Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors

Company History
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Firm is a combination of three law firms Freshfields(Offered Law Services since 1743 in UK), Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund(Offered Law Services since 1840 in Germany) and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober(Germany / Austria)which merged to form “Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer”.

To be the number one international law firm.


  • To bring top legal skills and advice, not just in the heat of a deal, but over the long haul.
  • Focus on what clients need to know with a forward looking approach that anticipates issues before they become problems.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors are driven by following principles.

  • Our aspirations and ambitions can only be achieved if inclusiveness and diversity is understood and embedded into all aspects of the firm’s systems, processes and culture across all our offices.
  • Businesses will make faster progress by working together – so our outward focus is as strong as our internal activity.
  • Recruit from the widest talent pools and everyone should feel at ease in the workplace.
  • Everyone is able to achieve their maximum potential through appropriate development and support and we must do all we can to retain our top talent.
  • Consulting with clients, other organisations in the legal sector and diversity organisations helps us identify best practice, establish priorities and become a market leader in diversity initiatives.
  • Need challenging yet realistic goals to assess our progress and it’s important to us to be open about how we are doing.

Key Departments
Competition and antitrust
Crisis management
Critical contracts
Disputes, litigation and arbitration
Financing and capital raising
Governance and risk management
Intellectual property and brand protection
Investment fund services
M&A and similar transactions
Real estate
Regulatory, compliance and public law
Strategic decisions

Key Staff
Luiz Claudio Aboim
- Senior Associate(Disputes), UK

James Aitken
- Partner(Antitrust, competition and trade), UK

David Aitman
- Partner(Antitrust, competition and trade), UK

Peter Allen
- Partner(Finance), UK

Andrew Austin
- Partner(Disputes), UK

Strongest Areas of Business
They deal with following legal areas:
Consumer products
Financial institutions
Financial investors
Infrastructure and transport
Manufacturing, industrial and services
Pro bono
Real estate

Online Services
Guardian Angel
Company Secretary extranet
Secure Messaging

Business Locations
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors have offices in 15 cities of Europe, 6 cities of Asia Pacific, 4 of Middle East and Americas and 1 in Africa. Following are their details:


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom


  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam


  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • United States

Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates


  • South Africa

Seminars / Webinars
Following were recent seminars and webinars conducted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors.

  • Funding, Overfunding and Surpluses webinar – July, 2013
  • Financial Industries Group – Client Seminar: Recovery and resolution for non-banks – September, 2012
  • Italian CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Seminar Programme – July, 2012
  • Italian seminar programme 2013

Recent Awards
No Information Found

Recent Publications
Following are top 10 recent publications from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors.

  1. International labour law bulletin – December, 2013
  2. Insurance and reinsurance news – December 2013 The trialogue agreement on Solvency II reached in November 2013 – December, 2013
  3. Insurance and reinsurance news – November 2013
  4. Insurance and reinsurance news – October 2013
  5. Global market abuse news – Autumn 2013 – October 2013
  6. Insurance and reinsurance news – September 2013
  7. Insurance and reinsurance news – August 2013
  8. International Labour Law Bulletin – July 2013
  9. Product and consumer news – July 2013
  10. Insurance and reinsurance news – July 2013

Corporate Responsibility
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors encourage their staff to contribute to community and help people who are from less advantage backgrounds in their studies and careers to aim and reach high. They extend their help to homeless people and guide them going into work and stand on their feet.

Contact Address
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Solicitors
65 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1HS

Phone: +44 20 7936 4000