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Latham & Watkins represented Santa Clara, California-based graphics chipmaker NVIDIA in its acquisition of chipmaker Arm from SoftBank, which worked with Morrison & Foerster, for $40 billion, and Davis Polk & Wardwell represented biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences in its $21 billion acquisition of cancer treatment leader Immunomedics, which worked with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz on a Sunday that included two of the top 10 deals of the year by value.The Latham team was led by an international team of M&A partners including Josh Dubofsky (Silicon Valley), Charles Ruck (New York), Ed Barnett and Farah O’Brien (London), Joshua Holian (San Francisco), Sven Volcker (Brussels) and Les Carnegie (Washington, D.C.). London-based partners David Little and Charles Claypool advised on regulatory matters. 

Morrison & Foerster was led by M&A partner and Tokyo office head Ken Siegel, San Francisco-based corporate partner and co-head of the firm’s corporate department Eric McCrath and London-based corporate partner Gary Brown.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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