Who`s Who Legal M&A and Governance 2020


    Damien Zoubek of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is considered “one of the best young lawyers” in mergers and acquisitions and an accomplished corporate governance lawyer in various sectors. José María Eyzaguirre B leads Claro y Cia`s M&A practice and is a world-class practitioner known for his experience advising clients on complex M&A and corporate governance transactions. Rodrigo Ochagavía has extensive experience representing clients from a wide range of industries at all stages of M&A transactions. Fernando Barros Tocornal of Barros & Errázuriz Abogados is a respected name in corporate governance, known for his focus on developing new businesses and modernizing existing businesses for clients. Roberto Guerrero Valenzuela de Cuatrecasas is known for having participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions in the Chilean market and representing national and international clients in many economic sectors. Nadège Nguyen, Global Elite thought leader at Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI, stands out for her impressive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, covering domestic and cross-border transactions. Álvaro Martins dos Santos uses his more than 25 years of experience to competently advise national and international clients on mergers and acquisitions. Fernando Alves Meira is hailed in the market as “one of Brazil`s best M&A lawyers” and simply described as “excellent” by his impressed colleagues. Alexandre Bertoldi is “highly recommended” by market commentators as a “renowned lawyer” in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

    Henry Sztutman is known for his world-class M&A practice, which regularly advises domestic and international clients on complex transactions in a wide range of industries. Christoph Seibt is recognized among market sources for his extensive experience in the areas of financial restructuring, corporate governance and corporate finance. Christian Decher is praised for his competent management of cross-border transactions and structural changes in listed companies. Stephan Waldhausen is “an excellent practitioner” with “a very analytical and strategic mind”. He is praised for his “extensive expertise in corporate law and private and public mergers and acquisitions.” Deborah Janssens “combines a broad and precise knowledge of legal issues with a pragmatic approach,” praise the sources, adding: “She is solution-oriented and has the ability to develop a holistic view of situations and problems.” Andreas Fabritius is a well-known name in the market for his exemplary work on corporate governance and board responsibility for German and international clients. Edith Hlawati of Cerha Hempel Rechtsanwälte is considered the “first governance lawyer in the Austrian market”. Andrew Walker at Clayton Utz is a prominent name who is respected for his work in corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Simon Truskett is recognized for his “extensive expertise” in governance and transactions, acquired over a career spanning more than 30 years. Tobias Bürgers receives high praise in the market for his diverse experience, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and public limited company law. Thorsten Reinhard stands out among experts as an “excellent M&A notary” as well as an impressive job in distressed and private equity transactions.

    Gerald Reger is highly regarded for his outstanding work on international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets transactions. Christian Pleister is supported by his peers for his work on complex transactions, private equity investments and restructurings. Paulo Olavo Cunha de VdA – Vieira de Almeida & Associados stands out for his outstanding practice in corporate governance, including his management of restructuring issues. Peter Callens of Loyens & Loeff is billed as a “leading corporate governance lawyer,” according to impressed sources. This pandemic year has been marked by profound changes in governance expectations and a strong focus on the purpose of the company and the role of the board of directors in the company`s sustainable success. There is no doubt that changing governance standards and the sharp rise related to the pandemic have resulted in much more important and challenging work for most boards. Our advice in this regard was quite simple, namely that companies and society in general must do the work. Boards and management teams in the U.S.

    and around the world now “understand” that the world has changed and have embraced whatever it takes to meet the challenge. We have participated in this process in partnership with our clients and in our thought leadership in this area. Dirk Meeus is “the best corporate lawyer in Belgium”, according to an impressed source, a view reflected in his selection as the world`s elite thought leader for corporate governance. Stephen Lloyd is a popular lawyer for cross-border transactions as well as private equity matters. Hans Kets enjoys an “excellent reputation” for his extensive expertise in transactions between private, public and municipal companies. At Travers Smith, Spencer Summerfield is known as a British and international corporate finance powerhouse, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and general management consulting. Richard Spedding excels as a go-to practitioner for complex domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate governance issues. Raghubir Menon of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is praised for providing world-class representation of Indian listed companies in complex public acquisitions of mergers and acquisitions. Pallavi Shroff is recognized as a highly respected practitioner with an encyclopedic knowledge of corporate governance issues. Shardul Shroff is widely recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in the market due to his extensive experience in handling complex governance, regulatory and investment matters. Amjad Ali Khan of Afridi & Angell is a well-known lawyer for corporate governance, acquisitions and private equity issues in the Middle East.