Freshfields in Europe
Centuries of European heritage means we can offer market-leading advice to global businesses operating across the continent.
Whether a client’s concerns are limited to a single country, cross a border or affect multiple jurisdictions, we can help.
Europe-wide matters benefit from our prominent regulatory and public affairs practice in Brussels that helps shape EU policy and regulation – and also helps clients to navigate EU regulatory environment. At a national level, we advise clients on the political, legal and business nuances of each and every European country, regardless of whether we have an office there.
Our clients include some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, along with listed companies and investors in a whole host of other sectors, such as energy, infrastructure, retail, healthcare, media and manufacturing.
Advising Porsche Holding, among others, on the creation of African Automotive Trading.
Advising LafargeHolcim on its global divestment programme following the merger of equals between Lafarge and Holcim, including its divestment of assets to CRH for €6.5bn and the sale of Lafarge India to Nirma for an enterprise value of $1.4bn.
Advising Midea Group on the successful takeover offer for German robotics supplier Kuka.
Advising a major client in the telecoms sector on the creation of a joint venture with a leading Italian mobile phone business.
Advising Hewlett-Packard Company on its global business separation, creating two separate publicly traded companies with revenues in excess of $50bn, which constitutes the largest technology enterprise split in history.
Dr. Markus Paul Partner
Frankfurt am Main
Dirk-Jan Smit Partner
Vincent Macq Partner
Dr. Roman Mallmann Partner
Dr. Heiner Braun Partner
Frankfurt am Main
Nicola Asti Partner
David Franco Partner
Dr. Ralph Kogge Partner
Claire Wills Partner