Aly El Hamamsy

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6733

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Practice Areas

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

    Aly El Hamamsy concentrates his practice in the area of corporate law, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance. 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:

    Salix Pharmaceuticals in its terminated combination with Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, to form Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc

    Mercuria Energy Group Limited's acquisition of J.P. Morgan's physical energy and commodities business for $3.5 billion

    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


    News Releases

    Cadwalader Advises Mercuria Energy Group in Acquisition of JPMorgan's Physical Energy and Commodities Business

    Oct 03, 2014

    Cadwalader Advises Exelon Corporation in Acquisition of Integrys Energy Services

    Jul 30, 2014

    Cadwalader Advising Salix Pharmaceuticals in its Combination with Cosmo Technologies to Form Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc

    Jul 08, 2014

    Cadwalader Advises Mercuria on Acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Energy and Commodities Trading Company

    Mar 19, 2014

    Cadwalader Advises Elan Corporation in Billion Dollar Royalty Deal

    May 13, 2013

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