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As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable way of working

We work across geographies, practices, product areas, and sectors to deliver the best advice and support to our clients, and to create a dynamic and rewarding environment for our people.

Our Americas practice provides coordinated US and international legal services, both transactional and litigation, to leading financial institutions and multinational companies across the globe. With almost 300 attorneys in New York, Washington, DC and São Paulo, we combine local expertise with the highest global standards advising on a wide range of legal matters. Our six practice groups and strategic growth initiatives focus on core areas of commercial activity in the US and Latin America.

Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance practice offers premier representation in connection with financial products, including complex national and multinational insolvency and restructuring proceedings, acquisition finance, bank lending, asset finance, equipment leasing, and debt trading. The group is especially renowned for advising on large, complex aircraft finance transactions. Our project finance capabilities are second to none, especially in Latin America, where we represent lenders, sponsors, and developers, particularly in the renewables, oil and gas, infrastructure, telecoms, and petrochemical sectors. In addition, our US-based Financial Services Regulatory team works hand-in-hand with the wider global network and across practice areas to provide comprehensive, comparative advice that accounts for regulatory environments the world over.

Real Estate

Our US Real Estate practice advises clients in the execution of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing transactions, and development arrangements. We counsel sophisticated borrowers and lenders on complex real estate finance matters that originate through both traditional sources and the capital markets (public and private), including mezzanine financing and construction and warehouse lending. Our attorneys offer industry-leading expertise in both real estate securities and real estate investment funds transactions.

Capital Markets

The Capital Markets practice in the US has earned an outstanding reputation for developing innovative solutions in the expanding area of specialty finance, especially in relation to permanent capital vehicles and alternative REIT structures. The firm advises on the full range of capital-raising transactions in the United States, representing issuers, underwriters, sponsors, and selling stockholders. The firm's US REIT practice has been awarded Band 1 status for six consecutive years and has taken a leadership role in exporting the product to Mexico, where it advised on the first FIBRA, and to Europe, where it advised on the first US REIT comprised of non-US real estate assets. Product coverage includes IPOs (for both US and non-US companies listing on US exchanges), secondary equity, private placements, preferred equity, equity-linked products, debt and high-yield offerings. The firm also represents numerous investment banks as underwriters of securities issued by closed-end funds, and is regularly engaged in fund-creation work for US-registered open-end and closed-end funds and hedge funds. We are frequently instructed on cross-border capital markets matters, with a principal focus on Latin America.

Tax, Pensions & Employment

The US TPE Group provides advice on US and international taxation, covering corporate and commercial transactions, equity and debt offerings, real estate and private equity funds and investments, financing and securitization transactions, tax efficient structured transactions, insurance taxation, charitable organizations, and the resolution of tax disputes. Our in-depth understanding of rapidly changing US tax rules combines seamlessly with the firm's global expertise on international tax systems and how they interlink. The firm has a particularly strong reputation for its tax work in supporting REIT and insurance structures, and we have substantial experience with executive compensation and ERISA issues.

Corporate/M&A

We have a long history of advising clients on business-critical mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. Clients include public and private corporations, investment banks and financial institutions, and private equity sponsors. The firm advises clients on the full spectrum of M&A transactions – including those related to public M&A, distressed M&A, private equity investment, insurance transactions, and fund formation – and regularly handles US inbound foreign direct investment work for non-US clients. In addition, our corporate team in the US has been at the forefront of developing structured products, representing clients across a broad spectrum of securitization and other structured capital markets products, as well as in derivative products in the US and internationally.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our US Litigation team helps clients resolve complex disputes in a manner that aligns with their global business objectives. Large global companies frequently call on us to conduct critical domestic and cross-border investigations; the team defends multifaceted and high-risk securities class actions and boasts highly regarded white-collar and enforcement capabilities. We offer substantial trial expertise in civil and criminal cases before juries and judges in multiple jurisdictions – and in appellate practice before national and international courts and tribunals. In addition to proven trial expertise, our US litigators offer in-depth guidance regarding the development of compliance programs to help clients minimize future risks.