Firm Profile > Jones Day > London, England

Jones Day
21 TUDOR STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 0DJ
England

Fraud: civil Tier 1

The cross-border litigation, asset recovery and international enforcement practice of Jones Day combines fraud, investigations and white-collar expertise with a well earned reputation for international and multijurisdictional work. Asset-tracing, corruption and enforcement mandates are all areas of strength for the ‘high performing civil fraud practice’. The firm also provides ‘excellent strategic insight in relation to litigation generally and how particular applications fit in, and effectively manage clients'. Head of global disputes Sion Richards co-leads the team with Barnaby Stueck, who is head of offshore disputes and ‘has a genuine feel for how litigation will play out'.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards; Barnaby Stueck

Other key lawyers:

Lizzy Callaghan; Karl Moussalli

Testimonials

‘Jones Day is a high performing civil fraud practice. They are efficient, are aware of and keep focus on the most important issues in the case and applications, have excellent strategic insight in relation to litigation generally and how particular applications fit in, and effectively manage clients’.

‘The associates with whom I have worked are from a number of countries and helpfully can fluently speak multiple languages. This team has also shown particular strength in detailed asset tracing exercises, which has required pulling together a large number of documents from different sources. Their own legal and factual analysis is strong, and they are very hardworking’.

‘In all cases, the team’s analysis was strong, their ability to prioritise and keep sight of key issues was helpful, and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure our client’s case was put as well as it could be was striking’.

‘The litigation is well run and efficient and, from a client’s point of view, the team will pursue the client’s interests aggressively which, at the same time, giving the client clear advice and options’.

‘Barney Stueck is fantastic. He’s litigated in the UK and offshore for years and has a genuine feel for how litigation will play out’.

‘Lizzy Callaghan is great. She’s very experienced and adds value to the legal case as well as managing the litigation day to day’.

‘A truly brilliant team for civil fraud disputes; they have excellent experience, particularly in relation to the private equity sphere and hedge funds, and make especially intuitive use of technology to assist in managing case’.

‘Sion Richards is responsive, flexible, accurate and is able to shift and deliver quickly between macro matters and micro matters in complex cross-border legal disputes related to fraud, anti-money laundering and insolvency/restructuring’.

Key clients

Essilor International SAS, Essidev SASU & Essilor Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Limited

Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, Founder and Chairman of the Crescent Group of Companies

Jonathan Faiman and Project Today Holdings Limited (“T0day”)

Alta Trading UK Limited

ENRC Ltd

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Matthew David Smith of Deloitte LLP in their capacity as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & Others

Khalid Abdullah Al-Hezaimi

Commercial property: development Tier 2

Clients of Jones Day benefit from its capacity to ‘make unimaginably complex portfolio transactions feel simple’. The US firm's London team is active on disposals and acquisitions across the entirety of Europe and is co-led by Anna Cartwright who is proficient in a range of transaction types including joint ventures, public and private M&A, fund formation and private equity funds. David Smith is a figure of prominence owing to his student accommodation and build-to-rent expertise and is integral to the firm’s development and regeneration offering, often working in close tangent with counsel Kirsty Rogerson who has carved out a reputation for her work on City of London developments. The firm commands a longstanding reputation in the retail and logistics sectors and has made strides within the senior living and care home sectors of late.

Practice head(s):

David Smith

Other key lawyers:

John Crowley; Kirsty Rogerson

Testimonials

‘The team works well together and interacts with other disciplines both internally and externally very easily. The individual members are thoughtful and listen to the client’s concerns and are very good at coming up with alternative strategies.’

‘Great overall coverage, deep bench of solid lawyers.’

‘Alistair Grant, Simon Kiff and Ryan Hill are recommended.’

‘Jones Day is fast, authoritative and user-friendly – they make often unimaginably complex portfolio transactions feel simple for the client. They have enormous strength in depth, with experienced partners and talented hardworking associates across every field for real estate including litigation, environmental and banking. They have actually taken the time to understand their clients’ decision-making processes and resourcing issues and engineer a tailormade process in a way to make our lives as easy as possible. It is only when using other solicitors that one realises quite what exceptionally high standards of service we have become accustomed to.’

‘Simon Kiff has the ability to understand every single commercial component of a deal, and think strategically in a clients interest across the whole of a large transaction. This is a rare skill indeed!’

Key clients

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Delancey

DataBank

CBRE

Goldman Sachs

LondonMetric Property Plc

The British Land Company PLC

Aermont Capital

Pictet Alternative Advisors SA

Get Living plc

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Clients of Jones Day benefit from its capacity to ‘make unimaginably complex portfolio transactions feel simple’. The US firm's London team is active on disposals and acquisitions across the entirety of Europe and is co-led by Anna Cartwright who is proficient in a range of transaction types including joint ventures, public and private M&A, fund formation and private equity funds. David Smith is a figure of prominence owing to his student accommodation and build-to-rent expertise and is integral to the firm’s development and regeneration offering, often working in close tangent with counsel Kirsty Rogerson who has carved out a reputation for her work on City of London developments. The firm commands a longstanding reputation in the retail and logistics sectors and has made strides within the senior living and care home sectors of late.

Practice head(s):

Anna Cartwright; David Smith

Other key lawyers:

Alistair Grant; Simon Kiff; Mark Emerson

Testimonials

‘The team works well together and interacts with other disciplines both internally and externally very easily. The individual members are thoughtful and listen to the client’s concerns and are very good at coming up with alternative strategies.’

‘Great overall coverage, deep bench of solid lawyers.’

‘Alistair Grant, Simon Kiff and Ryan Hill are recommended.’

‘Jones Day is fast, authoritative and user-friendly – they make often unimaginably complex portfolio transactions feel simple for the client. They have enormous strength in depth, with experienced partners and talented hardworking associates across every field for real estate including litigation, environmental and banking. They have actually taken the time to understand their clients’ decision-making processes and resourcing issues and engineer a tailormade process in a way to make our lives as easy as possible. It is only when using other solicitors that one realises quite what exceptionally high standards of service we have become accustomed to.’

‘Simon Kiff has the ability to understand every single commercial component of a deal, and think strategically in a clients interest across the whole of a large transaction. This is a rare skill indeed!’

Key clients

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Delancey

DataBank

CBRE

Goldman Sachs

LondonMetric Property Plc

The British Land Company PLC

Aermont Capital

Pictet Alternative Advisors SA

Get Living plc

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) Tier 2

Jones Day has a proven track record advising private equity clients on acquisitions and disposals, drawing on its offices around the world to advise on cross-border transactions involving the United States, Europe, and Asia. The practice is particularly active in the real estate sector, particularly on transactions involving student accommodation and data centres. Patrick Stafford leads the team and co-chairs the firm's global PE practice; elsewhere, Giles Elliott handles high-value transactions for a range of clients, and Julian Runnicles has more than 20 years' experience in this sector. Laura Pembridge was promoted to partner in December 2020 and is another name to note. Ben Shribman  left for Cooley (UK) LLP in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Patrick G. Stafford

Other key lawyers:

Giles Elliott; Julian Runnicles; Anna Cartwright; Liam Bonamy; Laura Pembridge

Testimonials

‘Collaboration is exemplary – they really are like an outsourced extension of our investment team.’

‘All partners – both junior and senior – know the firm exceptionally well. We would particularly call out Laura Pembridge, Liam Bonamy, and Pat Stafford.’

‘Julian Runnicles is a stand out guy. Very pragmatic and commercial.’

‘They have the willingness to help facilitate the deal getting gone rather than over lawyering.’

‘They have a very long term view on client relationships. Willing to invest time and provide ad hoc advice to create a trusted relationship.’

‘Liam Bonamy is highly commercial and understands what matters to a private equity sponsor. He is very good at simplifying complex issues down to focus on the key commercial implications. Likewise Pat Stafford is very commercial. Hugely experienced and a calm and reassuring presence on a deal.’

Key clients

AGIC Capital

Aermont Capital

ARA Asset Management Limited

Arsenal Capital Partners

CBRE Group, Inc.

DataBank

Delancey

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Goldman Sachs

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

J.F. Lehman & Company

Koch Equity Development LLC

Allrise Capital Inc.

Pantheon Ventures

True Capital Ltd

Commercial litigation: premium Tier 3

Praised for providing a ‘highly personalised and committed service‘, Jones Day‘s litigation team is strong for cross-border disputes and has been increasingly busy in Middle East-related matters. Sion Richards leads the global disputes team, while Barnaby Stueck leads the offshore disputes practice. Other key contacts include Rhys Thomas and Lee Coffey (who both have broad disputes practices) and Adam Brown, who has experience in asset tracing, insolvency, theft of confidential information and corruption disputes. Daniel Travers counts contentious insolvency and corporate matters, including joint venture disputes, among his specialisms; Annabel Treadgold is noted for civil fraud and asset tracing, while of counsel Sarah Batley‘s wide-ranging practice includes commercial, corporate and civil fraud-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards; Barnaby Stueck

Other key lawyers:

Rhys Thomas; Adam Brown; Adam Brown; Annabel Treadgold; Daniel Travers; Sarah Batley; Gregory Barden; Lee Coffey; Ben Larkin

Testimonials

The London litigation team has an excellent mentality. They are something like a crack unit, within a massive army. You get a highly personalised and committed service, with a great deal of partner attention. If needed they have huge resources and truly global reach.

Sion Richards: Unparalleled experience and superb judgement. Annabel Treadgold: A rising star partner, great tactician. Tom Besant:  another future star.’

Rhys Thomas – startlingly bright, hard working but thoroughly down to earth. Adam Brown – a star of the future. Greg Barden, calm and considered. Never panics.

Lee Coffey has exceptional strategic judgement, and has a great sense of which points are important, which points are not and what will land with a tribunal. He is unflappable and a great team leader. He will quickly gain the confidence of a client, for good reason. Daniel Travers has superb technical and analytical skills, and enormous capacity for managing the complex moving parts of complex litigation and arbitration. He does so with a quick wit and good sense of humour. Goes the extra mile for clients.’

Sion Richards is a tour de force. Annabel Treadgold is amazing. Rhys Thomas is super hard working. Barnaby Stueck has real flair.

Adam Brown and Ben Larkin – excellent legal knowledge in their field. They are very adept at dealing with the tactical demands of litigation, but without losing sight of that importance of properly analysing and advising on the underlying legal points, especially where they are complex. Even when specialist counsel’s advice is sought, there is always very valuable insight and analysis on complex points of law from the solicitor team.

Key clients

Mastercard

HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Sa’ud and UTB, LLC

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited

Geoff Rowley and Tony Wright of FRP Advisory LLP as Joint Liquidators of BHS Limited, BHS Group Limited, Davenbush Limited and Lowland Homes Limited (each in liquidation)

Geoffrey Carton-Kelly (as additional liquidator to CGL Realisations Limited (formerly Comet Group Limited) (in liquidation)

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Matthew David Smith of Deloitte LLP in their capacity as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & Others

Bombardier Inc

IBM

Total Fluides SAS

Property finance Tier 3

Jones Day handles high-value London-based development projects and large-scale disposals and acquisitions, with particular expertise in fund finances and mezzanine financings. The 'excellent' team is adept at advising global financial institutions, issuers, borrowers, funds and asset managers, including major lenders such as Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Greystar and Wells Fargo. Practice head Andrew Barker is skilled in advising on acquisition finance, investment facilities, construction loans, loan portfolio acquisitions and recapitalisations. Emily Stew is experienced in both domestic and cross-border work, representing private equity funds, alternative capital providers and corporate borrowers. Luke Johnson and associates Matt Trafford and Alice Reynolds are also notable team members.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Barker

Other key lawyers:

Emily Stew; Luke Johnson; Matt Trafford; Alice Reynolds

Testimonials

‘Excellent financing team that really feels like an extension of our own execution capability. Extensive knowledge of the applicable areas and a full service from start to finish of each transaction. An invaluable resource.’

‘Andy Barker provides exceptional client coverage and really excels in ensuring every aspect of the relationship is covered.’

‘Luke Johnson and Matt Trafford are both fantastic resources to have involved in closing financings – extremely diligent and knowledgeable, and generally great to work with.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Blackstone

Wells Fargo

Delancey

Greystar

Public international law Tier 3

In February 2021, Jones Day recruited Michelle Bradfield as London PIL head from Dechert LLP, where she had led the international arbitration practice. Bradfield has significant PIL expertise, including maritime and land delimitation and demarcation issues. The firm also has an established investor-state arbitration practice that dates back to the early 2000s. Also integral to the group is Sylvia Tonova, who represents both investors and states in investment treaty arbitration cases. Lee Coffey is another key individual, as are Philip Devenish ('one of the standout associates in the City') and solicitor Anatoly Matveev.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Bradfield

Other key lawyers:

Sylvia Tonova; Lee Coffey; Philip Devenish; Anatoly Matveev

Testimonials

Jones Day has an established reputation across the globe and across practice areas; indeed, its global/local reach is one of its unique features.

Ability to combine professionals from a number of offices across geographical areas in different time zones to provide an integrated and dynamic team offering a seamless service.

They are a very integrated team – all the offices work closely together, which means they offer a bespoke team for any given case; and they boast expertise in all areas of public international law and have the resources to fully deliver on every aspect of a case.

The firm has recently recruited Michelle Bradfield to this area, and has thus taken a step up.

Michelle Bradfield has immense pedigree in PIL – a very sure hand in the area.

Michelle Bradfield is a well-established expert in public international law. She has worked in the field for many years and has fantastic litigation experience. The skill which sets her apart as a litigation lawyer is her excellent understanding of the law, combined with top-notch tactical and strategic skills, and the ability to assemble and organise a great team when running a case.

Sylvia Tonova has a very good understanding of technically challenging concepts.

Philip Devenish is a very effective communicator and great to work with – one of the standout associates in the City. His dedication to work, detail orientation and client management are absolutely second to none.

Key clients

Visor Group (Vladislav Kim and others)

World Wide Minerals

Omega Engineering

Alhambra Resources

Windoor AS

Gold Pool JV

Real estate funds Tier 3

Jones Day advises private equity and real estate sponsors on multijurisdictional fund formation mandates, with its practice being bolstered by integrated tax and regulatory expertise, alongside an active secondaries practice. The team is jointly led by John MacGarty (an experienced funds practitioner with a wealth of fundraising expertise) and Alistair Grant, who advises on real estate transactions and finance, alongside funds-specific mandates.

Practice head(s):

John MacGarty; Alistair Grant

Testimonials

Teams are excellent at working across discliplines within a transaction process. All aspects of a complex transaction are dovetailed including across corporate, real estate, finance, tax and regulatory elements.

Key clients

Albion Capital

AGIC

Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

CBRE Group, Inc.

True Capital Ltd

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 4

Jones Day's financial markets disputes team acts for banks and financial institutions with particular expertise in cross-border litigation. It counts defending group actings in the banking space among its areas of experience. Sion Richards, Adam Brown, Nicholas Cotter and Rhys Thomas are key contacts.

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown; Nicholas Cotter; Rhys Thomas; Sion Richards

Construction: contentious Tier 4

The team at Jones Day offers a 'deep knowledge of construction matters', with substantial experience in all forms of dispute resolution. While it has sector expertise in a broad range of matters, it is particularly strong in infrastructure, energy and student accommodation matters. Team head James Pickavance is known as a 'ferocious litigator' and also has notable strength in international arbitration. The 'excellentAnnabel Treadgold is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

James Pickavance

Other key lawyers:

John Crowley; Annabel Treadgold

Testimonials

‘A first-rate choice for any large client looking for Premier League representation. You can see why the big institutional clients, in particular, use them across the board. A firm that makes the other side nervous when they see the letterhead – and rightly so.’

‘James Pickavance is a ferocious litigator and strikes the right balance between running his team with precision and efficiency whilst on the other hand being capable of switching things up to focus on the detail when required. Someone you want in your corner when the case is a difficult one.’

‘The team has a very strong practice. Unlike a lot of other firms, with the set-up at Jones Day seems to me that the partners work just as hard as the associates, which means that the partners are into the detail of their cases. The integration of the London office with other offices seemed to me to be effortless and meant that the right people were on the case. It is clear that they have very deep relationships with their clients.’

James Pickavance is a standout partner. His passion for the cases that he works on is unrivalled. He takes his work seriously but at the same time he builds a hugely motivating environment for the whole team. Annabel Treadgold is another excellent partner. She dealt with a factually and legally difficult case with seemingly no trouble. Her organisation on that file was most impressive. Very popular with the team.’

‘Excellent response times and deep knowledge of construction matters. Partners understand the need to build relationships with clients and others in the industry.’

‘James Pickavance knows how to work with and get the best out of his experts. His light touch encourages creativity.’

‘There is an intensity to construction litigation which demands breadth and depth of knowledge, which Jones Day have in spades. Getting the balance between strategy and spend is important and can be difficult. Jones Day get it.’

‘James Pickavance puts a lot of time and effort into maintaining strong client relationships and stands out from many others in the industry in this respect.’

Key clients

Windoor AS

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 4

With a sizeable team in London and also able to tap into significant resources across its global network, Jones Day is well-positioned to advise banks, alternative lenders, debtors, funds and IPs across a range of domestic and cross-border restructurings, distressed investing and insolvency mandates. Team head Ben Larkin is an 'excellent operator' who regularly advises clients on  restructurings and distressed M&A matters, including those occuring within the infrastructure sector. Sion Richards has particular expertise advising on asset tracing, fraud and corruption in the context of insolvencies. Kay Morley  joined  Dechert LLP in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ben Larkin

Other key lawyers:

David Harding; Sion Richards; Barnaby Stueck; Alexandra Lofthouse; Hannah Plumb

Testimonials

Ben Larkin is an excellent operator.’

Key clients

HNA Group

Lucid Agency Services Limited and Lucid Trustee Services Limited

Smith & Williamson

KPMG

FRP

Deloitte

Environment Tier 4

The team at Jones Day is able to draw on its network of offices across the globe when it comes to cross-jurisdictional issues. The practice is particularly active advising on the environmental, health and safety questions surrounding large corporate and real estate transactions. Additional areas of focus include product regulatory matters, such as recalls, and brownfield remediation. Of counsel Chris Papanicolaou is at the head of the team and is praised for applying ‘viable commercial solutions’.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Papanicolaou

Testimonials

‘A key advantage of the Jones Day team is its ability to render curated legal advice taking into account the requirements or peculiarities of a deal. The diverse portfolio of specialised lawyers is one of the strengths of the firm in adapting to global deals.’

‘I had the pleasure of interacting with Christopher Papanicolaou from the JD environmental section and Chris’ advice proved to be invaluable to the team. Chris not only considered the risks from a legal perspective but also applied viable commercial solutions, enabling a more holistic review of the task.’

‘Expertise in complex historical land and environmental issues including overage agreements, remediation provision and so on.’

‘Responsive, knowledgeable, and good at thinking outside the box.’

Key clients

Sanofi

Solvay

International Automotive Components Group Limited

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Delancey

Aermont Capital

LondonMetric Property Plc

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

The British Land Company PLC

Get Living plc

Framatome

Helios Technologies

APPLiA Europe

Petronas

Omnimax International

The Timken Company

International arbitration Tier 4

In February 2021, Jones Day hired international arbitration specialist and practice head Michelle Bradfield from Dechert LLP, where she was London international arbitration team head. The practice has strong investor-state arbitration expertise, and is active in CIS and Middle East matters. Other key practitioners are investment treaty and commercial arbitration expert Sylvia Tonova; multi-jurisdictional disputes practitioner Lee CoffeyJames Pickavance, who is an international construction arbitration expert; 'exceptionally dedicated, business-oriented partner' Rhys Thomas; and 'outstanding' associate Philip Devenish, whose experience includes acting in over 20 investor-state arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Bradfield

Other key lawyers:

Sylvia Tonova; Lee Coffey; James Pickavance; Rhys Thomas; Philip Devenish; Daniel Chaney

Testimonials

Full service and lots of depth, with solid teamwork and leadership.

The team is highly organised and works smoothly. During the pandemic they were able to manage a dynamic and changing case effectively through remote working, without anything falling between the cracks.

Their team has a great range of diversity, and they have acquired and understood a range of knowledge tools necessary for cross-examining experts.

Michelle Bradfield is one of the most committed lawyers you could find – superb judgement, never afraid to take responsibility, incredibly hardworking, across all of the detail on every issue, and a delight to work with.

Sylvia Tonova is a standout figure at Jones Day in London – she has now established herself as a leader of the younger generation.

Rhys Thomas is an exceptionally dedicated, business-oriented partner, who has a quick business instinct that allows him to see multiple angles of a case, both legal and commercial. Rhys is also always available for a call, and likes to ensure all members of the team have what they need to function effectively.

James Pickavance is an absolute star, and a first rate litigator and lawyer in every way; he is an obvious pick for the big cases because he is just brilliant – the kind of solicitor that you would walk through fire for.

Associate Philip Devenish is outstanding; he has the gravitas of a partner and is thorough and unflappable – destined to do great things in the field.

Key clients

Visor Group

World Wide Minerals

Omega Engineering

Alhambra Resources

Windoor

Gold Pool JV

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 4

Jones Day is capable of providing comprehensive support to corporate clients in sprawling internal investigations and cross-border criminal matters. Recent highlights include a multi-jurisdictional criminal fraud investigation, numerous matters concerning potentially false financial statements, and a novel harassment claim handled for a multinational company. Sion Richards heads up the London global disputes practice, where Adam Brown and of counsel Glyn Powell are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown; Glyn Powell

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ Tier 5

Jones Day's London practice regularly handles large mandates for clients in the corporate real estate, financial services, private equity, TMT, engineering, life sciences, and retail sectors. Joint practice heads Giles Elliott and Leon Ferera steer a team which is especially renowned for its public takeover work, where the 'technically brilliant' William McDonald is a key contact. Vica Irani is praised by clients for 'exceptional attentiveness and very effective negotiating' in high-value transactions. Anna Cartwright is recommended for her expertise in multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Practice head(s):

Giles P. Elliott; Leon N. Ferera

Other key lawyers:

William McDonald; Vica Irani; Anna Cartwright

Testimonials

‘The Jones Day Corporate Team punch above their weight in terms of responsiveness, providing a creative and tailored solution based approach to issues and having a core team of individuals at all times across the detail.’

‘Vica Irani is exceptionally attentive to clients’ needs, is balanced in her approach to contentious issues and a very effective negotiator. Will McDonald is a technically brilliant lawyer with particularly impressive expertise on Public M&A matters. He is a pleasure to work with’

‘Strong, partner-led service offering – both technically excellent and commercially focused. Stronger international network than other international firms.’

Key clients

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

Greystar Real Estate Partners

STERIS Plc

J.F. Lehman & Company

L Brands, Inc.

GCA Altium

General Electric

EU and competition Tier 7

Jones Day advises across a range of issues, and is consulted by multinational clients from various sectors. Associate Jason Beer advises on  multijurisdictional merger controls, cartel and conduct issues, and market investigations. Former practice head Matt Evans departed in June 2021 to join DLA Piper.

Other key lawyers:

Jason Beer

Key clients

Smith & Nephew Plc

TransDigm Group Incorporated

IBM

The Procter & Gamble Company

Mastercard

SAP

Macquarie Capital

Sanofi

Goldman Sachs

Koch Industries, Inc

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Europe and Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America Offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Business and tort litigation
  • Business restructuring and reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial markets
  • Global disputes
  • Government regulation
  • Health care and life sciences
  • Insurance recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and white collar defense
  • Issues and appeals
  • Labor and employment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
  • State Attorney General Enforcement, investigations and litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan
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 Andrew Barker  photo Andrew Barker Andrew Barker represents financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds and corporate…
 Adam Brown  photo Adam Brown Commercial litigator specialising in multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil litigation. Adam’s experience covers…
 Anna Cartwright  photo Anna Cartwright Anna is a member of the London Private Equity group but also…
 Lee Coffey  photo Lee Coffey Lee Coffey’s practice focuses on complex international litigation and arbitration. He deals…
 Nick Cotter  photo Nick Cotter Nick Cotter’s practice focuses on complex commercial and regulatory disputes in both…
 Giles Elliott  photo Giles Elliott Giles Elliott advises companies and financial institutions on an extensive range of…
 Leon Ferera  photo Leon Ferera Leon Ferera advises companies involved in a wide range of industries on…
 Alistair Grant  photo Alistair Grant Alistair Grant advises real estate clients in relation to the establishment and…
 David Harding  photo David Harding David Harding is a Partner at Jones Day. His practice focuses on…
 Simon Kiff  photo Simon Kiff Simon Kiff is a corporate lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of…
 Ben Larkin  photo Ben Larkin Ben’s practice encompasses all aspects of corporate restructuring, turnaround, and insolvency. He…
 Jonathon Little  photo Jonathon Little Jonathon Little’s practice focuses on technology, outsourcing, telecoms and large commercial transactions.…
 Blaise Marin-Curtoud  photo Blaise Marin-Curtoud Blaise Marin-Curtoud advises on all aspects of UK and international taxation, with…
 Alastair McCulloch  photo Alastair McCulloch Alastair McCulloch is an intellectual property lawyer, advising on patents, trade marks,…
 Ed Nalbantian  photo Ed Nalbantian With more than 25 years of experience in the European and US…
 Michael Pabst  photo Michael Pabst Michael has a broad practice encompassing various finance and restructuring matters. His…
 Chris Papanicolaou  photo Chris Papanicolaou Chris Papanicolaou practises environmental law and general commercial real estate law, with…
 Stephen Pearson  photo Stephen Pearson Stephen Pearson’s practice focuses on complex international litigation and arbitration. He is…
 John Phillips  photo John Phillips John Phillips is the partner-in-charge of the London office of Jones Day.…
 Sion Richards  photo Sion Richards Sion Richards’ practice focuses complex multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil litigation. Much of…
 Elizabeth Robertson  photo Elizabeth Robertson Liz Robertson’s practice focuses on technology transactions, particularly software M&A deals, outsourcing…
 Andrew Rotenberg  photo Andrew Rotenberg Andrew Rotenbergh as extensive experience in acting for clients on lending and…
 Julian Runnicles  photo Julian Runnicles Julian Runnicles advises on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, buyouts,…
 David Smith  photo David Smith David Smith’s practice focuses on complex investment and development real estate transactions,…
 Patrick Stafford  photo Patrick Stafford Patrick’s practice specialises in all aspects of cross-border private equity, M&A and…
 Barnaby Stueck  photo Barnaby Stueck Barnaby Stueck’s practice is concentrated on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration, with…
 Harriet Territt photo Harriet Territt Harriet Territt s practice is centred on banking and financial litigation, often…
 Rhys Thomas  photo Rhys Thomas Rhys is a commercial litigator with broad experience in complex commercial litigation,…
 Stephen Walter  photo Stephen Walter Stephen Walter’s practice focuses on commercial property investment and development, with extensive…

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Europe and Middle East:
Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh,
San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan

The Lex 100 Verdict

US-founded, internationally-regarded Jones Day has made a name for itself on the UK training contract scene with its non-rotational system, an aspect that is widely enjoyed by its trainees. This allows trainees to collect work from different departments gaining experience across the firm without designated seats. As one trainee puts it, ‘the collegiate culture of the firm, its reputation, its remuneration’ really sell the firm, as well as its ‘less structured training and more learning on the job’. One trainee felt that they ‘greatly valued the culture during my vacation scheme and found the work, clients and the firm itself really exciting'. Another comments 'I felt like it balanced being a global law firm with the intimacy of a smaller London office very well and I admired the non-rotational training contract’. Trainees mention that there is a lot of responsibility which is described as ‘a great way to develop as a young solicitor’. As one trainee adds, ‘I can count on one hand the number of emails I have received from trainees at other firms, for example, whereas I have sent hundreds to clients and lawyers on the other side'. With responsibility comes pressure that can be ‘intense’ at times, particularly aggravated by home working during the pandemic. However, trainees applaud the firm’s pro-bono work with the MacMillan Cancer charity and the Waterloo law clinic, as well as the vacation scheme and remuneration. If you don’t fancy strict seat rotations and aspire to top-tier work with international exposure, then Jones Day is worth a closer look.