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Preston Miller
 

Preston Miller

Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Fax: +1-202-636-5502

Preston Miller focuses on antitrust and competition law. With a particular emphasis on merger review, he has extensive experience obtaining regulatory clearances from domestic and international competition authorities for high-profile, often cross-border, transactions across a wide variety of industries. Preston also has experience in defending clients in complex class action antitrust litigation and government antitrust investigations.

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Work Highlights
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2012 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Pro Bono Pledge Honoree
  • University of Maryland, 2007 B.S.;B.A.
    Dean’s List
Associations
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • District of Columbia 2014
  • New York 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia  2016

Preston Miller, a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses his practice on antitrust and competition law. With a particular emphasis on merger review, he has extensive experience obtaining regulatory clearance from domestic and international competition authorities for high-profile, often cross-border, transactions across a wide variety of industries. Preston also has experience in defending clients in complex class action antitrust litigation and government antitrust investigations.

Preston represents a mix of both private equity and corporate clients, having done extensive work for private equity firms like Blackstone and KKR, as well as dozens of strategic clients active in a wide range of sectors, including industrial (Gardner Denver), automotive (ZF/TRW; BorgWarner), life sciences/healthcare (CSL; Certara; Change Healthcare; HCA), defense (L3Harris), retail (Office Depot), semiconductors (Siltronic; Kokusai Electric), and more.

Preston’s recent work highlights include:

Automotive

  • BorgWarner in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Delphi Technologies
  • TRW Automotive in its $12.4 billion acquisition by ZF, including navigation of an FTC Second Request and successful proposal of divestiture remedies
  • Daimler and Chrysler’s formation of a mobility services joint venture, including coordination of responses to Second Requests issued to both parties

Defense

Life Sciences/Healthcare

  • Change Healthcare in its announced $13.8 billion acquisition by UnitedHealth Group
  • CSL Behring in the formation of CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance

Manufacturing/Industrial

  • Melrose Industries’ takeover of public company GKN for £8 billion, in the biggest U.K. hostile takeover since 2009
  • Gardner Denver in its $5.8 merger with Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial Group
  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso and its U.S. subsidiary Matheson in their acquisition of Praxair European assets for €5 billion in connection with Linde/Praxair transaction divestiture

Private Equity

  • Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman in launching Vantage Group Holdings
  • KKR in its $8 billion acquisition of Unilever’s global Spreads business (n/k/a Upfield), $3.2 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in German media conglomerate Axel Springer and $2.5 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in professional beauty business Wella, as well as several other transactions
  • Blackstone Real Estate in a wide range of transactions, including:
    • Its €1.3 billion acquisition of publicly-traded Hansteen in the U.K.
    • Its £4.7 billion acquisition of iQ Student Accommodation, at the time the largest real estate deal ever in the U.K.
    • Its C$6.2 billion acquisition of Dream Global REIT, active in North America and Europe
    • Its £1.5 billion acquisition of over 5,000 properties from Network Rail, in a joint venture with Telereal Trillium
    • Its acquisition of a majority stake in Banco Popular’s €30 billion real estate business in Spain
    • A variety of other transactions in the residential and commercial spaces across Europe and Asia, including in Germany, Spain, the U.K., Greece, Portugal, France, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, China, Japan, Korea, and elsewhere
  • Blackstone in the EU Phase II investigation of the proposed JV between Acetow and Celanese
  • A variety of private equity clients in various other transactions notifiable in the U.S. and abroad, including KKR, Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman, and EQT

Retail

Semiconductors

  • Siltronic in its approximately $5.3 billion acquisition by GlobalWafers
  • KKR in its proposed $3.5 billion sale of Kokusai Electric to Applied Materials

Preston earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics and B.A. in Philosophy from University of Maryland. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and New York.

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