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Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Adam O. Emmerich is a Partner in Wachtell Lipton's corporate department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice has included a broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities in a variety of industries throughout the United States and globally, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defense.

Adam is recognized as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon, as one of the world’s leading M&A lawyers in Chambers, as an expert in each of M&A, Corporate Governance and M&A in the real estate field by Who's Who Legal, and as an expert both in M&A and in Corporate Governance by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Expert Guides. Adam was recently named one of Hollywood’s Top 20 Dealmakers of 2017 by The Hollywood Reporter.

Among the transactions in which he has taken a leading role are: Prysmian Group in its $3 billion acquisition of General Cable; Broadcom Limited in its $130 billion proposal to acquire Qualcomm Incorporated; Medtronic plc in its $6.1 billion sale of a portion of its Patient Monitoring & Recovery Division to Cardinal Health, Inc.;Creative Artists Agency in a $120 million investment and joint venture transaction with a consortium led by China Media Capital; Hologic in its $1.65 billion acquisition of Cynosure; Regency Centers in its $15.6 billion merger with Equity One; Annaly Capital Management in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Hatteras Financial; XPO Logistics in its €3.24 billion acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle S.A.; Tim Hortons in its $12.2 billion combination with Burger King Worldwide; Covidien plc in its $50 billion acquisition by Medtronic; Mallinckrodt plc in its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals; the Special Committee of Activision Blizzard in the $8.2 billion purchase of shares of Activision from Vivendi, S.A.; Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA in the combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS Communications at a $30 billion enterprise valuation and the agreed $39 billion sale of TMobile to AT&T; the board of Wyeth in its $68 billion acquisition by Pfizer; the acquisition by Wal-Mart of an interest in Seiyu in Japan and in transactions in Brazil, China, Puerto Rico and the UK; and many others.

After serving as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Adam joined the firm in 1986 and was named partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and The University of Chicago, from which he received his J.D. with honors. Adam is co-chair of the International Institute for the Study of Cross- Border M&A, co-chair of the advisory board of New York University’s REIT Center for the Study of Public Real Estate Companies, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Adam O. Emmerich is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
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