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4 Firms Team Up To Lead Dow, DuPont In Megamerger

Law360, New York (September 19, 2017, 5:05 PM EDT) -- As Dow and DuPont began mulling the possibility of a tie-up that would form a global chemical and agriculture powerhouse amid pressure from two well-known shareholder activists, the companies turned to a set of four law firms to structure and successfully seal a unique merger of equals that featured a tax-free plan to spin off into three separate, publicly traded businesses after closing.

Dow Chemical Co. turned to Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP as its lead adviser, tapped Shearman & Sterling LLP to advise the company on the related restructuring of its joint venture interest and added Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton &...

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