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Global Competition Review Names Blockbuster Sprint/T-Mobile Merger as “Matter of the Year”

Global Competition Review

10 Nov 2020

Global Competition Review (GCR) recognized Morrison & Foerster’s deft handling of T-Mobile’s $26 billion acquisition of Sprint and the required divestiture of assets to DISH Network as, “Matter of the Year” in its first ever virtual awards ceremony. The deal is valued at $59 billion, with the aggregate for the combined company in the all-stock transaction valued at approximately $146 billion, making it one of the largest telecommunications deals in history.

The award recognizes creative, strategic, and innovative competition work for a client on a landmark merger control matter in the United States. Only one transaction a year is selected for this special recognition by GCR.

MoFo M&A partner Brandon C. Parris and antitrust partner Jeff Jaeckel led Sprint and Softbank in all aspects of the merger with T-Mobile and the divestiture of certain of Sprint’s prepaid assets to Dish.

On the regulatory side, the MoFo team was led out of Washington, D.C., by antitrust partner Jeff Jaeckel, with regulatory partner Nicholas J. Spiliotes (Washington, D.C), and antitrust partners Michael Miller (New York), and Brad Lui (Washington, D.C.).

On the transactional side, the MoFo team was led by M&A partner Brandon C. Parris in San Francisco, with corporate finance partner David P. Slotkin (Washington, D.C.), tax partner Bernie J. Pistillo (San Francisco), and Tokyo office managing partner Kenneth A. Siegel.

The deal team also included hundreds of MoFo lawyers across practice areas in offices around the globe. 

Read more about the GCR award and our announcement about the deal’s closing.

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