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Kenton King of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

Even for a veteran of big deals like Skadden’s Kenton “Ken” King, these were big deals. King represented Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its $47 billion acquisition by San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., one of the five largest M&A deals of last year and the largest ever in the deal-happy semiconductor industry. On top of that, he represented Intel Corp. in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye N.V., the largest-ever inbound M&A deal in the Israeli market. King told The Recorder about lessons he’s learned by being across the table from some of the best lawyers in Silicon Valley on deals.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is bureau chief of The Recorder in San Francisco. He writes about litigation in the Bay Area and around California. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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