Aly El Hamamsy

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  • Corporate
    University McGill University, B.E.E., 1997
    Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 2000
    Admitted2002, New York

    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 worked for two and a half years at the National Basketball Association, where he was a Vice President in charge of the NBA's different businesses in several international markets. Prior to joining the NBA, Aly spent eight years as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell's M&A group, where he advised clients on a variety of corporate matters, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, corporate governance, and proxy contests.

    Aly received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2000, where 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.

    He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.


    Representative transactions on which Aly has worked include:

    •Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in its $12 billion acquisition of Antares Capital, a part of the General Electric financial services arm GE Capital
    •Pfizer Inc.'s financial advisor in connection with Pfizer's pending $17 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc
    •Mercuria Energy Group Limited's acquisition of J.P. Morgan's physical energy and commodities business for $3.5 billion
    •Salix Pharmaceuticals' $2.5 billion inversion combination with Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals
    •elan Corporation's agreement to purchase certain biotechnology royalty streams from Theravance, Inc. for $1.0 billion
    •Exelon Corporation's acquisition of Integrys Energy Services, a retail electricity and natural gas company, and ETC ProLiance Energy, a natural gas marketing company
    •Citigroup's sale of a majority stake in retail broker Smith Barney to Morgan Stanley
    •Banco Santander's $1.9 billion acquisition of Sovereign Bancorp
    •AIG's sale of AIG Private Bank to Aabar Investments
    •AIG's unwinding of its Brazilian joint ventures with Unibanco
    •Tekni-Plex's out-of-court restructuring
    •Citadel Investment Group's $2.5 billion investment in E*TRADE Financial Corp
    •Emerson's acquisition of Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing business
    •LBO of Spirit Financing Corporation by TPG-Axon and others
    •PNC Bank's acquisition of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
    •VF Corporation's sale of its global intimate apparel business to Fruit of the Loom
    •Bonnier Magazine Group's purchase from Time, Inc. of a portfolio of special interest magazines
    •LBO of Peach Holdings by DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and others
    •H.J. Heinz Company proxy contest mounted by Trian Group
    •Fortis Bank's acquisition of O'Connor & Company
    •NTL Incorporated's 1.27 billion sale of its broadcast business to a private equity consortium led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group
    •Titan Outdoor Limited's (a portfolio company of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe) acquisition of The Maiden Group plc
    •VF Corporation's acquisition of Greensport Montebianco
    •LVMH's deregistration from the SEC
    •VF Corporation's acquisition of Kipling
    •DLJ's Decrane Aircraft Holdings's divestiture of its Specialty Avionics Group to Odyssey Investment Partners
    •The French Government's 4.5 billion partial divestiture of its stake in France Telecom
    •Adelphia Communications Corporation's $1.5 billion debtor-in-possession financing

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    News Releases
    •Cadwalader Advises CPPIB in Connection with the Financing of its Acquisition of Antares Capital from GE Capital Corporation for $12 Billion Jun 09, 2015

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    Aly El Hamamsy

    New YorkNY 10281-0006


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