Adam M. Vernick


Counseled Our Client Through Complex Satellite Communications Transactions Involving Multiple Organizations

Client: SkyVision Global Networks Ltd.

We represented SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a Bermuda limited company in a series of complex, cross-border transactions concerning the sourcing and distribution of satellite communications capacity. The transactions involved upwards of a dozen different counterparties and our client played multiple roles across the interrelated contractual relationships including buyer, seller and reseller of various goods and services. In addition to sophisticated contract drafting and negotiation with respect to each agreement, our charge required a great deal of coordination, strategy and attention to detail given that the rights and obligations of our client under one agreement created implications and dependencies across other contracts and counterparties. Ultimately, we were successful in partnering with our client as it embarked on a significant step forward in the scope and scale of its operations.

Assisted with the Renegotiation and Renewal of IT and Business Process Services Contracts

Client: P&G

We supported our client, The Procter & Gamble Company, in the renegotiation and renewal of a vast information technology and business process services relationship with one of its major service providers. The transaction contemplates P&G's consumption of a wide range of IT and business process services including cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, application development and maintenance services, and a variety of project-based engagements. Along with negotiating and drafting contracts, our support involved deal management responsibilities requiring a high degree of organization, attention to detail, and persistence. We leveraged our institutional knowledge to obtain feedback from various technical and finance subject matter experts and implemented that feedback via contractual documentation. We closely tracked the statuses of hundreds of issues, action items, and contract documents and maintained rigid version control. And we assisted key P&G stakeholders with the multitude of inter-related terms and conditions across various contract documents. By striking a good balance between maintaining an aggressive work flow and identifying major pitfalls we helped our client close the deal at the most opportune moment while protecting against critical business risks.

Represented Client in Sale of Family Business

Client: Distributor of rotating electric units and parts

We supported our client, a closely-held business, during its sale to a private equity buyer. We helped the business navigate the deal with a sophisticated buyer and buyer counsel and struck a necessary balance by following our client’s lead on deal terms, strategy and work flow while identifying pitfalls and bringing market knowledge to bear. Our client was concerned about their employees, customers and suppliers, and with obtaining proper value for their life’s work. Ultimately, we helped our client achieve a successful exit and remain true to their values and principles.