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

  • Top 5 for UK deals
  • Top 15 for European deals
  • Top 25 for Global deals

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

  • Top 10 UK Mid-Market by Deal Count, up to US$500 million
  • Top 5 UK Mid-Market by Deal Count, up to US$250 million
  • Top 20 UK Mid-Market, up to US$250 million

PitchBook

  • Top 5 most active in Europe for Private Equity
  • Top 5 most active in Europe for M&A
  • Top 20 most active Globally for M&A
  • Top 15 most active in Europe for Venture Capital

Legal Directories

  • Ranked Tier 1 Mergers & Acquisitions Law – Cleveland and Columbus – Best Lawyers 2018
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: Arizona and Ohio – Chambers USA 2017
  • Ranked Tier 1 for M&A: mid-market, £50 million – £250 million – The Legal 500 UK  2017
  • Ranked Tier 1 Corporate Law – US National, Cleveland, Columbus, Phoenix and Washington DC – Best Lawyers 2018
  • Ranked for mid-market M&A (up to US$500 million) – The Legal 500 US 2017
  • Ranked Tier 1 Securities/Capital Markets Law – US National, Columbus and West Palm Beach – Best Lawyers 2018
  • Ranked Tier 1 Corporate Law Firm – U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firm" 2018
  • Teams in Australia, Belgium, China, Central/Eastern Europe, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia are recommended for Corporate/M&A – The Legal 500 2017
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: “Clients praise the team’s ‘depth of resources, value for money, cross-border capabilities and very fast processing.’” – Chambers UK 2018
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: “They’re attentive, super-professional and have a very good global reach.” – Chambers USA 2017
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: “Very responsive and able to deliver high-quality advice in short time frames. They understand the issues quickly and offer clear and pragmatic solutions.” – Chambers Global 2017