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Adel Aslani-Far

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M. Adel Aslani-Far is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and former Global Co-chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Aslani-Far’s practice focuses on representing large multinational corporations in negotiated and hostile public M&A transactions and a range of private acquisitions and joint ventures around the world. He regularly counsels boards and senior management on corporate governance and defense matters, including in respect of shareholder activism and unsolicited takeover attempts. He also has substantial experience advising special committees in conflict transactions.


Corporate Partner


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Shareholder activism

Within: Shareholder activism

Latham & Watkins LLP regularly acts for company boards in the defense of activist campaigns. Mark Gerstein and Christopher Drewry in Chicago, and Scott Herlihy in Washington DC, advised Owens-Illinois on an activist campaign brought by Atlantic Investment Management. Gerstein and Michael Dillard in Houston advised QEP Resources on an investment in the company by Elliott Management. In Silicon Valley, Tad Freese and Josh Dubofsky acted for e.l.f. Beauty in its relations with Marathon Partners, while Dubofsky, Ruck, Mark Roerder and Alan Mendelson advised Mellanox Technologies on its relationship with Starboard Value. Other clients include Aratana Theraputics and, the latter of which the team advised on an investment in Starboard Value by Drewery, Aslani Far and Gerstein. Other key figures include Dennis Craythorn and Adel Aslani-Far in New York, Peter Handrinos in Boston, and Patrick Pohlen in Silicon Valley, the last of whom advised Calix on a campaign brought by Voce Capital Management.

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