To enhance our ability to serve international clients, we expanded the firm’s presence to London, one of the critical global business hubs, through a merger with Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP in 2009. McGuireWoods London LLP is based in the City of London and distinguishes itself by offering partner-led service, as well as strong cross-border relationships, particularly with Central and Eastern Europe; China and Hong Kong; France; the Indian Sub-Continent; Israel; Latin America; the Middle East and North Africa; the Nordic & Baltic countries; Russia and the CIS; Sub-Saharan, Southern, and East Africa; and the rest of Western and Southern Europe.
Our London lawyers are at the forefront of international business issues such as the Data Protection Act 1998, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), among many others. Our lawyers have considerable experience in international and domestic corporate and business law, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital, financial services and regulatory, banking and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, intellectual property, joint ventures, competition law, defense and aerospace, restructuring and insolvency, real estate, employment law, litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution, private wealth, and sports law. All this is enhanced by a strong tax department focused on private and corporate tax matters.
Our London-based lawyers include not only English solicitors, but also those qualified in Australia, Finland, France, Georgia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine, and various U.S. jurisdictions. Lawyers, consultants, and staff in the office speak 27 languages including English, Aramaic, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Latvian, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, and Urdu. Across the firm, our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.
Our local, regional and national resources serve as a gateway to the broader national and international resources of a firm with more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices, as well as extensive non-legal consulting resources through our Washington, D.C.-based public affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting. Our range of consulting resources includes federal, state and local government relations; strategic communications; grassroots advocacy; and infrastructure and economic development services. McGuireWoods Consulting comprises more than 75 public affairs professionals who are located in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and in Bucharest, Romania.
Committed to McGuireWoods’ core value of service, the lawyers and staff of our London office give back to the community by supporting local events and not-for-profit organizations such as the London Legal Walk and LawWorks.