Sprint Awarded Global Merger and Acquisition Deal of the Year U.S. Award by
The American Lawyer
NEW YORK -- September 24, 2013
Sprint (NYSE: S) has been awarded the Global M&A Deal of the Year U.S. Award
by The American Lawyer for the SoftBank transaction.
The American Lawyer recently announced the winners of its inaugural Global
Legal Awards in 30 categories, naming Sprint’s legal team including Sprint’s
lead M&A counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, winner of Global
M&A Deal of the Year: U.S. Award winners were honored at the ALM Global Legal
Awards dinner on September 23 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Additionally, Sprint and SoftBank legal teams were awarded the grand prize
Global M&A Deal of the Year award at the ALM honoree dinner, as the top matter
recognized out of the 11 regional M&A winners.
“Our work on the SoftBank deal represents great effort among a cross
functional team of in-house and outside lawyers,” said Charlie Wunsch, senior
vice president and general counsel at Sprint. “And we are pleased to have our
work recognized by ALM.”
The inaugural awards “honor the deals or disputes of 2012 that best exemplify
the challenges of transnational legal practice,” according to The American
Lawyer. The magazine spotlighted 30 matters across four categories - Disputes,
Finance, M&A and Citizenship - that represented key cross-border work in
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications
services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and
government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing,
engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first
wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering
industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin
Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and
international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet
backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most
improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during
the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012
Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the
highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint
at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Stephanie Vinge Walsh, 310-213-0039
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