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M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gregory Pryor is highly sought after for the “great depth of his knowledge and his responsiveness” when advising on high-value M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Biography

Greg Pryor is a senior partner in White & Case's M&A and corporate practice.

Greg represents corporations, their stakeholders and private equity funds in a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts.

Such major deals include Saudi Aramco in its US$69.1 billion acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia; Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) in its US$10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp (NYSE: GG, TSX: G); Sempra Energy in its US$9.45 billion acquisition of Energy Future Holdings; Panasonic Corporation on its equity investment in Blue Yonder; NeuroDerm in its US$1.1 billion sale to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Saudi Refining (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell; and Qingdao Haier, a company that is 41 per cent owned by the leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group, in its US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE's

appliance business, through an auction process.

Clients benefit from his extensive experience in the corporate aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings. His clients span a range of industries including power and energy, industrials, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and financial and consumer products, among others.

Greg received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1988. He also received his BA (magna cum laude) from New York University in 1985.

Greg is recognised in the fields of M&A and corporate governance by many highly wrespected professional publications, including Euromoney (2020), WWL (2020); The Legal 500 USA (2019) and Lawdragon (2015). Greg was the recipient of the M&A Legal Advisor of the Year Award, given by The M&A Advisor (2016).
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