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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

WORLDWIDE PLAZA, 825 EIGHTH AVENUE, 10019-7475, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 474 1000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 474 3700
Email:
Web:
www.cravath.com
London, NEW YORK

Eric Hilfers

Tel:
Work +1 (212) 474-1352
Email:
Web:
www.cravath.com/ehilfers/
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work Department

Executive Compensation and Benefits

Position

Eric W. Hilfers is a partner and Head of Cravath’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Department. His practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefit matters faced by the Firm’s clients, principally in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Leading lawyers

Eric Hilfers - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

The ‘excellent’ practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP was involved in a number of upper-market M&A transactions throughout 2018, which included Jennifer Conway advising Time Warner on its $109bn sale to AT&T. Similarly, ‘superb and extremely responsive’ practice head Eric Hilfers is providing benefits and executive compensation advise to The Walt Disney Company in connection with its $85bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Jonathan Katz handled a number of deals, including Northrup Grunman’s $9.2bn acquisition of Orbital ATK, and Brookfield Asset Management’s $5.1bn acquisition of TerraForm Global. The ‘very hands on and knowledgeable’ team also advised The Linde Group on its $70bn merger with Praxair, a transaction which resulted in the world’s largest industrial gas supplier. Other notable clients include Santander, IMB, AXA, Amazon and Johnson & Johnson. All named partners are based in New York.

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