Sidley Austin LLP demonstrated its breadth of international work in the past year by advising private equity firm Mid Europa Partners in a significant health care deal in central Europe and representing North America’s football association in corruption investigations against FIFA, once again securing a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Mayer Brown has watered its global roots by breaking ground on new offices in Tokyo and San Francisco this year, while continuing to help clients work on innovative deals such as the first green bond sale by a pension fund on a global scale, solidifying its place on Law360's Global 20 list.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has continued its focus on innovation in the last year, working on deals like $250 million in financing for digital banking alternative Revolut and advice to Zodiac Aerospace’s board on its €8.5 billion acquisition by French aerospace company Safran SA, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Shearman & Sterling LLP has racked up many achievements abroad over the past year— including the largest initial public offering by a South American business in seven years and a restructuring of a European company doing business on five continents — and also added two Texas offices, landing the U.S.-based firm back on Law360's Global 20 list.
Dechert LLP used its international network to take on deals like a South Korean chipmaker’s $3.5 billion buy-in on a Toshiba business and a Chinese auto products company’s joint venture with a Luxembourg-based partner, securing a spot yet again on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Dentons boosted its global presence over the last year by continuing to grow at a rapid pace while opening offices in places including the Netherlands and Myanmar, cementing its spot on Law360’s Global 20 for another year.
Reed Smith LLP helped the owners of the V.C. Summers nuclear facility secure a $2.2 billion cross-border settlement from Toshiba and represented BSG Resources Ltd. in a $10 billion suit against financier George Soros and his Open Society Foundations over revoked Guinea iron ore mining rights, just two of the accomplishments over the past year that landed the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Eversheds Sutherland demonstrated its international reach over the past year, representing Shell in its $217 million acquisition of a stake in a solar plant developer and advising a Deutsche Bahn group member in its successful bid to provide services for a California high-speed rail project, landing the firm among Law360’s Global 20.
Since April 2017, Baker McKenzie has closed six multinational deals worth $1 billion or more, including Servier Laboratories’ $2.4 billion purchase of Shire PLC’s oncology business and Post Holdings’ £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) acquisition of Weetabix, keeping the firm at its long-held spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has been working hard across the globe this year, handling both sides of Disney’s massive $71.3 billion bid for 21st Century Fox and whittling down a lawsuit over the government-toppling corruption scandal at Brazil’s Petrobras to a $3 billion settlement, to earn a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP has maintained a cohesive team of attorneys in offices across the globe who guide billions of dollars in government infrastructure financing for projects like Dubai’s Route 2020 along with high-value initial public offerings, once again earning a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Hogan Lovells established a new office in Boston and helmed major legal victories with international implications, including securing a landmark patent decision at the U.K. Supreme Court and winning an uphill battle against “Putin’s banker,” earning the firm a spot once again on Law360’s Global 20 list.
From playing a key role in Takeda’s $62 billion takeover of Shire PLC to its work on a $4 billion infrastructure deal in Africa, U.K.-based Linklaters LLP blazed new trails around the globe over the past year and earned a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Latham & Watkins LLP flexed its international muscle over the past year, advising on Spotify’s nontraditional placement on the New York Stock Exchange and Toshiba’s win in an antitrust suit that saw other defendants settle for nearly $200 million combined, landing the firm on Law360's Global 20 list.
Herbert Smith Freehills used its global reach to help clients connected to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and to defend RBS in a high-profile action brought by thousands of investors over its £12 billion rights issue, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Norton Rose Fulbright continues to handle cross-border matters in several industry sectors, from guiding Tesco in its $220 million energy combination with Nabors to successfully defending a banking executive in the JPMorgan “London Whale” case, winning the firm a place for the sixth consecutive year on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has managed the fallout for Volkswagen in 60 countries stemming from the diesel emissions scandal and steered Starbucks’ $1.3 billion buyout of its East China business last year under the firm’s strategy of global partnership, meriting it a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
DLA Piper relied last year on its global presence to help strike one of the largest deals by a China-based company after the Asian nation imposed stricter controls on overseas investments, helping land it a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list for the eighth consecutive year.
Allen & Overy LLP attorneys from dozens of international offices collaborated this past year to oversee three of the six largest cross-border mergers and multibillion-dollar bond issuances in China, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
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With Britain less than a year from exiting the European Union, firms on Law360’s Global 20 have begun pushing deeper into the countries remaining in the bloc, adding offices and industry specialists in a shift that could rebalance how BigLaw works in the region.
Working across far-flung offices to secure hundreds of billions in deals that include Eastern and central Europe’s largest-ever telecom transaction while also fielding major cross-border disputes, White & Case LLP again earned a spot on Law360’s Global 20.
Reed Smith LLP advised on a $3.6 billion merger between Chinese shipping companies and continued to represent Bank of New York Mellon in the Argentine and Puerto Rican bond default litigation, all while adding new offices in Miami and Europe — accomplishments that landed the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Paul Hastings LLP has continued to grow its global footprint over the past year, working out of its new Sao Paulo office to guide Brazil’s Braskem S.A. through a record Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case while representing Samsung Electronics in South Korea’s largest-ever outbound M&A transaction, earning it a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.