Corporate and M&A
Helping our clients go further
Having Freshfields by your side for your key transactions means you are working with one of the world's pre-eminent M&A firms.
Creative problem-solving and rapid decision-making are at the heart of what we do.
Our integrated transactional capabilities cover all bases – from deal structuring to equity and debt financing – all the while keeping a close eye on tax, antitrust, employment and regulatory issues.
We take on many of the biggest multijurisdictional mandates – and ensure that even the most complex cross-border deals succeed in every country involved.
Advising AB InBev on its £78.4bn acquisition of SABMiller.
Advising Comcast on its acquisition of Sky.
Advising Barwa Bank on its merger with International Bank of Qatar.
We advised Barwa Bank in Qatar, a sharia-compliant financial institution, on its merger with International Bank of Qatar (IBQ), a financial institution that undertakes conventional banking activities.
The deal created a leading sharia-compliant financial institution with total assets of more than $22bn, and was the first bank merger to take place in Qatar since the introduction of the new Qatari commercial companies law in 2015.
This landmark transaction sets a unique precedent for sharia-compliant financial institutions in the region considering potential mergers as part of the recent move towards bank consolidation.
Advising Merck on the sale of its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble for approximately €3.4bn cash.
Advising HOCHTIEF on its offer for – and later its part in the three-way acquisition of – Spanish toll road operator Abertis.
Rick van Aerssen Managing partner
Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf
Pervez Akhtar Partner
Robert Ashworth Partner
Alan Mason Managing partner
Silicon Valley, Paris
Julian Pritchard Partner
Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou Partner
David Franco Partner
Alfonso de Marcos Partner
Nicola Asti Partner
Enrico Bazzano Partner
Luigi Verga Partner