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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

Advising Samsung on its US$8B acquisition of Harman International Industries, Inc., a leader in designing and integrating sophisticated in-vehicle technologies

Represented Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. in its US$1.5B acquisition of Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Advised FairPoint Communications on its US$1.5B sale to Consolidated Communications

Helping Clients Secure and Protect Business Advantage

Our leading M&A practice has helped many of the world’s top companies effectively navigate challenges to leverage opportunity in the global marketplace. Over the past two years, we have represented clients in more than 500 M&A deals around the world.

We not only focus on providing innovative legal solutions, but also assist clients with their business strategy. Our lawyers understand today’s complex regulatory challenges and take the time to truly know our clients’ industries and markets.

AN UNPARALLELED M&A PRACTICE

  • Our experience ranges from venture capital and private equity-related investments to multi-billion-dollar, complex cross-border deals, and includes advising serial acquirers—companies that rely on M&A as part of their strategic growth plan.
  • We 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.
  • Our exceptional transactional skills combined with specialist expertise—from IP, employment, tax, finance, and securities to trade controls, CFIUS, antitrust, and FCPA compliance—enable us to handle most any challenge.

RECOGNITION FOR OUR M&A PRACTICE

  • Partners named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer
  • Honored for Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Over US$1B) by M&A Advisor
  • Honored Global M&A Deal of the Year: Korea, M&A Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia by The American Lawyer
  • Honored as the “Standout” firm with #1 ranking for the Great Legal Ideas award by The Financial Times

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