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    Corporate

    Our Global Corporate Practice provides comprehensive legal services spanning all aspects of complex local, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate matters. Our corporate transaction team is supported by our lawyers around the world with expertise in all relevant practice areas and by the deep expertise of our multi-disciplinary industry groups in sectors such as chemicals, consumer goods, diversified industrials, energy, life sciences, and technology.

    Our Global Corporate Practice provides comprehensive legal services spanning all aspects of complex local, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate matters. Our corporate transaction team is supported by our lawyers around the world with expertise in all relevant practice areas and by the deep expertise of our multi-disciplinary industry groups in sectors such as chemicals, consumer goods, diversified industrials, energy, life sciences, and technology.

    Our more than 370 corporate lawyers collaborate across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Together, we bring you the benefit of:

    Geographic Footprint

    The 7th largest footprint of all international law firms. With on-the-ground presence in all major financial and industrial centers and in emerging markets, we provide seamless corporate advice. Utilizing our local lawyers who are fluent in a country’s native language and familiar with the local law, we provide advice and negotiate deals in the local languages of the countries where we have offices.

    A Fully Integrated Practice

    Significant experience in all areas of corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, IPOs and secondary offerings, private placements of securities, debt financing and related finance structuring of corporate transactions, corporate governance, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, international commercial transactions, project support and company secretarial services.

    Our more than 370 corporate lawyers collaborate across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Together, we bring you the benefit of:

    Geographic Footprint

    The 7th largest footprint of all international law firms. With on-the-ground presence in all major financial and industrial centers and in emerging markets, we provide seamless corporate advice. Utilizing our local lawyers who are fluent in a country’s native language and familiar with the local law, we provide advice and negotiate deals in the local languages of the countries where we have offices.

    A Fully Integrated Practice

    Significant experience in all areas of corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, IPOs and secondary offerings, private placements of securities, debt financing and related finance structuring of corporate transactions, corporate governance, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, international commercial transactions, project support and company secretarial services.

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Comprehensive multi-disciplinary services from deal inception through the closing process and post-closing integration, including national and cross-border mergers, acquisitions (including takeovers), divestitures and restructurings.

    Private Equity

    Advice across the complete private equity cycle:

    • Fundraising – Formation of investment funds and alternative investment vehicles, and co-investment transactions
    • Investments and Transactions – Venture capital and private equity transactions and acquisitions of portfolio investments
    • Portfolio Management – Day-to-day management of portfolio companies, including bolt-on acquisitions, restructurings, debt refinancing and management incentive arrangements
    • Exits – Formulation and implementation of exit strategies, including divestitures, recapitalizations or IPOs

    Capital Markets

    Advice to issuers, sponsors and underwriters on a broad range of public and private securities offerings. This includes local and cross-border equity and debt offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, global securities exchange listings and compliance, takeovers and tender offers.

    Corporate Governance

    Advice to public and privately-held companies on all aspects of corporate governance, including governance practices, regulatory proceedings and extraordinary corporate events.

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Comprehensive multi-disciplinary services from deal inception through the closing process and post-closing integration, including national and cross-border mergers, acquisitions (including takeovers), divestitures and restructurings.

    Private Equity

    Advice across the complete private equity cycle:

    • Fundraising – Formation of investment funds and alternative investment vehicles, and co-investment transactions
    • Investments and Transactions – Venture capital and private equity transactions and acquisitions of portfolio investments
    • Portfolio Management – Day-to-day management of portfolio companies, including bolt-on acquisitions, restructurings, debt refinancing and management incentive arrangements
    • Exits – Formulation and implementation of exit strategies, including divestitures, recapitalizations or IPOs

    Capital Markets

    Advice to issuers, sponsors and underwriters on a broad range of public and private securities offerings. This includes local and cross-border equity and debt offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, global securities exchange listings and compliance, takeovers and tender offers.

    Corporate Governance

    Advice to public and privately-held companies on all aspects of corporate governance, including governance practices, regulatory proceedings and extraordinary corporate events.

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    Mergermarket M&A Legal Advisors 2018 – By Volume of M&A Deals (up to US$500 million)

    • Top 5 for UK deals
    • Top 20 for European deals
    • Top 25 for Global deals

    Bloomberg Global M&A Market Review 2018 – By Volume of Announced M&A Deals

    • Top 5 UK Mid-Market by Deal Count, up to US$500 million
    • Top 5 UK Mid-Market by Deal Count, up to US$250 million

    Legal Directories

    • Ranked National Tier 1 Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked Regional Tier 1 Corporate Law in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Phoenix and West Palm Beach – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked Regional Tier 1 Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Phoenix – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked National Tier 1 Securities/Capital Markets Law – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked Regional Tier 1 Securities/Capital Markets Law for Columbus and West Palm Beach – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked Regional Tier 2 Securities/Capital Markets Law for Cleveland and Phoenix – U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019
    • Ranked for mid-market M&A (up to US$500 million) – The Legal 500 US 2018
    • Ranked for M&A in Japan and South Korea – Asian Legal Business 2018
    • Ranked for M&A in Australia, China and Japan – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
    • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: Ohio (Band 1), Arizona (Band 2) and Georgia (Noted firm) – Chambers USA 2018
    • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: West Midlands (Band 2), Yorkshire (Band 2), London (Band 3) and North West (Band 3) – Chambers UK 2018
    • Ranked for Capital Markets (International Firms): India (Band 3) – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
    • Ranked top 10 M&A legal adviser by volume of deals for UK and London – Experian 2018 United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review
    • Ranked #1 in IPOs completed in India in fiscal 2018 (by value of transaction) – PRIME Database – India’s leading provider of data on the capital markets
    • Ranked #2 in IPOs completed in India in fiscal 2018 (by number of deals) – PRIME Database – India’s leading provider of data on the capital markets
    • Ranked #1 in QIPs completed in fiscal 2018 (by number of deals) – PRIME Database – India’s leading provider of data on the capital markets
    • Ranked #1 international firm for India equity offerings by deal count – Bloomberg Global Legal Advisors League Tables FY 2018
    • Ranked #5 AIM equity offerings by volume – Bloomberg Global Legal Advisors League Tables FY 2018