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Davis J. Wang


Davis J. Wang

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588

Davis Wang is a partner in the Firm’s Tax Group, representing clients in structuring various complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, securities offerings, cross-border financings and tax planning and controversy.


  • “IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on the Definition of Real Property for Purposes of the Real Estate Investment Trust Provisions of the Code” (Co-author) (Thomson Reuters’ Derivatives, June 2014 Vol. 15. No. 10)


  • Centerview Partners and Barclays as financial advisers to Johnson Controls in its merger with Tyco (2016)
  • Dyax in its $5.9 billion acquisition by Shire (2015)
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in its IPO and pending spin-off of Ferrari (2015)
  • Cyberonics Inc. in its $1.5 billion merger with Sorin S.p.A. to create LivaNova PLC (2015)
  • Madison Square Garden Company in its separation into MSG Networks and Madison Square Garden Company (2015)
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in its $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan Generics (2015)
  • UnitedHealth Group in connection with its subsidiary OptumRx’s $12.8 billion combination with Catamaran Corporation (2015)
  • Concordia Healthcare in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Covis Pharma S.à.r.l and Covis Injectables, S.à.r.l (2015)
  • Harris Corporation in its $4.75  billion acquisition of Exelis, Inc. (2015)
  • Lexington Building Co. LLC in its sale of 730 Fifth Avenue for approximately $1.775 billion (2015)
  • Vornado Realty Trust in its spin-off of Urban Edge Properties  (2015)
  • Pershing Square Holdings in its IPO (2014)
  • Fiat S.p.A. in its acquisition of a 100% interest in Chrysler Group LLC and the listing of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the New York Stock Exchange (2014) and its alliance with Chrysler and New Chrysler’s bankruptcy acquisition of the assets of Old Chrysler (2009)
  • Perrigo Company in its approximately $8.6 billion acquisition of Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2013)
  • Fiat Industrial S.p.A. in its combination with CNH Global N.V. to create CNH Industrial N.V. (2013)
  • Justice Holdings Limited and Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., co-founder of Justice, in connection with Justice’s $1.4 billion business combination with Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (2012)
  • Cablevision in a series of transactions including its $2.2 billion spin-off of AMC Networks (2011); its $1.3 billion spin-off of Madison Square Garden (2010); and its $496 million acquisition of Sundance Channel from General Electric Company's NBC Universal, CBS Corporation's Showtime Networks, and entities controlled by Robert Redford (2008)
  • Chrysler Group LLC in its $3.2 billion Rule 144A high yield offering of secured senior notes (2011)
  • Pershing Square and Fairholme’s $3.9 billion investment in General Growth Properties (2010)
  • Whitehall Street Funds in a variety of different real estate investments
  • Goldman Sachs in a variety of investments in Asia and internal restructurings