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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Chairman: Patrick T Quinn
London Managing Partner: Gregory M Petrick
Number of partners: 94
Number of other lawyers: 299

Capital Markets:
Stephen Day, Claire Puddicombe, David Quirolo Nick Shiren, Daniel Tobias
Competition & Antitrust: Vincent Brophy
Corporate: Richard M Brand, WIlliam Mills
Financial Restructuring: Gregory M Petrick
Financial Services: Nick Shiren
Finance: Jeremy Cross, Duncan Hubbard, Samantha Hutchinson
International Dispute Resolution: Melis Acuner
Tax & Private Wealth: Adam Blakemore, Dean C Berry
White Collar Defence & Investigations: Jodi L Avergun

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, clients benefit from the firm’s strong transatlantic platform and track record in offering innovative solutions to complex legal issues.


Capital Markets:
Cadwalader’s market-leading capital markets practice, which has grown beyond traditional asset classes, now encompasses the entire range of emerging and niche asset classes, including: 12b-1 fees; airplane loans; annuity contracts; cell phone towers commercial loans; dealer notes and floor plan financing; equipment and automobile leases; franchise receivables; government receivables; insurance-related assets; manufactured housing; music and publishing royalties; pharmacy and health care receivables; solar assets; student loans; tax liens; taxi medallions; and trade receivables. The practice also has broad experience in marketplace lending and fintech.
Corporate: Cadwalader’s corporate and M&A practice participates in exchange and secondary offerings, private placements, workouts, convertible debt and equity securities, hybrid securities, IPOs and distressed M&A. It also works on noteworthy mergers, acquisitions, recapitalisations, spin-offs, and split-offs as well as advising top companies, their boards and senior executives on governance matters. The private equity group offers insights to sponsors that focus on LBOs, structured equity investments, mezzanine investments, real estate investments, venture and growth capital investments, and investments in other funds.
Competition & Antitrust: Cadwalader’s 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. The firm’s 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.
Financial Restructuring: Cadwalader’s 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 the firm for its ability to bring restructuring experience to bear when structuring and implementing special situations, new money finance and direct lending. The integrated finance capabilities within the restructuring team places Cadwalader in a unique position to advise on the best structure and market terms. Cadwalader also covers distressed debt investing, performing and non-performing loan portfolio acquisition, and secondary debt and claims trading.
Financial Services: Cadwalader’s financial services practice has broad expertise in statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing broker-dealers, exchanges, banks, investment advisers and funds. Cadwalader’s lawyers advise clients on OTC derivatives, structured products, hedge fund derivatives and hybrid transactions and structure and develop investment products, funds, funds of funds; commodity pools; acquisition, venture capital, real estate and structured product funds; and investment advisers and management firms. The firm also counsels clients on issues affecting ERISA, executive compensation and benefit.
Finance: Cadwalader’s finance practice has more than two decades of experience in this field.  Its marketleading practitioners 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.
International Dispute Resolution: Cadwalader has a sophisticated and diverse international dispute resolution practice, which handles all aspects of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. When litigation is necessary, the practice draws on substantial courtroom experience, skills in discovery, motion practice, and trial and appellate advocacy, and expertise in diverse substantive areas. Having achieved great success for the firm’s clients, the practice enjoys an outstanding reputation as creative and skilled attorneys in a wide variety of substantive areas.
Tax & Private Wealth: Cadwalader’s tax practice is notable for its sophistication and diversity as well as its crucial role in the firm’s transactional practices, including: structuring of complex domestic and crossborder deals, resolution of special tax issues of troubled insolvent corporations and other entities, structuring, documentation and execution of 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.
White Collar Defence & Investigations: Cadwalader’s white collar defence and investigations practice handles significant civil, criminal and administrative disputes and enforcement actions in federal and state proceedings and litigation, as well as in congressional investigations and hearings. The team advises on corporate compliance and governance, internal investigations, audits of US and foreign operations and anti-corruptions laws, including US FCPA and UK Bribery Act.