As a firm, we are dynamic, self-reflective and agile. Internationalism is part of the fabric of our organisation. What will this mean to you? More access to intellectually demanding, multi-jurisdictional work. Greater international mobility and secondment opportunities. And the opportunity to collaborate on a daily basis with creative, open-minded and approachable experts around the world.
Our presence in the world’s leading financial and resource centres in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the USA gives us the scale to attract global mandates, with cutting-edge capabilities in three key areas.
We are internationally recognised for the quality of our global corporate practices. In addition to our public and private M&A capability, we advise clients on private equity, equity capital markets, prime brokerage, corporate derivatives, the establishment of investment funds, competition law, commercial contracts and tax.
Our corporate projects practice, meanwhile, is widely recognised for its expertise in the oil and gas, mining, utilities, real estate, transport and infrastructure industries.
Our award-winning real estate practice incorporates construction, general and planning teams.
The world is becoming ever more global. Companies are increasingly seeking to move into new markets, expand operations and consolidate their business in-line with the changing world in which they operate. Helping our clients manage their risk is at the heart of what we do. Our global footprint means that we are involved in some of the highest profile work, often across borders. Our disputes, employment, incentives, pensions, IP and TMT teams are at the forefront of helping clients deliver on their commercial strategies. Our expertise covers areas such as general commercial, finance and regulatory, competition and EU law, investigations, real estate, energy, transport and infrastructure disputes, product liability and international arbitration, intellectual property, information technology and related regulatory regimes.
Our finance department is one of the fastest growing departments in the firm and is among an elite group of market-leading practices in the areas of banking, securities and derivatives, real estate finance and financial regulatory.
We work closely with our corporate, private equity, real estate and project finance practices, supporting our clients on some of the most innovative corporate and commercial transactions in today’s market.
The firm’s restructuring and special situations group handles complex and challenging work in insolvencies and debt restructuring.
At Ashurst right now, there’s a sense of real purpose. We’re developing our reputation as intelligent, incisive advisers. With clients, we take a no-nonsense and straightforward approach that means they value our advice and enjoy our company. We’ve already seen how this has allowed our lawyers to tackle complex, premium quality work, get close to businesses across different sectors and countries, and crucially, have real influence in helping them achieve their strategies. Now and in the future, that ability to take our thinking beyond legal advice is a major strength. Our international growth has given us a strong foundation, and the more we collaborate, develop each other and seek out new perspectives, the more formidable that platform will become.
Ben Tidswell, Chairman
We work with a range of prestigious, exciting and complex clients in every part of the globe. Our objective is to partner with our clients, to be clear about what is important to them, and to understand how we can assist each of them to succeed in an increasingly competitive and challenging market.
Our network of offices enables us to deliver a seamless service of consistent quality, regularly supporting our clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as locally.
We work with clients across many sectors, with a particular focus on resources and infrastructure, financial institutions and funds, new economy and various major corporate clients from other industries.
It is important to us to be innovative in our approach to client service and matter management. We are always challenging ourselves to deliver commercial, high-quality service and advice with great efficiency, by putting ourselves in our clients' shoes.
• Finance Deal of the Year 2015 (Legal Community Finance & Tax Awards)
• Advising on US$2.8bn financing of the Donggi Senoro LNG project in Indonesia
• Advising on A$3.7bn bank debt refinancing for AquaSure in Australia
• Advising on the financing of Sainbury's £1.2 BN offer for Home Retail Group
• Advising BP on the issuance of its equity neutral £400m convertible bond
"[Ashurst] ...has a strong international presence and track record, so has the ability to undertake multijurisdictional work to a high standard.” Chambers UK, 2014
Clients include: Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P.Morgan, UBS, HSBC, Barclays Bank, ANZ Banking Group, Bank of China, Westfield, Qantas, Korea Eximbank
“Ashurst has developed a strong reputation for ‘consistently excellent service levels’, advising a substantial FTSE 250 client base.” Legal 500 2014
Clients include: Arla Foods, AMEC, Bosch, BP, Centrica, DONG Energy, Hyundai Motors, GE, Imperial Tobacco Group, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, QinetiQ, Merlin Entertainments, National Express Group, Oxford Instruments, Siemens, Samsung, Royal Mail, Tesco, Total, Virgin Media, Westfield.
"I would rate them very highly, no other firm has ever given such a high quality of work as Ashurst" (Chambers 2015)