Legal Notices

Last Updated: May 9, 2016

Important: read before proceeding . The following notices refer to McGuireWoods LLP and McGuireWoods London LLP collectively as “McGuireWoods.” These notices govern your use of the McGuireWoods website and provide information you need to know. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these notices and information. By using the McGuireWoods LLP website you agree to be bound by the provisions included in the legal notices.

  • Terms of Use – describe the general nature of the information provided on the McGuireWoods website, set out legal disclaimers about past results, and disclose information and additional disclaimers required by certain jurisdictions where we have offices.
  • Privacy Policy – describes what information we collect, our policy regarding cookies, how information is collected, how we protect your information, how we use the information collected, sharing and transfer of personal information, and how we protect personal information.
  • Copyright Notice – applies to the entire website.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Copyright Notice, please contact us at or writing us at: McGuireWoods LLP, Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3916; Attention: General Counsel.

Terms of Use

Take special note of the following Terms of Use, particularly the disclaimers.

The McGuireWoods website provides information of general interest to the public. The website does not offer legal advice about specific situations or problems. You should consult a McGuireWoods lawyer if you have legal issues requiring attention. Nothing on this site creates an express or implied contract. McGuireWoods does not intend to create an attorney-client relationship by inviting you to contact us. Unless and until we and you agree that we will represent you, we will not have any duties to you, including any duty to keep what you send us confidential or any duty to protect your interests. This means that nothing you send us will be kept confidential, unless we mutually agree that we will keep it confidential.

Past legal successes described on this website are not indicators of future results. The outcome of particular legal matters is dependent upon the facts and law applicable to the matters.

McGuireWoods LLP is a Virginia limited liability partnership and operates globally as a limited liability partnership with offices in the United States and Brussels, Belgium. The firm also has an affiliate in the United Kingdom, McGuireWoods London LLP. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent allowed by applicable professional rules, regulations and statutory law.

Professional rules and regulations in some jurisdictions where the firm has offices require McGuireWoods LLP to designate a “principal office” as well as a lawyer responsible for the contents of this website. Solely for the purpose of these rules, McGuireWoods LLP designates its office at Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3916 as its principal office and its General Counsel as the lawyer responsible for this website.

Additional information certain jurisdictions require McGuireWoods to disclose is provided below by office.

Brussels – our Brussels managing partner is Hubert André-Dumont. Phone: +32 (0)2 629 42 60; Fax: +32 (0)2 629 42 22; email:

Our Brussels office includes lawyers who are qualified in Belgium and lawyers from other jurisdictions who are qualified in those jurisdictions and/or are members of the Brussels bar lists B or E.

The Belgian professional code of conduct applies to lawyers who are members of or are registered with the Brussels bar. Rules applicable to members of the Brussels bar can be found at (Dutch-speaking bar) and (French-speaking bar).

VAT number: 0850.750.376

Contact information:

rue des Colonies 56 (bte 3)
1000 Brussels, Belgium

T: + 32 2 629 42 11
F: + 32 2 629 42 22

California – This website is a communication providing public information about the availability of McGuireWoods LLP for professional employment.

Florida – Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you make a decision, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

London – McGuireWoods London LLP, trading as McGuireWoods, is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number OC307641). A list of members and their qualifications is available at McGuireWoods London LLP's registered office, 11 Pilgrim Street, London EC4V 6RN, or on our website.

McGuireWoods London LLP operates in affiliation with McGuireWoods LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in Virginia, USA, as part of a closely integrated international legal practice. Each of McGuireWoods London LLP and McGuireWoods LLP are separately constituted and separately regulated legal entities which provide legal and other client services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate.

McGuireWoods London LLP is a ‘recognised body’ as defined in the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2011, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom whose professional regulatory requirements can be accessed here. The members of McGuireWoods London LLP are solicitors, barristers, registered European lawyers or registered foreign lawyers authorized to practice in England & Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom. The firm’s SRA number is 401158.

The word 'partner', used in relation to McGuireWoods London LLP, refers to a member of McGuireWoods London LLP or an employee or consultant of McGuireWoods London LLP of equivalent standing.

The Legal Ombudsman is an independent complaints handling body to which our clients may refer complaints if we cannot resolve them. Their contact details are as follows: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ; telephone 0300 555 0333 alternately dialling from outside the United Kingdom; telephone +44 121 245 3050; ; Clients of the firm are entitled to a copy of the firm’s complaints procedure on request.

McGuireWoods London LLP maintains compulsory professional indemnity insurance in a minimum sum of £3 million for each and every claim. Further details can be obtained from the firms London office Compliance Officer for Legal Practice by calling +44 20 7632 1600. Details of the minimum terms for the compulsory insurance, including territorial coverage, can be found at

Our London managing partner is Daniel L. Peyton. Telephone: +44 20 7632 1667; Fax: +44 20 7632 1638; email: .

11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom
DX 249 London/Chancery Lane

T: +44 20 7632 1600
F: +44 20 7632 1638

VAT number: GB 480 6087 38

New York – This website includes attorney advertising. Note that prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

None of the lawyers listed on this website is certified as an “expert” or “specialist” pursuant to any authority governing the practice of law in New York.

Shanghai – Shanghai Strategic Alliance between McGuireWoods LLP and FuJae Partners – Each of McGuireWoods LLP and FuJae Partners are separately constituted and separately regulated legal entities which provide legal and other client services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate. FuJae Partners is a law firm registered with the Shanghai Justice Bureau in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China.

Texas – Lawyers resident in our Texas offices, unless otherwise indicated in a lawyer’s biographical information, are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you choose to disclose to us so you can make an informed decision about using our website. When you use this website, you consent to the use of your personal information by McGuireWoods LLP in the manner specified in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by web addresses and other domains owned and operated by McGuireWoods LLP.

This policy covers:

  • What Information Is Collected – Our Policy Regarding Cookies
  • How Information is Collected and Used
  • Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information
  • How We Protect Personal Information
  • How to Contact Us

What Information Is Collected

When you visit our website, two types of information may be collected: personal information you knowingly chose to disclose (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address), which is collected on an individual basis, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis when you and others browse our website.

McGuireWoods LLP does not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you voluntarily choose to submit or otherwise disclose such information to us, including information submitted or disclosed by mail, telephone, fax or electronically.

Our Policy regarding Cookies

Using standard technology known as “cookies,” we may obtain information about your usage of our website, including the date and time of visits, the pages reviewed, and the time spent on our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is not associated with you individually.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To enable the personalization features on our website (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line).
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our site and to help us improve the structure of our Website.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website: session cookies, which expire when you close your browser; and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

How Information Is Collected

  • Legal Updates and Articles – If you sign up on our website to receive news, alerts and publications from our firm or its affiliates, we will use the information you provide to provide the information requested and may use it to communicate with you about other topics and events we believe may be of interest to you.
  • Events – If you register on our website for a firm-sponsored event, we will use your registration information – name, telephone number and email address, to register you for the event and may use it to communicate with you about other events and topics we believe may be of interest to you.
  • Careers – If you submit your résumé and other information to apply for a job with McGuireWoods LLP, we will use the information you submit to evaluate your inquiry.
  • Diversity – If you apply for a Diversity Scholarship, we will use the information you provide to evaluate your application.
  • Blogs – If you submit comments to firm blogs, we will use the information you provide to communicate with you and may use your name to identify you as a commenter.
  • Email communications – If you choose to correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages along with your email address and our responses.

If you wish to change any information submitted to McGuireWoods LLP, or if you wish to opt out of a mailing list, please do so by sending an email to .

We automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site – such as the browser type, operating system, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information Collected

We use information collected for business purposes and to enhance customer service. We may also use information collected to notify you about legal developments, services, and special events. You can notify us that you do not want to receive these notices by unsubscribing via email at .

We also use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.

Sharing and Transfer of Personal Information

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third-parties, but we may share your personal information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. We do not authorize service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with applicable law.

We may share personal information if we are required to do so by law or legal process, in response to a request from government authorities, or if we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent personal harm or financial loss.

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner consistent with our privacy policy and the applicable legal framework.

We may transfer personal information we collect through our website to other countries where we do business, which may have different data protection laws. Where information is transferred from the European Union to third countries (including the United States), we have taken steps to provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with EU data protection law.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information we collect. Any information provided to McGuireWoods LLP is treated with care and discretion. McGuireWoods LLP will take a proactive approach to help ensure the information is kept private and not misused. We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we do not guarantee the security of your personal information.

Transmission Errors or Unauthorized Acts

While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission is 100% secure. Because McGuireWoods LLP cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, you do so at your own risk. McGuireWoods LLP will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third-parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we act reasonably to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our information practices, please contact us at or by writing us at McGuireWoods LLP, Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3916; Attention: General Counsel.


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