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William J. Chudd

William J. Chudd

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Chudd is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related matters. His experience includes a wide variety of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, including the following:

  • Comcast in its:
    • pending merger with Time Warner Cable and related transactions with Charter Communications
    • commercial agreements with Verizon Wireless
    • investments in Clearwire with Google, Intel, Sprint, Time Warner Cable and others
  • Shire in its acquisitions of ViroPharama, Lumena Pharmaceuticals, SARcode Bioscience, Lotus Tissue Repair, FerroKin BioSciences and New River Pharmaceuticals
  • MSCI in its acquisitions of IPD Group and RiskMetrics, and its disposition of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS)
  • Maidenform on its acquisition by Hanesbrands
  • Ameriprise Financial in connection with its sale of its deposits business to Barclays
  • VF Corporation in its acquisition of The Timberland Company
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Treasury in connection with the recapitalization of American International Group (AIG)
  • ExxonMobil in its acquisition of XTO Energy
  • Roche in its going-private acquisition of Genentech
  • PartnerRe in its acquisition of ParisRe
  • Warner Chilcott on the amendment to its global collaboration agreement with sanofi-aventis
  • AstraZeneca in its $16 billion tender offer for MedImmune
  • Credit Suisse in its investment in Ospraie Group

Mr. Chudd has also represented Tailwind Capital Partners and other private equity funds in their acquisitions and investments. Mr. Chudd is currently based in Davis Polk’s New York office.

William J. Chudd is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Securities Filings in M&A Transactions - Securities Filings 2017: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Securities Filings in M&A Transactions - Securities Filings in M&A Transactions, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Securities Filings in M&A Transactions - Securities Filings in M&A Transactions, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Securities Filings in M&A Transactions - Securities Filings in M&A Transactions, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Filings 2017: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Sunday, September 17, 2017, New York, NY
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