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Adam O Emmerich

Adam O Emmerich
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51 West 52nd Street
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Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

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 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, 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 serving 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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