Making the future.
New materials, technologies and production methods are revolutionising manufacturing. Entire industries are undergoing waves of consolidation while new collaborations are being formed as businesses search for innovation.
We advise the world’s leading industrial groups on their most business-critical issues, helping them execute complex transactions, strategically manage and defend their intellectual property, navigate global regulation and deal with cross-border risks and crises.
Our clients include groups active in heavy industry, automotive manufacturers, chemicals producers, conglomerates and trading houses, as well as paper, wood and packaging businesses.
Advising Midea, the Chinese household appliances maker, on its €4.5bn acquisition of a majority stake in Kuka, the German robotics manufacturer.
Advising Siemens on the development of a cloud-based open operating platform that connects machines, plants and systems.
Advising Siemens on the competition and merger control aspects of the combination of its mobility business with that of Alstom.
Advising ABB on the sale of a majority stake in its power grids division to Hitachi, Ltd. The sale values the division at $11bn and ABB will retain a 19.9% stake. ABB’s power grids division is in the process of being carved out through a multi-jurisdictional reorganisation. Completion is also subject to multiple antitrust clearances and approval by CFIUS in the US
Advising Suzano on its $11bn acquisition of Fibria, including merger-control filings in the EU, US, China, Brazil and Turkey
Advising CVC on the sale of Flint Group, a leading global supplier of inks and other print consumables, to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Koch Industries.
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Dr. Barbara Keil Partner
Takeshi Nakao Partner
Giles Pratt Partner
Thomas Ng Partner
Alan Mason Managing partner
Silicon Valley, New York
Julian Pritchard Partner
Dr. Frank Montag Partner