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Adam O Emmerich

Adam O Emmerich
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Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
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New York
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USA
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Biography • Corporate Governance

Adam O Emmerich practises in Wachtell Lipton's corporate department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, securities law matters, and corporate governance. 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 defence.

Adam is variously 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 by Chambers Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers; an expert in the areas of M&A, corporate governance, and M&A in the real estate field by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers; and an expert in both M&A and corporate governance by Euromoney’s Institutional Investor’s Guides, in their editions of World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and Best of the Best USA 2012: Corporate Governance.

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. 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 was the recipient of an Olin Fellowship in law and economics. He is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, including at MIT’s Sloan Convocation and on India’s CNBC-TV18.

Adam is co-chair of the International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border M&A; co-chair of the advisory board of New York University’s REIT Center for the Study of Public Real Estate Companies; and a member of the American Law Institute. He has served as co-chair of the NYU Real Estate Institute’s Annual Symposium on REITs since its inception. He is a member of the Corporate Academic Bridge Group of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business, and a frequent 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 also of 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, two daughters and son.

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

Biography • Mergers and Acquisitions

Adam Emmerich focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice includes a broad representation of public and private enterprises 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 defence and corporate governance issues.

Adam is recognised as an expert in corporate governance, in M&A, and in real estate by Who's Who Legal; as one 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon; as of the world's leading lawyers in the field of mergers and acquisitions in the Chambers Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers; and as an expert both in corporate governance and in M&A by Euromoney's Institutional Investor's Guides, in their World's Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and Best of the Best USA 2012: Corporate Governance.

Among the transactions in which he has taken a leading role are representing: Publicis Groupe SA in its $35.1 billion merger with Omnicom; the special committee of the board of directors of Activision Blizzard in an $8.2 billion purchase of shares of Activision from Vivendi, SA, its controlling stockholder, by Activision and an investment vehicle formed by Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly; the Wertheimer family and IMC International Metalworking Companies BV in Berkshire Hathaway’s $2.05 billion purchase from the Wertheimer family of the 20 per cent stake in IMC it did not already own; Casino Guichard Perrachon SA in connection with its acquisition of control of Grupo Pão de Açúcar; Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA in the agreed combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS Communications at a $30 billion enterprise; América Móvil, SAB de CV in its acquisition of 21 per cent of Telekom Austria AG; GlaxoSmithKline in its $2.6 billion unsolicited offer and acquisition for Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 million; Deutsche Telekom in its $39 billion sale of T-Mobile to AT&T; AMB Property Corporation in its $15 billion merger with ProLogis, to create a REIT with combined assets owned and under management of $46 billion; Google in its participation in the Nortel patent auctions; Grupo Prisa in its $1.5 billion transaction with Liberty Acquisition; the board of Wyeth in its $68 billion acquisition by Pfizer; Simon Property Group in connection with its offer to acquire General Growth Properties for $31 billion; Swarth Investments in the sale of its controlling interest in GVT (Holding) SA, Brazil to Vivendi in a transaction valuing GVT at $4.2 billion; Alcoa in the $14 billion investment in Rio Tinto by Chinalco and Alcoa; the $4.7 billion acquisition of Constellation Energy by MidAmerican Energy; Iscar in its $5 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway, and Iscar in its $1 billion acquisition of Tungaloy of Japan; Acciona in its €43.7 billion acquisition with Enel of Endesa and in relation to EON's offer for Endesa; Tishman-Speyer and Lehman Brothers in their $22.2 billion acquisition of Archstone-Smith; Vornado, Starwood Capital and Walton Street in their US$39 billion bid to buy Equity Office Properties; Man Group's purchase of Refco's regulated futures business in Refco's bankruptcy proceeding; Taubman Centers', Dana's and Circuit City's successful defences of hostile takeover attempts by Simon Property Group, ArvinMeritor and Highfields Capital, respectively; the acquisition by Wal-Mart of an interest in Seiyu in Japan and in transactions in Brazil, China, Puerto Rico and the UK; MacAndrews & Forbes in its recapitalisation of RevlonCable & Wireless in its exit from its US activities; the successful $6 billion unsolicited offer by Public Storage for Shurgard;Adam joined the firm 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 a law clerk to Judge Abner J Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to M&A and corporate governance, including at MIT's Sloan Convocation and on India's CNBC-TV18.

Adam is co-chair of the International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border M&A, 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 REIT Symposium since its 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 of the Ramaz School, as well as serving as president of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority and of the Friends of Rambam Medical Center. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Lawyers Alliance for New York, the visiting committee of the University of Chicago Law School, and as co-chair of the young lawyers' division of the UJA-Federation in New York.

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

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

Biography • Real Estate

Adam O Emmerich, a partner at Wachtell Lipton, focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the REIT and publicly traded real estate areas, as well as on corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice includes a broad representation of public and private enterprises in various 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 defence and corporate governance matters.

Adam has represented the leaseholders of the World Trade Center in their rebuilding and insurance matters since 2001. He represented Sunrise Senior Living in connection with its sale to Health Care REIT, in transactions involving total investment by Health Care REIT of $4.3 billion; AMB Property Corporation in its $15 billion merger with ProLogis to create a REIT with combined assets owned and under management of $46 billion; Simon Property Group in its $4.15 billion spin-off of Washington Prime Group, in its €1.5 billion acquisition of a 28.7 per cent equity stake in Klépierre from BNP Paribas, its $31 billion offer for General Growth Properties' bankruptcy proceeding, its $2.3 billion acquisition of Prime Outlets and its $4.5 billion bid to acquire Capital Shopping Centres Group in the UK; Tishman Speyer and Lehman Brothers' $22.2 billion acquisition of Archstone-Smith; Ventas' $2 billion acquisition of Sunrise Senior Living REIT; the Mills' $7.9 billion sale to Simon/Farallon; Innkeepers USA's sale to Apollo; Starwood and Walton Street's $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 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 America Friends of the Israel Museum and of the Ramaz School, as well as serving as president of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Friends of Rambam Medical Center. He previously served on the board of directors of the Lawyers Alliance for New York and the visiting committee of the University of Chicago Law School, as well as served as co-chair of the young lawyers division of the UJA–Federation in New York.

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

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

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