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Alyssa K. Caples

Partner, Corporate

Alyssa K. Caples focuses on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. She has been in the London office since 2010.

Ms. Caples’s representative matters include representing British American Tobacco, a global producer and seller of tobacco products, Drax, a vertically‑integrated electricity supplier in the United Kingdom, Picard Groupe, a French frozen food retailer, INEOS, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, and its affiliates INOVYN and INEOS Styrolution, and Bacardi Limited in connection with their recent high‑yield and investment grade bond offerings; the initial purchasers in connection with recent bond offerings for ALAIN AFFLELOU, a leading optical retailer in France and Spain, Casino Group, a leading major multi‑format, multi‑banner and multi‑channel food retailer, Infopro Digital, a French business‑to‑business media and business information company, SMCP, an international apparel and accessories retail group, and Lowell/GFKL, a receivables management company; the managers in connection with JPMorgan Chase’s euro medium-term notes program; British American Tobacco in connection with its merger with Reynolds American; Kraft Foods in connection with the sale of the assets of its frozen pizza business to Nestlé; CSX Corporation in connection with its proxy contest with two hedge funds and related litigation; and Weyerhaeuser in connection with the sale of its containerboard, packaging and recycling business to International Paper Company.

Ms. Caples was previously based in London in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, Ms. Caples was seconded to an investment bank where she worked in its equity derivatives department for several months, and in 2010, Ms. Caples spent six months on secondment to a Paris firm. Prior to returning to London, Ms. Caples worked with the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice, counseling boards of directors, audit committees and senior management in connection with SEC and internal investigations, shareholder demands, insider trading issues, accounting questions and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Caples has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the capital markets arena by Chambers UK, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 UK and IFLR1000.

Ms. Caples is from Ottawa, Canada. She received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1997, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000, where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisors and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Ms. Caples joined Cravath in 2000 and was elected a partner in 2008.

Ms. Caples is admitted only in New York.

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