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J Leonard Teti II

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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J. Leonard Teti II is a partner in Cravath’s Tax Department. His practice focuses on advising clients on the tax aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions, spin‑offs, private equity transactions and bank financings.

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

The team at New York-based Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP¬†provides expertise in tax-efficient structures for domestic and international transactions, including mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, private equity deals and internal restructurings. It is led by Stephen Gordon, who is¬†assisting Barrick Gold in connection with its pending $18.3bn merger with Randgold Resources. In another highlight,¬†Lauren Angelilli¬†provided tax advice to AveXis in connection with its $8.7bn acquisition by Novartis. She is also working with up-and-coming partner Kara Mungovan,¬†advising GKN plc in connection with the ¬£8.1bn unsolicited offer from Melrose Industries to acquire the company. J Leonard Teti II¬†is also advising Novartis, in connection with its pending $2.1bn acquisition of Endocyte. Andrew Needham¬†advised Brookfield Asset Management on its $1.3bn acquisition of TerraForm Global. In Latin American work, Christopher Fargo¬†advised¬†Banco Santander on the $528m sale by its wholly owned subsidiary, Banco Popular Espa√Īol, of TotalBank to Banco de Cr√©dito e Inversiones. Of counsel Michael Schler¬†is recommended.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Next generation lawyers

Leonard Teti - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Led by ‚Äėwell-known tax figure‚Äô Stephen Gordon, the tax department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP¬†houses ‚Äėone of the strongest transactional tax groups in New York‚Äô and was particularly active and a number of standout public and private M&A, joint ventures and investments . ‚ÄėTechnically excellent and commercially astute‚Äô,¬†Gordon¬†advised Northrop Grumman Corporation on the $9.2bn acquisition of Orbital ATK, and also assisted Time Warner with its $109bn sale to AT&T. Christopher Fargo¬†served as tax counsel to Warner Media in connection with its investment in NewTV, as part of its $1bn initial funding round. He also acted for¬†Cincinnati Bell alongside Andrew Needham¬†(who has ‚Äėa wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide-variety of tax areas‚Äô)¬†in relation to its $650m combination with Hawaiian Telcom. Elsewhere, J Leonard Teti II¬†acted for in its $1bn acquisition of Ring, and Kara Mungovan¬†advised Altra Industrial Motion on its $3bn combination with four operating companies from Fortive‚Äôs Automation and Specialty platform. Also recommended is¬†Lauren Angelilli,¬†who was made practice co-head in early 2019.

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