Noerr is one of the top European law firms with more than 500 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. We deliver real value to our clients by devising and handling the right solutions to complex and sophisticated legal matters. The Noerr difference is our unique combination of legal excellence, creative thinking, international experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors rely on us.
Together with our tax advisors, auditors and management consultants, we also develop sustainable solutions for finance and management by devising integrated solutions tailored to the specific requirements of our clients.
We understand the businesses of our clients: our experts have extensive experience in the industries they advise. Our sector groups range from automotive, energy, banking & finance, and insurance to healthcare, real estate and retail.
We guarantee top-level international legal advice with a network of top ranked “best friends” law firms all over the world. Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the leading network of independent law firms.
Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe
We are present with our own offices in all major capitals in Central and Eastern Europe. We regularly advise on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Eu-rope by investors from all over the world. With more than 100 professionals, we are one of the top law firms in the region.
Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organisations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in ground-breaking transactions in all major regions of the world.
Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance lawyers have participated in some of the largest, most high-profile, innovative and complex cross border offerings and financings in Europe for over 40 years. Considered product and industry specialists, we place great emphasis in helping our client's achieve their business goals – this is at the forefront of everything we do. Globally integrated with local law support, we operate in all of the key financial centres around the world and are particularly known for advising on all financing streams, from bank and bond financings, to private equity exits, to restructurings.
Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance practices are supported by key complimentary high quality practice groups, Private Equity, M&A, Regulatory, Antitrust and Competition, Tax, Litigation and Restructuring and Bankruptcy, ensuring we offer a full-service offering to match your every need. With highly ranked practices in all the major legal directories and league tables for debt, equity, high yield, and banking and finance, we advise issuers, underwriters and sponsors on inaugural and repeat high yield issuances, English and New York law governed leveraged bank and bond financings, initial public offerings, investment grade offerings, Yankee bonds, capital increases, privatisations and restructurings. Our team has a diverse client base that includes investment banks, corporates and private equity groups ranging across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organisation serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG is a forward looking company, providing comprehensive services to commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. We are constantly improving our products and services, because the risks and exposures facing our clients are changing all the time.
AIG has been assisting buyers and sellers to close over 2,000 deals globally since the late 1990s and is a leading provider of transactional insurance products worldwide, including: Warranty and Indemnity Insurance (“W&I”), Contingent Liability, Litigation Buyout and Tax Liability Insurance.
We have a wide and deep appetite, along with extensive experience in private equity and industrial deals, both in Western European and emerging markets, and multinational M&A transactions. Our EMEA M&A teams are based in Frankfurt (for Germany, Austria and Switzerland), London, Madrid, Stockholm, and Paris, with international capabilities in the US and Asia Pacific.
Drooms (drooms.com), Europe's leading provider of secure data room solutions, allows companies controlled access to confidential corporate data across company boundaries and specialises in providing tailored solutions for the entire value chain and lifecycle management of assets. Confidential business processes such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate sales, IPOs and board communications are handled securely, transparently and efficiently by Drooms. For the first time the virtual data room Drooms NXG introduces self-learning software. The newly developed findings manager feature helps to speed up the due diligence process and assesses potential risks and opportunities of a deal by an automated pre-analysis of the data room documents. More than 25,000 companies around the world currently use Drooms including leading global real estate companies, consultancy firms, law firms and corporations such as METRO GROUP, Evonik, Morgan Stanley, JLL, JP Morgan, CBRE, Rewe and UBS. Over 10,000 complex transactions amounting to a total of over EUR 300 billion have been handled by the software specialist.
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.
Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world’s leading standard-setting bodies on valuation and governance best practices. The firm’s nearly 2,500 professionals are located in over 70 offices in 20 countries around the world.
We provide comprehensive support throughout M&A and other corporate transactions, including buy and sell side advisory, fairness and solvency opinions, financial sponsor coverage and transaction advisory.
We serve more than 5,000 clients each year, including over 50% of the S&P 500, 60% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the Am Law 100 and 70% of the world’s top-tier hedge and private equity funds.
For further information, visit www.duffandphelps.com
Instinctif Partners is an International Business Communications Consultancy employing 450 people in 20 offices across 10 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Our Middle East operation is headquartered in Dubai.
We combine strategic and creative thinking to help our clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders. We understand the power of reputation in a world where reputations are vulnerable. We connect financial communications to corporate affairs, public policy and employee engagement. With the very best in creativity, story-telling and digital capability, we help our clients develop an integrated story.
Truly international in outlook and reach, we are as connected to our clients and their audiences as we are to each other. Our clients want an agile partner that can move as fast as their businesses do and help plan for different scenarios and outcomes. We know which tactics and strategies will get results and we are not afraid to break new ground.
We connect specialists from across multiple areas to drive results for our clients:
Content & Creative
Insight & Research
In 2017, our work was recognised by industry peers at the PRCA MENA Awards, at which we were awarded “Best Crisis Campaign of the Year”. The global business is backed by funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP, an independent private equity firm specializing in middle market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.
Livingstone is an international mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Advisory firm completing 50 to 60 transactions each year, with deal values ranging from € 10m to € 250m plus. With offices in Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and China, Livingstone is one of few mid-market M&A boutiques with an integrated international infrastructure capable of delivering immediate access to buyers, investors and opportunities across three continents.
We deliver expert corporate finance advice and practical help to successful entrepreneurs, major corporations and private equity investors from around the world through our teams in Europe, the United States and China concerning:
Management Buy-Outs & Buy-Ins
We focus on five core industries, with dedicated teams across our offices serving the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial and Media&Technology sectors, drawing from our experience of closing over 900 transactions.
We accompany clients on their journeys, delivering informed, expert advice and hands-on support on everything from raising growth capital, acquisitions and sourcing sustainable debt, to the ultimate exit by way of sale, buy-out or IPO.
Each of our six teams fulfils a vital role within Livingstone Partners’ cross-border capability, offering access to local investment banking expertise for vendors seeking access to international buyers and investors, and for international acquirers seeking access to US, European and Chinese targets.
Our ability to provide clients with a seamless infrastructure for transatlantic deals is unique in the mid-market and supported by an exceptional track record in completing cross-border.
UniCredit is a simple, pan-European commercial bank providing unique access to Western, Central and Eastern Europe with an unrivalled strategic presence in 14 European core markets and an International Network spanning another 16 countries worldwide. UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking is fully plugged into UniCredit Group and serves 1,500 multinational corporates and key financial institutions and supports the Group’s corporate banking units in delivering services to 600,000 corporate and public sector clients. Furthermore, we deliver investment solutions for UniCredit’s retail and private banking clients. At home throughout Europe, we are the partner of choice for our clients’ increasingly sophisticated demand for Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally. We are a leading corporate lender and underwriter in Europe with over EUR 300 billion outstanding. As a leader in debt and trade finance, we consistently rank in the top three positions in league tables for combined loans and bonds in Euros and are recognized as a Trade Finance Powerhouse in Western, Central and Eastern Europe..
We are business lawyers with a strong international focus. Our experience originates from numerous transactions which we have successfully led and implemented for our clients over the past decades.
The keyword that best describes what we are passionate about is “transactions”. For our clients we are managing M&A transactions, Private Equity transactions, finance transactions and real estate transactions.
We concentrate on the essence while being innovative. We do not engage in questions of detail unless the detail has a material impact but we rather come to the point. Work with us to understand what individual service combined with passion effectively means.
We really do speak your language. We are usually servicing projects in English, German, Russian and Polish. Thereby we facilitate the smooth processing of international transactions for our clients; particularly also in Central- and Eastern Europe, where Graf Patsch Taucher is a partner of PONTES, an international network of locally exquisitely connected business lawyers in the region.
JLT Specialty’s Mergers and Acquisitions team combines extensive transactional experience with a deep understanding of an evolving M&A insurance market. We create innovative solutions, delivered on time, tailored to meet the commercial needs of each deal.
JLT Specialty Limited provides insurance broking, risk management and claims consulting services to large and international companies. Our success comes from focusing on sectors where we know we can make the greatest difference – using insight, intelligence and imagination to provide expert advice and robust – often unique – solutions. We build partner teams to work side-by-side with you, our network and the market to deliver responses which are carefully considered from all angles.
Serafin is a diversified industrial group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of its shareholding family. Serafin invests into companies with the aim to foster their long term development in accordance with all stakeholders. This development is accompanied by the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.
NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch-Caribbean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg as well as in London and New York.
International - While its practice is anchored in the Benelux countries, NautaDutilh works with a substantial number of clients involved in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and proceedings. The firm works on a non-exclusive basis with leading law firms throughout the world.
Industry Expertise - NautaDutilh is active in a wide range of industries including Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Energy & Natural Resources. Multidisciplinary teams keep our sector expertise up to date.
Full Service - NautaDutilh is characterised by its significant Banking & Finance, Corporate and Dispute Resolution capabilities, strengthened by extensive other practice areas such as Employment, IP and Taxation.
Snapshot M&A/Private Equity/Investment Management - The Benelux Corporate M&A team has a significant track record in public M&A and also in advising on buying and selling of domestic and international private companies and businesses. A specific area of expertise is supporting private equity transactions as well as setting up and (re)structuring investment institutions and other pooling structures. The team also provides a broad range of advice on corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on corporate governance, reorganisations and international joint ventures.
AVCO – the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation – is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies, which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks and investors to portfolio companies and professionals. AVCO's purpose is to communicate private equity and venture capital activities as well as issues to the appropriate target audience and the general public. Furthermore, the exchange of ideas and cooperations between the members and the private equity and venture capital community is encouraged.
To its members AVCO offers a wide range of services. AVCO is the competent point of contact for interested parties from politics and the general public as well as for information about private equity in Austria (market data, economic and regulatory framework etc.).
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts more than 160 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.
Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften – the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the Berlin-based association of private equity and venture capital firms across all market segments (seed capital, venture capital, growth capital, small/mid/large buy-outs) as well as institutional investors (LPs) operating in Germany. BVK has more than 200 full and more than 100 associated members. BVK aims to create the best possible conditions for private equity and venture capital in Germany and promotes public understanding of the role of private equity firms.
The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 140 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in. LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis. If Luxembourg is your location of choice for private equity, LPEA is where you actually join the industry!
M&A China/Germany is a bilingual cross-media platform. Established 2014, it focuses on mergers and acquisitions between China and Germany. The platform is targeted towards German and Chinese companies, M&A-professionals and all those who believe in the exponential growth of cross-border investments. The platform M&A China/Germany is a publication of the German publishing house GoingPublic Media AG.
The platform M&A China/Germany is more than just a magazine. Besides the quarterly magazine the platform consists of the web site MA-dialogue.com, the monthly newsletter “Platform News”, event cooperations in China and Germany and a broad network in the realm of M&A. All published articles and online content are available in German and Chinese, furthermore selected articles also in English. The platform with its magazine, web site and newsletter provides not only information regarding latest developments on the cross-border M&A market for entrepreneurs, investors, consultants and other SMEs, but also the possibility for expressing their opinion.
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland.