Paul Schnell

Partner at
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Paul Schnell has been named one of the leading lawyers in the U.S. and has been recognized globally and in the U.S. as a leading lawyer in areas such as M&A, private equity, corporate governance, corporate, finance, health care and Latin America.

Surveys that recognize Mr. Schnell include Chambers Global, Chambers USA, U.S. News and World Report, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, IFLR1000 and Chambers Latin America. In 2015, Mr. Schnell was named as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. In 2014, he was the only lawyer twice named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer and the only lawyer to lead two M&A deals ranked by the Financial Times among the year’s most innovative transactions.

In 2015, Mr. Schnell was involved in 39 publicly disclosed transactions, having an aggregate value of $450 billion, including 23 deals valued at more than $1 billion each. He has been active in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, and in all of the BRIC countries.

Mr. Schnell has worked with a large number of the most prestigious companies in the world, advising on major corporate transactions, corporate governance and other matters. He coordinates the firm’s worldwide health care practice and has an active practice in all sectors of the industry, including pharmaceuticals, services, medical devices and life sciences. Mr. Schnell also chairs the firm’s Latin America practice.

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