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Eric L. Schiele

Eric L. Schiele

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA


Eric Schiele is a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily encompasses public and private M&A and board advisory work, including hedge fund activism defense.

Eric is recognized repeatedly as a leading lawyer in M&A. He is ranked for his M&A work by Chambers USA from 2015 to 2018, highlighted by clients as “absolutely terrific” and “thorough, wise, always available and very results oriented.” Eric is also recognized by IFLR1000 from 2015 to 2018 and was named to Lawdragon’s list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in 2016 and 2017. He is also recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in the media and entertainment industry in 2017 and 2018, M&A in 2018, telecom and broadcast industry in 2014 and 2017, technology industry in 2015 and skill in capital markets from 2011 to 2013.

Eric is a frequent speaker on M&A topics, including co-chairing PLI’s Hot Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions conferences from 2014 to 2018 and chairing its Shareholder Activism conference in 2016 and 2018.

Representative Matters

• Amcor Ltd. in its pending $6.8 billion acquisition of Bemis Co.
• Wynn Resorts in its engagement and settlement agreement with shareholder Elaine Wynn

Prior to joining Kirkland, Eric’s representative transactions included:

• Disney in its pending $66 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox
• Time Warner on a number of M&A transactions, including its $109 billion sale to AT&T, the unsolicited proposal from 21st Century Fox to acquire Time Warner and its acquisition of 100% of truTV
• Honeywell in its $90 billion proposal to acquire United Technologies and its $300 million sale of Honeywell Technology Solutions to KBR
• Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $123 billion acquisition of SABMiller and the $12 billion sale of SABMiller’s U.S. and global Miller branded businesses to Molson Coors
• Northrop Grumman in its $9.2 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK
• The Strategic Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Yahoo! in the $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo!’s operating business by Verizon
• DreamWorks Animation in its $4.1 billion sale to Comcast
 
Eric L. Schiele is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2018) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, October 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Friday, October 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Friday, October 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Friday, October 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Saturday, November 24, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to be Doing Now 2019, Thursday, October 17, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to be Doing Now 2019, Thursday, October 17, 2019, New York, NY
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