The industrial products sector is a demanding one in which to compete successfully. We have one of the world’s leading legal practices, with the industry knowledge to guide you through any local or global challenge you may face.
We support companies at all stages of their growth cycle to succeed in the ever-changing global marketplace – from acquisitions, divestitures, finance and capital markets transactions, to tax planning and public advocacy, and from drafting global compliance policies, to successfully resolving cross-border disputes and regulatory issues.
For more than 100 years, manufacturing, engineering and distribution companies have looked to us for creative solutions to their legal challenges. Our expansive global footprint and our integrated approach enable us to support our clients whenever and wherever they need us. We represent a range of commercial and industrial companies in every phase of their expansion and are proud to serve many of the world’s leading multinational diversified industrial companies, including 3M Company, Eaton Corporation and GE.
Varied Practice Expertise Around the World
Our knowledge of the business, financial, regulatory and intellectual property issues faced by clients has been developed over years of working with manufacturing, engineering and distribution companies. As our traditional manufacturing clients have grown into diversified industrial companies, our practice has continued to expand in order to effectively serve the unique needs of companies with global operations. We are able to call on lawyers from our diverse practice areas and worldwide offices who are familiar with our clients’ products, technologies and business models.
In short, our lawyers offer in-depth understanding of the full range of issues that product manufacturing and engineering companies face. From our founding in the late 1800s, we quickly gained a reputation as counsel for leading corporations in newly industrialized regions and steadily expanded to include a global footprint matched by few firms.
Our Client Base
Clients with sophisticated legal needs turn to us for advice on complex matters outside of their day-to-day operations. Our connected approach enables us to scale our services across practice areas and jurisdictions, depending on the particular needs of the client. As a result, clients never outgrow us – no market or regional niche is too sophisticated or unique for our cross-border legal teams. Our comprehensive experience allows us to understand not only the legal dynamics of the countries in which we practice, but also our clients’ specific business goals and presence in those regions.
A Track Record of Success
We have helped a number of traditional, single-line manufacturers diversify their offerings and expand into markets across the globe. Whether a client is looking to adapt new technologies, sell under-performing businesses or assets to improve profitability and increase its focus on core competencies, or form joint ventures in new industries or across jurisdictions, we have a proven track record of empowering our clients to surpass their goals and expectations. A dynamic company needs dynamic counsel – not just to stay competitive, but also to lead the way in establishing footholds for expansion around the world.