Corporate Transactions, Finance and Capital Markets
We represent US and international clients in US and cross-border capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, financial arrangements, complex outsourcing transactions and leveraged financial transactions. Our team counsels one of the largest government sponsored issuers of debt in the world in debt issuance and corporate governance matters. We act on behalf of investment banks and financial institutions in equity and debt offerings, including high yield debt, and advise financial services companies in multibillion dollar outsourcing transactions. We also carry out intellectual property and outsourcing work for one of the world’s largest insurance companies. And with particular expertise in media, technology and telecoms, we represent the UK’s largest commercial television network.
Our global Chemicals Industry Group is led by New York office managing partner, Carolyn Buller. The team has successfully developed significant client relationships in the chemicals sector for more than two decades and includes lawyers with doctorates in chemistry or chemical engineering, as well as lawyers who have worked in-house as general counsel and in other senior positions. As a result, we can provide first-hand knowledge of strategic, technical and commercial aspects of the industry. A third of the top worldwide chemical companies are clients, including specialty chemical manufacturers, petrochemical groups, chemical trading companies, fertilizer suppliers, plastics and rubber makers, producers of powder coatings, recyclers of petroleum refining residuals, performance materials manufacturers and rare earth element suppliers.
Financing Global Assets
Our transportation experience is not limited to the seas. Our lawyers have represented lenders and operators in rail, aviation and fleet transportation finance and leasing in France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Finland. We have also completed asset and project finance projects for industrial plants and power companies worldwide.
Insurance and Reinsurance
Insightful representation of a broad mix of insurers and reinsurers in the resolution of complex disputes involving legal, regulatory, and coverage questions. Among our team, we have premier trial lawyers, representing insurers, reinsureds, and reinsurers in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and regulatory hearings. We have advised on all types of insurance and reinsurance disputes, and can share the benefit of our expertise across all product lines and sectors.
International Dispute Resolution
Our New York partners bring you a depth of experience in representing US-based and international clients in international commercial arbitration cases administered under ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICC arbitration rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrator service in complex international commercial cases. We are proud that our international arbitration practice is ranked as one of the top 30 in the world by Global Arbitration Review. Recent editions of The American Lawyer’s Arbitration Scorecard have recognized two of our international arbitration victories as among the largest in the world – both multibillion dollar wins.
Government Investigations and White Collar
Frequent, successful representation of executives, boards of directors and entities involved in white collar criminal matters, regulatory issues and federal civil and administrative proceedings. No matter what your size or nature of business, we can share relevant experience, including matters involving regulated industries, such as banking, mortgages, securities, healthcare, accounting, government contracting and transportation.
Successful representation of US-based and international clients in federal and state courts in a wide range of matters, including claims of breach of licensing, distribution, franchise, agency, brokerage, long-term supply and manufacturing services agreements; cross-border disputes, and trademark infringement actions on behalf of a fashion house. New York is home to our pro bono Public Service Initiative, with lawyers proud to dedicate their careers to aiding the public justice system. From vindicating innocence and remedying constitutional violations, to fighting wrongful infliction of the death penalty, we give the public the full weight of our influence.
Consistently ranked as one of the leading US bond, underwriters’ and disclosure counsel firms for tax-exempt finance by Thomson Financial, we bring you insights gleaned from years of varied experience. We can help to finance just about every type of facility imaginable – from sports arenas to airports and transportation facilities to solid waste and water facilities to universities and libraries. Our lawyers are listed in Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Super Lawyers.
Broad experience of new markets tax credit transactions for charter schools, restaurants, theaters, residential town homes, retail centers, cinemas and a wide variety of commercial and mixed used buildings. Our housing finance experience gives you valuable expertise in taxable and tax-exempt multifamily housing bond issues, project financing utilizing federal low-income housing tax credits and historic tax credits, urban development financings, restructurings, refundings and workouts, and financings for residential and healthcare units for the elderly.
Restructuring and Insolvency
We represent foreign liquidators and administrators in cross-border ancillary proceedings and Chapter 15 cases. Our lawyers are adept at acting for debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases in telecommunications, food and beverage, footwear manufacturing, airline, mining and related industries.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
Efficient handling of sophisticated domestic, cross-border and international income and estate/gift tax matters, including multi-generation and multijurisdictional estate planning and trust/estate administration matters, international trust planning and restructuring transactions involving US income and transfer tax considerations, foreign trust law issues and international charitable entities. We also advise people outside of the US on their tax compliance obligations.
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
New York has a strong shipping heritage and our maritime practice reflects this. No other firm can boast our experience in handling major ship casualty matters, as our lawyers have been involved in more than 130 such cases in 35 years. Our experience in logistics spans the entire length of the supply chain and we are recognized globally for our work in the law governing sub-marine cables. Our maritime practice has earned a high ranking in every rating service worldwide, including Lloyds, Chambers, Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers.