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Global perspective, local know-how

Integrated with the multidisciplinary, world-class business advisory services of the PwC global network, PwC Legal Services offers our clients a range of business-focused core legal services.

Explore our additional services below:

Financial Services

PwC’s network of banking and finance lawyers can assist you with the key legal and documentation aspects of debt finance, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Refinancing of existing debt
  • Syndicated loans
  • Intra-group financing arrangements
  • Real estate finance
  • Asset finance
  • Receivables financing
  • Lease finance
  • Cash pooling and management services

Working closely with industry-focused colleagues in the PwC global network, our team of banking and finance lawyers are well placed to respond quickly to your needs with business-focused solutions, across a significant footprint.

Contacts

Annalie Croney
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 721 22553
Email

Gemma Moral
Spain
Tel: +34 91 568 4467
Email

Maxim Kandyba
Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 967-6161
Email

Virginie Louvel
France
Tel: +33 1 5657 4080
Email

Commercial Litigation

With a wealth of litigation experience—from the House of Lords to the European Court of Justice—PwC’s Commercial Litigation lawyers provide advice on dispute resolution to a wide range of clients worldwide. We regularly assist large corporates, private companies, partnerships and private individuals with legal issues on matters such as:

  • Commercial contract claims
  • Alleged fraud
  • Professional negligence
  • Agency disputes
  • Banking and financial services disputes
  • Contentious insolvency
  • Partnership disputes
  • Product liability
  • Group litigation
  • Foreign debt recovery
  • Corporate manslaughter

When you work with PwC’s commercial litigators, you benefit from a unique advantage—our access to specialists within the PwC global network in critical related areas such as forensic analysis, valuation, tax controversy and dispute resolution, and electronic evidence management.

And while commercial litigation may sometimes be unavoidable, we understand the burden that it places on your resources. That’s why, when planning a legal strategy with you, we focus on the business case—the financial consequences of litigation in the light of your commercial objectives—and, where appropriate, emphasise the efficient resolution of disputes through alternative methods such as arbitration or mediation.

Contacts

Dan Dascalu
Romania
Tel: +40 21 225 3683
Email

Agnes Quashie
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 721 21511
Email

Energy Law

Energy is an industry unlike any other. Not only is the provision and supply of power, gas and other forms of energy a hugely complex, volatile economic endeavour, this dynamic industry operates today within a complex, increasingly global legal and regulatory framework.

That means that every player across the energy value chain — whether in exploration and mining; production, storage and trading; transport and distribution; or metering and sales — must operate within a complex web of local, national and often international legal customs and regulatory requirements.

And, if a constantly shifting landscape of global compliance weren’t challenging enough, you must also be prepared to mitigate and, where necessary, litigate or otherwise address the many risks surrounding contractual relationships in this complex industry.

This is where a global legal network integrated with the experienced strong,  multidisciplinary business capabilities of a global advisory professional services firm powerhouse can make all the difference.

With a highly experienced, diverse and multijurisdictional group of practitioners, PwC’s Legal Services network is well positioned to help you. We offer legal advisory services along  energy value chain, in critical areas such as:

  • Energy and energy-related financial market regulation
  • Structuring of joint grid operations
  • Customised, sector-specific contracts
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Project development in the power plant and renewables sectors
  • Energy and energy-related trading agreements (including EFET, ISDA, IETA, GTMA, DRV Master Agreements)
  • Exchange-based trading documentation (e.g., exchange and clearing rules, clearing and brokerage services, give-up agreements)

Contacts

Keith Bottomley
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 721 26048
Email

Peter Mussaeus
Germany
Tel: +49 211 981 2138
Email

Fernando Calancha Marzana
Spain
Tel: +34 915 685 876
Email

Information Technology

Every day, information technology more deeply permeates the way companies, governments and individuals operate. The range of emerging risks, opportunities and legislation—including new privacy and data protection laws at both the national and supranational level—continues to evolve at breakneck speed. And the consequences for organisations could not be more profound.

PwC’s Legal Services Network can help you address and manage the legal IT concerns, with innovative, practical solutions adapted to your organisation’s unique needs. We can advise you on a wide range of issues, including:

  • IT-related compliance, including and internal compliance processes
  • Procurement contracts, software licenses, outsourcing and service level agreements
  • Government IT advisory, including legislation advice and help with implementing IT-based relationships, including e-registries, e-notifications, and e-procurement
  • Electronic signatures and e-invoicing
  • IT litigation

Contacts

Juan Crosby
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7212 5914
Email

Jan-Peter Ohrtmann
Germany
Tel: +49 211 981 2572
Email

Intellectual Property

Whilst intellectual property (IP) mayway well be your most valuable asset, it is only as good as your ability to exploit and protect it. Meanwhile, IP-related legislation around information technology and online content—such as the UK Digital Economy Act—is in a state of radical flux, making it difficult at times to value, protect and exploit this vital asset class.

PwC’s network of intellectual property lawyers can help. In addition to our core IP advisory, licensing and dispute services our lawyers work closely with specialists within the PwC global network of firms to offer commercial, end-to-end intellectual property advice, in areas such as:

Contacts

Jan-Dierk Schaal
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)40 6378 2293
Email

Latika Sharma
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 1574
Email

Private Client

Backed by a robust international network of multidisciplinary PwC advisors, PwC’s Private Client lawyers focus on providing integrated,  legal advice to high-net-worth individuals,  entrepreneurs, top executives and their families.

In addition to the central mission of helping our clients structure, protect and grow their wealth for future generations—including independent,  asset management, tax and retirement planning—we offer a full portfolio of legal services designed to address the private legal needs of our  clients and their families. These include:

  • Succession planning
  • Gift contracts and real estate transfer agreements
  • International family and inheritance law
  • Family foundations and trusts
  • Marriage contracts, wills and guardianship agreements
  • Family offices and ownership structures
  • Family governance constitutions and partnership agreements
  • Integrated advice on investments in businesses, real estate and portfolios
  • Advice on private equity

Contacts

Lothar Siemers
Germany
Tel: +49 21 1981 2757
Email

Public Law

Public commercial law is a unique and complex discipline, the more so in an atmosphere of on-going budget cuts and shifting political realities. Yet the legal issues surrounding public procurement, public-private projects, state aid and fees, and privatisations continue. Be it a city development project, public transportation or the construction of a new power plant, when it comes to awarding contracts in the public sector, carefully documented, transparent and unbiased processes are an absolute must.

PwC Legal’s public law practitioners are familiar with the many local, national and EU legal, tax, technical, economic and political issues that must be considered when dealing with states, municipalities and government bodies. Working alongside our advisory business, our lawyers are adept at crafting effective, seamless legal strategies for our clients. We can help in particular with:

  • Tender processes
  • Procurement contracts
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Public notices
  • Pricing issues
  • Bid evaluation and negotiation
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Restructurings
  • Privatisations and reverse privatisations
  • Litigation

Contacts

Andy Brown
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 191 269 4441
Email

White Collar, Corporate Crime

Corruption, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, theft of trade secrets, insider trading—all are forms of white collar or corporate crime. A single transgression can not only lead to prison terms, it can destroy a company almost overnight, while costing investors billions. An incidence of corporate malfeasance can come to light in any way—and often with very little time to react.

If you are facing such a situation—or would like advice on avoiding one—PwC Legal has strong capabilities in several jurisdictions. From prevention to forensics and internal investigations, damage control to legal representation, we can help you cope with the extremely serious potential consequences of white collar crime. Here are some of the ways:

  • Developing preventive measures and guidelines to protect you against criminal sanctions or injurious conduct by employees
  • Advising on criminal risk management and how to avoid liability based on management's negligent failure to establish and maintain proper organisational structures
  • Conducting criminal legal due diligence reviews
  • Assisting with criminal tax and criminal business law proceedings
  • Representing individuals before authorities, public prosecutor's office and courts
  • Responding immediately in cases involving search or arrest warrants
  • Advising on voluntary self-disclosures and amended returns

Contacts

Agnes Quashie
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 721 21511
Email

RA Dr. Thorsten Zumwinkel
Germany
Tel: +49 (2) 21 198 14843
Email