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Provided by Alan M. Klein

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Alan is a Partner in the Firm's M&A Practice and until recently served as Co-Head of the Practice. Advised Microsoft on many transactions, including its acquisitions of LinkedIn, Skype, Nuance, Zenimax, GitHub and Nokia’s phone business; ChemChina in its acquisition of Syngenta, the largest acquisition ever by a Chinese company; Tyco in its merger with Johnson Controls, Inc.; and numerous other companies in cutting-edge transactions including ADT, Best Buy, Wendy’s and Royal Ahold. He has also advised the boards of public companies including Aetna, Xerox, Yahoo and Baker Hughes, among others, on corporate governance matters.

Career

Joined, 1984; Partner, 1993.

Personal

BA, with Honors, Haverford College (1981); JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School (1984).

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Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border) - USA
4
Band 4

Alan Klein specialises in assisting clients with high-value M&A, among other matters. He sits as co-chair of the M&A practice and is active in a number of industries, with particular acclaim reserved for his handling of technology transactions.

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