UK Practice REGIONAL PRACTICES

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 more than 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
Aviation
Labour and Employment
Intellectual Property
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Technology Transactions and Licensing
UK Investigations and Criminal Litigation
Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance

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 more than 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.

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Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman

Partner-in-Charge, London - Alder Castle Office

+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)

joe.pillman@wilmerhale.com

Andrews, David N.

David N. Andrews

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2533 (t)

david.andrews@wilmerhale.com

Born, Gary

Gary Born

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

gary.born@wilmerhale.com

Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

steven.finizio@wilmerhale.com

Holland, Paula

Paula Holland

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2518 (t)

paula.holland@wilmerhale.com

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Michael Holter

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2574 (t)

michael.holter@wilmerhale.com

Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)

joe.pillman@wilmerhale.com

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

stephen.pollard@wilmerhale.com

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1084 (t)

duncan.speller@wilmerhale.com

Trenor, John A.

John A. Trenor

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1555 (t)

john.trenor@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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July 16, 2014

Latin America: Expert View: Drafting Arbitration Agreements

An article by Duncan Speller and Victoria Narancio, published in the July-August 2014 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 46-48.  

June 19, 2014

UK Businessman Pleads Guilty to UK Criminal Cartel Offence

Peter Snee, former managing director of Franklin Hodge Industries, has pleaded guilty to a single count of the UK’s criminal cartel offence for his role in fixing prices for the supply of water storage tanks.

June 16, 2014

UK Banking Regulation Addressed in Mansion House Speech

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered a speech on the state of the British economy, as is customary at the Lord Mayor of London’s annual dinner. In the wake of a number of high-profile investigations into the fixed income, commodity and currency markets, Mr. Osborne announced a number of proposals to strengthen UK banking regulation.

May 21, 2014

UK: Updated BBA Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance Launched

On 6 May 2014, The British Bankers’ Association published its updated Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance (“the Guidance”). When first published in December 2011, the Guidance provided advice to the banking industry on the establishment and implementation of adequate policies and procedures required to meet the legal and regulatory requirements arising from the UK Bribery Act 2010. The Guidance has now been expanded to incorporate additional regulatory expectations, focusing primarily on those of the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).

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 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.

February 3, 2014

WilmerHale 2013 in Review

In 2014, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of WilmerHale through the merger of our two A-List predecessor firms. The past 12 months represent the culmination of a decade of growth that has borne out the promise of this historic merger, as our combined strengths have forged a firm greater than the sum of its distinguished parts.

February 3, 2014

NaturalMotion Acquired by Zynga for $527 Million

On January 30, 2014, Zynga, the world's leading provider of social game services, announced its purchase of UK game-maker NaturalMotion for $527 million in cash and equity.

December 20, 2013

WilmerHale Advises Yandex in its $600 Million Offering of Convertible Notes

November 6, 2013

Chambers Recognizes Top WilmerHale UK Lawyers and Practices

Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014 ranked six WilmerHale lawyers and one practice for outstanding work and reputation.

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