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About

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Chairmen: Thomas M Cerabino, Matthew A Feldman

Total number of lawyers: 750

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:  

Willkie is an elite international law firm that delivers superior client service across a broad spectrum of practice areas. In addition to the primary areas of corporate/M&A; private equity; business reorganization and restructuring; complex litigation; compliance, investigations and enforcement; antitrust and competition; asset management; and insurance and reinsurance, the firm’s approximately 750 attorneys collaborate to provide multidisciplinary advice across the areas of capital markets; communications and media; crisis management; cybersecurity and privacy; environment, health and safety; executive compensation and employee benefits; finance; global trade and investment; intellectual property; private clients; real estate; special committee; structured finance and derivatives; tax; and a wide range of industries. Willkie brings together multidisciplinary capabilities to deliver comprehensive advice in an integrated manner, leveraging the firm’s resources to create value for clients.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate/M&A:  

Working in close cooperation across offices in the US and Europe, Willkie attorneys provide advice on significant domestic M&A matters as well as complex cross-border transactions. The team represents buyers, sellers, special committees of boards, debt and equity investors and financial advisors in matters ranging from contested takeovers and management buyouts to strategic alliances, leveraged recaps and acquisitions from reorganization proceedings. The practice advises both public and private companies in a broad range of industries. The team finds solutions to meet client objectives and helps clients early on in the process to identify and assess risks in a transaction. The group also regularly advises clients on relevant regulatory and judicial developments in areas such as antitrust, tax, ERISA, corporate governance and securities laws as they affect the M&A environment.

Contact: David K Boston Tel: +1 212 728 8625

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Steven A Seidman Tel: +1 212 728 8763

Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:  

Willkie represents more than 300 US and international private equity sponsors as well as portfolio companies, management teams, issuers, debt providers and financial advisors. Willkie’s 360° private equity platform provides lifecycle legal counsel to clients, advising on everything from fund formations, platform acquisitions, tuck-in acquisitions and joint ventures, to bank credit and other debt financings, IPOs, follow-on offerings, SPACs, PIPEs and ultimate exits. Because of this approach, clients regularly grow with it over time. Willkie is one of the few major law firms to offer deep transactional, fund formation and regulatory compliance experience, combined with sector-specific knowledge and a commercial approach.

Contact: Jeffrey R. Poss Tel: +1 212 728 8536

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Neil W. Townsend Tel: +1 212 728 8272

Email: [email protected]

Business Reorganization & Restructuring: 

Willkie’s business reorganization and restructuring department is an international practice with experience in all aspects of business and financial restructurings and insolvency matters. Integrated US and European restructuring professionals offer the hands-on, results-driven experience that today’s distressed situations demand. Professionals are held in high regard for their responsiveness and proven experience in complex multilateral cross-border restructurings (both in and out of court). Willkie represents a broad spectrum of clients in the US, UK, France, Germany and other key European jurisdictions.

Contact: Matthew A Feldman Tel: +1 212 728 8651

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Rachel C Strickland Tel: +1 212 728 8544

Email: [email protected]

Complex Litigation:  

Willkie litigators have won several precedent-setting victories across a wide spectrum of legal issues in courts around the US and abroad involving all substantive areas, including securities, M&A litigation, contract, patent, antitrust, trade secrets, ERISA, False Claims Act, employment, RICO, and malpractice, among others. Willkie’s litigators are known for their creativity and practical approach in handling complex matters, tactical acumen, team focus, and for their deep appreciation of clients’ business needs. Willkie's is a sophisticated and diverse national and international practice representing major US and non-US corporations, financial services companies, accounting firms, insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers, and individuals such as corporate officers and directors and accountants in complex commercial and class-action litigation.

Contact: Tariq Mundiya Tel: +1 212 728 8565

Email: [email protected]

Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement: 

Willkie’s diverse international practice is synonymous with high-profile investigations, complex enforcement actions and high-stakes white collar cases. Our highly experienced team works on many of the largest and closely watched matters across the US, UK and Continental Europe. We represent market-leading companies, institutions and their executives across a wide range of business areas and industries in all aspects of compliance, investigations and enforcement.

Contact: Martin J. Weinstein Tel: +1 202 303 1122

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Peter Burrell Tel: +44 20 3580 4702

Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & Competition: 

Willkie has a long-standing history of handling high-profile antitrust litigation, mergers, and investigations. The team has represented a global client base in national and international merger filings, US and European investigations of all forms of anticompetitive activity, class action and private litigation, and business ventures in multiple jurisdictions. The team includes partners and associates in the US, the UK and the EU and is known for its collaboration and seamless cross-border work on behalf of clients with international and national needs across a wide spectrum of industries.

Contact: Jeffrey B. Korn Tel: +1 212 728 8842

Email: [email protected]

Contact: William H. Rooney Tel: +1 212 728 8259

Email: [email protected]

Asset Management: 

The firm is recognized as preeminent in the asset management area and provides a wide array of legal services to, among other clients, registered and regulated open-end and closed-end funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other private funds, and their sponsors, advisers, directors, partners, managers, shareholders, clients and service providers. The team regularly advises asset managers on subjects ranging from operations, to fund formations, to compliance and regulation. The team provides insight and knowledge into the legal needs of sponsors of public and private funds alike, bringing a practical, efficient approach to analyzing issues and solving problems. The team provides vast regulatory experience and includes a former Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management as well as other former senior SEC staff members.

Contact: Margery K. Neale Tel: +1 212 728 8297

Email: [email protected]

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Trends and Developments

Corporate M&A 2021 in Italy

Authors: Maurizio Delfino, Anna Laura Pettoello

Trends and Developments

Corporate M&A 2021 in Belgium

Authors: Jean-Quentin De Cuyper, Diego Lambrecht, Zoé Janssen

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Insurance: Insurer
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Technology: Transactions
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Environment: Mainly Transactional
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Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
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Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
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Illinois

Litigation: General Commercial
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Kara Baysinger
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Stephanie Duchene
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Simona Agnolucci
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Technology: Transactions


Matthew Berger
Band 3
Tiffany Lee
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District of Columbia

Environment: Mainly Transactional


William L Thomas
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Matthew A FeldmanBankruptcy/Restructuring
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Rachel C StricklandBankruptcy/Restructuring

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California, Palo Alto
California, San Francisco
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787 Seventh Avenue

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New York

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NY 10019-6099

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