Clifford Chance LLP

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability Department

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What the team is known for Prominent practice that attracts praise for its capabilities in cross-border M&A transactions. Also regularly handles joint ventures and ensuing transactions. Well equipped to manage significant international carve-outs. Represents major domestic and international corporates, financial institutions and private equity houses. Broad industry focus spans the financial services, automotive, technology and healthcare sectors. Also offers significant expertise in both inbound and outbound China deals.

Strengths"They have the right balance of detailed expertise but also understand us and our business and our structure very well," reports one client, who also highlights the firm's international presence: "The fact that they have the global footprint is very helpful."

Another source underlines the team's client-oriented approach, saying: "They are very responsive and reactedwell to our needs and our requirements."

Work highlights Represented Bremer Kreditbank in the squeeze-out of its minority shareholders and the subsequent merger with Oldenburgische Landesbank.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Krecek
manages national and international transactions for a diverse roster of clients, including financial institutions and private equity funds. One impressed client highlights his negotiation skills: "He is commercially minded, he's eager to find solutions, and he has broad and in-depth experience which he can always draw onto make proposals."