Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Mehdi Ansari is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s general practice group. Mr Ansari’s practice focuses on advising clients on a range of transactions involving technology, data and intellectual property, including mergers and acquisitions, licences, joint ventures, collaborations, financings, research and development agreements, settlements and strategic advice. He represents clients in a range of industries, including consumer and retail, financial services (including fintech), healthcare and life sciences, and technology, media and telecommunications.
Mr Ansari’s clients have included AT&T, Alcatel Lucent, Amazon, Bayer, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Intercontinental Exchange, Major League Baseball and UnitedHealth Group. He represented Bayer in connection with its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto – the largest ever all-cash takeover of a public company – and its $9 billion divestiture of several businesses to BASF – the largest ever divestiture in connection with a merger clearance. He also represented Alcatel Lucent in its $16.6 billion acquisition by Nokia and Amazon.com in its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market.
Mr Ansari has been recognised by the National Law Journal as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer (2018), the M&A Advisor as an Emerging Leader (2018) and the Global M&A Network as an Americas Top 50 Rising Star (2018).