Withers is an international law firm dedicated to advising successful people, their families and their businesses.
We provide integrated advice on the US, UK and international legal and tax needs of our clients which can cover a large variety of issues such as restructuring their assets, buying or selling businesses and properties, coping with divorce, employment issues or setting up charitable foundations. Our mission is to offer a truly integrated legal service to the globally wealthy.
Despite our growth in recent years, we have maintained our culture and values and enjoy the reality of being a ‘friendly firm’ having frequently been ranked as one of the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for.
We are proud of our programme of social responsibility and are committed to ensuring a rewarding, supportive and diverse workplace for all our employees.
Our practice areas
Of course, the Commercial and Private Client parts of the firm work increasingly together. For example, working with some of the biggest names in sport combines the talents of our corporate, tax, employment and reputation management lawyers to find creative solutions for our clients.
The firm has a number of special interest groups which include cross-practice group collaboration and geographical focus. Special interest groups include Sports and Talents, Hotels, Landed Estates, Brands, Charities and Philanthropy, Arts and Cultural Assets and Family Offices, as well as expertise in Latin America, the Far East, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Russia.
Our Commercial, Litigation and Real Estate practices are recognised for the ground-breaking work they do. We are highly rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 in a whole host of non-private client areas such as mergers and acquisitions, financial services, hotels, investment funds, sponsorship and partnerships.
With over 100 litigation and regulatory lawyers based in Europe and the US and a network of professional contacts worldwide, we can deploy the right team to meet the needs of your case efficiently and quickly. We represent a wide variety of businesses, financial institutions and government agencies. As well as acting in contractual disputes, we are known for working in: financial services, art and cultural property, equity and fraud, reputation management, family, contentious trusts and succession, insolvency and international trusts. We have a particular knowledge and understanding of European litigation procedures, and for example are able to use our experience to ‘translate’ between Italian law and common law jurisdictions such as the UK.
Private client and tax
With the largest Private Client teams in the world, we represent a broad and exciting range of clients. These include entrepreneurs, city professionals, landed estates, trustees, sports stars, executors and wealthy individuals with business and personal interests in over 100 countries.