Bryan Luchs | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Bryan Luchs
Bryan Luchs

Bryan Luchs

Partner, New York

Overview

A partner in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group based in New York, Bryan Luchs is an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer.

He offers clients the benefit of his knowledge and experience in a diverse range of industries, and his particularly extensive track record in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors.

Acting on behalf of acquirers, targets, boards of directors, special committees, investors and investment banks, Bryan engages in complex domestic and cross-border deals, both negotiated and unsolicited, and in public and private transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • BA, Pepperdine University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC US$2.65 billion acquisition of generic drugs businesses, 2015

Bryan represented Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in its US$2.65 billion acquisition of the US-based generic drugs businesses, Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, from German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim.

Zimmer Holdings' US$13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet, 2014

Bryan worked as part of the team of the Firm's lawyers that advised Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a world leader in musculoskeletal health solutions, in its US$13.35 billion deal to acquire Biomet, Inc., one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers.

GFI Group sale to BGC Partners, 2014

Bryan represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc., (NYSE: GFIG), the New York brokerage and clearing house, in the successful completion of a tender offer by BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, for the outstanding shares of GFI, resulting in an equity value of approximately US$780 million and an enterprise value of US$1 billion. The transaction marks one of the most complex hostile M&A transactions.

Acquisition by Cobepa SA portfolio company, 2013

Bryan worked as part of the team of the Firm's lawyers that represented J.F. Hillebrand USA Holding, Inc., a portfolio company of Cobepa SA (the Belgian investment company), in its acquisition of a majority of the outstanding equity interests of Satellite Logistics Group, a leading beverage supply chain logistics business.

US$2.2 billion EMI Music acquisition, 2012

Bryan represented Sony Corporation of America in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirers.

US$1.5 billion pharma sale, 2012

Acting for Nordic Capital, DLJ Merchant Banking, Avista Capital and other private equity sponsors, Bryan advised on the US$1.525 billion sale of Fougera Pharmaceuticals to Sandoz.