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Companies and investors need sophisticated and timely legal advice in a wide range of transactions and situations. Commercial objectives must drive the negotiation of corporate, financial and service agreements on a solid legal footing. Transactions are increasingly cross-border.

We seek to understand and further our clients’ goals and assist them in strengthening their business relationships as they traverse complex market terrains.

Some of our experience:

Advising a client on its US$ 4.3 billion bid for Saudi Arabia's third mobile license, including negotiating consortium agreement, management agreement, financing agreements and other agreements.

Advising a major publicly-held U.S. company in establishing cross-border joint ventures with local partners in each European Union member state, including negotiating agreements to acquire, build, own and operate wireless telecommunications networks.

Negotiating consortium agreements for the pursuit of license bids and other purposes.

Negotiating outsourcing, management and other service agreements between service providers and management companies.

Negotiating acquisitions and disposals of businesses and other assets, including securing all national and local regulatory approvals.

Advising companies on the implementation of policies and procedures when introducing electronic processes, such as online access systems, to ensure legal and regulatory compliance

Negotiating purchase, subscription and underwriting agreements for initial public offerings, secondary sales, private equity, and registered and unregistered offerings of equity, debt and asset-backed securities.

Advising governments and bidders in privatizations of various industries.

Advising on financing agreements with lenders and equity investors.

Advising companies avoiding or entering into bankruptcy, including refinancing debt, renegotiating major lease agreements, and dealing with multiple international operations.


Our experience, gained as and prior to establishing Macmillan Keck, includes major transactions in sectors including telecommunications, media, mining, banking, airline, food and beverage, cosmetic and other industries. We have handled complex multi-billion dollar, multi-jurisdictional transactions, including dealing with securities laws, corporate laws, contract laws, bankruptcy laws and sector-specific laws in numerous countries.

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