Our M&A lawyers are among the most experienced and effective in the world. We represent many of the world's largest publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as leading private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on their most important merger, acquisitions and takeover transactions.

Why Paul, Weiss

For decades, Paul, Weiss lawyers have advised clients on matters that have defined core principles of takeover law, including those resulting in the Revlon, Time Warner and Hollinger decisions. We bring an unrivaled perspective to takeover battles, mergers and acquisitions and issues concerning governance and director and officer fiduciary responsibility. Moreover, our diversity of experience across industries, practice specializations and deal sizes allows us to guide our clients to sound strategic decisions.

We are totally dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals using state-of-the-art market intelligence and experience and effective team work.

Our Practice

Our M&A Group is supplemented by a depth of experience in all relevant disciplines (e.g., tax, ERISA, real estate, intellectual property, environmental) necessary to consummate a successful M&A deal. We regularly handle:

  • public and private M&A
  • corporate divestitures
  • "going private" transactions 
  • joint ventures
  • leveraged buyouts
  • private equity investments
  • recapitalizations
  • hostile takeovers
  • restructurings and workouts
  • spin-offs and carve-outs
  • strategic investments
  • proxy contests

Our Delaware office, headed by a former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court, provides important insight into Delaware takeover law, as well as critical strategic support in contested situations.

We have a long history of representing clients in cross-border transactions. From our offices in the U.S. as well as in London, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, we service clients and work on transactions in Europe, Asia, Latin America and India, and elsewhere around the globe. 

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