CHICAGO (July 10, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery represented Tyco International Ltd. as lead U.S. corporate, commercial and tax counsel in connection with the tax-free distributions of Tyco Electronics Ltd. (TEL) and Covidien Ltd. (COV) to Tyco’s shareholders.
The spin-off resulted in the separation of Tyco International into three independent, publicly traded companies: Tyco International Ltd., Covidien Ltd. and Tyco Electronics Ltd and is believed to be the largest and most complex separation transaction announced to date.
McDermott fielded a multi-disciplinary team of more than 150 McDermott lawyers across five offices and six practice areas to advise Tyco with respect to the U.S. tax, corporate, commercial, employee benefits, intellectual property, real estate, environmental and other regulatory aspects of the transaction.
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