Chairman: Robert D Hays
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Advises clients against criminal investigations, optout group actions, class actions, appellate matters and other antitrust litigation.
Represents investment banks, public companies, financial sponsors, investors and other market participants in a variety of industries on public and private cross border transactions in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. The team also advise hedge funds on event-driven strategies in the public markets, particularly in respect of takeovers in Europe.
Corporate, Public & Private Finance:
Provide clients worldwide with expertise in leveraged finance, capital markets, structured finance, project finance, Islamic finance, real estate capital markets, financial restructuring, and tax and regulatory matters.
Advises in all areas of employment law from recruitment to exits, counselling employers, acting on disputes and advising on transactional support matters.
The firm supports energy clients throughout various countries and continents. Clients include project developers and sponsors, super-major and major international oil and gas companies, public and private utilities, industry trade groups, pipeline and facility operators, consumers, lenders, investors and governments.
Assists clients with virtually every type of environmental issue — including regulatory and compliance advice, permit appeals, enforcement actions and property damage claims.
FDA & Life Sciences:
Represents pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, healthcare technology companies and food manufacturers, in a range of regulatory, compliance, policy and litigation matters. Financial Restructuring: Directs on reorganisations, including in court and out-of court debt restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, and distressed asset mergers and acquisitions.
Wide-ranging experience and expertise in all areas of dispute resolution, including all forms of court litigation, international arbitration, ADR, corporate governance, general contract and risk management advice, as well as investigations.
Represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and congressional investigations.
The firm is praised for its excellence in transactional, litigation and regulatory representation of clients across the spectrum of healthcare.
Assists clients with the development and strategic planning needed to handle patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation matters that stretch across borders.
Highly experienced in handling cases before major arbitral institutions such as the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and AAA, as well as under UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules.
International Trade & WTO:
Handles a wide range of international trade and customs matters for US and non-US clients.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Covers acquisitions of public and private companies, tender offers, joint ventures and partnering arrangements, purchases and sales of divisions, and takeover preparation and defence.
Private Equity & Investment Funds:
Extensive experience in fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, Islamic finance, securities offerings, tax and restructuring.
Extensive experience representing a range of sponsors, developers, lenders, governments and contractors on project and sponsor financed international energy and infrastructure projects and disputes. The team focuses on both contentious and noncontentious matters, predominantly in emerging markets and is currently active in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS.
Represents clients with respect to the complete range of commercial real estate transactions across all asset classes. The firm has substantial teams of real estate expert lawyers in its core European offices based in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow.
The practice spans advisory mandates through to internal investigations in response to incidents and defending investigations and enforcement action by regulators. The team’s advisory work includes compliant conduct of business, launch of new businesses and products, governance and prudential requirements.
The practice works with clients on planning and executing business transactions of all sizes and types arising in domestic and cross border settings including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, fund formations, Shari’ah compliant transactions, tax financings, leasing, structure financing, returns to stakeholders and employee benefits.