Number of partners: 195+ Number of lawyers: 430+
As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services to a global client base ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 68 of the FTSE 100, 75 of the Fortune 100 and 113 of the Fortune 200. With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe. Eversheds Sutherland is a global legal practice and comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate attorneys at Eversheds Sutherland (US) serve public and private companies in virtually every industry, with nearly every type of transaction. Eversheds Sutherland (US) advises on general corporate matters, finance, mergers, acquisitions and other transformative transactions, corporate governance and compliance. From entrepreneurs to Fortune 200 companies, clients include insurers, financial institutions, investment companies, mutual funds, private equity funds, underwriters, broker-dealers and industries as diverse as energy, e-commerce, communications, retail, franchising, manufacturing, hospitality, health care, mining, and aerospace and defense.
Energy & Infrastructure:
Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s energy and infrastructure practice advises clients on commercial, regulatory, credit and other issues arising from the purchase, sale, storage, exchange, financing, transportation and processing of all energy commodities, as well as the financing, development, operation and maintenance of transportation and social infrastructure projects. Eversheds Sutherland (US) assists clients in complex transactions, intricate regulatory and compliance issues, and government enforcement matters. Clients include crude oil and natural gas producers and refiners, trading and marketing companies, lenders and other entities that finance projects, hedge funds and financial institutions, energy and infrastructure independent power producers and electric cooperatives, oilfield service providers and energy and infrastructure developers.
Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s financial services clients include leading insurance companies, broker-dealers, investment companies - including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, business development companies and small business investment companies - banking and financial institutions, employee benefits plans and products, and real estate investment trusts. Services span legal, business and compliance issues, including new product development, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance advice, distribution of financial products and services, tax, securities enforcement, litigation, arbitration, finance and structured finance, outsourcing and systems integration, and international and offshore work.
Many prominent global companies, entrepreneurs and start-up companies rely on Eversheds Sutherland (US) for portfolio counseling, management and implementation for patent, trademark, dispute and licensing matters. The vast majority of Eversheds Sutherland (US) IP lawyers are registered patent attorneys, and a significant number hold advanced degrees in technical fields. When disputes arise, the IP litigation team represents plaintiffs and defendants in trials and legal proceedings in all forums.
With more than 100 litigators in the US and over 400 across the globe, Eversheds Sutherland (US) resolves disputes through many processes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, trial and appeal, and counsels on cybersecurity, data privacy, risk management and regulatory compliance. Eversheds Sutherland (US) represents national and international clients in disputes including class actions, data breaches and investigations. The team services clients across industries around the globe including insurance and financial services, energy, construction, manufacturing, automotive, education, professional services, technology and media, and defense.
Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s real estate attorneys combine transactional and financial advice to help clients identify opportunities, propose creative solutions and handle complex tax and regulatory issues. Eversheds Sutherland (US) works in virtually every state and major market, and its international deals span the globe. The real estate team manages many types of deals, including timber, hospitality, complex real estate finance including multi-tranche mezzanine debt, energy project development, and retail, office, multi-family, industrial and data center development and leasing.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) serves as tax counsel to many of the world’s most prominent corporations — including more than 35 of the Fortune 100 — in every area of federal, international, state and local tax law. With more than 100 tax lawyers, the team has extensive experience with all aspects of taxation – from planning the most complex corporate tax transactions to representing taxpayers in administrative and judicial tax controversies. The firm’s tax attorneys apply a cross-disciplinary, team approach to uncover new opportunities and develop creative solutions for taxpayers, and counsel clients on domestic and international tax planning, tax controversy, insurance taxation, joint ventures and partnerships, tax accounting, state and local tax, employee benefits and executive compensation.
Cox Enterprises; Fuqua Development; GE; Koch Industries; Legal & General; Microsoft Corporation; Newell Brands; Oglethorpe Power Corporation; Siemens; The Coca-Cola Company; TIAA; and Voya Financial.