Press Release

Kirkland Represents Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in Successful Defense of Hostile Takeover and Full Slate Proxy Contest by Choice Hotels

Kirkland advised Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH), the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels spanning more than 95 countries, in its successful defense of a hostile takeover and full slate proxy contest brought by hostile bidder Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). On March 11, 2024, Choice announced the expiration of its hostile exchange offer and the withdrawal of its slate of director nominees. 

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Daniel Wolf, Shaun Mathew, Evan Johnson, Carlo Zenkner and Jess Lepper; capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Jennifer Karinen; and antitrust partners Andrea Murino and Jack Coles.