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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 businesses in connection with mergers, acquisitions, investments, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, spinoffs, financing transactions, and corporate governance and crisis management matters.

Selected recent representations by Mr. Norwitz include:  Whole Foods in its response to shareholder activism and its sale to Amazon.com; Medivation in its sale to Pfizer; 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; S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill) in its sale of the McGraw Hill Education business to Apollo Advisers, its joint venture with CME Group to form S&P/Dow Jones Indices, and several acquisitions; and numerous acquisitions for Ventas, Novartis and Danaher Corporation.

Mr. Norwitz teaches a course in Mergers and Acquisitions at Columbia University School of Law.  He chairs the New York City Bar Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests, and is a member of the American Law Institute, and committees of the American Bar Association and International 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 from the University of Cape Town in 1986.  On a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, he read law at Keble College, before completing an LL.M. at Columbia University in 1990.  He joined the firm in 1994 and was named partner in 1998.

Trevor S. Norwitz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters It’s a Hostile World: Responding to Unsolicited Take-Over Proposals - Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Monday, May 14, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Monday, May 14, 2018
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, Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Friday, May 18, 2018, New York, NY
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