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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
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Mindlin, Philip
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Philip Mindlin is of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He represents buyers, sellers, owners, investors, lenders and borrowers in complex transactions involving balance sheet issues and in cross-border acquisitions.  Mr. Mindlin joined Wachtell Lipton in 1985 and became a partner of the firm in 1991.

Mr. Mindlin received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. magna cum laude from Fordham University where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and a recipient of the Stillman Memorial Prize, the Chapin Prize and the Constitutional Law Medal.

His recent experience includes representation of Spain's Grupo Codere (lead company-side counsel in the restructuring of Codere's bond, bank and holding company debt) and key parties in transactions involving Canada’s NorTel Networks Corporation (bid for patent assets of bankrupt telecom), Brazil’s Pão de Açucar (cross-border governance dispute, acting for France’s Groupe Casino), BTG Pactual (representation of co-founder in connection with sale of Brazil's UBS Pactual to investment bank BTG, and related matters), Burger King (negotiation of joint venture agreements creating Brazilian master franchisee), PlayPower Inc. (out-of-court acquisition by existing lender), Aleris International (in-court debt for equity exchange), Pliant Corporation (acquisition through Chapter 11), Bear Stearns (acquisition), Refco Group (acquisition of commodity broker through Chapter 11) and Cable and Wireless plc's US subsidiaries (restructured troubled US subsidiaries for UK parent).

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