Trevor Norwitz is a partner in the corporate department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. He has advised a range of public and private entities in a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defences, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions and corporate governance matters.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr Norwitz received his bachelor’s degree in business science with first class honours from the University of Cape Town in 1986. On a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University, he read law at Keble College, graduating with first class honours in 1989; he then completed an LLM at Columbia University in 1990. He joined the firm in 1994 and was named partner in 1998.
Mr Norwitz teaches a course in mergers and acquisitions at Columbia University School of Law. A member of the American Law Institute and active in the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, he is a regular speaker and panellist at professional conferences, has chaired and participated in numerous advanced legal education programmes and contributes regularly to professional publications on topics relating to M&A and corporate governance. He also served on an international advisory group to the South African government on their company law reform. Mr Norwitz serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the University of Cape Town Fund and Friends of Ikamva Labantu, both of which he chairs; Advancing Human Rights; and Friends of the Mandela-Rhodes Foundation.
WWL says: Trevor Norwitz is a “leading authority” on proxy contests and hostile takeover bids and defences
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