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Mergers and Acquisitions

Despite disruptions in the global economy — the collapse in energy prices, deflationary pressures, and credit stresses evident in a number of key markets — regional and cross-border M&A continues to flourish.

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Client Successes

Advised Samsung on multiple transactions, including its $8B acquisition of Harman International Industries—Samsung’s largest-ever acquisition and the largest-ever Korean outbound M&A transaction.

Advised COSCO Shipping, the world’s fourth largest container shipping company, on its $6.3B acquisition of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, the world’s seventh largest.

Advised FairPoint Communications on its $1.5B sale to Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc., a NASDAQ-listed broadband and business communications provider.

Advised GE on the sale of its rail signaling business to Alstom, the French power and transportation company.

Advised the shareholders of Quicorp S.A., the largest private healthcare company in Peru, on its acquisition by InRetail Perú, a leading multi-format retailer in Latin America.

Helping Clients Secure and Protect Business Advantage

Our leading practice has helped many of the world’s top companies effectively navigate challenges to leverage M&A opportunities. Over the past two years, we have advised clients on more than 500 M&A deals spanning countries around the world. Our team offers clients a deep understanding of both local conditions and industry trends, helping them to gain competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

We not only focus on providing innovative legal solutions, but also assist clients with their business strategy. We invest the time to truly know our clients’ industries and markets with a view to becoming a trusted advisor providing best-in-class legal advice.

AN UNPARALLELED M&A PRACTICE

  • Our experience extends beyond pure M&A — we advise clients across the whole investment cycle from VC and private equity-related investments to broad-based, mid-market transactions to multi-billion-dollar, complex cross-border deals involving public and private companies.
  • We leverage our unique regulatory and local market insight to help clients transcend cultural, commercial, and political differences to successfully structure deals across borders.
  • Our business-savvy M&A and transactional IP lawyers help clients maximize the value of their IP and their investment in third-party IP, as well as protect the security and confidentiality of their data.
  • We collaborate across a range of specialisms to bring a diverse offering of creative and commercial legal solutions for our clients.
  • Members of our M&A Group are integrated into our various industry practice groups which leverage the global strengths of the firm, including technology, payment systems, data centers, media, telecommunications, entertainment, real estate and hospitality, gaming and gambling, energy and infrastructure, and life sciences and healthcare.

RECOGNITION FOR OUR M&A PRACTICE

  • M&A Firm of the Year 2017 – Asia Legal Awards
  • Europe M&A Deal of the Year – International Financial Law Review
  • Dealmaker of the Year 2015 and 2014 – The American Lawyer

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