White & Case is a global law firm with a longstanding presence in the markets that matter today. The firm’s on-the-ground experience, cross-border integration and depth of local, English and US-qualified lawyers help clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.
Main Areas of Practice:
Clients throughout the world seek the advice of White & Case antitrust lawyers. They count on the firm’s extensive experience in litigation against governmental authorities or private parties, counselling on delicate questions and comprehensive worldwide coverage of merger control regimes.
White & Case is a recognised leader in global leasing, asset-based financing and structured financial transactions and has pioneered many of the tax, legal and financial structures used in countries around the world.
Since White & Case’s founding, banking has been at the core of the firm’s practice. Today, it represents major banks worldwide, including many of the largest. The firm provides guidance related to acquisition finance, commercial lending, project finance, bankruptcy and debt restructurings, and regulatory advice.
White & Case has a formidable reputation in the field of international securities and finance. Clients benefit from the firm’s capabilities in equity and debt offerings, sovereign issues, high-yield debt, securitisations, derivatives, investment funds, and regulatory and broker-dealer matters.
Clients entrust White & Case with their ‘must-win’ matters – disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. The firm has won major trials and appeals for clients in an array of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology, sports media and entertainment, and consumer products.
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency:
White & Case is a recognised leader in complex crossborder insolvencies and workouts. The firm represents global clients in all aspects of restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, including both transactional and litigation matters.
White & Case was one of the first full-service firms to develop an intellectual property practice. Its lawyers protect and defend clients’ innovations, creative works and brands around the world, offering advice related to patents, copyrights and designs, IP audits and due diligence, licensing and merchandising, sourcing and technology, and privacy and data protection.
White & Case is the only leading global law firm with large and long-established arbitration teams in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris and Stockholm, along with significant strength in other key cities including Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Miami, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. With practitioners around the world, the firm advises under virtually any substantive law worldwide.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
White & Case is among the world’s leading law firms in mergers and acquisitions. It advises corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms across a variety of industries, in all manner of complex cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. Its M&A lawyers are leading practitioners in all major jurisdictions around the world.
White & Case’s financial sponsor practice has a truly global reach, with market-leading service offerings in New York, London and Hong Kong, as well as fully integrated, full-service practice equity practices in the entire EMEA region. It represents numerous preeminent large cap and mid-market sponsors, as well as their portfolio companies, in their domestic and cross-border transactions.
A recognised global leader in the innovation and impact of its work, White & Case is one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. The pro bono practice focuses on three core areas: access to justice for the indigent, advancing the rule of law and serving organisations with a social or environmental mission.
Project Finance & Development:
White & Case is an innovator in project finance, energy and infrastructure law. The firm offers market-leading advice on cross-border project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, M&A and construction and other contract issues across several sectors, including oil and gas, power, infrastructure, telecommunications and mining and metals.
White & Case is highly regarded for its skill in helping clients complete complex real estate financings and its in-depth experience with legal matters relating to real estate investment funds. Transactions acted on by the group include acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, portfolio sales and securitisation, financings and sales/leasebacks.
White & Case’s tax lawyers and advisors are strategically located in financial centres and government capitals worldwide to provide timely, effective advice on evolving tax law and policies. The practice has provided clients with innovative, practical approaches to minimise tax liabilities on issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to financings and investment fund transactions.
White & Case helps clients manage the risks and maximise the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. The firm has an interdisciplinary, full-service global trade practice that is one of the world’s largest and most active in trade remedies and in the law of the World Trade Organization.
White & Case helps clients deal with government investigations and enforcement matters. In addition to years of front-line prosecutorial experience, the firm has substantial experience defending clients through all phases of investigations, as well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. Clients include large corporations, as well as individuals prominent in business and political affairs.