1 OUR GLOBAL PLATFORM
2 K&L GATES OPERATES AT THE CRITICAL CROSSROADS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, OFFERING CLIENTS EXPERIENCED LEGAL COUNSEL AT THE INTERSECTION OF GLOBALIZATION, REGULATION, AND INNOVATION.
3 APPLY A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE To achieve your business goals, your law firm should have a broad global platform and the capabilities to guide you through the legal challenges of the ever-changing international landscape. K&L Gates has a strong presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers. This platform provides the base for our global network of legal resources, enabling us to offer strategic counsel on varied issues around the world. Drawing on our seamless service capabilities, we provide efficient and effective representation that delivers better value for our clients. In fact, our largest clients typically use lawyers in an average of 17 offices. We represent a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, and FTSE 100 corporations in every major industry, as well as many other businesses, individuals, and philanthropic organizations. Our approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of transactional and regulatory law, as well as litigation and intellectual property. We are leaders in legal issues relating to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, telecommunications, financial services, health care, life sciences, sustainable development, and infrastructure, among others. We have the knowledge, resources, talent, and experience to help you succeed locally, nationally, and internationally regardless of your location.
4 GLOBAL PRACTICE GLOBAL LEGAL COUNSEL ACROSS FIVE CONTINENTS Through our worldwide service capabilities, we offer clients broad counsel in nine core practice areas. One of the firm s premier practices is in the diversified FINANCIAL SERVICES area. We represent a large number of the major financial institutions and securities firms in a variety of disciplines, and our investment management and securities and financial services litigation practices are perennial leaders. The firm s ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCES lawyers work together across practices to serve energy clients in matters involving litigation, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, concession deals, permitting, and downstream construction projects. K&L Gates lawyers advise and represent some of the world s most prominent companies on cutting-edge INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY issues, influencing technology and intellectual property law as our clients shape their industries. Our intellectual property team is one of the strongest in the profession, from providing sophisticated counseling and assistance with the acquisition and global management of IP portfolios, to our extensive litigation experience in leading IP venues. Across the globe, our LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE SAFETY lawyers represent clients in the full spectrum of matters arising from the employment relationship.
5 Our CORPORATE AND TRANSACTIONAL practice is one of the most substantial in the profession. Our lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East are highly experienced in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities, regulatory, tax, and financing transactions, and recoveries and insolvency disputes. We maintain a balance between companyside and capital-markets clients in virtually every industry segment. The firm s LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION lawyers are at their best when handling complex, multidimensional commercial and regulatory disputes. Our dispute resolution practice includes international arbitrations, civil and criminal trials, deal litigation, domestic and international class actions, appellate work, finance recovery and litigation, and labor, employment, and workplace safety litigation and advice. Our e-discovery Analysis and Technology (e-dat) group delivers creative, efficient, and cost-effective records management, e-discovery, and litigation readiness solutions. Our global FINANCE practice combines capabilities in banking and asset finance, debt capital markets, and restructuring and insolvency. Our lawyers' close coordination with a web of related specialty practices provides us with unique experience and visibility in diverse markets. K&L Gates POLICY AND REGULATORY lawyers are not only familiar with legislative processes, but also guide clients through governmental regulation in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere around the world. Our lawyers bring unique perspective to legislative and regulatory matters, having held positions with government agencies around the globe. Our clients also call on us to help solve a broad spectrum of REAL ESTATE-based legal needs, including development and construction, leasing and acquisitions, tax advice and entity structuring, real estate litigation, and land use and zoning.
6 ASIA PACIFIC ASIA K&L Gates has unsurpassed coverage in the Asia Pacific region, with 400 lawyers across 11 offices. In 2015, K&L Gates was ranked among the American Lawyer's Asia 50, which ranks international law firms with the largest presence in the Asia Pacific region. K&L Gates has one of the largest international law practices in Asia, representing public and private companies and state-owned enterprises in their activities across Asia and abroad. Since the opening of our Hong Kong office in 1996, we have steadily built our Asia practice to include more than 100 legal professionals in our offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our Asia practice is distinct from other international law firms in two respects: (1) all of our lawyers in Asia are based in their respective markets and do not simply rotate through their offices periodically, and (2) we seek to represent both local and international clients in Asia. These two attributes provide us with unparalleled experience in, and access to, local markets for our clients. Our partners in Asia combine local knowledge of business customs, language, and networks with Western legal training. AUSTRALIA The firm s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With nearly 300 lawyers located in four established offices in Australia s leading financial and commercial centers and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on groundbreaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally. With the extraordinary inbound investment into Australia from the Asia Pacific region, especially from four of Australia s five largest trading partners China, Japan, Korea, and India located in the region, we have the resources on the ground to handle the most sophisticated legal requirements.
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8 EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST EUROPE The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Survey 2015 recognized K&L Gates as Highly Commended, specifically calling out the groundbreaking clientfocused digital content site K&L Gates HUB. We were also a Commended firm for our Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project. K&L Gates European presence has origins in the 19th century, dating back to predecessor firm Nicholson Graham & Jones beginnings in London in Today, we are located in key cities in the European market, with more than 300 lawyers in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Warsaw. We represent both local and international clients in Europe. Our lawyers understand the needs of large multinational companies doing business in Europe and can respond to those needs creatively and efficiently. Our on-the-ground experience and knowledge enable us to give clients valuable insights into local business policies and practices. We have advised clients at every stage of their development in Europe, from local startups to mid-sized overseas companies looking to enter the market to experienced global businesses with well-established operations in the region. MIDDLE EAST With offices in Dubai and Doha, K&L Gates is positioned to present solutions to clients most complex legal challenges in the Middle East, as well as support the legal needs of Gulf Region clients abroad. The location of the Middle East relative to Europe, Africa, and Asia underscores the strength of its trading relationships with the rest of the world. In Doha, we support Qatari clients domestically and abroad, as well as international clients doing business in Qatar, in meeting legal and regulatory needs. Our Dubai team assists clients throughout the Middle East, as well as those companies from around the world looking to do business in the Middle East.
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10 THE AMERICAS NORTH AMERICA The 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers survey recognized K&L Gates with the most number of national first-tier rankings with 45 (tied with one other firm) among 12,700 firms. We were also named Law Firm of the Year for Securities Regulation. With more than 1,300 lawyers in the United States, K&L Gates provides clients access to one of the largest networks of U.S. offices of any law firm in the world. This broad platform offers clients local market knowledge and access to both national and international legal capabilities. We provide the full spectrum of corporate, litigation, intellectual property, policy, financial services, and real estate advice through our coast-to-coast office coverage. As an example of our deep capabilities throughout the United States, our firm earned nearly 200 first-tier rankings in the 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers survey, including top honors in one or more practices in 190 different state and metropolitan areas. We were also honored for a third consecutive year as Law Firm of the Year in Securities Regulation. For the second consecutive year, K&L Gates was named in the top 10 of the BTI Consulting Group s 2016 Client Service 30, an elite ranking that recognizes leading law firms in driving superior client relationships according to general counsel. In addition, for the second consecutive year, K&L Gates was recognized among the top 10 strongest U.S. law firm brands in legal market research company Acritas' U.S. Law Firm Brand Index Our lawyers also regularly advise clients on both inbound and outbound matters and transactions involving companies based in Canada and Mexico, including investors and financial institutions, among others. SOUTH AMERICA Brazil is a dynamic and growing economy, home to many of Latin America s most significant companies, its largest stock market, and in recent years, its most ambitious infrastructure projects. Our lawyers in São Paulo guide clients in establishing and developing operations in Brazil, as well as providing counsel to major Brazilian and Latin American companies.
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12 BEYOND THE PLATFORM The firm s practice capabilities around the globe span beyond the locations of our offices. Africa K&L Gates has been involved in advising companies with resources and operations in Africa, from mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects to sports, investment funds, and government contracts. This broad experience enables our lawyers to provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the continent s various regulatory requirements and challenges. With our involvement in matters across various African locations, our team has developed strong relationships with African advisors and government agencies. India The firm s work in India encompasses a wide range of lawyers and clients around the world involved in inbound and outbound matters. Our lawyers represent international clients entering various India markets, as well as rapidly expanding regional businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to venture into overseas markets. Members of the firm s India practice have assisted regional companies in an array of matters, from corporate and tax to international trade and employment, among others. Latin America We have a growing practice in Latin America, representing Latin American companies, governments, and prominent families, as well as North American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern financial institutions and multinational corporations doing business in the region. Lawyers in the firm s Latin America group assist Brazil-based companies with global finance, compliance, commercial, intellectual property, tax, and disputes matters by drawing upon the firm s worldwide capabilities in a wide variety of disciplines, including energy, infrastructure, and resources.
13 MOMENTUM In the globalized economy of the 21st century, K&L Gates global platform is recognized consistently for providing clients with the most sophisticated solutions to legal challenges around the world. The firm s growth has been dictated by the desire to service clients wherever their legal needs may be. Since our lawyers represent so many international companies and clients with interests outside of their own country, the firm is committed to provide not only a global perspective, but the local experience required to achieve objectives on which a successful global strategy depends. Accolades For the second consecutive year, K&L Gates was recognized AMONG THE TOP 10 STRONGEST U.S. LAW FIRM BRANDS in legal market research company Acritas' U.S. Law Firm Brand Index For the fifth year in a row, K&L Gates was ranked by Law360 in the publication's Global 20 survey as one of the 20 LAW FIRMS THAT HAD THE BIGGEST GLOBAL PRESENCE and handled the most large, significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year. K&L Gates had the MOST NATIONAL FIRST-TIER RANKINGS with 45 (tied with one other firm) among more than 12,700 firms in the 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey. This included nearly 200 metropolitan and state first-tier rankings, placing K&L Gates among the top three law firms in overall first-tier rankings each year since the survey's 2010 inception. For the second consecutive year, K&L Gates earned a top 10 ranking in the 2016 BTI CLIENT SERVICE 30, an elite ranking that recognizes leading law firms in driving superior client relationships according to general counsel. This is the fourth consecutive year that K&L Gates has been included on the Client Service 30, and the firm s 15th straight appearance on the Client Service A-Team. The Financial Times noted K&L Gates as a HIGHLY COMMENDED FIRM, specifically recognizing the groundbreaking client-focused digital content site K&L Gates HUB. The firm was also a named a Commended firm for our Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project.
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