International Financial Law Review has selected Westinghouse Electric Co.’s restructuring and $4.6 acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners L.P., in which Pillsbury advised on critical regulatory and policy issues, as Private Equity Deal of the Year in connection with its 2019 IFLR Americas Awards. Each year, IFLR honors legally innovative deals and teams in the Americas region. This year’s awards winners were announced at a May 16 gala celebration in New York.

The Pillsbury team providing strategic counsel to Brookfield on this market-leading transaction included Energy partners Jeffrey Merrifield, Jay Silberg, Elina Teplinsky and Michael Lepre, special counsel Timothy Walsh and senior associate Anne Leidich. Public Policy partners Elizabeth Moeller and Craig Saperstein and senior counsel Gregory Laughlin, and Energy senior attorney Vince Zabielski also played critical roles in the transaction.

Pillsbury has one of the legal industry’s largest and most pre-eminent nuclear energy practices, having worked on large-scale nuclear energy projects and their financing in more than 20 countries. The firm provides advice on policy, regulation, transactions, litigation, intellectual property, real estate and land use. Our experience also extends to crisis response, going back to our representation of the Three Mile Island owner.