Practice & Industry Groups

International Corporate Transactions

​Providing rapidly globalizing member firm clients with one-stop access to high-quality multinational corporate/M&A services in major business centers worldwide was the original reason World Law Group's founding members formed the network. Today, at least one WLG “Key Contact Partner” at the vast majority of our member firms is a senior corporate partner, deeply experienced in large and mid-sized cross-border transactions involving both publicly listed and private companies.

Invariably, these individuals are also members of World Law Group’s International Corporate Transactions Group. In addition to their ability to bring just the right people from their own firms’ large corporate practices to work on large, cross-border or multinational deals in any industry, they meet regularly to share experiences with and insights on new legal developments and their impact on structuring various kinds of transactions.

Many members have worked together frequently on complex matters including stock and asset acquisitions, tender offers, mergers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, recapitalizations, structured auctions and roll-ups. Others bring a special focus on private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, securities law and related fields.

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Member Firm News

Gowling WLG has advised long-standing client Equiom, the global professional services provider, on its partnership with global alternative investment firm, Värde Partners.

Legal Update

The year 2018 witnessed ongoing volatility in global markets, fueled by geopolitical uncertainty, rising trade tensions and slowing world economies.

Legal Update

The second quarter of FY2019 continued the Department of Justice's bounce-back (at least somewhat) from its down year in FY2018. Based on our count, DOJ recovered nearly $589 million from 43 settlements and one judgment.

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Rita Albuquerque PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal 351213197361
Carlos Alfaro Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Andrew Ang WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore +65 6416 8007
Alan Annex Greenberg Traurig, LLP New York, New York - U.S.A.
Sharon Ayres Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +440 121 3930019
Yong Geun Bae Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0690
Gareth Baker Gowling WLG London, England +44 20 3636 7863
David Beckstead Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand
Sai Bharathan AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Jeremy Blackshaw MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia +613 8608 2922
Nathaniel Bolin Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 230 5888
Constantine Boulougouris MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +612 9921 4368
Jill Bronson Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - U.S.A.
Leigh Brown MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +612 9921 4941
Niamh Callaghan Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland
Bob Calmes Arendt & Medernach New York, New York - U.S.A. 352 40 78 78 234
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Georgia Chang Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +88 62 2755 7366
Lorraine Cheah Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603 2027 2906
Wen-Chih Chen Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Chun-yih Cheng Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +88 62 2755 7366
Yong Chi Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Audrey Chng WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore +65 6416 2427
Jonathan Clovin Guyer & Regules
Stephane Collin CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium 32 2 743 69 27
Alan Craig Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Cesar Cruz Ayala Santamarina y Steta S.C. Monterrey, Mexico +52 81 8133 6002
Pablo Cubel Cuatrecasas Valencia, Spain
Bomi Daruwala Vaish Associates Mumbai, India +91 022 4213 4101
Srinath Dasari AZB & Partners Bangalore, India +91 80 4240 0500
Ashley Davies Campbells Hong Kong, Hong Kong +852 3708 3019
Rodrigo de Alencar Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr Santiago, Chile +15 62 499 5500
John Paul De Leon SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Whitney Debevoise Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 942 5042
Joe DeLisle Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. +1 404 962 6438
Vincent Dirckx CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +322 743 6985
Andrey Dorado Arias Arias San José, Costa Rica
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488
Jonathan Edwards Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. +1 404 962 6470
Gregor Famira CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Hakan Fohlin Setterwalls Stockholm, Sweden +46 85 988 9009
Ulrike Glueck CMS Germany Shanghai, China
Sofia Gomes da Costa PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal 351 213 197 441
Yanos Gramatidis Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece 302103318170
Thomas Grohman Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7044
Clemens Grossmayer CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Maximilian Grub CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5167
Cedric Guyot CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +322 743 69 65
John Hammond CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany +49 711 976 4382
Guenther Hanslik CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Thomas Harrold Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. +1 404 962 6402
Kevin Hawkins VILAF Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam +848 3827 7300
Ian Hayes ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Hendrik Hirsch CMS Germany Frankfurt, Germany +49 69 71701 0
April Holland Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8296
Lewis Horowitz Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7401
Peter Huber CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria +43 140 443 1650
Chems Idrissi Soulier AARPI Lyon, France
Fulvio Italiani D'Empaire Caracas, Venezuela +58 212 264 4681
Thomas (Jeff) Jefferson Locke Lord LLP Providence, Rhode Island - U.S.A. +1 401 276 6417
Martin Jetlund Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway
Doron Joffe ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa +27 11 269 7600
Philippe Johnson Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada +1 514 841 6501
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Martika Jonk CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 65 538 4343
José José Ramón Ayala Santamarina y Steta S.C. Querétaro, Mexico +52 442 2900 290
Amitjivan Joshi Vaish Associates New Delhi, India +91 22 4213 4118
Anne Juul Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +45 72273878
Dong Wook (Tony) Kang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0158
Han Kang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0651
Anil Kasturi AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
David Kay Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1121
Gregor Kennedy CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Pere Kirchner Cuatrecasas Madrid, Spain
Krishna Kishore Vaish Associates New Delhi, India
Darshika Kothari AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Piraye Kuranel Basol Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Ralf Kurney CMS Germany Berlin, Germany +49 30 20 360 1706
Jochen Lamb CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany +49 711 9764 0
Pranat Laohapairoj Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Franco Aristotle Larcina SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Rhonda Laws Campbells Hong Kong, Hong Kong 85237083016
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477
Byoung-Ki Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0643
Seung Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Tristan Lee Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Jorge Leon-Orantes Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5452
Vincent Lie Makarim & Taira S. Jakarta, Indonesia +62 212 521 272
William Lin Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7982
Vicente Lines Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4036 2810
Alejandro Luna Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 15 513 846 413
Yoko Maeda City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5500
Arlene Maneja SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +63 2 982 3542
Katsuki Matsuura City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81-3-6212-5623
Soledad Matteozzi Alfaro-Abogados Beijing, China +86 136 1173 7125
Elysangela Maurer TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5324
James McKeon Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Matthew McTygue Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. +1 617 239 0494
Miguel Ngel Melero Cuatrecasas New York, New York - U.S.A. +34 915 247 686
Lebusa Meso ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa +27 11 269 7600
Thomas Meyding CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Ignacio Minorini Lima Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4021 2913
Zia Mody AZB & Partners Mumbai, India +91 22 6639 6880
Mariana Morelli Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael Morgan Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7013
Akshay Naidoo Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Jenny Nip Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Catherine Nommick Soulier AARPI Lyon, France +33 47 282 2080
Arata Nomoto City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5635
Putri Noor Shariza Noordin Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603 2027 2826
Marhaini Nordin Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2853
Sibylle Novak CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
M. Mert Oguzulgen Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey +90 21 2310 1800
Estanislao Olmos Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 40212309
Carlos Omana D'Empaire Caracas, Venezuela
Jan Orndahl Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +358 20 776 5438
Sebastian Orthmann CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany
Janet Pahima Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel +97 236 922 097
Marcos Paysse Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +598 2902 1515
Diogo Perestrelo PLMJ +35 121 319 7300
Radivoje Petrikic CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Belgrade, Serbia
Arkrapol Pichedvanichok Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand
Matt Prager Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Koos Pretorius ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 82 557 7927
Hemant Puthran Vaish Associates Mumbai, India
Charlie Pywell Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Fi Ling Quak WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore +65 6416 8023
Alain Raemy CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland +41 44 285 1111
Alexander Rakosi CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Ashwath Rau AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Jonathan Reardon Al Tamimi & Company Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia +966 13 821 9960
Johannes Reich-Rohrwig CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Jennifer Reilly Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 3459145879
Marc Riede CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany +49 40 37630 0
Sebastian Rodrigo Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Carmen Rosa PLMJ Faro, Portugal
William Rosenberg Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada
Brad Ross Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 849 6010
Daniel Russell Campbells Road Town, British Virgin Islands +1 345 949 2648
Hitoshi Sakai City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5642
Maria Santa Martha PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal
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Jessada Sawatdipong Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Robert Searle Campbells Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Raimundo Segura Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Neil Sheehy Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4229
Hee-Gang Shin Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Martand Singh Vaish Associates Mumbai, India 1912242134101
Mark Smith Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8357
Hassan Sohbi Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Jean-Luc Soulier Soulier AARPI Paris, France +33 14 054 2929
John Steven MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
Chotiwut Sukpradub Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Nicholas Choi Chuan Tan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2816
Mikio Tanaka City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 3 6212 5559
Simon Thomas Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5843
Oliver Thurn CMS Germany Munich, Germany
Chris Towle Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +44 121 393 0700
Christian Traichel Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany +49 89 210 380
James (Jim) Tramonte Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. +1 404 962 6415
Johannes Trenkwalder CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria +43 1 40443 1750
Arnoldo Troconis D'Empaire Caracas, Venezuela +58 212 264 6244
Deniz Tuncel Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Aoife Tuohy Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5821
Shelley Vale Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Annemieke van der Valk ENSafrica
Bhuvana Veeraragavan AZB & Partners Bangalore, India
Jakob Villum Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway 4792255336
Wolf-Georg von Rechenberg CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Rainer Wachter CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Heike Wagner CMS Germany Frankfurt, Germany +49 697 170 1322
Stephan Werlen CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland +41 44 285 11 11
John Wolf Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Michelle Wong Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2645
Eric Eunyong Yang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0670
Grace Yeoh Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joonki Yi Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0152
Emilie Yldiz Soulier AARPI Lyon, France
Jonathan Young Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. +1 617 239 0367
Stuart Young Gowling WLG London, England +44 203 636 7968
Sungjo Yun Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Vladimir Zenin CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 495 786 4030
Lai Zhen Pik Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2833
Joshua Zimmer Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Leonid Zubarev CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 495 786 4000