Business Insider recognizes Mark Gerstein and Christopher Drewry as go-to advisors defending companies against activist investors.
Christopher Drewry, a corporate partner in the Chicago office, regularly represents multinational corporations across industries and jurisdictions in their highest-stakes M&A transactions and shareholder activism defense matters.
Mr. Drewry has built a leading cross-border practice that spans the full spectrum of M&A and shareholder activism defense matters, with a focus on complex transactions and board-level advice for leading global companies. His extensive experience includes:
- Transformational “merger of equal” and other strategic M&A transactions
- Multijurisdictional global business separations
- Cutting-edge shareholder activism and takeover defense counseling
- Specialized special committee and board governance advice
Mr. Drewry regularly speaks and writes on new developments in the field, including editing the M&A chapters in the updated third edition of Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A and IPOs and on evolving shareholder rights plan (poison pill) technologies.
He is recognized by The Legal 500 nationally as one of two next generation partners in providing advice to boards of directors on shareholder activism defense matters.
Mr. Drewry is a member of Latham’s Pro Bono Committee.