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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Provided by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
UK

Chairman: Ira Coleman

Managing Partner (London): Hamid Yunis

Number of UK partners: 31

Number of other UK fee-earners: 48

Global Offices: The firm also has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Cologne, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Wilmington.

Contacts:  

Banking & Finance: Aymen Mahmoud

Corporate & Transactional: Tom Whelan

Corporate Crime, Investigations & Compliance: Simon Airey

Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration: Andrew Savage

Employment: Katie Clark

Healthcare: Sharon Lamb

Private Equity: Tom Whelan

Private Wealth: Simon Gibb

Private Wealth Disputes: Nicholas Holland

Restructuring & Insolvency: Mark Fennessy

Structured Finance & Debt Capital Markets: Ranajoy Basu

Tax: Kevin Cummings

THE FIRM McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, the team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective — and often unexpected — solutions that propel success. More than 1,400 lawyers strong, the firm brings personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for its clients and the people they serve.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK  

Corporate & Transactional: 

The firm’s seasoned lawyers represent the full spectrum of corporate interests around the world, from global corporations to family-owned businesses to privately held companies. The firm’s lawyers thrive on solving the most complex business problems facing their clients today and mapping out strategies to drive clients’ success tomorrow. Broad capabilities include seamless transactional services, such as negotiating cross-border acquisitions or outsourcing deals, representing issuers in public offerings, securing preferred financial credit arrangements for borrowers or navigating a business restructuring.

Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration: 

The firm’s lawyers focus on commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration, offering a wealth of experience across all sectors and industries, including finance, insolvency, energy, insurance (for policy holders), fraud, commodities, shipping, construction, IT and art theft. The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers are always ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver the sound, practical legal strategies necessary for success in commercial and financial disputes and international arbitration across all sectors and geographies.

Employment: 

The firm’s lawyers help clients attract and retain workers at every level, enter and exit markets as business conditions warrant, develop and implement effective employment policies, identify and protect trade secrets and other confidential information, and negotiate and enforce employment contracts. The firm advises clients on the full range of UK and EU employment issues, including wrongful and unfair dismissal, executive severance, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, employee fraud, discrimination, union recognition, TUPE, pensions and employment, employee benefits and data protection aspects of acquisitions.

Finance: 

The firm’s finance practice offers top-level banking, finance and securities advice including in acquisition finance; corporate and fund finance; high yield; Islamic finance; projects and project finance; real estate finance and business restructuring. The team also covers all aspects of capital markets and securities issuance, with extensive experience in advising on a variety of complex transactional and regulatory matters.

Healthcare & Life Sciences: 

The firm partners with clients on the full range of healthcare-related mandates, helping to navigate the issues that matter when it comes to achieving missions and solidifying positions in the market. Leveraging on the firm’s market leading reputation, the team serves as general or special counsel on engagement-specific matters and provides advice to leading hospitals, including the NHS, large medical groups, health investors and private equity funds, care homes, physician and dental practice management companies, nursing home chains, health technology companies, home health agencies, health maintenance organisations and other health insurers, and hospices. The firm also represents medical device, pharmaceutical and medical equipment supply manufacturers and distributors.

Private Equity: 

McDermott’s team delivers strategic advice on private equity transactions at all stages of the investment life cycle, including control, non-control and minority investments, public-to-private transactions, buyouts and recapitalisations, mergers and acquisitions, growth capital investments and buy-and-build strategies, acquisition finance/refinance, and on all manner of exit strategies. The firm represent clients across a wide range of different industries and jurisdictions, providing market leading international deal structuring advice.

Private Client & Wealth Management: 

From the global to the personal, the firm brings its full-service network to bear in helping closely held business owners and high-net-worth individuals effectively structure their assets, meet their wealth transfer and planning goals, and make their mark philanthropically. As clients make the critical decisions that shape their personal, business, tax, civic and charitable concerns around the world, McDermott will be at their side with creative, customized solutions. The firm advises clients across the globe on all aspects of cross-border wealth management, trust and estate planning, and wealth transfer issues, with particular experience in UK, US and South African legal, tax and compliance matters.

Privacy & Cybersecurity:  

The firm’s highly-skilled data protection lawyers have experience advising clients around the world on comprehensive data protection compliance programs, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) preparedness, the law of the individual EU Member States, international data transfers, as well as data and cybersecurity. The team assists clients in handling global data breaches, including compliance with data breach notification requirements, response to government investigations and litigation in various countries.

Real Estate:  

The firm’s real estate team provides a comprehensive, high quality service for clients’ real estate acquisition, operation, leasing, financing and development needs. The team covers the full range of real estate rs, operators, private owners and real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as leisure, retail, hospitality and themed-entertainment clients on all of their commercial matters.

Tax:  

The firm provides multi-disciplinary service on all UK and international tax issues concerning corporate and commercial business matters, including mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, flotations, structuring, asset and structured finance, treasury management, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing and mediation.

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Global Practice Guide
Matthias Kampshoff
Uwe Goetker
Marc Oberhardt
Björn Biehl
Benedikt Schulz
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Matthias Kampshoff, Uwe Goetker, Marc Oberhardt, Björn Biehl, Benedikt Schulz
Article • Oct 2023

McDermott Will & Emery LLP rankings

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Christopher Kandel
2
Christopher Kandel
2
Band 2
Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market
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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market
3
Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market
3
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Banking & Finance: Mid-Market
2 Ranked Lawyers
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Aymen Mahmoud
4
Aymen Mahmoud
4
Band 4
Mark Fine
4
Mark Fine
4
Band 4
Corporate/M&A: £100-800 million
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Michal Berkner
3
Michal Berkner
3
Band 3
Employment: Employer
1 Department
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Employment: Employer
4
Employment: Employer
4
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Paul McGrath
5
Paul McGrath
5
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Financial Crime: Corporates
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Simon Airey
4
Simon Airey
4
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Real Estate: £150 million and above
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Darren Rogers
6
Darren Rogers
6
Band 6
Restructuring/Insolvency
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Adrian Cohen
5
Adrian Cohen
5
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Mark Fennessy
6
Mark Fennessy
6
Band 6
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Tax
6
Tax
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Kevin Cummings
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Kevin Cummings
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Sarah Gabbai
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Capital Markets: Derivatives
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Vlad Maly
3
Vlad Maly
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Healthcare
4
Healthcare
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Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial
2 Ranked Lawyers
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Hamid Yunis
2
Hamid Yunis
2
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Sharon Lamb
4
Sharon Lamb
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Healthcare: Regulatory
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Sharon Lamb
2
Sharon Lamb
2
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Life Sciences: Transactional
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Gary Howes
3
Gary Howes
3
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