James C. Colihan

Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

James C. Colihan

James C. Colihan

Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Jim Colihan serves as the managing partner of the Firm’s New York office. He is the practice group head of the New York Corporate & Securities team and is a member of the North America Corporate & Securities Practice Group Steering Committee. He has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and implementing a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering and technology transactions. Mr. Colihan came to Baker & McKenzie from Coudert Brothers LLP, where he was the chair of that firm’s global mergers and acquisitions practice.

Practice Focus

Mr. Colihan has represented numerous domestic and foreign clients in connection with US and cross-border business and investment transactions, with particular focus on publishing, food ingredients, pharmaceutical and health care, and technology industries.

Representative Legal Matters

* Represented CSM nv, a global industrial baking ingredients company, in the acquisition of Best Brands Corp. from Value Creation Partners Inc. for USD510 million.
* Represented Purac biochem bv in its strategic joint venture with Cargill Incorporated to manufacture polymer grade lactic acid.
* Represented LexisNexis, a world leading legal services and information provider, in the USD4.1 billion post-acquisition reorganization and integration of Choice Point Inc.
* Represented Merck KGaA in the sale of VWR International to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC.
* Represented Sika AG, a Swiss specialty chemical and industrial materials company, in the acquisition of Greenstreak Inc., a manufacturer of specialty products for the cement industry.
* Represented Elsevier Inc., a world leading healthcare and scientific publisher, in connection with its divestiture of MDL Information Systems Inc., a software solutions provider, to Symyx Corporation.
* Represented Sepro-Robotique in its strategic joint venture with Conair Corporation.

Admission

Connecticut~United States (1980)
New York~United States (1980)

Education

University of Virginia (J.D.) (1979)
Columbia University (M.I.A.) (1978)
Holy Cross College (A.B. magna cum laude) (1975)

Overview
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Baker & McKenzie LLP
Coudert Brothers LLP

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James C. Colihan
Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1979

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

M.I.A.
Class of 1978

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

A.B., magna cum laude
Class of 1975

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Managing Partner
Prior

Coudert Brothers LLP provides legal services. The firm's attorneys practice in such areas as antitrust, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. Coudert attorneys advise clients in the following areas Antitrust & Competition, Arbitration & Litigation, Capital Markets, Customs and International Trade Employment. It is located in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, North America Corporate & Securities Practice Group Steering Committee
Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Transactions
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Corbion NV purchases TerraVia Holdings, Inc.

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Corbion NV purchases Best Brands Corp.

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Symyx Technologies, Inc. purchases MDL Information Systems, Inc. from RELX Plc

Other Affiliations

James C. Colihan is affiliated with Baker & McKenzie LLP, Coudert Brothers LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP

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