Avner Bengera is a partner and the global chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, securities, capital markets and distressed assets/Section 363 transactions; and corporate governance and general corporate matters involving US and non-US clients.
His experience spans a variety of industries and sectors, with a particular focus on pharma, media, technology, consumer retail, telecommunications, fintech, entertainment, publishing, financial services, gaming, transportation and hospitality.
Avner has repeatedly been recognized by leading publications, including the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, as one of the top M&A lawyers in the country for his work advising industry-leading businesses, including matters for Zoetis, Cartamundi, GFG Alliance, BNP Paribas, KPMG, Daimler, Wipro, Brambles, AXS TV and Altice's predecessor, Cablevision.
Avner also brings deep experience in cross-border deals, including frequent work on transactions involving clients in Asia, Europe and Latin America. His representations include Cartamundi’s acquisition of The United States Playing Card Company from Newell Brands, Daimler in various investments in the US, including in the leading electric car designer and manufacturer Tesla Motors, the administrators of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in multiple auction sales of the global businesses of Nortel Networks, and the largest tobacco company in the Philippines in the creation of its joint venture with Philip Morris.