The London office is a key component of our global platform. With a strong corporate focus, the office provides comprehensive UK and U.S. legal advice to major international companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and investors, while drawing upon the resources of our offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Our London lawyers provide advice on the full range of corporate transactions, from middle-market to large, multi-jurisdictional deals. These include: public and private mergers & acquisitions; private investment fund formations, capital raisings and secondary transactions; structured finance; public securities offerings, including IPOs; and private financings and securities placements.
We have handled numerous European investments for our American and multinational clients subject to rules administered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the major U.S. stock exchanges. In addition, we offer thought leadership and an innovative approach to complex business solutions, governance issues and restructuring mandates.
Representation of private investment funds—including buyout, infrastructure, natural resource and venture capital funds and funds of funds, as well as investors in these funds—is a cornerstone of our broader corporate practice. We also represent funds in investments, financings and exits, and related debt issues. Chambers UK recognises us for our work for sponsors and investors in fund formation, structuring and capital-raising matters.
The funds team also handles secondary transactions, fund investments, internal governance, compliance and organisation, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, reorganisations and restructurings. The team is part of the firm's global Private Investment Funds Group and is supported by tax and regulatory lawyers with experience in even the most complicated structures.
Our UK Financial Services Regulatory team represents banks, securities firms and investment managers in connection with UK and EU financial services regulatory matters that include market abuse; financial promotions; conduct of business; stabilisation; FSA authorizations; EU passporting; client assets and regulatory capital; anti-money laundering; and approved persons.
The Capital Markets Group in London advises underwriters, sponsors and issuers on sophisticated cross-border transactions. The team handles the full range of securities offerings for international clients, including IPOs; follow-on, secondary, high-yield and other debt offerings; rights offerings; and offerings of convertible and exchangeable bonds across all major industries. The group complements our capital markets practices in the U.S., Asia and Latin America, which are highly ranked by Chambers and Legal 500.
Our London-based multi-tranche finance lawyers represent investors and lenders in financings including the documentation and restructuring of junior capital finance transactions. They are adept in syndicated and "clubbed" transactions of all sizes, as well as the latest European deal structures and intercreditor terms and trends. The London multi-tranche finance team, which is ranked by Chambers UK, is part of our Chambers USA- and US Legal 500-ranked, market-leading U.S.-based Multi-Tranche Finance and Distressed Debt Groups, each of which regularly advises clients on cross-border transactions.
The European restructuring team consists of lawyers whose wide-ranging experience includes advising on some of the most complex and innovative global restructuring transactions. The team focuses on corporate insolvency and restructuring, insolvency litigation and special situations for clients in a wide range of industries, with an emphasis on banking and financial services, and multinational corporations. The highly regarded team has worked on leading transactions including MF Global, Lehman Brothers, General Motors, Polestar, Wind Hellas, EPI Orange and Kodak, as well as the restructuring of large offshore funds and CMBS issues. The team has been regularly recognised in Chambers UK, UK Legal 500 and at the annual IFLR Awards.
A sophisticated executive compensation and labour practice complements our corporate work. Our London office provides UK clients with access to Proskauer’s employer-focused Labour & Employment Law Department—one of the most respected and recognised in the world—and offers global clients a full range of UK labour and employment advice. Matters on which we advise include public and private transactions; unfair dismissal and whistleblowing; restrictive covenants and team moves; discrimination; workforce reductions; domestic and international handbooks; counseling and litigation avoidance strategies; and trade union, collective law and bonus disputes.
Our London office can provide not only the quality of legal services expected of a top London firm, but also the benefits of being part of a global platform with unusually extensive market knowledge and distinguished experience.
The London office of Proskauer Rose LLP operates as a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC330064) and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. It is registered for value added tax in the United Kingdom under registration number GB918817491. A list of members and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at our registered office, Ten Bishops Square, London E1 6EG. We operate in association with the New York registered limited liability partnership of Proskauer Rose LLP, which is organised under the laws of the State of New York, USA.