Cozen O’Connor Launches Global M&A Practice; Appoints Christian Moretti as Chair

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, November 29, 2023 – Cozen O'Connor announced today the launch of its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, as a testament to the firm’s growth and success in advising multinational companies and private equity firms in complex cross-border transactions. The practice is chaired by Christian Moretti, a member in the firm’s New York office. In this role, Moretti will lead the strategic direction of the practice, leveraging his deep understanding of the global M&A landscape and his large international network and client base.

“We are excited to introduce our Global M&A Practice, which reflects our firm’s commitment and success in assisting clients in the interconnected global business world,” said Larry P. Laubach, co-chair of the Corporate Practice at Cozen O'Connor. “We are thrilled to appoint Christian Moretti as chair of our Global M&A Practice. Christian brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in advising clients on complex cross-border transactions across various industries.”

The firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice is a leading player for transactions involving European, Asian, and South American companies and private equity funds. With more than 30 offices in key commercial hubs across North America, Cozen O’Connor’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice offers international clients comprehensive capabilities in executing M&A deals, as well as guiding domestic and foreign clients in trajectory-changing transactions.

Consistently listed by The Legal 500 as a leading law firm in middle-market M&A transactions (sub $500 million) and by Chambers and Partners USA for its mergers and acquisitions transactions, the firm’s M&A lawyers regularly represent multinational companies, private equity firms, and financial advisers in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the areas of technology, health care, life sciences, real estate, retail, manufacturing, fashion, consumer products, cannabis, food and beverage, and transportation, among others.

“Cozen O'Connor’s global M&A lawyers have led our clients through transformative deals in the international marketplace. Our familiarity with the rapidly changing geopolitical, economic, legal, and regulatory conditions impacting global transactions is second to none,” said Christian Moretti, chair of the firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

For more than 20 years, Moretti has advised domestic and foreign companies and private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and sophisticated cross-border transactions. He grew up in Italy, is fluent in English and Italian, and graduated from law school in Padua, Italy, before matriculating at Columbia Law School.

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice includes lawyers well versed in the legal and regulatory requirements of diverse jurisdictions, as well as in the cultures, customs, and mores that underlie all successful international deal making. Through decades of engagement in international legal and industry organizations, the Global Mergers & Acquisitions team has built a far-reaching network of best-in-class local counsel. This interconnected web enables the firm to assemble the ideal domestic and foreign-based legal team for each transaction using market-leading fee arrangements.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 825 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents.



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