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.

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

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

•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 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

RESOURCES

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

Newsletters

Quorum




•Quorum: March 2014

 
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Boards Should Minimize the Role of Proxy Advisors
Louis J. Bevilacqua, October 14, 2013
The boards of public companies are increasingly being assessed by a hoard of short-term focused “activist” investors and an increasingly third-party-advised stockholder base that relies heavily on proxy advisory firms to make important voting decisions for them. It is estimated that...


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