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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Global 2022
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Chairperson: Kim Koopersmith

Number of partners: 315+

Number of lawyers: 930+

Asia Offices: Beijing, Hong Kong*, Singapore

Europe Offices: Frankfurt, Geneva, London

Middle East Offices: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

USA Offices: Dallas, Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Languages: 40+

*The firm’s legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Firm Overview:

Akin Gump is a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers and advisors who pride themselves on dedication to their clients and their communities. With 20 offices worldwide, the firm is renowned for numerous market-leading practices; its strengths in complex transactions and restructurings, high-stakes litigation, and public policy and regulatory matters; and its unyielding pro bono commitment.

Akin Gump partners with clients from both established industries and cutting-edge markets to deliver creative solutions to business-critical issues, helping them seize opportunities and anticipate challenges. Driven by the firm’s forward-thinking leadership, Akin Gump has built a strong culture of innovation and collaboration as well as a talented and diverse workforce committed to the success of its clients and each other.

The firm is intentional about fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are supported and given the tools to succeed. Akin Gump is focused on recruiting and nurturing the next generation of exceptional legal talent and is proud that its recruitment and professional development efforts are recognised as among the best in the industry.

Global Offices: 

Abu Dhabi:

Akin Gump’s Abu Dhabi office has broad experience in fields ranging from corporate, energy and public policy to intellectual property, cybersecurity, investment funds, information technology, national security and dispute resolution.

Beijing:

The Beijing office assists clients seeking both to enter Chinese markets and to extend their businesses beyond China. Lawyers counsel Chinese companies and foreign investors in sophisticated capital markets transactions, including the US securities aspects of international offerings, cross border M&A and other transactional matters as well as in relation to economic sanctions and international trade controls.

Dubai:

The Dubai office advises public and private sector clients in a range of practice areas including debt capital markets, Islamic finance, dispute resolution (including international arbitration), energy (including oil and gas and renewables), antibribery, economic sanctions and international trade controls.

Frankfurt:

Akin Gump’s Frankfurt office focuses on high-profile financial restructurings, corporate and finance transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout Germany, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Geneva:

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.

Hong Kong:

The firm’s Hong Kong office advises international and pan-Asian US and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The office’s lawyers have extensive experience counselling Asian and other international clients on corporate M&A, investigations and anti-corruption, finance and financial restructuring, global energy and transactions, international trade and compliance, investment funds, litigation and dispute resolution.

London:

The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. Core strengths include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), private equity, finance (including debt finance and project finance), energy including renewables, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, international arbitration, investment funds (including hedge and private equity funds), international trade – including the new UK National Security & Investment Law – as well as EU competition, share incentives and tax.

Singapore:

The Singapore office advises US and international clients doing business in Singapore or through its markets. Lawyers have deep experience counselling international clients in investment fund formation, global energy, project finance and international trade matters.

Other Offices in the USA: Dallas, Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

PRACTICE AREAS

Antitrust & Competition

Capital Markets

Communications

Corporate

Corporate Governance

Cross-Border Transactions

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

Debt finance

Distressed Real Estate Asset Services

Energy Regulation, Markets & Enforcement

Entertainment & Media

Environment & Natural Resources

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Finance

Financial Restructuring

Global Energy & Transactions

Global Financial Services Regulation

Global Investigations & Compliance

Global Project Finance Government Contracts

Health Care & Life Sciences

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

International Trade

Investment Management

Islamic Finance

Labour & Employment

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity Transactions

Pro Bono

Public Law & Policy

Real Estate Finance

Securities Enforcement

Shareholder Activism

Supreme Court & Appellate

Tax

Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT)

White Collar Defence & Government Investigations

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
China
  • Beijing
    Unit 401 North Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing, China, 100020
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    Hong Kong
    Units 1801-08 & 10, 18th Floor Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Singapore
  • Singapore
    2 Shenton Way, #16-01 SGX Centre 1, Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore, 068804
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Switzerland
UK
United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi
    Global Market Square, Al Sila Tower, 21st Floor, P.O. Box 55069, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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    Dubai
    ICD Brookfield Place, Level 10, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 120109
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USA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Africa-wide
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Band 5
Lawyers
Weyinmi Popo
Weyinmi Popo
Spotlight Table
Asia-Pacific Region
International Trade/WTO
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
International Trade/WTO
2
International Trade/WTO
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Stephen Kho
1
Stephen Kho
1
Band 1
Tatman Savio
3
Tatman Savio
3
Band 3
China
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
1
Ing Loong Yang
1
Band 1
International Trade/WTO (International Firms)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
International Trade/WTO (International Firms)
2
International Trade/WTO (International Firms)
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Stephen Kho
Stephen Kho
Expertise based abroad in USA
Tatman Savio
Tatman Savio
Spotlight Table
Investment Funds (International Firms)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Anne-Marie Godfrey
3
Anne-Marie Godfrey
3
Band 3
Europe-wide
International Trade/WTO
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
International Trade/WTO
4
International Trade/WTO
4
Band 4
Lawyers
2
Alan Yanovich
2
Band 2
3
Jasper Helder
3
Band 3
Restructuring/Insolvency
1 Department
Department
Restructuring/Insolvency
3
Restructuring/Insolvency
3
Band 3
Global Market Leaders
International Trade/WTO
1 Department
Department
International Trade/WTO
2
International Trade/WTO
2
Band 2
Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
1 Department
Department
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
2
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
2
Band 2
Restructuring/Insolvency
1 Department
Department
Restructuring/Insolvency
2
Restructuring/Insolvency
2
Band 2
Middle East-wide
Capital Markets: Debt
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Graham Lovett
1
Graham Lovett
1
Band 1
Islamic Finance
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Band 3
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