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Clifford Chance

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Capital goods include factories, machinery, tools and other equipment used to produce products for consumption. We advise our clients on all legal aspects relevant to the capital goods industry and utilize our interdisciplinary and international approach to identify trends, share know-how, and develop solutions for the benefit of our clients.

  • Clifford Chance is a leading firm in the field of cross-border and domestic private and public M&A including private equity, joint ventures and post-merger integration with a focus on the capital goods sector
  • We advise on compliance topics, including domestic and international anti-corruption regimes and anti-trust law
  • We assist in technically and legally complex dispute resolution and litigation matters, helping our clients to enforce their justified claims and to protect them against unjustified ones
  • We have the international breadth and depth to help our clients to universally protect their intellectual property rights
  • We help our clients achieve their financing goals by using alternative debt and equity financing instruments
  • Our firm boasts a pre-eminent practice in international sanctions and export control issues

Client experience

  • Advised Siemens AG on the sale of TLT-Turbo GmbH to Power Construction Corporation of China  
  • Advised Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) on its takeover of the Meurer-Group
  • Advised Kingspan on the acquisition of the construction elements group of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe
  • Advised Dangote Industries Limited, as borrower, on a US$ 3.30 billion financing
  • Advised Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and the banking consortium as transaction counsel regarding the placement of convertible notes with a total volume of €60 million
  • Advised Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) on the acquisition of Drahtzug Stein wire & welding GmbH & Co. KG, the Germany-based supplier of seamless flux and metal cored wires
  • Advised Linde AG on the acquisition of 51% in OCAP, the Netherlands-based company engaged in manufacturing carbon dioxide gas
  • Advised Nabtesco Corporation, a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on its purchase of OCLAP S.R.L., an Italian door system manufacturer
  • Advised Siemens AG on the sale of convertible bonds to institutional investors through a private placement led by Deutsche Bank