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INNOVATIVE COMPANIES DEMAND INNOVATIVE ADVISORS

In today’s fast-paced, data-driven environment it’s not enough to react to change, you must stay ahead of it. We understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing leading companies – and what it takes to help our clients succeed.

 

A LEADER IN INNOVATION

We are regularly ranked among the top firms in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report across Asia, Europe and North America. We have been commended by the FT for our work on numerous innovative, complex, and often first-of-their-kind deals, wins, and initiatives, including:

Helped CDH acquire an Australia-based medical device company in a deal that powered growth and transformation

Represented underwriters Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on the US$1 billion global depositary receipts offering by Kakao Corp—the largest overseas-listed equity offering by a South Korean issuer in a decade

Implemented a global overhaul of legal project management including dashboards, eLearning and practice area-specific information toolkits to bring together best practices and help guide junior lawyers through matters such as IPOs

Helped Cosco overcome regulatory hurdles and acquire Orient Overseas in a deal valued at US$6.3 billion

Advised Fosun International in the spin-off and listing of subsidiary Fosun Tourism Group on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, navigating cultural differences and a complex minority shareholder structure

Advising Coinbase on the passing of a North Carolina state House bill allowing cryptocurrency exchanges to operate because cryptocurrency is exempt from traditional money transmission laws

Guiding CDM Smith through internal investigations and a global risk assessment after corruption relating to its global practices was exposed

Creating the Market Scorecard, an interactive tool to aggregate financial deal data including pricing, structure, interest rates, fees and terms collected in the reporting process of a deal – enabling lawyers to spot market trends and better advise clients

Designing a technology platform to bring attorney recruitment in-house, saving the firm millions in annual recruiting fees

Bridging the gap between our firm’s legal practice and the IT department by setting up a 50-person technology committee to vet new products and design software solutions

Bringing suit against Laguna Beach, California on behalf of the city’s homeless population, alleging constitutional and civil rights violations

Advising the government of Liechtenstein on a new anti-avoidance tax regime

Structuring Intermediate Capital Group’s Senior Debt Partners III fund to leave it open to European investors

Securing funding for Italia Scpa to build the first privately funded interconnection line in Europe

Advising the committee of noteholders on the £700m recapitalization of the Co-operative Bank

Working with an LGBT activist to successfully challenge sections 13 and 16 of Trinidad & Tobago’s Sexual Offences Act, 1986, which criminalize consensual same-sex relationships

Representing Braskem in the largest U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement of all time

Creating a new approach to career progression that addresses the demand from clients for greater value and for lawyers to fill new roles

Devising an innovative solution to complete a cross-border acquisition in the face of a changing political environment

Advising on the first fully completed restructuring of an emerging markets oil producer

Helping Swiss companies navigate past obstacles to access regulated Euronext exchanges

Recovering costs incurred by third parties in pro bono cases, so the funds can be donated back to non-profit clients to further their work

Developing a collaborative knowledge management system that uses document automation and connects lawyers to external resources

Creating a first-of-its kind model sharing agreement for the Federal Communications Commission’s unprecedented two-way spectrum auction

Defeating two landmark inter partes review challenges on behalf of a leading global biotechnology company

Establishing the firm’s partnership with the Aspen Institute to provide pro bono advice to fellows in its social impact projects

Helping to launch an innovative mobile payments system on a tight schedule using a strategy that reinvented the way financial services contracts are created and negotiated

Reframing the way our lawyers think about the delivery of value to clients, including uncovering new opportunities, managing risk, improving efficiency, and leveraging technology

Taking data analytics to a new level through the innovative work of our Data Science team

Securing a first-ever win for a branded drug company in an inter partes review, a new forum for challenging patent validity