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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 878 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 878 8375
Email:
Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Benjamin Sibbett

Tel:
Work +1 212 878 8491
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Benjamin Sibbett's focus is on mergers and acquisitions and related securities as well as corporate law matters, representing U.S. and non-U.S. buyers, sellers and other stakeholders, including financial sponsors and strategic investors, in a broad range of negotiated domestic and cross-border transactions, including negotiated acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts, reorganizations, joint ventures and other strategic investments. Benjamin has been involved in transactions across a wide range of geographies and industries, with particular experience in healthcare and TMT sectors.

Education

Fordham University School of Law (JD), 1999; Brigham Young University (BA), 1996


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Clifford Chance continues to make progress in corporate M&A and private equity transactions. It provides 'a one-stop shop for all aspects of a transaction with global coverage', according to one client. It is 'truly at the table as a partner and takes the time to understand and explore the client's perspective and position on issues to help negotiate through those issues rather than merely present the pros and cons of what's on the table'. It advised Mondelēz International in connection with the merger of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain; Mondelēz  held an approximately 24% stake in Keurig and now holds a stake of some 14% in Keurig Dr Pepper. This is just one of a string of headline deals in the consumer goods and retail sector, where partner Sarah Jones has such a strong standing. In another headline deal, the firm advised Evercore, as the financial adviser to the Scripps Family, in connection with the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive by Discovery Communications. Other clients include Pfizer, Hearst, S&P Global and Philip Morris International. Energy and infrastructure is another area of particular eminence, with leader of the Americas corporate practice David Brinton having an established record in this space. The Americas team is also leveraging the firm's global standing in private equity with Kevin Lehpamer leading the initiative in the US; he is 'overtly calm, well structured and covers all bases'. John Healy provides further public and cross-border M&A expertise, while Benjamin Sibbett  is an emerging talent and 'takes the time to listen to the issues of the transaction, helps explore the issues both legally and from the business perspective – given his wealth of experience in transactions – and has a special gift in explaining to the counterparty the complicated legal issues their own counsel often cannot articulate effectively'. Thais Garcia is a fundamental team member for cross-border deals involving Latin America.

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