Corporate partner Bob Schwenkel is quoted in a February 11, 2008 National Law Journal article, "Non-US. Buyers Rush In," on the special needs of foreign strategic buyers in M&A deals. He explains that "foreign clients need help understanding how the US markets work and how auctions operate if they're competing against other potential buyers." Fried Frank's representation of Goldman Sachs as financial advisor to Commerce Bancorp in connection with its acquisition by Toronto-Dominion and its representation of Lyondell Chemical Co. in connection with its acquisition by Dutch chemical company Basell N.V. are noted as significant deals. In addition, the Firm is listed in connection with the MF Global Ltd. IPO, which is ranked among the top five IPOs in 2007.