GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER

Comment: This firm recommended for M&A is harvesting the fruits of last year’s immense team growth: the partner hires from Freshfields and Latham & Watkins brought both notable clients and a wealth of experience in PE transactions. GDC thus consistently widened its advisory spectrum and at the same time stepped up activity for German companies (which Englisch esp. is known for) that are active internationally, incl. Bosch, as well as some major deals in real estate. Thanks to close ties to the international firm network, the team is often involved in global deals, esp. led by Oberbracht, e.g. advice to Stone Canyon on acquiring Mauser Group.
Strengths: International focus.
Recommended: Dr. Lutz Englisch (“vast deal experience”, competitor), Dr. Markus Nauheim, Dr. Dirk Oberbracht (“highly intelligent, level-headed in negotiations”, competitor), Dr. Wilhelm Reinhardt (esp. for public takeovers).
Practice: Much international M&A work. Good contacts to Russian investors, large US and German companies and in Japan. (7 partners, 10 associates, 3 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Stone Canyon Industries on acquisition of Mauser Group; Odeon/UCI Cinemas/Terra Firma Capital Partners on sale to AMC Theatres; Xylem on acquisition of Sensus; Baird Capital on sale of Tubesca-Comabi by Zarges Tubesca; UPS on acquisition of logistics service provider Marken.
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