Firm Profile > Jones Day > London, England

Jones Day
21 TUDOR STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 0DJ
England

Fraud: civil Tier 1

Jones Day's large team excels in cross-border fraud, asset tracing and enforcement matters, where they act for a wide range of clients, including  HNW individuals, private companies, financial institutions, liquidators and trustees. Barnaby C. Stueck has notable expertise in fraud, contentious insolvency, asset tracing and investment fund disputes. Sion Richards is well-placed to represent clients in multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil fraud litigation, often involving injunctive relief and asset tracing matters. Annabel Treadgold, who is qualified in England and Australia, has a strong reputation in injunctive relief and asset tracing matters. Associates James Fidler and Karl Moussalli are also key members of the group. Currently Stueck and Richards are acting for claimant Arcadia Petroleum in a high value case against the company's former management regarding their alleged misappropriation of oil trading profits.

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Testimonials

‘Probably the best fraud team in London right now.’

‘Sion Richards (partner – leading from the front and at the top of his game); Annabel Treadgold (a new partner and rising star); Tom Besant (associate, superb drafter and surefire partner of the future).’

‘Almost peerless in the field of civil fraud; one of the very best firms. Excellent partners with superb back up from top-notch assistants. They are all over this space.’

‘Head of department Sion Richards goes from strength to strength ever year; he just keeps getting better. Barnaby Stueck is fantastic on anything with an insolvency angle and is very strong in Cayman/BVI cases. Annabel Treadgold is simply brilliant and incredibly hardworking.‘

‘Barnaby Stueck is one of the most impressive solicitors I have worked with in this area. He is well supported by excellent associates.‘

‘I have been closely working with associate Karl S. Moussalli in the context of complex multijurisdictional litigation. Karl is a great team player and solution-oriented lawyer. Through his legal knowledge and capacity of analysis, he provides excellent and pragmatic advice.‘

‘Jones Day is a premier firm for civil fraud cases, whether for claimant or defendant. Its partners take a grip of cases from day 1 and really to manage the detail as the case develop. It’s a very impressive service and they achieve fantastic results for their clients.‘

Key clients

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

Hi-Level Enterprises Limited

Eurasian Bank

Eurasian Natura

Commercial property: development Tier 2

Jones Day comes highly recommended for development and investment matters and is distinguished via its focus on real estate private equity, REIT and banking clients. The team prides itself on its project management for large scale transactions and is home to expertise in joint ventures, corporate purchases and landlord and tenant activities. David Smith and Anna Cartwright jointly head the department, which also has the capacity to assist with finance, tax and regulatory affairs and is well-versed in relation to office, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure assets. Alistair Grant is 'extremely responsive and knowledgeable' while of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports development clients from site assembly all the way through to forward funding and letting.

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‘Jones Day provide superb client service. They are truly focused on helping us to achieve our goals in a commercial, pragmatic and efficient manner. Their work between international offices and practices is seamless and first rate as is their business acumen, understanding of our business and technical legal ability. ‘

‘Jones Day has a strong real estate practice across Europe particularly in relation to high-end, complicated real estate development and investment work and we have undertaken large transactions with them, often on a cross border basis, in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Holland and the Netherlands. They have a real focus on efficiency whilst excelling at client service and solutions delivery.’

‘It is clear that the lawyers we work with are all pulling together as a team, rather than as a collection of individual lawyers, to provide us with top notch client service. All of the lawyers we deal with have sound technical ability but their focus on working seamlessly together across practices and offices is second to none and marks them out as a firm focused on first rate client service. A number of individuals are seen as trusted advisers to us because of their business understanding and not just legal ability.’

‘Alistair Grant is well known and liked in the sector, understands the market very well, is commercial, pragmatic and solutions oriented and is essentially a trusted adviser to our business. He has helped navigate us through many large mandates.’

‘David Smith who is incredibly experienced in high-end, complicated investment and development matters.’

‘Alistair Grant is extremely responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Aermont Capital

British Land

CBRE Global Investors

CIT Real Estate Partners

Cortland Real Estate Partners

Delancey

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Real Estate

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oxenwood Real Estate

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Jones Day comes highly recommended for development and investment matters and is distinguished via its focus on real estate private equity, REIT and banking clients. The team prides itself on its project management for large scale transactions and is home to expertise in joint ventures, corporate purchases and landlord and tenant activities. David Smith and Anna Cartwright jointly head the department, which also has the capacity to assist with finance, tax and regulatory affairs and is well-versed in relation to office, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure assets. Alistair Grant is 'extremely responsive and knowledgeable' while of counsel Kirsty Rogerson supports development clients from site assembly all the way through to forward funding and letting.

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Testimonials

‘Jones Day provide superb client service. They are truly focused on helping us to achieve our goals in a commercial, pragmatic and efficient manner. Their work between international offices and practices is seamless and first rate as is their business acumen, understanding of our business and technical legal ability. ‘

‘Jones Day has a strong real estate practice across Europe particularly in relation to high-end, complicated real estate development and investment work and we have undertaken large transactions with them, often on a cross border basis, in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Holland and the Netherlands. They have a real focus on efficiency whilst excelling at client service and solutions delivery.’

‘It is clear that the lawyers we work with are all pulling together as a team, rather than as a collection of individual lawyers, to provide us with top notch client service. All of the lawyers we deal with have sound technical ability but their focus on working seamlessly together across practices and offices is second to none and marks them out as a firm focused on first rate client service. A number of individuals are seen as trusted advisers to us because of their business understanding and not just legal ability.’

‘Alistair Grant is well known and liked in the sector, understands the market very well, is commercial, pragmatic and solutions oriented and is essentially a trusted adviser to our business. He has helped navigate us through many large mandates.’

‘David Smith who is incredibly experienced in high-end, complicated investment and development matters.’

‘Alistair Grant is extremely responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Aermont Capital

ARA Asset Management

Barings

British Land

CBRE Global Investors

CIT Real Estate Partners

Cortland Real Estate Partners

Delancey

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Hansteen Holdings PLC

Henderson Park Real Estate Fund

Henley Real Estate

Meyer Bergman, Ltd.

Oxenwood Real Estate

StepStone Group

Pictet Alternative Advisers

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

Jones Day has a broad private equity offering, advising a number of major large and mid-market houses on acquisitions, investments and portfolio company M&A and exits across a variety of industries, including infrastructure, health care, technology, and life sciences. These sector specialisms are combined with a notable capability in acquisition finance, enabling the team to advise on all aspects of complex cross-border and multi-party transactions. Patrick Stafford leads the team, and offers considerable expertise on the full range of transactions, including cross-border work, distressed acquisitions, and joint ventures. Giles Elliott has a strong focus on the finance sector and financing matters, while Anna CartwrightJulian Runnicles and Laura Pembridge are also highly recommended.

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Testimonials

Pat Stafford is a good operator in the tech space. He is commercial, sensible and good at marshalling a deal to completion.’

The team are clearly well-functioning and, led by Pat, who treats his juniors well, are highly commercial and get to the right answer with the minimum of fuss and a focus on the practical

Very good technical knowledge due to experience across multiple sectors and jurisdictions within our target market. This is coupled with sound commercial judgement during negotiations

‘Always approachable, ready to help and good commercial judgement which means you get to the right answer swiftly. We have huge trust in their opinion

Key clients

AGIC

True Capital

JF Lehman

EagleTree Capital

Index Ventures

The Riverside Company

Pantheon Ventures

Trade finance Tier 2

Jones Day acts for a diverse range of financial institutions, among which are ICBC Standard Bank plc, British Arab Commercial Bank plc and China Development Bank, on pre-export, pre-payment, reserve-based lending and commodity trading facilities, as well as receivables securitisation programmes, most notably in Africa and the CIS states. Recent deals have involved Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa. Its work spans a range of commodities but it has particular expertise in oil, metals and agricultural products. Alongside banks, trading houses such as Trafigura make up a significant proportion of the firm's client base, and it increasingly acts for large corporates such as Total SA and US Steel.

Key clients

US Steel

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: premium Tier 3

Jones Day's commercial and corporate litigation team 'is well used to tackling very big ticket, high profile litigation'. The practice is noted as being 'exceptionally gifted', 'particularly in cases involving a fraud angle' in which Sion Richards , who leads the team alongside Barnaby Stueck (who 'is fantastic on anything with an insolvency angle') is focused. Other contacts to note include 'sophisticated litigator' Adam Brown, who handles multi-jurisdictional investigations and resulting litigation; Rhys Thomas and Lee Coffey, who both handle a range of multijurisdictional disputes, and corporate and insolvency litigator Daniel Travers. The 'simply brilliant' Annabel Treadgold is another name to note for fraud disputes, as well as contentious energy sector matters, while counsel Sarah Batley counts product liability disputes among her specialisms. Craig Shuttleworth retired from the practice.

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Testimonials

‘Jones Day is one of the most effective and well-established players in the top end London dispute resolution market. I have yet to work with someone there who I did not regard as impressive.

Commercial litigation lies at the very core of Jones Day’s London practice. They are exceptionally gifted in the field; particularly in cases involving a fraud angle.’

The team is well used to tackling very big ticket high profile litigation. Excellent solicitor resources enabling effective conduct of substantial litigation.

Sion Richards goes from strength to strength every year. Barnaby Steuck is fantastic on anything with an insolvency angle and is very strong in Cayman/BVI cases. Annabel Treadgold is simply brilliant and incredibly hardworking.

Adam Brown is extremely bright, calm, efficient and focused. A sophisticated litigator working at the top of his field.

Annabel Treadgold is exceptionally clever and committed to the cases. Definitely one to watch.

Nick Cotter is a dedicated, effective and efficient advocate. He thinks strategically and understands our company’s business and strategy. Nick is great at working with our business people as well as our other firms and he always puts our company’s interests first. We’re lucky to have Nick as an advocate for us.

Rhys Thomas is a good strategist and legal thinker.

Key clients

UTB LLC and HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

MasterCard Incorporated

Jonathan Faiman and Project Today Holdings 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

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

Nicholas Guy Edwards and Philip Stephen Bowers of Deloitte LLP in their capacities as Joint Liquidators of Angel Group Limited (McBrides Proceedings)

Property finance Tier 3

Jones Day acts for major lenders such as Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, with a particular strength in mezzanine financings and developments in the private rental, student accommodation and hospitality sectors. Andrew Barker leads the team and has advised on many acquisition finance and investment facilities, often with a pan-European dimension. Highlights included Barker advising Blackstone on its landmark joint venture with Telereal Trillium to acquire Network Rail’s entire property portfolio. Emily Stew is also highly experienced in cross-border mandates, most notably in acquisition and development finance.

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‘The Jones Day property finance team is one of the best legal teams I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The team has an immense knowledge base and is exceptional at providing legal advice, with a great emphasis on the commercial side of things, making it easier to do deals with all of the right legal backing.’

‘The team is excellent across the spectrum and especially knowledgeable around transitional real estate and development finance. The individuals on the team all uphold the highest levels of professionalism, are easy to deal with and always very accessible.’

‘They are all great at boiling down legal nuances into commercial lingo to make it easy for a lender to make the right decisions when negotiating a deal or evaluating a new one. ‘

‘Andy Barker is a pleasure to work with. Good practical advice on a variety of real estate finance transactions in different sectors. Can analyse complex issues and provide practical advice and recommendations.’

‘Andrew Barker is very good. He is knowledgeable and understands the sector very well.’

‘Andrew Barker has a very clear and concise way of presenting complicated constructs.’

Key clients

Blackstone

Delancey

Wells Fargo

Royal Bank of Canada

Greystar

Morgan Stanley

Bank of America

Banco Santander

Henderson Park

Real estate funds Tier 3

Jones Day's team, which is a core part of a larger global network, handles cross-border real estate funds work across a wide range of asset classes. In addition to advising on the formation and launch of real estate funds, the group handles fund recapitalisations and various types of secondary transactions, including secondary directs and structured secondaries. John MacGarty is a name to note.

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 4

Jones Day's financial markets disputes team has experience in domestic and cross-border litigation.  Sion Richards (who counts fraud and asset tracing issues and regulatory investigations among his areas of expertise) leads the practice, which includes Adam Brown and Harriet Territt , who focus on multijurisdictional and fintech disputes respectively.

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Construction: contentious Tier 4

Jones Day's practice offers 'specialist expertise and understanding of the construction sector.' The team is headed up by James Pickavance, who joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in October 2019. He is noted as a 'standout partner', an expert on international construction arbitration, having acted for contractors, developers and consultants. The 'extremely impressive' John J Crowley is noted for his work in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The London team are also able draw on the expertise of the wider firm's top-tier US practice.

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‘As well as boasting specialist expertise and understanding of the construction sector, Jones Day’s broad experience in a range of fields – including private equity, finance, cross-border, and intellectual property – makes its construction team uniquely placed to provide developer and commercial clients with bespoke and focused advice and litigation representation that takes account of the full picture of challenges faced by the client.’

‘The London office is one of the key offices in which the firm focuses its international construction disputes practice. The team has access to the world’s leading-edge projects which means their knowledge is relevant and current. The London team is very much an international team. It seems to be completely connected with the construction, energy and infrastructure teams elsewhere and in our experience puts forward the best team is put forward to assist, rather than a team limited by the capabilities of one office.’

‘The team has strengths in depth from juniors to partners and across a very wide range of specialisms. They produce extremely high quality work (the best I have come across) and their office coverage is truly global.’

‘I’ve worked closely with John J Crowley who is extremely impressive and a rising star. He is exceptionally thorough and rigorous in his analysis of the client’s legal and commercial position, and leaves no stone unturned. He has considerable experience in acting for developer clients in technically complex and difficult cladding claims. He brings dedication, great intelligence, and excellent industry understanding to the task.’ 

‘James Pickavance is the stand out partner and leads the team in London. We have dealt with him for a number of years and in our view is one of the best construction solicitors in the market. He is well known in the construction legal market.’

Key clients

Omega Engineering LLC

Windoor AS

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 4

With a significant offering in London and also able to effectively mobilise resources across its wide spread of international offices (including in the US, Europe and Asia), Jones Day is well-positioned to advise key debtor and creditor-side stakeholders on both domestic and cross-border mandates. This was recently demonstrated by the London team's involvement, alongside practitioners from 15 other offices, in representing an ad-hoc group of senior lenders on the $1bn restructuring of the Syncreon group, which was implemented using an English Scheme of Arrangement. Contentious insolvency work remains a particular strength of the firm, an area in which 'very impressive' team head Ben Larkin is recommended.

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Testimonials

The team is particularly good at contentious insolvency.

The very impressive Ben Larkin and Sion Richards are excellent. I have done several cases with both of them and was consistently impressed by how efficiently they extracted settlements from the other side!

 

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 Limited

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

Triton Investment Management Limited

Octopus Capital & Fern Trading

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar

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

AG Retail Cards Limited t/a Clintons

Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 4

Jones Day provides patent litigation expertise in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and wireless technology under practice head Alastair McCulloch. Recent instructions have involved patent revocation defence and the advancement of blockbuster drug infringement actions in the High Court. McCulloch is currently acting for Lufthansa as claimant in a Patents Court dispute concerning an aircraft passenger power supply system.

Public international law Tier 4

Jones Day fields a specialised investor-state arbitration group, which handles high-profile cases against CIS countries. Sylvia Tonova and Lee Coffey are international arbitration experts. Further support is provided by senior associate Philip Devenish and global disputes solicitor, Anatoly Matveev. Former partner Baiju Vasani joined Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners.

Key clients

World Wide Minerals Ltd.

Federal Elektrik Yatirim ve Ticaret A.S.

Gold Pool JV Ltd.

Omega Engineering LLC

Alhambra Resources Ltd

Windoor AS

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

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

Jones Day's London arm has experience in all aspects of white-collar crime and internal, criminal and regulatory investigations. Leaning on support from its international network of offices, the firm handles a range of multi-jurisdictional matters. Areas of expertise include fraud, antitrust, international trade and breaches of the UK Bribery Act, FCPA, government contracts, healthcare and environmental crimes. Glyn Powell heads the team and is experienced in investigations brought by the SFO, HMRC, Metropolitan Police, FCA, Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA), DoJ and SEC. Sion Richards also heads the team and focuses on major fraud, asset tracing, and corruption investigations.

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Güralp Systems Limited

Environment Tier 5

Of counsel Chris Papanicolaou spearheads the environmental offering at Jones Day, which assists with the assessment of environmental risks on M&A transactions and renewable energy projects. Papanicolaou also advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and environmental liabilities arising in the waste management, construction, mining and automotive sectors.

EU and competition Tier 5

Jones Day has carved out a reputation for acting for clients on the merger control aspects of significant M&A and joint venture transactions; in this space, it is active both in the UK and across Europe. The London team is able to draw on support from the firm’s substantial network of offices worldwide. Behavioural matters form another area of focus, in which practice head Matt Evans is also a noted performer.

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International arbitration Tier 5

Jones Day's London office focuses on disputes surrounding energy, mining and construction projects. The team, which 'has a strategic and comprehensive approach', also has particular CIS experience and is increasingly active in Middle East-related work. Joining from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLPJames Pickavance is a construction specialist, and Sylvia Tonova focuses on disputes arising in Eastern Europe and the CIS region. Other notable contacts are group head Sion RichardsLee Coffey and Rhys Thomas. Former partner Baiju Vasani left to join Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners.

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Testimonials

‘JD have very good communication with clients and a massive client network. The litigation partners are savvy and prepared to do a lot of their own advocacy.’

‘Rhys Thomas is a partner who does a lot of commercial litigation and arbitration. An extremely talented lawyer, absolutely expert in leading a team through very difficult disputes and a really charming and loyal operator. He is very technically skilled and often knows more than counsel on a topic.’

‘Philip Devenish is an outstanding senior associate, sure to make partner soon. He is capable, efficient and very intelligent. His strategic input is always spot on, and he is fully on top of the details.’

‘Jones Day a large multi disciplinary firm with diverse highly qualified individuals. The international presence makes the firm very attractive for business working in multiple countries.’

‘Main contact was with Sylvia Tonova in London, very outstanding legal counsel, very knowledgeable and very passionate about her work.’

‘Strategic and comprehensive approach, great engagement, good understanding of economic circumstances, quick comprehension and the ability to familiarise oneself with previously unknown subject areas.’

‘The practice and individuals have a unique skill set from strategic corporate planning all the way to cross border enforcement. Very pleasant to deal with and in-depth specialist knowledge in respect of complicated investment treaty networks and vast network of experts.’

‘Sylvia Tonova is a naturally gifted lawyer, I find her to be always calm under pressure. Clients love her business-savvy approach to disputes.’

‘Michelle Bradfield is excellent at running a team and on the optics and global view of the case in complex, large scale arbitrations and international court proceedings, as well as on the detail of the law and evidence. A pleasure to work with. Really knows her stuff.’

‘Michelle Bradfield is one of the most committed, insightful and dedicated lawyers I have had the privilege of working with. She puts her shoulder to the wheel and also builds a very strong team both internally and through use of external counsel. She is refreshingly ego free and just wants to ensure the best is delivered for her clients, something she succeeds in.’

‘Michelle Bradfield is a standout bilateral investment treaty arbitrator. Michelle is a technically outstanding lawyer with keen commercial skills. Michelle is incredibly hard-working and I would choose her for any future international arbitration in a hearbeat.’

‘Michelle Bradfield has extensive experience and an excellent reputation in litigation and dispute settlement in public international law.’

Key clients

World Wide Minerals Ltd.

Gold Pool JV Ltd.

Omega Engineering LLC

Alhambra Resources Ltd

Windoor AS

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

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

Jones Day has a track record advising international and domestic clients on large M&A and private equity transactions. In particular, the team is experienced in public M&A, acting for clients in the life sciences, consumer products, industrials, technology, defence and aerospace, and real estate sectors. Giles Elliott jointly leads the practice alongside Leon Ferera. Both are experienced in the full range of corporate transactions including public and private M&A, fundraisings, buyouts, joint ventures, and investments.

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Freudenberg SE

STERIS Plc

General Electric

EssilorLuxottica

DV4 Limited

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II

Greystar Real Estate Partners

Scapa Group PLC

Roper Technologies, Inc.

The Stars Group Inc.

Koch Industries

Signature Aviation plc

The firm: 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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 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…
 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.…
 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…
 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.