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Rahul Patel

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King & Spalding LLP


Rahul Patel is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Patel’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic corporate transactions, and general corporate work. A significant portion of Mr. Patel’s practice focuses on cross-border transactions, particularly transactions involving Indian companies. In addition, Mr. Patel has represented both underwriters and issuers in corporate finance transactions and general corporate and securities matters.


J.D., with honors, University of Florida B.A., with honors, University of Florida.


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Leveraging the firm's strong corporate, finance and investment practice as well as its global disputes experience, the team at King & Spalding LLP handles inbound and outbound, contentious and non-contentious India-related matters. Singapore-based Richard Nelson continues to lead a team acting for Hiranandani Gas Company on the establishment of liquefied natural gas regasification terminals in India. Rahul Patel (based in Atlanta) is advising  Lumis Partners on several M&A matters relating to portfolio companies. London-based Thomas Sprange is a key names to note for disputes.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

King & Spalding LLP is highly rated for middle-market M&A deals and private equity transactions, but it also handles large-cap transactions. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Washington DC, and fields lawyers with sector expertise in energy, healthcare and life sciences, real estate, and IT, among others. Middle-market highlights included acting for GE Digital in a $915m agreement to acquire ServiceMax; and advising an affiliate of Atkins Nutritionals, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, on its $730m combination with The Simply Good Foods Company. Recent large deal matters included advising Carmike Cinemas on a merger agreement with AMC Entertainment Holdings, which created the largest theater exhibitor in the world; and assisting restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen with its $1.8bn sale to Restaurant Brands International, which owns brands including Burger King and Tim Horton’s. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s former chair James Woolery recently joined in New York as head of the firm’s M&A and corporate governance practices; Atlanta-based Rahul Patel is focused on M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic corporate transactions; and global corporate practice group leader Keith Townsend is also highly rated. Other key advisers include Atlanta-based Raymond Baltz Jr and Justin King; Jack Capers Jr, who divides time between Atlanta and Silicon Valley; and New York’s Robert Leclerc. Since publication, Matthew Jacobson has moved to Ropes & Gray LLP, while Alan Noskow and Brian Ashin have joined in Washington DC from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

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