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New York, NY 10019
Head of the Corporate Department: Mark I. Greene
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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has been known as one of the premier U.S. law firms for more than two centuries. Our partnership continues to derive strength from timeless and enduring values: a passion for lawyering as a noble calling, a commitment to pursuing excellence and a belief in the power of collaboration.
We strive to be the firm of choice for clients facing their most important and transformative transactions. Trained across multiple disciplines and equipped with a broad range of experience, Cravath’s corporate attorneys are known for devising and applying creative solutions to complex issues.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Cravath advises companies in their most critical needs across the full spectrum of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and SPAC transactions. Cravath is also a leading advisor for companies and boards in connection with hostile takeovers and shareholder activism defense.
Cravath’s global private equity practice advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on all aspects of private equity investing. Our clients encompass traditional leveraged buyout funds, real estate, credit and hedge funds, as well as new and non‑traditional participants in the private equity space, including pension plans, family offices, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.
Cravath’s capital markets lawyers represent issuers and underwriters in all types of U.S. offerings, including initial public offerings, preferred stock offerings, convertible and exchangeable securities offerings, other equity and equity‐linked offerings and offerings of investment grade and high‐yield corporate bonds.
Cravath’s banking and credit lawyers represent lenders and borrowers in leveraged and investment grade bridge and acquisition financings, asset-based financings, spin-off financings, direct lending transactions, second lien and mezzanine financings, recapitalizations, liability management transactions and workout and restructuring facilities, including Debtor-in-Possession, exit and distressed M&A financing.
Restructuring and Insolvency:
Cravath’s substantial experience with restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy matters includes both debtor and creditor side engagements, as well as distressed M&A (in court and out of court), debtor‑in‑possession (DIP) and exit financing.