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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Jointly headed by Steve Jacoby and Marc Mehlen, Clifford Chance’s three-partner team provides ‘an excellent service’ to corporates, private equity sponsors and banks on cross-border deals involving a Luxembourg financing structure. Jacoby is also active on restructuring and insolvency and has been a key part of the firm’s global efforts for bondholders and new money providers on Abengoa’s €13bn restructuring. He also advised the lead arrangers on a €450m multicurrency revolving facility agreement for the Belron Group. Christian Kremer is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Steve Jacoby - Clifford Chance

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

As well as its expertise in financial services M&A, Clifford Chance also provides ‘a business-oriented service’ to private equity sponsors and corporates across a range of traditional M&A and real estate-related acquisitions. Christian Kremer recently advised a Chinese consortium on the acquisition of Robert Bosch’s Starter Motors Generators business. Katia Gauzès is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Leveraging the firm’s strong base of institutional financial services clients and also well positioned to handle multi-jurisdictional disputes thanks to its wide-ranging international network of offices, Clifford Chance is regularly involved in the most significant mandates in the market. Practice head Albert Moro provides corporate, employment and real estate law dispute expertise and counsel Olivier Poelmans is ‘outstanding’.

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Employment - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Headed by Albert Moro, Clifford Chance’s eight-strong team has ‘broad and deep knowledge of the labour code’, enabling it to handle a wide cross-section of work including matters relating to collective bargaining and employee benefits. The team is particularly strong in handling matters within the financial services sector. Counsel Isabelle Comhaire is recommended.

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IP and IT
IP and IT - ranked: tier 3

Clifford Chance

At Clifford Chance, counsel Isabelle Comhaire regularly handles data protection work for financial services clients.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

One of the best in the alternative funds space’, Clifford Chance provides ‘deep analyses’ to financial institutions, investment firms and asset managers on the legal and regulatory aspects pursuant to the structuring, implementation, management and servicing of investment funds. ‘Excellent’ team head Joëlle Hauser worked alongside the firm’s Beijing office on the establishment of a European investment fund for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China that is focused on projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Paul van den Abeele and senior associate Alexander Wagner, who has ‘a high level of law and market knowledge’, are other names to note.

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Joëlle Hauser - Clifford Chance

Next generation lawyers

Alexander Wagner - Clifford Chance

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s four-partner team acts for many leading global private equity sponsors including CVC, which it recently advised on its €1bn acquisition of Corialis from Advent International, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice which it acted for on its €780m acquisition of But. Christian Kremer and Katia Gauzès are the primary contacts for private equity M&A work, while Joëlle Hauser and Paul Van den Abeele regularly handle fund formation work for private equity clients.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

Led by Albert Moro, Clifford Chance’s multi-disciplinary team is ‘a growing presence in the real estate market’ and provides an ‘excellent’ service to clients engaged in real estate-related acquisition finance, funds-related work, as well as leasing and zoning mandates. Sébastien Schmitz provides ‘thorough and precise’ advice on issues relating to office and commercial lease contracts and property acquisitions.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Clifford Chance

The ‘pragmatic and results-oriented’ team at Clifford Chance regularly handles complex cross-border tax structuring advice and stands out for its ‘technical ability and industry knowledge’. François-Xavier Dujardin is appreciated for his ‘international experience’ and recently advised Capstone Asset Management on the tax structuring associated with its acquisition of the Zalando headquarters in Berlin. Counsel Maxime Budzin provides ‘reactive and practical advice’ on direct and indirect tax matters.

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