Executive Partner: Eric J Friedman
European Practice Leader: Bruce M Buck
Number of lawyers - London: 119
Number of lawyers - Europe: 200
- Executive Partner: Eric J Friedman
- European Practice Leader: Bruce M Buck
- Number of lawyers - London: 119
- Number of lawyers - Europe: 200
THE FIRM With offices in London, Paris,Moscow, Brussels, Frankfurt,Munich and Vienna, Skadden has successfully developed an integrated European practice that handles substantial cross-border and domestic matters.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Mergers & Acquisitions: Skadden is one of the most successful firms to have established a single global platform combining US and local law capability around the world. The firm’s London office is staffed with English and American partners and acts as an international hub powering multi-jurisdictional transactions. In London, the firm advises on traditional UK and US public M&A transactions and handles the English law aspects on any international deal, offering a unique mix of US and English law advice. As one of the leading M&A firms internationally, the firm’s experience in both acquisition and defence assignments has been hugely productive for clients. London works with the firm’s network of 22 other offices around the world in other major financial centres, including Frankfurt,Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Private Equity: Skadden advises private equity firms on the structuring and execution of large, cross-border and domestic private equity transactions, including the purchase and sale of portfolio companies. The firm combines leading transactional experience with sophisticated financing and tax techniques in relation to a range of matters including leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and recapitalisations.
Investment Management: Skadden’s European Investment Management group services a wide range of private capital and asset management clients, including: private equity fund houses; hedge fund managers; highnet- worth investors; in-house asset management teams at financial institutions; family offices; SIVs,ABCPs and other shadow banks; private trading companies and sovereign investors. The firm’s core experience lies in the structuring, establishment and operation of a wide variety of pooled capital enterprises, such as general private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, investment clubs and managed accounts.
Capital Markets: The Capital Markets Group advises corporate, governmental and investment banking clients on a variety of capital markets transactions, including rights offerings, IPOs, eurobonds, high-yield financings and other global equity, equity-linked and debt offerings.
Banking: The European Banking Group comprises experienced finance lawyers familiar with all aspects of leveraged finance, project finance and other banking products as well as restructurings (stressed and voluntary). The practice is headquartered in the London office where the team advises on English banking law matters in all countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In addition the firm provides specialist local law financing advice through its offices in Paris, Frankfurt,Munich,Vienna and Moscow.
Corporate Restructuring: The European Corporate Restructuring Group advises enterprises in cross-border out-of-court restructurings and pre-negotiated plans of reorganisation, and judicial, insolvency restructuring transactions and bankruptcy proceedings.
International Arbitration / Litigation: The European international Arbitration and Litigation Group provides legal advice and representation on international commercial disputes for multinational companies and major institutions, particularly in the commercial, energy, telecoms and financial services fields, including arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, and under the auspices of all the major international arbitration institutions. The firm’s practice also encompasses mediation, conciliation and the representation of clients before the English courts. Lawyers have also served as arbitrators in a number of complex international arbitrations.
Corporate Investigations: The Corporate Investigations Practice provides advice to corporations and individuals involved in cross-border regulatory investigations and disputes. The practice combines an on-the-ground presence in Europe with Skadden’s global experience in government investigations, enforcement actions and internal investigations. The firm brings an integrated approach advising on matters of US and English law, including practical steps for implementation of adequate procedures under the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Energy Transactions: The Energy Group provides comprehensive assistance on complex energy transactions representing clients in a broad array of energy matters, including petroleum exploration; production and infrastructure investments; utility and petro-chemical sector privatisations; large-scale power plant, pipeline and refinery developments; mergers, acquisitions and corporate financings involving energy companies; and non or limited-recourse financings for capital intensive energy projects.
Tax: Skadden offers tax advice across the range of corporate and financing transactions. In addition to providing tax advice within particular jurisdictions, its lawyers have considerable experience in strategic tax planning and tax implementation issues associated with multi-jurisdictional, cross-border transactions. The firm also has a well-respected Tax Controversy Practice, providing clients with technical and tactical advice to ensure tax disputes are resolved as effectively as possible.
European Union & International Competition: The EU and International Competition Practice represents clients on a full range of competition law issues raised in the context of multijurisdictional M&A and other transaction structures, investigations of cartels, abuses of dominant positions and other anti-competitive conduct issues.
CLIENTS Skadden represents a broad spectrum of clients including Europe’s largest companies, financial and government entities, private and start-up companies, and cultural and educational organisations.
INTERNATIONAL Skadden has approximately 1,800 lawyers advising in over 40 practice areas in 23 offices on five continents.