SULLIVAN & CROMWELL

Comment: A highly recommended firm for M&A which again delivered an impressive deal track record. The top US firm’s excellent standing now in Germany was demonstrated by work on the planned Praxair/Linde merger. Thanks to Berrar the practice is without a doubt a foremost player for public takeovers. S&C is also dabbling in private M&A, where Schnorbus is carving out a market share. The team often works to and beyond capacity and thus increased its associate base. A lawyer specializing in M&A and ?equity capital markets made counsel. The portfolio is rounded off by antitrust expertise at the new Brussels office.
Strengths: One of the leading US practices with small but strong offices in Europe.
Recommended: Dr. Carsten Berrar (“always fair and personable”, client), Dr. Wolfgang Feuring (“very experienced and agile, great team”, client on both), Dr. Konstantin Technau, Dr. York Schnorbus.
Practice: Cross-border deals. Highly active in the energy sector on behalf of municipal companies. (5 partners, 2 counsel, 10 to 15 associates)
Clients: ?? Bayer on planned takeover of Monsanto; Praxair on planned merger with Linde; TLG on planned takeover of WCM; Drillisch on takeover by United Internet; Lone Star on takeover of Isaria.
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