Wachtell Lipton handles some of the largest and most complex US and international transactions. It advises on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and split-ups, public offerings, capital raising transactions and innovative financial products. In addition, Wachtell Lipton is recognised as a leading firm for takeover defence, shareholder activism and corporate governance.
Recent Major US Representations:
Energen in its $9.2 billion all-stock merger with Diamondback Energy
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 Gas and the Stanton and Oleander Power Projects from The Southern Company
Salesforce in its $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft
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
Recent Major Cross-Border Representations:
Marsh & McLennan Companies in its $6.4 billion acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in the $146 billion combination of T-Mobile and Sprint
Actelion Ltd in its $30 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson and the spin-off of its drug discovery operations and early-stage clinical assets
Harman International Industries, Incorporated in its $8.8 billion acquisition by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Monsanto in its $66 billion acquisition by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
Takeover & Merger Litigation:
The firm is considered one of the leading transaction and takeover litigation firms in the country, having litigated many of the seminal cases establishing US takeover law, including: Moran v. Household Int’l Inc.; Revlon Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.; Paramount Communications, Inc. v. Time, Inc.; Paramount Communications, Inc. v. QVC Network, Inc.; and IBP, Inc. v. Tyson Foods.
Antitrust & Tax:
Wachtell Lipton’s Antitrust Practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and government investigations, including international antitrust and banking antitrust issues.
Wachtell Lipton’s tax attorneys regularly advise clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, acquisitions, spin-offs and other dispositions, financings, restructurings and joint ventures. These transactions frequently involve large multinational businesses and raise complex domestic and multinational tax issues. Indeed, tax considerations often determine the form, and occasionally the viability, of contemplated transactions.