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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

About Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

A leading international law firm, Milbank has helped shape the legal landscape since its founding in New York City in 1866. Influential industrialists, financiers and entrepreneurs turned to us for the strategies that empowered the economic development of the US and the world. They still do.

Around the world, in industry after industry, Milbank’s outstanding record of making great things happen for clients has earned us consistently high rankings and myriad top awards. Accolades from publications like The American Lawyer, Chambers and International Financial Law Review attest to the firm’s well-deserved reputation.

We strive to attract professionals from different backgrounds who share one important quality - a commitment to excellence. We view the diversity of our people, culture and ideas as not merely an asset, but as a necessity. The unique perspectives of our lawyers strengthen our ability to deliver superb client service.

Milbank women are leaders in the legal profession and community. The Women's Initiative supports and promotes an environment rich with opportunities for our women lawyers to build strong careers and achieve their full potential.

We believe access to legal counsel, regardless of ability to pay, is a fundamental right of all people. Our pro bono work stretches back more than a century and reflects the passions, interests and concerns of Milbank attorneys, from redressing human rights violations to bringing safety and security to battered women.

For more information about Milbank, please contact the managing partner at any of our offices.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1866 Number of Partners 148
Number of offices 11 Partner:associate ratio 0.40
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 30.90
Number of attorneys 567 Percentage of minority attorneys 23.90
Number of associates 381 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 4.00
Notable cases
  • Serve as special New York counsel to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in an offering of $299 million 1.90% Senior Notes Due 2024 by Tagua Leasing LLC; the notes are guaranteed by Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
  • Represent Credit Agricole Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Co. in an offering of approximately US$288 million 1.829% Senior Notes Due 2024 by Carobao Leasing LLC; the notes are guaranteed by Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
  • Represented J.P. Morgan, RBS, Wells Fargo Securities, and a syndicate of ten other underwriters in connection with the registered public offering by BRE Properties, Inc. (BRE) of $300 million 3.375% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Represented the underwriters in two separate ten-year Rule 144A/Regulation S finances with a combined total of $575 million.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in three separate offerings of notes by Pemex, Mexico's national oil and gas company, totaling $1.2 billion.
  • Represented underwriters who led the initial public offering of Chilean construction and investment firm Inversiones La Construccion SA; the deal, which raised $466 million on the Santiago Stock Exchange when it debuted July 20, constitutes the largest IPO ever in Chile.
  • Represented Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in its global offering of US$750 million 1.4% Notes due 2017; this was the first registered offering by NTT in 14 years and was priced with the lowest coupon in the Yankee space.
  • Represented an international lender group in arranging a $547 million loan for the financing of a new-generation deepwater drilling rig to be used for oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represented the Government of Bermuda in its Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering of US$475 million 4.138% senior notes due 2023; the offering achieved the lowest fixed rate bond yield ever for Bermuda, and the notes were dual listed on the Luxembourg and the Bermuda Stock Exchanges.
  • Represented Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., in its $4.75 billion merger with SXC Health Solutions Corp.
  • Represented Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, and a syndicate of six other underwriters in connection with the registered public offering by Pioneer Natural Resources Company of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.95% Senior Notes due 2022.
  • Represented leading Latin American retailer Cencosud S.A. in its global offering and US IPO on the New York Stock Exchange; the US IPO was part of a global offering that raised approximately $1.3 billion.
  • Represented the Inter-American Development Bank in providing a US$200 million revolving credit line to Abengoa S.A. of Spain; the funds are intended to finance development of a host of renewable energy-related projects across Latin America.
  • Advised Barclays and HSBC as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on a US$250 million offering of 8.0% Notes Due 2017 by Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade, the country's second-largest bank by market capitalization; a benchmark transaction for Vietnam, the deal is the first successfully completed international bond offering by a Vietnamese state-owned bank.
  • Advised Ringier Axel Springer Media AG on the acquisition of 75% of the shares in the Polish Online Portal Onet.pl.
  • Represented Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) in securing US $1 billion in financing for construction of a manufacturing plant in the energy hub of Ras Laffan Industrial City.
  • Represented the government of Guatemala in an issuance of US$700 million in 10-year sovereign bonds - a substantial offering for a country making its first return to international debt markets since 2004.
  • Represented a group of international lenders in financing a 237-mile, 36-inch natural gas transmission pipeline being laid in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, with an interconnection point at the US / Mexico border; the debt provided was a US$378 million facility, while total project costs for the pipeline - expected to bring US supplies of natural gas to several Mexican states - are estimated at US$472 million.
  • Served as legal advisor to Banca Mifel, S.A., Instituci
Area of practice

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Banking And Leveraged Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Creditor Representations
  • Cross Border And International Insolvency Matters
  • Data Privacy And Information Security
  • Debtor Representations
  • Distressed M&A
  • Environmental
  • Equity Offerings
  • Executive Compensation And Employee Benefits
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Financial Products
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • High Yield Offerings
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Tax
  • Investment Grade Debt
  • Islamic Finance
  • Liability Management
  • London Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers Acquisitions And Control Contests
  • Milbank Taarsâ® Interest And Penalty Recoveries
  • Mutual Fund Litigation
  • Outsourcing
  • Private Equity And Fund Formation
  • Private M&A
  • Private Placements
  • Project Finance
  • Public M&A And Contested Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Reinsurance And Insurance Litigation
  • Securities And Commodities Litigation
  • Structured Credit
  • Structured Finance And Securitizations
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Investment Funds
  • Tax M&A Private Equity Financial Restructuring
  • Tax Project Finance And Renewable Energy
  • Tax Space Transportation And Telecommunications
  • Technology Transactions And Commercial Ip
  • Transportation And Space
  • Trusts & Estates
  • White Collar Defense And Investigations
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Litigation And Arbitration
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Trusts Estates And Exempt Organizations
Awards and recognitions

Second Place: Law Video Award (The American Bar Association)
The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers (Intellectual Asset Management)
#1 Ranked International Projects Law Firm (Chambers Latin America)
Ranked Seventh on Elite A-List (The American Lawyer)
53 Milbank Attorneys and 37 Practice Areas Recognized in 2011 (Chambers USA)
Country's Best Litigators (National Law Journal)
World's Leading Patent Litigators (Intellectual Asset Management)
Best Law Firm Publication (The Burton Foundation)
Top Project Finance Legal Advisor to Lenders (Bloomberg New Energy Finance)


Committed to the development of an inclusive environment by encouraging diversity in its hiring, Milbank Tweed has attorneys from about 18 countries who can cumulatively communicate in at least 40 languages of the world. The firm respects people irrespective of age, color, gender, gender identity and expression, marital and/or family status, national origin, physical challenge, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

The leadership at Milbank Tweed strives to create a workplace environment where individual differences are:

understood, respected, and appreciated;
recognized as a source of strength for the firm; and
valued as qualities that enrich the firm's environment.

Summer associate program

The Summer Associate Program at Milbank Tweed offers law students an excellent opportunity to participate in intellectually stimulating legal work on actual cases alongside the firm's notable attorneys.

This program is offered at the New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, offices of the firm, and the summer associates are encouraged to take full advantage of the ten-week program by participating in the weekly CLE sessions and the other training conducted at the firm along with 15 mandatory assignments involving challenging deals and cases. Some of these associates are also offered the opportunity to spend a part of their summer at one of Milbank Tweed's foreign offices on the basis of their interest in working abroad, language skills, and the specific needs of the firm's non-US offices.

In a nutshell, Milbank Tweed's summer associate program provides the participating law students with a real view of what life is like at the firm as a full-time attorney by assigning them responsibilities similar to those given to the firm's junior associates.

Working for the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

The one thing that you can be sure of when you work at Milbank Tweed is that you will never be bored with your work. The firm is known for the complex legal matters that it handles and prides itself on the fact that "if it isn't complicated, it isn't worthy of a Milbank Tweed attorney."

The firm's attorneys routinely make the headlines by representing clients like Apple, Astra Zeneca, Goldman Sachs, the Lehman Brothers Creditors Committee, and the New York Stock Exchange. Milbank Tweed are also the preferred attorneys for some of the most high-profile, closed-door representations, precedent-setting deals, and litigation involving commercial bank loans, equity firms, and hedge funds. And all this is accomplished within a culture of collaboration; Milbank Tweed attorneys work in sync with partners in small, efficient teams on transactions worth billions and litigation for an impressive roster of clients.

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP LOCATIONS


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Headquarters

28 Liberty Street
New York City, NY


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Office

3007 Alexandra House ,
16 Chater Road
Hong Kong

852-2971-4888 phone
852-2840-0792 fax


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Office

1850 K Street, NW ,
Suite 1100
Washington, DC

202-835-7500 phone
202-835-7586 fax


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Office

601 South Figueroa Street ,
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA

213-892-4000 phone
213-629-5063 fax


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Office

3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

650-739-7000 phone
650-739-7100 fax

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