Arnold & Porter

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Chair: Richard Alexander

Co-Managing Partner: Michael Daneker, Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker

Partner: Kathleen Harris

Number of partners: 17

Assistant solicitors: 31

UK Total: 48

International Total: Nearly 1,000


Contacts:

Competition & Litigation: John Schmidt, Jane Wessel

Corporate & Securities: Sean Scanlon, Jeremy Willcocks

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Hilton Mervis

Employment: Henry Clinton-Davis

Finance: Colin Tan

Intellectual Property & Technology: Beatriz San Martin, Ewan Townsend

Investment Management: Simon Firth

International Arbitration: Dmitri Evseev, Patricio Grané Labat, David Reed, Monty Taylor

EU Life Sciences: Ian Dodds-Smith

Product Liability: Ian Dodds-Smith

UK Enforcement & Dispute Resolution: Kathleen Harris, Sean Curran


THE FIRM

Arnold & Porter is a nearly 1,000 lawyer firm with renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. The London office, established in 1997, is home to the firm’s European regulatory and corporate and finance practices, and includes specialists in life sciences, intellectual property, telecoms, product liability, commercial litigation and arbitration, competition, white-collar crime, and employment. The office’s clients include large multinational companies, start-up businesses, banking institutions and financial services companies, and individuals.


PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK 


Life Sciences:

One of the largest pharmaceutical and medical devices regulatory practices in the EU, dealing with all aspects of pre- and post-marketing authorisations and appeals, and on issues arising from emerging technologies such as gene, cell, tissue and pharmacogenomics. The practice has experience in advising on all types of collaborative and licensing agreements, and corporate transactions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, offering an unparalleled integration of regulatory, GDPR, intellectual property, and competition law expertise.


Intellectual Property, Technology & Media:

In-depth experience in many aspects of IP, including licensing, rights acquisition, brand co-existence, delimitation, data privacy, brand-sharing agreements and commercial contracts (including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright), as well as high value related litigation. The practice also has experience handling technology transaction and disputes and software licensing matters. Additionally, the practice advises clients on matters relating to data protection, cyber security, emerging new technology and new media issues.


Product Liability:

The large team of specialist lawyers, many dual-qualified in law and medicine, is experienced in conducting the defence of unitary and group product liability proceedings relating to medicines, medical devices, foods, pesticides, and other chemical products.


Commercial Dispute Resolution:

Deep experience in handling large-scale international commercial litigation including shareholder, joint venture, partnership disputes, banking litigation, complex civil fraud cases, competition High Court related cases, corporate reputation and regulatory investigations.


Competition:

Advises on both EU and UK competition law issues. The practice handles merger filings, major litigation, antitrust inquiries and audits, price-fixing issues, distribution and licensing agreements, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. Extensive experience of the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the EU Commission.


Corporate:

Advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, flotations/IPOs, public takeovers, shareholder disputes, private equity transactions and venture capital financings. It also advises on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities both for issuers and underwriters.


Finance:

The team acts for banks, private equity funds, and other financial institutions in relation to general banking and leveraged finance transactions originated in the UK and Europe. The team also handle sovereign debt issuances.


Investment Management:

Advises on the structuring, formation, promotion, regulation and operation of closed and open-ended investment funds.


UK Enforcement & Dispute Resolution:

Advises corporates on how to handle investigations in relation to potential economic crime offences with an increasing focus on matters relating to FCPA, anti-bribery and money laundering compliance, together with economic crime defence, self-reporting and negotiations with law enforcement agencies, both in the UK and US, internal investigations for client organisations and external law enforcement investigations.


Employment:

Covers all areas of employment and business immigration. It also handles the employment aspects of mergers and outsourcing as well as TUPE.


International Arbitration:

The International Arbitration Group represent dozens of Sovereign States, state-owned companies and entities, corporations and individuals in Investor-State and commercial arbitrations before international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, and various chambers of commerce and industry-specific institutions. The group has extensive experience arbitrating disputes in a range of industries and economic sectors, including energy, mining, construction, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications, banking, finance, and government concessions.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2020 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 3 contributions

Law and Practice

Life Sciences 2021 in USA

Authors: Daniel A. Kracov, David R. Marsh, Vinita Kailasanath, Alice Ho

Trends and Developments

International Arbitration 2020 in USA

Authors: Maria Chedid, Kabir Duggal, Alexander A Witt

Ranked Departments

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London (Firms)

Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Band 5
Competition Law
Band 6
Financial Crime: Corporates
Band 4
Intellectual Property
Band 5
UK-wide

Life Sciences
Band 1
Life Sciences: Product Liability
Band 1

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Capital Markets: Securitisation


Stuart Axford
Band 4

Commercial and Corporate Litigation


Charlotte Mallorie
Up and Coming
Hilton Mervis
Band 2

Competition Law


John Schmidt
Band 5

Employment: Employer


Henry Clinton-Davis
Band 4

Financial Crime: Corporates


Kathleen Harris
Band 2

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Ian Dodds-SmithLife Sciences: Regulatory
Band 1
Adela WilliamsLife Sciences: Product Liability
Ian Dodds-SmithLife Sciences: Product Liability
Adela WilliamsLife Sciences: Regulatory
Band 2
Hilton MervisCommercial and Corporate Litigation
Kathleen HarrisFinancial Crime: Corporates
Jacqueline MulryneLife Sciences: Regulatory
Band 3
Simon FirthInvestment Funds: Hedge Funds
Hilton MervisPartnership: Contentious
Band 4
Stuart AxfordCapital Markets: Securitisation
Henry Clinton-DavisEmployment: Employer
Beatriz San MartínIntellectual Property: Patent Litigation
Band 5
John SchmidtCompetition Law
Sean CurranFinancial Crime: Corporates
Band 6
Monty TaylorInternational Arbitration
Up and Coming
Charlotte MallorieCommercial and Corporate Litigation

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20001-3743

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