Aly El Hamamsy advises on public and private takeovers, private equity transactions, corporate governance and general securities and corporate law. His transactional practice encompasses both domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Aly was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell's M&A group in New York. He also worked at the NBA (National Basketball Association) on the business side for two years.
Aly received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2000, where he was a James Kent scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from McGill University in 1997, where he graduated on the Dean's Honor List. He is fluent in French and Arabic, and conversant in Italian.
Aly has advised clients on numerous significant matters, including the representation of:
•Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in its $12 billion acquisition of Antares Capital, a part of the General Electric financial services arm GE Capital.
•Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its $2.5 billion proposed inversion combination with Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals.
•Mercuria Energy Group Limited in its acquisition of JPMorgan's physical energy and commodities business.
•Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its $15.6 billion acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
•Banco Santander in its $1.9 billion acquisition of Sovereign Bancorp.
•Citigroup in its sale of a majority stake in retail broker Smith Barney to Morgan Stanley.
•Barclays in its sale of US power and natural gas commodities trading assets to Citigroup Energy.
•Exelon Corporation in its acquisition of Integrys Energy Services, a retail electricity and natural gas company.
•Cigna Corporation in a variety of transactional matters, including its acquisition of QualCare Alliance Networks and Sterling Insurance Company, and Cigna's entry into an alliance with SCAN Health Plan to provide Medicare Advantage health plan benefits to employer clients in California.
•Exelon Corporation in its acquisition of ETC ProLiance Energy, a natural gas marketing company.
•Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in its $6 billion acquisition by PNC Bank
•Emerson in its acquisition of Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing business.
•E*TRADE Financial Corp. in connection with a $2.5 billion investment led by affiliates of Citadel Investment Group.
•Sallie Mae in its proposed $25 billion acquisition by a group of investors including J.C. Flowers & Co., Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.
•VF Corporation in its acquisition of Green Sport Monte Bianco, an Italian outdoor apparel company that sells its products under the Napapijri brand.
•VF Corporation in the sale of its global intimate-apparel business to Fruit of the Loom, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway.
•VF Corporation in its acquisition of Kipling Belgium NV, a maker of upscale bags, packs and accessories primarily for women.
•The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in connection with AIG's sale of AIG Private Bank to Aabar Investments, and AIG's unwinding of its Brazilian joint venture with Unibanco.
•DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in its $800 million leveraged buyout of Peach Holdings Inc., a leading specialty consumer finance company that purchases high-quality deferred payment obligations.
•Tekni-Plex, Inc. in an out-of-court restructuring of its balance sheet, pursuant to which senior subordinated notes were exchanged for common stock, preferred stock was exchanged for warrants and the company's existing common stock was repurchased by the company.
•TPG-Axon Capital Management L.P. as part of a consortium of private equity investors that included Macquarie Bank Limited in connection with the consortium's $3.5 billion leveraged buyout of Spirit Finance Corporation, an Arizona-based real estate investment trust.
•H.J. Heinz Company in connection with the proxy contest mounted by Nelson Peltz's Trian Group.
•NTL Incorporated in the 1.27 billion sale of its broadcast business to a private equity consortium led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group.
•The French Government in its 4.5 billion partial divestiture of its stake in France Telecom
•JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citicorp USA, Inc. in connection with a $1.5 billion debtor-in-possession financing for Adelphia Communications Corporation and a number of its subsidiaries in connection with their Chapter 11 proceedings
•JP Morgan Chase and Centerview Partners as financial advisors on multiple transactions.
• Cadwalader Represents BNP Paribas in Connection with Castleton's Acquisition of Morgan Stanley's Global Oil Merchanting Business
Nov 09, 2015
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May 11, 2016