Wedlake Bell LLP

71 Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4V 4AY
United Kingdom

Phone: 00 44 (0) 20 7395 3000
Fax: 00 44 (0) 20 7395 3100

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About this Firm

Wedlake Bell is an independent London law firm with a long history and a modern approach. We have specialist teams with the expertise to provide a full range of legal services. Our teams cover these core areas of law:

Commercial, IP and IT – commercial agreements, protecting and exploiting intellectual property, the management of information, software and projects, media, defamation and privacy.

Corporate Group – we act for public and private companies, private equity and MBO teams, financiers, aim brokers, real estate and other funds as well as not for profit organisations. We advise on business establishment, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, joint ventures, restructuring, AIM (London Stock Exchange's international market for growing companies) public offerings, corporate real estate transactions, raising and realising equity and debt, tax planning and structuring.

Dispute Resolution – strategic advice to manage disputes, using litigation, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination, mediation or negotiation.

Employment and Pensions – we advise on all aspects of employment and employment related law (confidential information, whistleblowing, data, FCPA, UK Bribery Act and anti-trust). We have lawyers who specialise in pensions (advising both companies and pension trustees) and share incentive schemes.

We have also set up iGlobal Law Ltd., a subsidiary of Wedlake Bell LLP, which is a niche legal practice managing and delivering specialist employment law advice for clients that operate in more than one jurisdiction. The service gives the client one point of contact through whom the advice needed in the various jurisdictions is co-ordinated and managed.

Family – we advise on a broad range of family matters including: pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, civil partnerships, divorce and separation. We also advise on leave to remove from a jurisdiction, abduction and surrogacy issues.

Finance – a specialist team skilled at handling complex multi-jurisdiction transactions which collaborates with other teams to create innovative ways to facilitate deals.

Immigration and Nationality – planning and practical advice and compliance auditing for individuals and corporations on complex immigration and nationality issues related to business, employment and investment.

Financial Services and funds – we act for family offices, fiduciaries, pension funds and fund managers. We cover all asset classes and have an understanding of US financial practices and are able to assist US businesses who are looking to purchase and integrate UK authorised firms.

Insolvency Restructuring and Recoveries – we advise lenders, insolvency practioners, creditors, directors and other stakeholders, and advise in relation to LPA receiverships.

Private Client – wealth and asset protection using UK and offshore structures, inheritance issues, estates, tax planning, trusts, family offices and charities. Also residential property for UHNWs and HNWs.

Projects and Infrastructure – significant experience of advising project participants, including sponsors/promoters, funders, operators, contractors, delivery partners and governments. We have a specialist, focus on the ports, energy and social infrastructure sectors.

Real Estate and Construction – commercial and residential property, construction and planning.

Our approach is partner led, which means our clients have direct access to all our experience and expertise. We also train, support and mentor all of our lawyers throughout their careers to ensure that their knowledge of the law is comprehensive and up to date and they have the skills to apply the law in a thoughtful and commercial way.

Many of our lawyers have worked in-house or have been seconded to our clients so that we understand our clients' businesses and the commercial drivers that affect them.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Entertainment
  • Family Law
  • Franchise
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Premises Liability
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Logistics

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