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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Strong London offering whose UK and US-qualified lawyers handle a range of corporate transactions, notably those with transatlantic cross-border dimensions. A client base of public and private companies and investment banks look to the firm for counsel in high-end M&A. Demonstrable capabilities in the TMT, financial services and energy sectors.

Strengths

Clients consider this to be a "very good, strong team who are knowledgeable, easy to work with and very hard-working."

Work highlights

Advised Temenos in connection with its acquisition of Kony for USD559 million.

Notable practitioners

Will Pearce heads the firm's UK corporate practice and has cultivated a strong reputation for his consummate handling of high-value M&A. His experience covers a number of industry sectors, and his practice has an extensive global footprint.
"He is exceptionally talented and very creative.""I found him to be very helpful and extremely commercial, and to give good strategic advice.""He's highly experienced, insightful and commercial. He focuses on the issues that really matter and doesn't get stuck in the weeds."

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Corporate/M&A Department

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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5 Aldermanbury Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7HR

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Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability


Will Pearce
Band 3