Allen & Overy is a financial and corporate powerhouse that has strong rankings across almost all our practice areas. Traditionally lender focused, A&O remains a go-to firm for banks in all manner of transactions. A member of the UK ‘magic circle’ the firm has 44 offices in 31 countries.
Latham & Watkins stands out in the US legal market for its banking, M&A, private equity, debt capital markets, high-yield capital markets, equity capital markets, project finance and project development practices, making it another contender for the title of most versatile corporate firm in the US.
Sullivan & Cromwell provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results the Firm achieves have set it apart for more than 140 years and have become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and in each of its geographic markets.
Clients of the Firm are nearly evenly divided between U.S. and non-U.S. entities. They include industrial and commercial companies; financial institutions; private funds; governments; educational, charitable and cultural institutions; and individuals, estates and trusts. S&C’s client base is exceptionally diverse, a result of the Firm’s extraordinary capacity to tailor work to specific client needs.
S&C comprises more than 875 lawyers who serve clients around the world through a network of 13 offices, located in leading financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The Firm is headquartered in New York.
Davis Polk’s London team consists of UK and US qualified lawyers covering capital markets, M&A, finance and restructuring transactions. The corporate and finance teams are supported by our London tax, financial regulatory and antitrust lawyers.
Davis Polk’s London office advises companies, financial sponsors and investment banks, as well as public-sector clients, on a variety of corporate finance transactions throughout Europe. The team has a particular focus on cross-border deals with European elements.
Many of the firm’s partners and associates are acknowledged as leaders in their fields, with many of them frequently recognised for innovation and client service.