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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Nussbaum ranks highly among peers for his first-class capital markets practice that spans IPOs and equity transactions.

Biography

Andrew J Nussbaum is a member of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz corporate department, joining the firm in 1993 and becoming partner in 1999. His practice involves a wide range of merger and acquisition-related matters, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, divestitures, carve-out IPOs, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Mr Nussbaum also handles related work in public offerings, financings, corporate governance and takeovers, and has completed a number of multibillion-dollar cross-border transactions involving mergers between US and European companies, acquisitions in Latin America, investments in China, a public company transaction in Russia and a major transaction involving one of Australia's largest listed companies. While involved with a wide range of industries, he has extensive experience with international companies and in the media and entertainment areas.

Mr Nussbaum graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College (1985) and has a master's degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his JD with high honours (1991), was a member of Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of The University of Chicago Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Nussbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and thereafter to Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court.

Mr Nussbaum speaks Russian and Spanish, and he is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations. Mr Nussbaum is active in various non-profit organisations, including as chairman of the board of Asphalt Green, a New York City sports and fitness organisation promoting wellness, water safety and health for New Yorkers of all ages. Mr Nussbaum is also a member of the board of trustees of Amherst College and is on the board of governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

M&A 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Nussbaum is widely respected for his excellent work in domestic and cross-border M&A, with over 25 years' experience in complex deals, including notable expertise in the media industry.

Biography

Andrew J Nussbaum is a member of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz corporate department, joining the firm in 1993 and becoming partner in 1999. His practice involves a wide range of merger and acquisition-related matters, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, divestitures, carve-out IPOs, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Mr Nussbaum also handles related work in public offerings, financings, corporate governance and takeovers, and has completed a number of multibillion-dollar cross-border transactions involving mergers between US and European companies, acquisitions in Latin America, investments in China, a public company transaction in Russia and a major transaction involving one of Australia's largest listed companies. While involved with a wide range of industries, he has extensive experience with international companies and in the media and entertainment areas.

Mr Nussbaum graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College (1985) and has a master's degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his JD with high honours (1991), was a member of Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of The University of Chicago Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Nussbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and thereafter to Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court.

Mr Nussbaum speaks Russian and Spanish, and he is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations. Mr Nussbaum is active in various non-profit organisations, including as chairman of the board of Asphalt Green, a New York City sports and fitness organisation promoting wellness, water safety and health for New Yorkers of all ages. Mr Nussbaum is also a member of the board of trustees of Amherst College and is on the board of governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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