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Igor Kirman

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Mergers & Acquisitions


    Igor Kirman is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, activism and takeover defense, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has advised public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, cross-border deals, shareholder activism, takeover defenses and corporate governance matters.

    Mr. Kirman is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and has written articles in numerous professional publications on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has been frequently recognized for achievement by professional organizations such as Chambers and Partners, Lawdragon, New York Superlawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in America.  He was twice named as Dealmaker of the Year by American Lawyer (2006 and 2015).

    Mr. Kirman is the author of a book, “M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements” (Thomson Reuters). He is the chair of the Practising Law Institute’s annual “Doing Deals” program in New York and teaches a course on M&A as a clinical lecturer at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School.

    Mr. Kirman received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics magna cum laude from Yale University in 1993. He completed his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was notes editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is involved in a number of civic institutions, including as a trustee of the Trinity School; a director of Renew Democracy Initiatives (RDI); President of the Board of The Bromley Condominium; and member of the advisory boards of the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. He was born in Ukraine and speaks Russian.


    Yale University, B.A. 1993, magna cum laude

    Columbia Law School, J.D. 1996 (Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review)

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