Chairman: Scott Edelman
Number of partners: 169 Number of lawyers: 776
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
For over 150 years, Milbank, a pre-eminent global law firm, has provided innovative legal solutions in many of the world’s largest, most complex, ‘first-ever’ corporate transactions and disputes. Milbank’s clients are prominent multinational financial, industrial and commercial enterprises, governments, institutions and individuals.
Main Areas Of Practice:
Milbank’s capital markets group represents sellers, purchasers and financial intermediaries in international debt/equity offerings, derivatives/synthetic products, public utility financings, financial institution financings, project financing in the capital markets, and domestic and foreign government financings.
Milbank’s corporate group counsels clients on negotiated and hostile transactions in mergers and consolidations, stock/asset acquisitions and dispositions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, proxy contests/tender offers, leveraged/management buyouts, restructurings/bankruptcy reorganisations, and corporate governance and executive compensation matters. The firm represents participants in private equity investing, structuring, negotiating, executing and financing private equity, ‘going-private’, recapitalisations and exit transactions.
Executive Compensation & Benefits:
Milbank’s executive compensation and benefits group advises on corporate transactions and financial restructurings, including advising the board of directors and compensation committees on the design and implementation of compensation and change in control programmes. This group also has expertise in fiduciary responsibility rules relating to pension plan investments.
Milbank’s financial restructuring group is recognised for its expertise in connection with the largest and most complex bankruptcies and reorganisations. The firm represents companies in need of financial restructuring, creditor committees, financial institutions and hedge funds, lenders, equity security holders, acquirers, trustees and receivers.
Gaming & Hospitality:
Milbank has worked on transactions for the world’s most well-known names in gaming and hospitality, in private equity, restructuring, bankruptcy, private/public financings, joint ventures and long-term management deals. The firm represents lenders, bondholders, opportunity funds, private equity funds, management companies, institutional investors and owners of hotel, resort and gaming properties.
Global Leveraged Finance:
Milbank’s leveraged finance group advises financial institutions, companies and private equity clients on leveraged transactions, including senior, subordinated/mezzanine debt transactions, bridge financings and high yield bond offerings. The group has experience in structuring complex debt instruments used in challenging, multi-jurisdictional transactions, including financings for cross-border acquisitions and global multi-currency credit facilities.
Milbank has extensive experience in project financing, capital markets, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, debt-for-equity conversions, corporate and public sector restructurings, and banking and financial services in Latin America.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Milbank’s litigators serve as lead counsel in some of the largest, most significant and high profile disputes in the world. The firm represents clients in multi-jurisdiction securities litigations, white-collar/regulatory investigations, complex disputes involving intellectual property, insurance, mergers/acquisitions, antitrust, and commercial litigation. The firm represents clients in federal and state courts throughout the US, before domestic and international arbitral tribunals, and cases involving federal securities laws, patent infringement, corporate control contests, accounting fraud, and financial restructurings. The litigation team is unrivalled in mutual fund class action and derivative litigation and has been involved in more 1940 Act cases than any other law firm in the US.
Power, Energy & Utilities:
The power, energy and utilities group combines Milbank’s depth of industry knowledge, project finance and transactional experience and specialised regulatory skills to implement innovative strategies for global energy companies.
Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance:
Milbank is recognised as a leading choice for the financing and development of the most critical and pioneering infrastructure projects across the globe. The firm represents leading players – such as debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders – in high-profile project financings across all sectors, including power and energy (including renewable energy), oil/gas (upstream, downstream and vessels), transportation infrastructure, and telecommunications. In the past three years, Milbank has closed more than 140 project financings, which raised more than USD$125 billlion for infrastructure projects worldwide.
Milbank’s credit lawyers represent lenders and borrowers in debt financings involving distressed credits, asset-based loans secured by illiquid pools of collateral and loans to private investment funds secured by specified investments and/or capital commitments.
Structured Finance & Securitisations:
Milbank’s alternative investments practice advises clients on an array of non-traditional financial investments, products and strategies across various product lines: specialty finance (including distressed and special situations investment), structured finance, derivatives/commodities, credit arbitrage, fund formation and institutional finance/ private placements.
Milbank’s tax lawyers are leaders in developing new financial products, innovative financial arrangements for corporations raising and investing funds in the international capital markets and structures for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and both majority and minority equity investments.
Technology & Outsourcing:
A leader in information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, Milbank has represented clients in more than 600 transactions in over 90 countries, with a combined deal value in excess of USD$150 billion.
Transportation & Space:
As a premier advisor to the aviation and space industries, Milbank’s transportation finance group’s transactions are routinely singled out for originality and prominence.
Trusts, Estates & Exempt Organisations:
Milbank serves prominent individual and institutional clients in estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable giving and trusts and estates litigation. This group advises institutional fiduciaries and exempt organisations.