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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Robert I. Townsend, III is the Head of Cravath’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice for North America. His practice focuses primarily on all types of M&A transactions, corporate governance matters and activist defense. Mr. Townsend’s clients have included AmerisourceBergen, Anheuser‑Busch InBev, Brink’s, Brunswick, Cable One, Canadian National Railway, Cincinnati Bell, City Brewing, Conduent, DiaSorin, Frontier Communications, J.D. Power, Johnson & Johnson, MacAndrews & Forbes, Martin Marietta, Nestlé, Olin, OUTFRONT Media, Pinnacle Foods, Quest Diagnostics, Scientific Games, Stanley Black & Decker, Univision and US Foods.

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

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Robert Townsend III  –Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

With a team covering transactions pertaining to wireless, semiconductors, and cable both on the surface as well as submarine, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP covers the whole of the traditional telecoms and broadcast industry, both in the US and cross-border transactions. Robert Townsend III leads the practice from New York, focusing his expertise on M&A and corporate governance. He is representing Hawaiian Telecom Holdco Inc. in the $50m acquisition of inter-island submarine and middle-mile terrestrial fiber infrastructure assets owned by the bankruptcy estate of Paniolo Cable Company, LLC. A highly active part of Townsend’s team and involved in the firm’s recent most outstanding matters is Andrew Elken , another specialist in M&A and corporate governance as well as general corporate matters.