Our office in London focuses on core corporate practice areas, adapted to the cross-border context: mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and financing transactions. Our London office handles private equity acquisitions and disposals, acquisition financing, high yield bond offerings, IPOs and other equity and debt capital markets transactions, and strategic, multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions and financings for our corporate clients.

Our Practice

Our platform in London is designed to meet the needs of clients operating in a cross-border environment, focusing on our core competencies and often working in collaboration with lawyers from other jurisdictions. Our lawyers are all U.S. trained and qualified, but all have international backgrounds. As a result, we have the training, language skills and experience that allows us to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions with a sensitivity to the complexities of operating across different cultures, languages, legal systems and market imperatives.

Our geographical scope is extraordinarily broad. We handle matters across Europe as well as in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. We work closely with leading independent law firms in each of the jurisdictions in which our clients undertake transactions with the objective of deploying single integrated teams offering the highest quality advice across multiple jurisdictions. Our ability to collaborate with leading lawyers across multiple jurisdictions allows us to draw upon the talents of a wide array of outstanding law firms that are best positioned to offer the ideal solution for the client and transaction.

Virtually every matter we handle is cross-border. Our team has advised on more than 50 cross-border transactions in 18 countries in the past year. Many of our transactions are on behalf of private equity clients, but we also represent strategic buyers of private companies and public company acquirers and targets. We also represent sponsors and borrowers in the raising of funds for acquisitions, bringing to the practice a deep knowledge of the high-yield debt and leveraged loans markets. In addition, we represent a range of companies in connection with corporate actions such as demergers, equity exchange offers, liability management transactions, additional stock exchange listings and the establishment of American Depositary Receipt programs. We handle a broad spectrum of equity, equity-linked and debt offerings (including of perpetual and dated subordinated hybrid securities), corporate governance, compliance and securities regulatory matters unrelated to acquisitions.

In addition to deal execution, clients often seek our advice on negotiating strategy, structuring and other deal dynamics. This requires solution-oriented counsel, creativity, strong work ethic and a far higher level of involvement and personal commitment at partner and senior lawyer levels than might otherwise be the case. Our clients demand lawyers to address their most important matters, and we become their trusted advisors.

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