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Ropes & Gray LLP

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  • Prudential Tower
  • 800 Boylston Street
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02199-3600
  • Tel:+1 617 951 7000
  • Fax:+1 617 951 7050
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  • Chairman: R Bradford Malt
  • Managing Partner: David C Chapin
  • Number of partners: 300
  • Number of lawyers: 1,100

Firm Overview:
Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s most highly respected law firms, with offices in key business and financial capitals in Asia, Europe and North America. The firm’s network of over 1,000 lawyers and professionals provides the highest quality legal advice for clients’ most critical legal and business issues.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Private Equity:
• TPG Capital: $750m investment in Chobani; acquisition of Eze Castle Software
• Bain Capital: $3b acquisition of Skylark; $1b acquisition of minority interest in Genpact
• Berkshire Partners: acquisition of Catalina Marketing Corporation; $2b acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks/ Sidera Networks
• Blackstone: $553m acquisition of Pactera Technology
• Madison Dearborn: $1.2b acquisition of National Financial Partners
• AlpInvest: $819m acquisition of AsiaInfo-Linkage
• Centerbridge: $1.4b sale of Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex)

M&A:
• Special Committee of Cole Credit Property Trust: $7.1b acquisition of Spirit Realty Capital
• Symmetry Medical: $450m sale of its OEM Solutions business and spin off of Speciality Surgical Instruments
• Cubist Pharmaceuticals: $1.4b acquisitions of Optimer Pharmaceuticals and Trius Therapeutics
• China Everbright: $3.7b acquisition of Focus Media
• Entegris: $1.1b acquisition of ATMI, Inc
• Altice VII Sarl: $1.4b acquisition of Orange Dominicana SA

Finance:
• Altice: Financing for Numericable Group’s $21.9b acquisition of SFR
• TPG Capital/TSSP: Financing for $1.695b acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical (TPG)
• Berkshire Partners: Financing for $2b acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks
• Bain: $1.445b acquisition of The Gymboree Corporation
• Liberty Global: Financing for $23.3b acquisition of Virgin Media

Business Restructuring:
• Acting for ad hoc committee of bondholders of Suzlon Energy, an India-based wind energy business, in connection with its financial restructuring
• Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Opportunities Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Lundy Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group

Investment Management:
• Significant industry participants: Allianz, BlackRock, Columbia Funds/Ameriprise, Deutsche Funds, MFS, Natixis, PIMCO, Putnam
• New entrants: DoubleLine Funds and Stone Harbor Funds, two of the fastest-growing mutual fund complexes, and Stone Ridge
• ETFs and their sponsors or independent trustees: J.P. Morgan, ProShares, Market Vectors
• PaxWorld (first-ever ETF conversion into a traditional mutual fund); GMO (fund mergers); Allianz (restructuring of U.S. advisory affiliates; fund mergers
• Launch of “alternative” mutual funds: Blackstone, Deutsche Funds, Natixis/Alpha Simplex and Loomis Sayles, Sterling Funds

Hedge Funds:
• PIMCO: formation of numerous hedge funds, including tail risk funds, overlay strategy programs, and separate account products
• Blackstone: formation of registered “alternative” funds
• UBS: formation of access vehicles for high net worth individuals to invest in hedge, PE, real estate funds
• GMO: offering and operation of various onshore and offshore hedge funds, including equity, fixed income, currency and asset allocation funds
• Baupost: purchase and sale of various investments, complex cross-border JV structures, and trading in public debt and equity securities
• Ardian, BlackRock, Commonfund, Grosvenor and other fund of fund managers

Private Investment Funds:
• Represent fund sponsors in fundraising, general sponsor and regulatory matters. Bain Capital, TPG Capital, PIMCO, Nordic Capital, RRJ Capital, CITIC Private Equity and others
• Represent institutional investors in fund investment projects. AlpInvest, Temasek, Harvard and Stanford Universities, Makena Capital Management, sovereign wealth funds and others
In last 6 years acted as counsel:
• To organise 500+ separate funds of all types, including buyouts, real estate, energy, credit, macro, quantitative strategies, fund of funds and venture capital
• For 100+ investors in connection with investments in approximately 2,250 private funds

Life Sciences:
• Oxford Immunotec $62.8m IPO
• Genzyme: Strategic alliance with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize treatments for rare genetic diseases through a $700m investment
• Johnson & Johnson: $1b acquisition of Aragon

Intellectual Property:
• SAP: Achieved victory in first-ever covered business method review trial before PTAB
• Purdue: Secured successful decision marking end of 14 years of litigation relating to OxyContin® product
• AstraZeneca PLC: Routinely provide IP due diligence support on international licensing and acquisition opportunities, as well support on complex patent matters
• Rovi: Prosecute Rovi’s worldwide patent and trademark portfolio, and perform due diligences on target portfolios considered for acquiring or licensing
• Nypro: Represented Nypro in its $665m sale to Jabil Circuit, an electronic product solutions company

Government Enforcement/FCPA:
• Secured dismissal of all 13 felony charges against Stryker Biotech in exchange for a fine and a plea to a single misdemeanor: helped secure dismissal of all charges against former company president and three sales directors involving alleged off-label marketing case
• Represented a global medical device company in connection with a DOJ and SEC industry-wide FCPA investigation and secured a deferred prosecution agreement with the SEC, settling the government’s charges

Litigation:
• Schroders: Represent multiple foreign affiliates of Schroders in lititgation concerning the Madoff Ponzi scheme and efforts to claw back funds
• Sony: Global coordinating counsel for successfully settled litigation, including 65 putative class actions, and government investigations related to cyberattacks
• Deutsche Bank: Representing in MBS case alleging breaches of representations and warranties and involving thousands of mortgages with hundreds of millions of dollars in potential recovery

Real Estate:
• Representative clients: Abrams Capital, APG, Baupost, Blackstone, Harvard Management Company, MSREF, Select Income REIT, TPG
• Overview: Real estate investments (direct, JVs, co-investments, funds including distressed), financings, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, environmental

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust
  • Business Restructuring
  • Business & Securities Litigation
  • Finance
  • Government Enforcement/FCPA
  • Health Care
  • Hedge Funds
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Management
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Tax & Benefits

Branches

  • 191 North Wacker Drive,
  • 32nd Floor,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60606
  • Tel +1 312 845 1200
  • Fax +1 312 845 5500
  • 1211 Avenue of the Americas,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10036-8704
  • Tel +1 212 596 9000
  • Fax +1 212 596 9090
  • Three Embarcadero Center,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111-4006
  • Tel +1 415 315 6300
  • Fax +1 415 315 6350
  • 1900 University Avenue,
  • 6th Floor,
  • East Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94303-2284
  • Tel +1 650 617 4000
  • Fax +1 650 617 4090
  • One Metro Center 700 12th Street NW,
  • Suite 900,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20005-3948
  • Tel +1 202 508 4600
  • Fax +1 202 508 4650
  • 41st Floor, One Exchange Square,
  • 8 Connaught Place,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +11 852 3664 6488
  • Fax +11 852 3664 6588
  • 5 New Street Square,
  • 5th Floor,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 3BF
  • Tel (020) 3122 1100
  • Fax (020) 3122 1101
  • Email : londoninfo@ropesgray.com
  • JP Tower 30F,
  • 2-7-2, Marunouchi,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-7030
  • Tel +81 3 6259 3500
  • Fax +81 3 6259 3501
  • 36F, Park Place,
  • 1601 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 6157 5200
  • Fax +86 21 6157 5299
  • POSCO P&S Tower, 21F ,
  • 134 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu ,
  • Seoul,
  • South Korea
  • 135-923
  • Tel T +82 2 2141 5900
  • Fax +82 2 2141 5950