Elizabeth Clough Kitslaar

Libby Kitslaar oversees Jones Day's corporate practice in Chicago and has been the principal lawyer in a wide variety of U.S. and international M&A and corporate transactions, including complex acquisitions and divestitures, carve-outs, restructurings, public offerings, and joint ventures. In addition to her transactional work, Libby advises boards of directors, special committees, and investors on a broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including federal securities and listing requirements, executive compensation, fiduciary duty, takeover preparedness, and disclosure and trading policy.

Libby's representations include a wide variety of global and complex, cross-border acquisitions, including representing Abbott Laboratories on its $6.9 billion acquisition of BASF's worldwide pharmaceutical business and its $2.8 billion cash tender offer for Advanced Medical Optics; Veolia on the $1.9 billion sale of its U.S. solid waste business; Norbert Dentressangle, S.A. on its $750 million acquisition of Jacobson Companies; Bridgestone Corporation on its $1.05 billion merger with Bandag; Galileo International on its $3.2 billion merger with Cendant Corporation; Rykoff-Sexton on its $1.4 billion merger with JP Foodservice; and JohnsonDiversey on its $2.6 billion recapitalization and its $1.6 billion acquisition of Unilever's worldwide institutional cleaning business. [1]