Thomas E.Lynch (Ted)

Partner

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Ted Lynch has 20 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters with the consistent aim of achieving the clients' individual goals based upon the particular facts and circumstances of each case. He has represented clients in varying disputes, including those arising from M&A transactions, project development agreements, licensing and supply agreements, energy projects, shareholder agreements, employment contracts, securities transactions, construction disputes, real estate transactions, financial products, and alleged business torts. He has handled cases of all sizes and advised clients through all aspects of disputes, including investigations, negotiations, mediations, and the different phases of litigation and arbitration.

Ted also has significant experience representing U.S. and non-U.S. clients in cross-border disputes, including those requiring the collection and presentation of evidence located in multiple jurisdictions and the application of foreign laws. He has extensive experience appearing in U.S. courts at the trial and appellate levels. His arbitration experience includes domestic and international arbitration, and he has appeared before tribunals in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa administered by or conducted under rules of the AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SAC, CRCICA, and UNCITRAL.

Ted is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches a course on commercial and international arbitration.

Experience

  • NII Holdings to sell Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $905 millionJones Day is advising NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70 percent interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $905 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
  • Chevron to buy Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day is advising Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. (“PRSI”) and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads $150 million investment in INSIGHTECJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, as the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company.
  • Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strikeJones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • National bank resolves threat of service discontinuation by vendorJones Day represented a national bank in litigation brought by a vendor that provides armored car and other cash-in-transit services to the bank's branches and ATMs.
  • Several companies receive favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying plaintiff's Oil-For-Food Program appealOn June 15, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari review filed by the Republic of Iraq in a $10 billion racketeering action against multiple defendants, including several Jones Day clients.
  • Reynolds American acquires Lorillard for $27.4 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) in its acquisition of Lorillard, Inc. for $27.4 billion and in the related $7.1 billion divestiture to an affiliate of Imperial Tobacco Group and $4.7 billion investment by British American Tobacco, RAI's largest shareholder.
  • Reynolds American defends against eleven shareholder lawsuits in Delaware Chancery CourtJones Day is representing Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") in eleven shareholder lawsuits in Delaware Chancery Court arising out of RAI's acquisition of Lorillard Inc.
  • Reynolds American defends against shareholder lawsuit in North Carolina state courtJones Day is representing Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") and its board of directors in a shareholder lawsuit in North Carolina state court arising out of RAI's acquisition of Lorillard.
  • Energy company successfully resists Alien Tort Statute suitAn energy company represented by Jones Day obtained dismissal of a putative class action relating to Saddam Hussein's tortious activities in Iraq.
  • Mexichem acquires Dura-Line for $630 millionJones Day advised Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. in its $630 million acquisition of Dura-Line, an international manufacturer and distributor of communication and energy infrastructure products and systems including conduit, cable-in-conduit, pipe, and accessories.
  • European bank consortium resolves litigation with project sponsor in connection with Spanish solar power plant financingJones Day successfully represented a consortium of thirteen European banks in litigation concerning the construction of two thermosolar power plants in Spain in a billion dollar dispute with the project's sponsor concerning the project financing.
  • NII Holdings sold Nextel del Perú to Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones for $410.6 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of 100% of the equity of Nextel del Perú S.A., a Peruvian subsidiary of NII Holdings, Inc., to Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. for $410.6 million.
  • Company brings shareholder multiple derivative action in Cayman Islands Grand Court alleging conspiracyJones Day is representing a company in a shareholder multiple derivative action listed for a six week trial in the Cayman Islands, involving novel points of Cayman Islands law and allegations of conspiracy.
  • Leading Central American glass production group seeks counsel in ICC arbitrationJones Day advised a leading Central American glass production group in an ICC arbitration over a contractual dispute concerning glass supply.
  • Alfa Group sells interest in CTC Media for $1.1 billionJones Day represented Alfa Group in connection with the $1.1 billion sale of its 25.1 percent beneficial interest in CTC Media, Inc. to Telcrest Investments Limited.
  • King Pharmaceuticals wins preliminary injunction against CorePharma over generic version of Skelaxin®Jones Day successfully halted sales of a generic version of Skelaxin®, King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s best-selling product.
  • LUKOIL wins arbitration under UNCITRAL rules involving licensing rights to diamond mine in Russia worth $8 billionJones Day represented Arkhangelskoe Geologodobychnoe Predpriyatie ("AGD"), a subsidiary of LUKOIL, a Russian conglomerate, in an arbitration in Stockholm, under UNCITRAL rules, brought by Archangel Diamond Corporation ("ADC"), a subsidiary of DeBeers.
  • Government of Laos defends against claims asserted by Thai developer under UNCITRAL rules in Kuala LumpurJones Day represented the Government of Laos in a US$3 billion mining dispute with a Thai developer under UNCITRAL rules in Kuala Lumpur, under the applicable law of New York.
  • Georgia Gulf pursues action seeking declaration that it was not in default of debt incurrence covenants contained in $100 million bond indentureJones Day represented Georgia Gulf Corporation as plaintiff in an expedited declaratory judgment action seeking, among other things, a declaration that plaintiff was not in default of certain debt incurrence covenants contained in a $100 million bond indenture.
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