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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
NEW YORK
United States
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Partner

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

(Leading lawyers)

John ReissWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP’s M&A practice handles a broad mixture of domestic and global deals, demonstrating a particular tenacity for SPAC-related transactions. The practice, which often works in close tangent with the wider firm’s financial restructuring and insolvency teams, is co-led by John Reiss and Chang-Do Gong and caters to a balanced combination of corporate and private equity clients. Standout practitioner Michael Deyong operates across public and private M&A, sale, going-private and spin-off deals, with a strong focus on the telecoms and healthcare sectors.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

White & Case LLP stands out for its global platform and consistent range of high-value work across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia, advising active sponsors and their portfolio companies on deals across a wide range of industries, with particular strength in the firm’s long-standing specialisms of infrastructure and energy. The firm enjoys productive relationships with top funds including Brookfield, CVC, and Macquarie, with the firm’s work with Brookfield on its $10.8 billion unsolicited bid to acquire Inter Pipeline, eventually successful, a standout mandate from 2021, and a notable victory for global private equity co-head Oliver Brahmst , who remains a go-to for cross-border bulge bracket deals. Also of note for the firm is its SPAC offering, which has seen it work on a combination of capital raisings and deals for private equity sponsors utilising the structure. Co-head John Reiss is active on behalf of major relationship clients such as Roark Capital and Harvest Partners, while Germaine Nicole Gurr has also seen a productive year, closing a number of PE and venture-capital backed deals for Schneider Electric. Chicago’s Gary Silverman combines a high deal volume with involvement in high-value deals, and works across a range of sectors including manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, and technology, while Luke Laumann has represented Macquarie in several complex deals. Daniel Kozin was promoted to partner in January 2022, and has worked with the likes of Macquarie and CVC. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.