Practice Areas

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.

  • The team is extremely responsive and can draw on expertise throughout the firm for whatever we need in the context of an acquisition

    Chambers USA, 2020
  • "Paul Hastings has an incredibly deep bench of talented lawyers in all aspects of M&A. Its lawyers understand me and my firm so well that we truly view them as a trusted advisor."

    Chambers USA, 2020
  • The lawyers are great technically, and also excel at being practical, efficient and relevant to what's important.

    Chambers USA 2020

Client Successes

  • Ericsson, in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Cradlepoint, a wireless networking company.

  • Francisco Partners, in its $4.3 billion acquisition, alongside Evergreen Coast Capital, of LogMeIn, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity.

  • Intel Corporation, in its $2 billion acquisition of Habana Labs Ltd., an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center

  • Jacobs Engineering, in its £250 million acquisition of Wood Group’s Nuclear business in the UK and EMEA.

  • Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., in its $400 million acquisition of the U.S. rights to SENTINEL® FLAVOR TABS® and SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® Chews from Virbac

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

  • With more than 170 lawyers across 21 offices, we have the breadth and depth to provide savvy business and legal counsel wherever your needs arise and keep your business moving forwards

  • In the past two years alone, our team has advised clients on more than 500 M&A deals around the world.

  • Our M&A team has significant expertise across a range of industries, including: technology and software, life sciences and healthcare, media, telecommunications and entertainment, aerospace and defense, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing and industrials, and financial services.

  • 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.

Recognition for Our M&A Practice

  • Tier 1 Ranking for M&A: Middle Market, Legal 500 U.S.

  • M&A Team of the Year (Large Deals) 2019 - Transatlantic Legal Awards

  • Middle Market Law Firm of the Year - The Deal Awards Europe 2019

  • Highly commended in category of Managing Complexity and Scale - Financial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Awards, 2019

  • Commended in the category of “Most Innovative Deals 2019 -

    Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report

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