Chairman: Scott A Edelman
Number of partners: 168
Number of lawyers: 728
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
For over 150 years, Milbank 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 represents sellers, purchasers and financial intermediaries in international debt/equity offerings, derivatives/synthetic products, public utility financings, financial institution financings, project financing in capital markets, and domestic and foreign government financings.
Milbank 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 reorganizations, and corporate governance and executive compensation matters. The firm represents participants in private equity investing, structuring, negotiating, executing and financing private equity, ‘going-private’, recapitalizations and exit transactions.
Executive Compensation & Benefits:
Milbank advises on corporate transactions and financial restructurings, including advising the boards of directors and compensation committees on the design and implementation of compensation and change-in-control programs.
Milbank is recognized for its expertise in connection with the largest, most complex bankruptcies and reorganizations. The firm represents companies needing financial restructuring, creditor committees, financial institutions and hedge funds, lenders, equity security holders, acquirers, trustees and receivers.
Gaming & Hospitality:
Milbank has represented the world’s most well-known names in gaming and hospitality, 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 advises financial institutions, companies and private equity clients on leveraged transactions, including senior, subordinated/mezzanine debt transactions, bridge financings and high yield bond offerings. This group has experience structuring complex debt instruments used in multi-jurisdictional transactions, including financings for cross-border acquisitions and multi-currency credit facilities.
Milbank has extensive experience in project financing, capital markets, privatizations, 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 high profile disputes in the world. The firm represents clients in multi-jurisdiction securities litigations, white-collar/regulatory investigations, and complex disputes involving intellectual property, insurance, mergers/acquisitions, antitrust, and commercial litigation. Cases involve federal securities laws, patent infringement, corporate control contests, accounting fraud, and financial restructurings. Unrivalled in mutual fund class action and derivative litigation, the team has been involved in more 1940 Act cases than any other law firm in the US.
Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance:
Milbank represents leading players, such as debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders, in the financing and development of the world’s most critical and pioneering infrastructure projects. In the past three years, the group has acted as legal advisor in over 175 energy and infrastructure-related matters worldwide and raised more than $90 billion of capital for a wide variety of transactions, including power (renewable and conventional), oil/gas, energy, transportation (roads, airports, subways, ports) and other infrastructure projects.
Milbank’s real estate group advises leading financial institutions, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, REITS and sovereign wealth funds. The group has extensive experience with complex deals including structuring, negotiating and closing all varieties of equity and debt transactions.
Milbank represents both 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 & Securitizations:
Milbank advises on an array of non-traditional financial investments, products and strategies: 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 innovative financial products and 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 outsourcing transactions, Milbank has advised in more than 600 transactions in over 90 countries, with a combined deal value exceeding $150 billion.
Transportation & Space:
As a premier provider of advice to the aviation and space industries, Milbank’s transportation finance group’s transactions are routinely singled out for originality and prominence.
Trusts, Estates & Exempt Organizations:
Milbank serves prominent individuals and institutions in estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation, and charitable giving. This group advises institutional fiduciaries and exempt organizations.