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Alder Castle 10 Noble Street
London, EC2V 7QJ United Kingdom  Map
+44 (0)20 7645 2400 (t)
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For more than 30 years, WilmerHale has been recognised as one of the leading international law firms in London, providing advice at the interface of law, business and policy.

Our London office has nearly 50 lawyers. The office is part of an integrated European practice of over 100 lawyers. Our London lawyers work closely with their colleagues in Brussels and Berlin, as well as with lawyers in our other offices. London boasts a premier team of UK-qualified lawyers, together with lawyers qualified in the United States and in many of the major European jurisdictions. The breadth of European and American legal traditions represented gives us a pronounced pan-European and transatlantic orientation that is reflected both in the work and the culture of the office.

As members of the premium practices listed below we work in close collaboration with colleagues in the United States, continental Europe and China to provide support to our clients internationally. Our lawyers are recognised as market leaders in:

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
UK Corporate
Labour and Employment
Intellectual Property
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Investigations and Criminal Litigation

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Via London Underground

Nearest station: St. Paul's (Central line)
Also within walking distance:
Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)
Bank (Northern, Circle, District, Waterloo & City and Central lines)
Moorgate (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)

Via British Rail
Cannon Street
Liverpool Street

Andrews, David N.

David N. Andrews


+44 (0)20 7645 2533 (t)

Holland, Paula

Paula Holland


+44 (0)20 7645 2518 (t)


Michael Holter


+44 (0)20 7645 2574 (t)

Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman


+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)

Trenton, Anthony

Anthony Trenton


+44 (0)20 7645 2556 (t)


Julia Bracewell, OBE


+44 (0)20 7645 2517 (t)

Crane, Tamsin

Tamsin Crane


+44 (0)20 7645 2590 (t)

Fox, Shira

Shira Fox


+44 (0)20 7645 2524 (t)

Meadowcroft, Edward

Edward Meadowcroft


+44 (0)20 7645 2596 (t)

Peterson, Bree

Bree Peterson


+44 (0)20 7645 2512 (t)

Publications & News


November 19, 2014

WilmerHale Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, WilmerHale has earned a 100 percent rating in the annual Corporate Equality Index.

October 3, 2014

The Legal 500 UK Honors WilmerHale with Top Rankings in 2014 Edition

The Legal 500, the United Kingdom's guide to outstanding lawyers, has again selected WilmerHale as a top-tier law firm in dispute resolution - international arbitration, and highly recommends the firm in nine other categories. The guide also names three lawyers to its "leading individuals" list, and recognizes a total of eight of the firm’s London-based lawyers

September 2, 2014

London-based Anthony Trenton Joins WilmerHale, Expanding the Law Firm’s International IP Litigation Capabilities

WilmerHale today announced that Anthony Trenton has joined the firm as a partner in its London office. Mr. Trenton is a highly regarded intellectual property litigator in the United Kingdom, who will continue the firm’s expansion of its intellectual property litigation practice in Europe.

June 17, 2014

Yandex to Acquire

Yandex, the leading internet company in Russia, today announced that it has agreed to acquire, one of the leading online auto classifieds businesses in Russia.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers have recently handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally as a leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm’s practice areas were also recognized.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2013, we served as counsel in more than 300 venture financings raising approximately $2.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2013, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $20 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries.

  • Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014 ranked six WilmerHale lawyers and one of the firm's practices for outstanding work and reputation. Among the exceptional lawyers recognized, Gary Born was once again singled-out as the "Star Performer" for Dispute Resolution (International Arbitration). In the 2013 edition of Chambers UK, eight WilmerHale lawyers and two of the firm’s practices were ranked.
  • Franz Schwarz, partner at WilmerHale, was awarded the inaugural Swiss Arbitration Association’s (ASA) Prize for Advocacy in International Arbitration. The award, established in 2008, was given for the first time at ASA’s annual conference in Geneva on 29 January 2010.
  • The Lawyer listed WilmerHale in the top 10 of their annual list of the top 50 litigation practices globally. WilmerHale International Arbitration Partners Gary Born and Wendy Miles are highlighted for their work in achieving a favorable result in an arbitration against the government of Sudan in a dispute over the definition and delimitation of the Abyei Area.
  • The European/UK Legal 500 - Firm is frequently ranked in this series of referral guides focusing on each of the Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and US markets.