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Full Story Google has agreed to refund advertisers for ads purchased through its ad marketplaces that ran on websites with fraudulent traffic, this follows a lawsuit claiming the tech giant was withholding those back-payments, according to court documents and people familiar with the situation.
Full Story Members of the House voted 234-183 yesterday to pass H.R. 987, a package of health insurance proposals that have strong support from House Democrats.
Full Story VUE Software sells systems that assist insurers manage, and pay, their agents, brokers and other product distributors.
Full Story Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have finished work on Medicare drug coverage regulations that could give the plans help with holding down drug prices.
Full Story Paul, Weiss is an acknowledged leader amongst U.S. law firms representing Canadian public and private companies and their underwriters.
Full Story Burr & Forman LLP reports that a partner in its Commercial Litigation Group, Martin (Marty) E. Burke, has relocated to the firm’s Tampa office from Birmingham, Alabama.
Full Story The solicitor general has been called the “tenth justice,” in part because the nine actual U.S. Supreme Court justices often call on the Solicitor General’s Office to offer its considered view on questions pending before the court. In particular, the Supreme Court will call for the views of the solicitor general—what is known as a “CVSG” in Supreme Court lingo...
Full Story The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirms its decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, has rejected an appeal by an insured under a standard flood insurance policy (“SFIP”) where the insured failed to timely submit a “signed and sworn” proof of loss that included, among other things, the amount of money that he claimed under the policy, together with detailed information about the property and damages.
Full Story Bruce Matheson lost the fight against the sale of Miami land to David Beckham’s soccer group, although the outcome had no impact because the retired soccer star switched to another location for his Major League Soccer team.
Full Story Law firm, Davis Polk advised the representatives of the initial purchasers in connection with an unregistered offering of $19 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, consisting of $750 million aggregate principal amount of its senior floating-rate notes due 2020...
Full Story A Mayer Brown team represented Engie and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in the acquisition of a 90% shareholding stake in gas transportation company Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. – TAG, with a final and binding offer that amounts to USD 8.6 billion.
Full Story Two law firms in the U.S. were among the victims of a “complex transnational organized cyber-crime network” targeted in Justice Department indictments based on cooperation between U.S. and European officials.
Full Story Marci H. Langley, a shareholder in the Boca Raton office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., represented 160 Royal Palm LLC in the May 15 sale of the Palm House condominium/hotel on the island of Palm Beach to LR PALM HOUSE LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, for $39.6 million in cash.
Full Story A Dutch doctor who founded an online abortion-pill service called AID Access is striking a defiant tone after the Food and Drug Administration sent her a warning letter telling her to “immediately cease” introducing the drugs into the United States market.
Full Story White & Case LLP's NY based partner Ank Santens has been elected to the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
Full Story Dentons Morocco has represented Mediterrania Capital Partners (MCP) and the founding family on the sale of a significant stake in Cash Plus to Groupe Richbond, a Moroccan industrial and property conglomerate.
Full Story The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has finished its inaugural global issuance of AAA-rated 2.25% notes registered with the SEC under Schedule B, which are expected to be listed on the London Stock Exchange’s regulated market.
Full Story McCarter & English LLP today announced that the Honorable Jose L. Linares, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, will join the firm’s Newark location as a partner and lead the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice starting May 22. Judge Linares’s extensive experience with intellectual property matters, particularly complex patent cases, will greatly enhance the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice, and offers clients the unique perspec
Full Story The firm advised magazine publisher Condé Nast in the sale of two venerable media brands in two separate deals.
Full Story Technology-focused law firm Munck Wilson Mandala has hired video gaming trademark attorney D. Wade Cloud Jr., who practiced for more than three decades at Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach of Addison.
Full Story Cravath advised the European Investment Bank in connection with its $3 billion registered notes offering. The European Investment Bank, which functions as the bank of the European Union, supports projects that make a significant contribution to growth, employment, economic and social cohesion and environmental sustainability, both in the EU and beyond. The notes were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Full Story Cravath advised CyrusOne Inc. in connection with the establishment of an at‑the‑market program with respect to common stock totaling up to $750 million. CyrusOne Inc. is a REIT that owns, operates and develops enterprise‑class, carrier‑neutral, multi‑tenant and single‑tenant data center properties. The shares were listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
Full Story Cravath advised Cable One, Inc. (“Cable One”) in connection with an amended and restated credit agreement providing for $2.125 billion of senior secured credit facilities. Cable One is a leading broadband communications provider serving more than 800,000 residential and business customers in 21 states. The credit facilities consist of a $500 million senior secured term B‑1 loan facility, a $250 million senior secured term B‑2 loan facility, a $325 million senior secured term B‑3 loan facility, a
Full Story Four arbitral awards favorable to Arnold & Porter's client the Czech Republic were issued on May 15, 2019 in investment treaty arbitrations relating to investments in the Czech solar power industry, in which the claimants were WA Investments-Europa Nova Ltd (Cyprus), I.C.W. Europe Investments Ltd (UK), Voltaic Network GmbH (Germany), and Photovoltaik Knopf Betriebs-GmbH (Germany), respectively. The claims in the four cases were asserted under the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as under the Czech
Full Story Covington represented Bayer in a definitive agreement to sell its Coppertone™ business to Beiersdorf AG, a provider of skin care products, for $550 million.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, on the sale of a passive minority interest in its business to Blackstone’s (NYSE: BX) Strategic Capital Group. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Full Story A Tucson, Arizona, attorney has agreed to disbarment for his conduct while working as an independent contractor for a law firm.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP advised Phathom Pharmaceuticals in the transaction. San Diego partner Cheston Larson advised on venture financing matters; San Diego/Silicon Valley partner Chris Hazuka advised on licensing matters; and San Francisco partner Haim Zaltzman advised on the debt financing matters.
Full Story The Firm advised Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings in connection with its strategic minority investment in Marlin Equity Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story Baker McKenzie recently partnered with Children’s Rights and other organizations on a pro bono basis to secure a victory for vulnerable children in the Southern Region of Florida (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties) in the United States.
Full Story Law firms are facing rising expenses that are in part fueled by associate pay raises, according to two reports on the economic outlook for law firms in the first quarter of 2019.
Full Story The Republican-controlled United States Senate confirmed Wendy Vitter for a seat on the District Court in New Orleans.
Full Story Tempers flared at a crowded Philadelphia City Council meeting Thursday when the most of its members voted against creating a committee to investigate the rate and methods of child removal from family homes to foster care.
Full Story International law firm White & Case LLP has advised BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC and Merrill Lynch International, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, on Europcar Mobility Drive D.A.C's €450 million high yield bond issue, with an annual coupon of 4.0% due 2026.
Full Story Simpson Thacher and the Northern California Innocence Project (“NCIP”) secured the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted pro bono client in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.
Full Story Police have removed four activists from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington and arrested them, the latest skirmish over the diplomatic compound between the supporters of the country’s two competing leaders.
Full Story U.S. prosecutors charged ten foreign suspects with unleashing malware in 2016 that allowed them to transfer millions of dollars out of victims’ bank accounts.
Full Story Greenberg Traurig has launched an office in Milan—its fifth office in Europe and 40th outpost worldwide.
Full Story Some law firms have been accused of perpetuating toxic environments. But employees of Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group claim that the office’s atmosphere physically sickened them.
Full Story The United States Department of Justice said Thursday that two U.S.-based law firms were among the victims of a “complex transnational organized cyber-crime network” that has been taken down, thanks to a law enforcement effort involving cooperation between U.S. and European officials.
Full Story Danita L. Davis Sudac, a known member of Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group, has been promoted to partner at Tressler LLP.
Full Story Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Mitchell S. Kim to the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in its Litigation Department.
Full Story Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has shutdown its London paralegal recruitment programme and made its current cohort redundant, the firm has confirmed.
Full Story Sweeping state-level abortion restrictions indicates that the newly constituted Supreme Court is willing to revisit Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion-rights precedent that has spurred deep divisions for nearly 50 years.
Full Story Nilar, has secured SEK 327m in a pre-IPO private placement.
Full Story A team from Hogan Lovells has advised Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) in the sale of its Priority Review Voucher.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels continues to enhance its health and FDA group with the addition of new counsel Jill McCrory. McCrory, an attorney and a licensed registered nurse, brings her experience and multifaceted background serving health and life sciences companies to work from the firm’s Indianapolis office.
Full Story Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is happy to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (BVPG) in its recent $35.9 million shopping center acquisition of Westside Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the New York-based investment management company’s largest acquisition to date.
Full Story International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is proud to announce that Shevon Rockett has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Products Liability practice group in New York.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the representatives of the underwriters in connection with a public offering by International Business Machines Corporation of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of its floating-rate notes due 2021, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of its 2.800% notes due 2021, $2.75 billion aggregate principal amount of its 2.850% notes due 2022, $3 billion aggregate principal amount of its 3.000% notes due 2024, $3 billion aggregate principal amount of its 3.300% notes due 20
Full Story Davis Polk is representing Tencent in connection with its purchase of additional Class A ordinary shares to be issued by JD.com and the renewal of their strategic cooperation agreement for three years. The new shares will be issued for a total consideration of over $250 million at prevailing market prices at certain pre-determined dates during the three-year period. Under the renewed strategic cooperation agreement, Tencent will continue to offer JD.com prominent level 1 and level 2 access point
Full Story The SEC approved the application by the Long-Term Stock Exchange for registration as a national securities exchange, allowing it to operate a fully automated exchange platform for buying and selling equity securities, as well as to operate a primary listing market for equity issuers. Davis Polk advised LTSE on all aspects of the application and related regulatory matters.
Full Story Weil is representing Citi and another financial institution as financial advisors and as providers of committed financing for Occidental Petroleum Corporation – an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East and Latin America – in its pending $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval
Full Story Gideon’s Promise has added white-collar defense attorney Charles Clayman of New York boutique Clayman & Rosenberg to its board.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that Justin Stein has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group, which expanded significantly this year with the additions of partners Robert L. Kahan and Terrence A. Everett in Los Angeles and Jeffrey E. Cohen in New York.
Full Story Experienced litigator and trusted advisor Wynter Deagle has been named managing partner of Troutman Sanders’ San Diego location. Deagle succeeds Michael Whitton who has managed the office for more than 15 years, both before and after the firm’s merger with Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP. Whitton will continue to serve as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Full Story Troutman Sanders eMerge has added a RelativityOne instance in Western Europe to its existing RelativityOne instance in the United States. The new RelativityOne instance will be based exclusively in the Netherlands on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Full Story The shake-ups see current co-managing partner Richard East take up the new role of senior partner.
Full Story Paul Hastings partner Haiyan Tang, who has served as the firm’s chief representative in Shanghai, has left the firm to assume an in-house role – a move that follows the departure of Paul Hastings’ Beijing chief representative, who recently left for a Chinese firm.
Full Story Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have the lead roles as Belgian beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV spins off its Asia-Pacific business, in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise at least $5 billion.
Full Story Baker McKenzie is planning to significantly reduce the size of its Myanmar location and advise related matters from other offices in Southeast Asia.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading diversified technology company, on its agreement to sell its Air and Gas Handling business to KPS Capital Partners, LP for an enterprise value of $1.8 billion. Completion of the transaction is expected in the second half of 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.
Full Story The United States Senate voted to assign Partner Kenneth K. Lee as a judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Full Story Cahill advised PNC Bank as administrative agent and PNC Capital Markets as lead arranger in connection with an amendment and extension of CNX Midstream Partners LP’s $600,000,000 revolving credit facility.
Full Story Cahill advised PNC Bank as administrative agent and PNC Capital Markets as lead arranger in connection with an amendment and extension of CNX Resources Corporation’s $2,100,000,000 reserve-based revolving credit facility.
Full Story Cahill advised the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $900,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 9.125% senior notes due 2029 and €1,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior notes due 2029 by Netflix, Inc.
Full Story Cahill advised the lead arrangers in connection with a $425,000,000 Term B credit facility and $125,000,000 revolving credit facility for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., the largest U.S. Burger King franchisee based on number of restaurants. Proceeds from the credit facilities were used to refinance existing indebtedness, general corporate purposes and for the acquisition of 220 restaurants through a merger with Cambridge Franchise Holdings, LLC.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today announced that Jeffrey S. Jacobson has joined the firm’s New York location as a partner on the Class Actions Team. Jacobson comes to the firm from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he was co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions and Securities Litigation & Enforcement practice groups. While primarily working from the firm’s New York City office, Jacobson will also spend time in Drinker Biddle’s Florham Park, New Jersey, location.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP attorney Eric G. Fikry is taking his commercial litigation, gambling and employment law expertise to the New Jersey Superior Court bench, the firm announced Monday.
Full Story Dentons is proud to announce that David Finlay, Q.C., has joined the Firm as Counsel in our Real Estate group.
Full Story DCARPE Alliance, a consortium of members of the accounting, audit, financial reporting and related technology community, welcomes Pepper Hamilton LLP as a premier member. Pepper Hamilton, founded in 1890, provides a wide spectrum of legal services relevant to the digital marketplace and assurance landscape. Pepper has more than 425 lawyers across the United States.
Full Story Colfax Corporation (“Colfax”) (NYSE: CFX), a large diversified technology company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Howden, its Air and Gas Handling business, to KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) for an enterprise value of $1.80 billion, including $1.66 billion in cash consideration and $0.14 billion in assumed liabilities and minority interest, subject to customary closing adjustments.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has enhanced its presence representing the energy sector — particularly renewable energy stakeholders and regulated utilities — with the addition of new counsel Lisa Crum. Crum will practice in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Full Story Willkie advised Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in its equity commitment to Ensign in this transaction.
Full Story Judge Ronald Flury last week issued a 12-page ruling that agreed with the state in the dispute stemming from a law passed after the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Full Story Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is proud to announce that it has elected private funds lawyer Zeeshan Ahmedani to the firm’s partnership, effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Ahmedani, who is based out of Morrison & Foerster’s Los Angeles office, is a partner in the firm’s Private Funds Group. He brings to the partnership extensive global experience in the private funds space, having also practiced in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Full Story We are very proud to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is proud to announce that partners Robert M. Masters, Jonathan R. DeFosse and Bevin M.B. Newman have joined the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the recent appointment of Dominic Gregory as partner strengthening the firm’s global banking and infrastructure finance practices in Asia.
Full Story Latham & Watkins is happy to announce that Ivan Smallwood, Noah Carr, and Stuart Beraha have joined the Tokyo office as partners in the Corporate Department. With the addition of this formidable team, Latham stands poised to capitalize on the strong and growing outbound M&A market in Japan.
Full Story President Trump granted a full pardon to a high-profile media baron and a former California state legislator, stating that while in prison, both men worked to improve the lives of those around them.
Full Story Guatemala’s top court ruled a former attorney general and anti-corruption crusader ineligible to run in June’s presidential election, dealing a blow to a nascent social movement seeking to strengthen the rule of law in the impoverished Central American nation.
Full Story Law makers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have expressed concern that legalizing cannabis for recreational or adult use will result in increased incidents of impaired driving.
Full Story Attorney General William Barr has denied he is standing in the way of special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress, after the chairman of the House panel seeking his appearance accused the Justice Department of being unwilling to set a date.
Full Story The multinational law firm, Dentons has reached a milestone of 10,000 lawyers.
Full Story Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners with Baker McKenzie, London have advised Saudi shopping mall giant Arabian Centres Company on its $748 million IPO, with an implied market capitalization of $3.3 billion, making it the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's largest IPO in four years.
Full Story A Hong Kong anti-corruption body charged a former executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. with bribery, saying she bribed the chairman of a logistics company by offering to employ his son at the bank.
Full Story SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH takes over Christof Electrics, thereby greatly expanding its presence in Austria.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis and Linklaters have won the lead roles as Swiss headquartered food and drink company Nestle is seeking to sell its skincare unit for $10.2 billion.
Full Story China said it formally arrested two Canadian citizens on espionage charges, five months after the pair were first detained, advancing a case seen as retribution for Canada’s arrest of a senior Huawei Technologies Co. executive.
Full Story Dentons has advised KPS Capital Partners (KPS), the international private equity firm focused on investing across a range of manufacturing industries, on its acquisition of Brunswick Corporation's leading fitness brands, including Life Fitness, for US$490 million.
Full Story More than twenty four states have passed laws opposing a movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel over its treatment of Palestinians—but federal courts are split on whether the laws violate the First Amendment.
Full Story The six-week abortion ban passed in Georgia and a half-dozen other states all can be traced to one woman in Ohio.
Full Story Mr. Sharpe comes to Jones Day after serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2009 through 2017.
Full Story It’s one of those murky international accords that doesn’t really require anybody to do anything other than say they’d like to do something.
Full Story Last month, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) released a policy statement providing transitional relief from the potential adverse consequences arising from a District Court’s vacating portions of the DOL’s regulations on the alternative test of the definition of “employer” for Association Health Plan (“AHP”) purposes.
Full Story Balch & Bingham has launched an office in Augusta, Georgia, with a seasoned trial lawyer, Ben Brewton, who joined as a partner from local civil defense litigation boutique Tucker Long.
Full Story Within the past year, John McGrady assumed authorship of one of Bloomberg BNA's key Tax Management Portfolios, Portfolio, 364-2nd T.M., Qualified Retirement Plans - Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Corporate Transactions.
Full Story IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig reported that the after a very long hiring freeze, the IRS is hiring in just about every sector, including Large Business and International, Small Business/Self-Employed, Office of Chief Counsel, and Criminal Investigation, to name a few.
Full Story This month, West Oil, Inc., announced they it had closed on the sale of 25 of its Markette convenience stores and one Lotto Land convenience store in South Carolina to FR Refuel, LLC. The deal was originally announced in February and also includes two car wash properties and three parcels of undeveloped land.
Full Story Currently, the media tells us that we’re living in a Second Gilded Age, in which wealth inequality is accompanied by and countered with surging populism, some of the sort that Sinclair sought to tap. One target is “bigness” in business.
Full Story The Product Liability Advisory Council, the American Tort Reform Association, the Washington Legal Foundation and the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform are amongst the groups wading into a dispute before the state Supreme Court over what role trial courts can play when evaluating experts under the Frye standard.
Full Story The Food and Drug Administration has no jurisdiction to regulate drugs and devices used in executions, this according to a legal opinion by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Full Story A judge from Connecticut who founded the nation’s second full-time community court died Sunday in his Hartford home at age 76.who founded the nation’s second full-time community court died Sunday in his Hartford home at age 76.
Full Story Accusing the manufacturer of the painkiller OxyContin of starting the opioid epidemic in the Keystone State, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
Full Story A D.C. cross-practice team co-authored a Law360 article published May 14 that examines the Federal Circuit decision in Amarin Pharma Inc. v. International Trade Commission.
Full Story Winston & Strawn’s Abbe Lowell has tapped former federal prosecutor Carol Elder Bruce to represent him as he and other lawyers representing those in President Donald Trump’s orbit face scrutiny from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.
Full Story Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Stephen Chan has joined as a partner in its litigation group in the Hong Kong office of Reed Smith Richards Butler.
Full Story Houston trial attorneys Sarah Cooper and Kelley Keller have between them worked at Big Law firms, litigation boutiques and small firms, but both just joined trial firm Smyser Kaplan & Veselka as counsel.
Full Story Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today that Patrick Doherty has joined the firm in New York as a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Transactional group.
Full Story Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is representing American Express on its acquisition of Resy, a leading digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
Full Story Choate advised Riverside Partners in its majority investment in 3Play Media, a leading provider of high-quality, fast-turnaround video accessibility services at scale. 3Play Media provides premium video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across multiple industries by using a combination of human editors with natural language processing and machine learning. This investment will enable 3Play to grow toward its goal of making video ac
Full Story San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 on Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and city agencies.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Eagle Holding Company II, LLC (the “Issuer”), an indirect parent of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (“PPD”), in connection with a Rule 144/Regulation S offering of $900 million aggregate principal amount of 7.75%/8.5% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2022. The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and cash on hand to pay dividends and distributions to its parent, which in turn will make distributions to such parent’s shareholders and option holders.
Full Story Latham & Watkins LLP is proud to announce that Robert Fernandez has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Real Estate Practice. Fernandez represents clients on a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, with a particular focus on financings, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, commercial leasing, and real estate development.
Full Story Willkie represented cloud-based supply-chain provider E2open on the take-private transaction.
Full Story O’Melveny advised DigiLens Inc., an innovator in holographic waveguide technology for augmented reality (AR) devices, on a $50 million Series C preferred equity investment round. The transaction was announced May 14, 2019.
Full Story Baker McKenzie represented private investment firm Monomoy Capital Partners in its acquisition of Kauffman Engineering Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of wire harnesses and cable assemblies for electrical systems.
Full Story Growth in the controversial litigation finance industry is leading to a growth in lawsuits connected with it, according to court records and news accounts.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented C-Bridge Capital, a leading healthcare-dedicated private equity firm, in the fundraising and closing of its fourth healthcare fund, C-Bridge Healthcare Fund IV. The fund held its final close substantially exceeding its target with commitments from a broad mix of global institutional investors, including sovereigns, pensions, foundations, large family offices and fund of funds.
Full Story Misguided students think that defending Harvey Weinstein makes Ronald Sullivan unfit to be their dean. Apparently the university agrees.
Full Story CKR Law is only five years old yet, has over 50 offices around the world. The rapidly expanding firm came on the scene after we all determined that Growth Is Dead, yet jumped full force into the mindset of success through expansion.
Full Story S&C litigation partner Matthew Schwartz contributed to an article in Corporate Disputes in its April–June 2019 issue about trends shaping securities litigation and enforcement.
Full Story The Alabama Senate passed an antiabortion bill that would effectively ban the procedure and is aimed at reaching the U.S. Supreme Court to contest a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.
Full Story Littler, the globe's largest employment and labor law practice representing management, had added Mark A. Romeo as a shareholder in its Irvine office. He was previously a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP.
Full Story Khoren Bandazian has joined Rivkin Radler and is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group. He practices in all areas of commercial real estate acquisition, financing, leasing, development and sales.
Full Story Archer is happy to announce José M. Jara has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mr. Jara has over 20 years of experience representing corporations, tax-exempts, associations, and individuals in the areas of employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law.
Full Story DLA Piper Argentina reported today the addition of Mariana Lozza as a partner in the International Arbitration practice and Nicolas Teijeiro as a partner in the Corporate Finance practice. Both will be based in the firm's Buenos Aires office.
Full Story As a litigator, Brandon enjoys problem solving complex cases. He has defended trucking companies and aircraft manufacturers in cases arising from calamitous accidents involving multiple fatalities.
Full Story There was very little fanfare last month when China’s central planning agency quietly had its remit expanded to govern whether inward investments threaten national security.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder senior counsel Kristin Jordan will be a moderator at Smart Cities New York on May 15th.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie advised Helvetica Capital AG and its Swiss Entrepreneur Investor Platform in relation to the acquisition of Schulthess Maschinen AG (including its subsidiaries) from NIBE Group which is listed both at Nasdaq Stockholm and SIX Swiss Exchange.
Full Story Hogan Lovells has advised SCOR in regards to the structuring and implementation of the merger of SCOR Global Life SE and SCOR Global P&C SE into SCOR SE, effective March 31, 2019.
Full Story Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper Senator George Mitchell launches the Irish office of the global law firm today.
Full Story Paul, Weiss secured a win for Citigroup Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. when New Jersey False Claims Act claims against them were dismissed without prejudice.
Full Story Seasoned litigator and trusted advisor Wynter Deagle has been named managing partner of Troutman Sanders’ San Diego office.
Full Story Dentons Banking and Finance team in Warsaw advised the lenders (Bank Pekao S.A., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. and Banco de Sabadell S.A.) on the revolving credit facilities in the amount of PLN 500 million granted to CIECH S.A.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented the bridge lenders and initial purchasers in the financing for the Italmatch Group’s acquisition of BWA Water Additives, a leading global provider of specialty water solutions.
Full Story McDermott Will & Emery is representing Dogfish Head Brewery on its merger with the Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams beer, Angry Orchard hard cider and Truly Hard Seltzer. The merger will bring together two pioneering independent craft breweries and two illustrious founders and brewers, Jim Koch and Sam Calagione. The transaction, valued at approximately $300 million, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to closing conditions.
Full Story A DUI attorney in Virginia says he plans to reduce his caseload after he was accused of contempt of court for missing client hearings and failing to produce a client’s driving record.
Full Story Perkins Coie is proud to announce that Lois Tilton has joined the firm’s Trust & Estate Planning practice as a partner in the New York office. The addition of another new lateral partner to the office continues Perkins Coie’s growth and investment in the New York market.
Full Story The law firm with which U.K. firm Osborne Clarke has a special relationship in India has added a new location in New Delhi — a move taking place at a time when there is a rising concern over protectionism in the Indian legal market.
Full Story Reed Smith is happy to announce today that Paul W. Pitts, a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group, is the new office managing partner of the firm’s 108-lawyer San Francisco office.
Full Story Kutak Rock is proud to announce that Dr. Joe Zahner, a life sciences and biotechnology patent attorney, has rejoined its Intellectual Property practice group and will be resident in the firm’s Kansas City office.
Full Story For the relatively short timeframe — the two weeks between April 29th and May 10th — the Biglaw player advised on eight deals with a total value of more than $100 million. The biggest deal of the bunch is Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp., valued at a whopping $57 billion.
Full Story Ropes & Gray advised Baring Private Equity Asia in connection with the merger of Clarivate Analytics Plc, a global provider of trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Churchill Capital Corp, a publicly traded investment vehicle. The closing of the merger was announced following the receipt of stockholder approval at Churchill's special meeting of stockholders held on May 13. Baring Private Equity Asia is an investor in Clarivate Analytics.
Full Story The Venture Technology group of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, is representing technology client Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR) in its US$425 million sale to E2open.
Full Story Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is heading a 44-state coalition in an antitrust lawsuit against 20 makers of generic drugs and 15 individuals, claiming the companies conspired to fix prices for more than 100 medications.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented eir in connection with the offering of €750 million aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) and the introduction of a new €400 million term loan facility under its senior facilities agreement (the “New TLB” and together with the 2026 Notes, the “New eir Financing”). In addition to the New eir Financing, eir successfully launched an amend and extend consent process in relation to its existing loan facilities that will, among ot
Full Story Milbank successfully advised an ad hoc group of holders of first lien notes (the “Ad Hoc Group”) issued by Austin, Texas-based oil and gas producer Jones Energy, Inc. in connection with a comprehensive restructuring supported by the Ad Hoc Group and implemented through a prepackaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization (the “Prepack Plan”). The Prepack Plan, which equitizes over $1.1 billion in funded indebtedness, was confirmed by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on May 6
Full Story Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Michelle R. Canerday is now a partner in the firm's Trusts and Estates group.
Full Story David Callaway, the former chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, has left Baker McKenzie to join Goodwin in their Silicon Valley office.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale is happy to announce that Kathleen B. Kerr has been appointed director of professional development and inclusion. The firm recently created the role to help further and enhance our diversity and inclusion efforts in 2019 and beyond.
Full Story Senior Government Affairs Consultant Chris McCannell, of GrayRobinson’s Washington, DC location, is taking part in a new trade group that will represent investors taking advantage of the tax incentives. The association will lobby on policy surrounding opportunity zones at the federal, state, and local levels. The founder, Shafron Hawkins, described the group as a “Chamber of Commerce for opportunity funds.” McCannell, who lobbied Congress on tax issues for the Manufactured Housing Institute, Cap
Full Story James R. Shea, Jr., a Real Estate Group shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Boston location, was appointed to the board of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. As a board member, Shea will work to advance the MHSA’s mission through advocacy, collaboration, education, housing, and the implementation of outcome-based programs.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised APX Group Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Vivint Smart Home”) in connection with a Rule 144/Regulation S offering of $225 million aggregate principal amount of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2024. Vivint Smart Home intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to redeem $225 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 and to pay the related accrued interest, and to pay all fees and expenses related thereto and to
Full Story Seyfarth Shaw LLP today announced the launch of its Biometrics Privacy Compliance & Litigation Practice. A national leader in the biometric privacy space, Seyfarth was one of the first law firms to defend an employer in a lawsuit asserting violations under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Building from this experience, Seyfarth has maintained a robust docket of biometric privacy class action cases across the country, in addition to partnering with clients to proactively add
Full Story Gary Rom is the newest addition to Faegre Baker Daniels’ health and FDA group. Rom will work out of the firm’s Indianapolis office.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising affiliates of Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund in connection with their signed definitive merger agreement to acquire Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement shareholders will receive $35 in cash per share of Zayo's common stock in a transaction valued at $14.3 billion, including the assumption of $5.9 billion of Zayo’s net debt obligations. The transaction would result in Zayo transitioning from a public company to a priva
Full Story The Firm advised Jefferies LLC in an SEC-registered at-the-market equity program pursuant to which shares of Array BioPharma Inc.’s (“Array”) (NYSE: ARRY) common stock, having an aggregate sales price of up to $150 million, may be sold from time to time by Jefferies LLC, as sales agent.
Full Story DLA Piper Argentina announced today the addition of Mariana Lozza as a partner in the International Arbitration group and Nicolas Teijeiro as a partner in the Corporate Finance practice. Both will be based in the firm's Buenos Aires office.
Full Story Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the recent appointment of Dominic Gregory as partner strengthening the firm’s global banking and infrastructure finance groups in Asia. Gregory will join BCLP’s Singapore office but his finance practice will span Asia, with a particular focus on Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Indonesia.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented French group Financière Colisée SAS (Colisée) on the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Armonea Group NV from its key shareholders Palmyra Brands NV and Verlinvest SA.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented SoftBank Vision Fund on its $800 million investment in Greensill in a deal that values the company at approximately $3.5 billion.
Full Story Bracewell LLP advised Altus Midstream Company (Altus) and Altus Midstream LP (Altus Midstream) in connection with Altus Midstream’s entry into definitive agreements to issue $625 million of preferred equity in a private placement and amend its credit facility. This will allow its revolver capacity to increase to $650 million during the initial period (as defined in Altus Midstream’s credit agreement), an increase of $200 million.
Full Story Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Jonathan Drimmer has joined the firm as a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Drimmer was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold mining company.
Full Story Will joins the firm's Dubai office from Baker McKenzie. His practice focuses on M&A joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital transactions in the UAE, broader Middle East and internationally.
Full Story Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with the hire of Vanessa Schmitt (Corporate & Finance), Olivier dal Farra (Tax), and Frédéric Pilorget (Corporate & Finance) as Counsel.
Full Story Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is happy to announce that three attorneys have joined the Natural Resources Department this month from the Denver office of Gleaton Doumany LLP: Craig Gleaton, Rachael Lechner, and Katie Roux. Their collective experience will further bolster the firm’s vibrant practice in this area.
Full Story Alston & Bird has extended its finance capabilities with the addition of Katrina Llanes as partner in the firm’s New York office.
Full Story International law firm Reed Smith today announced that James P. “J.P.” Duffy IV, with extensive experience handling international arbitrations around the globe, has joined the firm’s International Arbitration practice as a partner in New York.
Full Story Houston lawyer Peter Taaffe, who represents the plaintiffs, confirmed that his clients, who sought more than $1.5 million in damages, came to an agreement with Morrison & Foerster in mediation. Terms of the settlement in Synergies v. Morrison & Foerster were not disclosed.
Full Story Dentons’ Real Estate Team advised the Japanese investor company Kajima Student Housing Limited (Kajima) in its bid to acquire the biggest chain of student dormitories in Poland from Oaktree Capital Management (Oaktree).
Full Story A senior Barclays in-house lawyer who joined from Clifford Chance about three years ago has left the bank, the institution has confirmed.
Full Story After a high-flying 2018, two snapshots of the first quarter of 2019 should leave law firms transfixed.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has advised HeadHunter Group PLC (HeadHunter), a leading online recruitment platform operating in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, in connection with the US$253 million initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs).
Full Story Akerman has opened an office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has extended its Atlanta location with two corporate partners as the firm looks to set up a full-service location in Georgia.
Full Story Dentons Banking and Finance team in Warsaw advised the lenders (Bank Pekao S.A., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. and Banco de Sabadell S.A.) on the revolving credit facilities in the amount of PLN 500 million granted to CIECH S.A. (the leading Polish chemical company) and guaranteed by its five subsidiaries.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has advised Insight Fintech HK Limited (“IFHK”), a subsidiary of Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), on its application to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) for a virtual banking licence under Hong Kong’s new virtual banking regime.
Full Story Eight lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP were recently selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Jasmine Zacharias has joined the firm's Finance group as a partner in the Miami office.
Full Story DLA Piper recently and concurrently advised Atlanta-based startups SalesLoft, FullStory and EvidentID in three of the city's largest venture capital transactions to date in 2019, reflective of the firm's role as the leading legal advisor for venture capital transactions in the Southeast US.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented RLDatix, a leading provider of solutions that drive patient safety, quality improvement, and harm reduction in healthcare, which is backed by TA Associates and Five Arrows Principal Investments/Five Arrows Capital Partners, on its definitive agreement to acquire iContracts. iContracts provides cloud-based solutions for managing contracts, policies, and the revenue cycle that are faster, easier and less expensive to implement. Financial terms of the transaction we
Full Story David Laufman will head the national security practice group at Wiggin, a Connecticut-based midsize firm with half a dozen partners in its D.C. location.
Full Story IFM Investors and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) today announced a definitive agreement ("Agreement") under which the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund will take over all of the outstanding public common units of Buckeye for $41.50 per common unit. The all-cash transaction is valued at $10.3 billion enterprise value and $6.5 billion equity value. The acquisition price represents a 27.5% premium to Buckeye’s closing unit price on May 9, 2019 and a 31.9% premium to Buckeye’s volume-weighted avera
Full Story Polsinelli has hired Brian Rafferty, who was the criminal division chief for the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, as a shareholder in its white-collar investigations practice. He joined Polsinelli’s Atlanta location on Monday.
Full Story DLA Piper advised Shorenstein in the purchase and financing of the 2MC North Office Element and the 3MC Office, Retail and Parking Elements within MiamiCentral Station, a nine-acre mixed-use railroad station development complex known as Virgin MiamiCentral in downtown Miami.
Full Story Sidley acted as sole U.S. counsel to lead managers Kotak Mahindra, DSP Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, HDFC Bank and SBI Capital Markets in connection with a US$3.6 billion rights issue of equity shares of Vodafone Idea Limited pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and Regulation S. This transaction was India’s biggest rights issue where offers and sales were also made to qualified institutional buyers in the U.S. and institutional investors outside of India.
Full Story Former Miami Dolphins player Dimitri Patterson has filed a complaint against the Miami Herald and its owner the McClatchy Company over the newspaper's coverage of Patterson's legal troubles. Prior lawsuits filed against the defendants by Patterson have been dismissed.
Full Story The Firm is advising Sudamericana, Agencias Aéreas y Marítimas S.A. (“SAAM”), a subsidiary of Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A., a Chilean company listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange, in connection with its proposed buyout of its existing joint venture partner, Boskalis Holding B.V. (“Boskalis”) from three separate joint ventures. Boskalis is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., a Dutch company listed on the NYSE Liffe Amsterdam.
Full Story Kutak Rock partner Mariza McKee has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Board of Directors. IIUSA, the membership-based, national non-profit for the EB-5 industry, advocates for policies that maximize the economic values of the EB-5 Regional Center Program for the United States, and its members account for a majority of capital formation and job creation resulting from the Program.
Full Story Kutak Rock served as bond counsel to the City and County of Denver, Colorado in connection with the issuance of $13 million of multifamily housing revenue bonds the proceeds of which will be used to fund the renovation of The Colburn Hotel. The Colburn Hotel is located at 980 Grant Street in Denver and was originally financed in 1925 by Judge Ernest A. Colburn and was designed by architect William Bowman. The hotel first opened on May 25, 1928 and was where beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Neal C
Full Story Apple must face an antitrust lawsuit brought by consumers who claim the Silicon Valley tech giant has a monopoly over its app store that allows it to overcharge consumers.
Full Story The head of Dilworth Paxson’s patent group has made a move to Armstrong Teasdale, as the Am Law 200 firm continues to grow its Philadelphia presence.
Full Story Holland & Hart announced the licensing of Kira, a software program powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence that expedites due diligence review in M&A transactions. Kira is one of many innovative technology solutions the firm deploys to boost the delivery of services to clients.
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today reported that Diane J. Mason has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. She comes to the firm from LeClairRyan.
Full Story Dentons, the globes largest law firm, has launched a Chinese version of its “Digital Transformation and the Digital Consumer” guide, which examines the legal implications of the online economy.
Full Story Mayer Brown reported today that it has expanded its global energy capabilities with the appointment of Bob Palmer, who joins the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice in London as a partner.
Full Story Husch Blackwell is happy to announce that Jill Palmquist has joined the firm as partner in its St. Louis office. A noted trust and estates lawyer, Palmquist is a member of the firm’s Financial Services & Capital Markets industry team and its Private Wealth practice group.
Full Story In its announcement today in regards to its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, Diamondback Energy, Inc. announced the divestitures of several non-core assets. A team from Akin Gump advised Diamondback in the divestitures.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented Goldman Sachs, Capital One National Association, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and HPS Investment Partners, LLC as joint lead arrangers...
Full Story When is a company’s top-of-the-line cybersecurity system actually not effective? An April 15 Law.com analysis posed that question to McGuireWoods partner Andrew Konia and other cybersecurity law professionals. Their answer: when it’s too complicated or burdensome for employees to use.
Full Story A patron presses her thumb to a scanner station posted at the entrance of a theme park. The finger scan converts to a numeric algorithm that serves to validate the patron’s identity for future visits. The entire transaction, in which the patron transferred her fingerprint, i.e., her biometric information, to the park, occurred in a matter of seconds.
Full Story Vacation ownership company Diamond Resorts International has settled a lawsuit against an Orlando lawyer and his firm that alleged their website marketing to potential clients interfered with the company’s timeshare contracts.
Full Story Tamar E. Hodges has joined the team Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare practice as an associate in the firm’s Jefferson City office.
Full Story The Supreme Court ruled today that consumers can proceed with an antitrust lawsuit challenging Apple Inc.’s exclusive control over the marketplace for iPhone apps, threatening the tech giant’s slice of billions of dollars in software sales.
Full Story Skadden defended against appeal of the dismissal of securities fraud claims brought against Express Scripts Holding Company and certain of its executives arising out of a dispute between the company and its largest client, Anthem Inc.
Full Story Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner ("BCLP") advised the venture capitalist Rider Global on the series B financing round for logistics company FreightHub.
Full Story Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading global law firm today announced that firm client The San Francisco Bay Stewardship Alliance (Alliance) secured a victory against the Bay Conversation and Development Commission (BCDC) in a legal battle concerning the release of public records and public disclosure.
Full Story A judge denied three homeowners who claimed their insurer improperly denied a property-damage claim.
Full Story Nasdaq Inc.’s lawsuit which accuses a New Jersey company of stealing more than $1 billion in exchange-traded funds is set to come to trial Monday in New York, in a case that is drawing interest across the ETF industry.
Full Story The fund, structured as a REIT under a 506(c) designation, is an evergreen fund that focuses on 75% value-add, and 25% cash-flowing commercial real estate investments in primarily Western growth markets, including but not limited to Colorado, Utah, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California.
Full Story Texas based Transwestern Investment Group has acquired a 1.5 million-square-foot industrial portfolio on behalf of TSP Value and Income Fund II. Located in southeast Columbus, OH, the three bulk industrial buildings bring the value-add real estate fund’s industrial portfolio to more than four million square feet in the Midwest markets.
Full Story Charles Leatherbee set to join Trammell Crow Co. in May as as senior vice president and business unit leader of its new office in Boston.
Full Story Stearns will oversee CBRE’s international finance and accounting organization, including tax, treasury, balance sheet management, financial planning and analytics and investor relations.
Full Story The international law firm Jones Day has expanded and enhanced its worldwide tax law capabilities with the addition of a group of eight tax controversy lawyers, led by Dr. Niv Tadmore, who will join the Firm's Melbourne Office.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is the third firm to lose lawyers to Reed Smith‘s new Dallas office, which launched earlier this month with 16 attorneys, including eight partners.
Full Story The changes see current co-managing partner Richard East advance as the new role of senior partner.
Full Story Clydes is the latest firm to launch an office in Dublin to guard against possible Brexit fallout.
Full Story The legal industry saw an increase in revenue growth during the first quarter of 2019 than it did to start the strong year of 2018. However, the drivers of…
Full Story Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Inc., center, rings the opening bell during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the floor of the NY Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Full Story Anti-corruption specialist Jonathan Drimmer joins Paul Hastings from mining giant Barrick Gold, and other legal industry moves and news from around the capital.
Full Story Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, happily announces the addition of Partner Edward F. Behm to the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group in Philadelphia.
Full Story Joining Reed Smith’s Global Corporate practice include I. Bobby Majumder, Ryan J. Preston and Lynwood E. (Lyn) Reinhardt, all from Perkins Coie.
Full Story Corporate Partner Jason Glover was quoted in a Private Equity global article, titled “Future special: The changing face of the LPA.” Among several topics, Jason discusses how he expects environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to have a “massive” influence on limited partnership agreements (LPA) going forward.
Full Story Advising telematics supplier Continental Automotive, the firm has filed a Northern District of California suit accusing patent pool Avanci and other SEP holders of colluding to drive up the price of wireless connectivity for autos.
Full Story The House Financial Services Committee passed legislation on yesterday to protect whistleblowers from employer retaliation as well as create a “clear definition” of what constitutes insider trading under securities laws.
Full Story Winston won a decisive victory for clients The J.M. Smucker Company and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, LLC when we obtained dismissal of a false advertising class-action suit filed in the Southern District of New York. In litigation that is becoming more common, the plaintiff alleged that the “Natural” label on the Rachel Ray Nutrish brand of dog food was misleading because the food contained trace amounts of the weed killer glyphosate.
Full Story Just days after a legislative session filled with debate about state lawmakers overriding the strength of local governments, the Florida League of Cities and three communities have filed a constitutional challenge to a 2017 law dealing with wireless technology.
Full Story Littler Mendelson has launched a new app that its management-side clients can use to find answers to their employment questions, either through a database of previous attorney responses or a live on-call attorney.
Full Story J.P. Duffy is the latest in a series of partner additions since April, after the partnership shrank again last year.
Full Story A consortium led by China Three Gorges (CTG), a Chinese state-owned power company, completed its $1.39 billion acquisition of Empresa de Generación Huallaga S.A. on April 25. Formerly a subsidiary of Brazilian construction multinational Odebrecht SA, EGH was responsible for developing Peru's Chaglla hydroelectric power plant. Because EGH owns the permanent concession of the Chaglla plant, the transaction effectively gives the CTG-led consortium ownership of the plant, which is the third-largest
Full Story Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that it will acquire Dude Solutions, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions, from Warburg Pincus. The Company will continue to be run by the Chief Executive Officer, Ed Roshitsh and the current management team, who are investing alongside Clearlake in the transaction.
Full Story The Pennsylvania Senate last week approved a group of seven bills aimed at helping farmers. The “Farming First” package was designed to build on legislative efforts to support
Full Story The news comes on the heels of reports that Reed Smith is planning to start a Dallas office later this month with two partners from Bracewell, along with four partners and three associates from Perkins Coie.
Full Story Brian Berube will take over the role of senior vice president, GC and corporate secretary at Philadelphia-based Axalta, a manufacturer of coatings for light and commercial vehicles and industrial and refinish applications, on July 15.
Full Story CannTrust Holdings Inc., a Canadian cannabis company listed on the TSX and NYSE, closed a USD 200 million cross-border public offering and secondary offering by certain selling shareholders. Baker McKenzie acted as Canadian counsel to a syndicate of US and Canadian underwriters led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets as the main bookrunners.
Full Story After a lawsuit accusing high-flying Florida defense attorney Willie Gary and his firm, Gary Williams Parenti Watson & Gary, of malpractice and racketeering was dismissed in 2016, one of the attorneys named in the suit sought more than $560,000 in sanctions against her accusers, who she said had smeared her with baseless accusations and online “rants.”
Full Story Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm advising employers, announces the addition of Hassan A. Aburish as an associate in its San Francisco office.
Full Story A team of Fox Rothschild lawyers has helped to pave the way for a potentially ground-breaking court ruling on the right to privacy in one’s cell phone now that the New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide the question of whether a criminal defendant can be ordered to disclose the password to a mobile device so that authorities can search its contents.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Andrew Serwin has joined the Data Protection, Privacy and Security subgroup of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology group as a partner in San Diego.
Full Story Cooley, Covington & Burling, Davis Polk & Wardwell are collecting $5.5 million in legal fees and costs for Uber IPO work.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Apax Partners LLP on Apax Funds’ definitive agreement to acquire Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics. The stake will be acquired from Media Investments & Holding OÜ, a Baltic-based media business. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2019, subject to regulatory approvals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has boosted its business litigation practice with the addition of Kwesi Atta-Krah. Atta-Krah will practice as an associate in the Des Moines office.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has boosted its business litigation practice with the addition of Kwesi Atta-Krah. Atta-Krah will practice as an associate in the Des Moines office.
Full Story The parties to Tussey v. ABB, a case whose history stems back to 2006, entered into a proposed settlement agreement. The settlement provided for an award of $55 million to the plaintiffs, with $18.3 million going to the plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Full Story Lawyer Rebecca A. Rodriguez, a Senior Associate in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices, was appointed to The Florida Bar’s Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee for the 2019-2020 year.
Full Story Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce the arrival of John F. Glass, who joins the firm’s Newark office as an associate in the Real Property Department.
Full Story Prosecutors in Texas have dropped the case against Vinson & Elkins partner Douglas E. McWilliams, who was accused of leaving after crashing a boat that carried five of his partners.
Full Story Saxton & Stump brought in Jennifer Steele to the firm as the director of concierge services.
Full Story Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) and IFM Investors announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund will acquire all of the outstanding public common units of Buckeye for $41.50 per common unit. The all-cash agreement is valued at $10.3 billion enterprise value and $6.5 billion equity value. Cravath is representing Buckeye in connection with the transaction.
Full Story Hogan Lovells represented Ermewa Group in relation to the acquisition (and the financing) of 100% of the capital of the Singaporean company Raffles Lease Pte. Ltd. and its portfolio of directly managed assets comprising approximately 14,000 containers.
Full Story Winston secured a win for clients PetIQ and VIP Petcare when Northern District of California Judge Maxine Chesney granted Winston’s motion to dismiss with prejudice and rejected Plaintiffs’ request to try again after a number of attempts.
Full Story The incoming Florida Bar President has appointed Shook lawyer Anitra Raiford as vice chair of its Federal Court Practice Committee effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. In this role, Raiford serves, along with others, as the Bar’s liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference and others interested in federal practice.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the initial purchasers on a Rule 144A and Regulation S reopening of $50 million aggregate principal amount of 7.500% senior secured notes due 2028 of AI Candelaria (Spain), S.L.U.
Full Story Most law students dream of passing the bar exam after graduating from law school and finding a job in the legal industry as a lawyer. They don’t dream of only being able to put the “bar” in “barista” because their law school pedigree is limiting them in the job market. When you’ve got up to six figures of nondischargeable debt to service after graduation, you want to know that your résumé will make it to a hiring partner’s desk — not the nearest garbage pail.
Full Story The international law firm Jones Day announces that Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard, a renowned and experienced labor & employment lawyer, has joined the Firm as a partner in Düsseldorf.
Full Story Senior Partner Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul from Mauritius was recently re-elected for another year on the board of Global Finance Mauritius ("GFM"). Priscilla's practice focuses on corporate, finance and tax law.
Full Story PwC has made its first key hire after setting out major increase plans for its financial services legal practice.
Full Story Big Four accounting firms Ernst & Young and KPMG have responded to the Bar Council of Delhi’s decision to ban them from practicing law in India...
Full Story The Parliament has approved a new petroleum code, which authorizes commercial companies to carry out petroleum operations, provided they do it jointly with, at least, one petroleum company.
Full Story Hogan Lovells, in collaboration with FTI Consulting and Cognia Law, has started Hogan Lovells Engage: LIBOR – a new solution to combat the significant legal and administrative challenge of dealing with LIBOR re-papering.
Full Story A Facebook investor accused Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives of insider trading and blamed them for a series of high-profile privacy scandals that have jolted the company’s stock and exposed it to billions of dollars in fines and legal liability.
Full Story The proposed class action alleged that Minnesota-based TCF left-out important information that shareholders would need in order to vote on the all-stock merger at a special meeting scheduled for June 7.
Full Story Though Cipla's claims of a fraud on the public and the courts is "far from proven," the parties' license agreement stops Amgen from pretrial relief, Judge Leonard Stark ruled.
Full Story Judge Joseph Bataillon says he will enjoin L'Oreal from marketing products that infringe a patent held by Olaplex LLC—notwithstanding a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision finding the patent not valid.
Full Story Up until recently, there were no cases definitively addressing the scope of Section 18-111’s fifth jurisdictional category.
Full Story A Delaware Court judge ruled Tuesday that six excess insurers could not escape a dispute with Dole Food Co. Inc. over $222 million in settlements, saying that it was not yet clear whether the insurers could invoke provisions within their policies to deny coverage.
Full Story When Vermont Law School, facing financial pressures, stripped 14 professors of tenure in 2018, it did not adequately involve faculty in the decision-making process, according to a report from the American Association of University Professors.
Full Story Ropes & Gray has advised Altice Europe on the pricing and allocation of €2.8 billion of new 8-year Senior Notes at Altice Luxembourg SA following a well oversubscribed offering.
Full Story International law firm Dentons advised all shareholders of leading German multiplex cytometry provider Zellkraftwerk GmbH on the sale of their shares to Canopy Biosciences, a leading provider of gene editing and gene expression products and services.
Full Story As part of its strategic effort to grow its new Minneapolis office, international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has welcomed James Park as shareholder in its Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice.
Full Story The day before its planned initial public offering, Uber Technologies Inc. has announced it settled with thousands of drivers over claims it misclassified them as independent contractors.
Full Story A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested and charged with providing classified information to a journalist at the Intercept in 2014 about U.S. counterterrorism operations including against al Qaeda, amid a widening U.S. crackdown on media leaks.
Full Story A Pennsylvania inmate who served more than ten years in prison on a murder charge won an acquittal Monday after representing himself on appeal and in a fourth trial.
Full Story Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has enlisted another defense lawyer to defend against a defamation lawsuit brought by the British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth—the man Musk referred to as a “pedo guy” on Twitter following the rescue last year of a youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand.
Full Story The U.S. House Judiciary Committee vote Wednesday afternoon to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt was followed by an announcement that Congress and Main Justice had reached a settlement in a subpoena dustup involving Eric Holder, the first sitting attorney general held in contempt of Congress.
Full Story The plaintiffs firm Milberg has sued a group of European investors that it formerly represented in years of Argentina bond litigation, alleging the investors fired the law firm to avoid paying an $11.9 million fee.
Full Story Texas prosecutors have dismissed a case against a oil-industry lawyer who was accused of fleeing the scene of a boat wreck last year that left some of his law partners injured and touched off an all-night manhunt on a lake outside Austin.
Full Story Billionaire Naguib Sawiris, whose father founded Egypt’s Orascom conglomerate, is one of the guarantors for the $10 million bail bond which was posted by former Abraaj Group executive Mustafa Abdel-Wadood in federal court in New York.
Full Story Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro is entering an alliance with former FBI director and one-time Pepper Hamilton leader Louis Freeh’s law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, in addition to his consulting firm, Freeh Group International Solutions, the firms announced Wednesday.
Full Story Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading global law firm, today announced that firm client PetIQ, Inc. (“PetIQ” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: PETQ), a leading pet medication and wellness company, and Perrigo Animal Health today announced they have executed a definitive agreement under which PetIQ will acquire Perrigo Animal Health, a manufacturer of vet quality products for pet parents, from Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) in an $185 million cash transaction.
Full Story The appellate panel found a trial court had not misused its discretion in deciding not to impose sanctions filed against Yolly Roberson by opposing counsel.
Full Story A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $2 million to a woman who claimed that her former pain management doctor needlessly prescribed her addictive opioid medications, which led to mental and physical injuries.
Full Story Skadden is advising Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. on its $14.3 billion acquisition by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners in addition to the EQT Infrastructure IV fund.
Full Story A $15 million settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice lawsuit nearly a year after a $22 million verdict was thrown out due to an incorrect jury charge.
Full Story DLA Piper represented affiliates of Greenland Atlantic Yards, the developer of the 22-acre development known as Pacific Park in Brooklyn, New York, in a joint venture with the Brodsky Organization to develop a US$640 million, 800,000-square-foot, 500-plus foot tall multi-use tower at 18 Sixth Avenue, next to the Barclays Center.
Full Story Choate represented Leerink Transformation Partners, a growth equity fund with a focus on innovative healthcare IT and service companies, in its $30 million Series B funding round into LetsGetChecked, which specializes in personal health testing through at-home diagnostic test kits and telemedicine services.
Full Story The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has named two veteran lawyers as leaders of the Firm’s offices in Dallas and Austin.
Full Story McGuireWoods is bolstering its formidable litigation practice in New York with the addition of partner Stephen Foresta, who brings more than three decades of experience representing clients in business disputes, insurance recovery matters and product liability actions.
Full Story Willkie represented MultiView, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in the transaction.
Full Story The labor and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has boosted its European capabilities with the hire of François Millet as a partner in its Paris office. Millet was previously at Neo Avocats, where he was a founding partner.
Full Story Simpson Thacher is advising Harsco Corporation in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire the parent of Clean Earth, Inc. from Compass Group Diversified Holdings for $625 million. The transaction is expected to close in the next few months, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Full Story Cooley represented on-demand delivery service Rappi on an investment by SoftBank of up to $1 Billion. The transaction marks the largest technology financing to date in a Latin America-based company. The Cooley team was led by Stephane Levy, Tamim Bazzi, Samantha Ku and Benjamin Weitz.
Full Story The Firm advised the underwriters, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Jefferies LLC and SVB Leerink LLC, in connection with an offering by Zai Lab Limited (“Zai Lab”) of 9,019,608 American depositary shares (“ADSs”), each representing one ordinary share of Zai Lab, at a public offering price of $25.50 per ADS. Zai Lab received approximately $216 million in net proceeds from the offering. The offering closed on May 7, 2019.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis advised affiliates of Magnetar Capital and The Carlyle Group on their transaction with Altus Midstream LP, which signed agreements to sell $625 million of preferred equity in a private placement and amend its credit facility to allow Altus Midstream’s revolver capacity to increase by $200 million during the Initial Period, as defined in Altus Midstream’s credit agreement, to $650 million.
Full Story The Empty Stocking Fund, a nonprofit that provides presents to nearly 50,000 metro Atlanta children living in need each holiday season, has agreed to acquire the Kids In Need program from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Since 2000, Kids In Need has operated a store giving school and art supplies to teachers at qualifying schools based on need. The new partnership aims to streamline donations and ultimately increase the number of families the nonprofit serves each year.
Full Story Kasowitz Benson Torres is proud to announce that Tracy B. Rane has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as Special Counsel.
Full Story Willkie client Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) announced that it has entered into a clinical trial financing facility with certain affiliates of TPG Sixth Street Partners to cover Clovis’ costs and expenses related to its ATHENA clinical trial in an amount up to $175 million. ATHENA is Clovis Oncology’s Phase 3 trial in advanced ovarian cancer evaluating its product Rubraca (rucaparib) in combination with nivolumab (PD-1 inhibitor) with a planned target enrollment of 1000 people across more
Full Story Atlanta trial attorney Lloyd Bell has been admitted into an invitation-only, national group of plaintiffs attorneys called “The Inner Circle of Advocates.”
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of multiple underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Textron Inc. of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.900% notes due 2029.
Full Story Davis Polk represented the initial purchasers in connection with the offering by Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. of $450 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.250% notes due 2029. The notes were sold in an offering exempt from registration pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
Full Story Davis Polk represented The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Scotland, in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.445% fixed-rate/floating-rate senior notes due 2030.
Full Story Hughes Hubbard served as lead legal advisor to the shareholders of BAC Florida Bank in the sale of the Coral Gables-based bank to Brazil's Banco Bradesco.
Full Story McDermott has recently opened a new office in Wilmington, Delaware with the arrival of Ashley Altschuler and Ben Strauss.
Full Story Allen Matkins, a California-based real estate and business law firm, announced today that Paul W. Nash, Ariel Shaeps, and Elizabeth J. Wilgenburg have been elected to the firm partnership, effective July 1, 2019.
Full Story Frost Brown Todd (FBT) now offers clients additional ways to ensure their privacy compliance thanks to a new partnership with OneTrust, the biggest and most widely used dedicated privacy management platform.
Full Story Baker Donelson announces that it has elected 11 new shareholders across the Firm. The new shareholders and their primary areas of practice which include:
Full Story Venezuelan officials arrested a prominent opposition politician on Wednesday as embattled President Nicolás Maduro strikes back against critics a week after the opposition failed to spark a military uprising.
Full Story Firm Hogan Lovells advised PerkinElmer, Inc. on its acquisition of Cisbio Bioassays.
Full Story The UK Parliament has approved the draft Protection against the Effects of the Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the UK Regulations), which rearranges the EU Blocking Regulation into UK domestic law.
Full Story A Singapore-based AI company is the first to be selected for Clifford Chance’s Singapore-based global innovation lab, Create+65.
Full Story Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has appointed customs and international trade specialist Virusha Subban as a Partner and Head of Indirect Tax in its Africa Tax team, bolstering its cross-border tax capabilities and heeding growing client demand for expertise in customs and international trade in Africa.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder announces support for the Institutional Capital and Cannabis Conference East (IC3), presented by Information Management Network (IMN) on May 9th-10th in Los Angeles.
Full Story Big 4 accountancy firms Ernst & Young and KPMG have responded to the Bar Council of Delhi’s decision to ban them from practicing law in India, adamantly denying allegations made by the country’s Law Society President.
Full Story Selina, one of Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies, has reported it has raised US$100 million in a Series C financing round, bringing the company’s total funding to US$225 million to date.
Full Story Multifamily rentals is expected to be a key component of Opportunity Funds, according to an analysis by Freddie Mac. Indeed, it notes that of the 117 planned funds identified by the National Council of State Housing Agencies as of April 4th of this year, 76 have an investment focus of multifamily residential development, with estimated earmarked funds totaling between $18.8 billion to $19 billion.
Full Story International law firm Dentons has bolstered its German Real Estate and Tax practice with the recruitment of David Zafra Carollo and Dr. Dominik Thomer as partners in the newly opened Dusseldorf office.
Full Story Philadelphia has sued Uber as part of an effort to understand whether the the ride sharing giant owes the city taxes.
Full Story Paul Reilly explained how regulatory pressures—and state fiduciary laws in particular—are advisors' largest concerns.
Full Story On Tuesday, a federal appeals court agreed to let the Trump administration continue enforcing its remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers while a lower court injunction is appealed.
Full Story Dentons Rodyk is acting for listed real estate company Oxley Holding in their sale of Chevron House for a deal size worth S$1.025 billion, making this the biggest commercial building sale in Singapore this year.
Full Story The Washington, D.C., location of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes former four-term United States Congressman Jeffrey J. Denham as a government affairs counselor in the public policy and law practice. Denham brings significant transportation and infrastructure policy experience, as well as agriculture, natural resources, and energy knowledge, to the firm.
Full Story Now that car parts and auction cartel prosecutions are winding down and the transition to the new Trump Department of Justice and Antitrust Division has finally ended, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division has promised to continue criminal cartel investigations and prosecutions.
Full Story Commercial fisherman Gerard “Jerry” Wetle alleges in a newly filed federal lawsuit that former Duane Morris partner Zhaoyang “Paul” Li held himself out as an adviser only to cut him out of a company set up to export squid to China.
Full Story A Florida business is seeking attorney fees in a lawsuit that alleged Locke Lord and three of its attorneys engaged in malicious prosecution by representing a man who had lost an earlier patent infringement case against the company.
Full Story With its recent ruling that short-term home rentals are inherently incompatible with single-family residential districts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave municipal governments space to decide how to deal with the rise of the home-sharing industry. Now, municipal attorneys say they anticipate being frequently enlisted to help their clients make those decisions.
Full Story A federal judge has ruled that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has to defend and indemnify the Harrisburg-based Hershey Creamery Co.—which is not affiliated with nearby candymaker The Hershey Co.—in a trademark infringement suit over milkshake kiosks.
Full Story Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen co-founder Stuart Grossman is serving as legal counsel to Paola London, who is suing Carlos Peralta Quintero and his son over her husband's passing.
Full Story A federal prosecutor handling criminal cases on a suspended law license does not strip a district court judge of jurisdiction over a trial, the U.S. Justice Department told the U.S. Supreme Court.
Full Story In April the California State Water Resources Control Board unanimously approved a comprehensive new legal groundwork for protecting California’s wetlands modeled on the wetlands protections in the federal Clean Water Act.
Full Story The labour and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has boosted its European capabilities with the hire of François Millet as a partner in its Paris office. Millet was previously at Neo Avocats, where he was a founding partner.
Full Story Reed Smith is opening a location in Dallas this month, bringing on lateral hires from firms including Bracewell and Perkins Coie.
Full Story During the months of January to April, you may have seen commercials from TurboTax promoting their free tax preparation service. TurboTax as well as other tax preparation software costs between $30 to $160, depending on your needs. So you might wonder why they would offer their services for free. Perhaps it was a way to attract potential customers who would later upgrade to their paid service. That seems like a good business strategy. After all, that is how Westlaw and Lexis got us.
Full Story Indianapolis police have arrested two men involved with the May 1 shooting of two judges who were in the city to attend a judicial conference.
Full Story Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with lawyers, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, has hired five new Shareholders, a Senior Director of Government Relations, and three Associates located in several offices and across several practice groups due to overwhelming client demand.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is happy to announce that Lawrence A. Larose has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy practice group and as the leader of the firm’s Municipal Restructuring Team. Larose joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Full Story Addleshaw Goddard has hired a 10-lawyer Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) team, including two partners, to open an office in Hamburg.
Full Story The SEC proposed rule amendments to financial information that investors get regarding the acquisition and disposition of businesses. The SEC’s rules requiring target company and pro forma financial statements are complex. Creating the financial statements often results in significant delay and expense in M&A situations. The SEC’s proposed changes are intended to address these difficulties.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis private equity partners Gavin Gordon and David Arnold have left the firm’s London base for US rival Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm, announced today that preeminent consumer financial services attorney Scott M. Pearson has joined as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Pearson brings with him more than 25 years of litigation experience in the consumer financial services industry, defending clients against regulatory enforcement and class actions as well as counseling high-profile stakeholders on a wide array of regulatory comp
Full Story Pushing forward with plans to remake America’s health care system, Walmart Inc. on Wednesday announced it has created the new legal position of senior vice president and general counsel for health and wellness. The company announced Jeanine Jiganti, an experienced health care lawyer, to the post.
Full Story U.S. firm McDermott Will & Emery has seen another partner leave its London location, with leveraged finance partner Peter Crichton exiting to join Addleshaw Goddard.
Full Story UiPath, a New York-based robotic process automation software business, announced its new general counsel is the longtime legal leader of multinational software company SAP.
Full Story Employment law and workplace services are next on the agenda for Deloitte, as the Big Four firm strategizes over how to deliver legal services in the United States to its international clients.
Full Story Eckert Seamans is proud to welcome Maya Cheriyan as an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Business Division. She focuses her practice on intellectual property matters, including preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications in the electrical and electromechanical arts.
Full Story Attorney counts at Porter Hedges changed little in 2018 compared with 2017, but revenue per lawyer improved by 12.4% and profits per equity partner increased by 20.3%.
Full Story Greenspoon Marder prevailed on a motion to vacate an order dismissing the claims of client Yvonne Q. Schley, individually, and as Grantor of the Yvonne Q. Schley Irrevocable Trust in a lawsuit towards Peapack-Gladstone Bank.
Full Story Charles Yi, a veteran of the military, Wachtell, Wilmer, the Treasury Department and both houses of Congress, is set to join Arnold & Porter's financial services and legislative and public policy practices as a partner.
Full Story Major tech companies, also including Airbnb, Twitter and Microsoft, have connected with a Baker McKenzie tax specialist in Washington, new lobbyist filings indicate.
Full Story National law firm Wilson Elser reported today that Beth Golub has joined the firm’s San Diego office as a partner.
Full Story Calfee, Halter and Griswold LLP reported today the expansion of its Washington office with the addition of Washington veterans Roy DeLoach and Jamie Gregory who recently joined Christine Hesse and the Calfee Federal Government Relations and Policy team.
Full Story Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is proud to announce that Paul J. Prendergast, Ph.D. has joined the firm’s partnership and Finance & Acquisitions Department. His work will continue to have an emphasis on intellectual property but without a patent prosecution component.
Full Story The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today reported that Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, outgoing Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), will chair the firm’s Indian Law and Policy Group from its Washington, D.C. office, effective May 20.
Full Story Cheryl brings more than 25 years of diverse wealth planning experience to the firm's national practice.
Full Story Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP are pleased to announce that partner Christopher Van Gundy has joined the firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Team in San Francisco.
Full Story Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Andrew B. Levine has joined the Firm as senior counsel in the Real Estate Department. He will be based in the Firm's New York office.
Full Story Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers stole more than $40 million worth of bitcoin from its platform in what it called a “large scale security breach.”
Full Story Led by Frankfurt counsel Dr. Alexander Stefan Rieger and partners Dr. Carla Luh and Philip Brown, Hogan Lovells has advised the Swiss pension fund IST3 Infrastrukture Global jointly with Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) in a consortium with OMERS Infrastructure and AXA Real Assets on the acquisition of a "fibre-to-the-home" (SFR FTTH) business of Altice France for a purchase price of approximately EUR 1.7 billion.
Full Story Global law firm Hogan Lovells is advising semiconductor solutions provider Marvell Technology Group Ltd. in connection with its agreement to acquire Aquantia Corp. (NYSE: AQ), a leader in multi-gig Ethernet connectivity.
Full Story The Bar Council of Delhi has barred the Big Four accountancy firms from practicing law in India for now.
Full Story American national security and economic interests in Hong Kong face concerning risks from proposed changes the semiautonomous Chinese city’s extradition laws, a U.S. commission said.
Full Story Gary E. Davidson of Diaz Reus & Targ in Miami warded off two attempts to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the Mexican hotel conglomerate Palace Resorts Inc., after a guest from Texas was beaten to death by a drunk man at one of its hotels in Cancun.
Full Story Mylan NV swung to a loss in the latest period as costs to overhaul operations at a Virginia plant and continued sales declines in its key North American segment weighed on the drugmaker.
Full Story White House counsel Pat Cipollone told the House Judiciary Committee today that documents subpoenaed from his predecessor, Don McGahn, are protected from disclosure.
Full Story The SEC issued an investor alert warning about crypto advisory and trading websites.
Full Story Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg has added to its zoning & land use practice, bringing on Hercules Grigos, a longtime partner and head of the zoning and land use practice at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel.
Full Story In-house counsel are being asked not just to do more with less, but to do better with less.
Full Story In a victory for Skadden client Matthew Bender & Co., on May 2, the First Department of the New York Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action that Skadden secured in the Supreme Court for the county of New York.
Full Story Skadden is advising New Cotai Holdings, LLC and three debtors on their Chapter 11 cases.
Full Story Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has named a new firmwide managing partner, Seattle-based Roger Wylie...
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis counseled Ensign Natural Resources LLC, an exploration and production company focused on acquiring, developing and producing U.S. unconventional resources, on the purchase of all of Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.’s Eagle Ford acreage in Texas.
Full Story Counterclaims against a Philadelphia law firm stemming from a monetary fee fight have been dismissed pursuant to a sanctions motion.
Full Story Bill Barr’s performance as President Donald Trump’s defense attorney is soaking up a lot of coverage. I get why: he’s stonewalling Congress over the release of the unredacted Mueller report, refusing to testify before the House, and oozing around the lying and obfuscating about what’s actually in the parts of the report we can all read for ourselves.
Full Story The company founded by Jared Kushner's brother has the backing of the Justice Department on antitrust grounds.
Full Story Within the last year, states have increasingly turned their attention to enacting far-reaching consumer privacy laws that will require businesses to provide substantial privacy rights to consumers.
Full Story Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday lifted sanctions on a Venezuelan general it says has broken ranks with the Maduro regime and warned 25 Venezuelan supreme court magistrates they will be held accountable unless they back opposition leader Juan Guiadó..
Full Story Another federal appeals court has agreed to the constitutionality of the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—this time in an appeal by a law firm challenging a civil investigative demand by the agency.
Full Story Carlton Fields’ Miami lawyers successfully defended Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in a putative class action involving long-term care insurance. A unanimous panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Washington district court’s ruling granting summary judgment to Transamerica. The firm’s National Class Action attorneys handled the case from inception through resolution of the appeal.
Full Story Troutman Sanders LLP represented Tandem Bank in acquiring regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, to open the first traditional bank in Georgia since 2008. Tandem Bank is anticipated to primarily serve customers in Tucker and the surrounding metro-Atlanta region and focus on commercial banking.
Full Story Accomplished federal prosecutor and Justice Department leader Daniel Grooms has joined Cooley as a white collar partner in the Washington, DC office. He arrives from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he most recently served as an assistant US attorney, and from 2016 to 2018 was chief of the office’s criminal division.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Rachel D. Mansdorf has joined the firm’s Trusts and Estates group as a partner. Based in New York, Mansdorf advises clients on trust and estate planning and administration, charitable donations, business succession planning, and litigation arising from trust and estate disputes.
Full Story The percentage of equity partners in the nation’s top 100 law firms continued to decline last year, even as average revenue per attorney increased.
Full Story Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an amicus brief that sides with three attorneys who contend that mandatory membership in the State Bar of Texas violates their First Amendment right against coerced speech.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has strengthened its product liability group by adding Traci McKee as counsel. McKee will practice in Florida and provide support on the national level.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised the underwriters in connection with the initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market of So-Young International Inc. (“So-Young”). The offering was comprised of 13,000,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), representing 10,000,000 Class A ordinary shares before exercise of the underwriters’ overallotment option. The base offering size was US$179.4 million.
Full Story ACCESS Co. Ltd. and its German subsidiary ACCESS Europe GmbH have acquired all of the outstanding shares of NetRange MMH GmbH and NetRange Automotive GmbH. Morgan Lewis represented ACCESS on the transaction.
Full Story The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, outgoing Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), will chair the firm’s Indian Law and Policy Group from its Washington, D.C. location, effective May 20.
Full Story Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in connection with the $104.7 million initial public offering of 6,543,500 shares of common stock of TransMedics Group, Inc., which included 853,500 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to buy additional shares. TransMedics Group, Inc. is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “TMDX.”
Full Story Global law firm Ropes & Gray is happy to announce that litigation & enforcement partner Colleen Conry has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Conry, a former federal prosecutor, has extensive experience in representing multinational corporations and their executives in government investigations as well as criminal prosecutions.
Full Story According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Hildebrand v. Allegheny County, even three years of push backs may not warrant dismissal of a potentially meritorious claim if there is no evidence that the plaintiff caused the delay or acted in bad faith.
Full Story Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell partner Gregory Palmer, 56, passed away on Friday, according to the firm.
Full Story Global law firm Dentons has represented EP Infrastructure (“EPIF”) on the issuance of its inaugural German law governed €182.5 million Schuldschein loan. This was one of the largest Schuldschein transactions placed by a CEE borrower in the past year. The terms of the floating rate loan agreements are five and seven years. Commerzbank AG and Raiffeisen Bank International AG acted as arrangers. EPIF will use the proceeds from this transaction for its general corporate purposes.
Full Story Gay is reuniting with former Berger Singerman lawyer Andrew Hinkes, who jumped to Carlton earlier this year.
Full Story Cozen O'Connor is proud to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Rine
Full Story Barnes & Thornburg has added Jason Myers as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department in Dallas, Texas.
Full Story The American law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Luke Cass has joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.
Full Story We are happy to welcome Cynthia Rowe to our Minneapolis office.
Full Story Noted restructuring attorneys Alison Bauer and William Gray, Jr. have joined Foley Hoag LLP as partners, resident in their New York office.
Full Story Intermolecular, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMI) has signed a agreement pursuant to which a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, will acquire Intermolecular for US$1.20 per share in an all cash transaction, representing an equity value of Intermolecular of approximately US$62 million.
Full Story Hogan Lovells advised PerkinElmer, Inc. in regards to its acquisition of Cisbio Biossays.
Full Story A great deal of the signatories, crossing Democratic and Republican administrations, hold white-collar posts in Big Law now. "To look at these facts and say that a prosecutor could not probably sustain a conviction for obstruction of justice  ...  runs counter to logic and our experience," the ex-prosecutors said in their statement.
Full Story The filing claimed that senior officers and directors allowed the firm to illegally promote Humira by offering doctors benefits in exchange for prescribing the drug.
Full Story South Carolina personal injury attorney George T. Sink named his son after himself—but now he is suing George T. Sink Jr. over their law firm names.
Full Story Latham & Watkins has advised Joint Global Coordinators Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and Berenberg Capital Markets, LLC and the Joint Bookrunners in regards to the US$280 million initial public offering of Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform.
Full Story The Big Four firm is turning to employment law and workforce management with its next law firm alliance.
Full Story Baker McKenzie advised Bank Audi S.A.E., a fully-owned subsidiary of Bank Audi sal, with respect to its agreement with the National Bank of Greece (NBG) on its acquisition of the banking operations of NBG's Egyptian Branch.
Full Story After more than fifteen years with the U.S. Justice Department, Daniel Grooms is entering the private sector as a white-collar partner at Cooley in Washington, D.C.
Full Story Samantha Brinkhuis set to join Hogan Lovells as a partner in its leading Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice.
Full Story Following a five-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a favorable verdict for Venable's client, Vectura Ltd., in a lawsuit brought against GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Glaxo Group Ltd. (GSK) for infringing a patent covering three important GSK medications used to help chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma (Breo Ellipta, Anoro Ellipta, and Incruse Ellipta). The eight-member jury also found that GSK willfully violated Vectura's patent, which pote
Full Story Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that litigators Philip R. Cosgrove and Ryan E. Cosgrove have joined the firm as partners in the Los Angeles location. The father and son team join from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP.
Full Story Lawyers Todd Michaels and Daniel Harwin represented the family of Lilia Torres in Broward Circuit Court. Torres' surviving relatives and their legal counsel argued the negligence of Fort Lauderdale medical professionals caused Torres' death in July 2015.
Full Story Faegre Baker Daniels has enhanced its presence advising the energy sector — particularly renewable energy stakeholders and regulated utilities — with the addition of new counsel Lisa Crum. Crum will practice in the firm’s Minneapolis location.
Full Story Sungard Availability Services today announced it has successfully emerged from its “prepackaged” Chapter 11 restructuring. Akin Gump served as advisor to a crossover team of the company’s prepetition secured lenders and unsecured noteholders.
Full Story Cole Schotz P.C. secured a win for Procida Funding, along with its managing member William Procida and former executive John Mullane, in a suit in which a former employee sought more than $2 million, claiming he had an equity interest in the New Jersey-based real estate investment company.
Full Story In a move that cements the firm’s commitment to fostering strategic and innovative solutions that drive efficiencies in the delivery of client services, Fox Rothschild is happy to announce the promotion of Catherine M. Monte to Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer (CKIO).
Full Story Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew C. Kassner has been reappointed chairman for another four-year term.
Full Story On April 12, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Guernsey upheld the trial court’s judgment fully exonerating The Carlyle Group in a $2 billion action filed against it in the Royal Court of Guernsey arising out of the collapse of Carlyle Capital Corporation (CCC), a $23 billion entity sponsored by Carlyle. CCC, which invested almost exclusively in guaranteed government-backed securities, became insolvent at the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, igniting lawsuits against Carlyle on three continents. W
Full Story Akin Gump is providing pro bono legal services to Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) in connection with a group of auctions of artwork and other items to fund the purchase and conservation of high biodiversity wilderness areas.
Full Story Russ M. McGlothlin, a water resources lawyer with decades of experience advising clients on water use and management matters, has joined O’Melveny as counsel in the firm’s Water Practice in Los Angeles.
Full Story Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is proud to announce that the firm is bolstering its European capabilities with the addition of François Millet as a partner in the firm’s Paris office. Millet joins Ogletree Deakins from Neo Avocats, where he was a founding partner.
Full Story The global law firm Jones Day has welcomed new partners Bryan Brown and Alfredo Ramos to its Houston location. Mr. Brown joins Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice, while Mr. Ramos joins the Firm's Energy Practice.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented the joint lead managers in connection with the issuance of US$500 million 5.95% notes due 2024 by JSW Steel Limited (“JSW”), one of the largest steelmakers in India.
Full Story Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that Richard J. Miller, Jr. and Sean R. Weissbart have joined the Firm as Partners, along with additional professional staff, in its Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group. They are based in the Firm’s New York office, which relocated last week to 1271 Avenue of the Americas after 40 years in the Chrysler Building. The group joins from one of New York’s oldest law firms, Morris & McVeigh LLP, where Rich previously served as managing partner. Morris & McVeigh,
Full Story Morgan Lewis gained a victory for Stewart Lender Services (SLS) following a five-day bench trial before the Judge Kevin Gross in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Allonhill LLC v. Stewart Lender Services Inc.
Full Story Benesch is happy to announce the additions of Sean Meluney and Kate Harmon to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Wilmington.
Full Story Perkins Coie is proud to announce that Partner Dan Bagatell has been elected to be a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers at the Academy’s recent meeting.
Full Story Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm, announced today that Robert Garretson has joined as a managing director in the firm’s government and regulatory practice in Washington, D.C. Garretson is a key addition to the firm’s growing Investigations, Compliance and Strategic Response Practice led by former White House Counsel Jack Quinn. His arrival closely follows that of veteran General Counsel Suzanne Folsom, who joined earlier this mon
Full Story GrayRobinson announces its Latin America Capital Flight practice group, specializing in a broad range of services. The group is dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses with protections offered through both economic and diplomatic means, weighing the risks associated with various U.S. economic and/or trade sanctions, and in dealing with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Full Story Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the arrival of Cheryl Hader as partner in the New York location. Formerly with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Hader has more than 25 years of trusts and estates experience, and will provide additional bench strength to Reed Smith’s capabilities in New York and nationally.
Full Story Arnold & Porter announced today that Charles Yi has joined the firm's Financial Services and Legislative and Public Policy groups as a partner. He will be resident in the firm's Washington, DC office.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb LLP represented the issuer in the listing of the shares of Bonny International Holding Limited (stock code 1906) (together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), an established company based in Zhejiang Province of the PRC and principally engaging in manufacturing and selling seamless and traditional intimate wear products, on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Full Story Brunswick Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Fitness business to KPS Capital Partners, LP, a private investment firm, in an all‑cash transaction for approximately $490 million. Cravath is advising Brunswick in connection with the transaction.
Full Story Troutman Sanders LLP represented MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: MSL) in connection with the signing of a definitive agreement for MidSouth to merge with and into Hancock Whitney Corporation (NASDAQ: HWC) in a stock-for-stock transaction.
Full Story Kirkland & Ellis represented Amplify Energy Corp. (AMPY) on its decision to merge with Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (MPO). Amplify will merge with a subsidiary of Midstates in an all-stock merger-of-equals. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Amplify stockholders will receive 0.933 shares of newly issued Midstates common stock for each Amplify share of common stock. The merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019, at which time Amplify and Midstates stockholders will each
Full Story Late last year, I wrote about a ruling recently decided by Judge Nina W. Padilla of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas that allowed a landlord in Philadelphia to obtain possession of their property by way of an eviction proceeding despite lacking a housing inspection license and certificate of rental suitability at the time.
Full Story Vision Technologies Aerospace Inc. (VTA), an aerospace maintenance and engineering company held by Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on April 12, 2019, in connection with its acquisition of MRA Systems, LLC (MRAS), a unit of General Electric Company. CFIUS concluded that there were no unresolved national security issues with respect to the transaction. With this CFIUS clearance, VTA an
Full Story Holland & Hart announced the addition of tax partner William Colgin and tax associate Diana Myers. Colgin and Myers further strengthen Holland & Hart’s growing tax group. They represent taxpayers ranging from multinational corporations to high-net worth individuals in complex, high-stakes federal tax controversies and litigations, and advise clients through all stages of the tax planning process. Colgin and Myers are the latest addition to the firm’s expanding Tax and Benefits Practice, which al
Full Story Today, we’ve got some sad news from the law school community in New York, where a rising third-year law student was killed while on his way to study for his last final of the semester.
Full Story Larry Waks has joined Foley Gardere as partner in the firm’s business law department and transactional practice group. He joins from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, where he led the group that represented actor George Clooney, along with Clooney’s business partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, in the $1 billion sale of the Casamigos Tequila brand to Diageo Plc.
Full Story Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, a Democrat who served in that position for nearly 28 years, passed away Friday night at the age of 86, according to his office.
Full Story Edward McNicholas joined Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, having left Sidley Austin after 18 years at the firm.
Full Story Ashurst has launched an in-house tech development and investment group as it reshuffles the management of its innovation division Ashurst Advance. The new arm, called Ashurst Digital Ventures (ADV), will develop tech in-house primarily to sell to the firm’s clients.
Full Story A failed patent litigant can be precluded from bringing copyright claims that arise from the same allegations of IP theft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday.
Full Story A New Jersey-based document storage firm sued Florida-based Greenspoon Marder in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming the law firm has refused to pick up its documents or pay $471,000 in bills.
Full Story It usually doesn’t go this way. A partner at one of the world’s biggest and richest law firms leaving for a smaller specialty operation. But Christine Payne, a litigation partner and 13-year veteran of Kirkland & Ellis, has switched gears and taken a role as a partner at Redgrave.
Full Story Quarles & Brady LLP continues to expand its roster of intellectual property experts, bringing in four new hires at three of its Midwest locations this month, including a trio of Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP alumni.
Full Story Los Angeles-based litigation boutique Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado is now just Willenken, following the trend toward brevity in law firm naming.
Full Story A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday threw out a Philadelphia lawyer’s suit alleging that Los Angeles litigation boutique Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht acted in bad faith by failing to follow through with a $160,000 settlement for legal fees.
Full Story "The notice of appeal filed today has no effect on the requirement that [employers] submit 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 data by September 30, 2019," the Justice Department commented in a court filing.
Full Story Last week, former Paul Hastings partner Nan Li, a star attorney who focused on initial public offerings in Hong Kong, started a new job at China’s Tian Yuan Law Firm. He was the third Hong Kong IPO partner to leave Paul Hastings since September.
Full Story The co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's environmental practice team has been enticed into First Amendment law on retaliatory arrests.
Full Story Litigation firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht is growing again, this time with the addition of a chief financial officer to help manage the expanding firm’s finances.
Full Story DLA Piper has represented BrewDog, a multinational craft brewery and pub chain based in Scotland, on the acquisition of World Bistro & Gardens in Berlin from Stone Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in the US. The acquired brewery and tap room is located on a historic gasworks facility site in the Mariendorf neighbourhood, and post-redesign will function as a hub for the craft beer movement in Germany.
Full Story White-collar defense lawyer Greg Andres is returning to Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York after 20 months on special counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigative team.
Full Story Simpson Thacher advised Citigroup, Barclays, Mizuho and Banco Santander in the acquisition financing for KKR’s bid for Telepizza Group, S.A. (“Telepizza”). The financing included the issuance of €335 million 6.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (“Notes”), a senior secured bridge facility and a revolving credit facility.
Full Story Milbank, together with Spanish counsel GAP, acted for the SOM Committee in connection with the 2019 €3.4 billion restructuring of Abengoa, a Spanish headquartered energy and construction company. We advised the SOM Committee on all aspects of the restructuring, including swapping their existing notes for mandatory convertible notes (total amount of issuance approximately €1.15bn and $562m) which maintained the amount and relative seniority of the SOM Committee’s existing debt position in the Ab
Full Story Simpson Thacher recently advised Qutoutiao Inc. (“Qutoutiao”) (NASDAQ: QTT) in connection with its convertible loan agreement with Alibaba Investment Limited, an affiliate of Alibaba Group (“Alibaba”). Pursuant to the agreement, Alibaba advanced approximately US$171 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible loan to Qutoutiao. Upon full conversion, Qutoutiao will issue new shares to Alibaba, representing approximately 4% of Qutoutiao’s share capital.
Full Story Recently, something that corporations have begun to adopt is converting fixed costs to variable — a key managerial economics concept. Because labor is often the biggest line item on the P&L, a variable workforce is the fundamental component of this shift. Companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s employ this model with great success, and almost half of the American workforce will be independent workers by next year.
Full Story A shorthanded Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that state law does not require a mandatory duty to record mortgages or mortgage assignments in a county office for the recorder of deeds.
Full Story Dentons Rodyk is acting as project development attorneys for real estate developer, Sim Lian Group (Sim Lian) in their project sales of Treasure at Tampines. The project site of about 656,000 sq ft is situated in the eastern part of Singapore and will comprise 28 blocks of about 2,300 units making it the largest residential condominium development in Singapore in terms of the number of units.
Full Story Sidley advised Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Dude Solutions from Warburg Pincus. Dude Solutions is a leading software-as-a-service provider of operations management solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Full Story The owner and operator of Sbarro pizzeria stores across Florida have been accused of wrongfully firing an employee after she had complained about being racially discriminated against.
Full Story Milbank LLP represented a group of major financial institutions in the launch of the first / second lien cov-lite financing (including a €1.09 billion seven-year term loan B for IFCO Systems), a specialist in packaging solutions for fresh foods headquartered in Germany.
Full Story Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), appointed in 2017 by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), has been lead counsel in assisting The Gambia Government with the review of its legal and fiscal framework for petroleum projects and the design and implementation of the 2018 Gambia Petroleum Licensing Round. April 30, The Gambia Government signed a petroleum license with BP for the offshore block A1.
Full Story A federal judge has tossed 173 complaints from the litigation over the shingles drug Zostavax, and in doing so offered some stern words for the attorneys who filed the complaints.
Full Story Arnold & Porter secured a significant win for an ad hoc group of lenders comprised of more than 50 funds managed by Eaton Vance, OppenheimerFunds, and Symphony Asset Management, in the successful restructuring of iHeartMedia, Inc. (iHeart) and certain of its subsidiaries. The restructuring and separation capped a complex, multi-year effort by Arnold & Porter attorneys working across multiple practice areas and offices to implement a comprehensive restructuring of iHeart's approximately $16 billi
Full Story A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday threw out a Philadelphia attorney’s suit alleging that Los Angeles litigation boutique Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht acted in bad faith by failing to follow through with a $160,000 settlement for attorney fees.
Full Story IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) examined the Federal Circuit ruling in Amarin Pharma Inc. v. International Trade Commission. The Federal Circuit affirmed a prior decision by the International Trade Commission not to investigate a false advertising complaint, ruling the ITC can refuse to address allegations that do not state a proper claim for relief. Mr. Rizzolo was quoted in Reuters, The National Law Journal and Law360 on the decision.
Full Story O’Melveny and Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson advised Clark Pest Control of Stockton, Inc. in a definitive agreement to be acquired by Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), a premier global consumer and commercial service company.
Full Story Venable advised Picturestart, a newly-launched media company focused on creating, co-financing and producing "Discovery of Voice" content. Founded by producer and media executive Erik Feig (former co-President of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group and President of Summit Entertainment and producer and originator of, among other projects, The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games franchise, La La Land, The Hurt Locker and Wonder), Picturestart raised $60mm from leading media companies including Warner Br
Full Story The firm served as legal counsel to Cenveo Worldwide Ltd. in the sale of its long-run labels and receipt paper assets to Iconex, a worldwide provider of receipt and label solutions.
Full Story Chanelle Han has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as part of the labor and employment practice in the firm’s Des Moines office.
Full Story A federal judge in Southern District of New York on Thursday shot down a motion from an office within the U.S. Treasury Department to dismiss a lawsuit from the New York State Department of Financial Services seeking to prevent the federal government from issuing certain bank charters to financial technology companies.
Full Story DLA Piper has acted on the debut issuance by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) of its INR 21.5 billion (USD 312 million) secured, guaranteed, rupee denominated bonds (masala bonds), which were listed on the International Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange. Indian law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas acted as domestic counsel on the deal. This is the first offshore capital market issuance from a State level entity from India.
Full Story Global law firm White & Case LLP has represented Abraaj Mexico Advisers, S.C. (currently Colony Mexico Advisers, S.C.) on its acquisition by Colony Capital, Inc.
Full Story The Firm is advising Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NYSE: NETS) in connection with its proposed merger with a subsidiary of Magazine Luiza S.A. (BVMF: MGLU3), with Netshoes continuing after the merger as the surviving company and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Magazine Luiza S.A. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, each of Netshoes’ shareholders will receive US$2 per share in cash for each common share, resulting in an estimated total consideration for the transaction of ap
Full Story SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese technology conglomerate, announced on April 24 that it would invest approximately €900 million ($1 billion) in Wirecard AG via a bond convertible into about 5.6 percent of Wirecard's current share capital. Wirecard is a German digital payments business that is among the world's fastest-growing digital payment platforms.
Full Story Continuing its expansion, the Philadelphia location of Greenberg Traurig held a client- and community-focused event to celebrate its move to Three Logan Square.
Full Story A company that conducts genomic sequencing based on microbes in the gut has appointed an interim CEO as its two founders and co-CEOs have been placed on leave following a raid by the FBI.
Full Story Arnold & Porter is proud to announce the expansion of its Korea practice with the opening of an office in Seoul and the addition of three partners. The new office serves a range of clients with respect to a variety of cross-border work, including M&A, US commercial litigation and international arbitration, investigations, and international trade. The Seoul office also works closely with colleagues across the Firm's global network and diverse practices to represent Korean clients on matters inclu
Full Story Squire Patton Boggs has bolstered its intellectual property team with a pair of ex-Morrison & Foerster partners on either side of the country.
Full Story DLA Piper announced today that Jeff Diener has joined the firm's Real Estate practice as a partner in San Francisco.
Full Story On April 30, in response to a successful voter protection lawsuit filed on behalf of Common Cause Georgia by Paul, Weiss and the Brennan Center for Justice, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a provision requiring Georgia’s secretary of state to take steps to boost the security of the state’s voter registration database. Earlier this month, Governor Kemp implemented new protections for Georgia voters who are required to cast provisional ballots.
Full Story Over the objections of the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal appeals court on Thursday backed the bankruptcy filing of a real estate holding firm that has indirect ties to the marijuana industry.
Full Story A 340,000-square foot office building located at 101 Continental Blvd. in El Segundo, California recently sold to TA Realty. Shareholder Kevin Lytle and Special Counsel Tina Smith represented the seller, VEREIT, Inc. VEREIT purchased the building in 2014 for $98 million.
Full Story DLA has hired senior, non-lawyer professionals to oversee significant technology and innovation changes.
Full Story Cozen O’Connor client Marquee Brands LLC recently announced it has completed its acquisition of Martha Stewart’s and Emeril Lagasse’s brands from the Sequential Brands Group. The purchase includes Martha Stewart’s home furnishings and kitchenware lines, as well as other branded products and all related intellectual property.
Full Story A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ruled that Quinn Emanuel's prior defense of Uber in a case where a Maryland taxi company was bringing predatory pricing claims had "substantial relationship" to the case the firm was pursuing on behalf of defunct Uber rival Sidecar.
Full Story A New Jersey-based document storage firm sued Florida-based Greenspoon Marder in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming the law firm has refused to pick up its documents or pay $471,000 in bills.
Full Story Loeb & Loeb advised Daher Capital., a Beirut-based family office and a principal investor in Kyriba, in connection with Kyriba’s $160 million growth investment round led by Bridgepoint Capital. The closed deal, which gives Bridgepoint a majority stake in the business, values Kyriba at $1.2 billion. Daher Capital, Iris Capital and CEO Jean-Luc Robert continue on as investors in the company. With the new capital, Kyriba, the global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions, will enhance produ
Full Story Thompson Hine LLP is happy to announce that Marla Butler has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a partner in its Business Litigation practice group. Butler moves to Thompson Hine from Robins Kaplan LLP.
Full Story Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes longtime workers’ compensation lawyer Ann Baird Bishop as Of Counsel in its Atlanta office.
Full Story Redgrave LLP, the premier law firm focusing specifically on eDiscovery and information law, is proud to announce today that Christine Payne has joined the Firm as a Partner in Chicago. Ms. Payne most recently led Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s eDiscovery efforts as Co-Chair of the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee.
Full Story Bracewell LLP advised affiliates of existing preferred equity investors in CN Jackalope Holdings, LLC (Holdings), led by Global Infrastructure Partners, in connection with the preferred equity investment by Holdings in Crestwood Niobrara LLC (Niobrara) for $235 million in cash consideration. The preferred investment was used in part to finance the acquisition by Niobrara of the remaining 50 percent interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services, L.L.C. that it did not already own from Williams MLP
Full Story Bracewell LLP announced today that Clint Steyn has rejoined the firm in Dubai as a partner and regional head of projects. Steyn most recently was general counsel and company secretary at Alcazar Energy, a major owner, operator and developer of renewables projects in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA).
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