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Firm Profile

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 28 Liberty Street
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10005

Firm profile submitted by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Chairman: Scott Edelman
Number of partners: 162
Number of lawyers: 716
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

For over 150 years, Milbank has provided innovative legal solutions in many of the world’s largest, most complex, ‘first-ever’ corporate transactions and disputes. Milbank’s clients are prominent multinational financial, industrial and commercial enterprises, governments, institutions and individuals.

Capital Markets/Securities:
Milbank represents sellers, purchasers and financial intermediaries in international debt/equity offerings, derivatives/synthetic products, public utility financings, financial institution financings, project financing in capital markets, and domestic and foreign government financings.

Corporate/M&A/Private Equity:
Milbank counsels clients on negotiated and hostile transactions in mergers and consolidations, stock/asset acquisitions and dispositions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, proxy contests/tender offers, leveraged/management buyouts, restructurings/bankruptcy reorganizations, and corporate governance and executive compensation matters. The firm represents participants in private equity investing, structuring, negotiating, executing and financing private equity, ‘going-private’, recapitalizations and exit transactions.

Executive Compensation & Benefits:
Milbank advises on corporate transactions and financial restructurings, including advising the boards of directors and compensation committees on the design and implementation of compensation and change-in-control programs.

Financial Restructuring:
Milbank is recognized for its expertise in connection with the largest, most complex bankruptcies and reorganizations. The firm represents companies needing financial restructuring, creditor committees, financial institutions and hedge funds, lenders, equity security holders, acquirers, trustees and receivers.

Gaming & Hospitality:
Milbank has represented the world’s most well-known names in gaming and hospitality, private equity, restructuring, bankruptcy, private/public financings, joint ventures and long-term management deals. The firm represents lenders, bondholders, opportunity funds, private equity funds, management companies, institutional investors and owners of hotel, resort and gaming properties.

Global Leveraged Finance:
Milbank advises financial institutions, companies and private equity clients on leveraged transactions, including senior, subordinated/mezzanine debt transactions, bridge financings and high yield bond offerings. This group has experience structuring complex debt instruments used in multi-jurisdictional transactions, including financings for cross-border acquisitions and multi-currency credit facilities.

Latin America:
Milbank has extensive experience in project financing, capital markets, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, debt-for-equity conversions, corporate and public sector restructurings, and banking and financial services in Latin America.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Milbank’s litigators serve as lead counsel in some of the largest, most high profile disputes in the world. The firm represents clients in multi-jurisdiction securities litigations, white-collar/regulatory investigations, and complex disputes involving intellectual property, insurance, mergers/acquisitions, antitrust, and commercial litigation. Cases involve federal securities laws, patent infringement, corporate control contests, accounting fraud, and financial restructurings. Unrivalled in mutual fund class action and derivative litigation, the team has been involved in more 1940 Act cases than any other law firm in the US.

Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance:
Milbank represents leading players, such as debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders, in the financing and development of the world’s most critical and pioneering infrastructure projects. In the past three years, the group has acted as legal advisor in over 175 energy and infrastructure-related matters worldwide and raised more than $90 billion of capital for a wide variety of transactions, including power (renewable and conventional), oil/gas, energy, transportation (roads, airports, subways, ports) and other infrastructure projects.

Real Estate:
Milbank’s real estate group advises leading financial institutions, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, REITS and sovereign wealth funds. The group has extensive experience with complex deals including structuring, negotiating and closing all varieties of equity and debt transactions.

Structured Credit:
Milbank represents both lenders and borrowers in debt financings involving distressed credits, asset-based loans secured by illiquid pools of collateral and loans to private investment funds secured by specified investments and/or capital commitments.

Structured Finance & Securitizations:
Milbank advises on an array of non-traditional financial investments, products and strategies: specialty finance (including distressed and special situations investment), structured finance, derivatives/commodities, credit arbitrage, fund formation and institutional finance/private placements.

Milbank’s tax lawyers are leaders in developing innovative financial products and arrangements for corporations raising and investing funds in the international capital markets and structures for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and both majority and minority equity investments.

Technology & Outsourcing:
A leader in information technology and outsourcing transactions, Milbank has advised in more than 600 transactions in over 90 countries, with a combined deal value exceeding $150 billion.

Transportation & Space:
As a premier provider of advice to the aviation and space industries, Milbank’s transportation finance group’s transactions are routinely singled out for originality and prominence.

Trusts, Estates & Exempt Organizations:
Milbank serves prominent individuals and institutions in estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation, and charitable giving. This group advises institutional fiduciaries and exempt organizations.


  • 2029 Century Park East,
  • 33rd Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 424 386 4000
  • Fax +1 213 629 5063
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • 28 Liberty Street,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10005
  • Tel +1 212 530 5000
  • Fax +1 212 530 5219
  • 1850 K Street, North West,
  • Suite 1100,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006
  • Tel +1 202 835 7500
  • Fax +1 202 835 7586
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Rua Colombia, 325 ,
  • Jardim América ,
  • São Paulo - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 01438-000
  • Tel +55-11-3927-7701
  • Fax +55-11-3927-7777
  • Unit 06, 15th Floor, Tower 2,
  • 79 Jianguo Road,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100025
  • Tel +86 10 5969 2700
  • Fax +86 10 5969 2707
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 30/F Alexandra House,
  • 18 Chater Road,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2971 4888
  • Fax +852 2840 0792
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Neue Mainzer Str. 74,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60311
  • Tel +49 69 71914 3400
  • Fax +49 69 71914 3500
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Maximilianstrasse 15,
  • Maximilianhöfe,
  • Munich,
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80539
  • Tel +49 89 25559 3600
  • Fax +49 89 25559 3700
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Level 33, Three IFC ,
  • 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro,
  • Youngdeungpo-gu,
  • Seoul,
  • South Korea
  • 150-945
  • Tel +82 2 6137 2600
  • Fax +822-6137-2626
  • 12 Marina Boulevard,
  • Marina Bay Financial Centre #36-03 Tower 3,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 018982
  • Tel +65 6428 2400
  • Fax +65 6428 2500
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 10 Gresham Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2V 7JD
  • Tel (020) 7615 3000
  • Fax (020) 7615 3100