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Brown Rudnick LLP

ONE FINANCIAL CENTER, BOSTON, MA 02111, USA
Tel:
Work +1 617 856 8200
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Fax +1 617 856 8201
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www.brownrudnick.com

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 4

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP is particularly well known for its representation of distressed investors in complicated insolvency cases and is recommended as the ‘place to go when you really need someone to fight hard for a position against all odds’. On the creditor side, the firm represented the term loan lenders as the leading creditor voice in the Sports Authority bankruptcy and has also been representing an ad hoc consortium of second lien noteholders and their indenture trustee as special counsel in Energy Future Holdings’ Chapter 11 proceedings. In another energy sector engagement, Edward Weisfelner represents an ad hoc equity committee in the Ultra Petroleum bankruptcy, which has resulted in an agreement with the debtor and an ad hoc noteholder committee to support the debtor’s proposed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. On the litigation side, the firm represented plaintiffs in claims relating to ignition switch defects in the well-publicized General Motors case. The sizable practice is led by managing director of litigation and restructuring William Baldiga, as well as co-heads of the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring group Weisfelner and Jeffrey Jonas. All three split their time between the Boston and New York offices.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP is highly rated for its emerging technology company expertise; the team’s experience includes advising on the sale of software, life sciences, medical devices, semiconductors and digital media companies to industry giants such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. The practice also has robust healthcare, energy and finance deal experience. Recent highlights include advising Edwards Lifesciences on its structured investment in Harpoon Medical, a privately held medical technology company. Boston-based corporate and capital markets managing director Samuel Williams acts for clients in the IT, semiconductor and communications sectors.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 7

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP’s New York-based tax team provides a range of tax planning services, including tax-efficient restructurings and bankruptcy-related reorganizations. Highlights included advising international pharmaceuticals company Midatech Pharma on tax structuring issues related to its acquisition of NASDAQ-listed DARA BioScience, and assisting Lupin, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Mumbai, on its $880m acquisition of GAVIS Pharmaceuticals. Vincent Guglielmotti leads the practice.

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Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP

The ‘excellent’ Latin America practice at Brown Rudnick LLP provides a ‘personalised service’, its ‘partners and associates take the time to build strong business relationships’, and clients ‘trust the team’s professionalism and ethics’ and praise its ‘responsive and thorough’ approach. The practice is active throughout Latin America on cross-border transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and fund formation; and is noted for representing a number of private equity and venture capital funds in their investments across the region, especially in Argentina; it has also taken key roles in a number of major restructurings. The firm advised ARCAP, the trade association for private equity, venture capital and seed funds operating in Argentina, on its launch in 2016. Dual-qualified in the US and Argentina, Alejandro Fiuza spent 13 years at leading Argentine firm Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and is an ‘excellent professional’, who ‘always anticipates clients’ needs’ and ‘provides excellent customer service’; his ‘responses are swift and well structured’ and he ‘always aims to find solutions’. Boston-based Adolfo Garcia has worked in Latin America for decades. Since research concluded, the firm has further strengthened its Latin America-oriented transactional practice with the hire of Clara Krivoy, formerly of legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke; based in New York, she will head the firm's Ibero-America private clients practice.

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