Michael Mies represents public and private companies, investment banks and private equity firms in a variety of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments. Notable representations include:
- Aeon Co. Ltd. in the disposal of its debt and 54 percent equity stake in The Talbots, Inc. by way of tender offer/merger;
- Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition of LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation;
- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners Inc.;
- Nokia Corporation in the $7.2 billion sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft Corporation;
- Seven Bank, Ltd. in its $130 million acquisition of U.S. ATM network and service provider FCTI Holdings, LLC;
- The Carlyle Group in its $380 million acquisition of Diversey Japan from Sealed Air Corporation;
- Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in the $450 million initial public offering of Pace Holdings Corp., a Texas-based special purpose acquisition company;
Mr. Mies is the co-author of Lexis Practice Advisors’ Technology Industry Practice Guide, which covers a broad range of topics that securities attorneys need to understand when working with technology companies, from listing requirements to corporate governance and periodic disclosure obligations.
Mr. Mies spends significant time in Japan in support of the firm’s global Japan practice and was based in the firm’s Tokyo office from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Mies spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman, including four years on the U.S.S. McCluskey (FFG-41).
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000
- B.A., University of San Francisco, 1996
Admissions : California
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