Krishna Veeraraghavan Named 2018 Dealmaker of the Year

Overview

S&C partner Krishna Veeraraghavan was named 2018 Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for his representation of Amazon in its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. The American Lawyer’s profile highlighted the jurisdictional complication the parties encountered due to Whole Foods' incorporation in Texas, rather than Delaware, and how the board should react to a potential higher bidder. Krishna's proposed solution to treat the deal as if it were being commenced under Delaware law allowed both sides to proceed with certainty. “It was really a change in how people view the cross-pollination of industries and what can happen next,” Krishna says.