Debevoise Advises International Paper In Agreement To Purchase Weyerhaeuser’s Packaging Business

New York – March 17, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising International Paper in its agreement with Weyerhaeuser to purchase its Containerboard, Packaging and Recycling business for $6 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.

International Paper is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Jeffrey J. Rosen and includes partners Jeffrey P. Cunard, Sarah A.W. Fitts, Peter A. Furci, Jonathan E. Levitsky, Jonathan F. Lewis and Pierre Maugue, counsel Judith L. Church, Stuart Hammer, Andrew E. Schultz and Charles E. Wachsstock, and associates Jonathan Adler, Jamie L. Bartholomew, Elliott Blanchard, Claire Y. Choi, Megan M. MacDonald, William C. Mulvey, Eva E. Riesenhuber, Dmitriy A. Tartakovskiy and Liam Timoney.

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