...your law firm told you your "unfixable" business issue wasn't.
...consistently brought you solutions you didn't see coming.
...offered answers, not just options.
Now imagine if your law firm is Addleshaw Goddard.
Why put us on your next beauty parade? Three reasons
1) We never lose sight of the results you need; 2) we’re creative thinkers; and 3) we deliver a service that clients return to time and again. Many have been with us for 20 years, one for over 150. They range from start-ups to more than 40 FTSE 100 companies. Every day, we help them resolve problems holding back business growth. So we understand the pressure to perform in the most challenging conditions.
Minimum Fuss. Maximum Results.
Projects, deals and disputes can be exhausting as well as exhilarating. So we do everything in our power to make your life easier. From being there when you need us to solving pivotal problems with imaginative solutions. And we’ll always give you an opinion you can act on. If we think you should settle, we say settle. Fight, we say fight. Sign the contract? Or walk away? We’ll tell you. It’s an approach that has worked for clients as diverse as Volkswagen, The Oman Investment Corporation and David Bowie. They came to us to get things done. Minimum fuss. Maximum results.
Good business depends on good advice. Which, ultimately, comes down to four words. Yes. No. Stop. Go. Assuming you like that kind of simple answer, we’d be delighted to talk business. In the meantime, we hope the summary information and brief examples shown below and throughout this site provide a helpful introduction to Addleshaw Goddard.
First, a few facts
We've acted for many of the world's most respected companies in the last two years.
The average length of our FTSE 100 client relationships is 22 years. Clients return to us, time and again.
Experts in over 50 specialisms of business law.
Over 45 awards and accolades for the practice and business of law in the past three years.
Over 1200 lawyers around the world, including >250 partners.
We've helped clients in 94 countries in the last few years, via our 12 offices around the world.
First established in 1775, the firm has adapted in line with over 240 years of client needs.
The Financial Times ranked us a top 10 law firm in Europe for innovation.
Over 2,500 companies have relied on our specialist tech, consultancy & innovation teams.
We are active in 45 different CSR initiatives focused on 'Unlocking Young Potential'.
Named a Top 50 Employer for Women, 12 times in 14 years, by The Times.
Last year, around the world, we acted for: 738 Financial Services companies and Funds; 480 well-known Consumer brands and Retailers; over 800 Real Estate businesses and Investors; 200 Energy clients; over 150 Healthcare industry clients; 160 Transport sector clients; and many other remarkable clients. Just some examples include:
Below are just a small sample of the thousands of imaginative solutions we deliver for clients each year. Click here for more >
Imagine if you could awaken a giant
Battersea Power Station has been one of the great 'will they / won’t they?' stories of our time. An iconic landmark on London’s South Bank, it lay vacant and unloved for over 40 years. Redevelopment seemed a distant dream. But now all of this has changed.
Imagine if you could reinvent money
These days, most of us take contactless payments for granted. But behind every transaction is a complex web of legal, regulatory, financial and technical issues. How can you embrace this technology while minimising risk? How can you balance the value of data with the importance of customer privacy?
Imagine if old rivalries became new opportunities
It’s a tough world for automotive brands. There are traditional challenges such as financial pressures and regulatory scrutiny. And now a whole new wave of threats – from automation to electric vehicles. We've played a pivotal role in enabling two of the world's largest players – Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company – to gear up for the future, together.
Imagine if you had 10,000 properties in the palm of your hands
They say selling a property is the single most stressful thing most of us will ever do. But what happens when you’ve got around 10,000 properties as part of a £13.8bn business on your hands? When National Grid wanted to sell its interest in the gas distribution network, we had to ready its assets: the sites it owned. But preparing a portfolio of that scale was no mean feat for all concerned.
Here are just the latest examples... See the full list here >
Addleshaw Goddard traces its roots back to the very first public record of solicitors in the UK – the Law List – published in 1775. It has grown through amalgamation ever since, developing in line with a changing world. Open the timeline in PDF >
Clients rely on our specialist experience in over 50 types of business law. Explore our core practice areas: