Paul, Marc R.

Marc R. Paul

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Mr. Paul's practice involves private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance issues, financial restructurings, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, and complex commercial transactions, both internationally and domestically. Mr. Paul acts as outside general counsel to numerous business entities, from large multinational corporations to domestic start-up companies. He specializes in legal issues relating to technology oriented companies, particularly in the energy, pharmaceuticals, software, telecommunications, internet, media, defense and aerospace industries. Mr. Paul has been named a Top Rated Lawyer in Energy Law by American Lawyer Media, and an Acritas Star for lawyers who deliver superior client service. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Paul chaired Baker McKenzie's North American Corporate and Securities Practice Group, and its Private Equity subgroup.

Representative Legal Matters

Private Equity Transactions

  • World Bank. Represented the World Bank in connection with capital-raising activities for numerous carbon finance funds

  • New Energy Capital. Represented New Energy Capital in connection with its purchase and subsequent sale of interest in Iroquois Bio-Energy Corporation, for $115 million

  • Capital Technologies, Inc. Represented Capital Technologies, Inc. in connection with its $90 million capital raise from Merrill Lynch

M&A Transactions

  • @Entertainment, Inc. Represented @Entertainment, Inc. in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition by United Pan-Europe Communications, Inc.

  • WESCO Distribution, Inc. Represented WESCO Distribution, Inc. in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition of EECOL Electric (Latin American operations)

  • GCP Applied Technologies Inc. Represented GCP as international counsel on the $1.05 billion sale of its Darex division in 32 countries to Henkel GmbH

Public Securities Offering Transactions

  • Alion Science and Technology Corporation. Represented Alion Science and Technology Corporation in connection with its $250 million and $310 million Rule 144A debt offerings/Exxon Capital exchange offers

  • @Entertainment, Inc. Represented @Entertainment, Inc. in its initial public offering of $200 million on Nasdaq

Spinoffs and Restructurings

  • W. R. Grace & Company. Represented Grace in $3 billion spinoff transaction in 40 countries, creating a new NYSE company (GCP Applied Technologies Inc.) in the process

  • UPC Polska. Represented UPC Polska, Inc. in $900 million debt restructuring


Professional Honors

  • Named a "Top M&A Lawyer" and "Top Energy Lawyer" by American Lawyers and Corporate Counsel media
  • Named an Acritas Star for lawyers who deliver superior client service

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kenan-Flagler Institute for Private Entrepreneurship - Member of Advisory Board

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (1986)
  • Pennsylvania~United States (1986)

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude) (1986)
  • University of London (School of Slavonic and East European Studies) (M.A.) (1983)
  • Harvard University (A.B. cum laude) (1982)

Languages

  • English