Number of partners worldwide: 380
Number of other lawyers worldwide: more than 1,300
International Offices: Belgium (Brussels), Brazil (São Paulo), China (Beijing, Shanghai), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt, Munich), Hong Kong, Japan (Tokyo), Russia (Moscow), Singapore, South Korea (Seoul), United Kingdom (London)
With approximately 1,700 attorneys in 22 offices on four continents, Skadden serves clients in every major financial centre globally. Skadden brings in-depth knowledge of the markets in which it operates, and its local law capabilities — including for English, European Union, French, German, Hong Kong, Japanese and Russian law — allows the firm to address the multijurisdictional aspects of cross-border matters as well as specific domestic legal issues. Skadden coordinates among offices and practices to provide an experienced, dedicated group skilled at overcoming the challenges clients face when conducting business in a specific region, and the its attorneys seamlessly collaborate with top local counsel where Skadden does not have an office or practice local law to provide the best advice on each matter. The firm has more than 50 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, project finance, energy, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.
Skadden’s attorneys in North America — Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Palo Alto, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington — coordinate across offices and practices worldwide to provide unsurpassed client service. Skadden’s clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest US corporations and many of the leading global companies. Skadden has represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. With an office in São Paulo, Skadden has been active in Latin America for decades, representing many of the major international and Latin American investment banks and financial institutions in capital markets, M&A and other transactions. Skadden has worked on some of the largest and most high-profile mergers and acquisitions in the region. In addition, attorneys handle corporate finance deals, representing banks, underwriters and issuers.
Skadden represents clients in cross-border disputes as well as before major international arbitral institutional litigate high-profile international cases before trial and appellate courts; and manage disputes with the assistance of local counsel in Latin America and numerous other international jurisdictions, including all major offshore places of incorporation. Skadden also handles cross-border investigations for clients throughout the region.
Skadden has worked in 20 countries throughout the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Attorneys have represented leading international and Latin American private equity firms, and the firm has handled matters for global corporations with a presence in the region.
With attorneys residing in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, Skadden has the resources to handle the largest and most complex matters involving entities throughout the region. Skadden’s attorneys based in Asia Pacific take on a wide range of matters throughout the region. On the corporate side, we advise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as the competition law issues raised in multinational M&A; capital markets matters; and banking transactions. Skadden provides the full range of international dispute resolution services across the region, and it also counsels on internal investigations; enforcement actions; and related governance, disclosure and litigation matters. The firm’s attorneys also focus on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects and real estate-related transactions. The firm has handled matters in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
With offices located in London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Moscow, Skadden has handled substantial matters in nearly every country in the greater European region. The firm’s European practice focuses primarily on corporate and finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, capital markets and banking. Skadden also advises on matters involving energy and infrastructure projects, insurance, employment, EU competition, white collar crime and corporate investigations, international litigation and arbitration, investment management and tax.
The firm advises on English, Russian, French, German and US law, allowing it to address the multijurisdictional aspects of cross-border transactions as well as specific domestic legal issues. In addition to countries in which Skadden has offices, the firm also has wide ranging experience advising clients based in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, as well as on matters throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Middle East & Africa:
Skadden has worked with businesses and governments in Africa for more than 20 years and continues to be retained in high-profile matters, including corporate transactions, arbitration and litigation disputes, and energy and infrastructure projects. Skadden has established strong working relationships with leading, independent law firms in the region. Skadden’s lawyers speak Arabic, French, Fula, Igbo, Portuguese, Spanish and Yoruba, among more than 50 languages.
Skadden is one of the leading global law firms advising Israeli companies doing business and raising capital outside Israel and advising non-Israeli companies and individuals doing business in Israel. Israeli clients range from pre-IPO companies to Israel’s largest corporations.
Skadden’s attorneys provide clients doing business in the Middle East with seamless legal services, advising on corporate, litigation and arbitration, and investigation matters throughout the region.