Pallas Partners Set to Become UK’s Leading Dispute Resolution Firm – Biggest New Law Firm Launch in the UK in the Last Decade
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pallas Partners LLP (“Pallas”) announces the largest launch of a new law firm in the UK in the last decade.
Pallas was founded by Natasha Harrison, former vice president and managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner, where she established a London office that was widely considered a market leader for the US-based litigation firm. Most of Harrison’s team moved, including 5 partners from Boies Schiller Flexner’s London office and key clients and business moved to Pallas. Launched with 27 attorneys and staff, Pallas plans to expand further in the coming months.
Pallas, headquartered in London, specializes in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and the highest-end market investigations, for the world’s most sophisticated clients. The new firm will litigate cutting-edge and complex cases, including securities litigation in the UK and Europe. Pallas launches with a number of existing and high-profile mandates, including Proindicus Mozambique noteholders in their litigation against Credit Suisse and class action lawsuits representing Greensill investors.
The name is derived from Pallas Athena, the goddess of wisdom, warfare and craftsmanship.
Natasha Harrison, Founder and Managing Partner of Pallas, said:
“We’re starting off with a world-class team and an exciting business pipeline. Our vision is to challenge the status quo by delivering the ultimate client experience and redefining the model of the modern law firm. As a truly independent company, we can be more agile in our approach, investing in new cutting-edge technologies and leveraging bold, winning strategies that will drive value and mitigate risk for our clients.
“Pallas represents an opportunity to “rip the rulebook” with a new approach that is unencumbered by existing protocols and historical processes to create a truly different offering in the marketplace. We will take a radical approach to fee structures, the use of technology, the adoption of key ESG principles and the promotion of talent in a culture of empowerment.
“We also see a big gap at the top of the market for an exclusive litigation and litigation firm. Customers are no longer looking for a one-stop-shop, but for top-quality, specialized companies focused on their strengths. We are entering a growing market for our services and are well placed to create something different as the UK’s leading dispute resolution firm.