Ilana Lubin, Counsel New York
ilubin@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4224
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Ilana Lubin is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's New York office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group. Ilana frequently represents clients in the apparel, fashion, retail, luxury, and beauty sectors regarding cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity investments. She also routinely drafts and negotiates intellectual property licensing and other general corporate and commercial transactions, and she has experience working in-house across business units, including in connection with global merger and acquisition and licensing activity.

Ilana's background includes the representation of a variety of companies from inception, including advisement with respect to matters relating to formation and structuring, equity and debt financing, employment, and commercial leasing. 

Recent Engagements

  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $378M acquisition of a leading designer, distributor, and supplier of licensed, branded, and private label children's apparel.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in the negotiation and drafting of agreements in connection with the capitalization, formation, and structuring of a joint venture formed in order to exploit the brands of certain globally successful personalities valued at $93M.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $38M acquisition of one of the leading boot-specialty brands in the world.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in the restructuring of a joint venture transaction, including the conversion of equity to convertible debt financing in the amount of $37M.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $24.5M acquisition of a leading designer, distributor, and supplier of licensed, branded, and private label lip-gloss and other cosmetic products.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $25M acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of one of the largest ski-specialty brands in the world in connection with a concurrent licensing arrangement valued at $50M.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $18M acquisition of a designer, distributor, and supplier of licensed children’s apparel.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in its $13M acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of a NASDAQ-listed jeans company in connection with a concurrent licensing arrangement.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in the negotiation and drafting of agreements in connection with the capitalization, formation, and structuring of a joint venture creating the world’s largest brand management company.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in the negotiation and drafting of agreements in connection with the capitalization, formation, and structuring of a joint venture formed for the launching of a number of licensed brands in the U.S.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed global consumer goods company in the negotiation and drafting of agreements in connection with the capitalization, formation, and structuring of a joint venture formed to design, develop, brand, market, license, sell, and distribute products for men, women, and children relating to music and entertainment.
  • Represented a provider of middle and back-office services to investment funds in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a multi-state financial services holding company for $100M.
  • Represented a manufacturer of premium disposable plastic cutlery, drinking straws, meal kits, and dietary kits in connection with a $100M merger.
  • Represented a leading North American electric power generation development and asset management company in the sale of 100 percent of its ownership interests in a natural gas fired power plant for $73M.
  • Represented a leading international vegetable processing group based in France in its first U.S. acquisition, in the amount of $63M, of the frozen vegetable assets of one of the largest privately held vegetable brands.   
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange-listed technology-based education company in its $7M acquisition of 51 percent of a business providing an automated tutoring system.
  • Represented a leading provider of liquid, non-hazardous waste solutions and issuer in its $37M Series C Capital Raise.
  • Represented a joint stock company created as a private equity and venture capital vehicle by the State of Russia aimed at commercializing developments in nanotechnology with respect to the Series B Capital Raise in two U.S. biotech companies, which, in turn, formed subsidiaries in Russia to research, develop, manufacture, and commercialize certain products in the biotech field.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York



Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Art of Contracting: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts," Association of Corporate Counsel–New York City Chapter Signature CLE Program, New York, NY (July 13, 2016). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Alan Howard, Ilana Lubin and Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Family Office & Private Equity Dealmakers Breakfast Series: Private Equity in Apparel and Fashion," New York, NY (June 2, 2016). Moderator: Ilana Lubin.
  • "Forming Your Business: A Practical Approach," Startup Legal Night, New York, NY (March 31, 2015). Presenter: Ilana Lubin.


Firm News & Announcements

Nov.30.2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 71 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Jun.15.2016 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Advises GigPeak, Inc. on Underwritten Public Offering
Jan.04.2016 Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 15 Associates to Counsel
Oct.27.2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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