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Toby S. Myerson

Partner

Tel: 212-373-3033
Fax: 212-492-0033  
tmyerson@paulweiss.com

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

A partner in the Corporate Department, Toby S. Myerson serves as co-head of the firm's Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group and practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, leveraged buyouts, corporate governance and advice to boards of directors. During the years 1989 and 1990, Toby left the firm and served as a Managing Director of the investment banking firm, Wasserstein Perella & Co., residing in Tokyo and heading the operations of that firm in Japan and Asia.

Experience

For more than 30 years, Toby has advised corporations, financial institutions and investment banks on some of the largest and most high profile merger and acquisition transactions of the day. A few of Toby's numerous corporate clients include Citigroup Inc.,The Chubb Corporation, Resolute Forest Products, the Agnelli Group companies, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and NEC Corporation; and investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, Nomura Securities, Lazard Frères, Perella Weinberg Partners, Rothschilds and others on their M&A matters.

A few of his many transactions include:

  • SAP SE in its agreement to acquire Concur Technologies, Inc. at an enterprise value of approximately $8.3 billion;
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc's successful unsolicited $1.4 billion cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Schiff Nutrition International;
  • Nextel Communications' $35 billion cash and stock merger with Sprint Corporation;
  • IFIL's (an Agnelli Group company's) acquisition of a controlling interest in Cushman & Wakefield for an enterprise value of $975 million;
  • Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd.'s tender offer for Sepracor Inc. for $2.6 billion in cash;
  • Citigroup's acquisition of Nikko Cordial for $14 billion in cash and stock and sale of three Nikko businesses for $10.8 billion in cash;
  • Scottish Power plc's sale of PacifiCorp Holdings Inc. to MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (a Berkshire Hathaway company) for $9.2 billion in cash;
  • British Telecom's $30 billion hostile takeover battle with WorldCom over MCI Communications; and
  • Citigroup's sale of Citi Capital's commercial loan and leasing business ($13.4 billion in assets) to General Electric Company.

During his legal career, Toby has served as an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California, Berkeley). He has chaired the Committee on Foreign and Comparative Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from contested takeovers to corporate governance. Toby is a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, a member of the board of directors of Japan Society Inc., a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he participates in the World Economic Forum; and he serves on the Lawyers Committee for the New York Public Library and other civic committees. Toby is recognized as one of the leading Corporate/M&A lawyers in the United States by Legal 500 and by Chambers USA. He was recently chosen by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in banking, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law, and for Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America."

Practices
Corporate
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity Transactions

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975


B.A., Yale University, 1971

Bar Admissions

New York
California

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