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Herbert Smith Freehills

Corporate/M&A

Band 4Europe-wideEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills has a key branch in the UK, which advises on cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture agreements, with further offerings in Spain and France. The law firm has additional strength advising on multinational restructuring mandates and privatisation deals. It has notable experience in the coordination of pan-European deals in the financial services, energy and real estate sectors.

Strengths

Interviewees praise Herbert Smith for its "committed and high level of client care," adding that the team is "always available and goes above and beyond."

Another client says: "They're responsive and pragmatic, and we highly appreciate the commercial nature of their advice."

Notable practitioners

Key contacts for the firm are the global head of M&A, Gavin Davies, based in London, and Alexei Roudiak, who is the head of the EMEA corporate practice and is based in Moscow.

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