White & Case offers clients dynamic and sophisticated legal services throughout Europe — both through our array of local offices and the breadth of our global practice.
We opened our first European office in Paris in the 1920s. Today, we have more than 1,100 lawyers in Europe in offices in Almaty, Ankara, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, and Warsaw.
White & Case lawyers advise financial institutions, businesses and sovereign governments in connection with their activities throughout Europe, as well as their activities and interests on other continents. The lawyers in our European offices combine proficiency in the laws of the countries where they practice with experience in cross-border transactions and disputes, and in the continuously evolving laws of the European Union. This powerful local law knowledge and experience coupled with our renowned reputation and bench strength of quality English and US lawyers enables us to provide our clients with a truly full service offering
The firm has expanded significantly in Europe in recent years as well as continuing to grow and develop its reputation as one of the premier global law firms. In the last year alone, the firm has opened new offices in Madrid and Astana as well as significantly expanding our offering in other offices and key practices – in particular with our bank finance and projects practice in Johannesburg, our capital markets practice in Paris and Milan and earlier this year our private equity practice in London through the hire of one of the market’s leading teams.
White & Case has been active in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990 and has unrivaled experience representing sovereign governments and state-owned entities in the region. As the market economies of this region evolve, we continue to help sovereign clients develop the laws and regulations and capital markets structures necessary for the post-privatization era—invaluable experience for domestic and cross-border M&A, project finance, capital markets and other transactions.
Our enhanced European capabilities, combined with our extensive worldwide network of offices and our sovereign experience, enable us to provide first-rate legal services to European companies and foreign companies doing business in Europe a view which was recognized by Chambers Europe, the leading independent legal directory, which named White & Case "Law Firm of the Year 2014".