Herbert Smith Freehills

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Key practices in the UK and Russia advise on cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture agreements, with further offerings in Spain and France. Additional strength advising on multinational restructuring mandates and privatisation deals. Has notable experience in the co-ordination of pan-European deals in the transport, energy and real estate sectors.

Strengths A source highlights: "The wide network of law firms is a great asset in international deals."

"It is our go-to team: the lawyers are technically very good and operate on both a local and international level," reports one client.

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 based in Moscow.