The formula for success.
From volatile commodities markets to the rise of new technologies, more stringent regulation to widespread industry consolidation, the chemicals sector is undergoing a period of rapid change.
As one of few law firms with a worldwide chemicals group we are at the forefront of these developments. We have worked with more than half of the world’s top 100 chemicals companies and have advised on many of the matters that define the market.
Our people work together across the world to handle our clients’ most complex issues, from major public and private M&A transactions to financing deals, disputes, REACH compliance, emissions trading, environmental contamination, critical feedstock supply agreements and antitrust counselling.
Advising Solvay on the €1bn sale to Blackstone of its Acetow business, which has operations in, among other places, Europe, US, Brazil and Russia.
Advising LANXESS on its synthetic rubber joint venture with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).
Advising Advent International on the carve-out and acquisition of Evonik Industries' methacrylates business, a deal valued at €3bn.
Advising BASF on its acquisition of significant components of Bayer’s seed and herbicide businesses, which Bayer intends to divest ahead of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.
The assets BASF acquired included Bayer’s global non-selective herbicide business and certain seed businesses for key row crops in select jurisdictions.
Advising BASF on the combination of its oil and gas business, Wintershall, in a joint venture with DEA, the oil and gas business of LetterOne.
Advising Messer Group and CVC on their $3.2bn acquisition of certain divestiture assets of Linde in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, and certain assets of Praxair in Chile.
Advising Clariant on establishing chemberry.com, a platform for connecting buyers and suppliers of specialty chemicals used in consumer products.
- Consumer goods and retail
- Energy and natural resources
- Family offices and closely held companies
- Financial institutions
- Financial sponsors
- Governments and public sector
- Infrastructure and transport
- Life sciences
- Professional and business services
- Real estate
- Technology, media and telecommunications
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Takeshi Nakao Partner
Dr. Ralph Kogge Partner
Olivier Rogivue Partner
Alan Wang Partner
Dr. Michael Ramb Partner
Paul Humphreys Partner