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Jones Day

Fraud: civil Tier 1

The London team at Jones Day advise on complex cross-border matters, international asset tracing, contentious insolvency, investment fund disputes and cases involving offshore jurisdictions. , with clients including both businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Sion Richards heads the practice and specialises in multijurisdictional investigations and civil litigation; he is particularly adept at handling injunctive relief and asset tracing. Craig Shuttleworth is recommended for his experience in disputes, expert determination and claimant fraud actions.

Commercial property: development Tier 2

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Private equity: transactions – mid-tier – up to £250m Tier 2

Jones Day's PE client roster boasts well-known buyout houses, such as new clients Carlyle and CVC Capital Partners, as well as a larger group of mid-market names such as Investcorp and Baird Capital.  Recent highlights include Raymond McKeeve and Liam Bonamy advising CVC on its $703m acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ international women's health assets. On the recruitment side, the team has been strengthened by additions in related practices such as acquisition finance, where partner Ewen Scott joined from Ashurst, as well as associate recruitment within the PE practice itself. Global PE practice co-chair Patrick Stafford is a key contact.

Real estate funds Tier 2

John MacGarthy is group head and key contact in Jones Day's London private equity practice, which manages the firm's real estate funds mandates. Real estate fundraises, fund exits and emerging managers mandates are core areas of operation for the team, which also has a burgeoning limited partner-side offering. While the London office generates funds work independently, it also regularly liaises with offices in New York, Chicago, Singapore and Hong Kong to offer a fully integrated global service. The group is known for fostering long-term client relationships and also has the advantage of expertise from the firm's tax and regulatory departments. Alistair Grant is another name to note.

Trade finance Tier 2

Trade finance is a key element in the work of the banking and finance practice at Jones Day. Practice head Edwin Borrini represents lenders and borrowers on a broad range of trade and commodity finance transactions, with particular emphasis on pre-payment, PXF and advance payment structures as well as other secured lending deals relating to all types of commodities. The firm acts for financial institutions including ICBC Standard Bank plc, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Macquarie Bank, Bank of China, British Arab Commercial Bank plc in pre-export, pre-payment, reserve-based lending structures and commodity trading facilities, particularly across Africa and CIS states. It also counts large trading houses among its clients and it advised Trafigura on its receivables securitisation programme. It also acts for corporates such as Total and US Steel. The practice has particular expertise particular expertise in oil, metals and agricultural products, and recently worked on transactions in Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, and South Africa.

Commercial litigation Tier 3

Jones Day's London office frequently represents significant corporations in groundbreaking, cross-border litigation and is particularly renowned for its civil fraud and international asset tracing experience. Sion Richards leads the firm's global disputes practice in London; Craig Shuttleworth advises on litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and expert determination, as well as matters that focus on claimant fraud actions and white-collar crime; and Barnaby Stueck focuses on complex fraud, contentious insolvency, asset tracing and investment fund disputes, which often involve offshore jurisdictions. Adam Brown and Rhys Thomas are also key names. Daniel Travers and Annabel Treadgold were made partners and Sarah Batley is an experienced of counsel.

Commercial property: retail Tier 3

Jones Day is highly recommended for the full breadth of development and investment projects, boasting expertise in the private rented, residential and student accommodation sectors. Practice head David Roberts is reputed for his knowledge of the logistics sector as well as the retail market in which the team recently handle premises sales. Of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports clients through the full lifecycle of developments from site assembly to subsequent lettings, and the team also provides expertise on international joint ventures and structures.

Property finance Tier 3

Jones Day has added several major banks to its strong lender-side client base; on the borrower side, the firm acts for a number of high-profile asset management and real estate investment firms. The team advises on investment and development finance, loan portfolio sales and acquisitions, and loan-on-loan and structured finance. It also has particular expertise in the PRS, hotel and student accommodation sectors. Practice head Andrew Barker counts senior and mezzanine lenders and equity investors among his clients, and Emily Stew regularly advises on acquisition and development finance.

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime Tier 3

Jones Day handles internal and regulatory investigations relating to fraud, antitrust and securities improprieties, international trade, FCPA-related issues, government contracts, healthcare and environmental crimes. Glyn Powell heads the team alongside Sion Richards who specialises in multi-jurisdictional investigations, fraud and corruption. The firm is known for securing the UK’s first ever deferred prosecution agreement and is adept at handling matters relating to the UK Bribery Act.

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 4

Jones Day has a strong name in the market for banking litigation. The practice's representative experience includes litigation involving complex bank products and bank failures, as well as international investigations and disputes in relation to the manipulation of foreign exchange markets. Sion Richards is particularly focused on multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil litigation involving major fraud, asset tracing, and corruption investigations, as well as contentious insolvency disputes. Other highly regarded advisers are Adam Brown and Harriet Territt. Former disputes partner Lucas Moore exited for Payne Hicks Beach.

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 4

While Jones Day's London team lacks the visibility of its US colleagues, particularly for big-ticket debtor mandates, it has successfully developed a strong practice in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters for insolvency practitioners. 'Excellent' team head Ben Larkin  has recently been very active on behalf of stakeholders in relation to the spate of domestic retail failures, including his work for the liquidators of BHS on its high-profile insolvency. Sion Richards has an excellent reputation for handling contentious insolvency matters, while Kay Morley  regularly advises fund clients investing in distressed opportunities.

Environment Tier 4

Jones Day assists with the assessment of environmental risks relating to M&A transactions and renewable energy projects. Of counsel Chris Papanicolaou heads the practice and specialises in regulatory compliance and environmental liabilities arising in the waste management, construction, mining and automotive sectors. The practice is also experienced in advising on contaminated land transactions, noise and nuisance, environmental liability insurance and water resources laws.

Public international law Tier 4

Jones Day has a strong track record in investor-state arbitration involving high-profile individuals, corporations, sovereigns and sovereign entities. International arbitration partner Baiju Vasani is also experienced in advising states on the negotiation and drafting of treaties and has worked with the government of Somalia to assist with its accession to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Lee Coffey, Sylvia Tonova and Tatiana Minaeva are other names to note.

EU and competition Tier 5

At Jones Day, the competition department handles merger control and behavioural work including market investigations as well as investigations into anti-competitive agreements and practices. Other sources of work come through clients seeking  legal assistance with alleged abuses of a dominant position, regulatory work, state aid, and issues arising in relation to certain EU-specific subjects, such as freedom of movement. Sector-specific expertise include electronic commerce, technology, financial services, energy, telecoms, and consumer goods, among others. Matt Evans heads the practice, where competition litigator Nicholas Cotter is another key figure.

Intellectual property Tier 5

Jones Day is strong in IP-related disputes with notable expertise in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemicals sectors; it also has experience assisting with transactional matters. Practice head Alastair McCulloch is a key name for patent litigation, while Rebecca Swindells focuses on trade mark and copyright matters in the technology, media, telecoms, retail and financial services sectors. Associate Indradeep Bhattacharya is also singled out for his knowledge of contentious issues in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, consumer technology and electronic industries.

International arbitration Tier 5

Jones Day's Baiju Vasani focuses exclusively on international arbitration; he has particular experience in arbitrations involving mining, energy, oil and gas, cement, telecoms, construction and other large-scale project disputes. Also highly rated is Sylvia Tonova, who represents investors and states in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and has extensive experience under all the major arbitration rules. Tatiana Minaeva is a widely respected of counsel.

Private funds Tier 5

Jones Day's cross-practice funds offering combines professionals from the firm's broader banking, finance and securities, real estate and private equity practice groups. While the firm's workload is primarily sponsor-side, it also occasionally represents investors in secondary transactions and fund co-investment transactions. Private equity and real estate funds are core areas of focus, while additional offices in traditionally buoyant markets including the US, Hong Kong and Singapore support the group's ability to handle cross-jurisdictional mandates. John MacGarthy and Anna Cartwright are practice heads; Alistair Grant is recommended for private real estate fund work.

Commercial contracts Tier 6

Jones Day assists customers and suppliers with negotiating a range of outsourcing agreements, including telecoms, network, business process outsourcing and IT contracts. A key name for the firm in this area is Jonathon Little, who has a particular focus on large outsourcings, notably as part of M&A transactions, as well as strategic IT procurements.

Corporate tax Tier 6

Jones Day's tax department has a heavy real estate focus, under the leadership of Blaise Marin-Curtoud. Drawing on the firm's international presence and strong transactional practices, the group also handles M&A and financing taxation. Charlotte Sallabank left to join Katten in October 2018.

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ Tier 6

Jones Day focuses on cross border M&A transactions, utilising its extensive network of international offices. The firm has a strong track record in public M&A, with practice co-head Leon Ferera experienced in Takeover Panel procedure, having spent time seconded there. Fellow co-head Giles Elliott has notable expertise in advising  financial institutions on corporate transactions and governance matters, including M&A, joint ventures and buyouts. Key sector strengths for the firm include real estate, life sciences, consumer products and industrials, in addition to expertise in the defence and aerospace areas. In the entertainment and technology sectors, the firm advised Houlihan Lokey as financial adviser to GVC Holdings in connection with its £3.9bn acquisition of Ladbrokes.

Jones Day is a truly global and full service law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers across 44 locations worldwide, and vast transactional and disputes experience at the forefront of globalisation and the advancement of the rule of law. Its strengths in London reflect those of the Firm: its 200 London lawyers have a sophisticated understanding of risk and draw on insights and skills from other Jones Day lawyers across the globe to guide clients through their toughest challenges.

The firm: Jones Day has built a global law firm with a singular tradition of client service and engagement with its clients. Based on a mutual commitment of, and seamless collaboration by, a true partnership, all clients are clients of the Firm, not individual lawyers, offices, or practices. Comprehensive solutions are delivered by formidable talent across specialties and jurisdictions around the world. Shared professional values focused on client needs put institutional goals ahead of individual interests. Jones Day is a single partnership, not a verein, franchise or referral system – and among the most integrated law firms, serving clients as One Firm Worldwide.

Jones Day is also among the largest litigation firms in the world, handling disputes in a variety of worldwide venues. With global transactional capabilities the firm has been ranked #1 for number of deals worldwide in both the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for each quarter since 2000. It is a longstanding trusted advisor to around half of the Fortune 500, the Fortune Global 500 and the FT Global 500.

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Types of work undertaken: In London’s critical financial centre, Jones Day’s lawyers are perfectly placed to address the most demanding and complex global matters, including cross-border M&A; real estate and finance transactions (including banking, capital markets, investment funds, private equity and structured finance); English law disputes; and regulatory matters involving the UK, US and other authorities. Additional specialist areas include business restructuring; competition/antitrust; corporate tax planning; intellectual property and investigations & white-collar crime.

Other offices: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Düsseldorf , Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, São  Paulo, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner-in-charge John Phillips
Banking and finance Michael Pabst
Banking litigation, regulatory John Ahern
Business restructuring and reorganisation Ben Larkin
Capital markets Giles Elliott
Competition Matt Evans
Employee benefits and executive compensation John Papadakis
Employment Mark Taylor
Environment Chris Papanicolaou
Intellectual property Alastair McCulloch
Information technology and outsourcing Jonathon Little
International litigation and arbitration Sion Richards
Mergers and acquisitions Leon Ferera
Oil and gas Raymond McKeeve
Planning Chris Papanicolaou
Private equity Patrick Stafford
Project finance Ed Nalbantian
Projects and infrastructure Myles Mantle
Real estate David Roberts
Tax Blaise Marin-Curtoud
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 David Roberts  photo David Roberts
 Elizabeth Robertson  photo Elizabeth Robertson
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 Michael Rutstein  photo Michael Rutstein
 Charlotte Sallabank  photo Charlotte Sallabank
 Drew Salvest  photo Drew Salvest
 William Saunders  photo William Saunders
 Sumesh Sawhney  photo Sumesh Sawhney
 Neil Seaton  photo Neil Seaton
 Craig Shuttleworth  photo Craig Shuttleworth
 Paul Simcock  photo Paul Simcock
 David Smith  photo David Smith
 Patrick Stafford  photo Patrick Stafford
Mrs Emily Stew  photo Mrs Emily Stew
 Eric Stuart  photo Eric Stuart
 Barnaby Stueck  photo Barnaby Stueck
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 Baiju Vasani  photo Baiju Vasani
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Number of partners : 60
Number of other fee-earners : 140
Jones Day
What makes Jones Day unique is its non-rotational training contract, which means 'your training experience is individual and flexible'. The 'intake size' swayed many applicants, as did the vacation scheme and the people trainees worked with, who convinced them to apply. Many feel that the nature of the training contract affords them more responsibility and independence, complimenting Jones Day's 'flat hierarchy'. The lack of formal training allows individuals to 'take ownership of their work', and many enjoyed the flexibility and control that brought. Feeling trusted made trainees happy, as this allows them to gain more experience in areas in which they are interested. In comparison to some other firms, respondents felt that they were 'essentially doing associate-quality work', but noted that the 'learn-on-the-job approach' meant 'less supervision and less structure'. This level of independence requires resilience, especially because there can be a 'lack of visibility over your workload'. Recruits least enjoyed 'the late nights and weekend work' and 'bundling'. On the flip side, best moments included a 'trip to the New Lawyers Academy in Washington', 'participating in an arbitration hearing' and being trusted 'with the same level of work as 3-4 year qualified associates'. Jones Day also boasts a high salary, earning the firm a Lex 100 Winner medal in this category. Participants commended the firm's 'great culture and atmosphere' with many rating the 'approachability of partners and associates' as one of the best things. If you want the 'freedom to focus on areas that interest you', consider Jones Day.