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Nathan W. Giesselman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Nathan Giesselman advises public and private clients in a variety of internal and third-party transactions, with a particular focus on international planning for multinational clients; cross-border acquisition, disposition and restructuring transactions for both U.S. and international clients; and tax planning for private equity and hedge fund clients.

Mr. Giesselman was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 and in Euromoney’s 2018 Rising Stars Expert Guide. Law360 also has named him several times as one of the publication’s “Rising Stars” on the strength of his sophisticated work on behalf of his clients. In 2016, the Daily Journal also selected him as one of its Top 40 Under 40, an annual list of the “rising star” California attorneys who are engaging in impactful, high-level work.

Significant representations include:

  • Intel Corporation in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, N.V. and in its $4.2 billion joint venture with TPG Capital, L.P. to form the independent cybersecurity company McAfee;
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its:
    • $130 billion merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company;
    • sale of a portion of its crop protection business to FMC Corporation;
    • $7.4 billion acquisition of Danisco;
    • $4.9 billion sale of DuPont Performance Coatings;
    • its spin-off of The Chemours Company and various debt offerings;
  • Broadcom Corporation in its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited;
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in the spin-off of its enterprise services business and its merger with Computer Sciences Corp., as well as the spin-off of its software business and its combination with Micro Focus International plc;
  • Cavium, Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition of QLogic Corp. and in its $6 billion acquisition by Marvell Technology Group Ltd.;
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. in the tax aspects of its separation into two companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc.;
  • Visa Inc. in the tax aspects of its $23.4 billion acquisition and integration of Visa Europe Limited;
  • Pfizer Inc. in its integration of Wyeth and its initial public offering of Zoetis Inc.; and
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. in its $5.8 billion repurchase of shares from Vivendi.
Nathan W. Giesselman is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
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