The formula for success.
From volatile commodities markets to the rise of new technologies, from more stringent regulation to widespread industry consolidation, the chemicals sector is undergoing a period of rapid change.
As one of few law firms with a worldwide chemicals group, we are at the forefront of these developments. We have worked with more than half of the world’s top 100 chemicals companies and have advised on many of the matters that define the market.
Our people work together across the world to handle our clients’ most complex issues, from major public and private M&A transactions to financing deals, disputes, REACH compliance, emissions trading, environmental contamination, critical feedstock supply agreements and antitrust counseling.
Advising Solvay S.A. on its €1bn sale of its worldwide Acetow Business (with activities in, among other, Europe, the United States, Brazil, Russia) to Blackstone.
Advising Lanxess on its joint venture of its worldwide rubber business with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).
Advising FMC Corporation on the acquisition of Cheminova A/S, in a deal valued at $1.8bn and encompassing more than 30 jurisdictions, and on the divestiture of its worldwide peroxide business to One Equity Partners.
Advising Kurita Water Industries on €250m acquisition of the APW business units from Israel Chemicals.
Advising ChemChina on its $8bn bid for Italian tire giant Pirelli and on its acquisition of Germany’s Krauss Maffei Group.
Peter D. Lyons Senior Counsel
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Dr. Barbara Keil Partner
Takeshi Nakao Partner
Dr. Ralph Kogge Partner
Olivier Rogivue Partner
Alan Wang Partner