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Trevor S. Norwitz

Trevor S. Norwitz

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Trevor Norwitz is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  He has counseled a wide range of corporations and other entities in a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, investments, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, spinoffs, financing transactions, corporate governance matters, and crisis management situations.

Some of Mr. Norwitz’s recent representations include: Dollar Tree in its contested acquisition of Family Dollar Stores; eBay in connection with a proxy contest by Carl Icahn, and its spinoff of PayPal, Inc.; Creative Artists Agency LLP in connection with its restructuring and sale of a controlling interest to TPG Group; McGraw Hill Financial in its sale of the McGraw Hill Education business to Apollo Advisers, in its joint venture with CME Group to form S&P/Dow Jones Indices, and in its acquisition of SNL Financial among other companies.

Mr. Norwitz teaches a course in Mergers and Acquisitions at Columbia University School of Law.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, the New York City Bar M&A Committee and the International Bar Association Securities Committee and has served on committees of the American Bar Association.  He served as a member of an international advisory group to the South African government on company law reform.  A regular speaker and panelist at professional conferences, he has chaired and participated in numerous continuing legal education programs and contributes regularly to professional publications on topics relating to M&A and corporate governance.  Mr. Norwitz also chairs and serves on a number of non-profit boards of directors, and on the Advisory Board of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute of Human Rights at NYU Law School.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Norwitz received his Bachelor of Business Science (Law) degree with First Class Honors from the University of Cape Town in 1986. On a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, he read law at Keble College, graduating with First Class Honors in 1989, before completing an LLM at Columbia University in 1990.

Trevor S. Norwitz is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Thursday, March 09, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters It’s a Hostile World: Responding to Unsolicited Take-Over Proposals - Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Nashville, TN
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Boston, MA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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