Press Release

Morgan Lewis Recognized by The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards

July 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2014: Morgan Lewis has been recognized by The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards with the “Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe/Ireland” for its antitrust work on behalf of firm client Perrigo Company plc. (Perrigo).

Perrigo is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, and active pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as receives royalties from Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri®. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market and an industry leader in pharmaceutical technologies.

In December, Perrigo announced its completed acquisition of Irish drug company Elan Corporate, plc., in a US $8.6 billion transaction, creating a global healthcare company with industry-leading profile, geographic scale and scope. A cross-border Morgan Lewis Antitrust team, led by partners Scott Stempel, Harry Robins, and Izzet Sinan and associate David Brenneman, were responsible for the antitrust and competition law aspects of the transaction.

The Global Legal Awards competition recognizes law firms and in-house departments that played a substantial role in the most distinguished cross-border work performed between January 1, 2013 and April 14, 2014, in four major categories: disputes, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and citizenship. The winning matters will be profiled by The American Lawyer in August, and winning firms will be recognized at the Global Legal Awards dinner in New York on September 15. A complete list of winners will also appear alongside the annual “Global 100” list in the October issue of The American Lawyer.

Full results are available at The American Lawyer.