Antitrust & Competition:
The firm’s lawyers provide effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EU competition law, China’s Anti- Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide. McDermott has analysed the antitrust implications of more than 1,300 global mergers and acquisitions, many of which considered among the most significant transactions in their respective markets.
Benefits, Compensation & Employment:
The firm’s lawyers deliver strategic and day-to-day counsel on all employment-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. The firm’s lawyers advise clients in a variety of employee benefits and compensation matters, including international planning, implementation and administration of a wide range of compensation and benefit plans and programs.
Corporate & Transactional:
With a global presence throughout Europe and the United States, the firm’s lawyers represent a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups. With a full service offering, McDermott is uniquely positioned to address the entire breadth of corporate legal needs for clients including finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, securities and capital markets, structured finance and derivatives. Health: With more than 30 years of experience serving the health care industry, the firm has one of the largest and most prestigious health law practices in the world. The firm’s international health team counsels leading organisations in every major sector of the health industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.
Global Privacy & Cybersecurity:
The firm’s world-class global privacy and cybersecurity team advises clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues; counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws; and conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.
Intellectual Property: The firm’s IP lawyers are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline. The firm’s IP practice is renowned for its trial and appellate experience, among other services. The IP practice includes client counseling, procurement, and licensing in the patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret and entertainment areas. The firm’s IP lawyers have assisted clients with oppositions in the European Patent Office and the Community Trade Mark Office.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The firm’s lawyers advise clients in all aspects of civil, regulatory and white-collar criminal defence litigation in US and international forums. Experience includes handling emergency situations such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, bench and jury trials, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and summary jury trials.
Private Client & Wealth Management: The firm’s lawyers represent families and individuals, family offices, closely-held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities providing a spectrum of estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services. The firm’s international lawyers in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States also focus on multinational tax and trust planning and the organisation and reorganisation of closely held companies.
Regulatory, Government & Lobbying Strategies: The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience working with state, national and international legislative bodies and administrative agencies. The practice is focused on antitrust and competition law, government strategies, international trade, food and agriculture, alcohol, OSHA and environmental law. The firm is adept at handling government regulations across numerous jurisdictions to meet the challenges faced by global organisations.
Tax: The firm advises clients doing business domestically as well as operating internationally on all tax-related areas, including corporate, M&As, spinoffs, flotations, corporate structuring, asset and structured finance, treasury management, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation and international matters. The core of the tax practice deals with thousands of statutory tax requirements imposed at international, federal, state and local levels. The firm represents more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in tax matters.
Technology: The firm’s lawyers provide full spectrum of services, from evaluating the capabilities of potential outsourcing providers and drafting master services agreements to support during contract governance and remediating troubled relationships. The team advises on technology development, technology licensing and procurement, joint venture and strategic alliances, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, e-commerce, health information technology and cloud computing.