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Michael A. Diz

Michael A. Diz

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Michael A. Diz

Michael Diz is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Private Equity and Corporate Governance Groups. Mr. Diz has a broad-based transactional practice advising multi-national companies, special committees and private equity firms in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters, including cross-border transactions. He also counsels corporations and their directors on corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters. Mr. Diz was selected as a 2014 "Rising Star" by the New York Law Journal and was named a “Rising Star” in Mergers & Acquisitions by Law360 (2014), awarded to ten M&A lawyers under the age of 40. He is also recommended by The Legal 500 US (2013).

Mr. Diz is co-author of “Navigating New Waters: The Evolution of PE Investment in China,” Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies (January 2013), “Exclusivity From the Seller's Perspective,” The M&A Lawyer (July/August 2011), “Allocating Financing Risk: Recent Trends in Sponsor-Led Public Company LBOs” The M&A Lawyer (February 2011) and “Valuation Challenges: ‘Purchase Price Puzzle,’” Private Equity Manager Monthly (December 2009), and is a contributing author of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report. He is a frequent speaker on legal developments affecting mergers and acquisitions and recently spoke on “Rising in a Downturn: Transactions to Protect and Enhance Value” at the Chinese Financial Executive Institute (Beijing, December 2012). 

Mr. Diz joined Debevoise in 2004. He received his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. He received his B.A., with highest distinction, from The University of Virginia in 1999.
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