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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

William Greason

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Corporate, M&A and Securities


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP merged with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm with deep New York and Washington DC roots; the combination strengthened the practice’s offering in the energy, infrastructure and finance sectors. It also expanded the combined firm’s reach in the New York market, bringing in highly rated New York advisers such as Kessar Nashat, whose work covers a range of industries, including energy (particularly renewable energy), manufacturing, aerospace and defense, software, and technology; corporate and finance law specialist Charles Hord III; and William Greason, who advises public and private companies on a wide range of corporate matters. The team’s client base includes major oil and gas companies, energy and power companies, and US financial institutions, for whom it assists with public and private M&A, disposals, shareholder activism, and general commercial and corporate advisory issues. New York partner-in-charge Steve Suzzan acted for Dentsply Sirona, a manufacturer and marketer of products for the dental market, in the $375m acquisition of Israel-based dental implant manufacturer MIS Implants Technologies; Sheldon Nussbaum advised ROFIN-SINAR Technologies, a global developer and manufacturer of high-performance industrial laser sources, on its sale to Coherent, in a merger transaction valued at approximately $1bn; and David Barrett assisted Carillon Tower Advisers, a unit of Raymond James Financial (a global asset-management firm supporting autonomous boutiques), with the $172.5m acquisition of Scout Investments, along with its Reams Asset Management division. US business practice chair Gene Lewis divides his time between Denver and Houston; Dallas-based Glen Hettinger is US corporate, M&A and securities head; and Houston partner-in-charge is Brian Fenske. Efren Acosta and Edward Rhyne joined Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Houston office, and Thomas Hughes exited for Winston & Strawn’s office in Dallas.

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