The industrials sector portfolio at Linklaters represents the world’s leading industrial / manufacturing companies covering the following business sectors: Aerospace & Defence, Building Materials, Electronics, Engineering, Forestry, Paper & Packaging, Metals and Multi-industry.
Global industrial sector activity has historically been dominated by US, German and Japanese multi-nationals or conglomerates. The rise of South Korean, Brazilian, Russian, Chinese and Indian companies in industries such as electronics, metals and engineering is a trend that looks certain to continue.
Linklaters’ global industrials team supports our clients wherever they do business, including Asia, Russia and South America. The firm’s combined excellence across the M&A corporate, finance and commercial practice areas, including tax, projects and banking is distinctive. Combined with an outstanding record of advising the world's leading industrial companies makes it a trusted adviser to many of the sector’s biggest companies.
Expert in their area of law, our sector specialists have particular insight and understanding of the multiple business segments that make up the industrials sector at Linklaters. Their commercial understanding and industry awareness bring another dimension to the legal advice they give, one that is highly valued by clients.
To discuss legal issues with Linklaters’ global industrials team, please contact one of our sector leaders Satindar Dogra, Achim Kirchfeld, Ben Dulieu or Vincent Ponsonnaille.
You can find out more about Linklaters’ industrials capabilities from sector manager Andrew Dilworth on (44 20) 7456 2898.
Recent significant industrials transactions include advising:
- ArcelorMittal on the demerger of its stainless and speciality steels businesses by way of legal spin-off and listing of a new company called APERAM
- United Technologies Corporation on its USD16.5bn acquisition of Goodrich Corporation – UTC’s biggest deal in a decade
- ITT Corporation, a global diversified manufacturing company, on its recent global restructuring into three separate businesses
- Anglo American on its joint venture with Lafarge to combine their cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and contracting businesses
- Sharp Corporation on the establishment of two joint ventures in the solar sector with Enel Green Power and STMicroelectronics
- Schneider Electric on its EUR4.09bn acquisition with Alstom of Areva's transmission and distribution business
- PaperlinX Ltd on the EUR45m disposal of Italian and Swiss business, Polyedra