We have offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing. We also work with market leading firms around the world.
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We have 116 partners and 1,130 employees worldwide. Many of our people have spent their entire careers with us; most of our partners joined as trainees.
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We have clients throughout the world. They range from governments to entrepreneurs, from funds to leading banks, from retailers to entertainment companies and from diversified industrial conglomerates to Premier League football clubs.
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You will find people from a diverse range of religious, racial and social backgrounds at Slaughter and May. Among our lawyers, 24 nationalities and 61 different universities are represented.
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We have an extensive international practice providing a full range of legal services including 24 broad practice areas and 17 industry sectors.
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We are the leading law firm for the largest UK public companies and top law firm for IPOs involving a European, Middle Eastern or African issuer.
Our performance in other league tables
We received the 'Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year UK' at the Finance Monthly Global Awards, 2013.
Our other recent awards
According to Legal Week (November 2012), we "lead the City pack on client satisfaction".
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We are committed to acting responsibly and work hard to make a positive impact on the world around us. We provide long-term strategic support to a number of charities and local schools and are committed to reducing our carbon emissions.
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Our commitment to the environment
Our firm was founded in 1889 by two young solicitors, William Capel Slaughter and William May.
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