We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.
Our headquarters are in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.
Top rankings for individuals
Of our people are based in Asia
Languages spoken by our staff
Clients in over 90 countries
Revenue growth in the last 5 years
We assemble teams with the right expertise to meet our clients' needs and draw on the highest calibre of talent to overcome the most complex issues.
Particular areas of strength include:
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We advise a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. Our recent client survey demonstrated that clients value our pragmatic, commercial advice.
Our clients include the following organisations:
You can find out more about the work we do for our clients by looking at the deals on the services and sectors pages.
Four deeply held values govern our behaviour and the quality of service we deliver for clients.
Encourage creativity and develop talent.
Be the best and deliver the highest standards.
Work together to build close, long-term relationships.
Say what you mean and do what you say.
Asia was where our founder William Harwood started out, returning to London in 1875 with an important connection, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (later HSBC). The intervening century and a quarter has seen mergers and expansions that have grown our capabilities and expanded our international reach. HSBC remains a key client of the firm to this day and more than a quarter of our lawyers are based in Asia.
We are committed to encouraging and maintaining a culture of inclusivity where everyone feels supported to meet his/her full potential as well as inspire people across diverse backgrounds to access the full range of opportunities available to them in a professional law firm.
Creating a culture of inclusivity is at the core of our business strategy. We want to be a place where our people feel challenged, engaged and supported to fulfil their potential and perform at their best.
We aim to attract and inspire the best people to the legal profession, developing and empowering people from all backgrounds and at all levels to use their initiative and make things happen.
We are committed to ensuring a consistent diversity mix through our career development programmes and networks.
Our corporate social responsibility programme aims to build a sustainable, responsible and diverse working environment which reflects our values and aspirations for the future. It reflects our commitment to excellence in corporate citizenship and is an important part of our firm's overall strategy.
Many of our people have volunteered to help at the Bromley by Bow Centre.
We are delighted to partner with the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity as the firm's current charity of the year.
Our lawyers provide free legal advice to the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau.
We are committed to doing the best we can for the environment.