has eight partners and 18 associates in the Corporate M&A practice of its Paris office. Orrick's key practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic and corporate advice, legal and tax engineering, private equity, acquisition financing, commercial and corporate litigation and ... arbitration, securities litigation and technology companies. The team represents national and international businesses on purchases and disposals, alliances, restructuring and capital market transactions. Clients include both listed and non-listed companies, commercial and investment banks and investment funds. The service provided by the team is complemented by the firm's wider expertise and lawyers practising through an international structure across three continents. Its M&A clients are principally in the industrial sector (energy, infrastructure, technology, automotive, construction and transportation) and the financial sector (banks, private equity and investment funds). They benefit from the strong support of the teams for tax, competition, finance, public law, energy and infrastructure, technology, real estate, employment, etc, in Paris and from the worldwide network.