Senior Partner: Charles Penney
Managing Partner: John Joyce
UK Offices: London, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen
International Offices: Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Muscat, Doha
Strategic Alliance: Hashidate Law Office (Tokyo)
Corporate & Commercial: Yunus Seedat
Finance & Projects: Amanda Gray
Litigation: Michael Barnett
Real Estate: Adrian Collins
THE FIRM Addleshaw Goddard is known for the quality of its advice, the imagination it brings and the impact it creates.
Addleshaw Goddard is a premium international business law firm offering an exceptional breadth of services. The firm’s approach combines a deep understanding of clients’ businesses, markets and sectors, with high-calibre expertise, straight-talking advice and a collaborative team culture.
By delivering what clients want, wherever they need it, from high-value strategic advice, to the everyday, Addleshaw Goddard prides itself on a service that is high-quality, focused, relevant and consistently excellent. It continues breaking new ground and encourage a mind-set of continuous improvement, accelerating the delivery of value to clients through implementing news ways of working.
The firm has a track record of innovation in the design and delivery of legal services. Its Intelligent Delivery approach (AG ID), is a fusion of smart people, flexible resourcing, savvy technology, innovative processes and strategic consulting, providing a platform for new thinking, beyond pure legal advice. AG ID’s inherent flexibility lets it customise the firm’s response by combining relevant expertise, with appropriate resource, the right tools and smart technology in either an integrated or stand-alone package.
The range and scale of Addleshaw Goddard’s work is compelling, and encompasses high-value strategic advice to the everyday. It means the firm is able to attract talented, like-minded individuals who love what they do, are committed to clients’ success, and strive to build valued partnerships through their collective energy and expertise.
The firm is proud of its culture too. A culture that means Addleshaw Goddard is good to work with and for, and where everyone expects the best of each other. Where the firm doesn’t have offices, it works with firms well known to it, to deliver an international capability whenever and wherever required.
The firm’s client portfolio is testament to its strength and range of expertise, including financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. It is a leading advisor to FTSE 350 and equivalent companies, and a market leader across its chosen sectors: digital, financial services, energy and utilities, health, industrials, retail and consumer, real estate and transport.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Addleshaw Goddard is a leader across a broad range of specialisms including business support and restructuring, commercial services, competition and regulation, corporate, crime, dispute resolution, employment and incentives, finance, financial regulation, infrastructure, projects and energy, IP, pensions, private capital, professional practices, public sector and local government, real estate and tax.
The firm deals with IP/patents/trade marks, sport, IT, procurement, new media and e-commerce, outsourcing, media, competition and trade regulation, data protection and procurement.
Employment & Incentives:
The firm has a national and international reputation for dealing with aspects of employment relationships, with specific expertise in handling complex, business critical matters.
The firm focuses on the upper to mid-market sector in: M&A, Stock Exchange flotations, corporate finance, public to privates, joint ventures, management buy-outs, private equity, corporate restructuring, tax, partnerships, insurance, corporate, regulatory and venture capital.
The firm deals with finance, real estate/construction, product liability, commercial litigation, arbitration/mediation/ADR, media, pensions, insurance/reinsurance, IT/outsourcing, defamation and corporate crime.
Finance & Projects:
A practice with a breadth of expertise advising banks, financial institutions and corporates on all areas of finance including general bank lending, acquisition finance, asset finance (including aviation), capital markets, securitisation and structured finance, islamic finance, leveraged finance, project finance, property finance and trade finance. A leader in the PFI and projects field acting for banking clients as well as project sponsors, it also has a leading reputation in the building society sector. The firm’s business support and restructuring group advises a portfolio of blue-chip clients.
The firm also has one of the most significant private capital groups in the UK with trusted advisors to clients including corporates, high net worth individuals and charities on personal financial planning, trusts, contentious trusts and tax.
The real estate practice is one of the largest and best regarded in the UK, providing all of the relevant expertise in one team: mainstream real estate, corporate, structuring, tax, planning, construction, construction litigation, environment, real estate disputes and funding.