Firm / Organisation

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Managing Partner: Patrick T Quinn
Managing Partner, London: Gregory M Petrick
Number of partners:
Number of other lawyers: 291

Firm Overview:
Established in New York in 1792, Cadwalader is a leading global advisor to corporations and financial institutions. Ranked by The Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe, Cadwalader offers clients a strong transatlantic platform and a proven track record of developing innovative solutions to complex legal issues.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:
Cadwalader advises on a broad range of transactions, including mainstream CMBS, corporate and commercial real estate CLOs, asset-backed securitisations, and other complex securitisation and structured finance matters. The firm structures and executes offerings of securities backed by the full range of asset classes, including auto loans and leases, bank loans, credit cards, aircraft and equipment leases, manufactured housing contracts, trade receivables, marketplace loans (and other fintech transactions), insurance and insurance-linked assets, solar assets, music and stadium royalties, franchise, government and health care receivables, swap receivables, whole business securitisation, and other non-traditional assets. The practice has also played a vital role for clients in the residential mortgage-backed securities market as the non-agency RMBS market continues to rebound.
Contact: Stephen Day Tel: +44 020 7170 8535
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Claire Puddicombe Tel: +44 020 7170 8533
Email: [email protected] 
Contact: David Quirolo Tel: +44 020 7170 8635
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nick ShirenTel: +44 020 7170 8778
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Daniel Tobias Tel: +44 020 7170 8630
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jeremiah M Wagner Tel: +44 020 7170 8542
Email: [email protected]

The firm’s corporate and M&A practice has significant experience in all forms of complex corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and split-offs, takeover preparedness and defence, shareholder activism, private equity, and all forms of debt and equity finance, as well as advising companies, their boards and senior executives on all aspects of corporate governance. The firm is widely respected for its ability to structure, coordinate and execute on all aspects of complex deals, and serves as a trusted advisor to clients with respect to their comprehensive business and legal strategies.
Contact: Richard M Brand Tel: +1 212 504 5757
Email: [email protected]
Contact: William P Mills Tel: +1 212 504 6436
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Joanna Valentine Tel: +44 020 7170 8640
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
The competition and antitrust practice consists of market-leading practitioners who represent clients ranging from some of the world’s most prominent corporations to venture-capital-backed start-ups in diverse industries, including software, entertainment, food and beverages, automobiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, surface and air transportation, telecommunications, energy, insurance, and retail, regarding the full range of antitrust matters. Attorneys have significant expertise with both domestic and international antitrust issues, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and regularly appear before the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Commission (EC) and other international competition authorities, as well as a wide variety of trial and appellate courts.
Contact: Vincent Brophy Tel: +44 020 7170 8770
Email: [email protected]

Financial Restructuring:
The financial restructuring practice represents single controlling creditors or creditor committees (both lender and bondholder) in high value developed and emerging market restructurings. Buy-side clients come to Cadwalader for its ability to bring restructuring experience to bear when structuring and implementing special situations, new money finance and direct lending. The firm’s integrated finance capabilities within the restructuring team places Cadwalader in a unique position to advise on the best structure and market terms. The firm also covers distressed debt investing, performing and non-performing loan portfolio acquisition, and secondary debt and claims trading.
Contact: Gregory M Petrick Tel: +44 020 7170 8688
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Richard Nevins Tel: +44 020 7170 8624
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
The firm’s financial services practice has broad expertise in statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing broker-dealers, exchanges, banks, investment advisers and funds. The team advises clients on OTC derivatives, structured products, hedge fund derivatives and hybrid transactions. The firm structures and develops investment products, funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and acquisitions. The firm frequently works with investment advisers and management firms, and also advise clients on matters relating to venture capital, real estate and structured product funds, as well as on issues affecting ERISA, executive compensation and benefits.
Contact: Richard M Schetman Tel: +1 212 504 6906
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nick Shiren Tel: +44 020 7170 8778
Email: [email protected]

Fund Finance:
With more than two decades of experience in the field, the fund finance practice features market-leading practitioners who provide practical and cutting edge advice to a wide variety of financial institutions active in this space. The team regularly represents the agent, lead arrangers and lenders on subscription credit and capital call facilities to real estate, private equity and other investment funds, where the loans are secured by the capital commitments of the funds’ investors.
Contact: Jeremy Cross Tel: +44 020 7170 8530
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael C Mascia Tel: +1 704 348 5160
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Wesley A Misson Tel: +1 704 348 5355
Email: [email protected]

International Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s sophisticated and diverse international dispute resolution practice handles all aspects of negotiation, mediation and arbitration. When litigation is necessary, the firm draws on substantial courtroom experience, skills in discovery, motion practice, and trial and appellate advocacy, and expertise in diverse areas. The firm’s lawyers offer clients insight and expertise across a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, sports, gaming, pharmaceuticals and energy.
Contact: Steven Baker
Tel: +44 020 7170 8570 Email: [email protected]

Tax & Private Wealth:
The tax practice is notable for its sophistication and diversity, as well as its crucial role in the firm’s transactional practices, such as structuring complex domestic and cross-border deals; resolution of special tax issues of troubled insolvent corporations and other entities; structuring, documenting and executing complex, tax-advantaged securities transactions; and tax controversy matters. The private wealth practice provides personal, financial, charitable and tax planning for individuals and closely-held family companies.
Contact: Adam Blakemore Tel: +44 020 7170 8697
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Linda Z Swartz Tel: +1 212 504 6062
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dean C Berry Tel: +1 212 504 6944
Email: [email protected]

White Collar Defence & Investigations:
The firm’s white collar defence and investigations practice handles civil, criminal and administrative disputes and enforcement actions in federal and state proceedings and litigation, as well as in congressional investigations and hearings. The firm advises on corporate compliance and governance, internal investigations, audits of US and foreign operations and anti-corruptions laws, including the US FCPA and the UK Bribery Act.
Contact: Jodi L Avergun Tel: +1 202 862 2456
Email: [email protected]