NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE), 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 Group Corp 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 Group Corp 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 Group Corp 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 America.
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