Chang-Do Gong | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Chang-Do Gong
Chang-Do Gong

Chang-Do Gong

Partner, New York

Chang-Do Gong has been listed as a “Leading Individual” for M&A in the United States in Euromoney’s Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide.

Overview

Chang-Do advises clients on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions. He has represented numerous national and international clients, guiding them through the different phases of significant transactions and helping them realize their strategic and investment-related goals.

Chang-Do has represented acquirors, targets, boards of directors, special committees and investment banks across a variety of transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited transactions, as well as public and private transactions. He focuses on both macro and micro aspects of the transaction process across complex domestic and cross-border deals.

Chang-Do has experience in several high-profile transactions, including The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and MedImmune, Inc.'s sale to AstraZeneca PLC, as well as several unsolicited acquisitions such as Zimmer Holdings, Inc.'s acquisition of Centerpulse AG and Omnicare, Inc.'s acquisitions of NeighborCare Inc. and NCS HealthCare, Inc. He also has represented Sony Corporation of America and Altria Group, Inc. on several M&A transactions. His experience extends across several industry sectors including the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, as well as the retail, energy and life sciences sectors.

Chang-Do is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, a global practice focusing on effective deal execution and optimized efficiency for clients across a variety of large and complex transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • MA, Political Science, Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies
  • BA, Political Science, Yonsei University

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Experience

Sony Corporation of America

Representation of Sony Corporation of American in its pending acquisition of the 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC held by the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Quintiles

Representation of Dr. Dennis Gillings, the founder and significant shareholder of Quintiles (NYSE:Q), in its pending merger with IMS Health Holdings (NYSE:IMS), creating a company with a combined enterprise value of more than US$23 billion.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Representation of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in its US$14 billion deal to acquire Biomet, Inc.

Omnicare, Inc.

Representation of Omnicare, Inc. in its US$12.7 billion sale to CVS Health.

Sony Corporation of America

Representation of Sony Corporation of America in its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. with a consortium of acquirors.

The Walt Disney Company

Representation of The Walt Disney Company in its US$4.0 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Representation of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in its US$3.4 billion unsolicited acquisition of Centerpulse AG and InCentive Capital AG.

Sony Corporation of America

Representation of Sony Corporation of America in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirors.

Alimentation Couche-Tard

Representation of Alimentation Couche-Tard in its US$1.9 billion unsolicited cash tender offer for Casey's General Stores, Inc.

CNET Networks, Inc.

Representation of CNET Networks, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion acquisition by CBS Corporation.

Omnicare, Inc.

Representation of Omnicare, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion unsolicited acquisition of NeighborCare Inc. and US$460 million unsolicited acquisition of NCS HealthCare, Inc.

King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Representation of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its US$1.6 billion unsolicited acquisition of Alpharma Inc.

Avast Software

Representation of Avast Software, an industry-leading maker of security software, in its pending US$1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies.

Zimmer Biomet

Representation of Zimmer Biomet, in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation.

AIXTRON SE

Representation of AIXTRON SE in its pending US$750 million sale to Fujian Grand Chip Investment GmbH, an indirect subsidiary of Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP, pursuant to a tender offer.

Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Representation of Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd., in its US$610 million acquisition of Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc.

The Talbots, Inc.

Representation of The Talbots, Inc. in its US$369 million acquisition by Sycamore Partners.

Fisher Communications

Representation of Fisher Communications in its US$373 million sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Altria Group, Inc.

Representation of Altria Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the electronic-vapor business of Green Smoke, Inc. and its affiliates.

Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing

Representation of Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing in the sale of selected music catalogs, including those owned by Virgin Music Publishing Companies and Famous UK Music Publishing, to BMG Rights Management GmbH.

Revel AC Inc.

Representation of Revel AC Inc., the parent company of Revel Entertainment Group, LLC that owns Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, in its sale of substantially all of its assets pursuant to a bankruptcy auction process.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Individual, Euromoney's Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2015

M&A in the United States