Jones Day > London, England > Firm Profile

Jones Day
21 TUDOR STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 0DJ
England

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 1

Clients note Jones Day for its ‘absolutely outstanding offering, with depth and breadth in terms of both expertise and seniority‘. Key capabilities in this space span asset recovery and tracing issues, investigations and enforcement matters, and the group has seen increased instructions from the Middle East, India, and the offshore jurisdictions. Team leader Sion Richards combines fraud and insolvency expertise, while Barnaby Stueck has expertise in litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Other key individuals of the group are Daniel Travers and ‘up-and-coming associateJames Fidler.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Market leaders in this field. Excellent London office, very well supported by offices abroad – notably US and Dubai. Fast and efficient.’

‘Top of the list is partner Sion Richards, who is all over this space and always goes the extra yard.’ 

‘Jones Day has an absolutely outstanding offering, with depth and breadth in terms of both expertise and seniority. The global disputes/civil fraud team has a very strong partner-led approach, with excellent support from a large pool of talented and dedicated associates.’

‘Annabel Treadgold: Excellent. Dedicated, responsive, great tactically, hugely personable.’

‘James Fidler is an up-and-coming associate and certainly one to watch. He is very clever, has fantastic attention to detail, is extremely diligent and hardworking, and provides excellent support to counsel in and out of hearings. He is responsive and considered, pragmatic in finding solutions often under intense time pressure, and manages clients effectively.’

‘Professionalism, dedication, good knowledge, commitment. Jones Day team has the in-house competence to professionally handle complicated and sophisticated fraud cases.’

‘The Jones Day team is reliable, efficient and effective. Advice and strategy are always well considered and delivery of client service is outstanding.’

Key clients

EssilorLuxottica SA

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Project Today Holdings Limited

Alta Trading UK Limited (formerly known as Arcadia Petroleum Limited)

Joint Stock Company Eurasian Bank

Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds Tier 2

The private equity team at Jones Day, noted for its ‘strength-in-depth and creativity’ in this sector, is co-led by John MacGarty and Alistair Grant, who work with the global fund formation sub-team on the firm’s most complex formation transactions and relationships. The team advises its clients on matters across the private funds market’s key sectors, including private equity, venture capital and renewable energy. With regards to its real estate work, the team closed a number of fund and fund-related transactions in the past year, namely advising Greystar Real Estate Partners on its first pan-European real estate fund, which will reach €1.55b in value. It has considerable experience in cross-jurisdictional funds work in particular. In addition, it has advised on private rental sector and commercial real estate investments and on matters including acquisitions, disposals and GP-led secondaries. A trusted advisor to key firm clients on the structuring, formation, and operation of funds and ‘standout talent’ Hannah Rose, is a noteworthy team member.

Practice head(s):

John MacGarty; Alistair Grant

Other key lawyers:

Hannah Rose; Aiden Lawes; Christopher Slack

Testimonials

‘Jones Day are a preferred firm for sophisticated, complicated and/or cross border matters. The Jones Day team is very affable and extremely capable. Their global approach fosters seamless advice across practices and offices without exception and it is clear that their primary focus is client service, responsiveness, giving practical and efficient advice and making transactions as easy for us as possible. They understand the business inside-out, understand what we are trying to achieve and work tirelessly to achieve that.’

‘The team has real strength-in-depth and creativity and everyone in the team works well together. Alistair Grant, Hannah Rose and John MacGarty all stand out for their knowledge, manner and client focus.’

‘Very strong team with a range of experience across different fund types and structures. The London team are very well integrated in the global team so obtaining advice on regulatory aspects from multiple jurisdictions is seamless and efficient.’

‘Hannah Rose is a standout talent. She is incredibly clear-minded and she communicates and negotiates in a thoughtful and highly effective manner at all times.’

Key clients

Pantheon Ventures

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

True Capital Ltd

Real estate > Commercial property: development Tier 2

The ‘affable and extremely capable’ team at Jones Day has demonstrable experience in handling the full gamut of ‘sophisticated, complicated and cross-border transactions’, from disposals and acquisitions to fund formations, joint ventures and financing matters. With notable expertise in the office, retail and logistics sectors, high-value developments and regeneration schemes take up a large proportion of the practice’s workload. The US firm’s London real estate team is jointly led by Anna Cartwright, who has considerable experience in private equity and M&A transactions, and David Smith, who is a key contact for mandates arising out of the student accommodation and build-to-rent sectors. Ryan Hill was promoted to partner in January 2022 and Laura Pembridge focuses on domestic and international private equity real estate matters, while John Crowley advises on developments and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Anna Cartwright; David Smith

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ARA Dunedin Limited

Oxford Properties

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Delancey

CBRE

Goldman Sachs

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

MARK (fka Meyer Bergman)

Pictet Alternative SA

Get Living plc

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

M. Safra & Co.

Real estate > Commercial property: investment Tier 2

The ‘affable and extremely capable’ team at Jones Day has demonstrable experience in handling the full gamut of ‘sophisticated, complicated and cross-border transactions’, from disposals and acquisitions to fund formations, joint ventures and financing matters. With notable expertise in the office, retail and logistics sectors, high-value developments and regeneration schemes take up a large proportion of the practice’s workload. The US firm’s London real estate team is jointly led by Anna Cartwright, who has considerable experience in private equity and M&A transactions, and David Smith, who is a key contact for mandates arising out of the student accommodation and build-to-rent sectors. Ryan Hill was promoted to partner in January 2022 and Laura Pembridge focuses on domestic and international private equity real estate matters, while John Crowley advises on developments and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Anna Cartwright; David Smith

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Jones Day advise us on all aspects of real estate matters and are a preferred firm for sophisticated, complicated and cross border transactions. The Jones Day team is very affable and extremely capable.’

‘The team has real strength in depth and creativity and all team members row in the same direction.’

Key clients

ARA Dunedin Limited

Oxford Properties

Sun Communities, Inc

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Delancey

CBRE

Goldman Sachs

Henley Investment Management

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

MARK (fka Meyer Bergman)

Pictet Alternative SA

Get Living plc

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

M. Safra & Co.

Real estate > Property finance Tier 2

Andrew Barker chairs the real estate finance practice at Jones Day with a thriving practice, supporting senior and mezzanine lenders, as well as equity investors. The wider team is highly adept at handling complex London-based development projects, and large scale domestic and pan-European disposals and acquisitions, advising global financial institutions, issuers, borrowers, funds, and asset managers. Fund and mezzanine financings are also particular areas of strength for the group. Emily Stew handles domestic and cross-border real estate finance transactions, representing private equity funds, alternative capital providers and corporate borrowers. Luke Johnson and Matt Trafford are also notable team members.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Experience and sector wide knowledge is impressive, even in emerging market opportunities.’

‘Accessible, practical and knowledgeable team.’

‘Borrower-side sponsors and advisers like and respect their approach and style of engagement.’

‘Exceptional service – very commercial partners and quick turnaround.’

‘The team is efficient, professional, detail oriented, and customer-service oriented, with strong knowledge of the market.’

‘They tailor work to the client and are strong negotiators with commercial perspectives.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Blackstone

Wells Fargo

Delancey

Greystar

LaSalle

Morgan Stanley

Bank of America

Deutsche Bank

Royal Bank of Canada

ARA

Lonestar

Santander

Pictet

CBRE

Cain International

Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) Tier 3

Jones Day has a keen focus on the infrastructure and real estate sectors, where it acts for US and European PE funds on acquisitions, exits and strategic partnerships. Anna Cartwright  and Laura Pembridge are the key names to note here and work closely with the firm’s real estate, tax, regulatory and M&A practices. The team is also engaged in mainstream PE deals, with group head Patrick Stafford working alongside Julian Runnicles and Giles Elliott. Stafford also co-chairs the global PE practice, while Runnicles is praised as ‘pragmatic’ and ‘a rockstar’.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Stafford

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Julian Runnicles is a rock star. He is pragmatic, commercial. A joy.’

‘If you want a top-notch, hold-their-own-against-anyone firm, then the Jones Day PE/VC team is a great call. Transparent and surprisingly reasonable on fees. Excellent strength and depth in the team. They are technically excellent, very commercial, friendly, responsive and practical.’

Key clients

Arsenal Capital Partners

ARA Asset Management Limited

Sun Communities, Inc

CBRE Investment Management

M. Safra & Co.

Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

Henley Investment Management Limited

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund

True Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Greystar on the formation of a strategic partnership of up to £2.2bn with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, to develop build-to-rent houses in London and commuter towns.
  • Advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC for approximately £178m.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 3

Known particularly for its integrated M&A and global litigation capabilities, Jones Day has a stellar track record handling corporate control issues, joint venture, and shareholder disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions; Daniel Travers is just one of the highly regarded practitioners with extensive experience in these areas. The department is helmed by Sion Richards, who is singled out by one client as ‘the perfect leader‘. Sarah Batley has been increasingly focused on mandates with linked to ESG issues, while Annabel Treadgold specialises in mandates arising out of the energy, resources, and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:

Annabel Treadgold; Daniel Travers; Sarah Batley; Rhys Thomas; Adam Brown; Gregory Barden; Barnaby Stueck

Testimonials

‘Jones Day have a lot of depth and manage large complex international cases well with a strong team in London. A great professional outfit and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Adam Brown – extremely capable, calm, assured, works extremely well with the counsel team. Barnaby Stueck – fantastic with clients, very smart, excellent tactically.’

Sion Richards is the perfect leader of a team, hard-working, great strategist, very clever.’

‘Excellent client service. the team has exceptional knowledge of our industry and business enabling them to operate seamlessly and as an invaluable partner with the legal and business teams. Highly regarded advisers trusted at the highest levels of our business.’

‘Highly professional, thoughtful and strategic.’

‘Jones Day stepped in and made an incredible difference. I recommend the team without reservation. If you need the best, contact this team. I couldn’t be more pleased with the Jones Day team.’

‘Adam Brown is an outstanding partner – highly responsive and identifies solutions quickly.’

‘Rhys Thomas is a very knowledgeable, personable and efficient lawyer. He is always available to support us and provides outstanding advice. A very good litigator without the argumentative (which can be counterproductive when seeking a commercial resolution) mindset, which is refreshing!’

Key clients

MasterCard International Inc.

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Defending Mastercard in two competition litigations.
  • Defended ENRC against a claim brought by the former global co-head of Dechert’s white collar and securities litigation department.
  • Acts for the additional liquidator of high street retailer Comet in respect of the investigation and prosecution of substantial claims relating to the group’s collapse in 2012.

Dispute resolution > Public international law Tier 3

Jones Day‘s ‘excellent‘ London office houses specialists in sanctions, Brexit issues, sovereign immunity, human rights, climate change and extradition, along with Interpol matters, maritime boundaries, state responsibility and treaty interpretation. The firm also has a widely respected investor-state arbitration practice. The ‘vastly experienced‘ PIL and arbitration specialist Michelle Bradfield was recruited in early 2021 from Dechert LLP; Sylvia Tonova routinely handles disputes across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America; and promoted to partner in January 2022, investor-state arbitration specialist Philip Devenishhas in-depth knowledge of public international law‘.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Bradfield

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is excellent. The lawyers are particularly good at drawing on international resources, as well as being highly experienced and committed individuals.’

‘Bringing great international experience to local markets.’

‘The team includes members with versatile backgrounds, each having their own particular strengths and areas of expertise in public international law. This helps ensure that the most up-to-date knowledge is always utilised for a case.’

‘The Jones Day team has the benefit of a partner with an excellent PIL pedigree, Michelle Bradfield, and acts in high-value and interesting matters.’

‘Michelle Bradfield is one of the few PIL practitioners in London who has appeared across almost all PIL areas – she is simply excellent and vastly experienced.’

‘Sylvia Tonova has great practical and local knowledge combined with solid international experience.’

Philip Devenish is an outstanding lawyer. He is forensic and hardworking, and will always go the extra mile for a client. His recent promotion to partner was well-deserved.’

‘Philip Devenish has in-depth knowledge of public international law, and he is skilled at communicating the issues in a simple and understandable manner even for non-lawyers.’

Key clients

World Wide Minerals

Omega Engineering

Windoor AS

Gold Pool JV

Work highlights

  • Defending a major GCC state in a $2bn-plus investment treaty arbitration, arising out of the Qatar diplomatic crisis of 2017-2021.
  • Acting for a major telecoms company in a $1.2bn dispute involving eight parallel arbitrations, arising out of a telecoms investment in a Middle Eastern state.
  • Acted for Gold Pool JV in successfully challenging an adverse jurisdictional ruling before the English courts, which held that Kazakhstan was a legal successor to the Canada-USSR Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments of 1989.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Jones Day‘s ‘very strong international arbitration practice‘ is regularly instructed on both commercial and investor-state arbitrations. Michelle Bradfield (former London international arbitration head at Dechert LLP) is a public international law and investor-state arbitration expert; and Sylvia Tonova‘s experience includes high-stake disputes across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The department also features Rhys Thomas, who ‘has excellent client handling skills‘, and international construction arbitration specialist James Pickavance. In January 2022 Philip Devenish was made partner.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Bradfield

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Very strong international arbitration practice with a truly collaborative and open approach.

‘The team is incredibly organised and commercially minded. The junior solicitors, in particular, are very hands on and engaged in the process, more like junior Counsel for their insight on legal nuances – this sets them apart from other firms.’

‘Michelle Bradfield is a next-level partner, who has run some enormous arbitrations and gives them unparalleled energy and analysis.’

‘Sylvia Tonova stands out as showing excellent leadership and strategic insight, while maintaining good knowledge of the facts.’

Sylvia Tonova has great local knowledge combined with international experience.’

‘Rhys Thomas has excellent client-handling skills. He knows how and when to break difficult news or negative advice to the client. He also has an excellent grasp of a case’s strategic situation and its commercial aspects.

‘Philip Devenish is an outstanding lawyer. He is forensic and hardworking, and will always go the extra mile for a client. His recent promotion to partner was well deserved.’

Philip Devenish works very hard to explore all options for instructing parties – great technical knowledge.

Key clients

Gold Pool JV

World Wide Minerals

Windoor AS

Omega Engineering

Work highlights

  • Representing one of the world’s largest construction companies in parallel arbitrations, which concern a power project in the Middle East.
  • Defending a GCC State in a $2bn-plus investment treaty arbitration, which relates to the Qatar diplomatic crisis of 2017-2021.
  • Acting in a $1.2bn dispute involving eight parallel arbitrations, which relate to a telecoms investment in a Middle Eastern state.

Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 4

Able ‘to combine specialist expertise in insolvency law with the astute tactical mindset of commercial litigators’, Jones Day‘s experienced team provides ‘highly efficient, responsive and strategic’ partner-led advice to debtors and creditors across a range of domestic and cross-border restructuring, formal insolvency and contentious insolvency matters. ‘One of the sharpest operators in the area’, Ben Larkin takes the lead on much of the transactional work for funds clients and, alongside the ‘intelligent and razor sharp’ insolvency litigator Adam Brown, has been very active handling work for IPs on some major domestic retail failures, including ongoing work in relation to the Comet Group and BHS liquidations. Sion Richards heads up the firm’s global disputes group that also includes Barnaby Stueck, with both adding strength-in-depth on contentious insolvency matters, including on multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset tracing.

Practice head(s):

Ben Larkin (Business restructuring and reorganisation); Sion Richards (Global Disputes)

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown; David Harding; Barnaby Stueck; Anne Willatt; Hannah Plumb

Testimonials

One of the strongest R&I teams across London’s US firms, experienced practitioners who roll their sleeves up on difficult cross-border cases.’

‘Jones Day provides a full service restructuring practice focusing on both creditor and debtor side mandates. They have a strong geographical footprint, with genuine restructuring capability across Europe. Their UK team is particularly strong in UK real estate work out situations.’

The Jones Day team, with its expertise in litigation and insolvency, is outstanding. They are highly efficient, responsive and strategic.’

Ben Larkin is experienced and one of the sharpest operators in this area.’

Barnaby Stueck provides commercial and cost-effective advice.’

Adam Brown is intelligent and razor sharp.’

David Harding is a pleasure to work with, pragmatic and highly responsive and combining commerciality with technical rigour.’

Hannah Plumb is very much in the detail of her cases, offering an excellent day-to-day relationship with her clients whilst effectively working with the partners and junior associates to advance a case.’

Key clients

FRP

KPMG

Shin Kong Life Insurance Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Continues to advise the insolvency officeholders of UK high street retailer British Homes Stores, following the company’s high-profile collapse in 2016.
  • Acting for the additional liquidator of high street retailer Comet in respect of the investigation and prosecution of substantial claims relating to the group’s collapse in 2012.

Real estate > Construction: contentious Tier 4

Jones Day advises on a broad range of domestic and international disputes, including for infrastructure, regeneration and student accommodation matters. James Pickavance leads the team, with significant experience in advising on energy, power, infrastructure, and commercial development projects, as well as specialising in international arbitration matters. Annabel Treadgold focuses on multi-jurisdictional civil fraud matters, whilst John Crowley concentrates on real estate development and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

James Pickavance

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Across the team they offer considerable experience in the construction sector, a real understanding of the client’s needs and commercial priorities, and tenacity in obtaining the best outcome for the client.’

‘James Pickavance is a real star of the future. He is a very impressive lawyer with an in-depth understanding of the law in the specialist construction field and proven commitment to the industry.’

‘They are top performers from partner level down to associate level. Responsive and clear in their advice and directions.’

Annabel Treadgold is very conscientious, hard working and pro-active, and my impression is that she really cares about the work she does.’

‘Jones Day provide our organization with strong guidance and support through constant open communication.’

‘The culture and structure of the firm promotes assignment of matters to the right subject matter expert within the firm, without prejudice to pre-existing relationships.’

‘James Pickavance brings a rare level of pragmatism and solution-minded perspective. He is also very good at making the complex sound simple, whether on a legal or factual point.’

‘Very approachable and transparent communication in the team.’

Key clients

CCC

Greystar

Blackstone

Cortland

Goldman Sachs

Oxenwood

Delancey

Work highlights

    Real estate > Environment Tier 4

    Jones Day‘s environmental, health & safety team is led by Christopher Papanicolaou, whose expertise includes waste management, RoHS and REACH regulations. The team regularly advises on the structuring of disposals and acquisitions of brownfield space and contaminated land. It also provides advice to real estate and corporate clients on the assessment and structuring of environmental risk in complex and high-value transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Christopher Papanicolaou

    Key clients

    Sanofi

    Solvay

    International Automotive Components Group Limited

    Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

    Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited

    Aermont Capital

    LondonMetric Property Plc

    Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

    The British Land Company PLC

    Get Living plc

    Avient Corporation

    Helios Technologies

    APPLiA Europe

    Petronas

    Omnimax International

    The Timken Company

    Sun Communities Inc

    Illinois Tool Works Inc

    Arsenal Capital Partners

    Ensign-Bickford Industries

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

    Work highlights

    • Advising Sun Communities , Inc. on its the acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion. Park Holidays is the second largest owner and operator of holiday communities in the UK, with 40 owned and operated communities and an additional two managed communities.
    • Advising Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, which is an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager. The strategic partnership will focus on international projects leveraging technologies including solar, storage, onshore and offshore wind, and waste to energy.
    • Representing Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.

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

    Jones Day works closely with its global disputes and investigations teams on cross-border regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings, representing international businesses in cases relating to money laundering, bribery, and fraud, with cross-border asset tracing, enforcement, and recovery particularly notable capabilities for the firm. Also of note is the firm’s work on investigations emerging from high-profile retail collapses and cross-border insolvencies, in many cases where allegations of wrongdoing emerged some time after the collapse of the business. The practice is led by global disputes head Sion Richards , who is heavily involved in multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption investigations, alongside former senior SFO official Glyn Powell, a key name for complex economic crime proceedings. Adam Brown  is also active in representing corporates and financial institutions throughout cross-border investigations by the SFO, SEC, and other international enforcement agencies.

    Practice head(s):

    Sion Richards; Glyn Powell

    Other key lawyers:

    Adam Brown; Karl Moussalli

    Testimonials

    ‘The team has a stellar reputation in the market. They are clearly experts in big ticket fraud cases involving multiple jurisdictions.’

    ‘JD’s associate pool really stands out. Of particular note is Karl Moussalli, a fantastic lawyer whose work ethic and can-do attitude is phenomenal. I have found him to be a highly, technically gifted lawyer but also a commercially-minded practitioner. Karl is, without any doubt, a rising star in his field.’

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

    Fielding a ‘very strong, partner-led service’ and ‘key international offering’, Jones Day is regularly sought out by some of the world’s largest companies, asset managers, and finance players for big-ticket transactions. The team is particularly well regarded for its capabilities in public takeover bids, driven largely by the efforts of the ‘fantastic’ Leon Ferera and former UK Takeover Panel case officer William McDonald. EMEA M&A chair Vica Irani is a highly prolific advisor who regularly works with a varied roster of clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Giles Elliott ‘s recent highlights include transatlantic M&A deals in the manufacturing and real estate sectors, while Julian Runnicles often handles healthcare, life sciences, and energy matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Giles Elliott; Leon Ferera; Vica Irani

    Other key lawyers:

    William McDonald; Julian Runnicles

    Testimonials

    ‘I worked with Jones Day on a very complicated transaction which touched on M&A, commercial and litigation. Through it all, JD was a tireless collaborator and provided excellent advice and supported us through completion. The lead partner takes true ownership of the relationship, so despite moving through departments and countries, I felt we received seamless, joined- up advice.’

    ‘When it comes to what they concentrate on, they are excellent. They truly breathe team culture. I did not find myself having to explain the situation to every department. Even though they were not very familiar with our specific industry, they learned very quickly and helped us think creatively by introducing relevant concepts from adjacent industries.’

    ‘Leon Ferera and his team are the market-leading practice in contested large public market M&A transactions due to their encyclopaedic knowledge of the UK Takeover Code and familiarity with Panel Executives. This is reflected in a highly proactive approach to their clients in technical areas such as cash confirmation which enables the deal team to stay ahead of the curve.’

    ‘Very strong, partner-led service. They have a focus on strategic delivery of a transaction from start to finish – very strong international offering in key jurisdictions.’

    ‘Across the board, really strong commercially focused, partner-led, team. Clearly spend a lot of time planning their way through transactions. Standard of associates is particularly strong.’

    ‘Leon Ferera is a fantastic partner, always looking for a solution, a real deal maker, providing real counsel, able to say stop when needed, or go the extra mile when the deal needs to be closed!’

    Key clients

    Macquarie Asset Management

    Transdigm Inc

    Sun Communities

    STERIS Plc

    Bally’s

    J.F. Lehman & Company

    Koch Industries

    GCA Altium

    General Electric

    TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 5

    Corporate and commercial > EU and competition Tier 6

    Working with a diverse roster of blue-chip multinational clients, Jones Day routinely handles cross-border merger control matters with significant regulatory implications. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of new practice head Mark Jones – an experienced adviser in cartel, monopoly, and market investigation matters – who joined from Hogan Lovells International LLP in March 2022. Of counsel Jason Beer is recommended for his knowledge of the UK NSI regime, and for his sector-specific capabilities in automotive manufacturing and industrials.

    Practice head(s):

    Mark Jones

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Strong on the law and lovely to work with.’

    ‘Jason Beer is efficient and knowledgeable and provides great client service.’

    ‘A fantastic combination of industry knowledge and legal expertise.’

     

    Key clients

    Koch Industries

    TransDigm Group Incorporated

    CBRE Inc

    EssilorLuxottica

    Mastercard

    Greystar Partners

    Macquarie

    Work highlights

    • Advised EssilorLuxottica on the acquisition of Lenstec Optical, a particularly complex CMA Phase 1 investigation which raised a number of novel issues.
    • Advised Macquarie on the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, a notable transaction in the waste management sector in both the UK and Ireland.

    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 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 law
    • 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
    • M&A
    • Private equity
    • Real estate
    • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
    • State Attorney General enforcement, investigations and litigation
    • Tax
    • Technology
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