Louis J. Bevilacqua

Phone212 504 6057

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
 
University College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1970; New York University, M.B.A., Finance, 1977
 
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., 1977
 
Admitted1978, New York
 
Memberships V2N1 Mar 26, 2014
 
Biography

Louis Bevilacqua is the Co-Chair of the Corporate Group and the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, and securities law. He represents clients in tender offers, mergers, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests, joint ventures, exchange offers and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. He has represented many of the Firm's clients in their largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Lou regularly advises the Firm's corporate and investment banking clients on securities and corporate law issues and has completed in excess of $20 billion of worldwide financing for these clients in each of the last couple of years. He has extensive expertise representing financial advisors in complex transactions. Much of his practice involves international transactions, including acquisitions and securities matters. In addition, Lou regularly provides legal advice for a number of public and private companies in a variety of areas, including contractual negotiation, financial structuring, corporate governance, and other general legal matters. He has also served as special counsel to independent directors committees in complex mergers and contested going-private transactions and leveraged buyouts.

Lou is consistently listed in Chambers USA as one of the top M&A lawyers in the country, and included in Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in America. He is also a member of the Board of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton Business School.

Lou is a frequent lecturer in the area of M&A transactions and domestic and international corporate and securities law, and has published a number of articles, including, most recently “Outbound China M&A and Investment - US,” China Outbound Investment Guide, 2010; “Rethinking Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” Law360, March 2010; “The New SEC Disclosure Rules,” The Corporate Board, May 1, 2004, and “Disclosure under Sarbanes-Oxley: An Assessment and a Look Forward,” Directorship, December 1, 2003.

A graduate of Holy Cross College, where he earned his B.A., Lou received his M.B.A. in Finance at New York University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Prior to joining Cadwalader as a partner, Lou was a partner at Sage Gray Todd & Sims in New York. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

News Releases

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 21, 2014

• More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition Sep 15, 2014

• Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Aug 18, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000 Nov 15, 2013

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices Oct 22, 2013

• Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Edition Recognizes More Than 30 Cadwalader Attorneys Sep 18, 2013

• IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice Nov 06, 2012

• Super Lawyers Names Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Lawyers in More Than 20 Areas of Practice as Outstanding in Their Fields Oct 15, 2012

• 2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice Oct 06, 2012

• The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices Jun 06, 2012

• IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice Oct 19, 2011

• Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields Sep 26, 2011

• 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice Sep 06, 2011

• The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys Jun 01, 2011

• The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice Aug 04, 2010

• Cadwalader Practices Commended by US Legal 500 Jun 16, 2010

• 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes Numerous Cadwalader Attorneys Aug 07, 2009

• Cadwalader Lauded in Multiple Practices in Chambers USA Jun 12, 2009

• Cadwalader Receives High Marks from The Legal 500 Jun 03, 2009

Recognition

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 21, 2014

• More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition Sep 15, 2014

• Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Aug 18, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000 Nov 15, 2013

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices Oct 22, 2013

• Chambers and Partners USA 2013 May 24, 2013

• International Financial Law Review's 2013 IFLR 1000 Nov 06, 2012

• Super Lawyers 2012 Oct 15, 2012

• The Best Lawyers In America 2013 Oct 06, 2012

• Chambers and Partners USA 2012 Jun 07, 2012

• 2012 Legal 500 US Jun 06, 2012

Clients & Friends Memos

• The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions Jun 22, 2011

• Regulation of Systemically Significant NonBanks Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

• Amendments to SOX, Including Section 404(b) Exemption for Nonaccelerated Filers, Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

Articles

• Monitoring the Duty to Monitor Nov 28, 2011

• Outbound China M&A and investment - US Apr 07, 2010

• Rethinking Non-GAAP Financial Measures Mar 03, 2010

Events

• 2012 Fall Symposium Oct 26, 2012

• Investing in China: QFII, QDLP, Direct Investment, Compliance, and Exits Oct 15, 2012

Experience
•LyondellBasell on corporate securities and governance issues in connection with its reorganization
•Lehman Re in restructuring its investment in the Molasses Reef Resort Project
•The U.S. Department of Treasury in advice relating to the governance and structuring of General Motors
•Oji Paper on several acquisitions and joint ventures
•Pfizer's acquisition of Warner-Lambert
•Pfizer's acquisition of Pharmacia Corporation
•Skandia Insurance Company Ltd.'s sale of American Skandia Inc. to Prudential Financial
•Pfizer's sale of its confectionery unit to Cadbury Schweppes
•Pfizer's sale of Schick-Wilkinson Sword to Energizer Holdings, Inc.
•American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc.'s acquisition of Apex Mortgage Company
•SS&C Technologies, Inc.'s going-private transaction with the Carlyle Group
•Group 1 Software's sale to Pitney Bowes

Newsletter

Quorum

• Quorum: March 2014

 
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Louis J. Bevilacqua


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