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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.

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