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The highly regulated chemicals sector is a truly global business.

In response Linklaters has developed a dedicated Global Chemicals Group comprising lawyers with a detailed understanding of the environment in which chemical companies operate.

We have in-depth experience of the chemicals sector having advised on some of the sector’s largest and most complex transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, project finance, capital markets, securitisations and other structured finance transactions.

Over the past four years we have advised on more cross-border deals in the chemicals sector than any of our competitors. Our track record in transactional work is complemented by specialist expertise in the areas of law that are key for chemicals companies – anti-trust, dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, outsourcing, tax, environmental law and real estate.

Contact us

To discuss legal issues with Linklaters’ global chemicals team, please contact sector leaders Dan Tyrer.

You can find out more about Linklaters’ chemicals capabilities from sector manager Clare Gosalves on (44 20) 7456 2608.

Recent chemicals transactions include advising:

  • HSBC as arranger of debt financing for ChemChina on the US$43bn acquisition of Syngenta
  • Sherwin-Williams on the merger filings required in the EU, Russia, Latin-America and Asia-Pacific (except China and Australia) for its acquisition of Valspar for US$11.3bn
  • Solvay S.A. on the US$5.5bn merger agreement with U.S. based Cytec to acquire 100% of its share capital
  • Bayer on the carve out of its MaterialScience business and on the IPO of the new entity Covestro
  • BP on the sale of its PET feedstock plant in Decatur, Alabama to Indorama Ventures, and various oil & gas and petrochemical deals
  • Linde on the antitrust implications of various strategic industrial gas deals
  • Mitsui on its acquisition, together with Denka, of DuPont’s global neoprene business
  • Alent on the £1.35bn recommended cash offer by Platform Speciality Products Corporation


Dan Tyrer
(44 20) 7456 5990 

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