Edwin Coe provides tailored and integrated commercial legal services across a wide range of practice areas to both UK and international clients. We combine the personal and responsive service of a boutique with the sophistication and quality legal counsel of a large firm.
Based in London, our lawyers have vast international experience, having worked with sovereign states, charities with worldwide operations, public and private companies, and high-net-worth individuals. Many of our partners have backgrounds at big firms, yet our lower infrastructure costs mean we can provide tremendous value to global companies.
We offer legal advice across all corporate matters to help businesses of all sizes develop and grow, whether organically or through mergers and acquisitions, handling transactions from start to finish. We also have experience with all major capital-raising vehicles.
Our litigation practice is similarly well equipped, built on a framework of specialists who combine solid general contentious skills with deep experience in particular areas, including construction, insurance, intellectual property, employment, and insolvency. We offer a complete dispute resolution service, including arbitration and mediation, asset protection and recovery, banking, commercial litigation, factoring, fraud, insurance claims, professional negligence claims, and class actions and securities fraud.
Our Property team is composed of lawyers with extensive experience, and provides a comprehensive, partner-led service covering all aspects of real estate ownership and use. We frequently act on large, complex transactions, a number of which exceeded £100m. We also boast a dedicated Construction practice.
Edwin Coe’s Intellectual Property practice combines dedicated IP and trademark specialists and heavyweight litigators, and provides legal advice on acquiring, exploiting, and protecting intellectual property through to its commercial use and handling of infringement and other contentious issues. The practice works with a broad range of sectors, including charities and not-for-profit, sport and leisure, information technology and media, art and design, and retail.
For companies and individuals facing regulatory scrutiny, we deal with investigations, enforcement, sanctions, and any prosecution, as well as related civil and employment claims arising from a breach of regulatory provisions.
Our Employment team advises businesses and individuals on all contentious and noncontentious employment and partnership matters, due diligence, business transfers, and commercial transactions. We also have an immigration team that provides services to individuals and businesses helping those who want to live in the UK, set up businesses in the UK, or who wish to invest in the UK.
We have a team dedicated to private individuals who specialize in the managing of assets for individuals and families, and creating and managing domestic and foreign trusts, charities, wills, estate planning and administration, and tax investigations, disputes, and advice. We further support individuals with tax-related services and have a wide and diverse client base. The team has a market-leading understanding of onshore and offshore markets to provide bespoke solutions to clients based in the UK and overseas
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