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Notwithstanding geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainty in the region, Baker McKenzie’s MENA M&A team has been involved in high-end complex cross-border M&A transactions across numerous sectors. Our ability to provide international and local law transactional capabilities, with exceptional in-house litigation support, makes it easier for clients to get deals done.
As the world's largest M&A practice, our 1,300 lawyers execute more cross-border transactions than any other law firm, gaining experience and expertise critical to helping clients mitigate risk and achieve goals across industries including healthcare, retail, industrials, insurance, food and beverage, and technology. Nearly every day we close a deal somewhere in the world, and the way we approach transactions demonstrates our experience.
Our lawyers assist clients through all stages of a transaction, from preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence, to negotiating the purchase agreement, coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and integrating the operations of the resulting business. From deal inception to business integration, we help clients bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement.
Our regional M&A expertise is widely recognised - voted "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" at the MENA Mergers M&A Awards in Dubai in 2017. This followed our recognition as "Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" in the inaugural Awards in 2016.
Our restructuring practice is at the forefront of some of the most complex restructurings, consistently delivering sophisticated, effective and imaginative advice the world over.
Clients appreciate the rigor of our approach, with our lawyers employing tough, analytical and innovative thinking to structure creative solutions.
We have a preeminent sovereign practice, advising governmental instrumentalities in over 30 countries around the globe. Clients include long-running relationships with the governments of Argentina, Greece, Iraq and Russia, among many others. Other recent restructurings include those of ERG, FESCO, Euro Disney, Nortel, Codere, Seat Pagine Gialle, Abengoa, Consolidated Minerals, CMA CGM, and others.
In 1996, Intralinks pioneered the use of software-as-a-service solutions for business collaboration and transformed the way companies work, initially for the debt capital markets and M&A communities. Today, Intralinks empowers global companies to share content and collaborate with business partners without losing control over information. Through the Intralinks platform, companies, and third parties can securely share and collaborate on even the most sensitive documents – while maintaining compliance with policies that mitigate corporate and regulatory risk.
Intralinks is the most widely used deal management and virtual data room solution that supports all parties involved throughout the M&A lifecycle: from deal preparation through to marketing, due diligence, closing, and post-merger integration. Intralinks enables financial advisors, legal advisors, and M&A and corporate development professionals to securely collaborate and share confidential information while maintaining complete control over content.
Intralinks also hosts the world’s largest M&A professional social network, used by over 8,400 firms, including private equity, financial advisory, corporates, and family offices, to originate and source acquisition opportunities and potential buyers for divestments.
Intralinks is also the industry-leading platform used by Alternative Investment firms for fund raising and LP reporting.
Over 4.1 million M&A, legal, corporate development and private equity professionals at 99% of Fortune 1000 companies, investment banks, law firms and private equity firms have depended on Intralinks’ 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate transactions and business collaborations valued at more than US$34 trillion across all industries.
For further information, visit www.intralinks.com or on Twitter follow @Intralinks.