Chairman: Steven M. Ellis
Number of partners: 242
International Offices: Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York Paris, São Paulo and Washington, DC
THE FIRM Proskauer is 725+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers 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. Lawyers at the firm work 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.
The firm is commercially focused, with a robust entrepreneurial spirit running throughout its teams and work. This enables Proskauer both to fully understand the challenges facing clients and to take a businessoriented approach to any client matter.
Proskauer’s London office offers both UK and US legal advice locally, with extensive experience in UK and European market practice. The office has a global reach, drawing on the firm’s capabilities in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America as required and is particularly strong in complex cross-border transactions.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Private Investment Funds:
Fund structuring and capital-raising matters; investments; financings; exits; and related debt and restructuring issues.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Mergers; acquisitions; management and other leveraged buyouts; dispositions; spin-offs; auctions; tender offers; proxy fights; joint ventures; partnerships; and strategic alliances.
Acquisitions, dispositions, financings and recapitalisations; real estate taxation (both domestic and cross-border); public, private and non-traded REITs; joint ventures; fund formations, roll-ups and spin-outs; creditors rights; bankruptcy and restructurings; and BDCs; among other highly specialised fields.
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.
Leveraged finance; senior and senior-stretch loans; unitranche loans; second lien loans; mezzanine or subordinated notes; private high-yield notes; holdco notes; structured equity; equity kickers and co-investments; distressed lending (including debtor-in-possession and exit financings); and general corporate finance.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
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.
Labour & Employment:
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.
Financial Services Regulation:
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; antimoney laundering; changes of control and close links; and approved persons.
Mergers; acquisitions; structuring of inward and cross-border investments; establishment of investment funds; joint ventures; restructurings; capital markets; and financing.