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The European markets present complex challenges for domestic and international companies doing business in the region—but also attractive opportunities for cross-border investment, particularly from Asia. With continuing uncertainty in the EU, global players require sophisticated legal advisors to guide them through this complicated business landscape.

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Client Successes

Represented Capita Asset Services in the complex restructuring of the £1.65B loan financing for Theatre Hospitals CMBS.

Represented Citigroup, Raiffeisen Bank, and Société Générale on the €444.3M IPO of Electrica, Romania’s leading state-owned electricity distributor and supplier—the largest-ever Romanian IPO.

Advised Edison and ED FEN on F2i’s acquisition of a majority stake in their renewable power portfolio, creating Italy’s third-largest wind power operator.

Strategies for Growth

We provide not only legal solutions, but the business acumen necessary to help our clients navigate new paths to growth in these times of change. Our team of over 150 lawyers has advised on many of Europe’s most complex and high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions in recent years. We also regularly defend our clients’ interests in litigation and other dispute resolution matters, as well as advise them on a variety of EU regulatory issues.

Over the past several years, we have significantly expanded our team to better serve our clients’ evolving needs.

Innovative, Cross-Border Advice

  • We have advised on numerous innovative matters in the region, from the first “true” CMBS deals in the market since the financial crisis to game-changing spin-offs in Germany.
  • Our lawyers have handled numerous complex M&A, private equity, and finance transactions—including the largest M&A deal in Italy—and are recognized thought leaders on strategies for achieving growth through cross-border M&A.
  • We have a strong record of resolving complicated disputes, including highly publicized litigation involving one of the largest adverse risk policies ever issued in the UK, as well as the second largest internal investigation by a European Foreign Issuer on the NYSE.
  • Our dedicated Growth Markets practice works with clients in emerging economies across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on local corporate and finance matters.
  • Our European Alternative Capital group provides innovative advice to help hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, family offices, and other asset managers uncover new opportunities.

Recognition for our Practice

  • Named Law Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance by Premio Le Fonti.
  • Awarded the Silver Trophy (Trophée d’Argent) in the Best International Law Firm of the Year category at the Trophées du Droit Awards Ceremony, organized by Leaders League (Décideurs).

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INNOVATIVE, CROSS-BORDER ADVICE

  • We have advised on numerous innovative matters in the region, from the first “true” CMBS deals in the market since the financial crisis to game-changing spin-offs in Germany.
  • Our lawyers have handled numerous complex M&A, private equity, and finance transactions—including the largest M&A deal in Italy—and are recognized thought leaders on strategies for achieving growth through cross-border M&A.
  • We have a strong record of resolving complicated disputes, including highly publicized litigation involving one of the largest adverse risk policies ever issued in the UK, as well as the second largest internal investigation by a European Foreign Issuer on the NYSE.
  • Our dedicated Growth Markets practice works with clients in emerging economies across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on local corporate and finance matters.
  • Our European Alternative Capital group provides innovative advice to help hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, family offices, and other asset managers uncover new opportunities.

RECOGNITION FOR OUR PRACTICE

  • Ranked among the top 10 firms in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Europe Report.
  • Named Law Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance by Premio Le Fonti.
  • Awarded the Silver Trophy (Trophée d’Argent) in the Best International Law Firm of the Year category at the Trophées du Droit Awards Ceremony, organized by Leaders League (Décideurs).

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