Firm / Organisation

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Chairman: R. Bradford Malt
Managing Partner: David C. Chapin
Number of partners: 300
Number of lawyers: 1,400

Firm Overview:
Ropes & Gray attorneys focus on the most critical business needs of clients, across a range of leading legal practices. The firm’s collaborative approach means that its clients have ready access to corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory attorneys whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies. The firm is also committed to pro bono service, with 160,000 hours dedicated to underserved communities in 2018.

Private Client:
Ropes & Gray’s private client group has a longstanding reputation in the trusts and estates market. An industry insider reports: “They have real expertise in managing wealth due to their historic role in this market. They are a very wellknown firm, in Boston especially, but also across the USA.” — Chambers HNW

The team has particular expertise in matters relating to the management and transfer of wealth, advising on issues relating to domestic and international estate and income tax planning, implementing trust arrangements — in many cases Ropes & Gray attorneys serve as trustees — and, through the wholly owned subsidiary Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC, the team offers a full range of financial planning and investment advice. The private client group’s charitable foundations practice offers strategic, sophisticated advice to private foundations and other charitable organisations.

The private client group is supported by more than 35 professionals, including trust administrators, tax accountants, probate accountants, philanthropic advisors, and estate settlement administrators. The integrated, comprehensive approach to planning provides clients with control over their affairs and allows for flexibility in adapting to changing needs. An impressed client adds: “We have a tremendous amount of respect for the attorneys at Ropes,” “a highly respected firm,” “very technically proficient,” and “at the top of the food chain.” — Chambers HNW
Contact: Martin Hall
Tel: +617 951 7211
Email: [email protected]

Main Areas of Practice:

The team offers top-flight, sophisticated insight in addressing the wide-ranging needs of clients, with a proud record of success in the courtroom and representing clients clearing transactions before US antitrust enforcement agencies.

Asset Management:
With leading practices in hedge funds, private investment funds and registered funds, Ropes & Gray is uniquely positioned to offer asset management advice in a constantly shifting investment and regulatory environment.

Business Restructuring:
In bankruptcy cases, insolvencies and distressed situations, attorneys provide superior legal advice and deliver innovative business solutions that uphold clients’ values.

An understanding of market dynamics and deep relationships in the financing community allows clients to focus on the up-side case of their business plans.

Health Care:
Clients benefit from a deep experience and its intimate knowledge of clients’ industries in the face of tremendous change driven by growing demand, new technologies, shifting business models and intense government scrutiny.

Intellectual Property:
Combining a sophisticated understanding of the latest legal developments with cutting-edge technical and scientific matters, the firm’s attorneys offer cohesive and comprehensive guidance on all types of IP matters.

Life Sciences:
Attorneys in the global life sciences group understand the unique needs of a wide range of clients in the dynamic life sciences industry.

Litigation & Enforcement:
Global business leaders across industries turn to the firm’s experienced litigators for creative and successful solutions to sensitive matters and critical disputes. On enforcement matters, Ropes & Gray’s attorneys understand business and regulation and help clients preempt, resolve or mitigate the impact of government investigations and enforcement actions.

In 2018, the firm advised on a string of transactions in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America totalling over $150 billion, more than 80 percent of which were cross-border. The firm has represented companies in M&A transactions— many involving cross-border and multijurisdictional issues—with an aggregate value of more than $300 billion.

Data Practice:
The firm helps clients navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding data management, compliance, enforcement and litigation.

Private Equity Transactions:
Clients receive unsurpassed counsel throughout the transaction life cycle from one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated private equity practices.

Real Estate Investments & Transactions:
Drawing on its attorneys’ vast knowledge and experience, Ropes & Gray offers clients the comprehensive range of legal services required to identify opportunities, manage risks and succeed in today’s volatile global real estate market.
Tax & Benefits:
The long-standing representation of clients with dominant market positions has enabled Ropes & Gray to build a comprehensive knowledge base.