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About

Our London team works at the heart of one of the world's leading financial centres and the international hub for English law.

Clients turn to us to help them navigate complex matters involving domestic UK and multiple jurisdictions. Whether London-based or headquartered elsewhere, we advise a wide range of clients on the complex and challenging issues they face on the world stage. We help them succeed in overcoming their cross-border, multijurisdictional challenges and enable them to pursue their most important business and investment goals.

We work with an established list of global clients, which includes some of the most noteworthy names in the financial, corporate, institutional and government sectors.

Our reputation is built on an ability to execute tough deals in challenging places, whether at the highest levels of global corporate life, in transitioning markets or across our London-New York axis. Our global footprint and the deep local knowledge of colleagues across countries and continents make this possible.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe
IFLR 2019 

US Law Firm of the Year
Legal Business Awards 2019

Firm of the Year in Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
The Legal 500 UK 2018

Transaction of the Year (Over £3 Billion)
Industrials Deal of the Year (Over £1 Billion)
Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year
M&A Advisor 2018

Firm of the Year in Finance 
The Legal 500 UK 2016-2017

Experience

Debt financing matter 
Advised the mandated lead arrangers / original lenders in connection with the debt financing of the acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi's European generic pharmaceuticals business, by Advent International Corporation. The debt financing included a senior facility including a €680 million Facility B tranche, a £175 million Facility B tranche and a €125 million revolving credit facility, as well as a €275 million second lien facility.

ElecLink Interconnector Project 
Representation of ElecLink, the project company wholly owned by Getlink, in connection with the proposed 1000 MW DC power interconnector between the UK and France, which will run through the Eurotunnel.

Pfizer Inc.
White & Case advised as co-counsel in relation to Pfizer's appeal of the CMA decision on excessive pricing before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal. Excessive pricing cases are rare, and even more so in the pharmaceutical industry, and the case is therefore unusual. The matter raised novel issues at the intersection of competition law and price regulation. White & Case helped Pfizer successfully challenge the CMA's decision before the CAT, overturning the record fine which had been imposed on the company.

EchoStar expansion 
Representation of US satellite group EchoStar on its attempted US$3.2 billion takeover of Inmarsat, the UK-based, FTSE 250 satellite operator

Restructuring of one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies
Advised Seadrill coordinating committee of senior secured lenders on the successful restructuring of Seadrill Limited and its group's liabilities totaling US$17 billion.

Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., Jan De Nul N.V., Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A (Panama Canal)
White & Case is representing Grupo Unidos por el Canal S.A. (Panama) and its shareholders Salini Impregilo S.p.A. (Italy), and Jan De Nul N.V. (Belgium) in a dispute with the Panama Canal Authority relating to the US$5.5 billion Panama Canal extension project.

Largest-ever IPO of a software company on the London Stock Exchange
Represented Avast, the leading global cybersecurity provider, in connection with its £602 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange.