Graham Robinson is the head of the Boston Mergers and Acquisitions Group and also serves as a member of the Policy Committee, Skadden’s governing body. He focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions in the pharmaceutical, medical device and technology industries in the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Robinson regularly represents public and private companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds in acquisitions and divestitures, both negotiated and contested. He has significant experience advising companies in preparing for and responding to unsolicited acquisition proposals, as well as advising companies in dealing with activist investors.
Mr. Robinson also advises companies in pharmaceutical and medical device collaborations, and issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and other corporate finance transactions. Mr. Robinson’s representations include:
- Gilead in its $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma;
- Unidine in its acquisition by Compass Group;
- Gilead in its acquisition of Cell Design Labs for up to $567 million;
- WeWork in its $4.4 billion investment from SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund;
- Cempra in its combination with Melinta Therapeutics;
- Qlik Technologies in its sale to Thoma Bravo for $3 billion;
- Almirall, S.A. in its acquisition of an option to acquire ThermiGen LLC, and later exercise of that option;
- WeWork Cos. in its sale of series F preferred stock to Hony Capital, Legend Holdings and other investors;
- Strongbridge Biopharma in its redomiciliation from Sweden to Ireland by means of an exchange offer in connection with its U.S. initial public offering;
- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals in connection with its lawsuit against the FDA relating to the approval of the drug Envarsus XR;
- Celltrion GSC Co., Ltd. and Celltrion Holdings Co., Ltd. in their sale of 4.42 million shares of Celltrion, Inc. to an affiliate of Temasek Holdings for $129 million;
Mr. Robinson also is a member of the board of directors of Project Step, a nonprofit organization that seeks to identify musically talented children from underrepresented Boston communities, provide them with comprehensive music and string instruction, and prepare them to compete and succeed as professionals in the world of classical music.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
- New York
Experience : Law Clerk, Hon. J. Curtis Joyner, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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