Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for While Morgan, Lewis & Bockius offers a large, full-service practice across several US states, the firm has set itself apart in two key specialisms internationally: working for the investment fund and private equity sector and carrying out structured debt capital transactions in the financial sector.

Offers solid capabilities in cross-border investment work for international private equity firms and fund managers and is praised for its knowledge of different investment products across jurisdictions. The firm's relationship with global investment banks and financial institutions also remains strong, with the firm's Washington, DC office frequently leading global-wide securitisation mandates.

Geographically, the firm also has a focus on the Middle East and CIS regions, including considerable knowledge in corporate law matters concerning Russia. The firm is able to combine its forces in the US with local presence across those regions.

Strengths Clients regularly commend the firm's cross-border capabilities and particularly the team's ability to serve fund managers internationally: "They're exceptional to work with in every way. They have global capabilities, they're responsive and timely, and have experience with traditional investments as well as unique structures."

Another client values the firm's ability to assemble an effective cross-border team, whether using internal or external resources, saying it is "able to achieve global coverage" as it can "leverage either internally from other Morgan Lewis branches and offices around the world or recommend other firms if Morgan Lewis doesn't have offices there."

Sources add: "Their strengths were their depth of experience, knowledge of cross-border transactions and depth of bench."