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Corporate reorganisations

Allen & Overy’s dedicated Global Reorganisations Group specialises in partnering with client teams to plan and implement international reorganisations of all sizes and complexities.

Corporate groups of all shapes, sizes and across all sectors are constantly looking for ways to optimise their corporate structure and the organisation of their businesses, for a host of strategic, operational, financial, accounting, regulatory, risk management, legal and/or tax reasons. A corporate/business reorganisation may be a standalone project or may be linked to a wider transaction, such as a sale, acquisition, spin-off/demerger, joint venture or IPO. 

Our Global Reorganisations Group helps our clients deliver critical reorganisations projects, whether they be focused on a few key jurisdictions or span the globe. Our experience ranges from single jurisdiction reorganisations with multiple moving parts, through to truly global reorganisations involving up to 100 countries.

We regularly work together as a global team, combining high quality lawyers in every relevant location and legal discipline, extensive international reach, highly skilled legal project managers and other cost-efficient resourcing solutions to deliver the desired results for our clients.

From the strategic planning phase through to the detailed implementation phases, we drive forward and deliver the project on time, within budget and with the minimum disruption to the day-to-day operations of our client.

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A&O’s ability to resource complex reorganisations with specialists of the highest quality is unparalleled.

Our experience

WPP

WPP

We advised WPP on the USD3.1bn sale of a 60% stake in Kantar to Bain Capital and related carve-out reorganisation covering 400 entities in over 90 jurisdictions.

Tyco International

Tyco International

We advised Tyco International on the international aspects of its USD65bn separation reorganisation and spin-off of TE Connectivity and Covidien from Tyco International, across 90 jurisdictions and again on its subsequent separation reorganisation and spin-off of The ADT Corporation and its Flow Control business to Pentair, across 75 jurisdictions.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

We advised Thomson Reuters on the USD17bn sale of the majority stake in its Financial & Risk business to a consortium led by the Blackstone Group and related reorganisation to create the Refinitiv Group across 70+ countries.

Pentair

Pentair

We advised Pentair on the international aspects of the USD3.15bn separation reorganisation and sale of its Valves & Controls business to Emerson Electric Co., involving 45 jurisdictions.

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