Skadden has one of the leading M&A practices in the world. For more than 20 years, we have developed a top mergers and acquisitions capability in Europe with a focus on complex, cross-border transactions. We have significant and unique experience in structuring and executing challenging transactions throughout our network of European offices. In London, we have an established first-tier capability in Takeover Code regulated transactions and have a fully established non-public and private equity transactions practice. We offer significant advantages in managing complex cross-border issues and the demands of multiple legal and regulatory regimes.

We develop strategies for execution of our mandates drawing on the wealth of experience of a close knit and complementary group of European and U.S. practitioners to utilise practices and developments from the world of M&A, sensitive to the local environment in which the acquisition entities are established. We work closely with our client’s financial and other advisers, whether lawyers or otherwise, in search of excellence and successful completion of the tasks to which we are assigned. Skadden’s London M&A team was ranked in the first tier in the 2015 edition of the IFLR1000, alongside four of the U.K.’s Magic Circle firms. This was the first time a leading directory had ranked a non-Magic Circle firm in the highest tier for M&A in the U.K. Skadden has now been ranked in the top tier for two years running. We are also ranked in the top tier for M&A in the U.K. by The Legal 500