Our London office focuses on three core corporate practice
areas, adapted to the cross-border context: securities and capital
markets transactions, listed company mergers and acquisitions, and
private equity investments. Working jointly with our U.S.
litigation team, we also handle cross-border litigation
matters. As U.S. lawyers, we have developed valuable
relationships with attorneys from non-U.S. law firms, enabling
us to serve clients with a global perspective.
Mark S. BergmanEuropeCorporate
The process by which the U.K. can leave the EU is relatively
straightforward, but there is far less certainty about what will
happen once Article 50 is invoked. In this video, corporate partner
Mark Bergman discusses the political and economic ramifications of
the withdrawal negotiations, and developments that could offer an
indication of the future course of events.
David K. LakhdhirEuropeCorporate
Two months after the U.K. voted to leave the EU, clarity has
started to form around the Brexit process, though many questions
remain unanswered. In this video, corporate partner David Lakhdhir
discusses how companies can start to manage their exposure to the
risks a Brexit deal may bring.
EuropeLitigationSecurities LitigationCapital Markets & SecuritiesCorporateInvestment ManagementMergers & AcquisitionsMark S. BergmanBrad S. KarpDavid K. LakhdhirJohn J. SatoryLyudmila Y. BondarenkoEyal Peled Imran Sharih
On June 23, 2016 voters in the United Kingdom were asked in a
referendum whether the UK should remain a member of the European
Union or leave the EU. By a vote of 51.9% to 48.1%, the
voters opted to leave.
CorporateCapital Markets & SecuritiesTaxEurope
Paul, Weiss client Arrow Global Group PLC, a data-driven debt
purchase and receivables management company, raised £220,000,000
through the issuance of 5.125% senior secured notes due
EuropeCorporateCapital Markets & SecuritiesTax
Despite uncertain market conditions in the London market, Paul,
Weiss client Swiss Re Admin Re Limited, a leading U.K.-based
acquirer and consolidator of closed books of in-force life and
health insurance business and a subsidiary of Swiss Re Ltd,
launched and closed its debut offering of €750,000,000 1.375% Notes
due May 27, 2023.
Paul, Weiss client Mott MacDonald Group, a leading global
management, engineering and development consultancy group
headquartered in the U.K., unwound its joint venture with Hatch, a
global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development
consultancy group headquartered in Canada.
CorporateMergers & AcquisitionsLitigationIP TransactionsTaxAsiaEurope
As reported in The Wall Street
Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and
other media outlets, Paul, Weiss client Nippon Steel & Sumitomo
Metal Corporation (NSSMC) announced that it has agreed to increase
its stake in Vallourec S.A., a world leader in premium tubular
solutions serving energy and industry markets, to 15 percent.
CorporateMergers & AcquisitionsCapital Markets & SecuritiesTaxEnvironmentalEurope
Paul, Weiss client Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a
global diversified specialty chemicals company, announced the
completion of its acquisition of Alent plc.
LitigationCorporateAntitrustCommunications & TechnologyMergers & AcquisitionsEurope
Paul, Weiss client Pace plc, a leading global developer of
technologies and products for the PayTV and broadband services
industries, achieved a significant victory when the Department of
Justice closed its second request investigation of a proposed
acquisition of Pace by a competitor, ARRIS Group, Inc., without
requiring any remedial measures.
CorporatePrivate Equity TransactionsMergers & AcquisitionsFinanceTax
Paul, Weiss client General Atlantic, along with Warburg Pincus,
announced the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Network
International, the largest payments solutions provider in the
Middle East and Africa, from The Abraaj Group for an undisclosed
Jul 15, 2016
Corporate partner Scott Barshay was quoted in
a Financial Times article, titled "UK M&A
Opportunities Open up After Brexit," which discusses whether
falling share prices and the devaluation of sterling is lifting
Jul 12, 2016
London-based corporate partners Mark Bergman and David Lakhdhir
co-authored a client memorandum, titled "Brexit: Disclosure
Implications for SEC Reporting Companies," that was featured in the
July issues of Insights: The Corporate & …
In the short period since the June 23 UK referendum on whether
to remain in, or leave, the European Union, the United Kingdom has
faced a remarkable range of political, monetary, economic and
even constitutional challenges.
Jul 06, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
From July 3, 2016, a new market abuse regime, comprising the EU
Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU)
("MAR"), will apply to issuers with
securities listed in the European Union.
Oct 13, 2015
On October 6, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed
H.R. 1839, the Reforming Access for Investments in Startup
Enterprises Act of 2015, or RAISE Act.
Nov 12, 2013
Securities partner Mark Bergman and London-based
associates Patricia Vaz de Almeida and Nitin
Konchady co-authored the article, "The U.S. SEC's Elimination
of the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and …
May 14, 2013
London-based Capital Markets partner Mark
Bergman spoke on recent developments in South Africa at the
International Finance Law Review's Africa Forum.
May 10, 2016
Litigation partner Chuck Davidow and bankruptcy partner Alan
Kornberg were named as finalists in The American
Lawyer's annual Transatlantic Legal Awards.
Mar 22, 2013
Paul, Weiss once again earned top rankings among the
world's leading law firms inChambers
Global 2013. The firm and its lawyers were
recognized in 37 practice categories, including 28 rankings in the
top two tiers.
Nov 02, 2012
Chambers UK has recognized Paul, Weiss as a
leading firm in debt and equity capital markets. The firm is ranked
in Band 4 for both practices. London-based Securities partner
Mark Bergman is also ranked, earning a Band 3 listing for …