You're viewing this profile in Chambers USA. Please also see: Chambers Global.


Avishai Shachar

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - New York

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
  • New York, New York, USA
  • NY 10017


Co-head of Davis Polk's Tax Department, practicing primarily in M&A, spinoffs and financial products. Designed the unique capital structure of SmithKline Beecham, advised on the spinoffs of YUM! Brands from Pepsi, of Visteon from Ford, of Discover from Morgan Stanley, of Greatland from Comcast, the splitoff of Abercrombie from The Limited, Texaco's merger with Chevron, Pepsi’s acquisition of Quaker, Exxon's acquisition of XTO, and Citigroup on the MSSB joint venture. Advised Comcast on sale of QVC, as well as its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, NBC and certain assets from Adelphia and AT&T.