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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris, Washington DC

Fried Frank is a leading international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers who advise the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities.

Types of work undertaken

Aerospace and defense: combines expertise in transactional, litigation, regulatory and advisory work to provide clients with counsel on operational performance, compliance profile, policy and regulatory acuity.

Antitrust and competition: regularly advises Fortune 500 companies around the world on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, government investigations, and civil and criminal trial and appellate litigation.

Asset management: offers a full range of services to financial institutions and private investment funds and advises on hedge funds and private equity funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds and mezzanine funds.

Capital markets: represents issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, selling stockholders, initial purchasers and dealer-managers in debt and equity securities offerings and related acquisition finance/private equity transactions.

Environmental: provides a reasoned evaluation of the environmental risks attendant to every transaction and works closely with the firm’s corporate, litigation, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency practices.

Executive compensation and employee benefits: offers counsel with respect to the structuring and implementation of a wide range of compensation and benefit plans and programs.

Finance: represents corporate lenders, lead arrangers, financial sponsors, direct lenders and hedge funds in connection with acquisition financing, recapitalization and debt restructuring.

Financial services: represents financial organizations including US and international commercial and investment banks, asset management and private equity firms, broker dealers, hedge funds, and institutional investors.

Government contracts: helps clients navigate the complex maze of statutes and regulations at each stage of the government contracting process; regularly supports M&A activity in the aerospace and defense arena.

International arbitration: handles matters ranging from the highest profile cases to medium-sized and smaller disputes, marshaling resources from different legal systems and the expanding body of international commercial law.

Intellectual property litigation: brings a sophisticated, multi-disciplinary approach to matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

International trade and investment: regularly represents leading US and international investors, operating companies, and boards of directors in transactional, regulatory, enforcement and dispute resolution matters worldwide.

Litigation: represents global corporations and financial institutions in their most challenging, complex and important matters.

Mergers and acquisitions: advises acquirers and targets, special committees, audit committees, and boards of directors in complex negotiated and contested situations, including negotiated mergers, hostile takeovers and takeover defense, proxy contests and financial adviser representations, and restructuring transactions.

Private acquisitions and private equity: deals with private equity transactions and regularly provides counsel to prominent fund sponsors and investors on the full range of their investment-related activities.

Real estate/corporate real estate: counsels clients on acquisitions and sales of real estate property, portfolios and companies; joint ventures and structured investments; mortgage, mezzanine and construction financings; restructuring of distressed real estate; land use and zoning; leasing; development; real estate investment trusts; and litigation.

Restructuring and insolvency: regularly represents a wide range of clients in both formal bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings.

Tax: encompasses all principal forms of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and hedge fund and private equity fund formations, acquisitions and dispositions.

Trusts and estates: advises clients, who are generally domestic or foreign individuals and families with substantial wealth, on a wide variety of personal planning matters.

White-collar defense, regulatory enforcement & investigations: has extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of enforcement matters, and government and internal investigations.

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