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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

41 LOTHBURY, LONDON, EC2R 7HF, ENGLAND
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Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington DC

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Led by practice head Tobias Caspary, who splits his time between London and Frankfurt, the London EU, antitrust and competition department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is very active in the merger control space. The group has handled the competition law aspects of a large number of multi-jurisdictional deals, including a number of transactions triggering EU filing procedures. With several dual-qualified lawyers, the practice has a strength in cross-border work and counts private equity firms, financial institutions, asset managers, and public and private companies among its clients.

Practice head(s):Tobias Caspary

Testimonials

'A team of real experts in the field'

'Everyone on the team is highly knowledgeable and responsive'

 

Key Clients

Aleris Corporation

Jacobs Engineering Group

Ascential

New Mountain Capital

Viavi Solutions

AEA Investors

Onex Partners

TPG Specialty Lending

Tapestry

Work highlights

  • Advised a large construction company on a $3.3bn acqusition.
  • Advised Onex Corporation on its $3bn acquisition of joint control of PowerSchool Group and PeopleAdmin.
  • Acted as a lead counsel to an investment banking company on its high-value investment in a joint venture with a high-profile private equity company.
  • Acting for Viavi Solutions on the $455m acquisition of the carved-out Test and Measurement business of technology company Cobham.

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Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory - ranked: tier 6

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has a practice that focuses on  fund management advice for private and offshore funds. Gregg Beechey leads the London practice, which works closely with the firm’s US team. He has particular expertise in advising on alternative investment funds and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The department represents Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division and Merchant Banking Division on the full range of their fund formation and structuring activities.

Practice head(s):Gregg Beechey

Testimonials

'The Fried Frank team is unique in that it combines exceptional skills, track record and competencies in a multi-practice environment combining fund formation with regulatory and tax'

'A very efficient one-stop shop'

'Gregg Beechey is one of the very few lawyers in the City who excels in European fund regulatory work'

Key Clients

Bain Capital / Bain Capital Credit

BlackRock Investment Management

BlueBay Asset Management

Brookfield Asset Management

Goldman Sachs

iCON Infrastructure

OpCapita

Permira / Permira Debt Managers

Palatine Private Equity

Lightsource

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to EverSource Capital (“EverSource”) on the launch of the Green Growth Equity Fund (“GGEF”), an infrastructure and green growth capital fund based in Mumbai, established in partnership with the UK Government Department for International Development (“DFID”) and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (“NIIF”).
  • Representing Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division and Merchant Banking Division on the full range of their fund formation and structuring activities, including fund-raisings across asset classes, managed accounts, funds of one, funds-of-funds and secondary investments.
  • Works on a large number of European-led mandates for BlackRock.
Leading individuals

Gregg Beechey - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ - ranked: tier 6

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP represents both UK and US clients on corporate M&A transactions across a range of sectors, including media, industrials and real estate, in addition to representing financial institutions. The firm has made several statement hires recently, adding Ian Lopez from Norton Rose Fulbright and corporate and capital markets partner Ashar Qureshi from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP . Lopez has notable experience advising on both hostile and recommended public takeovers, in addition to advising private clients on strategic acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Qureshi has arrived to head the EMEA global transactions team, based in London, and expands the firm's capabilities in multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Other key lawyers:Dan Oates; Ian Lopez; Simon Saitowitz; Ashar Qureshi

Testimonials

'Fried Frank's team has great knowledge of the market and has what it takes to execute deals quickly and efficiently in a competitive bidding environment'

'A one stop shop with the ability to mobilise at short notice and  high calibre specialists'

'Practical, quality advice to manage risk; they give me what I need to excel in my in-house role.'

'Dan Oates is extremely responsive and provides high quality advice about the market and how best to structure a deal'

'Senior associate Joy Chen is excellent at moving things along and driving good decision making'

'Dan Oates, Charlie Cooper-Isow and Hanna Luqmani are excellent lawyers and individuals. Not only are they top in their legal fields they are enjoyable to work with'

Key Clients

Aleris

Ascential plc

Domino's Pizza Group plc

Domtar Corporation

Goldman Sachs

Guardian Media Group plc

Jacobs Engineering

LumiraDx Group

NASDAQ Inc

Permira

Thomson Reuters

UBM plc

VIAVI

Work highlights

  • Represented Aleris Corporation on its $2.6bn acquisition by Novelis, including 13 manufacturing facilities across North America, Asia and Europe.
  • Advised VIAVI Solutions on its acquisition of the Test and Measurement business of Cobham plc, for $455m.
  • Represented Ascential in its £24m acquisition of the entire issued share capital of digital subscription business WARC Limited.
  • Advised Francisco Partners, through its portfolio company Bomgar Corporation, on its acquisition of UK-based Avecto Limited, a privilege management provider.
  • Acted for Onex Corporation and one of its portfolio companies in the acquisition of Diadeis, a French-headquartered digital design business.

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Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+)
Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+) - ranked: tier 5

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s London private acquisitions and private equity practice advises fund sponsors and investors on the full range of fund formation and investment-related activities, including leveraged buyouts, consortium bids, debt and equity investments, syndications and exit strategies. Key partners include Dan Oates, who recently advised CVC Capital Partners on its sale of smart connectivity platform provider Wireless Logic to Montagu Private Equity; Ian Lopez, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in December 2018; and newly promoted partner Simon Saitowitz.

Other key lawyers:Dan Oates; Ian Lopez; Simon Saitowitz

Testimonials

'The team knows how to get complex deals done; efficient ways to approach diligence; how to staff fast-moving deals to minimize risk in a cost-effective way and they have global experience in various markets which gives me confidence in their advice.'

'Dan Oates, Charlie Cooper-Isow and Hannah Luqmani are exceptional attorneys I have worked with at this firm. Smart, organized, responsive and easy to work with through tough issues.'

'Ian Lopez is an excellent problem solver. He is proactive and has excellent project management skills with good ability to coordinate cross border transactions.'

Key Clients

3i Group plc

AEA Investors

CVC Capital Partners

Dyal Capital Partners

Francisco Partners

Goldman Sachs

HPS Investment Partners

KKR

Onex Corporation

Permira

Work highlights

  • Advised CVC Capital Partners on its sale of smart connectivity platform provider Wireless Logic to Montagu Private Equity.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs West Street Infrastructure Partners III in connection with its acquisition of telecommunications service provider CityFibre.
  • Advised 3i Infrastructure on its €201m co-investment in Attero, an environmental company based in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Francisco Partners, through its portfolio company, Bomgar Corporation, on its acquisition of UK-based Avecto Limited, an endpoint privilege management provider.
  • Advised Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, on its strategic minority investment in real estate investment and asset management firm Round Hill Capital.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's 'commercial litigation practice stands out for its strategic thinking from the beginning of cases and the deep knowledge and involvement in the details by senior associates and partners'. The London-based international disputes practice covers litigation, fraud and white-collar crime, international arbitration, and regulatory and compliance. It is also  known  for freezing injunction cases within the UK market. James Kitching and Justin Michaelson  are highly rated, and Leigh Mallon and Duncan Saunders are the associates to note.

Practice head(s):Justin Michaelson; James Kitching

Other key lawyers:Leigh Mallon; Duncan Saunders

Testimonials

'Justin Michaelson is outstanding'.

'James Kitching and associate Leigh Mallon are highly skilled solicitors, who are knowledgeable in the law and clear strategic thinkers'.

Key Clients

Sberbank of Russia

Sergey Belyaev and Irina Belyaeva

Cerner

Perrigo Company

Empreno Ventures

Tradeweb

Novelis

Delanson Services

Alexander Katunin

Total

Work highlights

  • Represented Russia’s Sberbank in a successful challenge against an application made to the High Court by the International Bank of Azerbaijan, which sought an order for a permanent moratorium against creditor action in England and Wales.
Leading individuals

James Kitching - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Rising stars

Leigh Mallon - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 5

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's 'highly skilled team has great strategic thinkers, who masterfully manage complex arbitrations'. The practice handles a wide range of high-value international arbitration matters for multinational corporations, international organisations, high-net-worth individuals and sovereign entities. Justin Michaelson has been involved in high-profile disputes involving Russia and CIS countries, and James Kitching regularly advises on significant arbitrations involving US-headquartered companies and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):Justin Michaelson; James Kitching

Testimonials

'The team is highly effective in coordinating with local counsel to ensure that preparations and filings comply with local rules'.

'The outstanding Justin Michaelson is always available'.

'James Kitching is a highly intelligent, skilled manager of complex matters'.

Key Clients

Perrigo

Cerner

Total

Sberbank

Goldman Sachs International

Empreno Ventures

Cunico Resources

Morea Investment

Delanson Services

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Cerner in a $1.3bn dispute, which resulted from the repudiation by the UK Government of a contract with Fujitsu Services.

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London: Finance

Acquisition finance
Acquisition finance - ranked: tier 6

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's three-partner team displays 'outstanding levels of knowledge' across the capital structure on behalf of a fairly balanced array of stakeholders, including global banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporates. Benefiting from a strong international footprint, particularly in the US, the team's expertise is in handling cross-border mandates which incorporate complex inter-creditor arrangements. The arrival at the beginning of 2019 of Neil Caddy from Milbank provides a further degree of specialisation in leveraged finance mandates in light of his significant experience in the space across a wide range of products, including cov-lite Term B loans, unitranche loans and bank-bond transactions.

Other key lawyers:Jons Lehmann; Neil Caddy; Kathryn Cecil

Testimonials

'The team is able to disseminate complex issues and communicate them to non-legal professionals in an easily understandable manner.'

'The team displays a personable approach and a willingness to go the extra mile.'

'Jons Lehmann is pragmatic, commercial and client focused.'

Key Clients

Goldman Sachs

AEA Investors

Credit Suisse

Barclays

Francisco Partners

CVC Capital Partners

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

HPS Investments

Luxfer Group

Permira Debt Managers

Work highlights

  • Advised MASMOVIL Group in connection with a cov-lite Term Loan B financing, the proceeds of which will be used to acquire the company’s €883m convertible bonds from Providence Equity Partners and to refinance its existing €890m bank debt.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans - ranked: tier 6

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Strengthened in February 2019 by the arrival of leveraged finance expert Neil Caddy from Milbank, and funds finance practitioner Kathryn Cecil from Linklaters LLP, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's 'knowledgeable and responsive' three-partner team now has the critical mass and scope of expertise to be able to provide a compelling proposition to both lenders and borrowers in the market. Praised for its ability to add value because 'the lawyers understand US-law governed financings, and are familiar with how to apply those structures to UK deals', the team is also well regarded for its real estate finance prowess.

Other key lawyers:Jons Lehmann; Neil Caddy; Kathryn Cecil; Graham Greenwood

Testimonials

'They work with all of the key players in the market, including funds, banks and corporates, which gives them an edge and keeps them at the forefront of ever-changing market conditions.'

'The team is able to disseminate complex issues and communicate them to non legal professionals in an easily understandable manner.'

'Kathryn Cecil is practical, solutions-oriented and commercial.'

'Jons Lehmann always does a great job.'

Key Clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

BlackRock

BlueBay

Citibank

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Jeffries

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch International, Credit Suisse International and Goldman Sachs Bank as lead arrangers in connection with a €1.90bn refinancing for SIG Combibloc Group.

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Corporate restructuring & insolvency
Corporate restructuring & insolvency - ranked: tier 8

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Headed by the 'technically very strong' Ashley Katz , Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's one-partner London team has made some successful inroads into the market since it was established in 2016. Leveraging the firm's overarching asset management prowess, it is 'especially strong acting for funds clients', particularly on mandates involving a cross-border element.

Practice head(s):Ashley Katz

Testimonials

'Seamless operation between their US and UK teams.'

'The team is very commercial and responsive.'

'One of the leaders in his field, Ashley Katz considers all angles in delivering his advice.'

'Ashley Katz is a savvy and smart insolvency practitioner with a strong business sense.'

Key Clients

Alteri Investors

Centerbridge Partners

Deloitte

Ernst & Young

Great American

Lucid Agency & Trustee Services

Oak Point Partners

Powerleague Group Limited

PwC

Related Companies

Sberbank of Russia

The Gaucho Restaurant Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Sberbank in a successful challenge against an application made to the English courts by the International Bank of Azerbaijan (the 'IBA'), pursuant to which the IBA sought an order for a permanent moratorium against creditor action in England and Wales.
  • Advised Centerbridge Partners as anchor investor in providing c.$1bn of exit financing in connection with the comprehensive restructuring of the bank and bond debt of Seadrill Limited.
  • Advised the board of directors of Powerleague Group Limited, being the UK’s leading provider of football facilities, with regards to the restructuring of the group’s debt obligations, which was ultimately achieved via a CVA.
  • Advised the board of directors of the Gaucho Restaurant Group on its restructuring activities ahead of the group’s filing for administration and implementation of a CVA.
  • Advised the joint official liquidators of certain JC Flowers funds holding a minority shareholding in HSH Nordbank and its related restructuring.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds
Hedge funds - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's hedge funds offering forms a key part of its broader asset management practice. Working closely with the US funds team, the London group advises some of the largest and most well-known market participants on a broad cross-section of mandates. David Selden advises Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on various matters, including making anchor and seed investments in hedge funds managed from the UK, the US and Asia. On the sponsor side, Selden and others act for Tudor Investment Corporation on fund formation and regulatory matters, in addition to the negotiation and documentation of managed account structures.

Practice head(s):David Selden

Testimonials

'The team has an incredibly deep knowledge of hedge funds'

David Selden is a star. He is knowledgeable, practical and incredibly efficient'

Key Clients

BlackRock

APG Asset Management

Goldman Sachs

PAAMCO Prisma

Capstone Investment Advisors

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”)

Tudor Investment Corporation

Brookfield Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advise PAAMCO Prisma on various hedge fund-related matters, including investments in hedge funds and co-investment vehicles, as well as on its funds of hedge funds.

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Private funds
Private funds - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Combining 'technical excellence in the law with commercial street smarts', Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's asset management department handles a steady stream of work involving private equity, credit and real estate assets. The firm has also seen an upswing in mandates in the¬†energy and natural resources sector.¬† Global tax and regulatory capabilities ensure the group is able to structure bespoke products in the funds market.¬†Kate Downey¬†leads the team in London, alongside New York duo¬†Kenneth Rosh¬†and Lawrence Barshay. Also highly recommended is London managing partner¬†Mark Mifsud, whose practice is focused on GP representation across a wide range of funds. Recent highlights include¬†Mifsud and others acting for RoundShield on the raising of its third European special opportunities fund at ‚ā¨500m; the fund was almost three times oversubscribed. The group hired¬†Sam Wilson¬†from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP¬†in September 2018.

Practice head(s):Kate Downey

Other key lawyers:Mark Mifsud; Sam Wilson

Testimonials

'The Fried Frank private funds team combines exceptional industry knowledge and insight with first rate legal service. The team understands the commercial drivers behind fund structures and well as the assets classes they are structured around, which is essential in delivering superior results. The team also provides exceptional fiduciary advice'.

'I would highly recommend the Fried Frank team. It goes without saying that all practitioners have incredible knowledge and practical experience in the funds sector, but they are also a pleasure to work with'.

'Fried Frank have been integral to our firm's growth and have helped us from Fund I. Their support and advice has been invaluable through the numerous hurdles and milestones we experienced'.

'The team is always accommodating and works towards our often very tight deadlines. It works seamlessly with our corresponding offshore lawyers and administrators'.

'Kate Downey is a rare combination of an exceptional technical lawyer and a practical and commercially-driven provider of solutions. She also provides excellent fiduciary advice on complicated issues not answerable in the four corners of the document or in the governing law'.

'Ken Rosh is one of the few people who understands the unique issues and challenges of the current market dynamics his clients are operating in'.

'Mark Mifsud's personality is a big part of the firm's London profile'.

'We see Sam Wilson as an extended arm of our internal legal team because he works so seamlessly. We can always count on Sam for strategic advice, both during fundraising and after'.

Key Clients

FSN Capital

RoundShield

Balderton Capital

BlueBay

Vitol

Work highlights

  • Representing new client, FSN Capital, the Norway-based private equity investment firm focused on the mid-market segment in connection with fund advisory matters and co-investment activities.
  • Represented RoundShield, the leading UK-based independent investment firm focused on European asset-backed special opportunities, in the successful raising of its third European special opportunities fund.
  • Representing Balderton Capital, the UK-based venture capital firm and Europe's leading early-stage venture capital investor, on a wide range of complex matters throughout the year.
  • Advising BlueBay in connection with Direct Leading Fund III, BlueBay’s latest, circa €6 billion European-focused private debt fund, and in an associated parallel accounts direct lending mandate.
  • Advising Vitol on the establishment of a joint venture with Low Carbon; and on its investment in VLC Renewables Fund I, a fund that will invest in European renewable energy generation projects that will be managed by Low Carbon.
Leading individuals

Kate Downey - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Mark Mifsud - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: investment
Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Clients recommend Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP¬†for its ‚Äėstrong knowledge' and¬†'fantastic deal management‚Äô. Darren Rogers¬†heads the City practice which is closely integrated with the firm‚Äôs New York office and is active on a range of cross-border matters in the UK and across Europe. Particular strengths include portfolio acquisition and disposals, joint ventures and structured investments, real estate finance and funds, leasing arrangements and restructuring matters. Rogers joined the firm from Ashurst in 2017 alongside the 'exceptional' Patrick Williams, who also advises on the full spectrum of transactional real estate matters.

Practice head(s):Darren Rogers

Other key lawyers:Patrick Williams

Testimonials

'Strong knowledge and capability on real estate matters. High problem solving skills based on fact based decisions. Good interaction across the team with positive working relationships within the hierarchy.'

'Darren Rogers, Patrick Williams and Devina Rana all consistently deliver high client service. They offer support and proactive recommendations.'

'Fantastic deal management with quality individuals at all levels of the firm, very commercial.'

'Aptitude, excellent case and client management, a really nice team of people, enjoyable to work with - specifically Devina Rana.'

'Patrick Williams is exceptional. A lawyer who represents his clients in an outstanding way, dealing with potential dealbreaker moments with humility and respect. His attitude is positive and collaborative, which is rare.'

Key Clients

Invesco Real Estate

Citadel

Madison International Realty

VGO Capital Partners

Aquamarine Capital Partners

SA Corporate Real Estate

Country Garden

Goldman Sachs

Brookfield Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised on the super prime residential purchase of the flagship Penthouse Apartment, Peninsula Residences, Belgravia, for a transaction value in excess of £100m.
  • Acted as counsel to a longstanding client of the firm's New York office in its share purchase of a Jersey SPV owning a single, end-of-terrace house overlooking St James’s Park, London for a consideration in excess of £90m.
  • Provided post-completion advice to the Invesco Real Estate European fund in connection with its acquisition of a 50% interest in the owning Jersey limited partnership holding Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth from a Delancey-managed fund together with a new joint venture with Land Securities.
  • Acted as counsel to Madison International Realty on the restructuring of their joint venture with Central London Office Fund (a managed client of Nuveen Asset Management) in relation to the Houndsditch Estate, a mixed-use estate comprising six mixed-use buildings at Houndsditch London EC3.
  • Provided counsel to the joint venture on the refinancing with Bank of China of Winchester House. Winchester House is a 310,000 sq ft building located in the City of London and is the London headquarters of Deutsche Bank.

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