Mr Adam M. Givertz > Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States
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Work Department

Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Canada

Position

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Education

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School; M.A., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; B.A., University of Toronto

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘efficient and practical group’ is composed of ‘talented attorneys who are always up to speed on market dynamics’. The New York-based practice, which represents global issuers and underwriters on the full spread of capital markets matters, is particularly held up as ‘really strong in advising issuers’. It also finds favor for its ‘skill across debt and bond products’ and its ‘full integration with corporate colleagues for seamless service in transactions’. Canada-related work is a strong suit, with sources highlighting its ‘strong dedication to Canada and US cross-border financings’, which results in ‘unmatched expertise in Canada deals’. Christopher Cummings, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, is ‘practical and knowledgeable’; he recently advised the underwriters on four debt offerings by Calgary-based TransCanada totaling $6.1bn. In a major event-driven deal, Cummings teamed up with Adam Givertz, who is also based between New York and Toronto, and ‘very strong and commercial’ department co-head Gregory Ezring to advise Canada’s Stars Group on both its $950m equity offering and $1bn debt offering to support its $4.7bn acquisition of UK-based Sky Betting & Gaming.

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

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s Scott Barshay and Steven Williams advised ADP on its victory over Pershing Square Capital Management, and also advised Barnes and Noble on a campaign brought by Sandell Asset Management. Further, Barshay and Williams advised Honeywell on a campaign brought by Third Point, and acted for Qualcomm in a campaign by Elliott Management to increase the company’s sale price in its proposed sale to NXP Semiconductors. Also recommended are Adam Givertz and Ross Fieldston, who advised AmTrust Financial Services on a settlement with Carl Icahn.