Overview

We advise a broad range of public and private companies and a variety of investment funds and professionals on their most important business transactions and compliance needs, providing trusted counsel across the full range of corporate and governance issues that attend the life and development of any business. Our experience encompasses large and complex matters, both within the United States and across borders, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public debt and equity offerings, initial public offerings, joint ventures and complex commercial transactions.

Experience
Representative Experience
  • Serving as lead counsel in the $1.5 billion sale of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s engineered products division, which required coordination of counsel in 12 foreign countries.
  • Representing a variety of U.S. companies, both public and privately held, in the establishment of manufacturing, distribution and/or administrative headquarters operations in the European Union.
  • Representing a public company in the acquisition of its distributor in Mexico.
  • Leading a multijurisdictional team of lawyers in France, Germany and Australia in connection with the purchase of the worldwide electronic metals business of a French multinational company by a global specialty chemicals company.
  • Representing a multijurisdictional shareholder group in the sale of the world’s largest polar expedition cruise business to a multinational public company.
  • Working closely with counsel in 17 countries on four continents to spearhead and coordinate the implementation of a public company’s corporate restructuring of its foreign subsidiaries.
  • Representing a public company in the establishment of a joint venture in Mexico, 50 percent owned by our client.
  • Assisting a public company in the sale to another U.S. company of one of its divisions, including the stock it held as a 49-percent joint venture partner in a Korean company.
  • Working closely with counsel in Germany, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Sweden to assist a privately held company in the sale to a U.S. public company of substantially all of its assets, including the stock of its wholly owned subsidiaries in those countries.
  • Representing The State Bank of India in its investment management business in the United States, including representing it in its registration as a U.S. investment adviser.
  • Representing Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation, a Bermuda company publicly traded in the United States, in a private investment by an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P. and in a variety of corporate transactions and its U.S. securities laws matters.
  • Representing the Inter-American Development Bank in a number of private-sector project finance transactions in various Latin American jurisdictions, including the $500 million Ecovias Dos Imigrantes toll road project in the state of Sao Paulo, the largest transportation project financing in Latin America.
  • Representing the Municipality of Quito in its $600 million financing and construction of a new international airport.
  • Representing the Regal-Aircoa Group of Companies in the financing of a hotel acquisition in Hong Kong, and the issuance of, and subsequent self-tender for, its SEC-registered debt securities.
  • Representing Salguero Group, a Madrid-based investor group, in its acquisition of a 25 percent interest in the Conrad International Punta del Este Resort and Casino, the largest resort and casino complex in the Southern Cone.
  • Representing a plastic injection molding company in its acquisition of Mexican and Canadian subsidiaries.
  • Representing Latin American and European clients in the United States and abroad in connection with a myriad of securities and corporate matters, including transnational and off-shore financings and corporate transactions.
  • Representing overseas public companies, particularly those headquartered in the United Kingdom and Ireland, in connection with acquisitions of businesses in the United States and other countries.
  • Representing a specialty chemical company in its acquisition of a United Kingdom-based hydroxy monomer and conventional contact lens business from the world’s largest chemical company in a transaction mandated by the European Union.
  • Representing a European travel company in franchise disclosures and registrations throughout the United States.
  • Representing a U.S.-based franchisor for chemical distribution systems in connection with the sale of franchises and a master franchise in Mexico.
  • Representing a U.S.-based franchisor in the preparation of disclosure documents and identification of disclosure exemptions for sales of franchises under the laws of various provinces in Canada.
  • Serving as lead U.S. counsel in the $95 million divestiture of the German-based pharmaceutical packaging division of a public company.
  • Serving as lead counsel in the acquisition of a fire equipment training company with significant locations in Europe.