Managing Partners (London): Suhrud Mehta, Julian Stait
Worldwide Fee-earners: 805
Number of UK Partners: 28
Number of UK Associates: 126
Total UK Staff: 214
Leveraged Finance/Banking: Suhrud Mehta
Capital Markets/High Yield: Apostolos Gkoutzinis
Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations: Julian Stait
Communications, Technology & Outsourcing: Laurence Jacobs
Data Protection: Joel Harrison
Islamic Finance: John Dewar
Corporate & M&A: Mark Stamp
Project Finance: Matthew Hagopian
Restructuring: Nick Angel, Yushan Ng
Structured Finance: James Warbey
Tax: Russell Jacobs
Transportation Finance: James Cameron
THE FIRM Milbank has been in London for almost 40 years, assisting clients with their most complex, high-profile and ground-breaking cross-border transactional and contentious matters. Now the second largest office in Milbank’s global network, the London office, has over 150 lawyers providing English and NY law advice on UK, pan-European, Asian, African and other global matters. The strength of its leading UK and US practices provides the firm with a unique ability to handle the most complex and demanding transatlantic mandates for its clients.
Known for the exceptional quality of its people and practices in London, the partners hold over 30 leading lawyer rankings across 16 practice areas in Chambers UK, and two recent independent studies showed that they have the highest concentration of Chambers rankings per lawyer of any of the London offices of the leading US law firms. The matters on which the firm advises are regularly recognised as 'Deals/Cases of the Year' in the leading legal and industry publications.
TYPES OF WORK UNDERTAKEN
Acquisition Finance: The firm’s integrated team includes experts in the fields of senior lending, bridge loans, high-yield debt, mezzanine and PIK debt, M&A, private equity, derivatives, tax and financial restructuring across the full range of acquisition finance transactions, including infrastructure, leveraged and investment grade financings. Clients include senior and mezzanine lenders, underwriters and financial sponsors, issuers and borrowers.
Corporate: The London team represents buyers and sellers, private equity investors, strategic partners and financial advisers in the full range of M&A and strategic corporate transactions using English law both in the UK and globally. The focus is on complex, high-end and usually cross-border transactions.
Capital Markets: The London team focuses on servicing areas where the firm is particularly strong, including initial public offerings, high-yield bonds, leveraged acquisitions, emerging market offerings, project bonds, securitisations and other types of highly structured cross-border products. The firm is able to structure and document capital markets offerings under both English and New York law.
Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations: This market leading team specialises in the resolution of complex and high stakes disputes and investigations, particularly in the financial services, energy, and technology sectors.
International Tax: The practice has expertise across the entire range of corporate, income and related taxation, covering the corporate, investment funds and financial services sectors. It focuses on international, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings. Structured finance and capital market products and product development and, generally, assists clients from these sectors in developing tax-optimal strategies for international consortia, joint ventures and funding structures.
Islamic Finance: The firm’s Islamic finance practitioners have wide experience of structuring and documenting Shari’ah-compliant financings with particular expertise in acquisition financing, project financing, Sukuk/Islamic bonds and securitisation.
Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance: The London team has accomplished high-profile mandates in the power, oil and gas, metals and mining, water, telecoms and satellites, and transport infrastructure sectors, and is ranked among the leaders in the London market.
Restructuring: Like its US counterpart, the London offering of this core practice for the firm focuses on the largest, most complex transactions in the market. The firm represents boards, companies, banks, funds, official and ad hoc committees of creditors, individual creditors, shareholders, and other participants in bankruptcies and out of court restructurings of companies in any industry in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and around the world.
Securitisation & Structured Finance: The firm has a market leading practice acting for a range of institutional and fund manager clients.
Outsourcing, Technology, Data Privacy: The firm is recognised as a global leader in technology, outsourcing and data privacy law. The firm advises on the largest and most complex outsourcing and technology projects and fund administration transactions. The firm advises on complex data privacy issues and is widely recognised as being the leading adviser to the satellite and communications industries.
Transportation Finance: The firm specialises in all forms of asset related financing in the transportation, satellite, shipping and infrastructure areas, acting on the sector’s largest, most complicated, innovative and often award-winning transactions. The team’s work has a global reach and deals combine finance, export credit, tax structuring, restructuring, acquisitions, competition and capital markets expertise. The range of clients is broad, from investment banks, development institutions, airline leasing companies and manufacturers to specialist funds, carriers, and regulatory bodies, and the team works across the sector from private jets to the largest of container vessels.
INTERNATIONAL Frankfurt, Munich, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, São Paulo, Seoul.