About us:
Finding the smartest way to deliver the biggest impact


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Welcome to Addleshaw Goddard - an international law firm, almost 250 years in the making. We're trusted by over 5000 major organisations, including 51 FTSE 100 companies, to solve problems, deliver deals, defend rights, comply with regulations and mitigate risk.

Our work spans more than 50 areas of business law, paving the way to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients across multiple industries. Appointed time and again, we help them do business, operate and grow - effectively and safely - in over 100 countries worldwide. And while the challenges our clients bring us may vary, we approach and solve them with the same, single-minded focus: finding the smartest way to achieve the biggest impact.

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OUR VALUES

From the work we do to the culture we foster and the partnerships we form, every last part of Addleshaw Goddard is driven by three core values: quality, imagination, and impact. We welcome everyone, support people to achieve their full potential, and always seek smart ways to have a positive impact – for our clients, colleagues, and communities around the world.

A few key facts

#1

98

>100

>5000

most Digital Law Firm

countries

awards and accolades

clients





Named the most Digital Law Firm in Europe 2023 by the Financial Times.

We have advised clients in 98 countries in the last few years, working from our 19 offices on three continents.

We have received over 100 awards and accolades in the last five years for the practice and business of law.

Last year we acted for over 5000 clients, including over 300 companies listed on the stock markets of 10 countries.

>50

Top 10

>1700

51

specialist practices

most innovative in Europe

lawyers globally

FTSE 100 clients





Specialists in over 50 areas of business law.

Named a top 10 firm for innovation in Europe for four consecutive years by the Financial Times.

We field over 1700 lawyers globally - including over 390 Partners - to deliver imagination and impact on client projects.

Our clients include many of the world's most recognised and respected organisations, including 51 FTSE100 companies in the last 2 years.

>2000

>130

Top 10

>500

Middle East projects

years in Ireland

firm in Germany

clients in France





Over 2000 projects delivered for 1000+ companies in the Middle East in the last three years.

Advising clients in, to and from Ireland for over 130 years.

Independently ranked as a top 10 firm in Germany in five key areas of business law.

We have advised over 500 clients in France in the last three years.

>2500

Top

UN

>40

companies

Employer for Women

Global Compact signatory

initiatives





Over 2,500 companies have relied on our specialist innovation, technology, consultancy and interim resourcing teams.

The Times of London has named us a Top 50 Employer for Gender Balance, 15 times.

We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact as part of our ongoing Executive commitment to responsible business.

We have run or supported over 40 different initiatives in our local communities focused on 'unlocking young potential'.

#1

98

most Digital Law Firm

countries



Named the most Digital Law Firm in Europe 2023 by the Financial Times.

We have advised clients in 98 countries in the last few years, working from our 19 offices on three continents.

>100

>5000

awards and accolades

clients



We have received over 100 awards and accolades in the last five years for the practice and business of law.

Last year we acted for over 5000 clients, including over 300 companies listed on the stock markets of 10 countries.

>50

Top 10

specialist practices

most innovative in Europe



Specialists in over 50 areas of business law.

Named a top 10 firm for innovation in Europe for four consecutive years by the Financial Times.

>1700

51

lawyers globally

FTSE 100 clients



We field over 1700 lawyers globally - including over 390 Partners - to deliver imagination and impact on client projects.

Our clients include many of the world's most recognised and respected organisations, including 51 FTSE100 companies in the last 2 years.

>2000

>130

Middle East projects

years in Ireland



Over 2000 projects delivered for 1000+ companies in the Middle East in the last three years.

Advising clients in, to and from Ireland for over 130 years.

Top 10

>500

firm in Germany

clients in France



Independently ranked as a top 10 firm in Germany in five key areas of business law.

We have advised over 500 clients in France in the last three years.

>2500

Top

companies

Employer for Women



Over 2,500 companies have relied on our specialist innovation, technology, consultancy and interim resourcing teams.

The Times of London has named us a Top 50 Employer for Gender Balance, 15 times.

UN

>40

Global Compact signatory

initiatives



We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact as part of our ongoing Executive commitment to responsible business.

We have run or supported over 40 different initiatives in our local communities focused on 'unlocking young potential'.

Representative clients

Last year, around the world, we acted for: 2,067 Financial Services companies and Funds; 1,188 well-known Consumer brands and Retailers; 1,877 Real Estate businesses and Investors; 582 Energy clients; 553 Healthcare industry clients; 304 Transport sector clients; and many other remarkable clients. Just some examples include:

Associated British Foods
Bayern
BNP Paribas
British Land
Bruntwood
Department for Transport
Emirates
FNZ
GSK
Hitachi
HSBC
Multiplex
NHS
Oman Investment Corporation
RBS
Siemens
SSE
Ted Baker
Terra Firma
The Carlyle Group
Volkswagen
WeWork

Awards & accolades

Here are just the latest examples...

Most Digital Law Firm in Europe (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2023)
Private Equity: Pan-European Legal Adviser of the Year (Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2023)
In-House/Law Firm Collaboration of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2023)
Arbitration Team of the Year (Middle East Legal Awards 2023)
Competition / Regulatory Law Firm of the Year (British Legal Awards 2023)
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring (Private Equity Wire European Awards 2023)
Banking and Finance Team of the Year (Middle East Legal Awards 2023)
Restructuring Deal of the Year (IFN Awards 2023)
Client Service Award (Chambers Middle East Awards 2023)
Top 10 Law Firm in Europe for Innovation for Four Consecutive Years (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020)
Islamic Structured Finance Deal of the Year (Bonds & Loans Middle East Awards 2023)
Standout Firm: Practice of Law (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2023)
Private Equity: Law Firm of the Year – Transactions (British Private Equity Awards 2023)
City Firm of the Year (The Lawyer Awards 2022)
M&A Award (Décideurs Magazine, France. 2022)
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Team of the Year (Oath Magazine Middle East Awards 2022)
Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (IFN Awards 2022)
Banking and Finance Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2022)

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