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In December 2012, Christopher Cox, cochair of the corporate group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, was retained by Irish drugmaker Élan Corporation PLC to advise on the sale of its stake in Tysabri, a multiple sclerosis drug. It should have been a quick and relatively straightforward engagement: Cox, who is based in New York, had represented the company on eight transactions of more than $1 billion in the past seven years alone. But it would be a full 12 months before Cox finally finished the transaction, and not before dealing with a hostile takeover bid and the eventual sale of Élan itself. “This was by a stretch the longest transaction that I’ve ever worked on,” Cox says. “It was a long, difficult process.”

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