Three Corporate Partners Named M&A Trailblazers

September 29, 2015
The National Law Journal
Partners recognized for "moving the needle" in M&A.

Three partners in Latham’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice have been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) inaugural “Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers” list. Corporate partners Adel Aslani-Far, Brad Faris and Charles Ruck are recognized among M&A and antitrust professionals who have “moved the needle in the legal industry” and “impacted the antitrust and/or M&A landscape through new types of strategies or innovative court cases,” as noted by NLJ.

Aslani-Far, formerly a Global Co-chair of the firm’s M&A Practice, is profiled for his work advising clients on deals involving takeover bids, particularly with an international component, including Switzerland’s first hostile takeover.

Faris, who currently serves as Global Co-chair of the M&A Practice, is recognized for repurposing a dual track tender offer, known as the “Burger King” structure, to handle antitrust and regulatory risk, as well as utilizing representations and warranties insurance, typically used in private M&A, to protect shareholders in a public company deal.

Ruck is profiled for his work representing Allergan in a series of transactions that turned it into a $180 billion public company, as well as his involvement helping Quest Software devise a structure, the so-called “19.9% option,” to level the playing field in an instance where the founder was a semi-controlling shareholder, which led to Quest’s acquisition by Dell Inc.