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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

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What the team is known for

Premier independent New York firm with a stellar reputation for ground-breaking M&A, often advising on substantial international transactions with multi-jurisdictional components. The firm primarily operates as a lead global deal counsel in outbound matters and is renowned as a counsel of choice for US-listed entities in their most significant M&A transactions, occupying an elite status reserved for the most high-value work.

The transactional capabilities and experience of the firm’s single New York office, alongside its track record of expertly coordinating a global cohort of high-end independent firms in international M&A, make it a top choice for complex cross-border deals. It is also particularly revered for its unsurpassed skill in running negotiations in hostile takeovers. The firm is also regularly chosen by foreign investors for large, inbound M&A involving the USA. The M&A group is supported by strong securities litigators and investigations lawyers, as well as top-tier tax, antitrust, financial services regulation and employment groups.

Strengths

In the international M&A space, a source notes the firm to have been "hugely successful with the New York-focused model."

Another sources says: "Wachtell are an M&A powerhouse and are involved in a lot of global deals."

Notable practitioners

Adam Emmerich has "great deal experience," according to one client, who considers him to be "absolutely fantastic." He exhibits considerable expertise in M&A, securities offerings and governance matters, and represents heavyweight public and private corporations.

Andrew Nussbaum operates a highly respected corporate practice that is leant upon by clients in significant domestic and international deals. He deploys his expertise in M&A, spinoffs, divestitures and joint ventures, among other transactions, and "continues to impress" commentators.

Andrew Brownstein is a leading practitioner who provides first-rate counsel to clients in major M&A and corporate governance matters. He serves as co-chair of the firm's corporate department, and is active across a great many industries.

Daniel Neff garners acclaim for his leading practice which incorporates significant corporate and securities expertise, and is utilised by a stable of public and private companies and private equity firms. Clients say: "He has the broadest breadth and depth of experience in M&A that I've encountered."

David Katz enjoys a sterling reputation thanks to his years of top-flight representation in corporate transactions and takeover defence matters. A peer comments: "He is the best lawyer that I know; head and shoulders above everyone else."

Edward Herlihy has a wealth of experience in significant corporate transactions, including pronounced expertise in those involving banks and other financial institutions. Sources consider him to be an "excellent lawyer."

Igor Kirman receives praise for his handling of M&A, joint ventures and governance matters on behalf of public and private companies. He is active domestically and internationally, and maintains additional strength in private equity matters.

Martin Lipton is one of the firm's founding partners, and a longstanding expert practising at the pinnacle of the corporate market. He is well versed in M&A and the provision of strategic corporate advice.

Steven Rosenblum sits as co-chair of the firm's corporate department, and enjoys a solid reputation for his work in M&A, governance and securities issues. His industry focus includes handling deals in the technology space.

Trevor Norwitz operates a strong practice concentrated on the representation of public and private companies in their domestic and cross-border transactions. He is routinely engaged to advise on M&A, securities and corporate governance matters.

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Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Location

51 West 52nd Street

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)


Adam O Emmerich
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Andrew J Nussbaum
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Andrew R Brownstein
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Daniel A Neff
Band 1
David A Katz
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Edward D Herlihy
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