Partner in charge, London Office John Phillips
Other fee-earners 16
THE FIRM Jones Day is a truly global law firm. As a partnership with a rich heritage in M&A and litigation, their 2,400 lawyers across 42 locations worldwide have vast transactional and contentious experience and are at the forefront of globalisation and the advancement of the rule of law. Jones Day’s strengths in London reflect those of the firm: their 216 London lawyers have a sophisticated understanding of risk and draw on specialist insights and skills from across the globe to guide clients through their toughest challenges and most significant, corporate life events.
Many of Jones Day’s lawyers are recognised leaders in their respective fields and are part of the firm’s cohesive environment that focuses on matching the right lawyers to staff client matters, regardless of practice or location. Over the course of the firm’s history, they have built a global law firm by consistently putting institutional values ahead of individual interests. The firm’s priorities are seamless client service, across practices and jurisdictions, and their own institutional stability. Their compensation system is aligned with the culture of the firm which promotes teamwork rather than competition and self interest. They do not use origination credits or other metrics with their lawyers used to working in cross-office teams to meet the specific needs of their clients. Jones Day is “One Firm” Worldwide – a single partnership, not a verein, franchise or referral system – and one of, if not the most, integrated law firms in the world.
The London office is an integral part of the firm’s global network, perfectly placed to provide clients with a service fit for today. Jones Day believe that a law firm can only be classed as global if it has a significant presence in the US, the largest economy and legal market in the world. They are the largest law firm in that country and also operate in major centres in Continental Europe and Asia. In every market, Jones Day’s success is built on long-term relationships with clients. They are at the forefront of globalisation and the advancement of the rule of law.
Jones Day has ranked number one globally in M&A league tables for each quarter since 2000; and is a longstanding trusted adviser to around half of the Fortune 500, the Fortune Global 500 and the FT Global 500. For more information, please visit www.jonesday.com.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK In London’s critical financial centre, the firm’s lawyers are perfectly placed to address the most demanding and complex global matters; including cross-border M&A; real estate and finance transactions (including banking, capital markets, investment funds, private equity and structured finance); English law disputes; and regulatory matters involving the UK, US and other authorities. Additional specialist areas include business restructuring; competition/antitrust; corporate tax planning; employment and pensions; energy; intellectual property; and projects and infrastructure.
INTERNATIONAL The firm has lawyers in 42 locations worldwide in: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington.
RECRUITMENT Jones Day look for people who want to work on global deals and be challenged on an international level and can become partners of the future. They operate a unique, non-rotational training system (whereby trainees receive work simultaneously from all departments) to provide flexibility, responsibility, faster development of potential and the opportunity to compare and contrast different disciplines alongside one another.
- Banking Litigation, Regulatory John Ahern
- Business Restructuring & Reorganisation Ben Larkin
- Capital Markets Giles Elliott
- Central & Eastern Europe Vladimir Lechtman
- Competition Law Matt Evans
- Projects & Infrastructure Hamish Lal
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation John Papadakis
- Environment Christopher Papanicolaou
- Intellectual Property Alastair McCulloch
- International Litigation & Arbitration Craig Shuttleworth
- Labour & Employment Jules Quinn
- Banking & Finance Edward Nalbantian
- Mergers & Acquisitions Leon Ferera
- Outsourcing & IT Jonathon Little
- Oil & Gas Paul Exley
- Planning Christopher Papanicolaou
- Private Equity Adam Greaves
- Project Finance Arman Galledari
- Real Estate Stephen Walter
- Tax Blaise Marin-Curtoud