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Ashurst

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Chairman: Ben Tidswell
Global Managing Partner: Paul Jenkins
Number of global partners: 400+
Number of other global fee earners: 1600+

CONTACTS
London Managing Partner:
Ruth Harris
Ashurst Advance: Chris Georgiou
Corporate: Jason Radford
Finance, Funds & Restructuring: Jamie Ng
Projects & Real Estate: Lee McDonald & Sarah Sivyour
Strategic Advisory: Lea Constantine
Banks & Private Capital:
- Banks:
Ben Tidswell
- Private Capital & Funds: Olga Galazoula & Mark Stanbridge
Digital Economy: Nick Elverston & Andrew Craig
Energy & Resources:
- Oil & Gas: Michael Burns & Peter Vaughan
- Power & Utilities: Antony Skinner & David Wadham
- Mining: Lorenzo Pacitti & Yann Alix
Infrastructure: Mark Elsey & Naomi Horton
Real Estate: Sarah Watkinson

THE FIRM
Ashurst is a leading global law firm advising local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on their most complex transactions, disputes and projects. Founded almost 200 years ago, the firm today has more than 3,400 people, including some 400 partners, working across 28 offices in 16 countries, offering the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. The firm brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst’s vision is to be the most progressive global law firm, and it is committed to taking a fresh perspective, to deliver practical, commercial solutions to the challenges faced by clients in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Corporate:

With Ashurst’s extensive network of global corporate partners, the firm is well-resourced in major commercial centres to advise on public and private M&A, private equity, joint ventures, equity capital markets, reorganisations, governance and regulatory issues.

Finance, Funds & Restructuring:
Ashurst has a premier global finance team, based in all the major financial centres around the world, with deep product expertise and extensive multi-jurisdictional experience. The firm’s global capacity and technical capability covers global loans, global markets, finance regulatory, restructuring & special situations, investment funds and high yield.

Projects & Real Estate:
Ashurst’s global team has unmatched depth and operates across the energy, resources, infrastructure and real estate sectors, advising the full range of market participants, including lenders, governments and sponsors, on innovative and high profile matters.

Strategic Advisory:
Ashurst’s market leading specialist advisory teams are focused on delivering strategic innovative solutions to our clients’ most complex business critical challenges. The firm has leading expertise in employment, competition, intellectual property, international arbitration, investigations, tax and disputes.

Ashurst Advance:
Ashurst delivers client-facing innovation through Ashurst Advance, the firm’s “NewLaw” platform comprising cutting edge technology, process experts, and high quality cost effective resources in a single dynamically managed package which is fully integrated with its legal subject matter experts.

INDUSTRY TEAMS
Banks & Private Capital:

Ashurst supports the business and transactional activities of our domestic and global bank and private capital clients in an environment of increased regulatory change and commercial pressure.

Digital Economy:
Ashurst’s digital economy group adopts a tailored approach to the digitalisation of particular industries, with a key focus on fintech, infratech, proptech and TMT. The team advise on all aspects of work in the industry, including strategic commercial arrangements, M&A, IPOs, financing, joint ventures, outsourcing, disputes, exploitation of IP, tax and other key commercial activities.

Energy & Resources:
Ashurst’s specialists provide an end-to-end advisory service covering the full energy and resources value chains, including their various sub sectors, working on high profile projects and transactions globally which will shape the industry for decades to come. This experience spans renewables, energy from waste, oil & gas, mining & metals, decarbonisation technologies (e.g. energy storage, hydrogen, smart meters), conventional power and nuclear.

Infrastructure:
Ashurst works as a key adviser on iconic infrastructure projects across the transport, social infrastructure, energy and resources and telecommunications sectors for both public and private sector clients. The firm’s in-depth knowledge of the industry and its history of working with governments, sponsors and financiers means we have a comprehensive and balanced view, and understand how projects work from all perspectives.

Real Estate:
Ashurst’s team advises on all aspects of real estate activity including high-profile acquisitions and divestments, asset management, large-scale development schemes, real estate finance, funds, joint ventures, construction, planning, environment and tax advice. The firm’s one-stop-shop offering allows it to work with its clients on landmark, first of a kind deals across the built environment market and the many sectors within it.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hong Kong, India (best friend referral arrangement with Indian Law Partners), Jakarta (associated office), Jeddah (associated office), London, Luxembourg, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Port Moresby, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.