London is one of the leading financial centres of the world, operating as the business and finance hub of Europe with over 16,000 national and international companies from 60 different countries being based in the city. Many of these are among the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. The London Stock Exchange's Main Market is still recognised as the most prominent international exchange, while AIM has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch. London's international outlook and diversity makes it the ideal backdrop for business.
Our London office deals with the demanding challenges of today's modern economy. Commercial minded partner-led teams, focused on key industries leverage sector knowledge to enhance understanding of our clients' needs.
Our lawyers advise international businesses, financial institutions, governments and entrepreneurs. The firm's success in London has always been in direct response to the commercial needs of our clients.
Fasken Martineau has met the growing international needs of our clients by enhancing the cross-border experience of our lawyers and integrating industry and sector multi-practice teams from our other offices. Fasken Martineau offers a compelling multi-jurisdictional, transactional, regulatory and advisory service.
Our principal areas of practice in London include mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, project finance, infrastructure and construction, intellectual property, litigation, employment, real estate and tax. We regularly advise on energy, mining, infrastructure, life sciences, and banking & finance transactions both domestically and internationally.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Fasken Martineau is committed to social responsibility by supporting the communities in which it operates. We understand the impact that cuts to funding in the charities sector and to Legal Aid have had on many people's lives in the UK. Our staff are strongly encouraged to participate in pro bono initiatives, volunteer services and charitable activities. Our lawyers and trainees assist charitable causes within our communities by providing pro bono legal services and advising those who have difficulty obtaining legal advice. Learn more
Fasken Martineau was recently voted 'International Firm of the Year' at the 5th UK Diversity Legal Awards, which focus solely on recognizing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession.
The firm was ranked in multiple categories, earning top five positions in five of the six key areas reviewed by the judges, including:
- #1 - All participating firms
- #1 - International firms
- #1 - Ethnic minority associates for all participating firms
- #1 - Ethnic minority trainees for all participating firms
- #2 - Ethnic minority partners for all participating firms
- #3 - Female associates for all participating firms
- #5 - Female trainees for all participating firms
The UK Diversity Legal Awards take part of their lead from the Diversity League Table, which is formed by combining the scores of a participating organization from the "Policy & Practice" table and the "Demographic League Table". It is produced by the Black Solicitors Network, sponsored by the Law Society and supported by the Bar Council, the Legal Services Board (LSB), the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).