O’Melveny’s team in Europe has decades of experience helping clients achieve their goals.
In London, we have leading practitioners in the areas of investment funds, direct investments, M&A, corporate finance, and dispute resolution, while our group in Brussels is renowned for its expertise in antitrust and competition law. Our Europe-based lawyers collaborate closely and, together with their O’Melveny counterparts in the US and Asia, provide global coverage for complex cross-border undertakings.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
O’Melveny represented Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in a global fight against Intel Corporation for monopolizing the x86-microprocessor industry through scare tactics and coercion. With litigation and investigations spanning the US, EU, and Asia, O’Melveny helped AMD secure important victories. Read
Aleris International, Inc
O’Melveny represented Aleris, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aleris Corporation, and certain of its US, German, Belgian, and Swiss subsidiaries in connection with the refinancing of a US$600 million asset-backed revolving credit (ABL) facility. Read
O’Melveny is defending Asiana against a claim in the Chancery Division of the English High Court brought by British Airways Plc (BA) for a contribution and/or indemnity should BA be held liable to the claimants in an antitrust action bought by Emerald Supplies Limited and others. Read
O’Melveny represented long-term client Coller Capital (Coller) on the approximately US$1.6 billion acquisition by a fund financed by Coller International Partners VI (CIP VI) of a portfolio of private-equity-related investments, as well as the transfer of approximately US$345 million of undrawn commitments, from Lloyds Banking Group plc. Read
European and Japanese Financial Institutions
We have advised several major European and Japanese financial institutions in relation to investigations carried out by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Read
O’Melveny represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, in its investment in the US$1.26 billion equity financing of NYSE-listed XPO Logistics, one of the largest providers of freight brokerage, freight forwarding, and expedited freight transportation. Read
Greensphere Capital International
O’Melveny acted for a subsidiary of private equity fund, Greensphere Capital, to defend High Court proceedings brought under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006 alleging that conduct by the subsidiary had been unfairly prejudicial to a minority shareholder in a joint venture company. Read
Helios Investment Partners
O’Melveny represented Helios Investment Partners (Helios), a leading pan-African private investment firm, in the raising of its third Africa-focused fund, which hit its hard cap at US$1.1 billion in February 2015, well ahead of the fundraising schedule. Read
When Honeywell’s US$5.1 billion acquisition of the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc drew scrutiny from antitrust authorities around the world, O’Melveny lawyers worldwide mobilized to defend the transaction before the Federal Trade Commission, China’s Ministry of Commerce, and the European Commission. Read
O’Melveny successfully advised ICAP as a third-party complainant to the proposed US$9 billion merger of the New York Stock Exchange Euronext and the Deutsche Börse. Read
Norsk Hydro ASA
O’Melveny obtained an important victory for Norsk Hydro ASA when the EU Commission approved the company’s proposed joint venture with consumer goods group Orkla ASA concerning the parties’ extruded products, building systems and precision tubing businesses. Read
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
- Apollo Management LP
- Asiana Airlines Inc.
- Canada Pension Plan
- CCMP Capital Advisors LLC
- CDC Group plc
- Coller Capital
- Deutsche Bank AG
- Goldman Sachs International
- GIC Private Limited
- Honeywell International Inc.
- ICAP plc
- Norsk Hydro ASA
- Precision Castparts Corp
- Samsung Electronics