Chairman: Steven M Ellis
Number of partners: 242
European Offices: London, Paris
International Offices: The firm also has offices in São Paulo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC.
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and many others
Proskauer has 725+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centres in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organisations, companies and corporations choose Proskauer to be their representatives in their most critical situations. The firm works with alternative capital providers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends, many of the world’s most successful asset managers and other industry-redefining companies.
Main Areas of Practice:
Private Investment Funds:
Proskauer’s UK private investment fund lawyers are an important part of one of the world’s leading fund formation practices. They are acclaimed both for their extensive experience and innovative solutions for clients. Matters include fund structuring and capital-raising matters, investments, financings, exits, and related debt and restructuring issues.
Proskauer is highly regarded for its experience in private equity and provides first-rate representation through all stages of the private equity lifecycle, and does so across the key geographies of New York, Boston, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The M&A team represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, management and other leveraged buyouts, dispositions, spinoffs, auctions, tender offers, proxy fights, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances.
Labour & Employment:
Proskauer’s UK and French labour lawyers handle all aspects of trade union and collective labour law, employment law, complex cross-border trade union issues, large-scale redundancies, cross-border litigation, litigation before the High Court and Employment Tribunal litigation. Among the foremost labour and employment practices in France, they represent clients in matters that require especially sophisticated advice. These notably include collective bargaining, litigation and counseling — with an emphasis on large corporate reorganisations — plus discrimination and wage inequality.
The capital markets team handles high-yield and other debt, equity, alternative capital finance, equity-linked securities, real estate securities, tender and exchange offers, public-company representation and broker-dealer matters.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Proskauer handles acquisitions of financially distressed assets, asset sales, insolvency litigation, corporate investigations, creditors’ rights issues, cross-border and insurance insolvencies, financial and operational restructurings, hedge fund fraud and distress, liquidations, securitisations and workouts.
Proskauer’s tax lawyers work on all tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, structuring of inward and cross-border investments, establishment of investment funds, joint ventures, restructurings, capital markets and financing matters.
The finance team is a unique midmarket finance practice, and the first to dedicate itself solely to representing providers of private credit. The team represents over 50 clients, including private debt funds, business development companies, asset managers, finance companies and family offices. These lenders provide financings for transactions ranging from £10 million to more than £1 billion across a myriad of product types and industries.
The firm’s competition lawyers advise on the full range of EU competition law issues, including representing clients before the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority in complex merger control matters, defending clients in EU cartel investigations and subsequent follow-on damages actions, devising compliance training programs and advising on other behavioral issues.
Proskauer’s Europe-based litigators focus on complex international arbitration and litigation proceedings involving joint ventures, acquisitions, construction projects, licensing and distribution relationships, as well as a variety of other international commercial agreements.
Financial Services Regulation:
Proskauer handles UK and EU matters, including structuring and establishment of private investment funds, FCA authorisations, perimeter issues, EU passporting, current and proposed EU and international laws and regulations, conduct of business, financial promotions and marketing, client assets, regulatory capital, market abuse, systems and controls, appointed representatives and tied agents, anti-money laundering, changes of control and close links, and approved persons.
Proskauer represents clients in transactions relating to all areas of the real estate business. In addition to traditional real estate work, the firm has practices in private equity real estate; real estate capital markets; real estate litigation; and real estate finance.