Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Seward & Kissel as Highly Regarded for M&A

May 27, 2016

Seward & Kissel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA 2016 has ranked the Firm’s Business Transactions Group as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A in New York for the fourth year in a row, with both of the Group’s co-heads, Jim Abbott and Craig Sklar, recognized as Leading Individuals for Corporate/M&A. Additionally, partner Nick Katsanos was recommended as a ‘Recognised Practitioner’ in 2016. Summarizing its independent research, Chambers USA had this to say:

What the team is known for: Particularly adept at sell-side and midmarket transactions. Often advises investment funds and clients in the shipping industry.

Sources Say:

“They did a spectacular job. Their ability to provide a comprehensive and multidimensional team to the middle-market deal setting is exemplary. They demonstrated extreme competence and a very high quality of work.” “We recommend Seward, they have a great team working there. They have proven their ability to execute the most complex transactions in an efficient manner.”

James Abbott led on Knightsbridge Shipping’s merger with Golden Ocean. One commentator notes: “He has an ability to describe legal nuances in business terms. He is able to make the connection between legal advice and business objectives.”

Craig Sklar advises on a range of transactional matters, including joint ventures and private equity deals. Of late, he represented Agrifos Partners in its acquisition of Baobab Mining and Chemical Corporation. Sources call him “very levelheaded.”

We thank our clients and other business connections for their ongoing support and for entrusting Seward & Kissel with important and challenging transactional projects that allow us to merit such praise.


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