Jones Day

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability Department

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What the team is known for International firm recommended for cross-border M&A matters. Handles acquisitions, divestitures and public takeovers, with particular expertise in international deals involving the USA. Client base includes a number of private equity investors and corporates. Offers extensive expertise in the TMT, automotive and healthcare sectors. Additionally handles transactions for domestic and international clients in the manufacturing sector.

Strengths Clients value the team's notable experience in cross-border transactions. "They are very responsive and easy to work with, with excellent language skills on the German and international sides," says one client, who also appreciates the team's strength in taking a co-ordinating role: "They do a nice job of managing the other teams."

"They have a multidisciplinary approach and can put together teams in a targeted way," says one impressed client. Another client confirms: "When I needed expert advice, I was really able to rely on their other departments."

Work highlights Represented Procter & Gamble in its EUR4.2 billion acquisition of Merck's global Consumer Health business.

Notable practitioners

Ansgar Rempp
is at his most visible in M&A matters involving the USA, advising on both inbound and outbound deals. One client describes him as "an excellent negotiator – he understands the other party and is able to make the point and present it in the right manner," adding: "He is very efficient,supportive and able to understand very quickly."