June 6, 2004

Firm noted for its representation of PanAmSat Corp. and NEG.  

The June edition of Corporate Control Alert recognizes Willkie’s involvement in two major transactions on its ranking of the Top 10 M&A Deals for April-May 2004. Ranked at number five, Willkie is noted as legal advisor to PanAmSat Corp. in its $4.3 billion sale to Kohlberg Kravis & Co. from DirectTV Group Inc. (Partners Jack Nusbaum and Stephen Lindo). Ranked at number 10, Willkie is again recognized, this time for representing National Energy & Gas Transmission Inc. in the $1.7 billion sale of its Canadian pipeline unit to Trans-Canada Corp. (Partners Matthew Feldman, Shelley Chapman, Steven Wilamowsky, Jeffrey Poss and William Gump).