Davis Polk has been a leading adviser in the transportation sector for well over a century. Our clients include major automotive, airline, rail and shipping companies, as well as their financial advisers and suppliers. Our lawyers have gained extensive experience and deep, sector-specific insight in the context of M&A transactions, joint ventures, securities offerings, restructurings, leasing matters and other complex financings, executive compensation arrangements and a broad range of litigation matters.
For example, we advised several of the largest automotive companies on major acquisitions and capital raining transactions as they expanded over the past decades, and now we are heavily involved in the dramatic restructuring that is taking place within the industry, representing the companies themselves as well as various lenders. Similarly, our experience in the airline sector dates back to the securities offering that financed the first passenger jet in the 1950s, and runs through the various waves of growth, consolidation and restructuring experienced within that industry. In recent years, we have been counsel to several major commercial airlines in their Chapter 11 restructurings, including Delta in one of the largest-ever bankruptcies and Frontier Airlines.
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