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, Munich and Moscow. This network leverages us to lead some of the most important pan-European deals, driving inbound and outbound investment. We deliver highly efficient and cost-effective client service through teams that offer combined U.S., English, French, German and Russian law advice in the following core practice areas: M&A, capital markets, private equity, banking and finance, corporate restructuring, investment management, tax, insurance, government enforcement and white collar crime, international litigation and arbitration, EU competition, financial regulatory, employment, and IP, IT, data protection and cybersecurity.
Skadden's M&A team is ranked in Tier 1 by IFLR1000 in the U.K. We were named Competition Team of the Year at the 2019 Legal Business Awards and Transatlantic Restructuring Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2019 Transatlantic Legal Awards. We were recognized as Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year and Transatlantic Tax Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2018 Transatlantic Legal Awards. Skadden also was recognized as Most Innovative National Firm of the Year 2019: Russia at the IFLR European Awards. Our Europe-based attorneys were named International Litigation and Arbitration Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2017 Transatlantic Legal Awards. Our Italian team was awarded Law Firm of the Year/ Italy Desk from Premio Le Fonti for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. We also won TopLegal's Italian Desk award for 2014, 2015 and 2017, recognizing our work for Italian clients, as well as Law Firm of the Year — Italian Commitment from Legalcommunity for 2015.