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Helping ambitious businesses act with confidence.

Freshfields is the leading firm for complex US M&A, litigation, governance and regulatory work, ranked by Chambers in Band 1 across the six areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, tax and public international law.

Our US team comprises 350 US-qualified lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, and worldwide, with the majority of our partners recognized by premier legal directories, including Chambers (Band 1) and Legal 500.

Our practice features a concentrated depth of expertise in the key legal disciplines most important to global businesses across transaction, regulatory and risk, including: corporate/M&Aantitrustlitigationsecurities and shareholder litigationenforcement and global investigationswhite collarcybersecurity and data privacyinternational arbitrationcapital marketsfinancerestructuring and insolvencyCFIUSsanctions & tradeemployee benefits and compensationIP/data transactionstaxsustainability and corporate governance.

These strengths, combined with the knowledge, experience and energy of more than 2,800 lawyers and other legal professionals across 28 offices, have helped us build a reputation for breaking new legal ground, handling the highest-profile matters and solving our clients’ most complex corporate, regulatory and litigation challenges in the US and internationally.

As a global leader in SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) and the de-SPAC process, we recently launched a SPAC resource center on the latest trends in this area. We handle all elements of the SPAC—from the SPAC's formation and IPO to the subsequent business combination—with top-tier M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, tax and benefits lawyers.

In short, we offer everything our clients need to make decisions quickly and with confidence: a global perspective, local knowledge, and sophisticated advice in any jurisdiction.

Recent US work

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