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What the team is known for

Well placed to advise clients on pan-European M&A transactions, including both large-scale and mid-cap private equity and real estate deals. Acts on the European aspects of global corporate transactions in the financial, life sciences, and food and drink sectors. Strong teams across CEE lead US, Asian and EU investments into companies with operations in the region. Also advises on joint venture formations for clients active in the energy sector.


One client commends the team for its "very strategic thinking," adding: "They provide not only legal advice, but think beyond that and go the extra mile."

"Their capabilities are extremely high," one source says, adding: "They're extremely commercially minded and pragmatic in their advice."

Work highlights

Advised KKR on the GBP3 billion sale of LGC to a consortium led by Cinven and Astorg.

Notable practitioners

John Flanigan, based in Paris, and Christof Kautzsch, based in Berlin, are co-chairs of the firm's European corporate practice.

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The Dentons Corporate group is distinguished by its position as one of the very few if not only truly ‘in and of the community’ culturally knowledgeable, pan-European legal teams, backed by decades of experience in being on the ground supporting the business ambitions of local and international businesses.

From South East Europe to Western Europe and CIS, our Dentons Europe Corporate team consists of more than 300 lawyers across more than 28 offices throughout 20 countries: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. 

We are exceptionally well placed to coordinate regional work. Our team handles complex local and multijurisdictional transactions where the interaction and cooperation of our different offices and geographies is a key added value and we are highly regarded for our bespoke legal solutions, thanks to the high calibre of our lawyers.

In addition, we are known as one of the ‘go to firms’ for Chinese and Japanese clients investing in the region due to our well established China and Japan desks.

Also a point of difference and of strategic value to our European clients, is the fact our European team possess extensive knowledge in advising leading companies on issues related to Iran, including doing business in the areas that are not subject to sanctions. See International tab for further detail.


Buxeda, Jose-Maria

Cohen, Jeremy

Dulewicz, Piotr

Fabre-Magnan, Mathieu

Flanigan, John

Genevois, Olivier

Griston, David

Haket, Casper

Hogan, James

Irving, Rob

Kautzsch, Christof

Kenjebayeva, Aigoul

Klein Wassink, Kuif

Macklin, Richard

Maîtrejean, Gérard

Meyvis, Yolande

Papenheim, Christoph

Procházka, Jan

Schneider, Florian

Speroni, Stefano

von Bergwelt, Alexander

Zhavoronkov, Artem


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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on acquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Authors: Robert E Richards, Petr Zákoucký, Ilan Katz, Lee Smith, Christopher Van Bever, John Rhine, Gregory DiBella, Barbora Obračajová

Press Release

Dentons advises Snam on US$10.1 billion consortium investment in ADNOC Gas Pipelines

Authors: Sara Biglieri, Alessandro Fosco Fagotto, Mhairi Main Garcia, Stephen Knight, Luca Pocobelli, Michele Carpagnano, Claudio Segna, Craig Hughson, Franco Gialloreti, Tommaso Zanirato