Globalization continues to reshape the legal landscape, presenting both challenges and opportunities that transcend traditional borders. Facing the complexity of increased regulations and the nuances of today’s global business environment, companies require innovative advisors to help them navigate new paths to growth.

Client Successes

  • BofA Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Barclays and Capitol One Securities as joint book-running managers in the offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes by Laredo Petroleum, Inc., an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties, primarily in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

  • Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I., (“Braskem Idesa”), the largest polyethylene producer in Mexico and a subsidiary of Braskem S.A. (“Braskem”), one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, in the issuance of US$900 million of 7.450% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

  • Caithness Energy, a privately-held Independent Power Producer specializing in the development, acquisition, operation, and management of renewable energy and natural gas development projects, in a $1.6 billion financing to develop an 1,875 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility in Guernsey County, Ohio.

  • City Football Group Limited, the owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of clubs in eight major cities across the world: Manchester City in the UK, New York City FC in the US, Melbourne FC in Australia, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay, Girona Futbol Club in Spain, Sichuan Jiuniu FC in China and Mumbai City Football Club in India  on its investment by U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, which saw Silver Lake invest $500 million for just over 10% of the company’s post-investment equity.

  • COSCO SHIPPING Holdings, the largest integrated shipping company in China, on a voluntary general cash offer for all of the issued shares of Orient Overseas (International) made by the wholly-owned subsidiaries of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings and Shanghai International Port (Group) for a total value of up to US$6.3 billion pursuant to the Hong Kong Takeovers Code. This transaction was commended as one of the “Most Innovative Deals 2019” by Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report and awarded “Deal of the Year 2018” by the China Business Law Journal.

  • Francisco Partners in its agreement alongside Evergreen Coast Capital, to acquire of LogMeIn, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, for approximately $4.3 billion enterprise value.

  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Jacobs U.K. Limited in connection with a $1 billion term loan facility.

  • Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc., a rapidly growing technology-enabled consumer products company, on its IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market

  • Saba Software, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, with respect to Cornerstone OnDemand Inc’s agreement to acquire Saba for US$1.395 billion in cash and stock.

  • Tier 1 Ranking for M&A: Middle Market

    Legal 500 U.S., 2021
  • Private Equity and M&A Teams of the Year

    Transatlantic Legal Awards
  • Top Global CLO Counsel—for Four Consecutive Years


Innovative Cross-Border Advice

We advise clients on complex domestic and cross-border transactions throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Our lawyers understand the business culture and challenges in the markets where our clients operate, enabling us to deliver creative solutions to address their unique needs. Neither geographic borders nor disciplinary boundaries impede the collaboration of our corporate attorney teams.

We provide not only innovative legal strategies, but also savvy business advice. Our work ranges from advising innovative startups in search of financing, to representing multinational companies in major M&A deals, to helping clients manage risk. Although the large-scale transactions and major corporate mergers that we participate in often garner the most headlines, corporate law comprises far more than just transactions. Our practice includes a multitude of legal disciplines concerned with how a business organizes and conducts itself financially.

  • Highly Regarded in Mergers and Acquisitions

    Chambers USA 2022

At Paul Hastings, we believe that an integrated team approach to tackling complex issues is critical. By leveraging the capabilities of our experienced corporate lawyers, Paul Hastings is able to deliver the sophisticated teams that our clients demand.

A Global Leader

  • Our practice brings together more than 450 Corporate lawyers in key financial centers around the world.

  • Our lawyers advise clients in all phases of the business cycle, from advising startup companies in search of financing, to representing clients in transactions and ongoing capitalization efforts, to serving as counsel in ongoing corporate governance.

  • Our practice includes a multitude of legal disciplines concerned with how a business organizes and conducts itself financially

    • Structuring, negotiating, and executing complex financing vehicles

    • Efficient capital allocation, tax, and funding strategies

    • Understanding and complying with regulatory requirements

    • Expanding customer service platforms and asset bases through acquisitions and mergers

    • Effectively managing risk across the entire organization

    • Anticipating and avoiding future challenges

Practice Recognition

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

  • Transatlantic Firm of the Year, British Legal Awards

  • Top Global CLO Counsel for four consecutive years, Creditflux

  • Private Equity Team of the Year, Transatlantic Legal Awards

  • M&A Team of the Year, Transatlantic Legal Awards

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

  • Project Finance Law Firm of the Year for Latin America- Chambers

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