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Igor Kirman

Igor Kirman

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Igor Kirman is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, activism and takeover defense, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has advised public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, cross-border deals, shareholder activism, takeover de-fenses and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Kirman is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and has written articles in numerous professional publications on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has been frequently recognized for achievement by professional organizations such as Chambers USA, New York Superlawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in America.  He was twice named as Dealmaker of the Year by American Lawyer (2006 and 2015).

Mr. Kirman is the author of a book, "M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements" (Aspatore). He is the chair of the Practising Law Institute's annual "Doing Deals" program in New York and teaches a course on M&A as an adjunct at Columbia Law School.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company and on the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Board of Strafford Publications. 

Mr. Kirman received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics magna cum laude from Yale University in 1993. He completed his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was notes editor of the Columbia Law Review.  He is involved in a number of civic institutions, and serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and as a Trustee of the Trinity School.  He was born in Ukraine and speaks Russian.

Igor Kirman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements - Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Monday, May 14, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Takeover Response Checklist; Dealing with Activist Hedge Funds and Other Activist Investors; Succeeding in the New Corporate Governance Paradigm (2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Takeover Law and Practice (March 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Igor Kirman and Victor Goldfeld, Practical Law: Contingent Value Rights (CVRs) - Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Takeover Law and Practice (March 7, 2018) - Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements - View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements, Monday, May 14, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements - View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements - View from the Inside: Negotiating Acquisition Agreements, Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Friday, May 18, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New York, NY
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New York, NY
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Columbus, OH
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Boston, MA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Boston, MA
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Doing Deals 2019: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 06, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
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