Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today it is advising Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE:MJN) in the $7.7 billion split off of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s 83% stake in the company.  The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-December.

Click here for the press release issued by Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) and here for the statement issued by Mead Johnson Nutrition.

The Mayer Brown team is being led by Corporate & Securities partners Fritz Thomas, David Schuette and Bill Kucera, Tax Transactions partner Jim Barry and Employee Benefits partner Debbie Hoffman.