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North America

Willkie recently represented Level 3 Communications in its $7.3 billion acquisition of tw telecom.

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Latin America

Willkie represented Zurich Financial Services in its $1.67 billion acquisition of Santander’s Latin American insurance operations.

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Europe

A cross-border team represented Prudential in a $27 billion (£16 billion) longevity risk transfer deal covering approximately 25% of BT Pension Scheme’s liabilities associated with increases in life expectancy of its beneficiaries. The matter is the largest single longevity transaction on record.

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Asia Pacific

Willkie represented Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited in its $5.7 billion acquisition of Protective Life Corporation. Dai-ichi Life, Japan’s second largest private life insurance company, operates throughout Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Thailand.

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Middle East

Willkie represented Isithmar World, an investment arm of the government of Dubai and owner of high-end retailer Barneys, in a unique financial restructuring that was achieved without the need for a bankruptcy filing upon agreement with the company’s largest creditors.

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Africa

Willkie Advises Comilog in the Financing of Rolling Stock in Gabon

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Located in key business centers throughout the world, Willkie is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice.  Our firm's areas of concentration and services are aligned to ensure high quality and consistently responsive counsel across our international network of offices.  Our continuous focus on the synergies within our firm is supported by a firm culture that values collaboration and cooperation.

Willkie's international experience - including the representation of U.S. and international corporations and investment banking clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, and private equity transactions - is both deep and broad.  Our ability to negotiate and close deals, coupled with in-depth knowledge of a region's particular rules and regulations, financial and political regimes, and customs and culture ensures that clients seeking to conduct cross border business get the maximum benefit from our experience.

A brief representative sampling of the work we have done is provided for each of the regions highlighted below.

Regions

Willkie partners Adam Turteltaub and Thomas Henry present “The Structure Design and Trading Strategies of Investment in American Real Estate” at a conference in Beijing

Corporate partner Adam Turteltaub speaks at a conference organized by Chinese Law firm Zhong Lun, and CBRE

Real Estate partner Thomas Henry speaks on The Structure Design and Trading Strategies of Investment in American Real Estate