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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Chairperson: Kim Koopersmith
Number of partners: 329
Number of lawyers: 981
Languages: 40+

Firm Overview:

Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as its outstanding team of professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm, with 20 offices and over 900 lawyers in a wide range of practices and industries. The firm’s steadfast dedication to providing exemplary client service and its visionary leadership have been key factors in its swift rise to the top of the profession.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets (Debt & Equity)
Competition & EU
Cross-Border Transactions
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
Emerging Markets
Energy & Natural Resources
Financial Restructuring
Financial Services Regulation
Global Investigations & Compliance
Global Project Finance & Infrastructure
International Arbitration
International Trade
Investment Management (including Hedge Funds & Private Equity Funds)
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity Transactions
Public Law & Policy
Shareholder Activism
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

International Work:
The firm’s strategy is to grow practices that complement core strengths of the firm, which has resulted in the growth of fully integrated offices advising clients at the top of the market. Akin Gump lawyers are qualified in numerous jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and maintain strong relationships with leading local law firms in those areas where it does not have bar-qualified practitioners. With more than a third of its offices outside the United States, Akin Gump has a truly global reach.

European Offices:


Located in one of the most active centres for finance activity. Akin Gump’s Frankfurt office focuses on high-profile financial restructurings, corporate and finance transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe.

The Geneva office anchors Akin Gump’s investment and international arbitration practices on the continent and serves as a platform for the firm’s international trade practice in relation to the World Trade Organization and other Geneva-based international organisations.

The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. Core strengths include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), finance and project finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, international arbitration, investment funds, international trade, EU competition and tax.

The Moscow office is the base for the firm’s practice in Russia and the CIS. Lawyers from the Moscow office work closely with Akin Gump lawyers and policy advisors in other offices around the world to advise clients with respect to transactions in Russia and worldwide; mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures (often in relation to energy and telecommunications), project finance, international arbitration and litigation and complex public law and policy matters.

Other Akin Gump Offices:
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Longview, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington, D.C.