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Scott A. Barshay

Scott A. Barshay

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Scott A. Barshay is Global Head of Paul, Weiss’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and has been widely recognized as one of the country’s leading activist defense and M&A lawyers.

Scott has represented clients in many of the biggest and highest-profile M&A transactions in recent years, including Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $107 billion acquisition of SABMiller; Cameron International in its $15 billion sale to Schlumberger; Honeywell in its $90 billion proposal to acquire United Technologies; The Kraft Heinz Company in its proposed $143 billion acquisition of Unilever; Mylan Pharmaceuticals in its successful takeover defense against Teva’s $40 billion hostile bid and in Mylan’s $35 billion hostile offer to acquire Perrigo; Qualcomm in its $47 billion acquisition of NXP; Starwood Hotels in its $13.6 billion sale to Marriott International and the competing bids from Anbang; United Airlines in its $7 billion merger of equals with Continental Airlines; and 3G Capital and H.J. Heinz in the $60 billion Kraft/Heinz merger.

Scott has also advised numerous companies and boards of directors in defending against activist hedge funds, including Air Methods, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Avon, Barnes & Noble, BHP Billiton, Cameron International, Cheniere Energy, Chico’s FAS, Gannett, Harris Corporation, Helix Energy, Hertz, Hologic, Honeywell, Jones Apparel, King Pharmaceuticals, Mylan, NCR, Par Pharmaceuticals, Qualcomm, Randstad Holdings, Sara Lee, Starwood Hotels, Web.com and Xerox.

Scott A. Barshay is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Client Memorandum: Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Board Did Not Breach Fiduciary Duties or Create an Unfair Election in Proxy Contest (October 29, 2013) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Shareholder Activism Today: Hot Topics for In-House Counsel, Practising Law Institute (July 2016) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Client Memorandum: SEC Issues Guidance on Proxy Advisory and Voting Services (July 2, 2014) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests—The Proxy Solicitor’s Perspective (June 2016) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Client Memorandum: Delaware Court of Chancery Finds Sotheby’s Poison Pill Reasonable; Declines to Enjoin Sotheby’s Annual Meeting (May 5, 2014) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Client Memorandum: ISS and Glass Lewis Publish 2016 U.S. Voting Policies (November 23, 2015) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Background Materials on Shareholder Activism (July 2016) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Client Memorandum: ISS Issues 2016 U.S. Voting Policy FAQs (December 28, 2015) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2016, Thursday, October 06, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, August 03, 2017, New York, NY
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