UK Managing Partner: Shane Gleghorn
UK Senior Partner: Dominic FitzPatrick
Number of lawyers firm wide: 1,100
Number of UK partners: 100
Number of firm wide partners: 400
Real Estate, Planning & Environment: Keith Barnett
Construction & Engineering: Matthew Jones
Restructuring & Corporate Recovery: Nick Moser
Banking & Finance: Martin Yells
Employment & Pensions: Paul Callaghan
Financial Services Regulatory: Jonathan Rogers
Tax & Incentives: Robert Young
Private Client: Andrew Hine
Private Capital & Corporate Finance: Russell Holden
Corporate Technology: Mike Turner
Private Equity: Emma Danks
Disputes & Investigations: Andrew Howell
Commercial Technology & Data: Graham Hann
IP & Media: Mark Owen
Patents: Nigel Stoate
THE FIRM Taylor Wessing LLP is a leading international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries and helping them succeed by advising on their businesses throughout their life cycle. Specialising in technology, media and communications, life sciences and private wealth, the firm acts for 32 of the world’s top 50 brands; some of the world’s most exciting start-ups; and some of the world’s wealthiest families. A diverse client base allows Taylor Wessing to advise on more than just the law. Experts play an essential role in advising clients on business growth and protection, while introducing them to new people, new markets and fresh perspectives that will help their businesses flourish. Collaboration is key to the firm’s success. The firm has over 400 partners and over 1100 lawyers spanning 32 offices in 19 jurisdictions around the world.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm’s focus on the industries of tomorrow has helped it to develop leading expertise in four key areas:
Technology, Media & Communications:
Taylor Wessing’s technology, media and communications group is a leader in its field. The firm acts for clients throughout the eco-system, from start-ups through to global giants, often acting internationally. The firm’s full-service intellectual property offering provides clients with deep sector knowledge and experience, while its reputation management offering is recognised as being market leading. The firm is well positioned to advise around media and technology convergence issues thanks to the strengths of its technology and IT practices and its well-regarded corporate expertise in this sector. The firm also has a dedicated tech city office at Second Home, London’s most high-profile community of entrepreneurs and creative businesses, focusing on UK and international tech start-ups and more established tech companies.
The firm’s life sciences group is renowned for patent litigation, licensing work, corporate, venture capital, research and development and regulatory. Taylor Wessing acts for clients across the entire industry, from pharmaceutical to medical device companies, and is able to spot emerging trends and see the bigger picture. The group consists of one of the strongest and best-known patent litigation teams in Europe as well as experts from regulatory, EU law, competition and corporate, all working hand in hand to provide tailor-made solutions for complex tasks and problems. The firm’s extensive experience of coordinating highly technical parallel actions in multiple jurisdictions enables it to develop innovative strategies, to manage not only complex litigation but to help clients in other complex business transactions.
Taylor Wessing’s cross-departmental private wealth group has been recognised as a market leader for many years. Taylor Wessing is exceptional for a large international law firm in having a substantial private wealth capability, serving a large number of major families and their family offices. The firm offers a fully integrated service for the ultra-wealthy who need expert and joined-up advice on their personal wealth structures, international tax planning, commercial and real estate investments, reputation management and immigration issues. The firm acts for many of the world’s wealthiest families, providing independent and sound advice based on insight, knowledge and technical expertise. The firm is one of the few international firms able to assist clients with an integrated service covering both business and personal needs.
Taylor Wessing has a strong track record in advising companies, investors and developers in both the traditional and renewable energy sectors. Taylor Wessing is clear on the issues and opportunities throughout the value chain and advises the full range of industry participants, from the early-stage cleantech investor to full commercialisation of technologies, to the development and financing of renewable energy projects. The firm has deep experience in advising in cleantech, renewable energy, water, waste, utilities and both developers and investors in the traditional energy sector. The firm’s renewable energy practice was involved in some of Europe’s earliest windfarms and continues to play an active role in the renewables field, while the firm’s internationally recognised capability in venture capital and intellectual property provides for unrivalled experience in cleantech. The firm is also experienced in water privatisation, in acting for clients directly involved with waste management, disposal and treatment activities, as well as waste-to-energy. The firm continues to advise utilities, developers and investors in the traditional energy sector and appreciates the issues these companies face as energy demand continues to rise and environmental issues increasingly come to the fore.
INTERNATIONAL The firm has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brno, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Eidenhoven, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kiev, Klagenfurt, London, London Tech City, Liverpool, Munich, New York City, Menlo Park/ Silicon Valley, Paris, Prague, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore, Vienna, Warsaw and Seoul (associated office).