Firm Profile > Ropes & Gray LLP > London, England

Ropes & Gray LLP
60 Ludgate Hill
LONDON
EC4M
England

High yield Tier 2

Ropes & Gray LLP has 'a great team, collaborative and solution-oriented'. The practice focuses on complex, big-ticket high yield financing for issuers and underwriters, and in 2020 it worked on 30 matters and closed deals with an aggregate value of $25bn. Among its clients are some of the most active high yield issuers in the European market, notably Altice and Liberty Global, as well as investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. 'They show strong counsel and grit and knowhow to get a deal done while also being commercial, creative and constructive', say clients of practice head Michael Kazakevich and key partners Robert Haak, Jane Rogers and Aditya Khanna. Haak recently handled the high yield aspects of a £5.7bn-equivalent bond and loan secured financing for Liberty Global, Virgin Media and O2 on the in connection with the joint venture combination of O2 and Virgin Media.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kazakevich

Other key lawyers:

Robert Haak; Jane Rogers; Aditya Khanna

Testimonials

‘A great team, collaborative and solution-oriented’.

‘We appreciate working with Michael Kazakevich who is smart and has excellent judgment. Aditya Khanna is all over the detail.’

‘I’ve been working with R&G for many years, sometimes with them and across from them. They show strong counsel and grit and knowhow to get a deal done while also being commercial, creative and constructive. Michael Kazakevich, Rob Haak, Aditya Khanna and Jane Richards are the standout practitioners.’

Key clients

Liberty Global

Virgin Media

O2

Altice USA

Liberty Latin America

Goldman Sachs

Sotheby’s

J.P. Morgan

Altice France

Morgan Stanley

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) Tier 2

Ropes & Gray LLP provides ‘thoughtful, nuanced, and comprehensive analysis’ during complex compliance and risk management projects and internal investigations, often arising from whistleblower reporting, with regard to fraud, bribery and corruption, and money laundering. The group is a good  destination for multinational clients subject to government investigations in the UK and overseas; with particular strength in SFO and DOJ matters, partially due to the dual qualifications of some team members, as well as its global footprint.  Amanda Raad splits her time between London and New York and is noted for her leadership in launching the Insights Lab, the industry’s first group combining expertise in analytics, behavioural science and legal consulting. Raad shares leadership of the department with Judith Seddon, who is highly experienced in representing large companies, as well as global banks. Dual-qualified counsel Paige Berges is a key contact for economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Raad; Judith Seddon

Other key lawyers:

Paige Berges; Sean Seelinger; Sarah Lambert-Porter; Tina Yu; Tom Jackson; Andris Ivanovs; Zaneta Wykowska; Jessica Dunk; Michael Harris

Testimonials

‘Extremely commercial and extraordinarily responsive.’

‘They are always very responsive, even under demanding deadlines, and they have provided thoughtful, nuanced, and comprehensive analysis.’

‘Very good understanding of (and excellent analysis of) law and regulation, combined with pragmatic advice and experience of the approach of the regulators and market participants. This applies to multiple team members, but to Judith Seddon in particular.’

‘Truly collaborative and exceptional to work with.’

‘Amanda Raad, Patrick Welsh in Boston, and Kent Ford in New York have been  stellar. They are also a real pleasure to work with.’

Commercial property: investment Tier 3

US firm Ropes & Gray LLP's London team is ‘expertly able to advise on the full range of real estate transactions’, predominantly focusing on big-ticket private equity deals, catering to a client roster of real estate, pension, hedge and sovereign wealth funds in addition to family offices and operating partners. Practice head David Seymour and counsel Will Bryant demonstrate an ‘ability to cut straight to the heart of transactional issues’ and are especially knowledgeable with regards to data centre, digital infrastructure, life sciences, logistics and light industrial assets.

Practice head(s):

David Seymour

Other key lawyers:

Will Bryant

Testimonials

‘This is a corporate real estate team in that all of the team members are able to advise expertly on a full range of real estate transactions, from landlord and tenant to joint ventures.’

David Seymour and Will Bryant are the standouts. They are all extremely responsive and thorough. What makes them stand out from other firms is their ability to cut straight to the heart of issues on transactions.’

Key clients

APG

Arax Properties

Arrow Capital

Bain Capital Credit

Cambridge University Endowment Fund

Cathexis/Yondr

King Street

Partners Group

QuadReal

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

The Nature Conservancy

Siguler Guff

Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 3

Ropes & Gray LLP utilises its ‘calm and personable approach’ to handle all stages of cross-border fraud investigations. The practice benefits significantly from its collaboration with colleagues in the US; in one particularly high-profile highlight, a transatlantic team is representing a Credit Suisse banker as a key figure in Mozambique’s $2bn debt scandal. Also on the cross-border side, the team is experienced in the extradition space, where its work includes representing individuals in relation to Interpol’s red notices for fugitives wanted for prosecution or sentencing reasons. The department is equally well versed in representing suspects and witnesses in investigations led by the UK authorities, particularly the FCA and the SFO. Splitting her time between London and New York, the dual-qualified Amanda Raad shares leadership of the department with Judith Seddon, who is a ‘superstar’ and ‘an inspiration to other lawyers working in the field of white-collar crime’.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Raad; Judith Seddon

Other key lawyers:

Paige Berges; Sean Seelinger; Sarah Lambert-Porter; Matthew Burn; Zaneta Wykowska; Jessica Dunk; Michael Harris

Testimonials

‘In the times when I have worked with the wider team, they have always been excellent.’

‘Subject expertise; great teamwork; calm and personable approach.’

‘Judith Seddon is one of the top business crime solicitors in the UK and has a strong reputation. This is all entirely justified as Judith is a very strong technical lawyer with great experience and always gives tenacious support to her clients. Judith is extremely popular and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Judith Seddon is extremely knowledgeable in her field; she is great to work with and very collaborative.’

‘Judith Seddon – a superstar. Handles the biggest cases with aplomb. Hugely respected in the market.’

‘Judith Seddon is an inspiration to other lawyers working in the field of white-collar crime. She is an accomplished lawyer, measured, proactive, determined and strategic. She is equally at home with individual and corporate clients.’

Real estate funds Tier 3

Ropes & Gray LLP made a significant investment in its asset management offering by hiring Tom Alabaster from Linklaters LLP in 2020; he is the head of the firm's funds practice in EMEA. Under Alabaster's leadership, the team generates a strong flow of mandates from major funds, asset managers and institutional investors. Its workload includes high-value real estate fund formations, restructurings, joint ventures and downstream investments, including club deals. The team works closely with the firm's US offices on cross-border mandates. Emily Brown and counsel Christopher Townsend have further bolstered the practice by joining from Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP respectively.

Practice head(s):

Tom Alabaster

Other key lawyers:

Emily Brown; Christopher Townsend

Key clients

CBRE

Nuveen

Acquisition finance Tier 4

Led by Michael Kazakevich, Ropes & Gray LLP's 'strong and nimble' finance team excels in providing 'hands-on advice on complex structuring' for a primarily borrower-focused client base, including on deals involving UK and US law governed debt products. The firm has gained most acclaim for its work within the TMT space, as a result of its longstanding representation of multinational telecoms leviathans, Liberty Global and Altice, on their global finance needs. Formerly in-house at Goldman Sachs, the 'exceedingly nimble and strategicCarol Van der Vorst has an excellent perspective of the market and current market norms, enabling her to effectively 'transition across multiple types of deals and clients'.Malcolm Hitching left for Macfarlanes LLP in summer 2020.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kazakevich

Other key lawyers:

Carol Van der Vorst; Jane Rogers; Robert Haak; Alex Robb; Aditya Khanna; Alexandru Mocanu

Testimonials

It is a strong and nimble team with very good senior partners providing hands on advice on complex structuring.’

Best-in class acquisition finance practice. They are commercially minded, creative and proactively find solutions to issues.’

Jane Rogers is a first-class lawyer, stays calm at all times, is an excellent negotiator and finds solutions to complex legal/structuring issues.’ 

Carol Van der Vorst is a rock star attorney who is able to transition across multiple types of deals and clients.’

Carol Van der Vorst is exceedingly nimble and strategic minded and not limited to a single industry or product.’

Alex Robb – great partner to work with, very driven, super helpful at all times, positive minded and outstanding legal knowledge.’

Robert Haak – very diligent, thoughtful and commercially minded, always available.’

Key clients

Virgin Media

O2

Liberty Global

Goldman Sachs

Altice Europe (Next Alt S.à r.l.)

Baring Private Equity Asia

Altice USA

3i Investments plc

Liberty Latin America

Altice France

GHO Capital Partners LLP

Avista Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Partners

Alcentra

Medtronic plc

Northwestern Mutual

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 4

Although it is smaller than some of its higher-ranked peers, Ropes & Gray punches above its weight and is particularly well-suited to advising its borrower-focused client base on often very complex debt structures, including combined loan and bond products. This manifests itself in the firm's regular financing work for global telecoms giants Liberty Global and Altice, both in terms of general corporate lending, as well as in the context of event-driven financings. Michael Kazakevich heads the six-partner finance team that also includes the 'first-class' Jane Rogers, who regular advises corporates on syndicated credit facilities, and 'rock star attorney' Carol Van der Vorst, who is appreciated by clients for her ability to 'transition across multiple types of deals and clients'. 

Practice head(s):

Michael Kazakevich

Other key lawyers:

Carol Van der Vorst; Jane Rogers; Robert Haak; Alex Robb; Aditya Khanna; Alexandru Mocanu

Testimonials

Strong, nimble team with very good senior partners providing hands on advice on complex structuring.’

Carol Van der Vorst is very pragmatic and solution oriented, which is highly appreciated and valuable in fast paced matters.’

Carol Van der Vorst is a rock star attorney who is able to transition across multiple types of deals and clients.’

‘Jane Rogers is a first-class lawyer, stays calm at all times, is an excellent negotiator and finds solutions to complex legal/structuring issues.’

Key clients

Virgin Media

O2

Liberty Global

Goldman Sachs

Altice Europe

Baring Private Equity Asia

Altice USA

3i Investments plc

Liberty Latin America

Altice France

GHO Capital Partners LLP

Avista Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Partners

Alcentra

Medtronic plc

Northwestern Mutual

Corporate tax Tier 4

Ropes & Gray LLP's tax team is led by Brenda Coleman who has a well-established presence in the international tax planning space. Andrew Howard focuses on financing transactions, including private equity issues, fund work, IPOs and real estate matters. Counsel Chris Agnoli is also noted and has a broad cross-border tax practice.

Practice head(s):

Brenda Coleman

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Howard; Chris Agnoli

Testimonials

Ropes & Gray tax team are very good with all-round tax knowledge benefiting private equity houses with a range of expertise on relevant tax topics.’

Key clients

Averna Capital

Partners Group

Arsenal Capital Partners

TPG’s Integrated Media

Sound United (Charlesbank Capital Partners)

3i Group

Advent International

Medtronic

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Liberty Global

TSG Consumer Partners

Xerox

Envision Pharma Group/ GHO Capital

Goldman Sachs – Intrum

King Street and Arax Properties

CBRE

SC Health Corp

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 4

Ropes & Gray LLP works closely with its counterparts in the US to provide a cohesive transatlantic service for international data protection compliance matters. The ‘knowledgeable, attentive, approachable, responsive, pragmatic, collaborative and available’ team is headed up by Rohan Massey, who advises a number of clients in the financial services and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Rohan Massey

Other key lawyers:

Clare Sellars

Testimonials

‘Rohan Massey is very personable, knowledgeable and demonstrates clear expertise’.

‘Collaboration between the UK and US teams has been fantastic and very seamless’.

‘In addition to a wealth of technical and practical advice, guidance and support, the team at Ropes & Gray are attentive and really get to know the organisation’.

‘They have a breadth of experience in their field, across many sectors’.

‘Through their commitment to social impact, we benefit from their expertise and knowledge of what is happening in risk, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity’.

‘The team were able to conduct more thorough reviews, produce more pragmatic and commercial advice, and were available to respond to queries and provide advice quicker than previous firms used’.      

‘I have worked with many law firms and legal partners over many years, and I would always go back to Rohan Massey and his team for any matters relating to risk’.

Key clients

GHO Capital Partners

Sales Performance International

Monster Energy US LLC

Invesco Ltd.

The Carlyle Group, L.P.

Audley Travel Group Limited

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation

Sandbridge Acquisition Corp.

Pfizer Inc.

Bain Capital

Hologic, Inc.

Atairos Management, L.P.

Ardian Group

LionTree LLC

BDT Capital Partners

Sixth Street Partners, LLC

The Follicular Lymphoma Foundation

Derivatives and structured products Tier 4

Ropes & Gray has a small asset management practice that frequently advises clients on derivatives transactions and regulatory matters. Among those clients are leading asset managers, alternative credit providers, hedge fund managers and PE firms. In the regulatory sphere, the firm is known for its cross-border capabilities, and its technical expertise in areas such as UCITS eligible assets rules, risk retention and other regulatory regimes affecting the use of derivatives and structured products by asset managers. Anna Lawry is the lead partner and has more than 15 years' experience in advising on derivatives in all the major asset classes, whether OTC or on-exchange, and any associated ISDA, collateral, brokerage, clearing and custody arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Anna Lawry

Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+) Tier 4

Ropes & Gray LLP's London private equity team acts advises premium and mid-market clients on a range of acquisitions, investments, and transactions for portfolio companies. The team works with both US and UK buyout houses, as well as sovereign wealth funds, and frequently advises on multijurisdictional mandates. Key contacts in the team include London managing partner Will Rosen and Kiran Sharma, who both have close relationships with prominent sponsors. John Newton specialises in the healthcare and life sciences sector, while Helen Croke is active across sectors including consumer goods, technology, and professional services.

Practice head(s):

Will Rosen

Other key lawyers:

Kiran Sharma; John Newton; Helen Croke; Elizabeth Todd

Testimonials

‘Stand out individuals in Will Rosen, Helen Croke and Elizabeth Todd. Good technical, but also commercial, lawyers.’

‘Client focused, even if what you’re asking for isn’t market standard or run of the mill. They genuinely care about getting to know their clients; even complicated fund managers who ask for extra consideration.’

‘Small and well run team with a high level of brilliant associates throughout the bench. Very strong relationship building skills and well organised.’

‘Strength and depth across partners and senior associates. A diverse team which replicates our values and provides real freedom from group-think. Market leading life sciences franchise.’

‘Will Rosen is a stand out and a private equity guru. He’s been there and done that, knows everything and is the nicest guy you will ever deal with. Helen Croke is fantastic at managing a large complex transaction through to completion, doesn’t take no for an answer.’

‘Kiran Sharma delivers for us consistently; she’s both extremely effective in a transactional setting and highly client centric  and ensures all workstreams go to plan.’

‘Helen has an enviable ability to translate all of the legal jargon into layman’s terms, help you understand the risks and benefits of certain approaches, how it will be viewed by both your side and theirs.’

Key clients

3i Group

Advent International

Aquiline Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Management

Astorg

Averna Capital

Avista Capital Partners

Bain Capital

Baring Private Equity Asia Limited

Bridgepoint

Cathexis Investment Management

Charlesbank Capital Partners

GHO Capital

Intermediate Capital Group

Lee Equity Partners

New Mountain Capital

Partners Group

TPG Capital

TSG Consumer Partners

Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe

Private funds Tier 4

Ropes & Gray LLP has established a notable practice in London with the arrival of practice head Tom Alabaster from Linklaters LLP in mid-2020, further bolstered by the arrival of Emily Brown from Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP in early 2021. The team advises sponsors and investors on fund formations across a variety of strategies, including buyout funds, credit, and venture capital, working with major asset managers, funds, and institutional investors.

Practice head(s):

Tom Alabaster

Other key lawyers:

Emily Brown

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely responsive and professional. While a focused team in London, the team is also able to draw on significant expert from elsewhere within the Ropes & Gray network (for example in specialist areas such as tax, or in international jurisdictions). We also much appreciate the fact that the team is equally able to support us across all types of funds (private funds as well as hedge funds and idiosyncratic situations) as well as occasionally with direct deals or other one off situations.’

‘The London team is still growing, however it has plugged very efficiently into (and has benefitted from being a part of) the US and global offering, and is delivering a service that would be expected from a far larger team. Also impressive coordination between the funds team and the downstream private equity team.’

‘The team is first rate when providing practical but comprehensive legal advice. Ropes takes a multi-disciplinary approach to offer full service advice to its clients.’

‘In this context Tom Alabaster is the best funds legal adviser in London. Bar none.’

‘I mainly work with Tom Alabaster – he has been very proactive in investing time in building a relationship with our team and taking time to understand our needs. He is able to provide advice across a wide range of topic areas, as well as marshalling the wider resources of the team where necessary. Overall, we have been delighted with the level of service provided in what is still a relatively new relationship with the firm.’

‘Tom Alabaster has been a highly energised, and exciting addition. He has brought a great deal to the offering, and draws very well on his previous experience at UK and US firms. ‘

‘Tom Alabaster is at the forefront of funds lawyers in the UK. He is very responsive, offers great, practical advice, and foresees all of the big issues that might arise down the line.’

‘Tom Alabaster is a great client adviser. He has a very developed sense of when to get involved to provide a solution or to move a matter on, and when he can trust his team.’

Key clients

The Blackstone Group

Partners Group

Baillie Gifford

Nordic Capital

Averna Capital

UBS

Constitutional Capital Partners

Nexus Point

Northleaf Capital

Novacap

Sequoia Capital

Golding Capital Partners

TSG

Peal Capital Partners

Limerston Capital

Medicxi

SCOR SE

Cambridge University Endowment Fund

GHO Capital Management LLP

EU and competition Tier 6

Frequently collaborating with its US offices, Ropes & Gray LLP 's London team assists with the UK and EU competition elements of major cross-border M&A transactions. Beyond corporate assistance, the team, led by Ruchit Patel, advises on intellectual property, as well as abuse of dominance issues. Ian Hastings is one of a number of associates experienced in dealing with the CMA, European Commission and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority.

Practice head(s):

Ruchit Patel

Other key lawyers:

Ian Hastings; Lisa Kaltenbrunner

Testimonials

The quality of the London antitrust team is exceptional. The team provides sophisticated legal advice and savvy commercial judgement as a matter of course. Our advisers bring a wide range of experience to bear and are able to provide helpful advice in matters of first impression or where there is only limited precedent available. The team has pioneered a new approach to hiring that is intended to lead to a significantly more diverse set of junior lawyers, including a specific effort to encourage people to work in competition law.

Ruchit Patel offers a rare combination of superior technical skills, judgement, and customer service that makes it a pleasure to work with him on the most challenging matters. Ruchit is among the best all-around competition lawyers our team with worked with and particularly strong in addressing the most challenging issues.’

Key clients

Google Inc.

Bain Capital LP

Advent International Corporation

Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc.

CPPIB Canada Inc.

Flight Centre Travel Group Limited

GHO Capital Partners LLP

Medical Properties Trust Inc.

Wright Medical Technology Inc.

uniQure BioPharma BV

Charlesbank Capital Partners LP

KKR & Co Inc.

NeoGenomics Inc.

Reed & Mackay Travel Limited

SeatGeek, Inc.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 6

Impressing clients with its 'knowledge and commercial sense', the group at Ropes & Gray LLP services the firm's funds and asset management clients in relation to their UK regulatory issues. The team works closely with colleagues in the US and Asia, providing advice on a multitude of cross-border regulatory issues arising from transactions and fund formation. The practice is jointly led by asset management regulation expert Eve Ellis and Anna Lawry, who focuses on derivatives regulation. In March 2021, the group was joined by Vanessa Walters from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, adding additional expertise in the UK and EU regulatory requirements of investment services for the UK market.

Practice head(s):

Eve Ellis; Anna Lawry

Other key lawyers:

Dorota Maj; Vanessa Walters

Testimonials

Eve Ellis is personable, accessible, very knowledgeable and commercially-focussed.

I am always impressed by their knowledge and commercial sense.’

I have worked frequently with Eve Ellis over the years on a wide range of matters. I found her very easy to work with and I am impressed by her knowledge and commitment.’

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

The team at Ropes & Gray LLP has extensive experience in helping clients develop cybersecurity compliance programs, and also handles enforcement and litigation as they relate to the collection, storage and processing of company and personal information. Headed up by Edward McNicholas, Rohan Massey and Edward Black, the group also assists with data commercialization and the use of both AI and synthetic data. Moreover, it has a strong track record responding to federal and state investigations into data breaches. David Peloquin was promoted to the partnership in November 2020.

Practice head(s):

Edward McNicholas; Rohan Massey; Edward Black

Other key lawyers:

David Peloquin

Key clients

Bombas LLC

P33

Advent International

Invesco Ltd

Sumitovant Biopharma Inc.

Civis Analytic Inc.

Ai4gi

SIFMA Asset Management Group

CareCentrix Inc.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Aurora Health Care Inc.

Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with approximately 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government.

It is London’s leading international law firm for private capital clients. It also advises some of the world’s largest companies on their most challenging issues. The firm acts for sophisticated private capital investors and providers giving them all the legal services they need: from fundraising to transactional deal-making and financing, and from antitrust to compliance, data protection, restructuring, real estate, financial regulation and tax. It acts for leading European, US and Asian clients on deals across the EMEA market and globally.

Private equity: Ropes &Gray is at the forefront of the European private equity market, advising a broad roster of leading sponsors and their portfolio companies who retain the firm for its deep understanding of their legal needs and the ability to synergise with market conditions. It routinely advises leading large and middle-market and clients in multiple industries on every aspect of their largest and most complex global transactions.

Finance and high-yield: The firm is one of a select group of firms with on-the-ground London capability to execute high-yield bond offerings and term loan facilities under both English and New York law. This provides clients with cross-border and cross-product expertise with the flexibility and responsiveness of being in the same time zone. Coupled with its international capabilities, the firm is able to advise on all forms of leveraged finance transactions across the capital structure and jurisdictions, providing seamless
coverage across products and time zones.

Business restructuring / Capital solutions & special situations: The firm helps clients find solutions in event-driven, stressed and distressed situations, and complex and dislocation opportunities. These solutions include bespoke capital solutions and structures, distressed M&A, restructuring advice, leveraged and direct lending, convertible debt, hybrid debt/equity instruments, and equity upside structures.

Private equity real estate: The firm is an investor-led platform advising on significant UK and European real estate investment transactions. Working across the risk spectrum, it advises its investor clients on structuring and executing joint ventures, direct and indirect sales and purchases, minority and majority equity investments and co-investments, real estate M&A, distressed transactions and restructurings, sales and leasebacks, development projects and all related financings. It has a deep understanding of real estate as an asset class, encompassing transactions from traditional asset deals to complex corporate and finance arrangements, and tax efficient structures.

Life Sciences: The firm’s European team is an integral part of Ropes & Gray’s preeminent global life sciences practice, and provides seamless regulatory compliance and commercial strategic advice to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It offers clients, including private equity houses and
their portfolio companies, advice on UK, EU and cross-border regulatory issues in this space. The team is uniquely part of a global one-stop-shop offering compliance and enforcement, including litigation, internal investigations and public policy matters.

Funds: The firm advises a global client base of asset management firms, including fund sponsors, investors and investment advisers, on all aspects of their business. Its experience across the spectrum of private and registered fund structures and vehicles, investment strategies, asset types and industries allows it to identify commercial, regulatory and economic issues, understand emerging trends and craft innovative solutions that are unique to the concerns of clients throughout the industry and around the world.

Financial crime, global investigations and risk: The firm advises clients who are facing the myriad challenges of regulatory investigations and enforcement, and have been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex cross-border regulatory investigations of recent years. It focuses on both proactive resolutions and reactive investigations with authorities including the SFO, FCA and PRA, as well as overseas authorities, including the US DOJ and SEC. It also provides a comprehensive suite of risk assessment and advisory services which enables clients in the financial sector to identify, monitor, and mitigate or eliminate regulatory risk.

Competition/antitrust: The firm advises sophisticated clients on a wide range of issues, including merger control matters, complex multi-jurisdictional cartel or abuse of dominance investigations and follow-on damages actions.

Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity: The firm helps clients manage the full array of issues that arise from the collection, use, storage, commoditisation, disclosure, transfer and disposal of data, including
privacy and cybersecurity compliance and counseling, corporate and transactional support, and regulatory investigations and litigation.

Tax: The firm advises multinational business enterprises, financial institutions and investors on the international and domestic tax aspects of private investment funds, private equity transactions, M&A, financings, business restructurings and JVs. It also advises on cross-border investment structures, the international tax aspects of financial products, ongoing tax planning for multinational business entities and individuals, transfer pricing and cross-border tax controversies.

Contacts
Private equity:
Will Rosen

Finance and high yield: Michael Kazakevich

Business restructuring: Matthew Czyzyk

Capital Solutions & Special situations: Samuel Norris,

Private equity real estate: David Seymour

Life sciences: Lincoln Tsang

Funds: Tom Alabaster

Financial regulation: Eve Ellis

Financial crime, global investigations and risk: Amanda Raad, Judith Seddon

Competition/antitrust: Ruchit Patel

Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity: Rohan Massey

Tax: Brenda Coleman

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Will Rosen will.rosen@ropesgray.com
Private Equity Will Rosen will.rosen@ropesgray.com
Finance and High-Yield Michael Kazakevich michael.kazakevich@ropesgray.com
Business Restructuring Matthew Czyzyk matthew.czyzyk@ropesgray.com
Capital Solutions & Special Situations Samuel Norris samuel.norris@ropesgray.com
Private Equity Real Estate David Seymour david.seymour@ropesgray.com
Life sciences Lincoln Tsang lincoln.tsang@ropesgray.com
Funds Tom Alabaster tom.alabaster@ropesgray.com
Financial Regulation Eve Ellis eve.ellis@ropesgray.com
Financial Crime, Global Investigations & Risk Amanda Raad amanda.raad@ropesgray.com
Financial Crime, Global Investigations & Risk Judith Seddon judith.seddon@ropesgray.com
Competition/antitrust Ruchit Patel ruchit.patel@ropesgray.com
Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Rohan Massey rohan.massey@ropesgray.com
Tax Brenda Coleman brenda.coleman@ropesgray.com
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Ms Brenda Coleman photo Ms Brenda Coleman Partner and head of Tax in London
Ms Helen Croke photo Ms Helen Croke Partner
Mrs Eve Ellis  photo Mrs Eve Ellis Partner
Mr Robert Haak photo Mr Robert Haak Partner
Mr Malcolm Hitching  photo Mr Malcolm Hitching Partner
Mr Andrew Howard  photo Mr Andrew Howard Partner
Mr Michael Kazakevich photo Mr Michael Kazakevich Partner in Ropes & Gray’s finance group in London and co-head of…
Mr Aditya Khanna photo Mr Aditya Khanna Partner
Mrs Anna Lawry photo Mrs Anna Lawry Partner
Mr Rohan Massey photo Mr Rohan Massey Partner
Ms Rosemarie Paul photo Ms Rosemarie Paul Rosemarie Paul specializes in UK financial regulatory matters, with a particular focus…
Ms Amanda Raad photo Ms Amanda Raad Amanda Raad, a U.S. lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor…
Mr Alex Robb  photo Mr Alex Robb Partner
Ms Jane Rogers photo Ms Jane Rogers Partner
Mr Will Rosen photo Mr Will Rosen Co-managing partner of the firm’s London office and a partner in the…
Mr Phil Sanderson photo Mr Phil Sanderson Partner and Co-chair of the global private equity transactions group
Ms Judith Seddon photo Ms Judith Seddon Judith Seddon specialises in all areas of national and international white-collar crime,…
Mr David Seymour photo Mr David Seymour David is a partner in the private equity real estate practice and…
Ms Kiran Sharma  photo Ms Kiran Sharma Co-head of the firm’s International Practice Group and a partner in the…
Mrs Elizabeth Todd  photo Mrs Elizabeth Todd Partner
Number of UK partners : 25
Number of other UK fee-earners : 130