At the center of today’s most complex and innovative transactions and with offices based in the world’s major financial centers, our top-tier cross-border transactions team advises global financial institutions and corporations on high-profile, complex cross-border transactions including securities offerings, joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures, project financings, leveraged buyouts, capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. From planning to execution, we anticipate our clients’ needs and respond proactively as we define the key issues and develop practical solutions to the most challenging matters.
We also provide seamless access to colleagues across our geographic network of 21 offices to offer the best advice to international clients in relation to their inbound investments. In addition, our Washington public law and policy and international trade practices give us access to governments and policymakers in many of the countries relevant to our practice. This provides us with up-to-date information on the economic, political and legal issues affecting business globally.
General Corporate Matters
Akin Gump’s cross-border transactions practice is a part of the firm’s wider corporate practice. We counsel private equity and hedge funds, public and private companies, sovereign entities and financial advisors in connection with their transactional, finance and ongoing business needs. We regularly lead complex and sophisticated transactions, crossing borders and industries, including navigating emerging market countries and numerous heavily regulated industries. Akin Gump’s cross-border team has been recognized for its role in numerous headline-making transactions, including some of the largest recent transactions in the financial services, energy and telecommunications industries.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Our cross-border team consists of internationally experienced and trained partners and associates. Our experience includes every type of M&A transaction, including negotiated transactions, auction processes, hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts, “going private” transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and tender offers involving public and privately held companies. We have advised clients on some of the largest acquisitions and dispositions of shares and assets involving public and private businesses around the globe.
Often at the centre of today’s most complex and innovative transactions, our top-tier, multi-disciplinary finance team is dedicated to advising clients on precedent-setting new financings, workouts and restructurings in the UK, Russia and throughout Europe. We represent major international banks, investors and borrowers in relation to the full range of debt financings, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral, investment grade and high yield, leveraged, senior and mezzanine — often involving warrants, options and other equity instruments; distressed and “rescue” financings; structured finance — including securitisations, structured financings, derivative products and asset-based financings; and institutional private placements for which we are a market leader advising UK, US and global institutional investors and issuers in cross-border private placements typically involving the issuance of long-term, investment-grade debt instruments that are issued by UK and other European-listed companies.