Firm Profile > Jones Day > London, England

Jones Day
21 TUDOR STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 0DJ
England

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.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:

Craig Shuttleworth; Annabel Treadgold; James Fidler; Barnaby Stueck

Key clients

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Philip Stephen Bowers of Deloitte LLP in their capacities as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & other related companies

Sheikh Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz & Family and Arab Asian International Holding Company BSC

Brian Glasgow in his capacity as Bankruptcy Trustee of Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited

Hi-Level Enterprises Limited

Khalid Abdullah Al-Hezaimi

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Daniel Francis Butters of Deloitte LLP in their capacity as Joint Administrators of Angelic Interiors Limited

Chapter II Trustee of the Soundview Funds

Simon McNally and Simon Cooper

Arcadia Petroleum Limited

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.

Practice head(s):

David Roberts

Other key lawyers:

Kathryn West

Key clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Aermont Capital

Wells Fargo

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.

Practice head(s):

David Roberts

Other key lawyers:

Alistair Grant

Key clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Aermont Capital

Wells Fargo

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.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Stafford

Key clients

AGIC

True Capital

Trilantic

Index

Alcuin Capital

Investcorp

Baird Capital

Cortec

Motion Equity Partners

J F Lehman

Invesco

Inflexion

The Riverside Company

Pantheon Ventures

Macquarie

Blackstone

Octopus

Blue Wolf Capital

Bain Capital

The Carlyle Group

CVC Capital Partners

Terra Firma

CBRE Global Investment Partners

Greystar Real Estate Partners

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.

Practice head(s):

John MacGarty

Other key lawyers:

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.

Practice head(s):

Edwin Borrini

Other key lawyers:

Drew Salvest

Key clients

US Steel Corporation

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc

British Arab Commercial Bank plc

Macquarie Bank Limited (London Branch)

Puma Energy Holdings PTE. Ltd.

China Development Bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, The

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Total S.A.

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.

Practice head(s):

Sion Richards

Key clients

MasterCard

BHS

Azerbaijan Airlines

Joint liquidators of Angel Group and other related companies

RoundShield Partners

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

Practice head(s):

David Roberts

Key clients

Blackstone Group, The

The British Land Company PLC

CIT Group Partners LLP

CBRE Global Investors/Investment Partners

Delancey/DV4

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Investment Management Limited

LaSalle Investment Management

LondonMetric Property Plc

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oxenwood Real Estate LLP

Peel Logistics

Perella Weinberg

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.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Barker

Other key lawyers:

Emily Stew; Jeremy Philpott

Key clients

Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies

Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Greystar

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco Santander

Delancey

Royal Bank of Canada

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.

Practice head(s):

Glyn Powell; Sion Richards

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown; James Fidler

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.

Practice head(s):

Ben Larkin

Other key lawyers:

Sion Richards; Kay Morley; David Harding

Testimonials

‘David Harding is very personable and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Philip Stephen Bowers of Deloitte LLP as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited & Others

Geoff Rowley and Tony Wright of FRP Advisory LLP as Joint Administrators and subsequently as Joint Liquidators of BHS

Andrew J Johnson and Chad Griffin of FTI Consulting LLP as fixed charge receivers of the share capital in the BMI Healthcare Group

British Land

Byron Hamburgers Limited

Lombard Medical Limited

Octopus Capital & Fern Trading

International Automotive Components Group

Brian Glasgow in his capacity as Bankruptcy Trustee of Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited

Various investment managers on Steinhoff

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.

Practice head(s):

Chris Papanicolaou

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.

Practice head(s):

Baiju Vasani

Key clients

World Wide Minerals

Visor Group Federal Elektrik Yatirim ve Ticaret A.S

Kyrgyz Republic

Omega Engineering LLC

World Wide Minerals Ltd.

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.

Practice head(s):

Matt Evans 

Other key lawyers:

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.

Practice head(s):

Alastair McCulloch

Key clients

Celgene Corporation

Lufthansa Technik

Banjo Inc

Penguin Random House

Educational  Testing Services (“ETS”)

Edelman

Wonderland Nurserygoods

NewDay Cards Ltd.

Scapa Group plc

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.

Practice head(s):

John MacGarty; Anna Cartwright

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CBRE

Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited

Motion Equity Partners

Pantheon Ventures

True

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.

Practice head(s):

Blaise Marin-Curtoud

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Whall

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.

Practice head(s):

Giles Elliott; Leon Ferera

Key clients

Euronext N.V.

General Electric

Essilor International

DV4 Limited

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Scapa Group PLC

China Grand Enterprises and Huadong Medicine

Houlihan Lokey

Firm Overview:
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 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 & 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, Moscow, 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, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
U.S. 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
  • 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
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan
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 John Ahern  photo John Ahern John Ahern is a leader in UK financial services law and regulation…
 Marie Elena Angulo  photo Marie Elena Angulo Marie Elena Angulo advises issuers, investment banks, and other market participants on…
 Andrew Barker  photo Andrew Barker Andrew Barker represents financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds and corporate…
 Edwin Borrini  photo Edwin Borrini Ed Borrini represents lenders and borrowers on a broad range of banking…
 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…
 Brian Conway  photo Brian Conway Brian has extensive experience acting for banks, financial institutions, and borrowers on…
 Dan Coppel  photo Dan Coppel Dan Coppel advises on mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, joint ventures, and…
 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…
 Matt Evans  photo Matt Evans Matt advises on a wide range of both transactional and behavioural UK…
 Leon Ferera  photo Leon Ferera Leon Ferera advises companies involved in a wide range of industries on…
 Neil Ferguson  photo Neil Ferguson Neil Ferguson is a private equity lawyer with a particular focus on…
 Alistair Grant  photo Alistair Grant Alistair Grant advises real estate clients in relation to the establishment and…
 Adam Greaves  photo Adam Greaves Adam Greaves is a corporate lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in…
 David Harding  photo David Harding David Harding is a Partner at Jones Day. His practice focuses on…
 Iain Hindhaugh  photo Iain Hindhaugh lain Hindhaugh has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate investment,…
Mrs Amy Kho  photo Mrs Amy Kho Partner in the banking and finance department specialising in cross-border secured and…
 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.…
 Ian Lupson  photo Ian Lupson Ian Lupson is a seasoned and respected advocate and adviser on commercial…
 Karim Mahmud  photo Karim Mahmud Karim Mahmud is an energy lawyer with more than 20 years of…
 Myles Mantle  photo Myles Mantle Myles advises on the development, financing and acquisition of complex and high-profile…
 Blaise Marin-Curtoud  photo Blaise Marin-Curtoud Blaise Marin-Curtoud advises on all aspects of UK and international taxation, with…
 Ferdinand Mason  photo Ferdinand Mason Ferdinand Mason advises public and private companies and private equity houses on…
 Alastair McCulloch  photo Alastair McCulloch Alastair McCulloch is an intellectual property lawyer, advising on patents, trade marks,…
 Raymond McKeeve  photo Raymond McKeeve Raymond has extensive experience advising major private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds,…
 Alex Millar  photo Alex Millar Alex Millar represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate investment…
 Lucas Moore  photo Lucas Moore Lucas Moore is a partner in the global disputes practice at Jones…
 Kay Morley  photo Kay Morley Kay Morley advises on all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency. Her…
 Ed Nalbantian  photo Ed Nalbantian With more than 25 years of experience in the European and US…
 Sebastian Orton  photo Sebastian Orton Sebastian Orton advises private and public companies, banks, and other financial institutions…
 Dominic O’Brien  photo Dominic O’Brien Dominic O’Brien is a partner in Jones Day’s banking and finance practice.…
 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.…
 Weyinmi Popo  photo Weyinmi Popo Weyinmi is a corporate finance lawyer with extensive experience advising UK and…
 Sion Richards  photo Sion Richards Sion Richards’ practice focuses complex multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil litigation. Much of…
 David Roberts  photo David Roberts David Roberts’ practice focuses on commercial property investment and development, and he…
 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,…
 Michael Rutstein  photo Michael Rutstein Michael Rutstein’s practice focuses on corporate restructurings and insolvencies, which often include…
 Charlotte Sallabank  photo Charlotte Sallabank Charlotte Sallabank advises on all aspects of UK corporate tax, with a…
 Drew Salvest  photo Drew Salvest Drew Salvest has extensive experience with London-based U.S. and international capital markets…
 William Saunders  photo William Saunders William Saunders advises companies and their financial advisers on all aspects of…
 Sumesh Sawhney  photo Sumesh Sawhney Sumesh Sawhney’s practice is focused on India. He advises blue chip Indian…
 Neil Seaton  photo Neil Seaton Neil Seaton has practised in the corporate/corporate finance arena in the City…
 Craig Shuttleworth  photo Craig Shuttleworth Craig Shuttleworth is a general commercial litigator with wide-ranging experience. His practice…
 Paul Simcock  photo Paul Simcock Banking, specifically leveraged finance: acting for a range of market participants, including…
 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…
 Eric Stuart  photo Eric Stuart Eric Stuart advises companies and investment banks on international corporate finance and…
 Barnaby Stueck  photo Barnaby Stueck Barnaby Stueck’s practice is concentrated on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration, with…
Mrs Harriet Territt  photo Mrs 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,…
 Baiju Vasani  photo Baiju Vasani Baiju Vasani is an international arbitration lawyer. He has served as trial…
 Stephen Walter  photo Stephen Walter Stephen Walter’s practice focuses on commercial property investment and development, with extensive…
 Michael Weir  photo Michael Weir Mike is a corporate lawyer with extensive private equity experience. He advises…

The Lex 100 Verdict

Perennial big-reputation US firm Jones Day approaches its training contract differently from others through its 'non-rotational scheme'. Unlike competitor firms, trainees here are not placed within a specific department but take on different kinds of work throughout their training from multiple departments. One trainee comments that this structure results in the 'ability to harness my training contract and shape it how I wanted'. This style of training comes with 'greater flexibility and control over your career and development' at the expense of controlled supervision in a particular seat, as in the more traditional model. Trainees also comment on 'the associate-level work' given to them and having 'more responsibility'. One trainee found that 'partners are more approachable and I don't have to spend months in a seat that I detest'. This system suits resilient, resourceful and proactive trainees; as one comments 'it really is a unique training environment and it is up to the individual trainee to determine whether it is a good place to train or a bad one. For the majority I think the experience is positive but it certainly is not for everyone'. Jones Day receives two Lex 100 Winner awards for the amount of client contact and financial remuneration. The firm has a small intake and a 'personal application process' as well as a working culture where 'at all levels, people are approachable, professional and switched-on'. If you are looking to customise your training contract and are resilient in the face of limited feedback, Jones Day could be a great fit.