Adam Cieply | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Adam Cieply

Associate, New York

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Adam Cieply is an associate in White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Cieply represents domestic and international buyers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and private investments in a broad range of industries.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Cieply practiced corporate law, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities law, at a major Canadian law firm, working in both their Montreal, Canada and London, UK offices.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Quebec Bar


  • BCL/LLB, Faculty of Law, McGill University


  • English
  • French


Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its US$9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which indirectly owns 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, an operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas. The transaction, which created the largest utility holding company in the US, valued Oncor at US$18.8 billion. This transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year" by The Deal in 2018.

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, and its shareholders, the Haslam Family, in the investment in a significant minority stake by Berkshire Hathaway.

Ad hoc committee of holders of secured debt of Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) (TSE: CXR), an international specialty pharmaceutical company, in connection with the pending restructuring of Concordia, including a US$586.5 million private placement by certain secured and unsecured creditors.

Odebrecht S.A. in its US$1.39 billion sale of the 456 megawatt Chaglla hydroelectric power plant in Peru to a consortium headed by China Three Gorges Corp.

Ad hoc group of holders on unsecured bonds in the Breitburn Energy chapter 11 cases.

The Unsecured Noteholders of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, an Energy Future Holdings Corp. subsidiary, in a complex merger agreement as part of the largest US restructuring in 2015 and the US$12.5 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company.

GlobalWafers Co. Ltd., a Taiwanese company publicly traded on the Taipei exchange and a global leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, in its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd. pursuant to a Singapore Scheme of Arrangement.

Altria Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Sherman Group Holdings, LLC, a distributor of super-premium cigarettes and premium cigars.

Certares LP in its investment in AmaWaterways, a leading luxury river cruising company, and in its acquisition of Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security provider.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in its acquisition of cystic fibrosis drug, CTP-656, from Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for up to $250 million.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Samson Resources Company in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Ornua Co-operative Ltd. in its sale of its subsidiary, DPI Specialty Foods, Inc., one of the largest specialty food distributors in the United States, to Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm specializing in the food and beverage industry.