Antitrust and Competition
We provide practical, hands-on guidance and innovative solutions to antitrust and competition law issues. Our skilled antitrust lawyers are here to counsel you on business combinations; international cartels and price fixing conspiracies; litigation and dispute resolution; EU state aid and procurement; as well as everyday advice and guidance.
We assist our aviation clients with matters ranging from basic regulatory and business law, to those involving sophisticated labor and environmental issues.
Banking and Financial Services
Our lawyers serve as primary or preferred legal advisers to several leading global financial institutions, as well as many domestic, regional and community-focused financial institutions across the world.
We offer counsel to sovereign governments and state and regional authorities charged with ensuring that modern communications services are available to all consumers. We advise government authorities on the privatization of state-owned communications companies and on the establishment of transparent and nondiscriminatory regulatory structures that enable and encourage competition and the growth of new services.
With insights and advice for large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies, we have extensive experience in all areas of corporate activity, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offerings and secondary offerings, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, project support and company secretarial.
Energy and Natural Resources
You can tap into our expertise in issues related to conventional, nuclear and renewable power generation, electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution, LNG facilities development and transacting. We are also familiar with energy and commodities trading, gas and electric utility ratemaking, as well as in major antitrust, construction and price review dispute resolution involving energy companies.
Environmental, Safety and Health
Through successful representation of diverse clients in environmental, safety and health related matters, we have particular strength in iron and steelmaking, iron ore and coal mining, chemical manufacturing and distribution, petroleum refining and distribution, pulp and papermaking, energy, municipal utilities and environmental services.
We offer diligent advice on key issues affecting businesses in the healthcare industry, from administrative compliance and accreditation to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and from regulatory matters to third-party reimbursement, and medical staff bylaws.
Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology
Our global team covers the major areas of IP expertise, including patent protection and portfolio strategy, brand protection, trade secrets, commercial agreements and litigation. We can enforce IP rights or defend against IP claims, whether in court, before administrative tribunals or in arbitration.
Labor and Employment
We successfully represent employers across the full spectrum of employee-related legal issues. We are at the forefront of strategic employment and labor relations issues. We blend experience with innovation when representing our clients before tribunals, courts and government agencies, proactively working to resolve disputes efficiently with outstanding results.
Our team has an in-depth understanding of the life sciences industry. We offer a full range of services involving consumer protection, licensing, IP rights protection, litigation and arbitration, manufacturing and distribution, marketing practices, products liability, technology transfer and venture capital investments.
Litigation and International Dispute Resolution
We provide creative and efficient solutions to the complex challenges presented by disputes involving multiple countries and legal systems. With practitioners experienced in complex and high-value claims, as well as routine cases, we are respected as formidable litigators and trial lawyers, as well as leaders in alternative dispute resolution.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our expert advice on corporate mandates cover the entire spectrum of matters, ranging from smaller, more straightforward deals to complex multibillion-dollar and multidisciplinary transactions, which are often completed under challenging time constraints. We make our collective expertise, gained from handling complex deals for some of the world’s most renowned companies, available to you.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
We provide advice on mainstream private equity transactions, growth and venture capital investments, mezzanine financings and turnaround situations. We regularly counsel sponsors on the formation of investment funds and act for private equity-backed businesses looking to grow organically or by acquisition.
Our fully integrated service spans everything from procuring and planning to financing and implementing projects across a range of sectors including, energy and natural resources (including renewables), water, waste, transport, telecoms, healthcare, education and urban development.
We assist public and private entities in planning, financing and implementing projects, including several groundbreaking “firsts”. Our lawyers advise project sponsors, lenders, investors, contractors and subcontractors, operators, public parties and technical advisors on the full life cycle of public private partnership projects, from inception and planning, through to financing, developing and operation.
Internationally recognized for our extensive experience and influence in public policy, we bring you invaluable contacts in local government and decision-makers at the highest level of government, enabling us to effectively and efficiently deliver results on your behalf.
We provide comprehensive global services to clients engaged in all aspects of real estate transactions, from acquisition, planning and construction, through to disposition of properties. We can also give you guidance on the full range of project management and procurement issues, their documentation and tax implications.
Restructuring and Insolvency
We are recognized globally for our expertise and success in representing financial institutions, distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, creditors’ committees, investors, and strategic and financial buyers of troubled companies.