Thomas A. McGrath

Global Practice Head, US at Linklaters LLP

Thomas A. McGrath

Thomas A. McGrath

Global Practice Head, US at Linklaters LLP

Biography

Tom is a highly-regarded international antitrust lawyer who leads our U.S. antitrust group. His practice focuses on gaining antitrust approval for clients’ multinational mergers, and he has acted for clients on some of their most complex and high-profile transactions. He often coordinates worldwide merger control reviews on multinational deals. He advises on all aspects of antitrust law, including intellectual property licensing, regulatory compliance and cooperation with competitors, and defends clients in criminal price-fixing investigations and private litigation. He regularly appears on behalf of clients before the U.S. DOJ and Federal Trade Commission.

Tom is co-head of our Global Healthcare Group. He has particular experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical mergers, and has a range of experience in other sectors, including chemicals, consumer products, engineered products, industrial gases, financial services, transportation, oil & gas and mining. He previously served as co-head of our Global Chemicals Group.

Work highlights

Highlights of Tom’s experience include advising:

* Linde AG on its US$73bn global merger of equals with Praxair Inc.
* Novartis on its transformative transactions to acquire GlaxoSmithKline’s global oncology business and sell its global vaccines business, its acquisition of Spinifex Pharmaceuticals and its sale of assets to Questcor (Mallinckrodt)
* Takeda in relation to its US$62bn offer for Shire plc, the largest ever outbound M&A deal by a Japanese company
* Bayer AG on the US$7.6bn sale of its animal health business to Elanco Animal Health to create a leading global animal health company
* Nestle S.A. on the US$10bn sale of its Nestle Skin Health business
* Siemens on the merger of its wind power business with that of Gamesa, and on its acquisitions of the Rolls-Royce Energy aero-derivative gas turbine business and the Invensys rail business
* Glencore on its US$29bn merger with Xstrata to create the world’s leading trading and mining company
* Deutsche Börse AG on its terminated merger with London Stock Exchange Group plc, having previously acted on its planned merger with NYSE Euronext
* a major Japanese company on its proposed joint venture acquisition of a high-performance chemical business in U.S. and global merger control proceedings
* an international investment bank on a series of M&A deal-contingent hedge transactions
* Air France KLM as lead counsel in the air cargo cartel investigations and follow-on multidistrict class action cases

Professional experience

Tom is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and is recognised in Chambers USA and Legal 500 U.S. He currently serves as a member of Linklaters’ Partnership Board.

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Thomas A. McGrath
Global Practice Head, US at Linklaters LLP
Education
B.A. in Economics
Class of 1989
Memberships
Member
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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Managing Editor
Prior

The Fordham Law Review is a scholarly journal serving the legal profession and the public by discussing current legal issues. Each volume comprises six books, three each semester, totaling over 3,000 pages. Managed by a board of eighteen student editors, the Law Review is a working journal, not merely an honor society. Nevertheless, Law Review membership is considered among the highest scholarly achievements at the Law School. The Fordham Law Review is the fifth-most cited law review in cases and other journals, and ranked eleventh in Washington & Lee University's most recent annual study.

Career History
Global Practice Head, US
2005 - Current

Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1838 and is a member of the Magic Circle of leading British law firms. It currently employs around 2,600 lawyers and has 29 offices across 20 countries.

Counsel
1994 - 2005

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Transactions
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Celanese Corporation purchases Linde Plc /Syngas Unit from Linde Plc

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Element Solutions, Inc. purchases Alent Ltd.

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GlaxoSmithKline Plc purchases Novartis AG /Human Vaccines Operations from Novartis AG

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Thomas A. McGrath is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP

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