Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that New York Corporate & Securities partner David Carpenter has been named “Dealmaker of the Week” by American Lawyer magazine. The weekly award honors lawyers who have demonstrated excellence in successfully managing complicated transactions.

Mr. Carpenter was selected for leading a Mayer Brown team that represented Nestlé in its $11.85 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s infant nutrition business. The transaction is one of the largest acquisitions announced to date in 2012 in the United States and expands the company's presence in the global baby food market.

In addition to Mr. Carpenter, the global team included lawyers from Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities, Antitrust & Competition, Intellectual Property and Tax Transactions & Consulting practices in Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Washington, DC, Beijing, Hanoi and São Paulo.

Mr. Carpenter’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and sales of businesses, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions. His practice also includes representing issuers and underwriters/managers on a variety of securities transactions and advising on day-to-day compliance with securities law matters. He also represents corporate clients in negotiating and document relationships with outside investors, distributors and co-packers, and on corporate governance matters.

In addition, Mr. Carpenter serves as the co-leader of Mayer Brown’s India practice and is active in advising clients on investment and joint venture activities in India. He also represents Indian issuers and underwriters in connection with international aspects of securities offerings, including foreign currency convertible bond transactions. 

View the American Lawyer article.