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Alder Castle 10 Noble Street
London, EC2V 7QJ United Kingdom  Map
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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)

Corbett, Timothy J.

Timothy J. Corbett


+44 (0)20 7645 2509 (t)

Holland, Paula

Paula Holland


+44 (0)20 7645 2518 (t)

Holter, Michael

Michael Holter


+44 (0)20 7645 2574 (t)

Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman


+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)


Julia Bracewell, OBE


+44 (0)20 7645 2517 (t)

McIntyre, Erika

Erika McIntyre


+44 (0)20 7645 2586 (t)

Sarzana, Stephanie

Stephanie Sarzana


+44 (0)20 7872 1626 (t)

Crane, Tamsin

Tamsin Crane

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7645 2590 (t)

Fox, Shira

Shira Fox


+44 (0)20 7645 2524 (t)

Publications & News


April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 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 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

In 2013, our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers 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 17, 2013

Selected 2013 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 29, 2013

Senegal and First Step: Infrastructure to Support Critical Agricultural Supply Chains

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Amadou Kane, acting on behalf of the Government of Senegal signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) yesterday with First Step Economic Opportunity Zone Inc. (First Step) to commence planning and fundraising for the development of a special economic zone in the Casamance region of Senegal.

March 28, 2013

Oxford Innovation Society (OIS) Member Profile: WilmerHale

An article by Joe Pillman and Andrew Ross, published in the Spring 2013 edition of Isis Insights, Issue 71, p. 6-7.

March 22, 2013

Chambers Global Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2013 Edition

March 21, 2013

WilmerHale Advises Yandex in $607 Million Secondary Offering

March 14, 2013

WilmerHale Earns Top Rankings in BioPharm Insight’s 2012 League Tables

BioPharm Insight’s 2012 Licensing League Tables ranks WilmerHale as the leading legal advisor in its global and North America volume tables and lists the firm in fourth place in its global and North America value tables.

February 28, 2013

Holger Thomas, Tim Corbett Receive 2013 ILO Client Choice Awards

Frankfurt-based Corporate Partner Dr. Holger Thomas and London-based Corporate Partner Tim Corbett have received 2013 Client Choice awards from International Law Office (ILO) and were honored at a gala dinner held in London on February 27.

February 20, 2013

Selected 2013 M&A Transactions

In 2012, we advised clients throughout the United States and Europe on more than 100 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $15 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax.

  • 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.