AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking & Finance
Our Banking & Finance Practice represents lenders, underwriters, arrangers, borrowers and other clients in their various roles in financing transactions, and provides reasoned and timely advice concerning:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Leveraged buyouts
- Tender offer financings
- Bank/bond bridge financings
- Joint ventures
- Syndicated loans
- Debtor-in-possession and exit financings and other credit transactions.
Clients entrust us with their must-win matters - disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, closely guarded market strategies, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. Our global Litigation and Arbitration group is ready to respond. We are prepared to do whatever it takes - strategically and decisively - to assure that your best business interests are served. We do not just "litigate." We regularly try and arbitrate cases to conclusion.
Our Corporate practice has experienced attorneys who provide a broad range of corporate and business services to publicly held corporations and private businesses. In many cases, we serve as general counsel for corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life - from the original establishment of the enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Our corporate practice is broad and often intersects with closely related practices - particularly tax, corporate transactions, and securities.
We are involved in all aspects of corporate governance, including director and officer liability. We represent corporations in structuring their initial capitalization and in ongoing corporate financing transactions utilizing a wide range of public and private debt and equity instruments.
We are active in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions - major mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as equity investments and change of control transactions. We also counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors.
Our highly experienced tax attorneys, working from offices worldwide, can combine their in-depth knowledge to help you manage the tax aspects of your most ambitious and difficult undertakings.
Our Legislative practice counsels sovereigns on necessary law reforms in emerging market economies; advises on treaty negotiations involving trade, taxation and investment; assists with ongoing legislation in such areas as international trade and taxation; and represents sovereigns and state-owned entities.
Substantial capabilities and resources are concentrated in a dedicated telecommunications, media and technology practice group, which involves lawyers who combine industry and product specialization, based throughout the Firm's global network of offices. Working on behalf of governments, regulatory bodies and telecommunications operators, we have considerable know-how in the area of telecommunications regulation, especially concerning access, interconnection, licensing, numbering, spectrum, tariffs and unfair commercial practices.
Energy, Gas, Mining & Infrastructure
Our worldwide Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group comprises of dedicated lawyers in offices located around the globe. We have market-leading experience advising clients on legal matters related to development, financing and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas, power, infrastructure and other major project sectors.