Freshfields in the United States
With over 150 attorneys in the United States and 200 US-qualified attorneys around the world, we are well placed to help our clients with any local and international needs.
Freshfields has been active throughout the United States for over 100 years and our offices in New York and Washington, DC are an essential part of our international network.
Our Washington, DC-based antitrust practice is now the largest of any firm with European origins and, in order to provide the multijurisdictional antitrust expertise that has become increasingly critical in international deals, is fully integrated into what has been ranked as the premier global competition practice.
Our corporate practice focuses on multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, while lawyers in our finance practice have extensive experience in structured finance, project finance, leveraged finance, institutional investment and capital markets.
Our New York based finance practice focuses predominately on work in infrastructure and energy project finance, structured finance, asset finance, acquisition and property finance and private placements. In addition to these specialized areas of expertise, we advise on a wide range of general finance and banking transactions.
Our litigation group is comprised of our sophisticated civil litigation, white collar defense and international arbitration practices. We represent public companies, financial institutions, foreign governments and other entities – as well as corporate executives and directors – in grand jury and enforcement investigations and in complex civil litigation and arbitrations.
Our tax practice provides advice to clients in regards to complex, challenging and innovative transactions, offering creative solutions in corporate tax, financial products, cross-border and various other areas.
Clients of our US offices include national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, government organizations, private equity firms and hedge funds.
The practice is broadly based, with substantial knowledge and experience in the following business areas:
Our lawyers and tax advisers also have extensive experience serving clients across the following sectors:
The Managing Partner for the US offices is Julian Pritchard.