Freshfields opens in Silicon Valley with seven founding partners
Helping ambitious businesses act with confidence.
As an ambitious business, you know that the stakes are higher and the risks run deeper. In our interconnected world, you also need to make those critical business decisions quickly. As an integrated global law firm, we're perfectly positioned to help.
We have more than 380 US-qualified attorneys across the world, who include leaders in the fields of M&A, corporate governance and defense, enforcement/investigations, antitrust/CFIUS, employee benefits, IP, tax and litigation.
We are also a clear market leader in Europe and Asia in corporate/M&A, antitrust/regulatory, private equity and tax, among others.
Combining with the knowledge, experience, and energy of the whole firm, we offer a global perspective, local knowledge, and sophisticated advice that knows no bounds. That's everything you need to take that decision quickly – and with confidence.
Recent US work
Advising Comcast on its £30bn acquisition of Sky.
Representing Mastercard in an ongoing UK class action.
Helping a US consumer brand join forces with Tencent and Alibaba in one of most ambitious collaborations of its kind in China.
Advising Evonik Industries on an FTC investigation and its acquisition of PeroxyChem.
We advised Evonik Industries on: the Federal Trade Commission's investigation of Evonik’s $630m acquisition of the precipitated silica business from J.M. Huber Corporation; and Evonik’s $625m acquisition of PeroxyChem from One Equity Partners.
Advising Starbucks on its $7.15bn global coffee alliance with Nestlé.
Advising Access Industries-owned DAZN Group on the combination of Perform Content, the complete global sports content company, with STATS, the revolutionary leader in sports AI owned by Vista Equity Partners.
Representing one of the world’s largest banks in investigations by multiple enforcement authorities into an alleged scheme to manipulate the setting of the Libor and other leading benchmark interest rates in 14 countries.
Volkswagen on numerous matters, including its $2.6bn co-investment with Ford in autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI.
Advising KLX on the $4.2bn sale of its aviation parts and services business to Boeing and the spinoff of its energy services business.
Advising Smiths Group on its $723.7m acquisition of Morpho Detection.
Advising Henderson on its $6bn all-stock merger of equals with Janus Capital.
Sarah K. Solum Head of US Capital Markets and Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Office
Eric B. Bruce US Head of disputes, litigation and arbitration, and global investigations
Washington, DC, New York