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 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.

Chang-Do has represented numerous national and international clients, guiding them through the different phases of significant M&A transactions and helping them realize their strategic and investment-related goals.

Chang-Do has represented clients across a variety of public and private transactions, including unsolicited 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.

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

 

Calpine Corporation
Representation of Calpine Corporation, in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Sony Corporation of America
Representation of Sony Corporation of America in its pending US$2.3 billion acquisition of the equity interests in DH Publishing, L.P. (the parent entity of EMI Music Publishing) held by a group of investors led by Mubadala Investement Company.

Sony Corporation of America
Representation of Sony Corporation of America in its 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 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.

Roark Capital Group
Representation of Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company Arby's Restaurant Group, in Arby's US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

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.

Roivant Sciences
Representation of Roivant Sciences, in its US$1.1 billion equity financing from SoftBank Vision Fund.

Avast Software
Representation of Avast Software, an industry-leading maker of security software, in its 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.

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.

American Industrial Partners
Representation of American Industrial Partners in the acquisition of Rand Logistics, Inc., a provider of bulk freight shipping services.

Roivant Sciences Ltd.
Representation of Roivant Sciences Ltd. on several private M&A transactions and joint ventures.

 

Awards & Recognition

Leading Individual for M&A in the United States, Euromoney's Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2018