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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.


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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”).

  • 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. 

Experienced in resolving coverage disputes through ADR as well as litigation, and also advises on regulatory issues. Broad international reach lends itself to efficient handling of complex multi-jurisdictional issues.

Chambers Global 2021

Sarah Turpin advises insureds on a wide range of coverage disputes, including those relating to credit risk, D&O and professional liability policies. She is head of the insurance team in London.

Chambers Global 2021

"Arthur Artinian focuses mainly on portfolio management and advising on a range of licensing agreements. His clients are primarily well-known domestic and international brands in retail, fashion and leisure. ""Arthur is very pragmatic, has great legal expertise and gives very commercial advice."" ""He is responsive and manages matters efficiently."""

Chambers UK 2021

"Emma Maher has extensive experience in real estate development and investment work. She has notable expertise in the logistics sector, including the acquisition, disposal and development of key sites in both the UK and Europe. ""She works at the speed that we require without compromising on attention to detail, she's proactive and she manages all parties involved in the deal respectfully."" ""She is fabulously talented."""

Chambers UK 2021

Multi-talented practice with strength in both contentious and transactional work and acting for clients on both the supplier and purchaser sides of the market. Particularly adept at advising on transport infrastructure and upstream oil and gas projects, as well as manufacturing and mixed-use schemes. Supplements its domestic offering with considerable international capabilities, particularly when handling construction projects in Africa and the Middle East. Offers extensive experience acting for developers in connection with rail construction and improvement projects.

Chambers UK 2021

"The team handles any dispute given to them with the utmost care and dedication, regardless of value or jurisdiction," one client remarks. Another says: "The team is very attentive to their clients and they really looks after their interests."

Chambers UK 2021

Advised Nuveen Real Estate on the construction aspects of the St James Quarter Development, a mixed-use regeneration project in Edinburgh with a value of £850 million.

Chambers UK 2021

Multi-talented practice with strength in both contentious and transactional work and acting for clients on both the supplier and purchaser sides of the market. Particularly adept at advising on transport infrastructure and upstream oil and gas projects, as well as manufacturing and mixed-use schemes. Supplements its domestic offering with considerable international capabilities, particularly when handling construction projects in Africa and the Middle East. Offers extensive experience acting for developers in connection with rail construction and improvement projects.

Chambers UK 2021

"The team handles any dispute given to them with the utmost care and dedication, regardless of value or jurisdiction," one client remarks.

Chambers UK 2021

"The team is very attentive to their clients and they really looks after their interests."

Chambers UK 2021

Advised Nuveen Real Estate on the construction aspects of the St James Quarter Development, a mixed-use regeneration project in Edinburgh with a value of £850 million.

Chambers UK 2021

Key areas of focus include real estate, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources transactions. Provides a strong international offering, regularly handling transactions involving continental Europe and the Middle East. Particularly proficient in advising US companies on cross-border acquisitions into the UK and Europe, as part of a broad client base of corporate entities and financial sponsors.

Chambers UK 2021

"I have been extremely pleased, and I have absolute confidence in the team," a client says.

Chambers UK 2021

"The people are excellent. They make themselves available and have a commercial manner."

Chambers UK 2021

Advised Spynsol and Sports Tech Holding on the acquisition by FDJ Group of Sporting Group for £100 million.

Chambers UK 2021

"Kevin Greene is a non-contentious construction specialist with a strong reputation for his expertise in domestic development projects. He regularly assists developers with the preparation of construction and procurement contracts for significant office and mixed-use schemes. ""He provides practical and commercially sound advice and is prepared to listen and then tailor his advice to suit the project."""

Chambers UK 2021

Matthew Smith is noted for the considerable breadth of his construction practice, which encompasses both contentious and non-contentious mandates relating to domestic and international projects, including those in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He is particularly adept at representing clients in delay and defect claims arising out of energy and transport infrastructure developments, and possesses further experience assisting with contract negotiation and risk allocation matters. 

Chambers UK 2021

""Matthew makes an enormous effort to understand all the details of the work, including very complex technical issues, to ensure that his advice covers all aspects of a matter. He is an excellent disputes lawyer and thinks outside the box to arrive at the best strategy."" ""He’s very experienced and so knows a great deal about the industry. He is a great pleasure to work with and he manages challenging cases very effectively."""

Chambers UK 2021

"Paul Tetlow is praised for the quality of his advice on M&A, joint ventures and venture capital deals, among other transactions. He handles deals in the technology, energy and insurance fields, and heads the corporate group in London. ""He was excellent, not only in understanding the mechanics of the deal, but also the emotions and personalities.""""His instincts were right, and he's a very good negotiator."""

Chambers UK 2021

"Tim Webb advises a broad international client base on a range of real estate matters. He has extensive experience handling private equity investment transactions and commercial development matters. ""He's intellectually agile, focused, commercial and absolutely has the client's back."""

Chambers UK 2021

"Dylan Moses is well regarded in the health and safety field. He is routinely called upon to provide counsel on regulatory matters. He has additional experience of advising clients on cross-jurisdictional issues. His broad caseload includes handling investigations by the ORR, police and HSE following fatal accidents. ""He has very sound judgement and he's an impressive operator."" ""He is fantastic, using his experience so he can see how matters will be best advanced in court. He also has lots of understanding of the health and safety sector and a great commercial sense about him."" ""He is very good at handling corporates and individuals too, they trust him absolutely. He is also exceptionally calm under fire."""

Chambers UK 2021

The team is noted for its capabilities in aviation finance matters. Client base includes banks and leasing companies. Expertise covers transactions such as acquisitions, financings and leasings.

Chambers UK 2021

K&L Gates is a great firm with a global reach.

Chambers UK 2021

They are solution-orientated, very hard-working and focused.

Chambers UK 2021

They are very available, responsive and strong on delivering on our priorities.

Chambers UK 2021

Acted for Dubai Aviation on the USD121.6 million sale and leaseback of three Boeing 737-MAX aircraft from FPG.

Chambers UK 2021

Go-to firm for complex cross-border transactions, particularly those involving Australia or the USA. Utilises its global network in supporting domestic companies, as well as clients with assets based abroad. Strength in a number of sectors, including biotech, pharmaceuticals and technology. Frequently assists with IPOs, takeovers and secondary placings.

Chambers UK 2021

The London team gives excellent service with the benefit of a global footprint.

Chambers UK 2021

"Across the board, K&L Gates has a joined-up international network which makes for a very smooth process," says one source.

Chambers UK 2021

"The whole team supports us and looks after us really well."

Chambers UK 2021

Advised AIM-listed Cluff Natural Resources on its placing and subscription of new ordinary shares.

Chambers UK 2021

What the team is known for Established practice covering general commercial, construction and investment treaty disputes. Engaged by Asian clients in the energy and oil and gas sectors. Also turned to by companies in the Middle East for infrastructure and development matters. Argues in arbitration courts across the world, including in Singapore, Dubai and New York. Singapore office works closely with colleagues across the network, especially with the London, New York and Doha offices. The team has been especially active advising Indian and Korean companies on cross-border disputes. Clients benefit from the firm's addition of local disputes capability through its combination in Singapore with Straits Law Practice LLC.

Interviewees report that London-based Michelle Moran has "a vast European network and knows the industry inside out." Clients highlight her experience working in-house, saying: "She understands the dilemmas and difficulties we face." Moran is admitted to practice in Ireland and the UK, and often advises US or European fund managers on the restructuring of their activities in preparation for Brexit.

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