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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Skilled private equity department advising domestic and international private equity funds on high-profile buyouts and other financial investments. Clients benefit from the firm's antitrust capability as well as its market-leading pan-European private equity practice. Its client roster also includes sovereign wealth and infrastructure funds and alternative capital providers. Key sectors for private equity deals include healthcare, education and consumer goods.

Strengths

"The team fully understands the fundamental commercial interests we want to achieve during the legal negotiation process and is very experienced with defending our positions against the counterparties. It is second to none in this respect," confirms an impressed client.

"The partners spot issues by reading between the lines and grasp the grander scheme of deals, coming up with amenable solutions that appeal to all parties," reports another interviewee, adding: "We're very, very grateful for their assistance with document execution, but also for acute and accurate advice that fits our criteria."

Work highlights

Advised the Blackstone Group on its acquisition of Anantara Maldives from RGR International and Signity Investments.

Notable practitioners

Edward Freeman assists with investments and acquisitions across a variety of industries, including aviation, automotive and real estate. His diverse client base includes sovereign wealth funds, international private equity firms and corporates.

Philip Li enters the rankings this year after receiving several endorsements for his practice, which focuses on advising Chinese and international investors on inbound and outbound transactions. Clients describe him as "technically strong and commercially minded at the same time" and note that he "takes the lead in finding innovative legal solutions and workable solutions under challenging circumstances."

Simon Weller offers extensive experience handling cross-border transactions on behalf of private equity and other institutional investors. A client describes him as an "all-round experienced lawyer" who "provides substantial advice."

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Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)

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Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)


Edward Freeman
Band 4
Philip Li
Up and Coming
Simon Weller
Band 4