Corporate Law

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

Our firm represents international and domestic companies and financial institutions in not only mergers and acquisitions, but also many first-of-their-kind transactions. We advise companies and their boards on making acquisitions, merging, being acquired or fending off hostile takeovers. Our lawyers bring an understanding and appreciation for our clients’ business needs to every deal, and the firm measures its success on our ability to meet and exceed those needs. Our M&A team draws on the full resources of the firm as needed in a given transaction, coordinating efforts with our leading corporate, securities, finance, antitrust, tax, executive compensation and benefits lawyers.

Private Equity and Venture Capital

We continue to advise on some of the highest-profile venture capital matters and our clients appreciate the rigor of our comprehensive approach in protecting and advancing their business interests. With lawyers based in the United States and Europe  the firm is respected for its international cohesion.

We assist clients in every phase of a fund’s life cycle – formation, making investments, strategic initiatives and exiting investments. Our clients include independent private equity firms, the private equity divisions of major investment banks, corporate and public pension plans, and companies and individuals. Supported by the firm’s highly-regarded tax, employee benefits, real estate, leveraged finance, M&A and capital markets practices, our private equity practice offers clients representation on the myriad of matters on which we advise them.

Capital Markets

We regularly advise issuers and underwriters on company-critical and precedent-setting financing, which span the spectrum of capital markets transactions.

Real Estate

Our real estate practice is diversified and global, spanning the full range of transaction types, regions and asset classes.
Our real estate practice is broad-based and comprehensive, with lawyers regularly representing owners, lenders, developers and investors worldwide in:

– Acquisitions and dispositions
– Joint ventures, partnerships and equity investments
– Development projects
– Financing, including syndicated lending, securitizations and other capital markets transactions
– Bankruptcy and restructuring work, including workouts, distressed real estate investment and loan restructurings

Intellectual Property 

Our firm understands that our clients’ most valuable assets are often their intellectual property, products and technology. We offer our clients the complete range of legal services for enforcing and defending, as well as commercializing, exploiting and acquiring, all types of intellectual property.

We have considerable depth in the full array of intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. Clients in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, consumer products, media and entertainment, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and other industries rely on us to address their most important issues involving intellectual property rights.

Our intellectual property transactions practice handles complex business deals throughout the world. We have significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions that include licenses; strategic collaborations and corporate partnerships; joint ventures; research and development agreements; manufacturing agreements; supply and distribution agreements; marketing and promotion agreements; outsourcing; and consulting and services agreements.

Together with our complementary expertise in corporate, finance, tax, our intellectual property practice offers an integrated approach to anticipate and meet our clients’ diverse needs.


Our international tax practice ranks among the top in the world and provides clients with an unparalleled level of service and insight into the most challenging of corporate transactions.  We focus our energies on the practical business concerns and time constraints of our clients and pride ourselves on our ability to get transactions closed on schedule. By working cooperatively across our 4 international offices, our integrated worldwide tax practice serves multinational industrial clients, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and individuals in seamless fashion.

Our assignments include:
– Domestic and multi-national mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and start-ups
– Cross-border direct investments
– New financial products
– Derivatives
– International capital markets transactions
– Investment funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds
– Restructurings and bankruptcies
– Project and lease financing
– Real estate transactions and financings, including work for REITs
– Tax planning for multinational enterprises


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We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the world and give our clients the highest quality advice possible.