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Andres Liivak Joins Kaye Scholer LLP's Pre-Eminent Life Sciences Transactions Practice

October 21, 2010

New York – Kaye Scholer announced today that Andres Liivak has joined the firm’s pre-eminent Life Sciences Transactions practice as a Partner in its New York office.

“Andres is an important addition to our firm as a whole, and to our Life Sciences Transactions practice in particular. He provides added strength to our firm’s highly regarded life sciences practice,” said Barry Willner and Michael B. Solow, Co-Managing Partners of Kaye Scholer.

Liivak will practice exclusively in the area of life sciences transactional matters, and brings his extensive dealmaking experience to the firm’s collaborative, multidisciplinary life sciences team, known for its licensing and collaborations, M&A and private equity, intellectual property litigation, product liability litigation, commercial and deal-related litigation, and bankruptcy and restructuring services.

Liivak has wide-ranging experience in bringing together partners and investors in the life sciences industry to build productive discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization relationships through critical collaborations and strategic alliances, including joint ventures and innovative, leading-edge commercial structures. He has led numerous M&A deals and played key roles in spin-out and reorganization transactions involving the purchase, sale and transfer of complex life sciences assets, technologies and products, including out of bankruptcy. Liivak has been trusted by clients to help them grapple with strategic litigation problems and to put in place significant business arrangements settling deal-related commercial litigation and complex, bet-the-company intellectual property disputes.

“I am thrilled to be joining Kaye Scholer’s exceptional Life Sciences Transactions practice,” said Andres Liivak. “I look forward to working with my fellow partners throughout the United States, Asia and Europe in representing the world’s leading life sciences companies on their most important deals and other matters.”

“As licensing and collaborations, and M&A transactions in the life sciences arena continue to become more global, dynamic and complex, we are pleased to have some of the most respected and highly regarded lawyers serve our clients. Andres’ addition is just one more example of Kaye Scholer’s commitment and continuing strategy to grow our top-flight life sciences transactional practice,” said Adam H. Golden, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Finance Department and Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Transactions practice.

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