March 11, 2013
Willkie Advises PAI Partners in Acquisition of ADB
PAI partners acquires ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity.
March 1, 2013
Three Willkie Partners Honored With 2013 Client Choice Awards
Mitchell Auslander recognized in the area of Litigation (United States: New York), Xavier Dieux recognized for General Corporate (Belgium) and Eduardo Fernandez recognized in the M&A (France) category.
July 10, 2012
Willkie Receives Top Rankings for Advising on U.S. and Global Buyouts
Mergermarket ranks Willkie #1 among leading firms advising on U.S. buyouts during the first half of 2012, based on combined deal value.
July 3, 2012
Firm Wins Significant Ruling for GDF Suez in European Antitrust Case
A European Union court slashes EC antitrust fines imposed upon Willkie client by 42 percent.
July 2, 2012
Xavier Dieux Named Best M&A Lawyer in Belgium
Mr. Dieux recognized by his peers as the top M&A lawyer in Belgium, as profiled in the June 27 edition DE TIJD.
January 25, 2012
Law360 Names Willkie One of its 2011 Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year
Law360 honors Willkie for its significant accomplishments and extensive range of services in the area of private equity.
April 21, 2011
Willkie Advises France Telecom-Orange in Procurement JV with Deutsche Telekom
French and German telephone companies’ joint venture to purchase equipment expected to yield savings of €1.3 billion after three years of implementation.
December 8, 2010
Willkie Advises Arkema on €550 Million Planned Acquisition of Total’s Resins Business Units
Arkema announces planned acquisition of the Coatings Resins (Cray Valley and Cook Composite Polymers) and Photocure Resins (Sartomer) businesses of Total SA.
September 27, 2010
Willkie Deal Named “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year”
Willkie recognized for its role in providing multidisciplinary counsel to Oaktree Capital Management, which led the massive financial restructuring of the SGD Group.
June 10, 2010
Firm Advises PAI on Acquisition of Pathology Labs Business
PAI partners agrees to acquire a majority interest in French clinical pathology business Cerba European Lab (CEL) from IK Investment Partners.
January 14, 2010
Firm Advises Oaktree Capital Management in Financial Restructuring of the SGD Group
A unanimous agreement has been reached with all the stakeholders to strengthen the financial structure of SGD and massively decrease its debt.
August 14, 2009
Michèle Grégoire to be Admitted to Belgian Supreme Court
It was recently announced in the Belgian Official Journal that on September 1 European partner Michèle Grégoire by Royal Decree will be admitted to the Bar of the Belgian Supreme Court.
October 22, 2008
Brussels Office Assists Brussels Air in Sale of Equity Share to Lufthansa
Lufthansa AG agrees to purchase a 45 percent stake in SN Airholding, the holding company that owns Willkie client Brussels Airlines, for €65
September 13, 2004
Willkie Featured in Chambers Guides to Leading Lawyers - 2004
Firm recognized for excellence in the 2004 editions of Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers and Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for its work worldwide in Corporate/M&A; Private Equity (Buyouts & Venture Capital); Capital Markets; Competition/Antitrust; Communications; Real Estate; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Regulatory); Insolvency/Corporate Recovery; Litigation (General Commercial); Tax; Environmental; and IT/IT Outsourcing.
September 1, 2003
The Lawyer Profiles Willkie's European Expansion
The September 2003 edition of The Lawyer magazine features a special profile on the success of Willkie’s continuing European expansion.
August 5, 2003
Willkie Welcomes New Partner in Brussels
Marc van der Woude joins the Antitrust Department in the firm's Brussels office.
March 26, 2003
Willkie Partner Addresses the Flemish Institute for Directors
Brussels partner Xavier Dieux addresses the Flemish "Institute for Directors" on the subject of directors' liability.
March 1, 2002
Willkie Opens Brussels Office
Dieux & Associes, a premier Belgian law firm specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, commercial litigation, and business reorganization and restructurings, combines with Willkie effective as of March 1, 2002. The firm will operate in Belgium as Willkie Farr & Gallagher.