Paul Hastings Adds Prominent M&A Partner in Chicago
Chicago, IL - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that
“Cross-border deals have become increasingly complex, making it even more important for companies contemplating multi-jurisdictional deals to have lawyers who can help them successfully navigate the related legal and business issues,” said
“Phil’s addition is an example of our commitment to continuing the growth in our capacity to assist clients with strategic international expansion and their most complicated, cross-border legal issues building on our strong corporate platform,” said
Mr. Stamatakos is a seasoned corporate lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate governance, foreign investment transactions and transactions involving financially-distressed companies. He has been the principal lawyer on many complex, multi-country acquisitions and has advised a number of public companies on corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties, takeover preparedness, shareholder activism and shareholder proposals, shareholder rights plans, internal investigations and whistleblower claims. He counsels several prominent U.S. companies on their non-U.S. operations and non-U.S. companies on their U.S. operations.
Some of Mr. Stamatakos recent transactions include the successful $43.1 billion hostile takeover defense of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Saputo's $1.45 billion acquisition of Morningstar Foods from Dean Foods, and the sale of Viking Group to Minimax in a complex multi-country transaction that created a $1.5 billion company.
Mr. Stamatakos’ arrival follows the recent additions of partners
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