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Partner / Co-Chair: Edward Herlihy
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Partner / Co-Chair: Daniel Neff
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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is one of the most prominent business law firms in the United States.  The firm’s pre eminence in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and takeover defense, strategic investments, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that it regularly handles some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.  It features consistently in the top rank of legal advisors.  The firm also focuses on sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations.  Its attorneys are also recognized thought leaders, frequently teaching, speaking and writing in their areas of expertise.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Edward D. Herlihy/Daniel A. Neff/Andrew R. Brownstein/Steven A. Rosenblum/Adam O. Emmerich

Recent U.S. transactional highlights:

  • Broadcom in its $18.9 billion all-cash acquisition of CA Technologies;
  • Envision Healthcare in its $9.9 billion sale to KKR;
  • NextEra Energy in its $6.5 billion acquisition of Gulf Power Company, Florida City;
  • Cigna in its $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts;
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation in its strategic partnership with Blackstone for Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk (F&R) business valued at $20 billion;
  • Broadcom Limited in its $130 billion proposal to acquire Qualcomm Incorporated;
  • United Technologies in its $30.3 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins; and
  • Jacobs Engineering Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of CH2M HILL Companies.

Recent cross-border transactional highlights

  • T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in the $146 billion combination of T-Mobile and Sprint;
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in its $7.2 billion acquisition of Patheon N.V.;
  • Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. in its $1.35 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo plc;
  • Actelion Ltd. in its $30 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson and spin off of drug discovery operations and early stage clinical assets;
  • PPG Industries in its $29.6 billion offer to acquire Akzo Nobel N.V.;
  • Harman International Industries, Inc. in its $8.8 billion acquisition by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; and
  • Monsanto in its $66 billion acquisition by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft.

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