Mr Sarkis Jebejian > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Sarkis Jebejian is a corporate partner focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder activism defense. Sarkis’s clients include Accenture, Avaya, Bain Capital, Eli Lilly, Fox Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Lazard, Moelis & Co., Nexstar Media, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, Tripadvisor and Vista Equity Partners.


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Columbia Law School, J.D.; Columbia College, B.A.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has experience of defending several high profile M&A challenges, such as Bristol Myers-Celgene’s $90bn deal vs. Starboard/Wellington. Its team also has expertise in advising on takeover preparedness, typifying its holistic approach to activism defense. Of particular note, the group advised Nikola Corporation on a high profile activist short attack. Key contacts in the group are Shaun Mathew and Sarkis Jebejian. Mathew has led the defense in over 50 significant activism mandates since joining Kirkland in 2018. Corporate partner Jebejian counts Accenture and Bain Capital among key clients. Eric Schiele and Daniel Wolf are also noted for their work on proxy fights. All named practitioners are based in New York.

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Highlighted for its ‘unparalleled experience’, Kirkland & Ellis LLP brings together a multidisciplinary team with demonstrable strength in capital markets transactions and real-estate related tax matters. The department also advises on corporate governance, particularly on takeovers and disclosure issues to directors, and is able to leverage its global footprint to handle cross-border matter with its office in London. New York’s Michael Brueck and Sarkis Jebejian are key contacts alongside Bruce Gelman in Chicago who focuses on structuring REITS, and is singled out by clients for his ‘unique blend of tax, structuring, and corporate law knowledge.Mike Beinus in New York is also recommended for debt and equity offerings.