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Ting S. Chen

Partner, Corporate

Ting S. Chen focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and activism and takeover defense. Her clients have included Avon, BDT Capital Partners, British American Tobacco, DHT, DreamWorks Animation, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, IBM, InterMune, JPMorgan Chase, Kraft, Lundbeck, OneBeacon Insurance, Pitney Bowes, Qualcomm, Starbucks, The Washington Post, White Mountains Insurance and Zale Corporation.

Ms. Chen’s notable recent transactions include representing:

  • Avon in its $3.7 billion acquisition by Natura
  • BDT Capital Partners in its equity investments in Tory Burch, KIND, Marquette Transportation Company and Alliance Laundry Systems
  • British American Tobacco in its $97 billion merger with Reynolds American, its $4.7 billion investment in Reynolds American as part of Reynolds American’s $27.6 billion acquisition of Lorillard, as well as in Reynolds American’s related $7.1 billion sale of the KOOL, Salem, Winston, Maverick and blu eCigs brands and other assets and liabilities to Imperial Tobacco Group
  • DHT in an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Frontline
  • DreamWorks Animation in its $4.1 billion sale to Comcast
  • Genpact in connection with an approximately $1 billion investment by Bain Capital
  • Honeywell in its $300 million sale of Honeywell Technology Solutions to KBR
  • IBM in its acquisition of assets from Spanugo, its acquisition of Armanta and the $505 million sale of its worldwide customer care business process outsourcing services business to SYNNEX
  • InterMune in its $8.9 billion sale to Roche
  • KKR’s board committee in KKR’s conversion to a corporation and KKR’s $2.6 billion acquisition of KKR Financial Holdings
  • Kraft in the spin‑off of its $30 billion North American grocery business and the $3.7 billion sale of its frozen pizza business to Nestlé
  • Lundbeck in its acquisition of Chelsea Therapeutics for cash and contingent value rights representing a total possible consideration of $660 million
  • OneBeacon Insurance and White Mountains Insurance in the $1.7 billion sale of OneBeacon Insurance to Intact Financial
  • Pitney Bowes in the $700 million sale of its Software Solutions business to Syncsort, its $475 million acquisition of Newgistics and its $395 million acquisition of Borderfree
  • Qualcomm in the commercial terms of its settlement of global litigation with Apple, including a global six‑year patent license agreement and a multiyear chipset supply agreement
  • The Ricketts family in the pending $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab
  • Russell Stover Candies in its sale to the Lindt & Sprüngli Group
  • Starbucks in its commercial arrangement with Oprah Winfrey to launch Oprah Chai
  • Temasek in its investments in Fanatics and Virtu Financial
  • The Washington Post in the $250 million sale of its newspaper publishing businesses, including The Washington Post newspaper, to Jeff Bezos
  • White Mountains Insurance in the $2.6 billion sale of Sirius International Insurance to China Minsheng Investment, its and Oaktree Capital’s $250 million investment in Kudu Investment Management and its majority investment in TRANZACT
  • Zale in its $1.5 billion sale to Signet Jewelers

Ms. Chen has been recognized for her work in mergers and acquisitions by The Legal 500 US and IFLR1000. She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 US for her activist defense work, as well as her transactional work in the media and entertainment and technology industries. In 2020, Ms. Chen was named a New York Law Journal “Rising Star.” She was also named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2015, recognizing her as one of eight outstanding merger and acquisition lawyers in the nation under the age of 40, and in 2019, she was included in Crain’s New York Business’s list of “Notable Women in Law.”

Ms. Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2003, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2006.

Ms. Chen joined Cravath in 2006 and was elected a partner in 2013.

Ms. Chen is admitted only in New York.

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