Since 1898 we have led the way in protecting the ideas that have made some of the world’s greatest companies successful.
This rich history has given us an unparalleled insight into our client’s industries and, in 1998, we became one of the first law firms to organise itself around key sectors, enabling us to share our deep industry knowledge more effectively across the firm.
Today, the depth of experience in each sector, and the fact so many of our 1,000 lawyers and legal practitioners around the world have worked in-house or have relevant degrees that complement their legal qualifications, means that our clients find they are working with a legal team that already understands the challenges they face.
Our passion for the Aviation, Aerospace, Communications, Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, IT, Life Sciences, Media and Sport sectors means that we are continuing to attract the brightest and best lawyers in these industries to work with us. They join us because the fact that our clients are continually innovating means we often work at the cutting-edge of the law to establish how legal frameworks are implemented in new situations.
Last year our deep industry knowledge helped us gain 15 awards and accolades for the quality of legal service we provide, on top of rankings across 34 disciplines in the major legal directories.