Slaughter and May Solicitors

Company History
Slaughter and May Solicitors was founded by William Capel Slaughter and William May on 1st January, 1889 while they’re training together in London. By 1940, Slaughter and May formed different departments to offer specific areas of law services. They’ve opened their Hong Kong office in 1974, moved to London office at One Bunhill Row in 2002 and opened Beijing office in 2009. Slaughter and May Solicitors played an important role through their services at the time of privitisation of British Airways, British Gas and British Steel between 1980-1990. Slaughter and May have 111 partners and 1,110 employees globally.

Slaughter and May Solicitors mainly focus on:

  • A collegiate working style with an ambition to be the best at looking after clients.
  • Bringing a creative, quality and business-aware approach towards work.
  • Fostering and developing our working relationships with leading law firms across the world.
  • Maintaining a sense of perspective.


  • Equal opportunity
  • Diversity

The success of Slaughter and May solicitors lies in following principles:

  • See with clarity
  • Respond with agility
  • Deliver coherence

Key Departments
Aerospace and Defence
Automobiles and Parts
Consumer Goods
Financial Institutions
Industrial Products and Services
Mining and Minerals
Oil and Gas
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Healthcare
Power and Renewables
Real estate, Housebuilding and Construction
Transport and Logistics
Travel and Leisure
Water and Waste Management

Key Staff
Chris Saul
- Senior Partner

Richard Clark
- Executive Partner

Paul Olney
- Practice Partner

Strongest Areas of Business

Asset Management
Capital Markets
Competition Litigation
Contentious Tax
Corporate and Commercial
Dispute Resolution
Financial Regulation
Global Investigations
Information Technology
Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)
Intellectual Property
Mergers and Acquisitions
Pensions and Employment
Private Equity
Real Estate
Restructuring and Insolvency
Sovereign Debt and Eurozone

Business Locations
Following are the main business locations for Slaughter and May Solicitors.

  • London
  • Brussels
  • Hong Kong
  • Beijing

They also operate globally in following locations:



  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Latin America
  • United Sates of America

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Oceania
  • Rest of Asia


  • Benelux
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iberia
  • Italy
  • Nordic Region
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom

Middle East

Slaughter and May provide one-hour technical briefings, panel sessions and practice workshops conducted by their partners and associates who are well trained in their respective areas. They conduct one hour seminars for their clients throughout the year on general commercial topics, our Pensions and Employment and Intellectual Property groups which are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Recent Awards
Following are the recent award achieved by Slaughter and May Solicitors for the year 2013.

Deals of the Year 2013
- India Business Law Journal

Finance Team of the Year
- The Lawyer Awards 2013

Europe Women In Business Law Awards 2013

European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
- European Tax Awards 2013

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year UK
- Finance Monthly Global Awards 2013

Recent Publications
Following are top 10 recent publications from Slaughter and May Solicitors.

The Autumn Statement 2013 – December, 2013
Certain problems with contingent debt – November, 2013
A Guide to Takeovers in the United Kingdom – October, 2013
EMIR update: ESMA clarifies some key concepts – August, 2013
ISDA Arbitration – the Final Lap? – June, 2013
Modernising the taxation of corporate debt and derivative contracts – June, 2013
Global Legal Insights – Corporate Tax – United Kingdom – May, 2013
Perpetual Motion – May, 2013
Unilateral jurisdiction clauses – Navigating the minefield – September, 2013
An Introduction to English Insolvency Law – April, 2013

Corporate Responsibility
Slaughter and May provide long-term strategic support to charities and local schools and are bound to reduce carbon emissions.

Contact Address
Slaughter and May Solicitors
1 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YY
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7600 1200