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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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      Edward Braham

      T +442078327084
      E edward.braham@freshfields.com

      Edward is our senior partner. He has a well-earned reputation for innovative thinking that gets difficult deals done. He brings many years’ experience to domestic and cross-border, public and private M&A, including private equity and infrastructure transactions. He acts for clients in a wide range of industries and countries, and has worked on deals in Freshfields offices around the world.

      John Davies

      T +442078327203
      E john.davies@freshfields.com

      John is a partner in the firm's antitrust, competition and trade practice and works out of Brussels and London. In his early career, John worked for the European Commission. He has been very actively involved in the European and international development of Freshfields' practice and leads and coordinates advice for clients before regulators internationally.

      Benedikt Wolfers

      T +493020283776
      E benedikt.wolfers@freshfields.com

      Benedikt is a regulatory partner in our Berlin office and member of our Environment, Planning and Regulatory practice group. He has worked in the financial, energy, water and environmental sectors for many years and has advised banks, national and international companies and governments.

      James Grand

      T +442079364000
      E james.grand@freshfields.com

      James Grand is a finance partner based in London specialising in Structured Credit, CLOs and bank regulatory capital trades.  He advises extensively on EU law applicable to banks and investment firms.  From 2008 to 2013  James was a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee advising on issues of legal uncertainty facing the financial markets under the sponsorship of the Bank of England.  James is co-head of Freshfields’ Eurocrisis group.

      Michael Raffan

      T +442078327102
      E michael.raffan@freshfields.com

      Michael has a wide range of financial services and regulatory experience, and regularly advises banks, investment banks, securities houses and market infrastructure providers as well as central banks, regulatory authorities and market associations on both domestic and European financial services and regulatory issues.

      Claire Wills

      T +442078327265
      E claire.wills@freshfields.com

      Claire is a senior corporate partner based in London. She works mainly with financial institutions including insurance companies, banks, asset managers as well as a number of our clients in the retail sector. Her ability to lead the team to deliver on complex mandates is particularly valued. Her expertise includes advising on complex restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and governance projects.

      Giles Pratt

      T +44 20 7716 4339
      E giles.pratt@freshfields.com

      Giles is a partner in the IP group at Freshfields. Giles specialises in IP, data privacy and cybersecurity, commercial and advertising law and is particularly active in the consumer, retail, technology, media, automotive and financial institutions sectors.

      Andrew Renshaw

      T +3225047070
      E andrew.renshaw@freshfields.com

      Andrew has been a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 1997. He has spent most of that time in the Brussels office as a member of our antitrust, competition and trade group. He has the cutting edge technical knowledge you would expect of a longstanding Freshfields antitrust specialist. His particular strength is in protecting clients’ interests and facilitating the growth and productivity of their businesses. He gets his clients’ deals done.

      Christoph Gleske

      T +496927308322
      E christoph.gleske@freshfields.com

      Christoph advises issuers and underwriters on the entire range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), rights offerings, convertible and exchangeable securities, high yield and investment grade bonds, hybrid securities, debt issuance programmes and securitised retail derivatives.

      William Robinson

      T +496927308322
      E william.robinson@freshfields.com

      William is a hands-on, practical and creative litigator who specialises in multi-jurisdictional disputes, investigations and regulatory issues. William is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in competition litigation and investigations work. His work also involves a substantial regulatory practice. He has a particular expertise in IP-related issues and EU regulation and litigation.

      Valerie Jacob

      T +1 212 284 4926
      E valerie.jacob@freshfields.com

      Valerie acts as counsel to both issuers and underwriters in domestic and international financings, and represents clients in all types of securities offerings, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, high yield offerings, mezzanine and bridge financings, investment grade debt offerings, acquisition financings and recapitalizations. She also counsels corporations on corporate governance and securities regulation.

      Christiaan Smits

      T +3225047628
      E christiaan.smits@freshfields.com

      Christiaan heads the daily operations of our EU regulatory and public affairs practice in Brussels. In the past 10 years he has co-ordinated various public affairs campaigns, providingstrategic advice on the EU institutions and policy-making processes and advocacy on a range of EU issues