Our mission is to provide clients with superior service by applying our innovative business principles to all our activities.
Our values are our constitution. They give us a solid framework in which we are free to move quickly and with integrity to serve the interests of our clients in a constantly changing commercial world.
We apply our judgement, legal expertise and industry knowledge to provide solution-focused, quality-conscious, commercially pragmatic advice when business gives rise to legal issues.
“The team is highly pragmatic: the lawyers look at what the client needs to achieve and understand the business behind.” – Chambers Europe
We are straightforward, reliable and committed. We do not over-promise. We deliver.
“We like to retain a very close relationship with the lawyers from NKF. They are just outstanding individuals, fun to work with.” – Partner at magic circle firm
We are a team of partners with equal rights, driven by our entrepreneurial spirit and mutual respect. This is the guiding force behind our commitment to our clients, to each other, to the law firms we work with across the globe, and to the rule of law. It informs our approach to authorities and third parties.
“NKF fits in with our concept of a globally seamless service like no other. They always work at eye level and fit outstandingly well into teams.” – Partner at a magic circle firm
We value efficiency. Our guiding principle is: “as much as necessary, as little as possible.” Unhampered by cumbersome internal systems or rigid procedures, we focus our energy, expertise, imagination and judgement on the businesses and needs of our clients.
“The advice provided is extremely efficient and practical.” – Chambers Europe
We approach complexity and change with creativity, confidence and rigour. We harness firm-wide talent and decades of experience to develop innovative, considered, sustainable solutions for the complex challenges our clients face daily.
“NKF is particularly recognised for its experience in innovative and complex matters.” – Legal 500
We maintain an overview. We have a holistic approach to identifying problems and creating solutions. We play a long game, not distracted by noise, fads or short-term constraints.
“The NKF partners have a wealth of experience and broad knowledge of banking, capital markets and M&A law, which enables them to provide holistic and not merely compartmentalized solutions. This makes them particularly valuable.” – client quote from IFLR