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Claudine Meredith-Goujon

Tel: +1-212-373-3239
Fax: +1-212-492-0239

Tel: +1-212-373-3239
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0239

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Claudine Meredith-Goujon is Global Co-Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions and a Deputy Co-Chair of the Corporate Department. She concentrates her practice on intellectual property transactions and counseling, and has helped numerous public companies and private equity firms protect and leverage the IP assets at the heart of all types of transactions. Claudine’s practice includes addressing and structuring the intellectual property aspect of mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, securitizations of franchise businesses, financings and restructurings in a broad range of industries. She has extensive expertise advising on some of the largest and most complex IP transactions in a variety of industry sectors including beauty, fashion, retail, food, healthcare, media & entertainment, and financial services, among others. In 2023, Claudine was ranked number one in “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in North America” by MergerLinks. She is also recognized as a leading lawyer in technology in Chambers USA.


Claudine’s recent experience includes:

  • 3G Capital in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Hunter Douglas
  • Andretti Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with Zapata Computing
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in their acquisition of the Terminals, Solutions & Services (TSS) business line from Worldline
  • Authentic Brands Group in the approximately $220 million acquisition of the intellectual property and other assets of PVH Corp.’s Heritage Brands business
  • Berkshire Partners in its:
    • investment in Mielle Organics and subsequent sale of the company to P&G Beauty
    • investment in Kendra Scott Design
  • Brookfield Asset Management and Simon Property Group in their acquisition of certain assets of J. C. Penney Company, in connection with J.C. Penney’s chapter 11 case
  • Carrier Global Corporation in its:
    • $775 million sale of its global commercial refrigeration business to Haier
    • $4.95 billion sale of its global access solutions business to Honeywell
    • €12 billion acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions
  • Chico’s FAS in its $1 billion sale to Sycamore Partners
  • Citigroup, in the sale of:
    • its retail banking business in Japan, including about 740,000 customer accounts, to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    • Citi Cards Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • The Estée Lauder Companies in its $2.8 billion acquisition of the Tom Ford brand
  • General Atlantic, in numerous transactions, including alongside other investors in a $1.4 billion growth investment in Sierra Space
  • HPS Investment Partners as lead investor and lender in a structured preferred investment in OneTeam Partners
  • Itron in the proposed sale of its global gas regulator and European gas metering business to Dresser Utility Solutions
  • KPS Capital Partners in numerous transactions, including in its:
    • acquisition of the porcelain enamel, glass coatings, forehearth colorants and frit-based metallurgical products businesses of Prince International Corporation
    • approximately $2.7 billion acquisition of the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings
  • The Kraft Heinz Company in the $3.2 billion sale of its natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis
  • Newport Global Advisors and Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation in the sale of Uno Foods, its frozen foods manufacturing business, to Great Kitchens Food Company
  • Party City and certain domestic subsidiaries in its prearranged chapter 11 proceedings, as well as the provision of $150 million of debtor-in-possession financing, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texas
  • Performance Sports Group in connection with its license from Q30 Sports to use its patent and technology assets in the development of products intended to address mild traumatic brain injury in sports and athletic activities
  • Revlon and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Roark Capital Group:
    • in its acquisition of Subway
    • portfolio company Youth Enrichment Brands in its acquisition of School of Rock
    • portfolio company Jimmy John’s in connection with the $850 million whole-business securitization of its franchise system, consisting of 2,600 fast-casual restaurants in the United States
    • portfolio company Orangetheory Fitness in a private placement of whole-business structured finance notes
    • portfolio company Primrose School Franchising Co. in its $275 million whole-business securitization
  • SPARC Group in the strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group to become the core licensee and operating partner to Reebok
  • Universal Parks & Resorts in connection with the proposed Universal Beijing Resort project which will include the Universal Beijing Theme Park, CityWalk and a Universal branded hotel
  • Funds affiliated with Viking Global Investors in its investment in Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Wilshire in connection with its collaboration with the Financial Times including licensing the FT brand to relaunch the Wilshire 5000 as the FT Wilshire 5000


Claudine is a member of the Advisory Board of the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law Center of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She was a member of the Journal of International Law and Politics and was a 1997 Paul, Weiss summer associate. Claudine has also spoken at a variety of training and educational programs on brand licensing, legal trends in fashion and emerging copyright issues.

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