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Adam O Emmerich

Adam O Emmerich
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Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Adam O Emmerich practises in Wachtell Lipton's corporate department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice has included a broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities in a variety of industries throughout the United States and globally, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defense. 

Adam led the Wachtell Lipton teams for Tim Hortons in its $12.2 billion combination with Burger King Worldwide and Covidien plc in its $49.9 billion acquisition by Medtronic, which were named by The American Lawyer as 2015 Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada and Global M&A Deal of the Year: Ireland.

Adam is recognised as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon, one of the world’s leading lawyers in the field of mergers and acquisitions in the Chambers Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, an expert in each of M&A, corporate governance and M&A in the real estate field by Who's Who Legal, and as an expert both in M&A and in corporate governance by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Expert Guides.

Among the other transactions in which he has taken a leading role are: the board of Wyeth in its $68 billion acquisition by Pfizer; IMC International Metalworking Companies BV in its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway for $6 billion; XPO Logistics in its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA for €3.24 billion and numerous other transactions; Creative Artists Agency in the sale of a controlling interest to TPG Capital; Mallinckrodt plc in its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, among other transctions; Publicis Goupe SA in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Sapient Corporation and in its later-abandoned $35.1 billion merger with Omnicom; Dufry AG in its CHF 3.8 billion acquisition of World Duty Free SpA; its CHF 1.425 billion acquisition of The Nuance Group, and in transactions in Latin America and Greece; the special committee of the board of Activision Blizzard in an $8.2 billion purchase of shares of Activision from Vivendi and related transactions; Casino Guichard Perrachon SA in connection with its acquisition of control of Grupo Pão de Açúcar and other other transactions; GlaxoSmithKline in its unsolicited offer and acquisition of Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion; AMB Property Corporation in its merger with ProLogis, creating a $46 billion REIT.

After serving as a law clerk to Judge Abner J Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Adam joined the firm in 1986 and was named partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and The University of Chicago, from which he received his JD with honours. 

WWL says: Adam Emmerich has broad experience across a range of industries and is “highly effective” in transactional matters

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Corporate Governance

Adam O Emmerich practices in Wachtell Lipton's corporate department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice has included a broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities in a variety of industries throughout the United States and globally, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defense. 

Adam led the Wachtell Lipton teams for Tim Hortons in its $12.2 billion combination with Burger King Worldwide and Covidien plc in its $49.9 billion acquisition by Medtronic, which were named by The American Lawyer as 2015 Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada and Global M&A Deal of the Year: Ireland.

Adam is recognised as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon, one of the world’s leading lawyers in the field of mergers and acquisitions in the Chambers Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, an expert in each of M&A, corporate governance and M&A in the real estate field by Who's Who Legal, and as an expert both in M&A and in corporate governance by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Expert Guides.

Among the other transactions in which he has taken a leading role are: the board of Wyeth in its $68 billion acquisition by Pfizer; IMC International Metalworking Companies BV in its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway for $6 billion; XPO Logistics in its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA for €3.24 billion and numerous other transactions; Creative Artists Agency in the sale of a controlling interest to TPG Capital; Mallinckrodt plc in its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, among other transctions; Publicis Goupe SA in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Sapient Corporation and in its later-abandoned $35.1 billion merger with Omnicom; Dufry AG in its CHF 3.8 billion acquisition of World Duty Free SpA; its CHF 1.425 billion acquisition of The Nuance Group, and in transactions in Latin America and Greece; the special committee of the board of Activision Blizzard in an $8.2 billion purchase of shares of Activision from Vivendi and related transactions; Casino Guichard Perrachon SA in connection with its acquisition of control of Grupo Pão de Açúcar and other other transactions; GlaxoSmithKline in its unsolicited offer and acquisition of Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion; AMB Property Corporation in its merger with ProLogis, creating a $46 billion REIT.

After serving as a law clerk to Judge Abner J Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Adam joined the firm in 1986 and was named partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and The University of Chicago, from which he received his JD with honours. 

WWL says: Adam Emmerich is the “go-to” among clients for takeover defence matters

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Real Estate

Adam O Emmerich focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the REIT and publicly traded real estate areas, including in divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defence, corporate governance, and securities law matters and has represented a broad variety of public and private enterprises throughout the United States and globally.

Adam has represented the leaseholders of the World Trade Center in their rebuilding and insurance matters since 2001. He represented Annaly Capital Management in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of Hatteras Financial; JAVELIN Mortgage Investment in its acquisition by ARMOUR Residential REIT; the special committee of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust in its merger with Colony American Homes and internalisation of its manager, to create a combined company that manages over 30,000 homes with an aggregate asset value of US$7.7 billion; Sunrise Senior Living in connection with its sale to Health Care REIT, in transactions involving a total investment by Health Care REIT of US$4.3 billion; AMB Property Corporation in its US$15 billion merger with ProLogis to create a REIT with combined assets owned and under management of US$46 billion; the special committee of the board of directors of Colony Financial in its US$738.3 million acquisition of the real estate and investment management businesses of Colony Capital; Washington Prime Group in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of Glimcher Realty; Simon Property Group in its US$4.15 billion spin-off of Washington Prime Group, in its €1.5 billion acquisition of a 28.7 percent equity stake in Klépierre from BNP Paribas, its US$31 billion offer for General Growth Properties' bankruptcy proceeding, its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Prime Outlets and its US$4.5 billion bid to acquire Capital Shopping Centres Group in the UK; Tishman Speyer and Lehman Brothers' US$22.2 billion acquisition of Archstone-Smith; Ventas' US$2 billion acquisition of Sunrise Senior Living REIT; the Mills' US$7.9 billion sale to Simon/Farallon; Innkeepers USA's sale to Apollo; Starwood and Walton Street's US$39.2 billion bid with Vornado for EOP; the Morgan Stanley/Onex acquisition of Town & Country Trust; Public Storage's proposed acquisition of Shurgard; Taubman Centers' successful defence of hostile takeover attempts by Simon Property Group; the acquisition by Hometown America of Chateau Communities; the sale of Security Capital to GE; Security Capital's acquisition of Storage USA; public offerings by Security Capital of stock in Archstone and CarrAmerica; Security Capital's merger with Security Capital European Realty; Avalon's merger with Bay; the restructuring of the Taubman UPREIT and the exchange of the GM Pension Trust's 37 per cent interest in the Taubman OP; and Security Capital's acquisitions of large stakes in Carr Realty, Storage USA, Regency Realty and related matters, including the merger of Regency Retail and Pacific Retail Trust. Adam has also represented many REITs in responding to activists and as to other governance matters.

Adam joined Wachtell Lipton in 1986 and was named a partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago, receiving his JD with honours. While at the University of Chicago, Adam served as topics and comments editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif and received an Olin Fellowship in law and economics. Following law school, he served as law clerk to Judge Abner J Mikva, of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a frequent speaker and an author on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Adam is co-chair of the advisory board of New York University's REIT Center for the study of public real estate companies and has served as co-chair of the NYU Real Estate Institute's annual symposium on REITs since the symposium's inception. He is a member of the corporate academic bridge group of the NYU Center for Law and Business, and a frequent guest contributor to the Harvard Law School Forum on corporate governance and financial regulation. Adam serves on the board of directors of the American Friends of the Israel Museum and as president of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Friends of Rambam Medical Center. He was previously a member of the board of directors of the Lawyers Alliance for New York, the visiting committee of the University of Chicago Law School and the Ramaz School, and co-chair of the young lawyers division of the UJA-Federation in New York.

Adam lives in Manhattan with his wife and has two daughters and a son.

WWL says: Adam Emmerich is noted as a “masterful negotiator” who “always impresses” on transactions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Real Estate which can be purchased from our Shop.

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