. We are constantly evolving our London offerings to ensure the London team can provide the highest quality legal advice across the range of practice areas commensurate with clients’ needs.

Our London practice groups are fully integrated with Crowell & Moring’s other offices in mainland Europe, the United States of America, Qatar, and Asia, offering seamless service in cross-border work. The “low walls” between practices and offices ensures that clients receive cost-effective services, exceptional advice, and practical solutions that minimize their risks and help them achieve their business goals.

Crowell & Moring is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority – SRA ID No. 73848

Department Name Email Telephone
London Office Managing Partner; Global Litigation and Financial Services Robert Weekes, Managing Partner, London +44.20.7413.1320
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Robin Baillie  photo Mr Robin Baillie Partner
Mr Simon Evers  photo Mr Simon Evers Partner
Mr Andrew Knight  photo Mr Andrew Knight Partner
Ms Michelle Linderman  photo Ms Michelle Linderman Partner
Mr Mark Meyer  photo Mr Mark Meyer Partner
Mr Paul Muscutt  photo Mr Paul Muscutt Partner
Mr Robert Weekes  photo Mr Robert Weekes Partner
Mr Cathryn Williams  photo Mr Cathryn Williams Partner
Mr Laurence Winston  photo Mr Laurence Winston Partner
Mr David (Dj) Wolff  photo Mr David (Dj) Wolff Partner
Number of UK partners : 13
Number of other UK fee-earners : 17
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

At Crowell & Moring, diversity is about creating a culture of inclusion. We are a multinational firm that embraces different backgrounds, ideas, traditions, and perspectives, where people are recognized for who they are—for their unique talents and perspectives.

Demonstrating the firm’s willingness to commit significant resources to this effort, we:

· Achieved Mansfield 2.0 Certification status in 2019. The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women, lawyers of color, and LGBTQ+ lawyers — at least 30 percent of the candidate pool — for significant leadership and governance roles in the firm (for example, practice group leaders and management board) as well as promotions to equity partner and senior-level lateral hiring.

· Launched Sponsorship 2.0—Yearly Cohort. Building on our foundation of sponsorship, we collaborated with an external consultant to create an opportunity for 36 lawyers—associates, counsel, and partners—to participate in sponsorship circles, with workshops and informal gatherings. The purpose of the program is to: 1) build and maintain a strong pipeline of talent; 2) promote access to critical relationships across the business; 3) broaden diverse talent visibility; 4) accelerate key development opportunities; and 5) encourage application of intangible leadership success.

· Hosted our second bi-annual Diversity Retreat in 2019. We brought together the firm’s LGBTQ+ attorneys and attorneys of color for two days of networking and professional development opportunities. Topics discussed have included building your personal brand; cultivating communications skills; increasing cultural competency in order to acknowledge, discuss, and use to our collective advantage ours and others’ differences; defining your own path to success; bringing your authentic self to work; and the ways in which our diverse attorneys feel that the firm can increase our resources in all of these areas. We have also hosted a panel of diverse, in-house counsel that underscored many of these themes. Our next retreat will take place in 2021.

Other items of note:

· We continue to foster community-building within the firm. The firm has affinity and inclusion networks for African American attorneys, Asian American and Pacific Islander attorneys, Hispanic and Latino attorneys, LGBTQ+ attorneys, women-identifying attorneys, Caregivers (for both attorneys and staff), and balanced-hours attorneys.

· We are actively engaged with organizations dedicated to furthering diversity in the profession, including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the Center for Talent Innovation’s Task Force for Talent Innovation, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, and California Minority Counsel Program. Firm lawyers are not just active but leaders in bars including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National LGBT Bar Association, and local affiliates of these organizations.

· We have ranked among Working Mother’s “Best Law Firms for Women” for the past eight years.

· We have received a 100% score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for eight consecutive years and were listed among the top law firms for minority attorneys in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot.