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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21-23 rue de la Ville l'Evêque
75008 Paris, France
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Mergers and Acquisitions including Tender Offers, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Business Reorganization are the core activities of Willkie Paris. Our tax, litigation, bankruptcy and competition and antitrust practices work closely with our corporate and securities lawyers who are frequently called upon for support and play an integrated role in meeting client's needs.

Our clients call upon us for our cross-border expertise, creative thinking and skill in structuring and implementing complex transactions.

We provide comprehensive legal services to our local and international clients particularly by working in concert with the various practice groups located throughout our U.S. and European offices.

The Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups specialize in leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, joint ventures and private equity investments. As a transaction oriented firm, Willkie Paris is regularly cited among the foremost Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity deal counsel both domestically and internationally.

Our Capital Markets lawyers assist both issuers and underwriters in domestic and international offerings of equity and debt securities and advise clients on all public securities offerings, flotations and financial regulations.

Willkie Paris has also acquired significant experience in advising borrowers in the field of domestic and cross-border financings and in representing both issuers and institutional investors in debt private placements.

Our Tax practice group has extensive experience in handling all types of business taxation issues arising from transactions taking place both in our jurisdiction and abroad. Our tax lawyers are frequently sought out to advise on tax issues arising from innovative corporate transactions and new financial products.

Willkie Paris is active in all types of litigation work throughout Europe. Our Litigation practice group handles general commercial litigation, securities litigation, white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations and other civil litigation and arbitration including merger and acquisition-related matters.

Our Business Reorganization and Restructuring team has acquired extensive experience in advising companies as well as investment funds (as shareholders or potential purchasers) in the context of both pre-insolvency reorganizations (out of court proceedings) and insolvency proceedings. The group handles all types of insolvency related liability actions, works in concert with other practice groups in Europe in cross border reorganizations and benefits from the recognized expertise of the New York based Business Reorganization and Restructuring team.

Our Competition and Antitrust practice group plays an important role in the deal-structuring/deal-management process. The group prepares and files all concentration notifications with national authorities and the European Commission as well as managing all European Union and national regulatory issues.