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Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Kevin M. Mekler has joined the firm as a partner in Tampa. He previously held the position of managing director and counsel in Bond and Specialty Insurance for Travelers and managed a team of claim professionals responsible for fidelity, crime, cyber, and kidnap and ransom losses under multiple bonds and policies.
Full Story Morgan Lewis has advised Curium on its acquisition of Finland-based radiopharmaceuticals company MAP Medical Technologies Oy.
Full Story Cahill represented the underwriters in connection with a public offering of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.700% senior notes due 2029 by Choice Hotels International, Inc. Proceeds from the offering will be used to redeem existing notes and for general corporate purposes.
Full Story Lead counsel Yechezkel Rodal of Rodal Law in Fort Lauderdale claims the bank has a history of discriminating against nonwhite customers.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Loyal Valley Capital, a leading China-focused sponsor in the new consumer, healthcare and financial services industries, on the successful closing of its second USD fund at US$465 million.
Full Story Matthew J. Bromberg has joined Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in the corporate group in its New York office. Having held various in-house roles and served in private practice, Bromberg provides legal counsel on fund formation, registration and the day-to-day operation of investment advisers.
Full Story Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, advised WOOD & Company on its acquisition of the Greenline office building from property developer Karimpol International for an undisclosed amount.
Full Story In an article from LegalWeek, Partners Luis Rubio Barnetche and Octavio Lecona comment on an unprecedented deal between Telefónica and AT&T in Mexico, in which they were the lead advisers to Telefónica, a Spanish telecom company.
Full Story Sintez Group and RWE AG had planned a joint acquisition of the Russian energy supplier TGK-2 in 2008. Following the failure of the negotiations, Rustenburg Co. Ltd. part of Sintez Group, filed a EUR 700 million damage claim against RWE AG arising from the termination of the mutual plan.
Full Story Stroock is pleased to announce the promotion of three lawyers to partner and nine lawyers to special counsel, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Four attorneys recently joined Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli’s rapidly growing Dallas office as associates: McCall Bauersfeld in the Corporate and Transactional practice; David Delmar in the Real Estate practice.
Full Story Hogan Lovells obtains dismissal of all remaining charges against New York State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in a case brought by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
Full Story Cahill represents the lead arrangers in an incremental term loan facility for KORE Wireless Group Inc., a wireless network data provider. Proceeds from the facility were used to fund an acquisition.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend advised Columbia Financial, Inc. in its acquisition of Roselle Bank.
Full Story Jones Day advises Cascades Inc., a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in the issuance of US$350 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026, US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 and CDN$175 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
Full Story Alston & Bird advises Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, holding company for Seacoast National Bank, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery hires Fabrizio Faina in the firm’s Milan office as a partner in the corporate practice. Fabrizio’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, private equity deals and reorganizations.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery hires Carolyn Metnick in its award-winning health practice as a partner based in the Chicago office.
Full Story Dentons hires Ann-Kristin Cahnbley as a partner in its in its Compliance group and recently opened Dusseldorf office. She joins Dentons from Clifford Chance in Dusseldorf.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represents NexPhase Capital, LP, an operationally focused private equity firm, in its agreement to sell Flexible Architecture & Simplified Technology, LLC, a leading software company for the life insurance and annuity industry, to Verisk Analytics, Inc. for $193.5 million.
Full Story Dentons advises WOOD & Company on its acquisition of the Greenline office building from property developer Karimpol International.
Full Story Sidley Austin defends itself in a $500 million lawsuit regarding claims that it, along with 18 other lawyers and law firms, helped to perpetuate a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme that swindled money out of thousands of investors.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher hires former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Christopher Giancarlo, as senior counsel in its New York office.
Full Story Goodwin advises CORESTATE Capital Group on the acquisition of Tempelhof Twins in Berlin, a first-class value-added office property with a total investment volume of around €86 million. The transaction will be structured as a joint venture between Metropolitan Real Estate, the global real estate multi-manager arm of the Carlyle Group, and a fund of the Bluerock Group.
Full Story Dentons advises BaltCap Infrastructure Fund in a PPP procedure related to the energy efficiency upgrade of public utility buildings in Mielno Municipality, Poland.
Full Story Willkie represents FIS, a global fintech leader, in its multi-tranche offering of senior notes denominated in Euro and Pounds sterling as well as its concurrent tender offers for certain outstanding debt securities.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents the Province of Ontario in its public offering of C$750 million of its 2.65 percent bonds due February 5, 2025. This transaction consists of a further issuance of 2.65 percent bonds due February 5, 2025 originally issued on February 5, 2018.
Full Story Japan's second-largest drugmaker, Astellas, is buying San Francisco-based Audentes for about $3 billion in cash.
Full Story Three counsel and an associate are joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's M&A practice in New York, following Ethan Klingsberg and others who left Cleary in October.
Full Story Cahill represented the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of US$350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2026, CA$175,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2025, and US$300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2028 by Cascades Inc. and Cascades USA Inc.
Full Story Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the addition of six attorneys - Creston W. Brown, Mary A. Massalon and Erica H. Wells in Columbia, South Carolina and Brittany N. Clark, Lauren Deyo* and Kenneth "Toby" Whitmire in Greenville, South Carolina.
Full Story There’s a mix of practices represented in Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s 12-partner Chicago office, with one notable exception: The firm’s corporate and finance group counted no Windy City-based lawyers.
Full Story The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica B. Magee has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Trial Practice Group in Dallas. Ms. Magee was previously an Associate at the Firm from 2002 to 2010 before joining the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Fort Worth.
Full Story Holland & Knight represented Fibra HD on its successful fourth and fifth issuance of long-term bonds under its pre-authorized program (FIBRAHD 19U and FIBRAHD 19, respectively), totaling MXN$2.2 billion (approximately US$112.5 million). Both issuances took place on November 28.
Full Story Paul, Weiss successfully represents HCP, Inc. (now Healthpeak Properties, Inc.) and three former HCP executives in a securities fraud class action.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents the minority shareholders of Orange Niger S.A., acting through their jointly owned vehicle Zamani Com S.A.S., in their acquisition of 95.5% of the shares and voting rights held by Orange Middle East and Africa S.A., a subsidiary of the Orange Group, in Orange Niger.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling is representing LINE Corporation, the provider of one of Japan’s most popular mobile messaging apps, in its potential business integration with Z Holdings Corporation, the holding company of one of Japan’s leading internet companies, Yahoo Japan Corporation.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP adds Colin Kirby as a partner in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice, resident in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story Arnall Golden Gregory adds seven IP attorneys to its Washington D.C. office: Scott Chambers, Richard Oparil, Robert Durkin, Caroline Maxwell, Carolina Wirth, and Kevin Bell from Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and Bob Durkin from the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Tech Data Corp. in its pending acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advises GHO Capital Partners LLP, the European specialist investor in healthcare, in its second fund, GHO Capital Fund II LP, which has reached a hard cap of €975 million.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP represents global satellite solutions provider EchoStar Corporation in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc., the Covington, La.-based provider of mobile voice and data communication services.
Full Story Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP adds Jordan D. Shea as a partner in the Product Liability practice in Chicago.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Eastern Bell Capital on the raising and closing of its first USD fund, Eastern Bell Capital Fund I.
Full Story DLA Piper hires Caroline Pimpaud as counsel in its Investment Funds practice, based in Luxembourg.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher hires former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Christopher Giancarlo, as senior counsel in its New York office.
Full Story hearman & Sterling represents Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as joint-lead and bookrunning managers, and Citizens Capital markets, Inc., as co-manager, in an offering by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and HMH Publishers LLC, as co-issuers, of $306 million in senior secured notes.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents Albemarle Corporation in its $200 million offering of floating rate notes due 2022 and Albemarle Wodgina Pty Ltd in its $300 million notes offering of 3.450% senior notes due 2029, guaranteed by Albemarle Corporation. Shearman & Sterling also represented Albemarle New Holding GmbH in its offering of €500 million principal 1.125% notes due 2025 and €500 million 1.625% notes due 2028, each guaranteed by Albemarle Corporation.
Full Story Davis Polk advises IHS Markit Ltd. in its $1.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
Full Story Jones Day advises Invus, as lead investor, in the €20 million convertible bonds issue of Sensorion, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat, and prevent inner ear diseases.
Full Story Reed Smith launches TermJet®, an innovative new e-solution that automates the production of terms and conditions for online competitions, prize promotions and sweepstakes.
Full Story Akerman LLP represents Peninsula Rockaway LP, an affiliate of The Arker Companies, in the zoning entitlements for the redevelopment of the former Peninsula Hospital into Edgemere Commons in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York.
Full Story Hiersche Hayward Drakeley Urbach, a midsize Texas law firm, will finally close after four unsuccessful merger attempts.
Full Story Jones Day represents Bpifrance in the €70 million Series C round of financing of PayFit, a French HR management and marketing software company, led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance.
Full Story Baker McKenzie appoints senior associate Kristína Bartošková as the new head of the Prague office's International Commercial & Trade practice.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg opens new locations in Raleigh, Ann Arbor and Salt Lake City with the acquisition of nine partners, one associate, and two patent agents from IP boutique Brinks Gilson Lione.
Full Story Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP adds Jeanine McGuinness as a partner in Washington, D.C. She joins Orrick from Davis Polk & Wardwell and will focus her practice on international trade and compliance.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson LLP adds Wendy Wysong to its cross-border investigations, compliance and enforcement practice, resident in its new Hong Kong. In addition, Ali Burney will be joining the firm in its Hong Kong office as partner.
Full Story Reed Smith represents True North Managers and Zodius Capital in the sale of their portfolio company, BORN Group, to Tech Mahindra.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Toadman Interactive AB in its acquisition of Sold Out for GBP 16.0 million, plus an additional consideration of up to GBP 5.2 million.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advises a syndicate of 13 international banks on a US$800 million refinancing for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel “John Agyekum Kufuor” owned by a subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad.
Full Story Cahill represents the underwriters in Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC's registered public offering of 4,600,000 8.00% Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares.
Full Story Sidley Austin hires corporate partner Brien Wassner in its New York office from Shearman & Sterling. Wassner will focus his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by UBS Securities, LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, in connection with the initial public offering of Calamos Long/Short Equity & Dynamic Income Trust.
Full Story Five months after it accused Google of publishing lifted song lyrics, music website Genius Media Group Inc. is suing the search giant over what it alleges amounts to anticompetitive behavior that has harmed its business.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is representing major French media in a case against Google over its refusal to pay for displaying their content in search results.
Full Story Ulmer & Berne will merger with Kaufman & Co. next year.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announced that Christine M. Otero has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Matrimonial and Family Law group, which notably expanded earlier this year with the addition of a prominent LA family law team, led by partners Kristina Royce and Ashley Silberfeld.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the underwriters in the C$750 million offering of 2.65% bonds due February 5, 2025, issued by the Province of Ontario. The bonds are a reopening of bonds issued on February 5, 2018.
Full Story Jones Day is advising European hotel investor Pandox AB on its acquisition of seven German hotel properties with a total of 1,532 rooms from HR Group for €290 million (US$321.1 million).
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as the representative of several initial purchasers in Sealed Air Corporation’s private placement of $425 million of its 4.000 percent senior notes due 2027.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters, led by UBS Securities, LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, in Calamos Long/Short Equity & Dynamic Income Trust's initial public offering. The offering raised approximately $365 million, which would increase to approximately $416.9 million assuming full exercise of the over-allotment option.
Full Story Cravath represents Hasbro, Inc. in its $2.38 billion registered notes offering. The proceeds will be used in part to finance the acquisition of Entertainment One.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the sales agents in the SEC-registered at-the-market offering by Century Communities, Inc. of its shares of common stock for up to an aggregate amount of $100 million.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advises Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company BARBRI on the acquisition of Kaplan Altior, a legal training course provider in the UK.
Full Story Day Pitney LLP represents Pula Capital Management LP in its sale of a minority ownership interest to Felton Group, LLC, and an investment by Felton Group in Pula Capital Fund, LP, a newly formed fund managed by Pula that intends to employ novel mathematical techniques and a proprietary, systematic predictive model to trade a diversified long-short portfolio of liquid U.S. equities.
Full Story Jones Day is representing Chevron Petroleum Company in its sale of its 43 percent stake in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims was honored to be named a winner in two categories at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, November 19. The firm was named the winner in two categories.
Full Story Latino Leaders Magazine has named five Akin Gump partners to its 2019 Top Latino Lawyers list. The honorees, along with their respective areas of practice.
Full Story Daniel T. Hunter focuses his practice on general liability matters and commercial litigation. His experience includes cases involving personal injury, property damage, commercial business disputes, insurance coverage, and labor law and employment issues. His background also includes Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration work.
Full Story Mark Bettencourt, Goodwin’s former Business Law Department Chair took over as the firm’s new Managing Partner, replacing Robert Insolia, who had served as the Managing Partner since 2012 and who has now stepped into the Chairman role. Mark discusses more about his new role, and what the future holds for the firm.
Full Story The American College of Bankruptcy announced that Keith Wofford will be inducted as a Fellow in the 31st Class of the College on March 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. He is one of 31 new Fellows being recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency field; he was the sole practicing attorney from the Second Circuit among this year’s inductees.
Full Story A City Consortium comprising Hogan Lovells, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May is delighted to announce that it has appointed BPP University, one of the UK’s leading law schools, to partner with it to design an integrated suite of education and skills programmes for its future trainees.
Full Story Missouri Lawyers Media named Husch Blackwell as a recipient of its 2019 Top Legal Innovation Award, recognizing the firm’s Cannabis Law practice.
Full Story Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce the election of new partners effective January 1, 2020. The promotions range across the firm’s core practices including in the areas of telecom, media and technology; government contracts; insurance; international trade; and white collar defense.
Full Story Effective January 1, 2020, the global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has elected 17 new lawyers to partnership in the firm. This brings the number of partners firmwide to 561.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Pfizer in in its multijurisdictional restructuring and joint venture in Mexico with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings Ltd.
Full Story Reed Smith and Aird & Berlis LLP represent Canadian musician Aubrey Drake Graham in agreements with Toronto-based Canopy Growth Corporation to launch More Life Growth Company™.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents J-Star Co., Ltd. in the formation of the J-Star No.4 Series Funds, a ¥48.5 billion Japan-focused buyout fund series.
Full Story ​Fenwick & West represents Omada Health in an investment from Blue Cross through the insurer’s parent company.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises Société Générale S.A., Banco Santander S.A., ING Bank N.V. und Wells Fargo Securities as joint lead managers on a €600 million ABS securitisation transaction of auto loans of Santander Consumer Bank AG rated by Moody's and Fitch.
Full Story Jones Day defends Lennox Industries Inc. against patent infringement charges relating to its iComfort S30 Smart Hub system.
Full Story Cooley advises Guild Education, an adult education company, on its $157 million Series D financing round.
Full Story Reed Smith Richards Butler relocates its Hong Kong office from Alexandra House in the Central District to One Island East, Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents BR Properties in a primary offering of 84.375 million common shares.
Full Story Dentons appoints Sergio Legorreta in Mexico City as head of Mexico´s Venture Technology Practice and co-chair of Dentons’ Venture Technology Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Full Story Reed Smith adds tax attorney Dr. Martin Bünning as partner in its Global Corporate Group where he will focus his work on national and international transactions. Bünning joins from Ashurst.
Full Story Polsinelli promotes Shareholder Jane Pearson to Office Managing Partner for its Seattle office. Pearson practices bankruptcy and restructuring.
Full Story Brown Rudnick faces a $300 million malpractice lawsuit concerning the 2009 bankruptcy of chemical giant LyondellBasell.
Full Story Dentons advises GPW Benchmark in obtaining authorization from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to administer all stock exchange indices, including the key: WIG20, mWIG40, sWIG80, NCIndex as well as TBSP.Index.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Morrison & Foerster represent Amazon.com Inc in its lawsuit against the United States Defense Department over its decision to to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft Corp.
Full Story Goodwin appoints partner and firm vice chairman Stuart Cable to its newly created role of global chair of M&A.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler adds Max Karpel as partner in the Investment Management group. Karpel previously served as Karpel served as CEO and in-house counsel to a family office and foundation.
Full Story Pillsbury promotes six attorneys to partner, effective January 1, 2020: Emily Bias, Tamara Bruno, Deborah Carrillo , Richard Evans, Laura Hurtado, and Aaron Hutman.
Full Story Perkins Coie launches intellectual property agency in China.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster adds corporate partner Nozomi Oda in Tokyo. Oda previously worked at Latham & Watkins.
Full Story O’Melveny is representing a buyer consortium to acquire Chinese automotive manufacturer SORL Auto Parts, Inc. in a “going-private” transaction.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP adds Jérôme S. Friedrich as a partner in the Finance Practice and Corporate Department. He will be based in the Firm's Frankfurt office.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds Zachary Tripp as partner in its appellate practice. Tripp was previously assistant to the U.S. solicitor general.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc. on its purchase of the laboratory and measurement services business of Banded Iron U.S. Inc.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing Primavera Capital Group and FountainVest Partners in their acquisition of Janstar Investment Limited from EQT Partners.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP adds Zachary Trippto as a partner in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tripp previously served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Full Story Sidley represents Kyuden International Corporation in its indirect acquisition of a 12.5% stake in Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC from Diamond Generating LLC.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises the syndicate of 14 initial purchasers on the US$2.1 billion dual-tranche high yield bond offering by certain subsidiaries of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, comprised of a US$1 billion 7.125% five-year tranche and a €1 billion 6% five-year tranche.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represents Uber in its appeal of the Transport for London’s decision not to renew its London operating licence.
Full Story Goodwin adds Tax partner Romina Weiss in the New York office.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP advises Longboat Energy Plc on its initial public offering on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Full Story Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.'s pro bono team successfully represents detained immigrants in a class action lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr and representatives of ICE, the Department of Homeland Security, and several state facilities.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advises the Baylor College of Medicine on its sale of biotechnology company Diversigen to OraSure Technologies Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Banco Santander S.A. on establishing its $15 billion U.S. commercial paper program.
Full Story O’Melveny represents Pharmaron Beijing Co., Ltd. in its approximately US$588 million dual primary listing and H share offering in Hong Kong.
Full Story Mayer Brown advises Bisquiva GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of a production site in Schneverdingen, Germany to biscuit and wafer manufacturer Hans Freitag Group.
Full Story Latham & Watkins adds Steve Curtis to the firm’s London office as a partner in the Finance Department.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP adds John J. Satory as a partner in the Capital Markets Practice and London office.
Full Story White & Case LLP has advises IK Investment Partners and Merieux Equity Partners on their acquisition of Mabtech, a biotechnology company.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig represents CP Retail BV in the sale of shares in Dakota Investments sp. z o.o., the owner of Eurocentrum Office Complex in Warsaw.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Mytilineos S.A. in its debut international bond offering of €500 million 2.50% senior notes due 2024.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents Pareto Securities AS as sole underwriter in the secondary offering of 4,682,474 common shares of Diamond S Shipping Inc. by funds affiliated with First Reserve and WL Ross & Co. LLC.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises LVMH on the €15 billion financing of its acquisition of Tiffany & Co.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg adds labor and employment partner Alec J. Beck in its Minneapolis office.
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg adds Seth Gold as partner in the Intellectual Property Department in Los Angeles.
Full Story Dentons adds competition and consumer partner, Elizabeth Sarofim.
Full Story Dentons advises Qatar International Islamic Bank on its issuance of US$300 million perpetual Tier 1 capital certificates.
Full Story Dentons advises KKR, a global investment firm, and LGC, its life sciences business, on the sale of LGC to a consortium led by Cinven and Astorg.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds Norman Kennard as a member in its Harrisburg office. He will focus his practice in the firm’s Utilities, Telecommunications, and Environmental groups. Kennard previously served as commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Full Story Francisco Partners turned to Morrison & Foerster in obtaining financing to acquire Orchard Software Corporation.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advised FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. in Fujifilm’s acquisition of Xerox’s 25% stake in FX for $2.3 billion.
Full Story Jay Gavigan has joined Morrison & Foerster’s New York office as a partner in its Lending + Financial Transactions Group.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised on the formation of Resolution Life Group Holdings.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has elected 16 new partners worldwide, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in its $500 million preferred stock offering.
Full Story Holland & Knight and Sarur Servicios Integrales advised Fibra Uno on its $841 million acquisition of the "Titan Portfolio." Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau represented the sellers.
Full Story Skadden client, viagogo, acquires StubHub for $4.05 billion from eBay.
Full Story Shearman has promoted 8 to partnership in Paris and promoted 1 in London.
Full Story Porter Wright has named Molly Crabtree as co-chair of the firm's E-Discovery Practice Group.
Full Story Pillsbury advised Invitae Corp. on for its $50 million acquisition of Clear Genetics Inc.
Full Story Selwyn Chu joins Fisher Phillips as an associate in the Irvine office. Selwyn joins Fisher Phillips from Klatte, Budensiek & Young-Agriesti, LLP.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler advised Crimson Investment in the sale of Milton Industries, Inc. to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.
Full Story Troutman Sanders in merger talks with Pepper Hamilton.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling has elected eight new partners, six are currently counsel and two are associates, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is guiding White Star Petroleum on the sale of assets to Contango Oil & Gas Company as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Full Story Holland & Knight represents Telefónica, S.A. in a long-term deal with AT&T in Mexico.
Full Story Paul, Weiss is advising The Medicines Company in its $9.7 billion acquisition by Novartis AG.
Full Story Baker Botts is advising The Michaels Companies, Inc. on acquiring the lease for approximately 40 retail store locations and related trademarks, domain names and other intellectual property assets from A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
Full Story Pillsbury client, Standard Media Group LLC, acquires nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media LLC and Vision Communications LLC for $59.2 million.
Full Story K&L Gates LLP represented Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S on the pending tender offer of its shares by Asahi Kasei Pharma Denmark A/S.
Full Story Willkie is advising Bold Rock Partners LP on its acquisition by Craft Revolution, LLC d/b/a Artisanal Brewing Ventures LLC.
Full Story Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow represendted Goldbell Evolution Network (GEN) Pte Ltd on obtaining its Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Full Story Samuel S. Hyde joins Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Litigation and Labor & Employment teams in Sacramento as an Associate.
Full Story Freshfields has named M&A Co-Chairman Matthew Herman as its new U.S. managing partner. Herman will succeed former U.S. head Peter Lyons.
Full Story Hogan Lovells’ board has unanimously recommended Miguel Zaldivar as CEO to succeed outgoing CEO Steve Immelt, effective in the new year.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills launches the Digital Law Group to advise clients on digital transformation and smart contracts.
Full Story Negative self-talk is damaging to students studying for finals.
Full Story Brien Wassner has left Shearman & Sterling LLP to join Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in New York.
Full Story Ashurst and Allen & Overy are advising on Transport for London’s construction of the Silvertown Tunnel.
Full Story Aimee Sharman has joined Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice in London as a partner. Aimee was previously at Hogan Lovells.
Full Story White & Case LLP advised Altor Fund V, the Strawberry Group and TDR Capital on the acquisition of Airtours Resort Ownership España S.L.
Full Story White & Case LLP promotes 38 lawyers to counsel and 14 lawyers to local partner.
Full Story Milbank secures victory for the Government of Mongolia regarding the license to mine one of the largest iron ore deposits in the country.
Full Story Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted 4 attorneys to partnership in its London office.
Full Story DLA Piper gains two top London construction litigation partners from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Full Story Holman Fenwick Willan has hired Locke Lord’s entire Hong Kong team, which includes nine lawyers and paralegals.
Full Story Holland & Knight advises Fibra Uno on its $841 million deal to acquire the "Titan Portfolio" of 74 industrial properties and a land reserve in Mexico from real estate developer Finsa.
Full Story Sheppard Mullin represents Arlington Capital Partners in sale of Quantum Spatial to NV5 Global for $302.5 million.
Full Story Cravath represents Rogers Communications Inc. in its $1 billion registered senior notes offering.
Full Story Cravath represents the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse, in the $2 billion registered medium‑term note takedown of Credit Suisse AG.
Full Story Willkie represents global insurance organization American International Group, Inc. in its $1.8 billion sale of a 76.6 percent ownership stake in Fortitude Group Holdings to The Carlyle Group and T&D Holdings.
Full Story Sidley Austin LLP represents Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC in its sale of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway to Canadian Pacific.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell represents Novartis in its $9.7 billion acquisition of The Medicines Company.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds Yossie Horwitz as a shareholder in the Private Equity Practice. Horwitz joins from Paul Weiss, where he was Counsel.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represents Dovetail + Co as tenant in securing a 99-year ground lease of 338 Bowery to build a hotel.
Full Story Jones Day represents Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2028.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advises Citycon Oyj in its offering of €350 million subordinated fixed to reset rate 5.25 year non-call undated green capital securities.
Full Story Goodwin advises Blackstone Life Sciences in its joint investment with Ferring Pharmaceuticals of over $570 million USD in an investigational novel gene therapy in late-stage development for patients with high-grade, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) unresponsive, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).
Full Story Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel adds Paul “JJ” Johnson Jr. as a partner in Orlando. He was previously partner, principal, and founder of Johnson Real Estate Law, PA and Destination Title.
Full Story Akerman LLP promotes 23 lawyers to partnership, effective immediately: Ian G. Bacheikov, Rebekah A. Carpenter, Christopher J. Eby, Carolyn R. Haslam, Benjamin O. Hedrick, Elan Hersh, Paula J. Howell, Alan Hurst, Parisa Jassim, Eleni Kastrenakes Howard, Benjamin G. Kemble, Gregory King, Megan M. Kokontis, E. Raul Novoa, Jr., Erin M. O’Neal, Jeffrey B. Pertnoy, Tenesa S. Powell, Sheryl D. Rosen, Paul J. Russo, Jane Greaves Sargent, John M. Schafer, Julia Seider Browne, and Adrian J. Smith.
Full Story Jackson Lewis P.C. adds Kevin. D Reese in the firm's San Francisco office as a Principal. Mr. Reese joins the firm from Ogletree Deakins.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters on SiTime Corporation's $64.3 million initial public offering.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents Landscape Acquisitions Holdings Limited in its agreement to acquire AP WIP Investments Holdings, LP for approximately $860 million.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Canaan Inc. in its US$90 million initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the underwriters in Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s $500 million SEC-registered 2.900% senior notes offering due 2025.
Full Story Buchalter represents First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. in its sale to JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. through its subsidiary, JA Mitsui Leasing FFCSI, Inc.
Full Story Debevoies & Plimpton LLP is advising JP Morgan Securities Inc. as financial advisor to The Medicines Co. in its $9.7 billion acquisition by Novartis AG.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents ARD Finance S.A. in its offering of $2.2 billion in senior secured notes.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises the HR Group, a German hotel operator, on the EUR 290 million sale of seven hotel properties to Pandox AB, a Swedish hotel operator.
Full Story Akin Gump advises AT&T in connection with the sale of a minority stake in Game Show Network, LLC to Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the administrative agent in a $725 million refinancing term loan facility for Rexnord LLC and RBS Global, Inc.
Full Story Davis Polk advises The Charles Schwab Corporation on on its $26 billion all-stock acquisition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP represents Barclays Bank PLC and BMO Capital Markets, as joint physical bookrunners, and Deutsche Bank and Jefferies as joint bookrunners, in connection with an offering of $560,000,000 principal of 9.750% senior secured notes to fund Aveanna Healthcare's proposed acquisition of the home healthcare division of Maxim Healthcare Services.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents an APAX affiliated fund in the sale of its 97% equity interst in Neobpo Serviços de Processos de Negócios e Tecnologia S.A. to Sharpen Capital and Luiz Mattar.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Southern Foods Group, LLC, Dean Foods Company and certain of their affiliates in their chapter 11 restructuring.
Full Story Steptoe & Johnson LLP adds former European Union ambassador to the United States, David O'Sullivan, to its international practice as a senior counselor, resident its Brussels office.
Full Story Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr adds Anna María Tejada as a partner in its labor and employment practice and Newark office.
Full Story Dentons advises the French startup Snips and its shareholders on its US$37.5 million sale to American audio manufacturer Sonos.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson advises the selling shareholders of ATM security company Cedardell Limited, which trades as Lockpoint, on the sale of the entire issued share capital to Cennox PLC.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises Abu Dhabi Health Services Company in a joint venture with the Mayo Clinic to operate Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, a major hospital in the United Arab Emirates for patients with serious medical conditions.
Full Story Baker McKenzie adds Diogo Duarte de Oliveira as co-head of its tax department in Luxembourg. He joins with five additional tax lawyers: Olivier dal Farra, Delphine Danhoui, Lionel Ancion, Miguel Pinto de Almeida, and Tiphanie Grzeszezak.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents ARD Finance S.A. in its $2.2 billion offering of senior secured notes.
Full Story Eckert Seamans mourns the passing of Special Counsel Dean F. Richardson.
Full Story Covington represents Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. in its $2.1 billion sale to an affiliate of PPF Group N.V.
Full Story Crowell & Moring LLP represents induvidual Harlem residents in a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis for violating their constitutional rights after a six-day police lockdown of their neighborhood.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises a private equity consortium led by Astorg Partners and Cinven on an agreement to acquire LGC.
Full Story Proskauer represents European venture capital firm Northzone on the closing of its ninth fund, Northzone IX, L.P., which raised a total of $500 million of commitments.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is representing Tiffany & Co. in its $16.2 billion sale to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Full Story Jones Day represents Celonis GmbH, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, in its $290 million Series C funding round led by Arena Holdings.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds Debora Plehn-Dujowich to its Philadelphia office and Intellectual Property Group.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP is representing Wells Fargo as Administrative Agent on a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility for Bumble Bee Foods to fund its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Full Story Sheppard Mullin represents global private equity firm OpenGate Capital in the sale of one its portfolio company Power Partners, to Pioneer Transformers.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents BlueVine in its $102.5 million Series F financing led by ION Crossover Partners.
Full Story Covington represents Eisai Co., Ltd. in its $330 million sale of royalties on sales of tazemetostat by Epizyme, Inc. outside of Japan to Royalty Pharma.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP on the acquisition of Service Express from Pamlico Capital.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents BigPanda Inc. in its $50 million Series C financing led by Insight Partners.
Full Story Hogan Lovells adds corporate litigation and investigations partner Arthur Dethomas in its paris office. Dethomas joins from Dethomas Peltier Juvigny et Associés.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the representatives of the underwriters, Credit Suisse and CICC, in the initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of 36Kr Holdings Inc. (“36Kr”). The offering comprised 1,380,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), representing 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares.
Full Story Dentons advises the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on its $600 million syndicated receivables-backed loan.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents NewQuest Capital Partners in raising of its fourth dedicated secondary fund — NewQuest Asia Fund IV, L.P. The fund raised US$1 billion.
Full Story DLA Piper adds Soumitra "Sam" Deka as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Technology practice and San Francisco office. Deka was previously at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc as issuer in its offering of €500 million Senior Notes due 2024 and €300 million Senior Notes due 2026 guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Jaguar Land Rover Limited and Jaguar Land Rover Holdings Limited.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the initial purchaser in iHeartCommunications Inc.'s $500 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represents global investment firm KKR in its acquisition of aerospace hardware manufacturer Novaria Group from Rosewood Private Investments and Tailwind Advisors.
Full Story Fox Rothschild adds litigator Robert F. Elgidely to its bankruptcy group in Miami.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advises the Ricketts family in The Charles Schwab Corporation's acquisition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP brokers a collaboration deal between rock band Led Zeppelin and designer John Varvatos to co-create an exclusive collection in honor of Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary.
Full Story Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is representing Silver Lake Partners in its proposed acquisition of First Advantage from Symphony Technology Group.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advises Marlin Equity Partners and its portfolio company Medius in Medius's acquisition of Wax Digital, a provider of sourcing and procurement solutions.
Full Story Jones Day is advising Detour Gold Corporation in its C$4.9 billion (US$3.7 billion) stock merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
Full Story Akerman LLP obtains order of dismissal for Brazilian game developer Gazeus Games Serviços de Internet S.A. (Gazeus) in an action filed by FM Games in California.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP adds Keith N. Costa in its New York office as a partner in the Corporate Restructuring group. Costa joins from Otterbourg P.C.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP advises UBS AG Hong Kong Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, ICBC International Securities Limited, Guotai Junan Securities Limited, Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Branch, China Construction Bank Corporation Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC and MUFG Securities Asia Limited as counsel to the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners in Shanghai Electric Group Global
Full Story Skadden is representing PayPal Holdings, Inc. in its $4 billion acquisition of Honey Science Corporation.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents SoftBank in its $140 million investment in Brazilian cloud based e-commerce platform and omnichannel services provider VTEX.
Full Story Husch Blackwell adds Jennifer Atwood, David Lopez and Brandon Warrington as associates in its Omaha office.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Waard Leven on the acquisition of a Dutch portfolio of approximately 44,000 term and savings policies with a value of over EUR 29 million from the Dutch branch of Belgian-owned Argenta Bank-en Verzekeringsgroep N.V.
Full Story Dentons advises Mitsui Renewable Energy Europe Limited and J-Power Investment Netherlands B.V on the sale of Zajączkowo Wind Farm to Green Investment Group.
Full Story Dentons advises Dutch garden timber wholesale supplier Tuindeco on the tax and legal aspects of the sale of a majority stake to Egeria.
Full Story Dentons HPRP helps PT Tokopedia establish its P2P lending subsidiary, PT Semangat Gotong Royong, in Indonesia.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale adds associate Ebonie Davis to the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group in Kansas City.
Full Story Ice Miller adds Calvin Townsend II in its Litigation Practice.
Full Story Foley & Lardner represents John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc. in its sale to the private equity sponsor, Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Company, Inc.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represents ZMC in an investment by its affiliates in CommentSold, Inc.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represents MKG, Pink Sparrow, and Maneesh K. Goyal, the founder of both companies, in the sale of the companies to Acceleration Community of Companies.
Full Story Lowenstein represents ACV Auctions in its $150 million late-stage venture capital financing led by new investors Wellington Management Company and Fidelity Management & Research Co.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represented Nexphase Capital in its investment in Surgent, an adult education provider.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP adds intellectual property partners John Bauer and Kongsik Kim in its New York and Boston offices, respectively.
Full Story Dentons adds James Costos, former US Ambassador to Spain and the Principality of Andorra and a leading advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, as a senior managing director in the Venture Technology group and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector, resident in the Firm's Los Angeles office.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents NWS Holdings Limited in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of FTLife Insurance Company Limited from Chinese private equity-focused investment firm Tongchuangjiuding Investment Management Group Co., Ltd. for $2.75 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the joint book-running managers in Intel Corporation's $2.75 billion SEC-registered debt offering.
Full Story Choate represents Riverside Partners and Calero Software in Oak Hill’s growth recapitalization of Calero and subsequent funding of Calero’s merger with MDSL.
Full Story Burr Forman McNair adds of counsel Mark Sharpe to its Real Estate practice group.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises The TJX Companies, Inc. in its investment in a 25% minority ownership stake in Familia, a Russian off-price apparel and home fashions retailer.
Full Story Kutak Rock represents The Green Solution, a Colorado-based cannabis company, in its $140 million sale to Columbia Care.
Full Story Fox Rothschild adds litigation partner Robert F. Elgidely to its bankruptcy group in Miami.
Full Story Sullivan & Worcester represents Comcast in a dispute with Charleston County, South Carolina over Comcast's undercharging of business customers for 911 fees.
Full Story Foley & Lardner represents John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc. in its sale to the private equity sponsor, Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Company, Inc.
Full Story O'Melveny represents Essence International Financial Holdings Limitedin in its participation in a consortium to acquire Highpower International for approximately US$75 million, through a triangular merger.
Full Story O’Melveny advises digital marketing services provider UE Authority, Co. in its sale to Digital Media Solutions.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Njord Partners, a special situations credit investor, on its investment in certain European aircraft assets.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Singapore Sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited in its US$685 million sale of interests in Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. to a consortium of investors led by global investment firm KKR & Co. Inc.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP adds Andrew J. White to its Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group as an associate in the Firm’s new Chicago office.
Full Story Cahill represents the lead arrangers in an amendment and restatement of First Huntingdon Finance Corp.’s existing senior unsecured revolving credit facility to extend the maturity and increase the principal amount.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing KKR and LGC Science Group Holdings Limited in the sale of LGC to a consortium led by Cinven and Astorg.
Full Story Elazar Guttman, a longtime partner of Kirkland & Ellis, joins Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a partner in New York.
Full Story K&L Gates advises Arena Holdings on their investment in process mining software provider Celonis.
Full Story Husch Blackwell adds new associates Caroline Shea and Derek Terry to its Chattanooga office.
Full Story Goodwin advises Lightbox Management Limited on the formation of its third fund, Lightbox Ventures III. The fund is focused on India-based early-stage consumer technology businesses.
Full Story Akin Gump is advising Russian IT company Mail.ru Group Limited in its joint venture with Sberbank to pursue a major online-to-offline consumer platform focused on foodtech and transport services.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. on its private offering of $30 billion senior unsecured notes.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb represents Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as lender, administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in E-Holding S.A.C.'s $15 million senior secured credit facility.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents geospatial analytics software company Orbital Insight in its $50 million Series D financing.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Roche on its acquisition of Promedior, Inc. for $390 million upfront plus plus additional milestone payments of up to $1 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk advises NBC Sports Group on its acquisition of EZLinks Golf.
Full Story Hogan Lovells will add capital markets partner Raj Panasarin to its Corporate practice and London office,effective January 1, 2020. Panasarin will be joining from Cleary Gottlieb.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises First Abu Dhabi Bank P.J.S.C., Goldman Sachs International, HSBC Bank plc, Samba Capital & Investment Management Company and Standard Chartered Bank, as managers, on Samba Funding Limited's issuance of US$1 billion Notes due 2024 under its newly established US$5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises insurers AXA Ubezpieczenia Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń i Reasekuracji S.A., Credendo – Excess & Surety Societe Anonyme operating in Poland through Credendo – Excess & Surety Spółka Akcyjna Branch in Poland, Generali Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A., Korporacja Ubezpieczeń Kredytów Eksportowych S.A., Sopockie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Ergo Hestia S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A. and Uniqua Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A. on the restructuring of the financial debt of Trakcja PR
Full Story White & Case is representing the impacted children of Flint, Michigan in a class action suit against the state concerning the lead-tainted water crisis.
Full Story Wilson Elser successfully defends an international cargo handling company against a discriminatory hiring claim brought by the State Division of Human Rights.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises an ad hoc group of lenders including EQT’s Credit Opportunities on Bartec Group's recapitalization.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises IDEMIA in its acquisition of X-Core 's metal card contactless payments business.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as lead joint book-running managers, in Kansas City Southern's $850 million notes offering.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, advises Capital & Counties Properties PLC on the sale of its interests in Earls Court, including a 63% interest in the Earls Court Partnership with Transport for London, to APG and Delancey for £425 million.
Full Story Goodwin advises DSG Consumer Partners on the formation of its third venture capital fund DSG Consumer Partners III and its related annex fund.
Full Story Litigator Michael Edney returns to Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Washington office as a partner and chair of its regulatory litigation practice.
Full Story Ice Miller LLP adds Ashley Laughlin to its Real Estate Practice. Laughlin previously worked at a boutique real estate firm in Columbus.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds restructuring attorney David M. Guess as a shareholder in its Orange County office. Guess joins the firm from Bienert Katzman.
Full Story Morgan Lewis advises Russian internet provider Yandex NV on the complex and novel restructuring of its corporate governance.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents ASGN in its acquisition of Intersys Consulting for $67 million in cash, plus grants of restricted stock to certain Intersys employees.
Full Story Weil represents the France in the privatization and IPO of its state-owned national lottery Française des Jeux.
Full Story Davis Polk advises MSCI Inc. in a $500 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering.
Full Story Proskauer represents GNB Financial Group Ltd. in its acquisition of 66.73% of the capital stock of FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Full Story Mayer Brown will promote 27 to partner, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Mayer Brown will promote 23 attorneys to counsel across the firm effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Baker Botts LLP will promote 14 lawyers to partner, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises PayPal Holdings, Inc. in its US$4 billion acquisition of Honey Science Corporation, a rapidly-growing technology platform for shopping and rewards.
Full Story Jackson Lewis P.C. adds Patrick DiDomenico as Chief Innovation Officer. DiDomenico was previously Chief Knowledge Officer at Ogletree Deakins.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents gaming-as-a-service provider Accel Entertainment, Inc. in its merger with TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of TPG.
Full Story Cravath represents Shell International Finance B.V. in its $4 billion registered notes offering.
Full Story Cravath represents the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, HSBC and J.P. Morgan Securities, in Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC and Baker Hughes Co‑Obligor, Inc.'s $525 million registered senior notes offering.
Full Story Cahill represents the lead arrangers in Aimbridge Acquisition Co., Inc.'s $426,850,000 incremental Term B credit facility and a $60,000,000 incremental revolving credit facility.
Full Story Cravath represents the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities, in JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s $900 million offering of depositary shares representing preferred stock.
Full Story Cahill represents the lead arrangers and the administrative agent and collateral agent in Keane Group Holdings, LLC's amended and restated credit agreement for a $450,000,000 asset-based revolving credit.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing security solutions provider Allied Universal in its acquisition of SOS Security.
Full Story Arent Fox represents Transpacific Steel LLC in a lawsuit before the US Court of International Trade to challenge the Trump Administration's recent increase in tariffs on steel from Turkey and to seek compensation for additional tariffs paid.
Full Story Mayer Brown's pro bono team helps obtain a class certification and preliminary injunction, barring the government from applying its new asylum requirements to those who already waited in Mexico for several months.
Full Story Akin Gump adds Elazar Guttman as a partner in its private equity practice in New York. Guttman joins from Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Husch Blackwell represents Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in commissioning the Phoebe solar photovoltaic farm which, at 315 MWDC, is the largest solar farm in Texas.
Full Story Nozomi Oda joins Morrison & Foerster as a corporate partner in Tokyo. Oda previously worked at Latham & Watkins.
Full Story White collar lawyer John Hemann joins Cooley as a partner in its San Francisco office. He was previously at the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
Full Story Jones Day advises The Riverside Company in the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
Full Story Michael Edney rejoins Steptoe & Johnson LLP after leading Norton Rose Fulbright's white collar defense group for three years. Edney will focus his practice on litigation and government regulation.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels adds new associate Julie Fealey in its Fort Wayne office. Feasley previously worked at the Department of Child services in Fort Wayne.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents Hasbro, Inc. in its $875 million registered common stock offering.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler represents private equity firm Nexphase Capital in its investment in adult education provider Surgent.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents Eden in its $25 million Series B financing led by Reshape.
Full Story Paul, Weiss represents Driven Brands in its acquisition of Canadian automotive glass solutions provider Clairus Group. Driven Brands is the parent company of several major North American automotive aftermarket brands.
Full Story White & Case LLP successfully represents the Canadian pension fund College Pension Plan of British Columbia in a tax dispute with the Finanzamt München Abteilung III (Munich Tax Office III) before the European Court of Justice.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents smart countertop oven maker Brava in its sale to Middleby Corporation, owners of 60 brands including Viking.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Shockwave Medical, Inc. on its $90 million public offering of 2,481,781 shares of common stock listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SWAV.”
Full Story Davis Polk advises the agent bank on Roku, Inc.'s at-the-market offering of up to 1,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock.
Full Story Ropes & Gray and Project Citizenship are suing the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and their respective acting directors to challenge a pending new rule that would eliminate the citizenship application fee waiver currently available to low income permanent residents.
Full Story Bass, Berry & Sims adds 13 new associates in Tennessee.
Full Story Jones Day represents Monongahela Power Company, an electric public utility, in its private placement of $155 million aggregate principal amount of 3.23% First Mortgage Bonds due 2029 and $45 million aggregate principal amount of 3.93% First Mortgage Bonds due 2049.
Full Story Simpson Thacher helps secure favorable settlements on behalf of two individual clients against the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Orange County, New York.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents Anheuser-Busch in its agreement to purchase the remaining 68.8% of Craft Brew Alliance shares it does not already own in a merger transaction for $16.50 per share.
Full Story Cahill represents the underwriters in CIT Group Inc.'s $100,000,000 public offerings of notes and preferred stock.
Full Story Nexsen Pruet's Columbia, South Carolina office adds Andrew Saleeby and Christy Rogers, who will practice tax law and labor and employment law, respectively. Saleeby joins the firm from the South Carolina Department of Revenue and Rogers, from Michelin North America.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the initial purchaser in Sea Limited's $1.15 billion convertible senior notes offering.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Tencent Holdings Limited in its acquisition of a 9.96% stake in Sumo Group plc.
Full Story Davis Polk advises JHSF Participações S.A. in its approximately $122 million equity offering of 108,000,000 common shares listed on the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Common shares sold in the international offering were placed under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Full Story Clark Hill adds Margaret (Molly) DiBianca as a Member in its Labor & Employment Practice and Wilmington office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher & Bartlett promotes fifteen lawyers to partner effective January 1, 2020: Eli Isak, Benjamin Wells, Peter Vassilev, Matthew Rogers, Julia Kohen, and Sunny Cheong in New York; Crystal Frierson and Malcolm Tuesley in Washington, D.C; Brandan Still and James Hays in Houston; Robert Guo in Palo Alto; Yi Gao, Jonathan Hwang and Adam Goldberg in Hong Kong; and Daniel Lloyd in London.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is advising Bolsas y Mercados Españoles’ Board of Directors on the EUR 2,843 million all-cash acquisition offer by SIX Group AG, the Swiss financial markets infrastructure operator.
Full Story Schiff Hardin LLP advises I-Bankers Securities, Inc. as managing underwriter in GreenVision Acquisition Corp.’s $50 million initial public offering with an over-allotment option of $7.5 million.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as bond and disclosure counsel in the issuance of the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, by State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Systemwide Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A in the aggregate principal amount of $25,150,000.
Full Story Pillsbury advises high-speed data movement interconnects provider Inphi Corp. in its $216 million acquisition of semiconductor manufacturer eSilicon Corp.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in Equifax Inc.'s $750 million registered notes offering.
Full Story Stinson LLP hires 20 new associates throughout the US.
Full Story Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP hires litigation partner Markus Rieder in its Munich office from Latham & Watkins.
Full Story Arnold & Porter advises Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. in its investment from Turn/River Capital.
Full Story Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP successfully obtains the reversal of a $45 million verdict against Oldcastle AGP South, Inc. in appellate court.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's pro bono team successfully represents death row inmates in a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections regarding the use of solitary confinement prior to death.
Full Story Milbank LLP advises Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. and its affiliates in the project financing of the three wind farms and one solar power plant in Chile. The four projects will produce a combined 571 megawatts of sustainable electricity.
Full Story Blank Rome team represents 7202 East (Indianapolis) Tanford LLC in the purchase of and related financing for three hotels in Indianapolis: Delta Hotel, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and Marriott Indianapolis East Hotel.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents retail marketing solutions provider Punchh in its $40 million Series C financing led by Adams Street Partners and Sapphire Ventures, with AllianceBernstein also participating in the round.
Full Story Littler Mendelson P.C. adds Tami Penner as special counsel in its San Diego office. She joins the firm from Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels adds associate Tiffany Riffer in its Washington, D.C., office. Riffer previously worked at a leading litigation firm and will focus her current practice on product liability and commercial litigation.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Banca di Cividale in its first 458.5 million euro Simple, Transparent and Standardised (STS) securitisation transaction.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advises Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on their ship contruction joint venture with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings), Ltd.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Home Control International Limited on its HKD 146 million global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Full Story Baker McKenzie is advising Unilever on the sale of its Central American direct application laundry business, including the licensing for the brands Xtra, Surf, Unox and Rinso, to Industria La Popular, a Guatemalan-based home and personal care company.
Full Story Allen Matkins adds environmental partner Dana P. Palmer to its Los Angeles office and Environmental & Natural Resources Group.
Full Story Honigman LLP adds labor and employment lawyer Jack Vrett as partner in its Chicago office. Vrett previously served as Chief Labor & Employment Counsel to the Governor of Illinois.
Full Story Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP adds Robert Ford as a partner in its Litigation Practice Group and Houston office.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises MDSL and Sumeru Equity Partners in MDSL's merger with Calero Software.
Full Story Cozen O'Connor represents financial software company PrecisionLender in its $510M sale to digital financing firm Q2 Holdings Inc.
Full Story Arnall Golden Gregory LLP adds seven experienced attorneys to its intellectual property and Food and Drug Administration group to its Washington, D.C. office. The attorneys include partners Kevin M. Bell, Richard J. Oparil, Scott A.M. Chambers as well as Of Counsel B. Dell Chism, Caroline C. Maxwell, Carolina M. Wirth, and Robert Durkin.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as representatives of the underwriters in public utility company Edison International’s offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount 3.125% senior notes due 2022 and $500 million aggregate principal amount 3.550% senior notes due 2024.
Full Story Butler Snow adds all 17 lawyers from KSWB effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Davis Polk advises cybersecurity firm Intsights Cyber Intelligence Ltd on its $30 million funding round led by Qumra Capital.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the joint book-running managers in Equinor ASA's $1 billion SEC-registered offering.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Equinix, Inc. on its $2.8 billion SEC-registered offering.
Full Story Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of the remaining shares of Have & Be Co. Ltd., the Seoul-based owner of Dr. Jart+ and men’s grooming brand Do The Right Thing.
Full Story Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP adds Douglas J. Walton as its new Executive Director. Walton previously worked at the public accounting firm Gursey Schneider LLP.
Full Story Kutak Rock represents Movista, Inc., a mobile software company, in its acquisition of South49 Solutions, Inc. (DBA Natural Insight), a retail technology provider. The transaction took the form of a reverse triangular cash merger.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis adds Corporate partner Debbie Yee in its Houston office from Latham & Watkins.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Emergent Cold Storage in its sale to Lineage Logistics, LLC.
Full Story Jones Day advises advertising space provider OUTFRONT Media Inc. in the refinancing of its $1.1 billion credit facility with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters, Morgan Stanley and CICC, in the US$52.785 million initial public offering and listing of Q&K International Group Limited.
Full Story Fried Frank advises Alteri Investors on its acquisition of Blue Group Hold Co Limited, the owner of Bensons for Beds, Harveys Furniture, Relyon, Steinhoff UK Beds, and Formation Furniture, from Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.
Full Story Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP represents Education First, a Geneva-based private education company, in its purchase of the 15-acre William Carey International University campus in Pasadena, Calif.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents DEV, a social media platform for software developers, in its $11.5 million Series A financing led by Mayfield.
Full Story Eckert Seamans IP member David C. Jenkins passes away.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advises American Axle & Manufacturing on its acquisition of German automobile propulsion technology company MITEC Automotive AG.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Warburg Pincus on the sale of Accelya to Vista Equity Partners.
Full Story DWF acquires local eight-lawyer law firm McDonald Johnson Lawyers located in the Hunter region in Australia.
Full Story Sullivan & Worcester represents Altus PCB, a New Jersey-based PCB supplier, in its sale to NCAB Group, one of the world's largest PCB suppliers, for SEK 37 million plus an additional earn-out.
Full Story Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP successfully defends current and former Sempra Energy board of directors in two derivatives lawsuits relating to the 2015 natural gas leak at its subidiary's underground storage facility.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents late-stage drug development company Sierra Oncology, Inc. in its $103 million public offering of Series A convertible preferred stock, together with Series A warrants and Series B warrants, each to purchase shares of common stock.
Full Story Dentons advises STADA group on the its US$660 million acquisition of more than 20 Rx and OTC drugs and dietary supplements from Takeda group in 11 countries.
Full Story Skadden is advising Carbonite, Inc. on its $1.4 billion sale to OpenText TM.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represents the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in its inaugural green bond offering of $375 million of floating rate notes due 2024 listed in Luxembourg and Taiwan.
Full Story Dentons advises the minority shareholders in Russ Outdoor LLC on the sale of their combined 48.57% stake in the Dutch parent company, Russ Out of Home BV, to the owners of Vera-Olymp for over RUB 4 billion.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advises Z Holdings Corporation, Yahoo Japan's holding company, on its business integration with LINE Corporation, a leading Japanese mobile messaging app.
Full Story Baker McKenzie reappoints Alex Chadwick as Managing Partner of the London office for a second three-year term, effective January 1, 2020.
Full Story Jigar Gandhi, an associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, has been appointed to the District of Columbia Financial Services Regulatory Sandbox and Innovation Counci.
Full Story White & Case LLP's Warsaw team advises the selling shareholders of Vantage Development S.A. on the sale of all its shares to TAG Immobilien AG via TAG Beteiligungs und Immobilienverwaltungs GmbH.
Full Story Dickinson Wright LLP adds tax attorney Jennifer Leve in the firm’s Toronto office as a Partner.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer adds associates Carmen Gilbert, Theresa Guerra and Gil Kahn to its Las Vegas office.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the administrative agent in an amendment of The J.M. Smucker Company’s existing $700 million term loan facility.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the joint book-running managers in Aon Corporation's SEC-registered offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.200% senior notes due 2022.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is representing Vista Equity Partners in its acquisition of Accelya, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.
Full Story Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP advises certain private equity funds managed by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. in their acquisition of the business of John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc.
Full Story Holland & Knight represents used-car dealer Off Lease Only in the sale of an 80% stake in itself to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP pro bono team, together with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Mississippi Center for Justice, sues the Secretary of State of the State of Mississippi alleging that the state's requirement for naturalized citizens to present proof of citizenship violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Full Story Ropes & Gray adds Ellen Sueda as counsel in the firm’s benefits practice and San Francisco office.
Full Story Duane Morris LLP adds Samuel J. Pearse as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group resident in the Duane Morris London office. Pearse was previously a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Full Story Deirdre advises WinnCompanies on its ongoing $38.3 million residential construction project in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP advises Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust in its joint venture with MGM Resorts International to acquire Bellagio's real estate assets for $4.25 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advises Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan as representatives of the initial purchasers in a LPL Holdings, Inc.'s $400 million senior notes offering.
Full Story Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advises Verso Corporation in its definitive agreement to sell its Androscoggin and its Stevens Point mills to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC for $400 million.
Full Story Goodwin advises biotechnology company Promedior, Inc. on its sale to Roche for $390 million upfront plus up to $1 billion in milestone payments.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, in Apple Inc.'s first euro-denominated green bond of €1 billion.
Full Story Debevoise advises HarbourVest Partners in the formation of the $3 billion HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V.
Full Story Davis Polk is advising Charles Taylor plc in the increased cash offer of £285 million for its entire share capital by a bidco formed on behalf of funds advised by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC and its affiliates.
Full Story Littler Mendelson partners with the Tennessee Association for Home Care, a non-profit organization representing home health agencies, to provide its members with resources for managing compliance and minimizing litigation risk.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP hires Nicola Bonucci as a partner in the Paris office, effective December 1, 2019. Bonucci is currently serving as Director for Legal Affairs for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Full Story Dentons and Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlık Ortaklığı advises Czech-based ENERGO-PRO on obtaining €175 in financing for its Alpaslan 2 dam and hydro power plant in Turkey.
Full Story Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP adds Neil Devaney as a partner in its Business Finance & Restructuring practice and London office.
Full Story Dentons advises engineering firm Doosan Babcock in renewing its leases at Canmoor's Westway Park in Renfrew for an additional 15 years.
Full Story Womble Bond Dickinson advises Wykeland Beal, a joint venture between Wykeland Group and Beal Homes, on a deal for Arco's new £16m headquarters office building at the Fruit Market in Hull.
Full Story Norton Rose Fulbright advises the Equator Principles Association on the fourth Equator Principles, a sustainability risk management framework for projects financed by the financial institutions that have adopted the Equator Principles.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Endemol Shine Group Germany GmbH on the sale of its stake in W&B Television GmbH & Co. KG to LEONINE.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises Partners Group on the sale of its minority equity interest in Action to Hellman & Friedman.
Full Story Carlton Fields adds environmental lawyer Richard T. Tschantz to its Government Law and Consulting practice resident in the firm’s Tampa office. Tschantz previously served as general counsel of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County.
Full Story Hogan Lovells successfully represents California-based startup Olaplex in a patent infringement case against L’Oréal in the Court of Appeal in London. The court ruled that L'Oréal's Smartbond product infringed upon Olaplex's Smartbond product.
Full Story Morgan Lewis represents clinical compliance services provider WIRB-Copernicus Group in its recapitalization led by Leonard Green & Partners in partnership with Arsenal Capital Partners and Novo Holdings.
Full Story Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. expands its presence in Canada with a new Montréal office. Lucie Guimond will serves as office managing partner of the new location while Ryan Martin will be joining him as an associate from Dentons.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities, in United Rentals (North America), Inc.'s $750 million registered high‑yield senior secured notes offering.
Full Story Milbank advises the Commercial Lenders, Islamic Investors, Hedge Banks and their respective agents in financing the Jambaran Tiung Biru gas field unitization project for PT Pertamina EP Cepu, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned oil and natural gas corporation, PT Pertamina.
Full Story Lewis Brisbois adds Stephen L. Sitley as a partner in its labor and employment practice and Chicago office. Sitley previously served as Sears' Senior Vice-President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer.
Full Story Baker Botts successfully represents leading cannabis company Grupo Flor in a lawsuit against its prior landlord, Mr. Nader Agha and the Moss Landing Commercial Park, LLC.
Full Story Goodwin advises fintech company Libeo on a €2 million series A round of fundraising with French private equity firm Breega Capital.
Full Story Proskauer is representing Public Interest Registry, which is currently owned by the Internet Society, in its pending sale to Ethos Capital.
Full Story Dentons advises French private equity firm Pechel on its investment in big data solutions provider JEMS Group.
Full Story Milbank LLP is advising Canadian Solar Inc. in its sale of three solar photovoltaic projects in Mexico-the Horus, Tastiota and El Mayo-to Korea Electric Power Corporation and Sprott Korea.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities and UBS Investment Bank, in State Street Corporation's $1 billion registered fixed‑to‑floating rate senior notes offering and $500 million registered fixed-to-floating rate senior subordinated notes offering.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents the underwriters, PNC Capital Markets LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities, in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.’s $650 million registered senior notes offering of a green bond.
Full Story Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represents Morgan Stanley, the initial purchaser, in Signature Bank's $200 million fixed‑to‑floating rate subordinated notes offering.
Full Story Latham & Watkins successfully represented RECOPE, Costa Rica’s State-owned oil refining company, in an international arbitration case against CNPCI, China's State-owned oil and gas company. The dispute stemmed from a stalled joint venture project which RECOPE sought to terminate but CNPCI sought to continue.
Full Story Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP adds Cody L. Carroll and Adam W. Decker in its Chicago office and Business & Finance and Litigation practice groups.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represents First Horizon National Corp. in its $3.9 billion merger with IberiaBank Corp.
Full Story Goodwin advises Continuum Parent, LLC on its sale to ConnectWise.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell LLP successfully defends seven independent directors of LendingClub in a derivative suit filed in Delaware in 2016 following a restatement of earnings and decline in share price.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Morgan Stanley, as underwriter, in Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.’s $251 million secondary offering of common stock.
Full Story Snell & Wilmer adds Counsel Matthew V. Grumbling to its Intellectual Property and Technology practice group and Phoenix office.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises luxury department store chain Selfridges on its partnership with flexible workspace provider Fora to redesign one of its properties located across from the flagship store in London.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises PPF Arena 1 B.V. in issuing €500 million 2.125% notes due 31 January 2025 on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents Invenra Inc. in the expansion of its previous collaboration with Exelixis, Inc. to continue to use the Invenra antibody discovery capabilities to generate additional biologics-based programs.
Full Story Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate crime and investigations team leader Rod Fletcher passes away.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Celgene Corporation in its second strategic collaboration with Skyhawk Therapeautics.
Full Story Sheppard Mullin represented Orthopedic Care Partners Holdings, LLC in its strategic practice affiliation with The Steadman Clinic.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advises Cordero Energy Resources LLC on its $130 million sale to Laredo Petroleum Inc.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advises private equity firm Vector Capital on its growth investment in Impartner.
Full Story Baker McKenzie appoints Partner Ilona Millar of Sydney as its Global Head of Climate Change.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Sundance Energy Australia Limited in obtaining shareholder and Court approval for a redomiciliation to the US and a Nasdaq listing.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Bayerische Landesbank as arranger, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, NATIXIS and UniCredit Bank AG in the legal documentation of Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft's Blue Social Bond.
Full Story Foley Hoag LLP advises cannabis operator Columbia Care Inc. in its pending $140 million acquisition of The Green Solution.
Full Story Baker Botts advises Noble Midstream Partners LP's Conflict Committee on the company's agreement to acquire all of Noble Energy’s remaining midstream interests and the incentive distribution rights in Noble Midstream for $1.6 billion.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra in its acquisition of all the shares in Peugeot Motocycles.
Full Story Reed Smith advises medical aesthetic equipment provider Venus Concept Ltd. in connection with its merger with Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig, LLP adds Zackary D. Knaub as a Shareholder in its Environmental, Energy, and Governmental Law & Policy practices resident in its Albany office. Knaub previously served as Interim Chief Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York.
Full Story Alston & Bird represents Broadstone Net Lease, Inc. in a series of transactions to internalize its own management, a move which it anticipates will reduce costs.
Full Story Alston & Bird represents investment advisory firm Pathstone in its proposed investment by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. adds Gregg Settembrino, in the firm’s Newark office as an associate in the Employment & Labor Law Department. Settembrino previously worked at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Florham Park.
Full Story Ropes & Gray LLP represents Nan Fung Group in its acquisition of Westbrook Partners’ 90% interest in a seven-story, 830,000-square-foot office and industrial property located at 24-02 49th Avenue in Long Island City, New York.
Full Story Goodwin Procter LLP advises Slate Asset Management L.P. on its acquisition of two additional food retail portfolios in Germany.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP represents John Laing Group in its acquisition of a 30 percent interest in a Colombian 4G toll road concessionaire.
Full Story Baker Donelson adds Jeffrey M. Pomeroy as a shareholder in the Firm's real estate practice and Birmingham office.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents Exicure, Inc. in its collaboration with Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited, to develop a treatment for alopecia using Exicure’s proprietary SNA technology.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the initial purchasers, led by BNP Paribas as lead green structuring agent, in OI European Group B.V.’s private offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% senior notes due 2025. The notes are guaranteed by the issuer’s indirect parent Owens-Illinois Group, Inc. and by certain of OI Group’s U.S. subsidiaries.
Full Story Pepper Hamilton and Troutman Sanders are currently negotiating a merger.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as exclusive financial advisor, in Continental Building Products Inc.'s $1.4 billion sale to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
Full Story Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP associate Jared Gillman has been appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to Florida's Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend adds Tayah Woodard as an associate on the Complex Commercial Litigation Team in its Atlanta office.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath are currently discussing a possible merger.
Full Story Jones Day represents the founders on the sale of The Perduco Group, a data analytics solutions provider, to LinQuest Corporation, a space systems technology company.
Full Story Dentons advises STADA group on its acquisition of more than 20 Rx and OTC drugs and dietary supplements from Takeda group in 11 countries. The transaction is valued at approximately US$660 million.
Full Story Vedder Price advises ITE Management as the anchor equity investor in Air Lease Corporation’s Thunderbolt III aircraft asset-backed securitization.
Full Story Holland & Hart adds David W. Thal as a partner in the firm's Stamford office. Mr. Thal was previously a principal at Cummings & Lockwood.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advises Chatham Financial Corp. on its acquisition of JCRA, a financial risk advisor based in London.
Full Story King & Spalding advises Xerox on the sale of its 25% stake in Fuji Xerox to Fujifilm.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP represents Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation in the securitization of its operated upstream proved-developed assets.
Full Story King & Spalding represents the Federal Reserve Bank of NY in a patent dispute with Bozeman Financial.
Full Story Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP represents umbrella maker Totes Isotoner Corp. in its restructuring.
Full Story King & Spalding advises Songy Highroads on a $66M financing for the development of a Margaritaville hotel and resort in Lake Conroe, Texas.
Full Story White & Case LLP advises the bank syndicate composed of BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole CIB, Natixis, HSBC and CM-CIC, on the privatization and initial public offering of La Française des Jeux (FDJ) on the Euronext Paris regulated market.
Full Story Cravath is representing Pixelle Specialty Solutions in its definitive agreement to acquire specialty paper mills in Jay, ME and Stevens Point, WI from Verso Corporation for $400 million.
Full Story Cravath represents the initial purchasers, led by Deutsche Bank, in Rossini S.à r.l.'s €650 million offering of 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior secured floating rate notes.
Full Story Jones Day defends Korea-based technology company SK Innovation Co., Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, SK Battery America, Inc., in a patent infringement case filed in the District of Delaware as well as at the ITC.
Full Story Willkie represents Time Manufacturing Company/Versalift, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of BrandFX Holdings, LLC.
Full Story Goodwin adds Carl Bradshawto the firm’s Private Equity group as partner in the London office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents Cigna Corporation in its exchange of $12.7 billion of certain existing notes issued by three of Cigna’s subsidiaries for similar notes issued by Cigna and cash.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advises Mirantis, Inc. on its acquisition of Docker Enterprise platform business from Docker, Inc.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster advises private equity firm Ethos Capital on its acquisition of Public Interest Registry, a nonprofit generic top-level domain registry, and all of its assets from the Internet Society.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP represents Lotte Chemical USA Corporation, a member company of the Lotte Group, on its US$816.5 million sale of a 34.79% membership stake in LACC LLC to Eagle US 2 LLC, a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical Corporation.
Full Story Baker McKenzie successfully represents Afterpay in its AUD 200 million placement to US technology fund, Coatue Management. The new investment will make Afterpay the largest institutional investor in Coatue.
Full Story Baker McKenzie successfully represents RATCH-Australia in the majority stake acquisition of Yandin Wind Farm from Alinta Energy.
Full Story Hogan Lovells Amsterdam advises the lenders on financing the public bid for shares in international construction company VolkerWessels by Dutch investor Reggeborgh.
Full Story Baker McKenzie adds private equity partner Justin Hutchinson in its London office. Hutchinson was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
Full Story Goodwin advises Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as a representative of several underwriters on Arvinas, Inc.'s $115 million follow-on public offering of common stock.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP advises Faye Business Systems Group, a technology consulting and financial software company, in its merger with Intelestream, a customer relationship management (CRM) product development and consulting firm.
Full Story Spencer Fane adds 9 attorneys in Dallas, effective Jan 1, 2020: Scott Seifert, William Hayward, Laurie Patton, Thomas Slover, Chris Summers, Robert Van Amburgh, Macy Matthews, Scott Seifert, and James Drakeley.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Saint-Gobain, in its agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Continental Building Products for $37.00 per share, in cash, for a total of approximately $1.4 billion.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several underwriters in Silvergate Capital Corporation's $40 million initial public offering of Class A common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SI.”
Full Story Holland & Hart adds three attorneys to its real estate development and finance practice: partner Terry Gorrell, of counsel Ned Giles, and associate Kevin Giles. Gorrell and Ned Giles join the firm’s Denver office, while Kevin Giles joins the Aspen office.
Full Story Sidley represents Twin Eagle Pipeline Company, LLC in its sale of Twin Eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC to Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners II, LLC.
Full Story Davis Polk advises the placement agents on Applied Therapeutics, Inc.'s $20 million non-public offering of shares of common stock.
Full Story Davis Polk advises Centogene N.V. on its $56 million IPO of common shares listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “CNTG.”
Full Story Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP adds Katelyn (Katie) R. Dwyer to its Toledo office as an associate in the Litigation practice group.
Full Story Taft adds former summer associates Allison N. Smith and David Haba as full-time associates in its Cleveland office.
Full Story Ice Miller adds new attorneys Vincent Mora and Kishala Srivastava as associates in its Columbus office. Mora joins the Business Services Group while Srivastava joins the Litigation Group.
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP adds real estate attorney Anitra D. Androh as a partner in the Washington, DC office. She was previously a principal at Miles & Stockbridge.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor to Aircastle Limited in its US$7.4 billion sale to Marubeni Corporation and Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor in Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's US$2.4 billion acquisition of William Lyon Homes.
Full Story Lowenstein represents ACV Auctions, an online dealer-to-dealer automotive marketplace, in its $150 million late-stage venture capital financing.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling advised Salini Impregilo S.p.A. on its €600 million global offering of new ordinary shares.
Full Story Sidley is representing LifePoint Health, Inc. in its sale and leaseback transaction of 10 acute care hospitals in six markets for $700 million with Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Full Story GrayRobinson helps obtain $3.9 million Job Growth Grant Fund from the government for Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
Full Story Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP advised Seadrill Limited on its Chapter 11 restructuring transaction.
Full Story Shearman & Sterling represented EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund IV, L.P. (EFM) in its $400 million equity commitment to Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners II, LLC (Ironwood II). Shearman also represented EFM on IronwoodII's acquisition of Twin Eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC.
Full Story Toi Hutchinson, the Director of Community Relations and Social Responsibility at Chapman and Cutler LLP, leaves the firm for new a appointment by Governor J.B. Pritzker to oversee implementation of the new marijuana legalization law in Illinois.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advises Access Information Management, a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners and GI Partners, in its acquisition of EDM Americas' US records and information management business.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb is representing Tech Data Corp. in its $5.4 billion sale to funds managed by Apollo Global Management Inc.
Full Story Akin Gump advises Longroad Energy Partners, LLC in its acquisition by Fengate Asset Management.
Full Story Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is advising Revelation Partners LLC on its acquisition of up to 16 health care venture capital investments from GE Ventures.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb represents international television production and distribution company Fremantle Media in its investment in The Immigrant, a scripted production company focused on Latina American content.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in their acquisition of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC from GI Partners and its affiliated funds.
Full Story Dentons advised Eastern European real estate investor CPI Property Group on the acquisition of the Equator IV office building in Warsaw from Karimpol Polska, a developer acting in CEE.
Full Story Eckert Seamans adds Benjamin A. Beliles as an associate in the firm’s Richmond office and White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations Group. Beliles is a former Air Force Judge Advocate and spent the past several years practicing private defense.
Full Story ​Fenwick & West represents Enlightened Hospitality Investments in leading a $20 million growth investment in pasta company Banza.
Full Story Fenwick & West represents eSilicon in its sale to Inphi Corporation and the sale of its embedded memory and interface IP assets to Synopsys, Inc.
Full Story Jones Day is defending Conagra Brands, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action and several shareholder derivative actions after its merger with Pinnacle Foods resulted in disappointing quarterly earnings.
Full Story Simpson Thacher represents the underwriters in the public offering by Boston Scientific Corporation of €900 million of its 0.625% Senior Notes due 2027. Boston Scientific used the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to fund a related cash tender offer.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represents nine investors in BAC International Bank, Inc.'s large-scale securitization.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises the lead investor Santander InnoVentures in a financing round for German Fintech company CrossLend. The financing volume amounts to EUR 35 million.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advises Ruby GmbH on the Otto family's acquisition of a 25% stake in the firm.