M&A MVP: Paul Hastings' Carl Sanchez

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 1:43 PM EST) -- Paul Hastings LLP global mergers and acquisitions chairman Carl Sanchez's big risks paid off in a $7.1 billion deal that sent Smithfield Foods Inc. to China's Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., landing him a key role in the largest-ever takeover of a U.S. firm by a Chinese buyer and a spot among Law360's MVPs.

The transaction quickly swelled into one of the most controversial ever focused on a U.S. target, eventually overcoming vocal critics ranging from prominent lawmakers on Capitol Hill to Smithfield's single-largest shareholder. Politicians had...
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