Private Equity MVP: Fried Frank's Robert Schwenkel

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 7:05 PM EST) -- With a 2012 resume that includes two take-private deals valued over $1 billion, a delicate cross-border corporate carveout, and the year’s biggest secondary transaction, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP's Robert Schwenkel is one of four dealmakers recognized as a Law360 Private Equity MVP.

Schwenkel, who chairs Fried Frank’s global corporate group, kicked off 2012 by closing Permira's $1.5 billion acquisition of Genesys, the U.S.-based call center business of French telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent SA.

The carveout, which was announced in November 2011 and closed in...
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