Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1990
  • M.Phil., Cambridge University, 1984
  • B.A., Reed College, 1982


  • New York State Bar Association


  • Spanish
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Philip T. von Mehren


Philip von Mehren is a partner and the Co-Chair of Venable's New York Corporate Group. He routinely handles cross-border and domestic acquisitions and dispositions.

Significant Matters

  • Represented Keywords Studios plc, an international technical services provider to the global video gaming industry, in its $66.4 million acquisition of the outstanding shares of VMC Consulting Corporation and Volt Canada Inc.
  • Represented Canada-based online dating site, PlentyOfFish Media, Inc. in its $575 million sale to the Match Group, a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Mr. von Mehren and team recently won the "Technology Deal of the Year Award" from The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York for their role on the deal.
  • Represented Korean-owned subsidiary on the combination of its majority owned subsidiary with a U.S.-based telecommunications company in a stock-for-stock transaction, which also included the Korean parent agreeing to become a subordinated lender to U.S. entity.
  • Represented a public US-based phone company in the multi-billion dollar purchase of a non-U.S. phone company.
  • Represented a U.S.-based private equity fund in the LBO of a portfolio company in the machining industry with significant operations in the United States, France, Germany and Sweden.
  • Represented a U.S.-based private equity fund in the purchase and sale of portfolio companies, including advice regarding acquisition by a holding company, created on behalf of financial buyers and managers, of a controlling interest in an oil and gas service corporation based in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a private equity fund in LBO transaction acquiring an extruder company with U.S. and foreign operations.
  • Representation of private equity funds with a Latin American focus in offshore and onshore aspects of transactions in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.


Philip is outside counsel for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), the leading international association for Latin American-focused GPs and LPs.  Philip is a frequent writer on issues relating to private investment and cross-border legal representation. He has also lectured on NAFTA at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law and Fordham Law School.