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As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.

We provide the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; insurance and financial services; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Why work

with us ?

As a purpose-led organization, we are proud of our culture and
the values that guide our behavior.

Our purpose:

Helping our clients, our people and our communities to thrive.

Our values:

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countries in the Eversheds Sutherland Latin America Alliance

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countries in the Eversheds Sutherland Africa Alliance

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countries in the Eversheds Sutherland Asia Pacific Alliance

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relationship firms worldwide

Leading the way
We’re known as being one of the world’s most innovative law practices – here’s a selection of our most recent pioneering work

Idea Drop

A first of its kind in the legal sector, this web and mobile app allows staff at all levels and locations to collaborate and share ideas. In the six months since launching towards the end of 2018, we’ve had contributions from all our worldwide offices and staff at different points of their career journey. The volume of quality ideas has been so great (8,000 interactions in six months) that in early 2019, we launched a Global Innovation team to help develop the suggestions and bring further innovation to our global business.

Use of AI

Teams across the business are utilizing innovations such as Fastcase AI Sandbox and data extraction and contract review AI tools like Kira to dramatically improve efficiency. We were the first law practice in the world to receive exclusive training the CEO of Fastcase, which is allowing us to develop revolutionary heatmap products for an emerging market. In the US, Kira just helped us complete a 3,627-document review accurately in eight days. It would previously have taken a month. AI has also helped us save a major rail client an estimated £2m in a landmark deal in the UK.

Landmark victory in Singapore

Our work on the same-sex marriage adoption case, where a gay man wanted to adopt the son he’d fathered via a surrogate, represented the first time that questions of surrogacy and gay adoption have been brought before the Singapore courts. It is also the first time a Singaporean court has, by implication, effectively recognized a same-sex family unit. The verdict creates a precedent for matters concerning same sex couples wanting to start families within the LGBT community to be raised in court.

Engineering success for Rolls-Royce

We advised longstanding client Rolls-Royce on the £500m sale of its commercial marine division to Kongsberg Gruppen ASA. Progress on this complex separation was sped up by our deployment of a legal project manager to act as a single point of client contact and use of our bespoke digital collaboration platform DealMaster, which enabled real-time updates from nearly 400 users from over 30 countries around the world across the lifecycle of the deal.

Client portals

Our multi-jurisdictional client portals are the first of their kind in the market. The portals allow clients to instruct online, review progress and collaborate with us through a single platform, driving efficiency (and reducing costs) for them and helping us retain and grow our biggest clients. The data collected through these centralized platforms allows us to analyze our performance and streamline our business processes, ensuring our clients receive a high quality service at the right price.

Konexo

Konexo, a division of Eversheds Sutherland (International), is our global legal and compliance alternative service provider. It offers a unique mix of managed services, interim resource solutions and consultancy services to in-house legal, compliance, HR and corporate secretarial functions. Konexo employs a broad range of professionals including technology specialists, regulatory consultants, project managers, data analysts and management consultants as well as lawyers and paralegals. Innovative operational processes and cutting edge automation, including artificial intelligence and robotics, are used by the team across a growing global client base.

Groundbreaking FCA case

Eversheds Sutherland worked on the FCA’s first investigation using its powers under the Competition Act 1998. This concluded in February 2019. The case is significant insofar as it signals the FCA’s low tolerance for information sharing between competitors, which impacts not only the conduct of asset management firms but all firms within the financial services sector. The work of our team ensured that our client’s potential liability was significantly reduced as part of this landmark case.

Cannabis Industry Business Model

Our Cannabis Industry team is built around a new “hub and spoke” business model that fosters collaboration on the subject across more traditional practice group areas. The team is an assembly of experienced attorneys from across our practice groups and offices who serve the expanding and diverse needs of the cannabis industry. We are working with two innovation partner organizations in our Eversheds Sutherland Artificial Intelligence Sandbox to develop a 50-state cannabis heat map, which will provide currently unavailable landscape data for clients to make more informed decisions.