Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

New York
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What the team is known for Offers services in a range of domestic and international transactional issues, including hostile takeovers, joint ventures and spin-offs. Regularly advises clients such as hedge funds and public and private companies. Diverse sector knowledge spans the pharmaceutical, insurance, media and technology industries, among others. Experienced in handling deals involving Asian and European entities.

Strengths"The team knows how we think and how we like to do things. It has an ability to distill complex issues into commercial, easy-to-understand concepts," reports a source.

Clients highlight the "amazing service" the team provides.

An interviewee describes it as "the most efficient firm I know."

Work highlights Represented art collector Patrick Drahi in his $3.7 billion purchase of Sotheby's.

Notable practitioners


Charles Samuelson
co-heads the firm's corporate group, and is regularly engaged to advise on public and private M&A and joint ventures. Clients report that he's a "technically strong and reliable" attorney.


Ken Lefkowitz
operates a broad corporate practice encompassing experience in M&A, joint ventures and private equity deals, both domestically and internationally. His industry-specific expertise includes media and technology deals.