With offices located in London,* Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Moscow, Skadden has handled substantial matters in nearly every country in the greater European region, as well as Africa and the Middle East. The firm’s European practice focuses primarily on corporate and finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, capital markets and banking. We also advise on matters involving energy and infrastructure projects, insurance, employment, EU competition, white collar crime and corporate investigations, international litigation and arbitration, investment management and tax.
The firm advises on English, Russian, French, German and U.S. law, allowing us to address the multijurisdictional aspects of cross-border transactions as well as specific domestic legal issues. In addition to countries in which Skadden has offices, we also have wide ranging experience advising clients based in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, as well as on matters throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The Financial Times ranked Skadden third in the area of “Legal Expertise” in its 2014 European ‘Innovative Lawyers’ report. We are the only firm to rank in the top three for “Legal Expertise” in both 2013 and 2014. The firm also won “M&A Deal of the Year” at the 2013 IFLR Europe Awards and was named “Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2013” by Legal Business for the second successive year. In 2015, for the second year in a row, Skadden received TopLegal’s “Italian Desk” award, recognizing our work for Italian clients. We also received two awards recognizing our representation of Italian clients in major cross-border matters: “Law Firm of the Year/Italy Desk” from Premio Le Fonti, for the second year in a row, and “Law Firm of the Year — Italian Commitment” from Legalcommunity. Additionally, in 2016, Skadden ranked as an “Outstanding” firm in Global Competition Review’s survey of Brussels’ top competition practices.
* Our London office operates as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.