Philip von Mehren

Venable LLP

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6th Avenue 1290
New York 10104 NY US

Philip T. von Mehren is co-chair of Venable’s Corporate Group in New York. Philip negotiates cross-border and U.S.-based acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and dispositions. He also advises private equity and venture capital firms on purchases, sales, and investments involving the Latin American market.

He has negotiated onshore and offshore transactions in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela. He currently serves as outside counsel for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), a trade organization that represents Latin American-focused limited and general partners.

Experience :

  • Represented Keywords Studios Plc, an international technical services provider to the global video gaming industry, in its $66.4 million acquisition of the outstanding shares of VMC Consulting Corporation and Volt Canada Inc.
  • Represented a Korean-owned subsidiary in the combination of its majority-owned subsidiary with a U.S.-based telecommunications company in a stock-for-stock transaction, which included the Korean parent agreeing to become a subordinated lender to the U.S. entity
  • Represented a public U.S.-based phone company in the multi-billion-dollar purchase of a non-U.S.-based phone company
  • Represented a U.S.-based private equity fund in the leveraged buyout (LBO) of a portfolio company in the machining industry with significant operations in the United States, France, Germany, and Sweden
  • Represented a private equity fund in an LBO transaction in which it acquired an extruder company with U.S. and overseas operations
  • Represented private equity funds with a Latin American focus in offshore and onshore aspects of transactions in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile

Education :

  • J.D. cum laude Harvard Law School 1990
  • M.Phil. Cambridge University 1984
  • B.A. Reed College 1982

Bar Admissions : New York

Professional Memberships :

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Contributes articles covering issues related to private investment and cross-border legal representation
  • Lectured on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and Fordham Law School.


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