Robert W. Dickey advises US and non-US based companies with respect to their most important mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions. He also counsels executives, in house counsel, and boards of directors on a wide range of critical corporate matters, including fiduciary duties, corporate governance, and securities law compliance.
Rob has represented a large number of companies in the media and technology industries, and also has significant experience in the automotive and mobility, chemical, food and beverage, industrial, life sciences, and risk management industries.
Rob oversees the firm’s M&A Academy, a series of tailored webinars designed to provide a comprehensive M&A overview for M&A professionals and others who deal with M&A issues. He speaks frequently on trends in the M&A legal arena and the media and technology industries.
AarhusKarlshamn AB in its acquisitions of Golden Foods and Golden Brands and Oasis Foods Company
BASF SE in its acquisition of Chemetall
Chelsea Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck
The Economist Group in its acquisition of Congressional Quarterly and its sales of CFO Publishing and CQ Roll Call
The Financial Times in its acquisition of GIS Planning and its sale of the New York Institute of Finance
Interactive Data Corporation in its acquisition by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
ITOCHU Corporation in its acquisition of Alta Forest Products
A group of LG companies in their acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s OLED business
Moody’s Corporation in its acquisitions of WebEquity and Omega Performance
The New York Times Company in its acquisitions of The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, Serial Productions and Audm, its sales of About.com and The Boston Globe, and its strategic alliance with "This American Life"
Pearson plc in its acquisitions of Certiport, Connections Education, Global Education & Technology Group and SchoolNet, and its sales of its U.S. K12 courseware business and PowerSchool
Penske Media Corporation in its acquisitions of Women’s Wear Daily and Wenner Media/Rolling Stone, and its acquisition of a 50% interest in SXSW
Perrigo Company in its acquisition of Agis Industries
Reed Elsevier in its acquisition of Accuity
Sandvik AB in its acquisitions of Summerill Tube Corp., Thermaltek and Custom Electric Manufacturing, and its sales of Varel International Energy Services and Kanthal’s electronic components business
Duke University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Duke University, 1994, A.B.
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Media & Entertainment: Corporate, New York, Chambers USA (2019)
Recommended, Industry focus: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, ABA Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
Member, ABA Subcommittee on M&A Jurisprudence
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York