Peter Cohen-Millstein | New York | Hogan Lovells

Peter Cohen-Millstein

Partner Corporate & Finance


Peter Cohen-Millstein
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Peter Cohen-Millstein represents domestic and international clients in all aspects of complex cross-border transactions, including public and private mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity and asset sales, tender offers, exchange offers, recapitalizations, and joint ventures.

Peter also advises clients on SEC compliance and reporting, governance issues, and corporate and securities law matters.

Based in our New York office, Peter is a member of the firm’s Global M&A Leadership Team.

Peter regularly speaks on differences between U.S. and European M&A law and market practice and co-authored the  article “Using Europe's M&A Regime for Tactical Advantage.” 

He has been recognized in the field of M&A by Legal 500 US and other legal publications.

Representative experience

Talanx AG on the pending US$1.5bn acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s personal and small commercial insurance businesses in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador

ASSA ABLOY on its US$800m sale of Emtek brands and smart residential business in the United States and Canada.

ASSA ABLOY on its US$4.3bn acquisition of Spectrum Brands' Hardware and Home Improvement Division.

ASSA ABLOY on the acquisitions of Integrated Warehouse Solutions, Inc. and Securitech Group, Inc.

ASSA ABLOY on the acquisitions of August Home, LifeSafety Power, Luxer, KEYper Systems, Pioneer Industries, Concept Frames, Jerith Manufacturing, Amarr Company, and 4Front.*

ASSA ABLOY on the divestiture of its wood doors business line to Masonite.*

Whirlpool Corporation on the US$1.08bn sale of its Embraco compressor business to Nidec Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors.*

Sibanye Gold Limited on its US$2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company and related equity issuance.*

Steinhoff on its acquisition of U.S. mattress retailer Mattress Firm.*

Montagu Private Equity LLP on its acquisition, by way of a share and asset deal, of the flexographic printing division of Kodak and the negotiation of long-term commercial arrangements.*

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Shire plc in the largest takeover ever carried out by a Japanese company.*

Grupo lnversor Petroqufmica S.L., WST S.A., and PCT LLC on the U.S. tender offer for a number of shares in Transportadora de Gas Del Sur, the biggest gas transporter in Argentina.*

Oil Search on its terminated US$2.2bn acquisition of lnterOil.*

AMEC plc in connection with its US$3.2bn acquisition of Foster Wheeler.*

Deutsche Börse on its terminated merger with NYSE Euronext.*

Novartis on its restructuring involving three deals with GlaxoSmithKline: the acquisition of GSK's oncology division; the sale of Novartis' vaccines business; and the creation of a joint venture. *

Novartis on its acquisition of Spinifex Pharmaceuticals and on the sale of rights to develop Synacthen® and Synacthen Depot to Questcor Pharmaceuticals.*

Belgian Post Group on its acquisition of Radial Holdings, L.P. and Radial Ill GP, LLC, a leading provider of integrated e-commerce logistics and omnichannel technology solutions.*

WellPoint, Inc., now Anthem, Inc., on its acquisition of CareMore Health Group.*

New York Life on the sale of its businesses in Hong Kong and South Korea to ACE Group.*

Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. in the US$3.2bn sale of MEGlobal, together with its joint venture partner Dow Chemical Company, to EQUATE Petrochemical Company K.S.C.C. *

DONG Energy Wind Power U.S. Inc., now Ørsted, on its entry into a 50/50 joint venture with Eversource Energy to develop, construct, and operate a utility-scale wind project.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude, 2002
  • A.B., Brown University, magna cum laude, 1998
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York


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