Skadden established a European presence more than 30 years ago with the opening of our London office, followed by offices located in Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich. This network leverages us to lead some of the most important pan-European deals, driving inbound and outbound investment. We deliver highly efficient, cost-effective and collaborative client service by utilizing our attorneys’ deep knowledge of the region, seamlessly working with our offices around the world in the following areas: M&A, capital markets, private equity, banking, corporate restructuring, investment management, tax, insurance, government enforcement and white collar crime, international litigation and arbitration, EU competition, ESG, financial regulatory, labor and employment, and IP, IT, data protection and cybersecurity.

In January 2022, Skadden became the first-ever U.S.-headquartered law firm to top Bloomberg’s rankings of U.K. announced deals. We also were named Corporate Team of the Year and Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2021. Our European tax team named Best International Tax Team at the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2023.

Additionally, we have been named Competition Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards, as well as Transatlantic Restructuring Team of the Year, Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year, Transat­lantic Tax Team of the Year and International Litigation and Arbi­tration Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at its Transatlantic Legal Awards. Our Italian team has consistently been recognized for its work, including four awards for Law Firm of the Year/Italy Desk from Premio Le Fonti, two consecutive International Italian Desk of the Year awards — including in 2020 — from TopLegal, and the only award for Law Firm of the Year — Italian Commitment by Legalcommunity.