United States of America

The United States is a key focus of our international practice and our clients include numerous US companies and multi-national businesses with significant US interests. We work closely with the leading Wall Street firms in New York and major law firms in key financial centres across the entire country.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

A company controlled by certain Apollo Funds on its offer to acquire Countrywide.

Standard Chartered on the acquisition of American Express Bank from American Express Company for approximately US$860 million (£431 million).

Cadbury Schweppes on the listing of Cadbury ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange (in connection with the creation and listing in London of Cadbury plc as a stand alone confectionery company) and on the demerger of its Americas Beverages business to Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management on its acquisition of a 19% stake in Lansdowne Partners, a leading London-based investment manager with over US$12 billion of assets under management.

Recent Work