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Executive Partner: Eric J Friedman
London Office Head: Pranav Trivedi
Number of lawyers - London: 125
Number of lawyers - Europe: 200

THE FIRM With offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich, Skadden has successfully developed an integrated European practice that handles substantial cross-border and domestic matters.


Mergers & Acquisitions:
Skadden is one of the most successful firms to have established a single global platform combining US and local law capability around the world. The firm’s London office is staffed with English and American partners and acts as an international hub powering multi-jurisdictional transactions. In London, the firm advises on international M&A offering a unique mix of US and English law advice. London works with the firm’s network of 21 other offices around the world in major financial centres.

Private Equity:
Skadden advises private equity firms on the structuring and execution of large, cross-border and domestic private equity transactions, including the purchase and sale of portfolio companies. The firm combines leading transactional experience with sophisticated financing and tax techniques in relation to a range of matters including leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and recapitalisations.

Insurance Transactions:
Skadden represents insurance and reinsurance companies and their financial advisors and underwriters in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, restructurings and reorganisations.

Investment Management:
Skadden’s European investment management group services a wide range of private capital and asset management clients, including: private equity fund houses, hedge fund managers, high-net-worth investors, in-house asset management teams at financial institutions, family offices, SIVs, ABCPs and other shadow banks, private trading companies and sovereign investors.

Private Equity Real Estate:
Skadden’s European private equity real estate initiative advises on the most sophisticated and complex issues on behalf of clients involved in real estate, real estate investment and real estate-related sectors.

Skadden offers tax advice across the range of corporate and financing transactions. In addition to providing tax advice within particular jurisdictions, its lawyers have considerable experience in strategic tax planning and tax implementation issues associated with multi-jurisdictional, cross-border transactions.

Capital Markets:
The capital markets group advises corporate, governmental and investment banking clients on a variety of capital markets transactions, including rights offerings, IPOs, eurobonds, high-yield financings and other global equity, equity-linked and debt offerings.

The European banking group comprises experienced finance lawyers familiar with all aspects of leveraged finance, project finance and other banking products as well as restructurings (stressed and voluntary). The practice is headquartered in the London office where the team advises on English banking law matters in all countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The firm also provides specialist local law financing advice through its offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Munich and Moscow.

Corporate Restructuring:
The European corporate restructuring group advises enterprises in cross-border out-of-court restructurings and pre-negotiated plans of reorganisation, and judicial insolvency restructuring transactions and bankruptcy proceedings.

International Arbitration / Litigation:
The European international arbitration and litigation group provides legal advice and representation on international commercial disputes for multinational companies and major institutions, particularly in the commercial, energy, telecoms and financial services fields, including arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, and under the auspices of all the major international arbitration institutions.

Government Enforcement & White Collar Crime:
The government enforcement and white collar crime practice provides advice to corporations and individuals involved in cross-border regulatory investigations and disputes. The practice combines an on-the-ground presence in Europe with Skadden’s global experience in government investigations, enforcement actions and internal investigations. The firm brings an integrated approach advising on matters of US and English law, including practical steps for implementation of adequate procedures under the UK Bribery Act 2010.

Labour & Employment:
Skadden’s London labour and employment practice advises businesses and senior executives on a wide range of employment matters. The firm frequently advises on employment issues that arise in corporate transactions, as well as on labour relations, including collective bargaining and industrial disputes, the introduction and implementation of workplace policies and contracts, UK employment laws, corporate governance, data privacy and business protection.

Energy Transactions:
The energy group provides comprehensive assistance on complex energy transactions, representing clients in a broad array of energy matters.

Skadden represents a broad spectrum of clients, including Europe’s largest companies, financial and government entities, private and start-up companies, and cultural and educational organisations.

Skadden has approximately 1,700 lawyers advising in over 50 practice areas in 21 offices on four continents.