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Michael Davis
Partner
Mr. Davis is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. His experience includes a wide variety of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Work Highlights


U.S./International Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions
  • Smith & Nephew on its proposed acquisition of Arthrocare
  • Maidenform on its acquisition by Hanesbrands

  • Warner Chilcott on its acquisition by Actavis

  • Heinz on its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital

  • Bertelsmann on various transactions including the formation of Penguin Random House

  • Dai-ichi Life on its strategic alliance with Janus

  • Thomas & Betts on its sale to ABB

  • Cigna on its acquisition of HealthSpring

  • Citigroup on various transactions

  • Crestview Partners on various transactions

  • Various Japan-U.S. cross-border transactions, including Daikin on its acquisition of Goodman Global, NEC on its acquisition of Convergys' Information Management business, Toyo Seikan on its acquisition of Stolle Machinery Company and Shionogi on its acquisition of Sciele Pharma

  • Various other private equity and venture capital transactions

Recognition

  • Listed in several legal industry publications, including:

    • Named a “Rising Star” in IFLR1000
    • Named in The Legal 500 Latin America 2013

Of Note

  • Member, Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions & Proxy Contests, New York City Bar
  • Speaks regularly as a panelist on a variety of topics, including most recently at the Practising Law Institute’s Thirteenth Annual Private Equity Forum

Professional History

  • Partner, 2007-present
  • London office, 2003-2004 
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 1999-2007 
  • Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, 1998

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10017
    P: 212-450-4184
    F: 212-701-5184

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.B., University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, 1996
  • LL.B., University of Sydney Law School, 1997
    • First Class Honours
    • University Medal
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1999

Languages

  • Japanese