"QE London may have only been on the scene for a few years, but the firm has assimilated itself into the global law landscape." –Legal Business Our lawyers are dedicated solely to business disputes. We specialise in high-stakes commercial litigation and have built a reputation as one of the premier firms for complex commercial and financial disputes.
Our 50+ lawyer London office is lead by lawyers who were also lead partners at firms like Allen & Overy (Stephen Jagusch), Herbert Smith (Ted Greeno), Olswang (Martin Davies) and in one case a barrister from Essex Court Chambers (Sue Prevezer QC). With talents like this no case is too challenging. No case is too big. No case is too complex. Our London partners have seen and done it all.
The Wall Street Journal has dubbed our firm a "global force in business litigation". Our litigation group, though modeled on the firm’s successful U.S. practice, is tailored to the unique characteristics of the London litigation market.
A significant amount of our work is acting against the global, money centre banks, something major City firms cannot do because of conflicts. Our lawyers act in the very largest Commercial Court and Chancery Division cases, the so-called "mega-trials". QE has secured landmark victories in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Unlike most London litigation practices, our combination of barristers and solicitors, including a senior QC, provides the firm with the resources it needs to oversee entire cases in-house. For some matters involving multiple financial institution adversaries, QE London is the only top-tier City firm that can act.
London is also the centre of our highly rated international arbitration practice lead by Stephen Jagusch, formerly the global chair of Allen & Overy’s international arbitration group. Our arbitration specialists have experience in all forms of commercial and investment arbitration including:
Our lawyers have literally arbitrated disputes all over the globe. They have arbitrated disputes under the rules of all the major arbitration bodies such as LCIA, ICC, AAA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, as well as the arbitration centers in Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vienna and more.
**The London office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP operates as a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC337278) and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation authority. A list of members and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at our registered office, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA. We operate in association with the US limited liability partnership of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, which is organised under the laws of the State of California, USA.
**We use the word "partner" to refer to a member of the UK LLP, or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP operates as a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC337278) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (number 488675). A list of members of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA. The Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales provides complaints and redress mechanisms which are available to clients if Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP is not able to resolve the complaint ourselves. Details on how to contact the Legal Ombudsman and further information on the procedures involved can be found at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP is registered for Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom (registration number GB 947 3328 03).
The Firm maintains professional indemnity insurance cover as required by the Solicitors' Indemnity Insurance Rules 2006, on a world-wide basis with Paragon. Please refer to the head of our London office for further details of the insurance and how to contact the insurers.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP
One Fleet Place
London, EC4M 7RA United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000
Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
London Co-Managing Partners: Richard East and Sue Prevezer QC
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On December 27, 2018, Quinn Emanuel lost a friend and long-time partner Steve Anderson. Steve graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and joined the firm in 1994 when there were 30 attorneys at the firm. He was a founding member of the firm’s patent practice, which he helped to grow in his 24 years at the firm.
Steve was a gifted patent litigator with a background in computer sciences. Steve was smart, pragmatic, athletic, adventurous, and a fierce competitor. He loved boating, flying helicopters and being surrounded by family and friends. For the past 15 years he displayed indomitable courage and determination fighting illness, while continuing to contribute to the firm’s success and enjoying life. He leaves behind his wife Michelle and their daughter Sydney. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.