Chemical companies, investors, financial institutions and other organizations in the chemicals sector need their advisers to have a deep understanding of the business and legal environment in which they operate. We have the expertise, experience and coverage to help clients with their challenges and opportunities in the sector, in both established and emerging markets.

White & Case advises on multijurisdictional M&A, joint venture and financing transactions, technology transfer and licensing arrangements, disputes, and regulatory inquiries. We have worked with industry leaders on developing and financing their innovative, major projects.

Our integrated global chemicals group includes lawyers across jurisdictions, practice areas and countries, with experience spanning the range of regulatory, financing, construction, intellectual property and operational issues that can possibly affect the chemical sector. Our capabilities on transactions and projects, our global resources, and our pragmatic and commercial approach to tackling the issues make our chemicals team ideally placed to help clients achieve their objectives and manage risks.

Our clients include chemical companies, financial institutions, private equity houses and their portfolio companies, investment and sovereign wealth funds, and contractors.

Full-service offering

  • Completion of strategic acquisitions and divestitures
  • Structuring joint ventures across the value chain
  • Intellectual property and technology-related agreements, including technology transfer, licensing, engineering and technical services, and protection of intellectual property
  • Analysis of the impact of regulatory developments around the globe on all aspects of the industry, including global antitrust reviews, energy regulatory and environmental compliance
  • Negotiation of the full range of agreements with contractors and third parties, including EPC and other construction agreements
  • Feedstock supply arrangements and product marketing and sales
  • Dispute resolution in every forum, including litigation and arbitration
  • Accessing global debt and equity markets
  • Development and implementation of tax-efficient structures
  • Acquisition and development of real estate assets, including greenfield and brownfield facilities
  • Handling anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues

We are the only law firm ranked in Band 1 by Chambers  Global  2016 in all three practices core to advising in the chemicals sector: Arbitration (International), Construction, and Projects & Energy. Moreover, our elite world class M&A team has the expertise to manage the cross-border, complex matters unique to the chemicals sector.