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Europe 2022
Europe-wide Corporate/M&A
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Band 2

About

Provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Skadden has one of the leading M&A practices in the world. For more than 20 years, we have developed a top mergers and acquisitions capability in Europe with a focus on complex, cross-border transactions. We have significant and unique experience in structuring and executing challenging transactions throughout our network of European offices. We have an established first-tier capability in Takeover Code-regulated transactions and have a fully established nonpublic and private equity transactions practice. We offer significant advantages in managing complex cross-border issues and the demands of multiple legal and regulatory regimes. We develop strategies for execution of our mandates by drawing on the wealth of experience of a close knit and complementary group of U.S. and European practitioners to exploit practices and developments from the world of M&A, sensitive to the local environment in which the acquisition entities are established.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Europe-wide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Skadden is an elite US firm renowned for its capabilities in complex, high-end M&A transactions. It is seen as a superb choice for US-based clients carrying out global or pan-European transactions, with an impressive track record in mergers and acquisitions that target industrial or financial services companies. The law firm predominantly leads transatlantic transactions through the London office. Skadden also serves US, EU and Australian corporate clients through highly-regarded offices in Paris and Moscow. Its notable clients stem from the retail, life sciences and automotive sectors.

Strengths

Clients comment: "The firm has an amazing global coverage and excellent lawyers," before going on to add: "It is very pleasant to work with them."

Another client hails Skadden's ability to advise on international mandates, stating: "The interaction between New York and Frankfurt was absolutely working; the symbiosis between offices was excellent."

Work highlights

Acted for DSV Panalpina on its USD4.2 billion acquisition of the logistics business of Agility Logistics.

Notable practitioners

Armand Grumberg heads the firm's European mergers and acquisitions practice from Paris.