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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

An impressive practice, able to handle significant transactions in the technology, banking and industrial sectors, among others. Highlighted for its strong network of global offices and highly capable in handling complex cross-border deals. Draws upon the firm's complementary experience in areas such as financing, antitrust and litigation. Clients include major corporate entities, their boards and investment banks.

Strengths

Sources say: "It is extremely strong in M&A practice, particularly in sponsor M&A and in cross-border public company M&A."

Commentators report: "The team is very accessible, maintains great coordination, and reaches favorable outcomes for its clients; it truly adopts a partnership approach."

Work highlights

Advised 3M on its $6.7 billion acquisition of Acelity.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Austin exhibits a strong grasp of public and private M&A and governance issues. He represents companies and their boards, and offers additional counsel in matters of fiduciary duty.
"Chris is a very strong subject matter expert in the M&A area and a seasoned professional. He has a calm and practical approach."

Paul Shim applies his years of experience to the handling of sophisticated M&A on behalf of public and private companies. Further expertise lies in corporate governance matters and issues concerning fiduciary duty.
"He's highly experienced in M&A, has great judgment and gives practical advice to legal conundrums." "He understands the subject matter at hand."

Senior statesperson Victor Lewkow deploys his deep corporate experience on behalf of major companies, their boards and investment banks. He has a strong track record acting in headline M&A and corporate governance issues.

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Overview

For more information about Cleary Gottlieb's M&A and Joint Ventures practice, please visit https://www.clearygottlieb.com/practice-landing/mergers-acquisitions-and-joint-ventures

Corporate/M&A Department

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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One Liberty Plaza

New York

New York

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NY 10006

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Corporate/M&A


Christopher E Austin
Band 4
Paul J Shim
Band 2
Victor I Lewkow
Senior Statespeople