LONDON March 28th 2011 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the relocation of its London office from today 28th March 2011, to Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, EC2, the City of London’s tallest tower and the largest office building in London.
McDermott are the first tenants occupying 25,000 square feet on the eighth and ninth floors in the new landmark building which is 46 storeys high and provides 440,000 square feet of office space. The new development, by Gerald Ronson’s Heron International, has now signed up three further tenants including Landmark Business Services taking 37,000 square feet on three floors, Drake & Morgan who have taken restaurant and deli space on the ground floor and, US restaurant group SushiSamba who will offer two restaurants with outdoor dining and a skybar, open 24/7, on 13,500 square feet on the top three floors.
Commenting on the London office move, partner Hugh Nineham, head of McDermott’s European practice said: “We are delighted to be the first tenants in this spectacular building in a prime location in the heart of the City of London. The move underlines our intention to invest further in our London and European offices where we have a very strong and expanding business. A comprehensive European platform is a key part of our future strategy, especially in our chosen areas of corporate, energy, IP, competition & antitrust, tax, labour and private wealth.”
He continued: ”Heron Tower provides us with high quality, flexible office space with room to expand. The move will enable us to make savings through the building’s advanced eco-friendly energy and building management systems.”
Jonathan Goldstein, Deputy Chief Executive of Heron International added: “We are very pleased to welcome such a prestigious international law firm as McDermott as our first tenants to occupy this remarkable new building. We will be working hard to ensure the firm and all its staff enjoy working here in one of the finest locations in the City of London. We now expect the building to let rapidly as the City’s economy improves.”