The industrials sector portfolio at Linklaters represents the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies covering the following business sectors: Aerospace & Defence, Building Materials, Electronics, Engineering, Forestry, Paper & Packaging and Multi-industry.
Global industrial sector activity has historically been dominated by US, German and Japanese multi-nationals or conglomerates but the rise of South Korean, Brazilian, Russian, Chinese and Indian companies in this area 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, litigation & arbitration, 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, Ben Dulieu, Carsten Grave or Vincent Ponsonnaille.
Recent significant industrials transactions include advising:
- Holcim on its €39.9bn merger of equals with Lafarge, the largest all-stock merger of equals in Europe and the second largest globally, ever
- Schneider Electric on its £3.4bn bid for London listed engineering company Invensys plc
- Cookson Group plc, Vesuvius plc and Alent plc on the £1.7bn demerger of the Cookson Group’s Performance Materials division to Alent plc
- UTC on its US$16.5bn acquisition of Goodrich Corporation – UTC’s biggest deal in a decade
- Samsung C&T Corporation on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Whessoe Projects Limited
- Anglo American on its joint venture with Lafarge to combine their cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and contracting businesses
- Sharp Corporation on the creation of two JVs with Enel Green Power and STMicroelectronics
- PaperlinX Ltd on the €45m disposal of Italian and Swiss business, Polyedra
- ITT Corporation on its global restructuring into three separate businesses