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Ting S. Chen

Partner, Corporate

Ting S. Chen is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and activism and takeover defense. Ms. Chen’s 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, Starbucks, The Washington Post, White Mountains Insurance and Zale Corporation.

Ms. Chen’s notable recent transactions include representing:

  • 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 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
  • 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 its $475 million acquisition of Newgistics and its $395 million acquisition of Borderfree
  • 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 2017 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500, the 2016 through 2018 editions of IFLR1000 and the 2015 through 2017 editions of Super Lawyers. In 2017 and 2018, she was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the media and entertainment arena by The Legal 500. In 2016 and 2018, Ms. Chen received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Rising Star: Corporate,” and in 2016, she was recommended for her transactional work in the technology industry by The Legal 500. In 2015, Ms. Chen was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, recognizing her as one of eight outstanding merger and acquisition lawyers in the nation under the age of 40.

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 became a partner in 2014.

Ms. Chen may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1794 or by email at

Ms. Chen is admitted only in New York.

+1 (212) 474-1794
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