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Firm Profile

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 601 Lexington Avenue
  • 31st Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10022

Firm profile submitted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Senior Partner: Edward Braham
Managing Partner: Stephan Eilers
US Managing Partner: Peter Lyons
Number of partners: 400 plus
Number of lawyers: 2,800 plus
Languages: Members of the firm speak over 60 languages


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Freshfields) is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. The firm’s 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through its own offices and alongside leading local firms. Freshfields’ commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means its clients rely on the firm when it matters most.



Antitrust, Competition & Trade:

Freshfields has an unrivalled market share of in-depth Phase II merger investigations by the European Commission. It advises financial institutions, governments and other clients worldwide through complex remedy negotiations across all sectors on all competition issues, including:
■ Merger control
■ Abuse of dominance
■ Cartel investigations
■ Follow-on and other antitrust litigation
■ Compliance
■ State aid
■ Public procurement

Corporate:
In the last five years, Freshfields has advised on more cross-border M&A deals than any other law firm in the world. It has also topped the European, Asia-Pacific and UK league tables over the same period. Highlights for 2016 include advising: AB InBev on its £71bn acquisition of SABMiller; Henderson Capital on its all-share merger with Janus Capital; Softbank on its acquisition of ARM Holdings; Formula 1 Group and CVC Capital on the sale of Formula1; and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the ‘spin merger’ of its software business segment into Micro Focus International.

Disputes:
With disputes lawyers from over 50 nationalities, Freshfields has advised on the most high-profile disputes, multi-jurisdictional investigations, competition claims, patent litigation and politically sensitive arbitrations in recent history. The team’s highlights for 2016 include securing a US$967.8m award for Rusoro Mining, and a US$1.39bn award on behalf of Canadian gold mining company Crystallex at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Freshfields is the market leader for arbitration, competition, intellectual property, investigations, regulation and complex commercial litigation. The firm has been particularly active in the technology, banking, energy and environmental sectors, with major mandates for clients including  KPMG, Smith & Nephew and ConocoPhillips.

Employment, Pensions & Benefits:

Landmark cases for Freshfields include acting for the trustee of the Aggregate Industries Pension Plan in negotiating a bulk annuity buy-in with Just Retirement Ltd; advising AB InBev on the negotiation of the complex employee and incentives provisions of the main transaction documents in the context of its merger with SABMiller, as well as advising on the implications of this transaction from an employee information and consultation perspective across the globe; advising the German Football Association on the various labour law and data protection law questions arising from the headline-catching internal investigation on the conditions under which the 2006 World Cup was awarded to the country; and advising Sports Direct on defending a High Court breach of contract claim that was brought by former and current workers who are or were engaged on zero hours contracts.

Finance:
Freshfields has recently advised the Monarch Group, a leading UK independent airline group, on its continued turnaround; HDFC on the first ever corporate issuance of Synthetic INR Notes, otherwise known as ‘Masala Bonds’; and Zero Bypass Limited on construction of Slovakia’s D4 Highway and R7 Expressway. This deal, which is in excess of €1.7 billion, was one of the largest European PPP projects of 2016. The firm has finance lawyers worldwide, covering restructuring and insolvency, banking, structured finance, derivatives and capital markets, asset finance and project finance.
Clients: Rothschild, Blackstone, CVC, EBRD and Deloitte

Real Estate:
The real estate practice has advised on some of the largest and highest profile real estate transactions, including advising IVG Immobilien on the sale of its subsidiary OFFICEFIRST, and advising TPG Real Estate and its partner Ivanhoé Cambridge on the sale of P3 Logistic Parks, for which Freshfields acted on the entire cycle of ownership of P3
Clients: AXA, Blackstone, CPP Investment Board, Deutsche AWM, KKR, Land Securities, Norges, TPG.

Tax:
The tax practice advises clients across all sectors on their most exacting deals, tax investigations and disputes, and consultancy tax matters, worldwide. The practice has recently advised RWE/Essent in its litigation against the Dutch government on a measure which would impose a tax on use of coal in coal-fired electricity plants.

Branches

  • 700 13th Street NW,
  • 10th Floor,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20005-3960
  • Tel +1 202 777 4500
  • Fax +1 202 777 4555
  • Email : [email protected]
  • The Makeen Building,
  • Office 202,
  • PO Box 129817,
  • Abu Dhabi,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 2 6521 700
  • Fax +971 2 6521 777
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Strawinskylaan 10,
  • Amsterdam,
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • 1077 XZ
  • Tel +31 20 485 7000
  • Fax +31 20 485 7001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Potsdamer Platz 1,
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • 10785
  • Tel +49 30 20 28 3600
  • Fax +49 30 20 28 3766
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Laurinská 12,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 81101
  • Tel +421 2 5926 3111
  • Fax +421 2 5926 3602
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Bastion Tower,
  • Place du Champ de Mars/Marsveldplein 5,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1050
  • Tel +32 2 504 7000
  • Fax +32 2 504 7200
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Im Zollhafen 24,
  • Cologne,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 50678
  • Tel +49 221 20 50 70
  • Fax +49 221 20 50 79 0
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Feldmühleplatz 1,
  • Düsseldorf,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 40545
  • Tel +49 211 49 79 0
  • Fax +49 211 49 79 10 3
  • Bockenheimer Anlage 44,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60322
  • Tel +49 69 27 30 80
  • Fax +49 69 23 26 64
  • Hohe Bleichen 7,
  • Hamburg,
  • Germany
  • 20354
  • Tel +49 40 36 90 60
  • Fax +49 40 36 90 61 55
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 05-01, International Centre,
  • 17 Ngo Quyen Street,
  • Hanoi,
  • Ha Noi
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 4 38247 422
  • Fax +84 4 38268 300
  • Email : [email protected]
  • #1108 Saigon Tower,
  • 29 Le Duan Boulevard,
  • District 1,
  • Ho Chi Minh City,
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 8 38226 680
  • Fax +84 8 38226 690
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 3705 China World Tower Two,
  • 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100004
  • Tel +86 10 6505 3448
  • Fax +86 10 6505 7783
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 65 Fleet Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 1HS
  • Tel +44 20 7936 4000
  • Fax (020) 7832 7001
  • DX 23 Chancery Lane, WC2
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Fortuny 6,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28010
  • Tel +34 91 700 3700
  • Fax +34 91 308 4636
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Via dei Giardini 7,
  • Milan,
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20121
  • Tel +39 02 625 301
  • Fax +39 02 625 30800
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Maximilliansplatz, 13,
  • Munich,
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80333
  • Tel +49 89 20 70 20
  • Fax +49 89 20 70 21 00
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Kadashevskaya nab 14/2,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119017
  • Tel +7 495 785 3000
  • Fax +7 495 785 3001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 601 Lexington Avenue,
  • 31st Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Tel 212 277 4000
  • Fax 212 277 4001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Floor 10 Arndale House,
  • Arndale House,
  • Manchester,
  • Lancashire
  • UK
  • M4 3AQ
  • Tel +44 20 7936 4000
  • Fax +44 20 7832 7001
  • 2 rue Paul Cézanne,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • 75008
  • Tel +33 1 4456 4456
  • Fax +33 1 4456 4400
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Palazzo Valadier,
  • Piazza del Popolo 18,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • 00187
  • Tel +39 06 695 331
  • Fax +39 06 695 33800
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 34th Floor,
  • Jinmao Tower,
  • 88 Century Boulevard,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200121
  • Tel +86-21-6105-4000
  • Fax +86 21 3878 0099
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 10 Collyer Quay 42-01,
  • Ocean Financial Centre,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 049315
  • Tel +65 6636 8000
  • Fax +65 6636 7000
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Akasaka Biz Tower 36F,
  • 5-3-1 Akasaka Minato-ku ,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 107-6336
  • Tel +81 3 3584 8500
  • Fax +81 3 3584 8501
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Seilergasse 16,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 515 15 0
  • Fax +43 1 512 63 94
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 11th Floor,
  • Two Exchange Square,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2846 3400
  • Fax +852 2810 6192
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Al Fattan Currency Tower, 20th Floor,
  • Dubai International Financial Centre,
  • Sheikh Zayed Road,
  • PO Box 506 569,
  • Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 4 5099 100
  • Fax +971 4 5099 111
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 54 Al-Ahsaa St, Malaz District,
  • PO Box 1453,
  • Riyadh,
  • Al Riyadh
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 11431
  • Tel +966 1 479 2200
  • Bahrain World Trade Centre ,
  • 37st Floor,
  • East Tower,
  • PO Box 20184,
  • Manama,
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • Tel +973 1 713 4333
  • Fax +973 1 713 4300
  • Email : [email protected]