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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

28 STATE STREET, BOSTON, MA 02109-1775, USA
Tel:
Work +1 617 535 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 617 535 3800
Web:
www.mwe.com

Byron Kalogerou

Tel:
Work +1 617 535 4441
Email:
Web:
www.mwe.com
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Work Department

Life Sciences /Life Sciences - Mergers & Acquisitions/ Corporate & Transactional

Position

Partner Byron Kalogerou is the founder and chair of the Firm’s Life Science Industry Group and leads the Boston Corporate Practice. Byron focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, finance, and joint ventures and alliances. He has substantial on-the-ground experience structuring mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures on six continents. Byron has extensive industry background in the medical device, industrial and manufacturing sectors. He also acts as outside general counsel to a number of companies.

For further details of Byron's biography, please view McDermott website:
https://www.mwe.com/en/team/k/kalogerou-byron-s


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

The team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP has experience representing clients in domestic and cross-border litigation. In Boston, Byron Kalogerou and Albert Sokol led advice to Neurovance on its high-profile acquisition by Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka Pharmaceutical. Silicon Valley-based William Gaede has been defending Ambry Genetics against patent infringement allegations brought by Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University regarding a number of Ambry’s products. Also in Silicon Valley, Paul DeStefano acted for Eutilex on an agreement with Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. Chicago-based practice co-chair Kristian Werling is also recommended.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s ‘team is very quick and extremely responsive; it is also very commercially focused, understands clients’ priorities as a business and is flexible in how it staffs to suit budget and transaction type’. The firm’s Miami office was boosted by the hire of Roy Larson, formerly the Miami managing partner of Baker McKenzie LLP; and the California-based team was strengthened through the recruitment of Silicon Valley-based technology deal lawyer David Lipkin from Morrison & Foerster LLP. The New York practice regularly leads on large public company deals and cross-border matters; the Chicago corporate practice handles a mixture of public and private equity deals; the Texas transactional team is well known for deals with a telecoms and technology angle; and the Massachusetts group is noted for handling high-value life sciences deals. The practice advised Motorola Solutions on its acquisition of Spillman Technologies, a company that provides public safety software to agencies throughout the US; acted for Steward Health Care System in its acquisition of IASIS Healthcare; and assisted Amazon with specific Texas corporate issues regarding its $13.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods. Miami-based Harris Siskind, who is highly regarded for advising clients on private equity transactions, M&A deals and general corporate matters, is the firm-wide corporate chair; and ‘strong negotiator’ Thomas Conaghan leads the Washington DC corporate practice, which is noted for deals in the alcohol beverage and renewable energy industries. The recommended New York practitioners include Thomas Sauermilch (a former chair of the firm’s global M&A practice whose transactional experience extends to over 30 countries); and Timothy Alvino, whose sector experience includes avionics, energy, manufacturing, media, retail, staffing and software, and who ‘always amazes for the level of service he is prepared to give his clients as a matter of course’. In Washington DC, Samuel Wales is particularly focused on M&A deals, divestitures, recapitalization, joint ventures and the related financing required to fund such transactions. Other key advisers include Dallas’ Wilson Chu, who is ‘a great relationship manager’, Gregory Hidalgo, who is ‘very smart, does not miss the details and is a great advocate’, as well as Silicon Valley-based Mark Mihanovic, and Michael Sartor and Byron Kalogerou in Boston.

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