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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Co-Executive Chairmen: Jeffrey Kessler & Dan Webb
Chair: Thomas Fitzgerald
Vice Chair: Michael Elkin
Number of partners: 26 (Europe) Number of lawyers: 54 (Europe, including partners)
Languages: Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. The firm’s dedication and emphasis on client service has helped establish long-term relationships with leading companies throughout the world. The firm draws upon the particular experience of its global teams to provide high-quality legal advice across a variety of sectors.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Finance
EU Antitrust/Competition
International Arbitration
Islamic Finance
Project Finance
Transportation Finance

Corporate & Finance:
Winston’s corporate and finance practice provides a wide range of services to public and private companies, private equity and investment funds, investors, and emerging companies on a broad range of high-profile transactions and matters. These include cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, initial public offerings, and distressed acquisitions. The firm’s private equity work encompasses capital raising, investment, and divestiture. Winston also represents clients in capital markets, corporate lending, securitisation, lease finance, Islamic finance, derivatives transactions, and provides restructuring and insolvency advice.
Contact: Zoe Ashcroft
Tel: +44 20 7011 8725
Email: [email protected]

EU Antitrust/Competition:
The firm’s EU antitrust/competition practice, with lawyers in the Brussels, London, and Paris offices, advises a wide range of clients, including corporations in the industrial manufacturing, insurance, financial services, and pharmaceutical/life science sectors.
Contact: Peter Crowther
Tel: +44 20 7011 8750
Email: [email protected]

The healthcare team works with major players in the healthcare sector on both transactions and disputes. Clients include health systems, laboratories, medical equipment manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.
Contact: Gilles Bigot
Tel: +33 1 53 64 82 27
Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration:
The firm’s international arbitration practice is well known for both commercial and investor-state arbitration. The team assists at every stage of the arbitration process and have advised in international arbitration proceedings under all of the major international arbitration rules. Winston matters have ranged from some of the largest and most complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in the world, to mid-sized, straightforward commercial arbitrations and a variety of mediation proceedings.
Contact: Ricardo Ugarte
Tel: +44 20 7011 8757
Email: [email protected]

The litigation team is involved in some of the most innovative litigation before the European courts across the commercial spectrum. Advising in a variety of practice areas, including fraud and white collar crime, antitrust, competition, IP, commercial, securities, trade and insolvency matters, as well as regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. The contentious team advises organisations and individuals in connection with internal investigations by major regulatory bodies throughout Europe.
Contact: Michael Madden
Tel: +44 20 7011 8763
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Justin McClelland
Tel: +44 20 7011 8736
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance:
Winston has advised public and private lenders, project sponsors and developers, host governments, offtakers, and other project counterparties and participants in a broad range of non-recourse and limited recourse financings. With broad country and industry sector experience, the team has structured, negotiated, and closed complex and innovative project financings in a wide range of industries.
Contact: James D. Simpson, Jr.
Tel: +44 20 7011 8787
Email: [email protected]

The sports team in Europe handle a wide-range of sports matters including complaints and investigations relating to athlete welfare, performance development, funding, selection, classification, doping, and athlete agreements.
Contact: Peter Crowther
Tel: +44 20 7011 8750
Email: [email protected]

Transportation Finance:
Winston’s transportation finance lawyers are leaders in the field of structuring, negotiating, and closing both simple and complex financings of all types of transportation assets. The team knows and understands the full array of such assets-aircraft, aircraft engines and spare parts, ships, railroad rolling stock, containers, land-based fleets, and other assets used in transportation. Winston is experienced in financing those assets in the full range of debt, leasing, and securitisation structures as well as repackaging and restructuring existing financings of transportation assets. The lawyers are able, through Winston’s London and US offices, to advise clients on transactions involving both English and US law.
Contact: Mark Moody
Tel: +44 20 7011 8714
Email: [email protected]


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