While the strategic business objectives that drive major corporate transactions may vary, the need for experienced, effective legal counsel remains constant. The mergers and acquisitions practice of Hunton & Williams LLP helps senior business leadership negotiate the increasingly complex M&A path, from initial consideration and negotiation of a deal, through due diligence and regulatory approvals, to completion of the project and postclosing integration. From our offices in leading financial and business centers across the United States and in Europe and Asia — and in conjunction with our highly regarded Latin America practice — we advise clients on virtually every form of corporate transaction, including contested and negotiated acquisitions, friendly and hostile tender offers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, corporate spinoffs, holding company formations, corporate auctions, mergers of equals, privatizations and strategic acquisition and divestiture programs.
We understand that no two businesses and no two transactions are alike. While taking advantage of proven methodologies to streamline the M&A process, we emphasize a client-specific and goal-driven approach. We draw on the firm’s extensive resources to quickly assemble legal teams that include lawyers with the skills and experience necessary to complete complex transactions, including counsel from our tax, securities, antitrust and trade regulation, labor and employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, regulated industry, bankruptcy, real estate, franchising, environmental and administrative law practices. Similarly, we represent clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including energy, manufacturing, technology, financial services and consumer products.
Our distinctive approach incorporates clear benefits: responsiveness to clients, seamless integration with client and in-house teams, as well as local and foreign counsel, creative, practical solutions, and — most important — completed transactions. Our record of success with our clients has led to our recognition as a leading M&A practice by Chambers USA and SNL Financial, as well as our receipt of multiple M&A Atlas "Deal of the Year" awards.