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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Chairperson: Kim Koopersmith
Number of partners: 320+
Number of lawyers: 950+
Asia Offices*: Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
Europe Offices: Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Moscow
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, DC.
Languages: 40+

*The firm’s legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors which is 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 firms 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, 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 Genevabased international organisations.

Hong Kong:
The firm’s Hong Kong 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 and 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 in relation to the planned new National Security & Investment law – as well as EU competition and tax.

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

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 project finance, investment fund formation, global energy and transactions 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
Distressed Real Estate Asset Services
Energy Regulation, Markets & Enforcement
Entertainment & Media
Environment & Natural Resources
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
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
TMT
White Collar Defence & Government Investigations

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This firm is also ranked in:

USA 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021

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International Trade/WTO
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Band 3
Global Market Leaders

International Trade/WTO
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Global-wide

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
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Stephen Kho
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Tatman Savio
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Investment Funds (International Firms)


Anne-Marie Godfrey
Band 3
Europe-wide

International Trade/WTO


Alan Yanovich
Band 3
Jasper Helder
Band 3

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Senior Statespeople
Stephen M VineInvestment Funds: Hedge Funds
Band 1
John C LaMasterEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Stephen KhoInternational Trade/WTO
Lars-Erik A HjelmInternational Trade: Customs
Brian T DalyInvestment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance
Barry G RussellRestructuring/Insolvency
James RoomeRestructuring/Insolvency
James TerryRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 2
Ira S DizengoffBankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael S StamerBankruptcy/Restructuring
Rizwan H KanjiCapital Markets: Debt
Wael JabshehCorporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
Kevin WolfInternational Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Band 3
Rizwan H KanjiBanking & Finance: Islamic Finance
Rizwan H KanjiCapital Markets: Debt
John GoodgameCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States
Seth MolayCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States
Davina GarrodCompetition Law

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2001 K Street N.W.

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