Ted Kamman

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3140
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3140
Ted Kamman

Ted Kamman

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Biography

Edward (Ted) G. Kamman is a corporate, M&A and securities lawyer with a focus on international transactions and securities offerings. He has more than 25 years of experience working on cross-border transactions under the laws of more than 24 different countries, including tender offers and mergers for public companies, private M&A, private equity investments, joint ventures, IPOs and various other forms of securities offerings.

In addition to strategic buyers and sellers, Ted has represented numerous private equity funds in a wide range of sectors, including banking and finance, asset management, funds, leasing, real estate, biotech, agriculture, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive and unionized steel.


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JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, 1993
M. Phil, Marshall Scholarship, Oxford University, 1987
BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College, 1985

  • New York State Bar

Ted has been responsible for many high-profile, precedent-setting transactions, including:

  • Nidec's strategic, worldwide expansion through the acquisition of:
    • Embraco from Whirlpool for approximately US$1.08 billion,
    • Leroy-Somer from Emerson for approximately US$1.2 billion,
    • Kinetek for approximately US$450 million and
    • Emerson's Motors & Controls business for approximately US$600 million; 
  • Bohai's US$7.6 billion acquisition of Avalon Holdings;
  • The US$24 billion Russo-U.S. exchange offer for VimpelCom;
  • The takeover battle and precedent-setting litigation relating to WCI;
  • A dual track IPO and M&A process resulting in the €3.3 billion sale of Europcar;
  • The first ever U.S.-French unified tender offer (by Publicis);
  • NEC in the sale of Packard Bell to a U.S.-resident, which multi-jurisdictional transaction involved a combination of the laws of six countries;
  • Privatizations and IPOs by
    • Maroc Telecom (US$1 billion, first dual listing on the Paris and Casablanca stock exchanges),
    • EADS (€2.4 billion, first triple listing in Europe) and
    • Aerospatiale Matra (US$1.3 billion);
  • Innovative rights offerings for dual listed issuers, such as for Telefonica (US$2.85 billion) and Genesys and Completel in connection with complex financial restructurings; and
  • International IPOs by alternative investment companies.
  • Guest editor of, and contributing author to, the IFLR's Mergers and Acquisitions Report, 2014
  • "Developments in Insider Trading: Lessons from Recent SEC Enforcement Failures and Successes," Journal of Trading (an IIJ publication), Summer 2010
  • "With the Spotlight on the Financial Crisis, Regulatory Loopholes and Hedge Funds, How Should Hedge Funds Comply with the Insider Trading Laws?," Columbia Business Law Review, June 2009
  • "International Securities and Capital Markets: Developments in France," International Lawyer, Summer 2008 and 2007 More Bang for your Euro: How Sellers are Getting More Through Dual Track IPOs/M&A," IFLR, November 2006
  • "More Bang for your Euro: How Sellers are Getting More Through Dual Track IPOs/M&A," IFLR, November 2006
  • "How the COB Could Teach Other Regulators a Lesson," IFLR, January 2002
  • "Capital Raising in the United States by Non-US Issuers: Deciding Between Public and Private Offerings," Butterworths, June 2000 and July 2000;
  • "The New SEC Disclosure Rules for Non-US Companies," IFLR, December 1999
  • "L'offre publique en temps de crise: les atouts de l'offre négociée," Fusions et Acquisitions, July 2009
  • "Les fusions-acquisitions face à la loi Sarbanes-Oxley," Banque Stratégie, March 2007
  • "Le Processus de 'Dual Track': Enjeux et Suggestions," Fusions et Acquisitions, June 2006
  • Association of Marshall Scholars, Director and Member of the Board