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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Managing Partner: Brendan Patterson
Number of partners: 15
Other fee earners: 17
Total lawyers worldwide: 467
International Offices: Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC

Matthew Coleman, Neil Dooley, Angus Rodger
Commercial Litigation: Neil Dooley, Ivan Gordienko, Jonathan Raynes, Angus Rodger
Commercial Property: Brendan Patterson, Matthew Farmer, Simon Collis, Sam Kelly
Construction: Jonathan Raynes
Corporate/Commercial: Michael Thompson, Farzana Rao
Insurance & Reinsurance: Angus Rodger
International Regulation & Compliance: Meredith Rathbone, John Rupp, Alex Melia
International Trade: Meredith Rathbone
White Collar Criminal Defence: John Rupp

THE FIRM Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, its US affiliate, have more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff worldwide. In more than 100 years of practice, the firm has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Lawyers in Steptoe’s London office provide clients around the world with a range of legal services to achieve their most important business objectives in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP provides legal services to clients in the following areas:

The firm engages in complex and cutting-edge international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Commercial Litigation:
Steptoe represents major businesses in commercial litigation in the English courts and internationally. The firm has a well-established Russian litigation practice in the United Kingdom with some of the most prominent lawyers in this field. Lawyers in this practice handle highvalue complex international arbitrations and litigation arising from corporate and banking transactions and investigations connected to Russia and the CIS.

Commercial Property:
Steptoe’s London real estate team advises on a full range of property matters. The group’s experience includes large-scale development and regeneration projects (including offices, hotels, data centres, residential, industrial, warehousing and retail, commonly with a mix of a number of these uses), investment acquisitions and disposals, property finance, portfolio management, and complex property joint ventures.

Steptoe represents owners, engineering and construction firms on projects such as power plants, pipelines, roads, airports, seaports, telecommunications and offshore drilling, as well as residential and commercial property developments. The team also resolves disputes through adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Steptoe handles takeovers and mergers, joint ventures (UK and cross-border), shareholder agreements and venture capital finance, public flotations including AIM listings, internet start-ups, EU law and international corporate structures, agency, distribution and finance.

EU Law:
Lawyers in Steptoe’s EU Law practice handle anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings, EU trade barriers regulation, and EU competition law with representations before the European Commission and the European courts.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
Members of Steptoe’s insurance group assist in a variety of contentious and transactional insurance matters, including arbitration and litigation, policy drafting and negotiation, insurance regulatory issues, coverage investigations and alternative risk transfer (ART).

International Regulation & Compliance:
Steptoe’s highly experienced team provides cross-border international regulatory advice in the context of corporate transactions, investigations, and daily compliance counselling in the areas of anti-corruption (including issues arising under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act and related US and European anti-corruption laws, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, and export controls laws and regulations.

International Trade:
Steptoe’s trade team handles regional and multilateral trade negotiations and disputes, and EU trade policy, customs matters and regulatory requirements.

White-Collar Criminal Defence:
Steptoe’s white-collar group provides guidance to companies and individuals on the interpretation and application of the UK statutory and common law dealing with fraud and corruption including the UK Bribery Act 2010, along with the US FCPA and related international treaties and conventions. The team offers integrated advice, under numerous legal regimes, on issues that go hand-in-hand with international fraud and corruption counselling and internal investigations, including multi-jurisdiction governmental enforcement risks and voluntary self-disclosure strategies, maintaining compliance with European data protection and employment laws in the course of internal investigations.

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