Our London office is located in the modern iconic premises of One New Change in the heart of the city of London.
Our London office is particularly well known for providing integrated legal teams to address the particular needs of a client, whether a complex global transaction, a corporate investigation, or a major dispute resolution exercise. One of our key integrated services is our global boardroom risk offering which covers all aspects of legal, regulatory, and compliance risk or any combination of risks that can affect an organization and its board. We work with clients on matters ranging from fraud and corruption to employment and workplace safety, as well as from corporate governance to competition issues and cyber risks. We also advise on regulatory and criminal investigations and insurance coverage issues. Our top-rated insurance coverage team also has extensive experience representing policyholders in presenting and pursuing claims against the London insurance market and beyond.
Our London office provides comprehensive, international, domestic, and cross-border advice across a broad range of areas. On the transactional side, we have extensive experience in corporate, commercial, M&A, and capital markets transactions. Our real estate experience covers investment, acquisitions and dispositions, development, construction, project finance, tax, planning and environmental issues, leasing, property management, property holding re-structuring, financing, and dispute resolution. Our finance lawyers advise banks and borrowers on all aspects of mainstream lending, structured finance, commercial real estate financing, and restructuring transactions. We also have a dedicated aviation team with experience representing airlines, financial institutions and leasing companies around the globe.
Our intellectual property team works on a wide range of commercial, regulatory, and intellectual property matters, particularly in the technology, sport, consumer products, luxury and gambling sectors. Our investment management practice advises on the organization and day-to-day operation of a range of investment funds and fund managers. On the litigation side, our team has the depth of experience and the capability to deal with even the most complex and difficult engagements efficiently and cost effectively. We manage cases in the English courts and all major arbitral forums with a leading international arbitration practice. We handle white-collar defense work and corporate crime matters, and undertake proceedings before regulatory and administrative bodies. In addition, we provide advice on all EU and UK competition laws and represent clients’ interests before the European Commission.
Much of the advice we provide from London involves a combination of the above areas, bespoke to the needs of our clients and the particular matter in hand.
K&L Gates comprises multiple affiliated entities: K&L Gates LLP (registered in England and Wales and maintaining offices in London and Paris); K&L Gates LLP (qualified in Delaware and maintaining offices in certain states throughout the U.S.A. and in Beijing ("K&L Gates LLP Beijing Representative Office"), Berlin, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Munich, Seoul ("K&L Gates LLP Seoul Foreign Legal Consultant Office"), Shanghai ("K&L Gates LLP Shanghai Representative Office") and Singapore; an Australian multi-disciplinary partnership maintaining offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney ("K&L Gates-AUS"); a Delaware general partnership ("K&L Gates Belgium") maintaining an office in Brussels; a Hong Kong general partnership ("K&L Gates, Solicitors") maintaining an office in Hong Kong; a professional association established and organised under the laws of Italy ("Studio Legale Associato") maintaining an office in Milan; a general partnership organised under the laws of Brazil ("K&L Gates LLP – Consultores em Direito Estrangeiro/Direito Norte-Americano") maintaining an office in São Paulo; a Taiwan general partnership ("K&L Gates") maintaining an office in Taipei; a joint enterprise formed in accordance with Japanese regulations ("K&L Gates Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise") maintaining an office in Tokyo; and a limited liability company organised under the laws of Singapore (“K&L Gates Straits Law LLC”).
As a global legal services provider with lawyers and other advisers drawn from a variety of jurisdictions, K&L Gates is subject to differing regulations according to the jurisdictions in which we practice and the jurisdictions in which individual lawyers and other advisers are admitted to practice. This area and the area linked below provides information regarding K&L Gates LLP registered in England and Wales under number OC309508 (authorised and registered by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with the number 408245) and any reference to a partner or a member in relation to K&L Gates LLP is a reference to a member of that LLP. A list of the names of the members and their professional qualifications may be inspected at our registered office: One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF, England. We advise only on English law.
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- The 2020 UK Chambers guide recognizes the firm among leaders in England in the areas of Asset Finance: Aviation Finance, Capital Markets: AIM, Capital Markets: Securitisation, Construction: Purchaser, Construction: Supplier, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, Financial Crime: Corporates, Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory, Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, Parliamentary & Public Affairs: Electoral Law, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market.