Over the past five years, Cooley has handled more than 300 M&A transactions, ranging in size from less than $5 million to more than $5 billion, making our practice one of the most active in the country. We apply the same dedication, expertise and breadth of experience that make us a national leader in Mergers & Acquisitions to assisting our clients with their cross-border M&A transactions.
While we have been particularly active in working with clients in the technology and life sciences sectors—negotiating some of the largest software, semiconductor equipment, medical devices and biotech mergers ever completed—our experience encompasses virtually all industry groups. It also includes representation of all types of acquisition participants: buyers, sellers, major stockholders, lenders, financial advisors, management, special board committees and others. And, because Cooley is a full-service law firm, we can provide our M&A clients with a broad range of international legal support in the tax, employee benefits, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, securities and litigation areas.
An Extensive International Network
Many of our attorneys are fluent in different languages, including Chinese (various dialects), Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog; and many have practiced with major foreign law firms in international business centers or have practiced abroad as foreign legal advisors. Moreover, we have an extensive network of Cooley-caliber law firms with whom we partner located in key jurisdictions and strategic offshore financial centers around the world, stretching from the European Union to Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, Latin America and every other country where our clients have business interests.
A Dedicated Mergers & Acquisitions Group
We have assembled a specialized group of highly skilled transactional attorneys who focus exclusively on M&A matters and have handled cross-border transactions all over the globe. We believe that providing our clients with access to focused and experienced practitioners who are on the cutting edge of this sophisticated and evolving field is the only way to ensure that we meet our clients' needs. This is what truly sets us apart from our competitors.