A three-way merger brought about Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000, although the history of the firm carries hundreds of years of experience in its wake. In fact, the firm can trace its roots back to 1743 in the United Kingdom and approximately a century later in Germany. Today, Freshfields is among the leading international law firms with a well-deserved reputation for standing by its core values and consistently delivering top-quality client service.
Touting teamwork, dedication to clients, a forward-thinking approach, and strong sense of community and purpose, these claims can be backed by the firm's efforts on a daily basis. Freshfields maintains offices across the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. In Europe, its offices are found in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK, where the firm's story began in London all those years ago.
The UK practice is broad, servicing domestic and international clients across several industries, business sectors, and jurisdictions. More than 800 lawyers and a support staff that surpasses 500 provide high-end representation on a consistent basis. Many deserve to be acknowledged due to their strengths as attorneys and established track record in and outside of the courtroom. London-based Tim Pick is no exception. A project development and finance partner on the energy and infrastructure team, he brings more than 15 years of experience to Freshfields and has worked on some of the most significant projects in the Middle East, Africa, and other jurisdictions. Supplementing this practice, he has also contributed to Islamic finance and sovereign wealth matters and spent a decade during his early career practising in Abu Dhabi. Before joining the firm, he led Shearman and Sterling's global project development and finance group.
Freshfields brought the decorated partner onboard in May 2013 on account of his long and rich professional past. He has handled several multimillion- and even multibillion-dollar deals in recent history. In a deal that closed in June 2012, Citadel Capital and Egyptian Refining Company turned to him to manage the development and financing of a US$3.7 hydro-cracker project. Pick's other noteworthy clients include Dolphin Energy Limited, HSBC and Barclays, and an association comprising BG, Petronas, EGPC, and EGAS.
Following Freshfields' wide reach, comprehensive practice, past achievements, and favourable outlook for the future, the firm remains in the top tier and is forecasted to continue its reign of success.