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Michael Mollerus
Partner
Mr. Mollerus is a member of Davis Polk’s Tax Department. His practice centers on advice to corporate and private equity fund clients on mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and other major transactions, including structured financings.

Work Highlights

Mr. Mollerus has advised:

  • Shire in connection with numerous matters, including its pending transaction with Abb Vie
  • Warner Chilcott in connection with numerous matters, including its acquisition by Actavis
  • Roche in connection with numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Genentech and InterMune
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with numerous matters, including its pending sale of its physical oil trading business to Rosneft, its sale of its interest in TransMontaigne, its spinoff of Discover and its disposition of MSCI
  • MSCI in connection with its IPO and various financings and acquisitions 
  • Kosmos Energy in connection with its IPO and various financings
  • Cobalt International Energy in connection with its IPO and various financings
  • Ally Financial in connection with its IPO and various financings
  • Delphi Automotive in connection with its IPO and various financings
  • Markit in connection with its IPO

Recognition

Mr. Mollerus is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legalease’s Tax Directors Handbook.

Of Note

Mr. Mollerus is a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate, partnership, real estate and international taxation.

Professional History

  • Partner, 1997-present
  • Associate, 1990-1997
  • London office, 1992-1994
  • Washington DC office, 1990-1992; 1994-1995
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court, 1989-1990
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1988-1989

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10017
    P: 212-450-4471
    F: 212-701-5471

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • A.B., Harvard College, 1985
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988
    • magna cum laude
    • Editor, Harvard Law Review