Michael F. DeFranco
As one of the world's most active transactional firms, we leverage our local expertise and global reach to advise clients on some of the world's most significant domestic and cross-border public deals. Over the last six decades, our practitioners have developed the processes, methodologies and precedents to manage complex public M&A transactions with maximum efficiency across all jurisdictions.
We understand the interplay between the public M&A and regulatory approvals processes so critical to successfully executing these transactions. Using our established working relationships with local regulators in key markets, we guide clients through all stages of the process, providing valuable insight on regulatory and tax developments that could impact the value and feasibility of cross-border public transactions. We also provide public tender defense, and assist with restructuring the shareholding of listed companies, use of stock as consideration, and block trades.
We provide an integrated cross-border M&A service, working across practice and industry lines to neutralize risk and maximize value for clients.